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MIT Self-Driving Cars: Emilio Frazzoli, CTO, nuTonomy – A $4 trillion transportation problem

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Sustainable Transportation Could Save the World (and Save $100 Trillion)

As protesters gathered in New York City to demand action on climate change, a new report shows how smart transportation policy can play a major role in reducing carbon emissions. Photo: South Bend Voice/Flickr

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Dr. Boaz Almog: Quantum Levitation

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Tesla starts selling used Model 3 vehicles online

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Tesla Gigafactory 3 complex enters initial tooling phase as new jobs open for the site

Tesla, for its part, is showing signs that it is ramping its Chinese workforce. Fresh off a massively successful job fair, the company has announced a new set of job openings for the electric car production facility. Considering that Tesla was overwhelmed by the sheer number of applicants in its previous job fair, there is a good chance that the electric car maker will not have any issues filling More

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Philadelphia introduces 25 new electric buses, claims largest zero-emissions fleet on East Coast

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Ampaire test-flies world’s biggest electric plane

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Toyota Goes Electric Starting In 2020: Announces Massive EV Offensive

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Apple is reportedly looking to buy robotaxi start-up Drive.ai

Apple has long eyed the automotive space, even bidding to buy Tesla several years ago, according to Roth Capital Partners analyst Craig Irwin. But Apple’s own autonomous vehicle group has recently undergone a large restructuring. CNBC reported in January that Apple dismissed more than 200 employees from the group, known as Project Titan. The move was seen internally as a shake-up under the t More

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Tesla’s CHAdeMO quick charge adapter is now compatible with the Model 3 (update: Tesla backtracks)

Tesla has sold a CHAdeMO quick charge adapter for Model S and X for a while now. When Model 3 hit the road using the same plug as the S and X, people assumed the adapter would work with the Model 3, but early tests showed that it did not.

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Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai Kona EV push electric cars to over 100,000 units in Canada

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Tesla has revealed its plans for China – including lower prices – Business Insider

Tesla has revealed its plans for China – including lower prices
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This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Transportation & Logistics Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Tesla, the US-based electric vehicle (EV) maker, will begin delivering Model 3 sedans from More

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Tesla truck to be under $50k

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the upcoming Tesla truck will have a target price of under $50,000. This seems an impossible figure given the fact that other Tesla products (aside from the Model 3) start at a price that’s much higher. However, Musk stated this in a recent Ride The Lightning Podcast:

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Tesla is opening pre-orders for new Model 3 made in China on Friday

As we discussed yesterday, it is surprising that they would open orders for the made in China Model 3 so soon.

Based on Tesla’s own timeline, it’s at least 4 months away and that’s likely optimistic.

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Barcelona to receive 100+ new electric buses, replacing diesel buses

Not all of the buses will be electric, however. Of the 254 “new, safer, less polluting and more modern vehicles” to be put into service, 116 will be electric. The remainder of the order will be made up of hybrid and new compressed natural gas buses. Hybrids will replace 20 diesel double-decker buses

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Outside of Tesla, future EV sales in U.S. may be thin for most brands: study – Reuters

Outside of Tesla, future EV sales in U.S. may be thin for most brands: study
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U.S. demand for electric vehicles, including hybrids, could rise to 1.28 million by 2026, a new study projected on Wednesday, but most brands will struggle to make money on the new models. Read the full story

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Tesla is rejiggering its Fremont factory for Model Y SUV and Model S refresh – CNBC

Tesla is rejiggering its Fremont factory for Model Y SUV and Model S refresh
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Employees say Tesla is paving the way to start Model Y production in Fremont. It is also working on a new Model S refresh. Read the full story

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In April 2019 BYD Increased Plug-In EV Car Sales By 73.5%

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Driverless Delivery Vans Are Here as Production Begins in China

A Chinese startup called Neolix kicked off mass production of its self-driving delivery vehicles Friday — saying it’s the first company globally to do so — and has lined up giants such as JD.Com Inc. and Huawei Technologies Co. as customers. Neolix expects to deliver a thousand of the vehicles, which resemble tiny vans, within the first year as it broadens out.
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US Postal Service Tests Self-Driving Trucks to Move Mail

The United States Postal Service, or USPS has begun tests with self-driving trucks to transport mail.

The Postal Service is partnering with a California based company, called TuSimple, on the project. The tests are being carried out over two weeks.

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BHP predicts half of all global vehicle sales could be electric by 2030

Mining and resources giant BHP has raised its projection for the uptake of electric vehicles, saying that electric vehicles could achieve more than 50 per cent share of global new vehicle sales by 2030, and 100 per cent of all vehicle sales by 2050.
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Your Uber ride could get 80% cheaper over the next decade

The bank’s evidence lab ran a massive simulation model to estimate the future of ride-hailing in New York City, and the impact robo-taxis could have on the space. Their conclusions point to a $2 trillion robo-taxi market by 2030.

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Tesla starts delivering ‘Standard Range’ Model 3 at ~$35,000 with locked features – Electrek

A few months after starting to sell its long-promised ~$35,000 base Model 3, Tesla had yet to actually deliver the vehicles with the listed configuration.

Now it looks like Tesla is starting to deliver the ‘Standard Range’ (SR) Model 3 with software-locked features.

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Tesla Model 3 receives certification to be sold in Australia, strongly suggests models and towing capacityTesla Model 3 receives certification to be sold in Australia, strongly suggests models and towing capacity – techAU

Many Australians have been waiting for the release of the Australian Model 3 order page where buyers can configure their vehicle options. After having waited weeks without explanation as to why it’s still not live, we now have some information which is our best evidence yet.

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Skyrocketing Tesla Sales Force Mercedes Dealer In Norway To Face A Kodak Moment | CleanTechnica

News reports out of Norway highlight a large cutback in sales at Oslo’s largest Mercedes dealer, Bertel O Steen. Norwegian car sales have increased by 4 percent over last year, but there has been a large shift away from gas and diesel vehicles, and toward electric vehicles.

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BYD Deploys U.S.’ First Electric Class-8 Rear Loader Refuse Truck

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BYD installing wireless charging in Indianapolis to boost disappointing range of its electric buses

Electric bus maker BYD has to install and pay for a wireless charging infrastructure upgrade in Indianapolis after its buses experienced “lower-than-expected distances on one charge” during testing.

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e-JOE KODA 3.0 electric commuter bike review – an affordable long range e-bike

The e-JOE KODA 3.0 electric bike looks a bit like a standard hardtail mount bike. However, it’s really an all-terrain commuter with plenty of battery to spare. And for well under $2k, you’ll want to check this e-bike out.

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Tesla Dominates Sales Charts In California: Model 3 Is #3 Overall

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Aiming for 50% EVs by 2025, Audi to replace TT coupe with electric car, could do the same for A8

Audi revealed its plans at its annual shareholders meeting, Bloomberg reports. The carmaker may also consider ending the run of its R8 sports car. The company discussed a need for greater “focus” moving forward, which means some models may be left in the past. As a transcript of the meetingreveals, Audi CEO Bram Schot said,
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EV Hatch Battle: Hyundai Kona Electric, Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf Plus

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Tesla Model 3 = 3rd Best Selling Vehicle In California In 1st Quarter | CleanTechnica

In fact, the Model 3’s expected resale value and low operational costs probably make the Model 3 cheaper than any Toyota Camry or Honda Accord ! These benefits probably make a Model 3 approximately half the cost of a BMW 3 Series!
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shares insights on Rivian’s $700 million investment

During Amazon’s all-hands meeting in March, CEO Jeff Bezos stated that he is fascinated by the emerging trends in the auto industry. Bezos noted that it was this fascination that ultimately played a part in Amazon’s hefty $700 million investment in electric truck startup Rivian Automotive back in February.

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