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Couple say Daimler rented, then disassembled, their Tesla Model X

It’s hardly unusual for car companies to pick up a competitor’s model to get a closer look at what they’re up against, run tests and maybe even dissemble it to discover what makes it tick. You can especially understand why a company would do that with a disruptive upstart like Tesla. But you’d also expect the company to buy the car outright if they’re going to put it More

It’s hardly unusual for car companies to pick up a competitor’s model to get a closer look at what they’re up against, run tests and maybe even dissemble it to discover what makes it tick. You can especially understand why a company would do that with a disruptive upstart like Tesla. But you’d also expect the company to buy the car outright if they’re going to put it More

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Hundreds of Tesla Model 3 vehicles spotted at delivery…

Electrek After a slow start, it looks like Tesla is finally picking up Model 3 deliveries this week. Hundreds of Tesla Model 3 vehicles were spotted at delivery centers in California this weekend as regular customer deliveries are reportedly starting.… More

Electrek After a slow start, it looks like Tesla is finally picking up Model 3 deliveries this week. Hundreds of Tesla Model 3 vehicles were spotted at delivery centers in California this weekend as regular customer deliveries are reportedly starting.… More

Apple’s AI director on advances in machine learning for its…

The Verge Apple’s secretive autonomous car project has shifted focus over the years, but this year, it seems to be picking up speed. In April, the company received a permit to test self-driving cars in California, while in June, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that …… More

The Verge Apple’s secretive autonomous car project has shifted focus over the years, but this year, it seems to be picking up speed. In April, the company received a permit to test self-driving cars in California, while in June, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that …… More

TVS Buys 14.78% Stake In Electric Vehicle Start-up Ultraviolette Automotive – NDTV CarAndBike

Mahindra & Mahindra, a leading player in electric vehicles in the country, has now set eyes on electrification of some of the models of its South Korean arm SsangYong Motor, a top company official said. The company, which already sells electric vehicles like e-Verito and e2o, is also working to develop electric three-wheelers using lithium ion battery. “Mahindra Electric is working with More

Mahindra & Mahindra, a leading player in electric vehicles in the country, has now set eyes on electrification of some of the models of its South Korean arm SsangYong Motor, a top company official said. The company, which already sells electric vehicles like e-Verito and e2o, is also working to develop electric three-wheelers using lithium ion battery. “Mahindra Electric is working with More

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Mahindra Electric To Play Key Role In SsangYong’s Electric Vehicle Plans – NDTV CarAndBike

Mahindra & Mahindra, a leading player in electric vehicles in the country, has now set eyes on electrification of some of the models of its South Korean arm SsangYong Motor, a top company official said. The company, which already sells electric vehicles like e-Verito and e2o, is also working to develop electric three-wheelers using lithium ion battery. “Mahindra Electric is working with More

Mahindra & Mahindra, a leading player in electric vehicles in the country, has now set eyes on electrification of some of the models of its South Korean arm SsangYong Motor, a top company official said. The company, which already sells electric vehicles like e-Verito and e2o, is also working to develop electric three-wheelers using lithium ion battery. “Mahindra Electric is working with More

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Best Electric Cars You Can Buy in 2018

Early electric cars presented buyers with little choice. You either got a compact commuter that screamed “tree hugger” or spent your retirement fund on an expensive luxury model. But those days are over.
Over 40 different EV and plug-in hybrid models will be introduced in the U.S. by the end of this year. Models now range from button-cute Smart Fortwo cars to Chrysler Pacifica mi More

Early electric cars presented buyers with little choice. You either got a compact commuter that screamed “tree hugger” or spent your retirement fund on an expensive luxury model. But those days are over.
Over 40 different EV and plug-in hybrid models will be introduced in the U.S. by the end of this year. Models now range from button-cute Smart Fortwo cars to Chrysler Pacifica mi More

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Musk Says Tesla Is Building Its Own Chip for Autopilot WIRE…

WIRED Musk claimed that the chips’ processing power would help Tesla’s Autopilot automated-driving function save more lives, more quickly, by hastening the day it can drive at least 10 times more safely than a human.… More

WIRED Musk claimed that the chips’ processing power would help Tesla’s Autopilot automated-driving function save more lives, more quickly, by hastening the day it can drive at least 10 times more safely than a human.… More

Testing of Autonomous Vehicles

Adopted Regulations for Testing of Autonomous Vehicles by Manufacturers
DMV conducted two public workshops in 2013 related to developing regulations for testing of autonomous vehicles. The proposed regulations were then published in the Office of Administrative Law’s California Regulatory Notice Register on November 29, 2013. The publishing marked the start of a 45-day public comment p More

Adopted Regulations for Testing of Autonomous Vehicles by Manufacturers
DMV conducted two public workshops in 2013 related to developing regulations for testing of autonomous vehicles. The proposed regulations were then published in the Office of Administrative Law’s California Regulatory Notice Register on November 29, 2013. The publishing marked the start of a 45-day public comment p More

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SAAB 9-3 returns as new NEVS electric car with 186 miles of range | Cars | Life & Style | Express.co.uk

SAAB has returned after it was killed off in 2012.

The Swedish car manufacturer was bought by Chinese consortium National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) back in 2012.

While the new cars don’t bear the name SAAB, the design of the 9-3 has carried over.

The SAAB 9-3 has now been rebranded as the NEVS 9-3 and features a new electric powertrain.

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SAAB has returned after it was killed off in 2012.

The Swedish car manufacturer was bought by Chinese consortium National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) back in 2012.

While the new cars don’t bear the name SAAB, the design of the 9-3 has carried over.

The SAAB 9-3 has now been rebranded as the NEVS 9-3 and features a new electric powertrain.

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EVgo Opens its 1000th DC Fast Charger – EVgo

LOS ANGELES – Dec. 5, 2017 – EVgo , the nation’s largest network of public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations, today announced it has officially opened its 1,000th DC Fast charger in the U.S., in partnership with Nissan North America. The 1,000th station is centrally-located near Washington, D.C., in one of Falls Church, Va.’s newest apartment communities, The Loren, deve More

LOS ANGELES – Dec. 5, 2017 – EVgo , the nation’s largest network of public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations, today announced it has officially opened its 1,000th DC Fast charger in the U.S., in partnership with Nissan North America. The 1,000th station is centrally-located near Washington, D.C., in one of Falls Church, Va.’s newest apartment communities, The Loren, deve More

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Tesla begins Model 3 customer deliveries, VINs above 2000…

Teslarati A substantial increase in Tesla Model 3 sightings over the last month could be suggesting that the California electric car maker has worked through its initial production bottlenecks.… More

Teslarati A substantial increase in Tesla Model 3 sightings over the last month could be suggesting that the California electric car maker has worked through its initial production bottlenecks.… More

The 2018 Nissan Leaf Is An Electric Car For Calm, Rational Adults

Ask any random person to name an electric car, chances are really good they’ll say the name ‘Tesla.’ Tell them to point to the first electric car they happen to see while out in the world, and it’s much more likely their finger will be targeted at a Nissan Leaf. That’s because despite Tesla capturing the mind and imagination of everyone who talks about EVs, the Leaf is the most-sold batt More

Ask any random person to name an electric car, chances are really good they’ll say the name ‘Tesla.’ Tell them to point to the first electric car they happen to see while out in the world, and it’s much more likely their finger will be targeted at a Nissan Leaf. That’s because despite Tesla capturing the mind and imagination of everyone who talks about EVs, the Leaf is the most-sold batt More

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Every Company That Has Pre-Ordered A Tesla Semi To Date (UPDATED)

Ever since Tesla publicly revealed a new all-electric semi truck last month, major companies have been lining up to place a pre-order, ahead of the projected 2019 production date. On Thursday, beer maker Anheuser-Busch joined the growing list.
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Ever since Tesla publicly revealed a new all-electric semi truck last month, major companies have been lining up to place a pre-order, ahead of the projected 2019 production date. On Thursday, beer maker Anheuser-Busch joined the growing list.
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Nissan Leaf 2018 driven

YOUNTVILLE, Calif.—Nissan arguably doesn’t get nearly enough credit for mainstreaming the electric vehicle. Sure, Tesla made EVs cool among Silicon Valley’s venture-capital set who aspire to a clean, fast, and prosperous future. And the Chevrolet Bolt is GM’s second bite at the cherry that actually worked, proving all those EV-1s didn’t die in vain. But since 2010, itR More

YOUNTVILLE, Calif.—Nissan arguably doesn’t get nearly enough credit for mainstreaming the electric vehicle. Sure, Tesla made EVs cool among Silicon Valley’s venture-capital set who aspire to a clean, fast, and prosperous future. And the Chevrolet Bolt is GM’s second bite at the cherry that actually worked, proving all those EV-1s didn’t die in vain. But since 2010, itR More

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Tesla opens new Los Angeles delivery center with lot full…

Teslarati Roughly a month after we reported that Tesla has signed a lease agreement to occupy a massive 131,000 square-feet facility near the seaside town of Marina Del Rey in Southern California, the company has officially opened the doors to its newest …… More

Teslarati Roughly a month after we reported that Tesla has signed a lease agreement to occupy a massive 131,000 square-feet facility near the seaside town of Marina Del Rey in Southern California, the company has officially opened the doors to its newest …… More

Saab is BACK! All-new 9-3 is 186-mile electric car with wifi made in China

nstead the cars will be badged NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) and built in China.

The saloon will have an electric range of 186 miles with an 87mph top speed.

And it’ll also feature an in-cabin air filtration system to stop smog getting to drivers and passengers.

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nstead the cars will be badged NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) and built in China.

The saloon will have an electric range of 186 miles with an 87mph top speed.

And it’ll also feature an in-cabin air filtration system to stop smog getting to drivers and passengers.

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Swedish electric car startup offers 5 years of free solar charging to owners : TreeHugger

The Uniti electric city car will come bundled with a green charging incentive for buyers in Sweden.

Last year, the Swedish electric vehicle startup Uniti successfully raised about $1.5 million in equity crowdfunding to help bring its minimalist city car, which it called “the most deliberate reinvention of the automobile in modern times,” closer to production. The Uniti vehicle, More

The Uniti electric city car will come bundled with a green charging incentive for buyers in Sweden.

Last year, the Swedish electric vehicle startup Uniti successfully raised about $1.5 million in equity crowdfunding to help bring its minimalist city car, which it called “the most deliberate reinvention of the automobile in modern times,” closer to production. The Uniti vehicle, More

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Plug In America’s 2017 Top Ten Electric Car Milestones – Plug In AmericaPlug In America

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> Plug In America’s 2017 Top Ten Electric Car Milestones
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> No doubt about it, 2017 was a banner year for electric vehicles. We have not yet hit the “turning point” that everyone talks about, when the veh More

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> Plug In America’s 2017 Top Ten Electric Car Milestones
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> No doubt about it, 2017 was a banner year for electric vehicles. We have not yet hit the “turning point” that everyone talks about, when the veh More

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[government news] Atlanta Passes Comprehensive “EV Ready” Law – Plug In AmericaPlug In America

Put another tick in the win column for EV advocates this year. On, Monday November 20, 2017, the Atlanta City Council voted in favor of a new city law that requires 20% of all new commercial parking structures and all new single-family residential homes in Atlanta to be “EV ready”. This means that they will be equipped with the conduit and wiring needed to install EV charging stations More

Put another tick in the win column for EV advocates this year. On, Monday November 20, 2017, the Atlanta City Council voted in favor of a new city law that requires 20% of all new commercial parking structures and all new single-family residential homes in Atlanta to be “EV ready”. This means that they will be equipped with the conduit and wiring needed to install EV charging stations More

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government news] Electric Cars Only: California Bill Would Ban Gas-Powered Cars By 2040

Producing and registering gas-powered cars would be illegal in California by 2040 if an upcoming bill is passed by the state legislature.

Any vehicle powered by fossil fuels would be banned by the bill, which will be introduced by California Assemblymember Phil Ting.

Ting will introduce the bill next month, when lawmakers return to Sacramento for the next legislative session, as part More

Producing and registering gas-powered cars would be illegal in California by 2040 if an upcoming bill is passed by the state legislature.

Any vehicle powered by fossil fuels would be banned by the bill, which will be introduced by California Assemblymember Phil Ting.

Ting will introduce the bill next month, when lawmakers return to Sacramento for the next legislative session, as part More

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BYD power battery production to reach 16 GWh this year

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- According to BYD’s latest investor relations activity log, the company’s total power battery production capacity will reach 16 gigawatt-hours (GWh) by the end of this year. Its lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) battery production will be up to 10 GWh while the rest is NMC/NCA battery.
Besides, the log also revealed that the company will expand a battery factory in Qinghai p More

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- According to BYD’s latest investor relations activity log, the company’s total power battery production capacity will reach 16 gigawatt-hours (GWh) by the end of this year. Its lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) battery production will be up to 10 GWh while the rest is NMC/NCA battery.
Besides, the log also revealed that the company will expand a battery factory in Qinghai p More

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Ford recruits Alibaba to help break into China’s electric vehicle industry | TechCrunch

Ford has put a lot of focus on China’s electric vehicle market — with a local joint venture expected to lead to 15 electric or hybrid models on sale in the country by 2025 — and today the automotive giant announced a tie-in with Alibaba to fulfill its ambitious goals.

The scope of alliance is fairly broad and vague at this point, but a large chunk of the”s More

Ford has put a lot of focus on China’s electric vehicle market — with a local joint venture expected to lead to 15 electric or hybrid models on sale in the country by 2025 — and today the automotive giant announced a tie-in with Alibaba to fulfill its ambitious goals.

The scope of alliance is fairly broad and vague at this point, but a large chunk of the”s More

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Honda is working on bi-directional charging technology for its electric vehicles, installs station at HQ | Electrek

Bi-directional charging or vehicle-to-grid (V2G), the capacity to send power from an electric car to the grid or another battery, has been under development and in pilot programs with several different automakers, but it has yet to be widely implemented.

Now Honda is the latest automaker to get on board with a new bi-directional charging station at its European headquarters as it considers More

Bi-directional charging or vehicle-to-grid (V2G), the capacity to send power from an electric car to the grid or another battery, has been under development and in pilot programs with several different automakers, but it has yet to be widely implemented.

Now Honda is the latest automaker to get on board with a new bi-directional charging station at its European headquarters as it considers More

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Fwd: Ford makes room for new self-driving vehicle, moving EV production to Mexico

Bi-directional charging or vehicle-to-grid (V2G), the capacity to send power from an electric car to the grid or another battery, has been under development and in pilot programs with several different automakers, but it has yet to be widely implemented.

Now Honda is the latest automaker to get on board with a new bi-directional charging station at its European headquarters as it considers More

Bi-directional charging or vehicle-to-grid (V2G), the capacity to send power from an electric car to the grid or another battery, has been under development and in pilot programs with several different automakers, but it has yet to be widely implemented.

Now Honda is the latest automaker to get on board with a new bi-directional charging station at its European headquarters as it considers More

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Tesla Model 3 customer deliveries are reportedly starting next week | Electrek

We are talking about deliveries to people who are not Tesla employees, family members of an employee, or company insiders.

Those people had access to the first Model 3 vehicles that Tesla delivered since the launch of the production version in July.

But now Tesla is finally moving to what we have been referring to as “regular customer deliveries.”

Of course, they are techn More

We are talking about deliveries to people who are not Tesla employees, family members of an employee, or company insiders.

Those people had access to the first Model 3 vehicles that Tesla delivered since the launch of the production version in July.

But now Tesla is finally moving to what we have been referring to as “regular customer deliveries.”

Of course, they are techn More

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China Electric Car Sales Score Record Month (China Electric Car Sales Report) | CleanTechnica

A record 55,000 new passenger electric cars were registered last month in China, with the market growing 68% compared to the same month last year and pulling the year-to-date (YTD) count to over 282,000 electric cars, up 45% year over year (YoY).
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A record 55,000 new passenger electric cars were registered last month in China, with the market growing 68% compared to the same month last year and pulling the year-to-date (YTD) count to over 282,000 electric cars, up 45% year over year (YoY).
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Electric Car Batteries Drop Closer to a Cost Tipping Point

The kind of battery that powers electric vehicles is now the cheapest it’s ever been thanks to a global ramp-up in production.

Lithium-ion battery packs are selling at an average price of $209 a kilowatt-hour, down 24% from a year ago and about a fifth of what it was in 2010, a Bloomberg New Energy Finance survey shows. The rate has further to fall — reaching below $100 a kilowatt-hour More

The kind of battery that powers electric vehicles is now the cheapest it’s ever been thanks to a global ramp-up in production.

Lithium-ion battery packs are selling at an average price of $209 a kilowatt-hour, down 24% from a year ago and about a fifth of what it was in 2010, a Bloomberg New Energy Finance survey shows. The rate has further to fall — reaching below $100 a kilowatt-hour More

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Bill Ford says China will beat US in electric cars – Business Insider

Once criticized for their lack of innovation, American car companies are making heavy investments in electric and autonomous cars. But Ford executive chairman William C. Ford Jr. thinks China will be the most promising market for the development and sale of electric vehicles, according to the New York Times .

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Once criticized for their lack of innovation, American car companies are making heavy investments in electric and autonomous cars. But Ford executive chairman William C. Ford Jr. thinks China will be the most promising market for the development and sale of electric vehicles, according to the New York Times .

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Chevy Bolt Rises Higher (November US Electric Car Sales Report) | CleanTechnica

he big electric car sales story again in November was that Chevy Bolt sales rose again, and took the #1 spot again.

The next tier was Tesla’s showroom — the Model S and Model X — based on my estimates for the month*.

There there were again the two fairly popular plug-in hybrids — the roomier Toyota Prius Prime and More

he big electric car sales story again in November was that Chevy Bolt sales rose again, and took the #1 spot again.

The next tier was Tesla’s showroom — the Model S and Model X — based on my estimates for the month*.

There there were again the two fairly popular plug-in hybrids — the roomier Toyota Prius Prime and More

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Lithium Giant Eyes New Project to Tackle Electric-Car Boom – Bloomberg

One of the world’s largest lithium producers is looking to expand into a new country as prices surge to record highs amid a nascent electric-vehicle boom led by car makers such as Tesla Inc. and Mitsubishi Corp .

Soc. Quimica & Minera de Chile SA is considering opportunities to establish a foothold in a fourth country, according to company More

One of the world’s largest lithium producers is looking to expand into a new country as prices surge to record highs amid a nascent electric-vehicle boom led by car makers such as Tesla Inc. and Mitsubishi Corp .

Soc. Quimica & Minera de Chile SA is considering opportunities to establish a foothold in a fourth country, according to company More

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