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Honda to launch electric car in China next year too, joining Toyota, reluctantly

While corporate average fuel-economy standards through 2021 remain in place in the U.S., automakers are preparing their case to argue for delays in further tightening.

Meanwhile, China is turning the policy screws on automakers operating in the country, telling them they must sell more electric cars.

In the U.S., only the state of California now does that, and its unique set of emiss More

While corporate average fuel-economy standards through 2021 remain in place in the U.S., automakers are preparing their case to argue for delays in further tightening.

Meanwhile, China is turning the policy screws on automakers operating in the country, telling them they must sell more electric cars.

In the U.S., only the state of California now does that, and its unique set of emiss More

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Larry Page-backed Kitty Hawk shows off its flying electric ‘car,’ available later this year | Electrek

A relatively new startup by the name of Kitty Hawk is showing off its all-electric flying ‘car’ for the first time today, almost a year since we first learned that Alphabet CEO Larry Page is one the startup’s biggest backers. While often referred to as a flying car, it’s obvious now that what Kitty Hawk has been working on for the last couple of years is more accurately described More

A relatively new startup by the name of Kitty Hawk is showing off its all-electric flying ‘car’ for the first time today, almost a year since we first learned that Alphabet CEO Larry Page is one the startup’s biggest backers. While often referred to as a flying car, it’s obvious now that what Kitty Hawk has been working on for the last couple of years is more accurately described More

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[supercharger] Tesla is making a big expansion to its Supercharger network – The Verge

esla will have more than 10,000 high-speed Supercharger electric car chargers by the end of the year, the company revealed today, a doubling of where it was at the beginning of 2017. It also will expand its Destination Charging network — where the company partners with hotels, restaurants, and parking garages to install chargers — from 9,000 to 15,000 connectors.

The information comes i More

esla will have more than 10,000 high-speed Supercharger electric car chargers by the end of the year, the company revealed today, a doubling of where it was at the beginning of 2017. It also will expand its Destination Charging network — where the company partners with hotels, restaurants, and parking garages to install chargers — from 9,000 to 15,000 connectors.

The information comes i More

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Tesla To Voluntarily Recall 53,000 Model S And Model X Vehicles Over Electric Parking Brakes That Could Get Stuck | Gizmodo Australia

Tesla has announced that it’s issuing a voluntary recall for Model S and Model X SUVs built between February and October 2016 over a potential manufacturing issue. Specifically, it’s related to a gear in electric parking brakes that could’ve been manufactured improperly and if that gear breaks, it might prevent the brake from releasing.

Photo: AP

The automaker said More

Tesla has announced that it’s issuing a voluntary recall for Model S and Model X SUVs built between February and October 2016 over a potential manufacturing issue. Specifically, it’s related to a gear in electric parking brakes that could’ve been manufactured improperly and if that gear breaks, it might prevent the brake from releasing.

Photo: AP

The automaker said More

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India Considers 100% Electric Vehicles By 2030 | CleanTechnica

The Indian government is working on ways to incentivize consumers to purchase electric vehicles with a target to have a 100% electric car fleet by 2030.

The Minister for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal recently stated that his government is looking at innovative ways to have people purchase electric vehicles without the need for any subsidies. The minister di More

The Indian government is working on ways to incentivize consumers to purchase electric vehicles with a target to have a 100% electric car fleet by 2030.

The Minister for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal recently stated that his government is looking at innovative ways to have people purchase electric vehicles without the need for any subsidies. The minister di More

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Tesla Selling Model 3 Test Cars: Accounting Questions Seek…

Electrek
Seeking Alpha Tesla says the first Model 3 cars will go to “employees, investors and whatnot” so that “we can experience any challenges before our customers do.… More

Electrek
Seeking Alpha Tesla says the first Model 3 cars will go to “employees, investors and whatnot” so that “we can experience any challenges before our customers do.… More

Tesla Autopilot Features Defective, ‘Dangerous If Engaged,’ Suit Claims | Law.com

SAN FRANCISCO — In a challenge to its self-driving car technology, Tesla Motors on Wednesday was hit with a lawsuit by class action heavyweight Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro alleging that the automaker sold nearly 50,000 cars with defective autopilot software and knowingly put drivers in harm’s way.

“Contrary to what Tesla represented to them, buyers of affected More

SAN FRANCISCO — In a challenge to its self-driving car technology, Tesla Motors on Wednesday was hit with a lawsuit by class action heavyweight Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro alleging that the automaker sold nearly 50,000 cars with defective autopilot software and knowingly put drivers in harm’s way.

“Contrary to what Tesla represented to them, buyers of affected More

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Tesla patent shows new way to automated high-speed charging with external cooling | Electrek

The next generation of electric vehicle charging stations are coming and while most companies are focusing on getting the highest charge rate possible, Tesla is also looking to automate the charging process to prepare its infrastructure for its fully self-driving update.

A recently released patent application gives a glimpse at a potential solution that Tesla could implement for both high s More

The next generation of electric vehicle charging stations are coming and while most companies are focusing on getting the highest charge rate possible, Tesla is also looking to automate the charging process to prepare its infrastructure for its fully self-driving update.

A recently released patent application gives a glimpse at a potential solution that Tesla could implement for both high s More

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GM Will Start Producing an Electric Car in China in Two…

Fortune General Motors will start production of an all-electric vehicle in China within two years, the Associated Press reported on Friday.… More

Fortune General Motors will start production of an all-electric vehicle in China within two years, the Associated Press reported on Friday.… More

BUSINESS Fremont electric bike maker partnering with…

East Bay Times GenZe, a Fremont-based maker of electric bikes and scooters, is partnering with DoorDash to achieve greener, faster food deliveries.… More

East Bay Times GenZe, a Fremont-based maker of electric bikes and scooters, is partnering with DoorDash to achieve greener, faster food deliveries.… More

India Considers 100% Electric Vehicles By 2030 | CleanTechnica

The Indian government is working on ways to incentivize consumers to purchase electric vehicles with a target to have a 100% electric car fleet by 2030.

The Minister for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal recently stated that his government is looking at innovative ways to have people purchase electric vehicles without the need for any subsidies. The minister di More

The Indian government is working on ways to incentivize consumers to purchase electric vehicles with a target to have a 100% electric car fleet by 2030.

The Minister for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal recently stated that his government is looking at innovative ways to have people purchase electric vehicles without the need for any subsidies. The minister di More

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GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020 | The Seattle Times

SHANGHAI — General Motors Co. plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020, an executive said Friday, as automakers speed up the rollout of alternative vehicles under pressure from Beijing to promote the industry.

GM will start production of a pure-electric model in China within two years, Matt Tsien, president of GM China, told a news conference duri More

SHANGHAI — General Motors Co. plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020, an executive said Friday, as automakers speed up the rollout of alternative vehicles under pressure from Beijing to promote the industry.

GM will start production of a pure-electric model in China within two years, Matt Tsien, president of GM China, told a news conference duri More

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How Tesla Model 3 design differs from Chevy Bolt – Business Insider

The Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt  are both long-range, all-electric cars for the people — each is about $35,000 to $37,000 before tax credits — but they embody very different design philosophies.

The Model 3 , expected to launch later this year, is the handiwork of Tesla’s chief designer, Franz von Holzhausen. When it was unveiled in Marc More

The Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt  are both long-range, all-electric cars for the people — each is about $35,000 to $37,000 before tax credits — but they embody very different design philosophies.

The Model 3 , expected to launch later this year, is the handiwork of Tesla’s chief designer, Franz von Holzhausen. When it was unveiled in Marc More

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Chinese Startups Take Aim at the Tesla Model 3 – The Drive

Startups like Faraday Future , Lucid Motors , and NextEV’s Nio brand are developing luxury cars to take on the Tesla Model S and Model X, but what about the $35,000 Model 3 ? It seems some Chinese startups have that covered as well. Future Mobility, WM Motor, and Singulato Motors are all planning Model 3 competitors for their home market, More

Startups like Faraday Future , Lucid Motors , and NextEV’s Nio brand are developing luxury cars to take on the Tesla Model S and Model X, but what about the $35,000 Model 3 ? It seems some Chinese startups have that covered as well. Future Mobility, WM Motor, and Singulato Motors are all planning Model 3 competitors for their home market, More

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Giant 4,000MWh Li-ion battery storage facility proposed for 800MW PV farm in Queensland | PV Tech

Queensland-based developer SolarQ is planning to build a 350MW(AC) solar plant combined with a ground-breaking 4,000MWh of lithium-ion battery storage in the Gympie Region of Queensland, Australia.

Scott Armstrong, SolarQ managing director, told Energy-Storage.News that there are plans to ramp up the Lower Wonga PV project to 800MW(AC) within four years. While the hybrid project is at conce More

Queensland-based developer SolarQ is planning to build a 350MW(AC) solar plant combined with a ground-breaking 4,000MWh of lithium-ion battery storage in the Gympie Region of Queensland, Australia.

Scott Armstrong, SolarQ managing director, told Energy-Storage.News that there are plans to ramp up the Lower Wonga PV project to 800MW(AC) within four years. While the hybrid project is at conce More

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TESLA’S AUTOPILOT PREDICTS CRASHES (2017) – YouTube

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Apple Maps For Europe Updated With EV Charging Locations | Ubergizmo

Regardless of whether you drive a more traditional car or an electric car, both require to be topped up with either gas or electricity. However given that gas-powered cars have been around considerably longer, gas stations are ubiquitous and if finding one has never really proved to be that difficult.
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Regardless of whether you drive a more traditional car or an electric car, both require to be topped up with either gas or electricity. However given that gas-powered cars have been around considerably longer, gas stations are ubiquitous and if finding one has never really proved to be that difficult.
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Tesla driver says Model S ‘saved his life’ after walking away unscathed from a crash ~500-ft down a hill | Electrek

We have reported before on Tesla owners crediting their vehicles’ safety features for saving their lives after severe accidents, like when a Model X crashed into a semi-truck earlier this year, but probably none as spectacular as a crash that happened in California last week.

A Tesla Model S driver and his passenger walked away unscathed after their vehicle tumbled ~500 feet down More

We have reported before on Tesla owners crediting their vehicles’ safety features for saving their lives after severe accidents, like when a Model X crashed into a semi-truck earlier this year, but probably none as spectacular as a crash that happened in California last week.

A Tesla Model S driver and his passenger walked away unscathed after their vehicle tumbled ~500 feet down More

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Tesla Settles Suit Against Ex-Autopilot Chief Who Formed Startup – Bloomberg

Tesla Inc. settled its lawsuit against Sterling Anderson, the former director of the electric-car maker’s Autopilot program, according to a copy of the agreement signed by both parties.

“Tesla has withdrawn its claims, without damages, without attorney’s fees, and without any finding of wrongdoing,” Aurora Innovation LLC said in an emailed statement. Aurora agreed to reimbu More

Tesla Inc. settled its lawsuit against Sterling Anderson, the former director of the electric-car maker’s Autopilot program, according to a copy of the agreement signed by both parties.

“Tesla has withdrawn its claims, without damages, without attorney’s fees, and without any finding of wrongdoing,” Aurora Innovation LLC said in an emailed statement. Aurora agreed to reimbu More

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Foreign carmakers embrace China as electric car development hub | Reuters

China’s crackdown on vehicle pollution will turn the world’s largest auto market into a hub for cutting edge electric car technologies previously exported from Europe and the United States, industry executives at the Shanghai motor show said.

Foreign automakers have long been building cars in China to meet surging demand in the world’s most populous nation.

But a r More

China’s crackdown on vehicle pollution will turn the world’s largest auto market into a hub for cutting edge electric car technologies previously exported from Europe and the United States, industry executives at the Shanghai motor show said.

Foreign automakers have long been building cars in China to meet surging demand in the world’s most populous nation.

But a r More

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NIO unveils its first production electric vehicle: 7-seater SUV with battery swap | Electrek

After unveiling its ‘EVE’ concept, an all-electric and autonomous vehicle , and raising ‘up to $600 million’ in latest round led by Baidu , NIO is now unveiling its first “production vehicle” at the Shanghai Auto Show today.

The vehicle is called NIO ES8 and it is a full size 7-seater electric SUV.

While NIO presents itself as a “global automa More

After unveiling its ‘EVE’ concept, an all-electric and autonomous vehicle , and raising ‘up to $600 million’ in latest round led by Baidu , NIO is now unveiling its first “production vehicle” at the Shanghai Auto Show today.

The vehicle is called NIO ES8 and it is a full size 7-seater electric SUV.

While NIO presents itself as a “global automa More

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BMW is adding 100 EV charging stations to US national parks

Today BMW turned on a EV charger at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the former home of the inventor. It’s the first of 100 stations that the German automaker plans on installing in US national parks over the next few years.

The partnership between National Park Foundation, National Park Service (NPS), Department of Energy and now BMW of North America is meant to get m More

Today BMW turned on a EV charger at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the former home of the inventor. It’s the first of 100 stations that the German automaker plans on installing in US national parks over the next few years.

The partnership between National Park Foundation, National Park Service (NPS), Department of Energy and now BMW of North America is meant to get m More

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Baidu is making its self-driving car platform freely available to the automotive industry | TechCrunch

Baidu is opening its self-driving vehicle platform in a bid to help drive the development of autonomous cars.

The Chinese internet giant today announced its Apollo project that will see its platform, including vehicle platform, hardware platform, software platform and cloud data services, opened to help others in the industry, particularly car manufacturers, to develop autonomous vehicles.< More

Baidu is opening its self-driving vehicle platform in a bid to help drive the development of autonomous cars.

The Chinese internet giant today announced its Apollo project that will see its platform, including vehicle platform, hardware platform, software platform and cloud data services, opened to help others in the industry, particularly car manufacturers, to develop autonomous vehicles.< More

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China EV makers to take on Tesla’s Model 3 through price, local manufacture | Reuters

It’s not due to arrive in China until next year, but already Chinese-funded, smart, connected plug-in car start-ups are scrambling to launch cars to go head-to-head against Tesla Inc’s “mass market” Model 3 sedan.

For leading Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-ups such as Future Mobility, WM Motor and Singulato Motors, the key is that they will produce their cars lo More

It’s not due to arrive in China until next year, but already Chinese-funded, smart, connected plug-in car start-ups are scrambling to launch cars to go head-to-head against Tesla Inc’s “mass market” Model 3 sedan.

For leading Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-ups such as Future Mobility, WM Motor and Singulato Motors, the key is that they will produce their cars lo More

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Ford: 2-Minute Fast-Charging Doesn’t Hurt Batteries (Details)

We were given a preview of new research that Ford has been doing on fast-charging solid-state batteries a month ago. At the SAE WCX earlier this month, the engineers on the project shared a few more details about just how potentially game-changing this sort of technology could be. You have to be a bit of a battery geek to understand what’s going on here, but you can find More

We were given a preview of new research that Ford has been doing on fast-charging solid-state batteries a month ago. At the SAE WCX earlier this month, the engineers on the project shared a few more details about just how potentially game-changing this sort of technology could be. You have to be a bit of a battery geek to understand what’s going on here, but you can find More

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New Survey Shows the Tesla Model 3 Could Dominate the Market | Inverse

Tesla is gearing up to launch the Model 3, and if a new survey is right, it could dominate the marketplace for years to come because the teens love it. Respondents said that they believed Tesla would be the most successful in electric cars, and people who had a preference for the company were also the most likely to purchase an electric car. The Model 3 , set to enter mass production later More

Tesla is gearing up to launch the Model 3, and if a new survey is right, it could dominate the marketplace for years to come because the teens love it. Respondents said that they believed Tesla would be the most successful in electric cars, and people who had a preference for the company were also the most likely to purchase an electric car. The Model 3 , set to enter mass production later More

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VW Plots Tesla Attack With Four Affordable Electric Vehicles – Bloomberg

Volkswagen AG is gearing up to take on Tesla Inc.  with its namesake brand planning to roll out four affordable electric vehicles in the coming years and the Audi unit debuting an upscale battery-powered crossover it aims to introduce in 2019.

To make its electric vehicles more viable, the German company has made “huge progress” in reducing production costs, C More

Volkswagen AG is gearing up to take on Tesla Inc.  with its namesake brand planning to roll out four affordable electric vehicles in the coming years and the Audi unit debuting an upscale battery-powered crossover it aims to introduce in 2019.

To make its electric vehicles more viable, the German company has made “huge progress” in reducing production costs, C More

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[charing network] Nissan and EVgo to build EV fast-charging corridor on the east coast: 50 kW (pre-wired for 150 kW) | Electrek

At the opening ceremony of the 2017 New York International Auto Show, Nissan and EVgo announced that they have partnered to create a corridor of DC fast-charging stations for electric vehicles along interstate 95 between Boston and Washington D.C.

The good news is that while they are still only deploying “barely” fast-charging 50 kW chargers, they are going to pre-wire the sites for “ More

At the opening ceremony of the 2017 New York International Auto Show, Nissan and EVgo announced that they have partnered to create a corridor of DC fast-charging stations for electric vehicles along interstate 95 between Boston and Washington D.C.

The good news is that while they are still only deploying “barely” fast-charging 50 kW chargers, they are going to pre-wire the sites for “ More

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Tesla Set To Gain Increased Traction In Asia – Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha

Summary

Government-led drives for EVs in China and elsewhere in Asia will benefit Tesla.

Recent investment by Tencent could be the key strategic and financial move.

Countries all around Asia are moving increasingly toward incentives for EVs.

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA ) will see increasing opportunities in Asia as countries in the region continue to put more emphasis on More

Summary

Government-led drives for EVs in China and elsewhere in Asia will benefit Tesla.

Recent investment by Tencent could be the key strategic and financial move.

Countries all around Asia are moving increasingly toward incentives for EVs.

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA ) will see increasing opportunities in Asia as countries in the region continue to put more emphasis on More

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Tesla’s New Truck: Don’t Laugh, Says Analyst – Barron’s

We still don’t know much about Tesla’splans for an electric semi truck, which Elon Musk tweeted about on Thursday, but one analyst believes the vehicles could disrupt the trucking industry.

“Commercial vehicle makers — and their suppliers — would be wise to stymie their laughter and take these tweets seriously,” Piper Jaffray’s Alexander Potter wrote Tuesday.

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We still don’t know much about Tesla’splans for an electric semi truck, which Elon Musk tweeted about on Thursday, but one analyst believes the vehicles could disrupt the trucking industry.

“Commercial vehicle makers — and their suppliers — would be wise to stymie their laughter and take these tweets seriously,” Piper Jaffray’s Alexander Potter wrote Tuesday.

M More

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