The BMW i8 and Tesla Model S are simply futuristic and a real game changer for the high-powered fleet. Both boast rechargeable battery packs, and come loaded with six figure price tags. They are also manufactured by the world’s technology intensive, forward looking brands.
Tesla Motors Inc., a leading manufacturer and seller of electric cars and their components, may have been busy with its Supercharger DC fast-charging stations’ openings but its battery swapping operations are coming to a standstill.
Driving a Nissan Leaf already saves the drivers on gas costs (which lets admit can be very unstable at the best of times), but now said drivers will also benefit and save from Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” project.
This will allow consumers of such electric vehicles to not worry about paying for the electrons that power up their Leaf while on the road. The project is being expanded from close to ten U.S Markets to more than 25 by June 2015. The possibility to expand further us always there too.
New Leaf purchasers may join the program and receive two years free EV charging at any participating station, which many also offer quicker DC charging options.
“The popularity of ‘No Charge to Charge’ since our April 2014 announcement shows that public charging spurs range confidence and additional LEAF sales,” Brendan Jones, director of Nissan electric vehicle sales and infrastructure, said in a statement.
Global car sales have never been higher these past years. However, in many countries in Europe, carmakers are experiencing overcapacity. When Ford shut down its auto plant in Genk, Belgium in October, 2012, a number of its workers tried to persuade Tesla to turn it into its new factory.
On the “Welkom Tesla” website, a former Ford engineer, LievenSmeyers, wrote an open letter to Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors. As reported in the Tesla Mondo, Smeyers outlined his reasons why Musk may want to purchase the former Ford factory.
He boasted that the Genk plant was once the “crown jewel” of the European operations of Ford Motors. Smeyers mentioned that the factory has been running for 50 years, and approximately 14 million cars rolled out from its assembly lines.
He also mentioned that the plant employed as many as 4,300 people full time, and another 5,000 contractual workers were supplied by local job placement [...]
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Tesla Motors Inc., the world’s best-performing automotive stock this year, will join the Nasdaq-100 Index next week, filling the spot vacated by Oracle Corp., which is moving to the New York Stock Exchange.
The electric-car maker will be added to the gauge, which tracks the biggest companies on the Nasdaq, before the start of trading on July 15, Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. said in a statement Monday. Oracle, which last month said it will join the NYSE, is the biggest company to jump between the competing exchanges.
Shares of Tesla, the carmaker headed by billionaire Elon Musk, have more than tripled this year as the popularity of its new Model S sedan helped the company turn its first quarterly profit. Gaining entry to benchmarks tracked by investors is attractive to public companies because it provides a guaranteed shareholder base.