How come the Tesla Model 3 costs $49,000 instead of the $35,000 they were originally advertised at?

My Answer: Because they advertised the base model, not the average purchase model. Every manufacturer does this. The difference here is that Tesla does not appear to have ever had the intention of actually producing the base model at all. Or if they did, it will be far into the production …

Kia gives a first look at the all-electric Niro production model

The Niro EV will be the fully electric version of Kia’s subcompact crossover, following the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions already in production. Set to debut at the Paris Motor Show in September, Kia offered a sneak peek at the Niro EV via a short presser and some photos. Read …

2019 RS 5 Sportback makes debut in New York as new Audi model

Making its world debut at the New York International Auto Show, the 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback adds an all-new model to the Audi Sport lineup. The five-door, five-seat performance sedan becomes a 444-horsepower option for Volkswagen’s luxury brand. Read about it at NewAtlas.

Researchers Suggest Pharmaceutical Model for Battery Innovations

Researchers at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering have proposed using the model pharmaceutical companies use to move product from research phases to market. Their paper, published in MRS Energy & Sustainability, suggests an industry model for automotive battery innovations that is based on the research-development-market model used by pharma. The …

Audi Changing Model Designations To Include kW Outputs –

Volkswagen’s luxury brand, Audi, is changing model designations and nomenclature to indicate power output in kilowatts (kW). Model names won’t change, but designations denoting the vehicle’s engine or powertrain choice will. The designations will be universal for both standard combustion engines, hybrids, and electrics. Read about this at

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