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The Problem With The Tesla Model 3

By   April 5, 2016

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

Last week Tesla unveiled the Model 3. What made the electric car gather a huge amount of hype is the price tag.

Tesla’s are normally fairly high priced, but the Model 3 will be offered at a more reasonable $35,000. Add in the $7,500 in tax credits and you get a net price of $27,500. Although, it is highly likely that only a small portion of Model 3 buyers will be able to claim what remains of Tesla’s 200,000 credits (each manufacture gets 200,000 for all of their electric vehicle sales). In fact there is a good chance that under 10,000 buyers will be able to claim the credit before it is gone for Tesla.

For this price you get a car that is promised to launch from 0-60 mph in 6 seconds and have a battery range of 215 miles per charge. It is no wonder then that within 24 hours of the unveiling that just under 200,000 folks had already reserved a Model 3. With a planned production run of 500,000 cars per year starting in the 2017, that sets the new Tesla up for success.

However, there is one huge problem with the package.

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Are Automakers Being Forced To Adhere To Strict Climate Change Laws For No Real Reason?

By   April 29, 2015

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Making Some Carbon Emissions

Depending one who you ask, climate change is either a huge problem or it doesn’t exist at all. Many scientists believe that man made carbon emissions are causing global warming.

Because of this lawmakers have made strict guidelines for vehicle emissions, but is this an overreaction? A new study may say yes.

Click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article) to find our more about how global warming laws may not be needed.

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Dodge Hellcat vs. Tesla P85D: Round 2

By   April 10, 2015

Putting On Armor All Extreme Tire Shine Gel

How’s this for a battle between two icons of our time? In one corner sits the car of the future. Decked out in sleek black, it’s the Tesla Model S P85D. Riding 691 ponies to reach 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds, the P85D’s electric engines – that’s right, it has a motor for each set of wheels – is the kind of thing science fiction writers would put under the hood of a flying car.

In the other corner sits the throwback. In lime green, it’s the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Sure, gas-guzzling muscle cars might have had their heyday decades ago, but the Hellcat is living proof there is definitely still a place for them in this increasingly environmentally concerned world. True, the only thing green about this car might be the paint on its exterior, but some people are willing to overlook that for the insane 707 horsepower it has under the hood.

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