Electric Vehicle Sales Are Taking Off in 2018

The sales numbers are in for the first half of 2018 and more new car buyers than ever are choosing an electric vehicle (EV). Through June, over 123,000 new EVs were registered in the US, compared to 91,000 in the first half of 2017, an impressive increase of 35 percent. And it’s more than double the sales

The History of Robotics in the Automotive Industry

It’s often said industrial robots have made their biggest mark in the automotive world but it took many decades of refinement for them to get there. How long has it been since robots got their start? The most basic ideas originate in Leonardo’s time! The modern idea for the robot made its first appearance in a

The Evolution of Car Design From 1910 to Now

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest7 With concept car design from the world’s leading automakers looking sleeker with each passing year, it’s easy to get caught up in all the excitement. But to fully appreciate the elegant lines and trim chassis that populate 21st century roadways, it’s important to realize just how far we’ve come since the

Introducing a More Seamless Navigate on Autopilot

Since we first introduced Navigate on Autopilot last year, Tesla drivers have traveled more than 66 million miles using the feature, and more than 9 million suggested lane changes have been successfully executed with the feature in use. We’ve heard from our customers that it makes road trips and highway driving more relaxing, enjoyable and fun, and

An Update to Our Vehicle Lineup

Model 3 has been the best-selling premium car in the U.S. for the past three quarters, and we’ve heard from Model 3 owners around the world that they love their cars. It has the highest consumer satisfaction rating of any car in the world. Today, we’re making some changes to online ordering to simplify vehicle

The Longest-Range Electric Vehicle Now Goes Even Farther

For more than a decade, Tesla engineers have been obsessed with making the world’s most efficient electric vehicles. As a result, Tesla vehicles already travel farther on a single charge than any other production EV on the market. Today, we’re making changes to Model S and Model X that allow them to travel unprecedented distances

Assembly Bill 233 – Clean Energy Corridor Grants Testimony before the Assembly Energy and Utilities Committee

Jim Boullion: Chairman Kuglitsch and committee members, thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today. My name is Jim Boullion, Director of Government Affairs for RENEW Wisconsin.  With me, and also from RENEW Wisconsin, is Electric Vehicles Program Manager Jane McCurry. RENEW Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization founded in 1991 that promotes all forms

RENEW Wisconsin Electric Vehicle Blog: Electric Charging Station Funding Takes Another Step

On May 28th the Assembly Energy and Utilities Committee held a hearing on Assembly Bill 233. The bill would allocate a little over $10 million of the Volkswagen Settlement money to fund electric vehicle charging stations in Wisconsin. RENEW Wisconsin, Customers First! and Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum all spoke in favor of the goal of the bill. We stressed the importance