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Tesla is now taking orders for its Semi in Europe

Two months ago, there were reports about Tesla Semi sales as it skyrocketed just a few weeks after being launched in the United States. Huge companies like J.B. Hunt, Walmart, Loblaws and Meijer had placed their reservations on the all-electric truck, as well as some other international companies. Also, the largest reservation that has been made was for 125 units (by none other than UPS).

Furthermore, Tesla received a total of around 140 pre-orders from the companies that ordered from them. And now, that number has probably doubled or tripled. The electric car maker promises to begin deliveries for the first batch of orders starting in late 2019.

Other companies that made reservations late last year include Sysco, DHL Supply Chain, Mecca & Son Trucking, Fercam, European based Girteka Logistics, Ryder and some others.

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Tesla Model 3 cancellations exceed 63,000 units but Musk thinks it is inconsequential

Last July 28, Elon Musk held a special event for the first 30 customers of the Tesla Model 3. The Model 3 is the company’s first mass-produced vehicle and is also their most affordable model. The reason why only 30 units were delivered that day is because production is currently moving slow for the Californian automaker. However, they did say that production will hike up exponentially. But even after saying that, car owners who order one today won’t get their Model 3 until 12 to 18 months after.

Here is the thing, not everybody is that patient or can wait that long for a car to be delivered to their garage, so a lot of these people cancelled their pre-orders. As of now, there have been around 63,000 cancellations that were made by customers, according to Elon Musk as he revealed this during their quarterly earning call. All in all, reservations for the Tesla Model 3 have gone down from 518,000 to 455,000.

Musk further added that the cancellations were recorded in the span of over a year. Having said that, Tesla does not seem to be very much affected by the cancellations. In fact, the company feels more relieved probably because there is less pressure put on them. Musk even compared themselves to a restaurant, saying that if people queue up for a hamburger when there is already an hour and a half wait, there’s really no reason to attract more customers.

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Fisker to start taking pre-orders for new EMotion on June 30, starting price is at $129,900

Fisker Inc.’s countdown to the official unveiling of the new Fisker EMotion in mid-August 2017 has practically started after the carmaker released the first official teaser images and some details of its latest electric car project.

According to Fisker, the new EMotion was designed all new from inside out, with its electric car proportions made into reality by a structure made from carbon fiber and aluminum. In penning the design of the new EMotion, Fisker focused on the safety and convenience of its passengers. In fact, Fisker’s patented frontal crash structure has already surpassed the current passenger safety standards. Likewise, the new EMotion provides a luxurious and roomy cabin that offers a generous amount of legroom.

As designed, the Fisker EMotion shown in the first official images look different from the prototype’s teaser images released in October 2016. Compared with the prototype, the new EMotion – assuming that this is the final design – has a smaller grille, more realistic headlights, and more stunning turn signals. The bright aluminum centerpiece on the front end of the EMotion is home to a LIDAR system. This technology is supported by two cameras on the side mirrors, allowing for a panoramic, 360-degree view.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive now available to order in the UK

Interested buyers could now order the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, which is capable of cruising up to 142 miles on a single charge. It is also capable of accelerating from zero to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds. The EV features Tesla-developed technology and its electric motor generates 180 hp of max output and 340 Nm of torque – powered by lithium-ion batteries tightly fitted under the B-Class Electric Drive.

This setting allows the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive to retain its benchmark cabin room and boot space. Available in two model lines – Sport and Electric Art – the five-passenger B-Class Electric Drive features a boot with a capacity of 501 liter, which could be hiked to 1,456 liters if the seats are folded down.

When the power is depleted, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive could be fully charged via a wall box at home for up to nine hours. For those who wanted a faster recharging, they do so by driving to a public charging station and change their B-Class Electric Drive for between three and four hours.

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Nissan Motor has pledged that all those who preordered the electric Leaf will get the vehicle by the end of September. Nissan will ramp up production in Japan in March to meet the demand, according to Brian Carolin, Nissan's senior vice president for sales and marketing for North America, who spoke at the National Automobile Dealers Association annual convention.

He said that Nissan will build "thousands" a month so that customers get their cars “well before the end of summer." He added that he is confident that deliveries will start to significantly increase in April or May.

Nissan made the announcement shortly after General Motors Co. said it was more than doubling production of its plug-in electric Chevrolet Volt in 2011 and boosting its rollout nationwide to all 50 states by the end of the year.

Read the entire article Preordered Nissan Leaf EVs to arrive to customers by the end of September

Those who ordered the Nissan Leaf will just have to stretch their patience further as the delivery of their orders is being delayed by several months. The reasons being cited are that Nissan is unable to cope with the demand and also that it has limited the launch of the vehicle to seven states.

In 2010, the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet's Volt were some of the highlights in the green car industry. A few months before Nissan rolled out the Leaf, customers started asking for preorders.

Even before the Leaf debuted, Nissan already received 20,000 reservations. In late 2010, Nissan had claimed that all states should receive the Leaf by 2012.

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The Tesla Model S has not yet been launched but it already has gotten the attention of buyers who agree to pay $5000 to reserve the electric sedan. Deliveries will begin in 2012; however, a report by USA Today revealed that over 3,000 people have already reserved their car.

In 2009, during the time that Tesla began getting orders for the Model S, CEO, Chairman and Product Architect Elon Musk, had said that the Model S offers a “better value than much cheaper conventional cars.”

Musk also said that even with the “enormous environmental benefits,” the main motivation for customers to switch to EVs is the lower total cost of ownership. In March 2009, it was determined that the Model S will be sold for only $49,900, after a federal tax credit of $7,500 is applied.

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It appears that Nissan made quite a buzz on the market with the Leaf electric vehicle as the manufacturer announced that it received the 20,000th reservation for the 100-percent EV. This reservation marks the completion of the first phase of the Nissan Leaf rollout, which was started five months ago.

The next phase of the reservations will begin next year, after the current reservations and orders have been processed.

Apparently, each person paid a refundable $99 reservation fee, and all of them will have the opportunity to purchase or lease an all-electric Leaf.

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Order books for the Leaf are now officially open, according to the British division of Nissan. To acquire this all-electric vehicle, you may sign up online via the dedicated reservation website. A refundable GBP257 deposit is required.

Priced at GBP23,990 (including GBP5,000 government incentive), the Nissan Leaf will start delivery in March 2011.

A test drive of the Leaf will be offered by the end of this year. At this point, the order has to be formally confirmed. Nissan has created a dedicated call centre to help customers with their inquiries.

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Nissan is set on opening its pre-order process for the Leaf EV, its first mass-market electric vehicle. You can sign up for Leaf updates at NissanUSA.com where you can get a priority reservation spot amid the 115,000 people that have done so already. On May 15, reservations will open to the public.

Nissan will be sending out reservation instructions via email for the early adopters. Consumers will be able to configure their car and, after submitting a refundable $99 reservation fee, he or she will get a confirmation number and updates on their order.

The Leaf, which goes on sale this December, will have an MSRP of $32,780, but Nissan would like to clarify that the car qualifies for a $7,500 federal tax credit and state tax rebates where applicable.

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It appears that Nissan hit the Jackpot with its Leaf electric vehicle as the pre-orders for the new car have climbed to 19,000 in the United States and Japan. This means that the pre-orders are surpassing the planned global capacity for the car's first year.

According to Andy Palmer, head of Nissan's EV division, about 13,000 would-be customers in the United States plunked down the $99 deposit in order to get in line for the zero-emissions vehicle.

The Nissan Leaf will be produced at the firm's Oppama plant south of Tokyo and production will begin this year. Nissan's targeted production capacity of 10,000 cars for the current fiscal year, will end in March 2011 but the manufacturer wants to expand the capacity to 50,000 a year.

Read the entire article Pre-orders for Nissan’s Leaf electric vehicle have climbed to 19,000

The order books are now open for Nissan's electric vehicle, only a few days after the Japanese manfufacturer announced the roll out plan for the US and the 8 years, with 100,000 miles warranty for Leaf's battery.

The Leaf will only be offered for Portugal and the Republic of Ireland. Starting September 1, the UK will start receiving orders on September 1, with deliveries slated to start in March.

Simon Thomas, Nissan International Sales and Marketing vice president, said that the industry is brought one step closer to reality in Europe of having zero-emissions motoring,"

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Tesla removed the wraps on its near-production Model S sedan last week at the Elon Musk's SpaceX headquarters and began accepting reservations for the car even when they haven't yet broken ground on the plant that will produce it.

In spite of this there have already been 520 people who have made a $5,000 reservation deposit for the car, thereby, raising $2.6 million for the development of the car.

The carmaker was surprised at the turnout of people who were willing to offer cash for the car. This exceeded their most optimistic projections. What this demonstrates is that people have already been waiting for more affordable, economical cars, even those made in the US.

Read the entire article Tesla Model S takes more than 500 orders in the first week

Tesla removed the wraps off of its drivable prototype Model S Sedan at Elon Musks SpaceX headquarters over a month ago and started receiving reservations for the model. Even if the company has not even started building the facilities to build the car, nevertheless there are in excess of 1,000 reservations, of $5,000 each, that have been made.

During the first week Tesla was surprised to receive no less than 520 reservations, a number that has exceeded the company's internal forecast.

Spokesmen from the company point to these facts as evidence that there is a bottle-up demand for less-expensive and economical cars even those that are American made.

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Nissan Motor Co. started taking orders for its Leaf electric vehicle, about 8,000 US reservations had been booked. Nissan believes that by the end of the year, it would already have received 25,000 orders and by then, the Leaf would already be making money.

In an interview with Reuters, Mark Perry, Nissan's North America director of product planning and strategy, said that the hatchback will go on sale in the US this December. At the sidelines of an industry conference, Perry said that the company is rushing for the car to be launched soon.

Perry also revealed that Nissan's US launch of the car will begin in California, Arizona, Washington, Tennessee and Oregon. The electric vehicle will be launched in Japan and Europe in late 2010.

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In order to meet the demand, Nissan will boost the production capacity for its new electric car, the Leaf. To date, CEO Carlos Ghosn said that more than 13,000 orders have been received in the US (8,500 orders) and Japan (4,700 orders).

Some changes would have to be made since at this rate, Nissan could only produce fewer than 12,000 of the cars by next March.

Delivery will begin in December. 2010 is expected to a volatile year but Ghosn is confident about Nissan's future as demand goes up in markets such as China, where sales increased by 60% so far this year.

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Purchasing Nissan's Leaf pure-electric vehicle is a four-part process and the carmaker wants to make sure that potential customers how to go about it by announcing an outline. Delivery is set to start in December in some markets. Registration can be made online. Customers can then reserve a Leaf starting in April and order one in August.

Nissan has yet to reveal which markets will be the first recipients of the vehicle. Interestingly, the process coincides with the end of a 24-city U.S. and Canada Leaf marketing tour in New York.

Nissan said that so far, 50,000 people have registered online. Pricing for the Leaf will be announced in April; this will also be the time that it will open reservations accompanied by a refundable $100 deposit.

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Nissan North America Inc. offered the all-electric Leaf online, a total of 6,635 customer reservations have been taken. The Leaf is Nissan's attempt at mass marketing an electric family sedan globally. On April 20, Nissan's consumer Web site, www.nissanusa.com, started allowing interested consumers to put in early reservations by putting down a refundable $99 reservation fee.

Nissan spokeswoman Katherine Zachary said 6,635 reservations were received as of Friday morning. But there were some glitches in the online reservation system.

For instance, 12 people had difficulty processing American Express cards but Zachary said that this problem was resolved the same day. If you're interested, you better hurry up since Nissan will only take reservations until May 15.

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BMW’s European customers who are looking forward to have a new range extender version of the 2019 BMW i3 (BMW i3 REx) will have to bear a bad news from the German premium carmaker. They won't be able to get a new one as BMW will stop producing and offering the i3 REx in Europe starting 2019 model year.

It should be noted that BMW still listed the i3 REx in the 2019 model year specification, although its Web site aren’t offering any information about the ranger extender version anymore. This has led to confusion, with many still assuming that that REx version of the i3 would still be available for the upcoming model year. To an extent, there is some truth to this, since while the 2019 BMW i3 REx will be discontinued in Europe, it will still be offered in the United States.

At first glance, it may seem odd that BMW would discontinue the range extender version of the i3, after all the REx had accounted for 60 percent of the model’s sales, despite being around £,3150 more expensive than a standard i3, which is pure electric. However, the true appeal of the i3 REx isn't really the combination of electric motors and a range-extending two-cylinder 650-cc petrol engine to provide additional charge to the drive battery. The true charm of the i3 REx lies on fact that it allows its driver to travel more distance even when the battery pack has reached a certain low charge.

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The distance a vehicle can travel with a full tank of gas or a single full charge is important to any driver. This is why most carmakers reveal the range of their vehicle offerings. With the first example of the I-Pace already delivered to its retail customer, Jaguar has released its MPGe estimates for its electric SUV. Sad to say, but the Jaguar I-Pace doesn’t measure to its EV competitors in terms of electric range.

When Jaguar said that the new I-Pace electric SUV would be getting a large battery as its core, expectations were high for its electric range – until it release its estimated MPGe figures. MPGe stands for miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), as how the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) converts the power consumed by an EV into a term that is familiar to most Americans. MGPe is essentially how far an electric car can travel on the amount of energy that is equivalent to one gallon of gasoline.

According to Jaguar, the new I-Pace returns 80 MPGe city, 72 MPGe highway and 76 MPGe combined. This means that the Jaguar I-Pace can travel up to 234 miles in all-electric range in a single charge from its 90-kWh battery. That may sound impressive, but wait until its electric range is compared against other EVs, in particular the Tesla Model X that is considered as its main rival as both are electric SUVs.

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