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Tesla Motors doesn’t like to play by existing auto industry rules. That holds true for its release of new model-year features. With the ability to wirelessly deploy software updates throughout the year, drawing the line between one model year and another can be tricky.
Revisions to the 2015 Ford Focus are aimed at the entire platform, rather than the electric model. While the style of the 2015 model, including the battery-powered version, was updated with a bolder look, there weren’t any tweaks to the electric powertrain or charging system.
In 2015, the battery-powered 500e expands its availability. It had been available strictly in California, but is now sold in Oregon as well. The 2015 Fiat 500e features two new exterior colors and a redesigned center console for the new model year. The two new paint colors in 2015 are Luce Blue (light blue with a pearl finish) and Celeste (light blue).
Volkswagen, weeks away from offering the 2015 E-Golf to customers, is putting a new spin on selecting the first buyer of its first electric car by offering it to the highest bidder in a charity auction.
Tesla announced Thursday that it will offer all-wheel-drive versions of its Model S electric car. The new offering will slightly increase range by about 10 miles per charge. The addition of all-wheel drive will allow the Model S to handle snowy driving conditions, while boosting 0-60 mph time to 3.2 seconds in the high-performance model.
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