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GM links electric vehicle effort to autonomous driving in…

Electrek Tesla shocked a lot of people when they announced last year that all their cars are now “self-driving ready” – potentially making them the first automaker with future-proof cars through upcoming software updates.… More

Electrek Tesla shocked a lot of people when they announced last year that all their cars are now “self-driving ready” – potentially making them the first automaker with future-proof cars through upcoming software updates.… More

GM to launch self-driving vehicles in big U.S. cities in 2019

DETROIT — General Motors expects to carry passengers and deliver goods with self-driving vehicles in big cities sometime in 2019, telling investors it’s moving quickly and plans to be ahead of other automakers and tech companies.

The Detroit automaker made the announcement at an investor presentation in San Francisco Thursday, saying that based on its current rate of change, it expects More

DETROIT — General Motors expects to carry passengers and deliver goods with self-driving vehicles in big cities sometime in 2019, telling investors it’s moving quickly and plans to be ahead of other automakers and tech companies.

The Detroit automaker made the announcement at an investor presentation in San Francisco Thursday, saying that based on its current rate of change, it expects More

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Electric Cars Are About to Get a Lot Faster and Go a Lot Further on a Charge – The Drive

One of the biggest gripes about electric cars from many die-hard auto enthusiasts, aside from not having a manual transmission, is that EVs lose all oomph at higher speeds. While this is true, there’s a very easy way to explain reason behind it: The lack of a transmission. Over the past two years, more original equipment manufacturers are dabbling in the world of transmissions for electrifie More

One of the biggest gripes about electric cars from many die-hard auto enthusiasts, aside from not having a manual transmission, is that EVs lose all oomph at higher speeds. While this is true, there’s a very easy way to explain reason behind it: The lack of a transmission. Over the past two years, more original equipment manufacturers are dabbling in the world of transmissions for electrifie More

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Tesla showcases Model 3 in rare LA Auto Show appearance as…

Teslarati Tesla is making a rare appearance as an exhibitor at this year’s LA Auto Show in Southern California, as the company aims to become a mass market producer of all-electric vehicles.… More

Teslarati Tesla is making a rare appearance as an exhibitor at this year’s LA Auto Show in Southern California, as the company aims to become a mass market producer of all-electric vehicles.… More

Tesla Gigafactory battery production for Model 3 is about to increase, says Panasonic | Electrek

Earlier this month, Tesla made clear that its biggest bottleneck to increasing Model 3 production is the battery module production at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.

Panasonic, Tesla’s partner for battery production at the Gigafactory, said that process automation has progressed and they now expect the output to “soon” increase.

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Earlier this month, Tesla made clear that its biggest bottleneck to increasing Model 3 production is the battery module production at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.

Panasonic, Tesla’s partner for battery production at the Gigafactory, said that process automation has progressed and they now expect the output to “soon” increase.

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2017 LA Auto Show — More Electric Cars Than Ever! | CleanTechnica

f you are still on the fence about going to the 2017 LA Auto Show because you’re an EV aficionado but were disappointed in the last few years, fear not. This year show has a lot of electric vehicles and autonomous driving, and security is high on the panel agenda.

After test driving the Arcimoto and talking to Bollinger, we headed out to a new Nissan LEAF test drive.

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f you are still on the fence about going to the 2017 LA Auto Show because you’re an EV aficionado but were disappointed in the last few years, fear not. This year show has a lot of electric vehicles and autonomous driving, and security is high on the panel agenda.

After test driving the Arcimoto and talking to Bollinger, we headed out to a new Nissan LEAF test drive.

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Intel eyes in-cabin experiences for autonomous vehicles, partners with Warner Bros. | ZDNet

Intel said it has formed a partnership with Warner Bros. to create in-cabin and immersive experience within autonomous cars.

The chip giant, which acquired Mobileye for a play in the autonomous vehicle market, also threw a jab at Nvidia, which is a key rival.

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Intel said it has formed a partnership with Warner Bros. to create in-cabin and immersive experience within autonomous cars.

The chip giant, which acquired Mobileye for a play in the autonomous vehicle market, also threw a jab at Nvidia, which is a key rival.

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The broader implications of Semi’s ~$70/kWh battery pricing | Tesla Motors Club

As can be seen from the $30k difference in price between the 500 and 300 mile range semis, the cost for Tesla to produce the battery packs for Semi appear to have plunged.

Assume: 900kWh pack = 540kWh for 300mi = 360kWh for $30k = $83/kWh; assuming the usual 25% margin = $67/kWh. This is actually getting close to – but still plausibly above – raw materials costs for the packs, w More

As can be seen from the $30k difference in price between the 500 and 300 mile range semis, the cost for Tesla to produce the battery packs for Semi appear to have plunged.

Assume: 900kWh pack = 540kWh for 300mi = 360kWh for $30k = $83/kWh; assuming the usual 25% margin = $67/kWh. This is actually getting close to – but still plausibly above – raw materials costs for the packs, w More

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Tesla Truck gets DHL order as shippers test Semi

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Deutsche Post AG’s (DPWGn.DE) DHL and Fortigo Freight Services Inc, one of Canada’s largest fleet management companies, said on Tuesday they had pre-ordered Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) electric truck unveiled earlier this month to test on limited routes.

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SEATTLE (Reuters) – Deutsche Post AG’s (DPWGn.DE) DHL and Fortigo Freight Services Inc, one of Canada’s largest fleet management companies, said on Tuesday they had pre-ordered Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) electric truck unveiled earlier this month to test on limited routes.

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13 Chinese Enterprises gained Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit in California (1)-VehicleTrend

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Tesla sets up new R&D company in China ahead of factory…

Electrek Zhu Xiaotong, Tesla China General Manager, is named as an officer of the new company, according to the documents. Currently, Tesla is listing over 100 opened job positions in China, but they are mostly related to sales and services as the automaker is …… More

Electrek Zhu Xiaotong, Tesla China General Manager, is named as an officer of the new company, according to the documents. Currently, Tesla is listing over 100 opened job positions in China, but they are mostly related to sales and services as the automaker is …… More

[modcl 3] Exclusive: Tesla Model 3 Long Range First Test – Motor Trend

Tesla’s product unveilings are notoriously wild nights. If you’re with the press, you’re outnumbered by a rooting section of invited owners who show up psyched, chic, and ready to party. Hors d’oeuvres waft by every 15 seconds. A rock beat pounds away, the lighting in nightclub mode. When Elon Musk finally takes the mic 90 minutes late, his halting improvisation only adds to the edginess. More

Tesla’s product unveilings are notoriously wild nights. If you’re with the press, you’re outnumbered by a rooting section of invited owners who show up psyched, chic, and ready to party. Hors d’oeuvres waft by every 15 seconds. A rock beat pounds away, the lighting in nightclub mode. When Elon Musk finally takes the mic 90 minutes late, his halting improvisation only adds to the edginess. More

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SelfDrive Offers Electric Car Rentals In Dubai For Less Than $1.50 An Hour | CleanTechnica

SelfDrive, an online car rental company in Dubai, has begun offering customers the chance to drive an electric car for less than $1.50 an hour. Yes, a minimum 24 hour rental is required, but that still works out to about $30 for a day’s worth of use. The rental plan is for the all-electric Renault Zoe, a car slightly smaller than the Nissan LEAF that happens to be the highest se More

SelfDrive, an online car rental company in Dubai, has begun offering customers the chance to drive an electric car for less than $1.50 an hour. Yes, a minimum 24 hour rental is required, but that still works out to about $30 for a day’s worth of use. The rental plan is for the all-electric Renault Zoe, a car slightly smaller than the Nissan LEAF that happens to be the highest se More

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Tesla Semi’s vast array of Autopilot cameras and sensors for convoy mode spotted

When CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Semi to the world, one of the main messages in his presentation was that the all-electric semi-truck is significantly cheaper to own than a traditional diesel truck. With a starting price of $150,000 for the base truck, and $180,000 for the long range 500-mile variant, the Tesla Semi is priced considerably lower than what many industry experts expect More

When CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Semi to the world, one of the main messages in his presentation was that the all-electric semi-truck is significantly cheaper to own than a traditional diesel truck. With a starting price of $150,000 for the base truck, and $180,000 for the long range 500-mile variant, the Tesla Semi is priced considerably lower than what many industry experts expect More

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​ Samsung develops ‘graphene ball’ to speed up battery charging | ZDNet

Samsung Electronics’ research arm has successfully synthesized a “graphene ball” that can be used to make lithium-ion batteries last longer and charge faster, the company has said.

Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) said using graphene ball material to make batteries will increase their capacity by 45 percent and increase their charging speed by five times.

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Samsung Electronics’ research arm has successfully synthesized a “graphene ball” that can be used to make lithium-ion batteries last longer and charge faster, the company has said.

Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) said using graphene ball material to make batteries will increase their capacity by 45 percent and increase their charging speed by five times.

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BMW invest $240 million to bring electric car range to 430 miles with new battery cell center | Electrek

In Munich today, BMW announced a 200 million euro investment in a new ‘BMW Group Battery Cell Competence Centre’ in order to develop their next generation electric vehicle powertrain.
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Chinese electric-car startup SF Motors bought Tesla founder’s battery-tech firm

Although Elon Musk is the name now associated with Tesla, the current CEO was not a founding figure in the electric-car startup.

That honor goes to two men, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. Eberhard subsequently sparred with Musk in and outside of court.

Following his time at Tesla, Eberhard moved on to consult for Volkswagen and eventually founded another company: InEVit.

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Although Elon Musk is the name now associated with Tesla, the current CEO was not a founding figure in the electric-car startup.

That honor goes to two men, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. Eberhard subsequently sparred with Musk in and outside of court.

Following his time at Tesla, Eberhard moved on to consult for Volkswagen and eventually founded another company: InEVit.

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California’s Electric-Car Future – Bloomberg

California’s energy future is visible in the underground garage of a luxury condominium that rises behind the façade of a former San Francisco muffler shop. The parking spaces come equipped with charging stations for electric cars — an amenity that, as of next year, the city will require.

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California’s energy future is visible in the underground garage of a luxury condominium that rises behind the façade of a former San Francisco muffler shop. The parking spaces come equipped with charging stations for electric cars — an amenity that, as of next year, the city will require.

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Baidu, BAIC adding autopilot to electric cars in 2018, L3 self driving in 2019 and L4 in 2021 | NextBigFuture.com

In terms of automatic driving, based on the Baidu Apollo open platform and BAIC Group’s vehicle platform, with Baidu’s core technology of artificial intelligence, mass production of L3 level autonomous vehicles will be realized around 2019 and mass production of L4-level autonomous vehicles will be implemented around 2021 .
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In terms of automatic driving, based on the Baidu Apollo open platform and BAIC Group’s vehicle platform, with Baidu’s core technology of artificial intelligence, mass production of L3 level autonomous vehicles will be realized around 2019 and mass production of L4-level autonomous vehicles will be implemented around 2021 .
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Shell and carmakers aim to go the distance with highway charging

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Elon Musk Built The World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery In…

Newsweek Thanks to Elon Musk, Australia is now home to the world’s largest lithium-ion battery. The 129-megawatt-hour battery has yet to be turned on, but if it proves functional it could supply 30,000 homes in South Australia with electricity, The Wall Street …… More

Newsweek Thanks to Elon Musk, Australia is now home to the world’s largest lithium-ion battery. The 129-megawatt-hour battery has yet to be turned on, but if it proves functional it could supply 30,000 homes in South Australia with electricity, The Wall Street …… More

Tesla to be its own first electric semi truck customer with cargo route between Fremont and Gigafactory 1 | Electrek

While orders for the Tesla Semi electric truck are piling up, Tesla’s VP of Truck programs, Jerome Guillen, confirmed that Tesla will be its own first customer and that it will use the trucks to carry cargo between its factory in Fremont, California and its battery factory in Nevada
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While orders for the Tesla Semi electric truck are piling up, Tesla’s VP of Truck programs, Jerome Guillen, confirmed that Tesla will be its own first customer and that it will use the trucks to carry cargo between its factory in Fremont, California and its battery factory in Nevada
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Help stop Congress from trying to kill the electric car! Just this morning, Chairman Brady of the House Ways and Means Committee introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R.1. The bill calls for the repeal of the $7,500 federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit, effective December 31, 2017.
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Help stop Congress from trying to kill the electric car! Just this morning, Chairman Brady of the House Ways and Means Committee introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R.1. The bill calls for the repeal of the $7,500 federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit, effective December 31, 2017.
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Mahindra Electric: Uber to partner with Mahindra for electric vehicles in India

MUMBAI: Automaker Mahindra & Mahindra has entered into a partnership with Uber India to deploy electric vehicles on the US cab aggregator’s platform, beginning with a few hundred vehicles in Delhi and Hyderabad in February next year before expanding to other cities in the country.
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MUMBAI: Automaker Mahindra & Mahindra has entered into a partnership with Uber India to deploy electric vehicles on the US cab aggregator’s platform, beginning with a few hundred vehicles in Delhi and Hyderabad in February next year before expanding to other cities in the country.
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Top State In US For Electric Vehicle Concentrations = California (#MapFun) | CleanTechnica

The top state in the US during 2016 as regards plug-in electric vehicle concentrations was California, unsurprisingly. It had a plug-in electric vehicle concentration nearly double that of the runner-up, and effectively at least 3 times that of most other states.
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Volvo’s Polestar electric car brand starts construction at new factory in China | Electrek

Last month, Volvo’s Polestar was revamped as a performance electric car brand and it had a big launch – unveiling its first vehicle and announcing several more electric vehicles to come.

Now they announced that they started construction at their new factory in China where they will produce those cars.

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Last month, Volvo’s Polestar was revamped as a performance electric car brand and it had a big launch – unveiling its first vehicle and announcing several more electric vehicles to come.

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Rebates could fuel electric car push in Mass. – Lowell Sun Online

BOSTON — Since 1990, Massachusetts’ greenhouse gas emissions have decreased in each major sector except one: transportation, the sector producing the most emissions.

To help reduce these emissions, Massachusetts has set a goal to have 300,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2025. But the high upfront costs of these vehicles make them beyond the reach of many families and commu More

BOSTON — Since 1990, Massachusetts’ greenhouse gas emissions have decreased in each major sector except one: transportation, the sector producing the most emissions.

To help reduce these emissions, Massachusetts has set a goal to have 300,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2025. But the high upfront costs of these vehicles make them beyond the reach of many families and commu More

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Norway is abandoning its plan for a "Tesla tax" on electric cars — Quartz

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6 of 10 Big Electric Car Companies Are in China CleanTechni…

CleanTechnica They already own the lion’s share of the solar panel market. Envision, Ming Yang, Guodian, and Goldwind are 3 of the 10 largest wind turbine manufacturers in the world.… More

CleanTechnica They already own the lion’s share of the solar panel market. Envision, Ming Yang, Guodian, and Goldwind are 3 of the 10 largest wind turbine manufacturers in the world.… More

Tesla opens new supercharger station in central California!

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