Tag: Model

Tesla Model 3 deliveries begin, 30 lucky Tesla employees get their keys

Why it matters to you If there was any question in your mind about the Tesla Model 3 beginning production on schedule, you can rest easy. Tesla CEO Elon Musk met a July 2017 deadline that doubters thought the brash all-electric car maker would miss. Tesla Model 3 deliveries started on July 28, 2017, with “keys”…

Mitsubishi hired West Coast Customs to pimp out its original 1917 model

Why it matters to you Mitsubishi and West Coast Customs want to turn a 100-year-old car into a modern plug-in hybrid. Mitsubishi celebrates 100 years in the car business this year, and instead of a cake, it’s cooked up a rather unusual custom car idea. The Japanese automaker commissioned West Coast Customs — the shop made…

Tesla’s big Model 3 bet rides on risky assembly line strategy

By Alexandria Sage Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk took many risks with the technology in his company’s cars on the way to surpassing Ford Motor Co’s market value. Now Musk is pushing boundaries in the factory that makes them. Most automakers test a new model’s production line by building vehicles with relatively cheap,…

Mitsubishi could help Nissan develop its very first plug-in hybrid model

Unlike many of its rivals, Nissan chose to skip gasoline-electric hybrid cars and go straight to electric vehicles such as the Leaf. The company is now circling back, and one of its top executives has confirmed it’s preparing to introduce its first plug-in hybrid model. The company still believes that hybrids are a bridge towards…