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EPA denies Elon Musk’s claims over Tesla Model S range test

The race to 400 miles of range is already over, according to Musk.


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The EPA has rebuffed comments Tesla CEO Elon Musk made surrounding an error during the Model S Long Range’s testing process, which the executive claims cost the car a 400-mile range estimate. The agency tells Roadshow it conducted the testing properly.

But, let’s back up for a moment.

During Tesla’s Q1 investor call this week — which also included some colorful language surrounding stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic — Musk said the Model S Long Range should boast a 400-mile range estimate, but instead,

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Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover Evoque add plug-in hybrid models

It’ll do 41 miles on electricity alone.


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Land Rover’s hit the Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque with the electrification stick. On Wednesday, the British automaker revealed the Range Rover Evoque P300e and Discovery Sport P300e plug-in hybrid models. On paper, it sounds like efficiency doesn’t come with many trade-offs.

We’ll begin with the similarities between the two models. Both the Evoque and Discovery Sport plug-in hybrid sport a new turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor tucked into the rear axle and a 15 kilowatt-hour battery. Both SUVs provide 305 horsepower and 372 pound-feet of

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Porsche Taycan range will include RWD model with lower price

Another Taycan for more of the (upper-class) masses is coming.


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We could potentially see a Porsche Taycan variant that costs under $100,000, if the current model hierarchy’s pricing is anything to go by.

Porsche head of research and development, Michael Steiner, told CAR in a Monday report there’s a cheaper, rear-wheel drive Taycan in the pipeline. It’s the first public acknowledgement of a RWD model as the entire Taycan lineup is currently all-wheel drive.

A Porsche representative told Roadshow, “you can be sure our electrification initiative will not stop with just three Taycan variants” when asked for more

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Triton Model H is a Chevy Suburban-size EV with a claimed 700-mile range

The Triton Model H is an eight-passenger electric SUV and it’s thicc.


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So, say that I have a very specific need for a vehicle that’s electric, can seat eight people and has 200 cubic feet of cargo space for all my stuff. What do I buy? The Tesla Model X is too small and a passenger van is too internal-combustion-y.

New Jersey-based Triton Solar released details about its fully electric eight-passenger SUV this week, called the Model H (yep), which the company says can travel upward of 700 miles on a single charge of its 200-kilowatt-hour battery pack.

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