Tesla Model 3 said to do 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds

 The Tesla Model 3 is so close you could taste it (probably tastes like car) but we don’t yet know final specs on the vehicle. A new retail comparison chart surfaced at the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club forum (via InsideEVs) that offers some insight into what we can expect for specs, though it seems primarily designed to remind prospective buyers how great the Model S is by comparison. In… Read More

New Smart Fortwo EV: fewer dollars, more miles

Smart ForTwo EV Mercedes-Benz announced the price of its new electric 2017 Smart Fortwo: $23,800 for the hard-top coupe and $28,000 for the cabrio with a sliding canvas roof. The new coupe’s price is $1,200 less than the outgoing model, but the cabrio’s price is exactly the same. Besides the price, there are some practical improvements for the new Fortwo EV. Read More

SolarCity founder Lyndon Rive is leaving Tesla in June

 Lyndon Rive, the CEO and co-founder of SolarCity prior to its acquisition by Tesla, will leave the automaker/energy company in June. Rive announced his departure on Monday, saying he’s departing in order to spend more time with family and to spin up a new company sometime next year. Read More

CityConnect shows you how climate change will impact your own home

 We’ve all seen the maps that show Florida being consumed by rising sea levels. But many of us still underestimate the impact of climate change because we can’t visualize its effects. At the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 Hackathon, James Butler, Caitlin Squyres and Florian Carls put together CityConnect, which lets people see flood levels for the City of Cambridge using… Read More