My Tesla arrives in Los Angeles!

Revenge of the Electric Car

My brand new silver all-electric Tesla Roadster sportscar (#23) arrived by truck in Los Angeles yesterday. Shrouded in plastic and tucked into the back of a semi with three other Tesla’s, it waited to be rolled onto the streets of Los Angeles. All I had seen was the first Tesla prototype that we previewed for the world in our film for three seconds… but that was enough. A day when Tesla too has challenges, but a car in-hand.

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Los Angeles to lease 160 BEVs, 128 PHEVs as part of commitment to 50% EV purchases by 2017

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday announced a commitment to lease 160 pure battery EV vehicles, a move that will give Los Angeles the largest city-owned pure EV fleet in the US. The Los Angeles Police, Fire, General Services, and Water and Power departments will together lease the 160 BEVS. In addition to the 288 new battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, the LAPD is also being loaned a Tesla Model S P85D and a BMW i3. <p>.

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2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Toyota Shows Teaser Pictures

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Yesterday, with just one week to go before the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota released a few teaser pictures of the much-anticipated love-child of Toyota and Tesla - and told us when it will be unveiled. The Toyota 2013 RAV4 Electric Vehicle is based upon Toyota’s popular compact crossover SUV gas-guzzler, but has an electric soul.

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Toyota Shows Teaser Picutres

All Cars Electric

Yesterday, with just one week to go before the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota released a few teaser pictures of the much-anticipated love-child of Toyota and Tesla - and told us when it will be unveiled. The Toyota 2013 RAV4 Electric Vehicle is based upon Toyota’s popular compact crossover SUV gas-guzzler, but has an electric soul.

LAPD Gets Tesla Model S, BMW i3 Electric Cars As Police Cruisers

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But the Los Angeles Police Department is getting creative with some new additions to its fleet. Los Angeles police California plug-in carsOnly a handful of models are typically used as police cars, usually big sedans and SUVs from the Detroit Three carmakers. The LAPD is pressing two electric cars into service, for the time being at least. DON'T MISS: Italy's Crisp Carabinieri Get New.

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Jaguar I-Pace electric concept at LA Auto Show: video walkaround

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Electric vehicles are hardly a new concept any more, but they've largely been the province of Nissan and Tesla. Los Angeles Auto Show Videos Future Cars plug-in cars I-Pace

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Tesla Model 3s, electric pickup, LA debuts, and wind power: The Week in Reverse

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Los Angeles Auto ShowWhat company will show a new electric pickup later this month at the LA Auto Show? How many miles will the new Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid go on its battery power? And which car won Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy competition for 2019? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending.

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LA police to buy 100 BMW i3 electric cars for department use

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Last year, the Los Angeles Police Department took delivery of a BMW i3 electric car for testing. After a few months of testing alongside a considerably more glamorous Tesla Model S, the LAPD has committed to an order for 100 of BMW's electric cars. Los Angeles police California Police car plug-in cars fleetThe officers who drove the little electric hatchback liked it, apparently.

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Teslas will start paying to drive in L.A.'s 'Lexus lanes'

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority just cut back on a big reason that drivers buy electric cars: free access to toll lanes in the county. However, the toll lanes in Los Angeles County are managed Caltrans, the state department of transportation, still allows electric cars to use high-occupancy vehicle lanes statewide.

Self-driving Tesla to make LA to NYC trip this year, Musk says, without lidar

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In June 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced he would drive a Tesla Model S electric car across the U.S. Indeed, two Tesla Model S sedans successfully completed the run from Los Angeles to New York City in February 2014. Elon Musk road trips Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) self-driving cars Tesla Autopilotto show off the company's new Supercharger fast-charging network.

Tesla solar rentals, more VW ID concepts, Hyundai EV design: Today's Car News

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Tesla plans to rent solar panels. Volkswagen is sizing up some EV-adoption barriers, and a new piece of the ID electric-car lineup is coming to this fall's Los Angeles Auto Show. Hyundai plans a new design language to identify its EVs. All this and more on Green Car Reports. As its works to expand the solar business it bought with Solar City. Today in Car News

Director's Tesla Model S catches fire in L.A.

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A Tesla fire in Los Angeles last week is drawing attention again to the safety of the cars' lithium-ion batteries. British television and stage director Michael Morris drove his Tesla Model S on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood when a couple in another car flagged him down and told him to pull over, according to a Tweet by his wife.

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Tesla Model 3 invitations going out for March 31 debut event

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Invitations are now being sent out for the eagerly awaited debut of the Tesla Model 3 electric car at the end of this month. Tesla will offer at least a look at the 200-mile, $35,000 electric car at the event, which will take place in Los Angeles March 31. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3It will also begin accepting Model 3 orders at its retail stores, while online ordering will.

Tesla unveils Model Y electric crossover

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In an event in Los Angeles, Tesla unveiled its upcoming Model Y electric crossover. Tesla says that Model Y will carry up to 7 passengers and their cargo.

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Tesla Model 3 for Canada, 2020 BMW 745e, LA's Green New Deal: Today's Car News

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Tesla raises cash and introduces a new very short-range version of the Model 3 for Canada. Los Angeles launches its own Green New Deal. Tesla announced in a securities filing on Thursday. The BMW 745e brings a new 6-cylinder engine, with lower fuel-economy ratings, and slightly more electric range for 2020. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Elon Musk Today in Car News

Teen's Tesloop Shuttle Pays For His Tesla Model S Electric Car

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The Los Angeles resident wanted a Tesla Model S, and his father even agreed to loan him the money for one. California Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Supercharger ridesharingWhen searching for a car, most teenage drivers operate on a limited budget--one often imposed by their parents or the limits of their own savings. But 16-year-old Haydn Sonnad was eyeing something beyond such restrictive financial limits.

Greenius On The Green Scene - The South Bay Report

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Dency at the wheel of the all electric Tesla. One of the first folks we met was Chris Pine of the Biodiesel Cooperative of Los Angeles.

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Tesla Passes 200 Supercharger Sites, Only 60 Percent In U.S.

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Tesla Motors'' steadily-growing network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations for its electric cars recently hit a significant milestone. The Silicon Valley carmaker recently announced that its 200th Supercharger site is now open, in Oxnard, California--about 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The new station is located at The Collection at

Tesla German Battery Factory, BMW i3 'Shadow Sport,' 2017 Ford Escape: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla is reportedly in talks with the German government about a battery factory, and the parade of car reveals for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show begins with the BMW i3 Shadow Sport and 2017 Ford Escape. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A U.S. senator recently called for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to. Today in Car News

Tesla Supercharger Network Expands Into East Coast

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The 2013 Tesla Model S comes with one feature no other electric car can match: free quick-charging at an expanding network of Supercharger stations, usable only by Tesla owners. Following its October launch between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, the network now includes a station along the Northeast Corridor between Boston and

Tesla Model S Launch

Revenge of the Electric Car

The ‘Revenge’ team was out in strength recently to film the launch of Tesla’s Model S in Los Angeles. Tags: Events Tesla Model S Check out the photos below to see the Model S — and our team in action. This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled.

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Tesla 100D versions, Faraday Future crossover, CAFE fight: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla launches longer-range 100D versions of the Model S and Model X, a vehicle that could be Faraday Future's first production electric car appears in Los Angeles, and automakers and the U.S. Tesla. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scuffle over Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

Tesla Motors unveils dual drive Model S, and advanced self-parking autopilot

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Last week Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk taunted us with a vague tweet about showing us his D, and on Thursday he made good on that promise. In front of a packed crowd in Hawthorne (near Los Angeles), Elon

Aston Martin Rapide E, LA electric cars for Olympics, and Tesla drops colors: Today's Car News

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Los Angeles sets targets for electric cars as it prepares to host the 2028 Olympic games. Tesla drops two paint colors for the Model 3 and raises prices for the dual motor all-wheel-drive option. Aston Martin reveals detailed specifications on its first electric car, the Rapide E. And Chevrolet recalls Volt and Bolt EV models over brake parts.

Toyota to reveal electric RAV4

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Toyota is to reveal a new electric version of its RAV4 model at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. Using a powertrain developed by Tesla [.]. Tags: Toyota concept electric vehicle ev Los Angeles Auto Show RAV4 Japanese car maker will take the wraps off the RAV4 EV concept for the first time in the US, which it plans to retail in the country by 2012.

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Nissan Leaf battery tech, hydrogen shortages, and Tesla Twitter wars get real: Today's Car News

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We take a deep look into two phenomenon: new technology in the Nissan Leaf's 30-kwh battery, and the war of words online surrounding Tesla and its CEO. A hydrogen shortage strands fuel-cell drivers in Los Angeles, and a new study shows sales of electric cars surge when more models are available. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Nissan uses. Elon Musk hydrogen fuel cell Google Autonomous Car

Tesla Model S Electric Car Available From Hertz As Rental Car

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Always wanted to drive a Tesla Model S? The wonder car from Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] will be offered for rental from Hertz in (very) select U.S. Right now, the Model S all-electric luxury sedan is only available at San Francisco and Los Angeles airports Well, now you can now rent one. markets, as part of the company''s "Dream Cars" program.

Stolen Tesla Model S Involved In Multi-Car Wreck In West Hollywood

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A stolen Tesla Model S was destroyed in a crash Thursday night following a police chase that hit speeds of 100 mph through West Hollywood. NBC Los Angeles confirms police reports that say Several other vehicles were also destroyed in the high-speed accident and at least four people were hospitalized, in a crash that left the Model S split in two.

Tesla Motors unveils dual drive Model S, and advanced self-parking autopilot

National Green Transportation

Last week Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk taunted us with a vague tweet about showing us his D, and on Thursday he made good on that promise. In front of a packed crowd in Hawthorne (near Los Angeles), Elon

Tesla Model S Cross-Country Trip, Without (Many) Superchargers: Days 1-3

Green Car Reports

California, here we come: We rented a cottage for February and March in the small beach town of Carpinteria, an hour north of Los Angeles. With our daughter off to college, my wife and I recently became empty-nesters. Suddenly, there was no more reason to endure the wretched winters in New York’s Hudson Valley. Fly or drive? For Lisa, the

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Tesla sets new cross-country record for electric cars

Green Cars News

A team from Tesla has successfully set a new record for the fastest cross-country trip across the US in an electric car. Tesla Motors

Jaguar launches roadshow for 2019 I-Pace

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As it plans to bring the first luxury electric Tesla competitor to market, Jaguar is taking the I-Pace on the road to give consumers a chance to drive and spend time in it. 7 in Los Angeles, Florida, and New York City. Jaguar calls it the Jaguar Electrifies Experience, and it kicks off Oct. 3 in San Francisco and runs through Oct. Dealers will

2017 VW e-Golf, Tesla software update, FCA diesel lawsuit: Today's Car News

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Today, the updated 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car debuts at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Elon Musk promises a software update for the Tesla Model S P100D that will make it quicker, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and engine supplier Cummins face a lawsuit over Dodge Ram diesel pickup-truck emissions.

Maven gets Bolt EV, 2018 Lexus LS 500h, Tesla Supercharger live status: Today's Car News

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Today, General Motors' Maven "mobility" brand adds Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars to its Los Angeles fleet, the 2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid is slated to appear at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and a new feature allows Tesla drivers to check the status of Supercharger stations from their cars.

Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominees, Iowa Tesla Rally, 2016 Mazda CX-3 LA Debut: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

We kick off the week with the nominees for our 2015 Best Car To Buy award, followed by Minnesota Tesla owners'' creative workaround of an Iowa test-drive ban, and a report that the 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover will debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Self-driving Bolt EVs, why to buy EVs now, Tesla Roadster considered, LA auto show: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we wrap up our Los Angeles auto show coverage, offer buying advice, consider Tesla's latest surprise, and lay out plans for self-driving Chevy Bolt EVs. Our Tesla-owning author David Noland weighed in with some thoughts on the new Tesla Roadster. All this and more on Green Car Reports. If you've been planning to buy a plug-in electric car. Today in Car News

LA auto-show cars, Tesla Model 3 tested, electric motorcycles, 2018 Nissan Leaf: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got news from the LA auto show, electric motorcycle updates, test data on the Tesla Model 3, and a preview of the 2018 Nissan Leaf. We're at the LA auto show this week, and you can follow all the production-car and concept debuts on our Los Angeles auto show news page. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The first of a range of. Today in Car News

Tesla Cooperates With Police, Awaits Model S Crash And Fire Findings

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Tesla Motors is assisting Los Angeles police and fire departments in their investigation following the high-speed crash of a stolen Tesla Model S early Friday morning. The Tesla then collided with a light pole that Officers reported chasing the Model S at speeds of up to 100 mph before the stolen vehicle hit another car on North La Brea Avenue.

Is this Faraday Future's all-electric Tesla Model X fighter?

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But this image of a camouflaged test vehicle maneuvering around a Los Angeles-area parking lot might offer a clue. Electric-car startup Faraday Future has the ambitious goal of starting production of its first electric car within two years. So far, though, the company has divulged virtually nothing about the car it intends to launch. CHECK OUT. Future Cars plug-in cars Faraday Future

Tesla Model S 60, LAPD BMW i3, 2017 Chrysler Pacifica driven: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla adds two new 60-kilowatt-hour Model S variants, the Los Angeles Police Department purchases 100 BMW i3 electric cars, and we drive the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid proves there is a market for compact crossovers with all-wheel drive and high fuel economy, but is it also. Today in Car News

Daimler Sells Tesla Stock, Scion iM Concept Teased, CA Charging Mandate: Today's Car News

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Today''s green-car news starts with Daimler''s sale of its Tesla Motors stock. We''ve also got a preview of the Scion iM concept car set to debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show next month, and details on a recently-enacted California requirement that new buildings be wired for electric-car charging.

Tesla's Elon Musk show Hyperloop, offering 1/2 hour travel between SF and LA (Photos)

National Green Transportation

Want to travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles for $20 each way, and a 30 minute travel time? Elon Musk finally unveiled, on Monday, his plan for a vacuum tube train system called Hyperloop which not only offers

First week with a Tesla

Revenge of the Electric Car

In my rear view mirror I watched a Los Angeles Sheriff’s car pull out of the Chevron and turn on both its blue and red flashing lights to pursue me down Ventura Boulevard. It had only been hours since I eased out of the Tesla dealership in West Los Angeles and already I had a date with the police. “This is the Tesla that I told you about. Even I was surprised.

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