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2109 Kia Niro EV

The future has arrived and it’s fully electric. The all-new 2019 Kia Niro EV has debuted internationally, expanding upon the Niro model family of hybrid crossovers and is set to arrive in the US at the end of 2018.1 This highly-anticipated electric vehicle has an electric motor that provides an estimated 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft. of torque. And thanks to a liquid cooled state-of-the-art batt More

The future has arrived and it’s fully electric. The all-new 2019 Kia Niro EV has debuted internationally, expanding upon the Niro model family of hybrid crossovers and is set to arrive in the US at the end of 2018.1 This highly-anticipated electric vehicle has an electric motor that provides an estimated 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft. of torque. And thanks to a liquid cooled state-of-the-art batt More

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10 electric cars that will challenge Tesla’s Model 3 – Business Insider

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Volkswagen’s ID Crozz is expected to arrive in 2020. Tesla is preparing to deliver its Model 3 sedan to Europe and China, which are expected to be important sources of growth for Model 3 sales. The Model 3 is essential to Tesla’s long-term ambitions and quest for profitability. As Tesla begins to deliver the Model 3 to European and Chinese customers, a number of More

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Volkswagen’s ID Crozz is expected to arrive in 2020. Tesla is preparing to deliver its Model 3 sedan to Europe and China, which are expected to be important sources of growth for Model 3 sales. The Model 3 is essential to Tesla’s long-term ambitions and quest for profitability. As Tesla begins to deliver the Model 3 to European and Chinese customers, a number of More

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[superchargers] Tesla Now Operates Over 12,000 Superchargers At 1,400 Stations

The Tesla Supercharging network recently reached 1,422 stations and 12,001 Superchargers, according to Tesla‘s official website.

The more detailed stats from supercharge.info for the beginning of the year reveals the pace of growth of this largest DC fast charging network – the number of stations increased by around 28% year-over-year, while the number of Superchargers (stalls) increase More

The Tesla Supercharging network recently reached 1,422 stations and 12,001 Superchargers, according to Tesla‘s official website.

The more detailed stats from supercharge.info for the beginning of the year reveals the pace of growth of this largest DC fast charging network – the number of stations increased by around 28% year-over-year, while the number of Superchargers (stalls) increase More

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Can Volkswagen really build a Tesla killer? |

Two years ago, Volkswagen revealed its plans for electric cars with its Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB). They said “The MEB is being specifically developed to make the manufacture of electric vehicles more efficient — and potentially less expensive — in the long term. The MEB will allow Volkswagen to produce electric vehicles with a more systematic focus and to cater to increasing More

Two years ago, Volkswagen revealed its plans for electric cars with its Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB). They said “The MEB is being specifically developed to make the manufacture of electric vehicles more efficient — and potentially less expensive — in the long term. The MEB will allow Volkswagen to produce electric vehicles with a more systematic focus and to cater to increasing More

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Tesla Model S and Model X gets cheaper by $8,000 in newest version

Tesla has dropped the “100D” and “P100D” badging on its flagship Model S and Model X vehicles, following suit to naming conventions used by its younger sibling, the Model 3.

Model S and Model X that were previously sold under the 100D label will now be sold as “Extended Range” vehicles, while Tesla’s top-of-the-line P100D variants will now be branded as Model S Performance and More

Tesla has dropped the “100D” and “P100D” badging on its flagship Model S and Model X vehicles, following suit to naming conventions used by its younger sibling, the Model 3.

Model S and Model X that were previously sold under the 100D label will now be sold as “Extended Range” vehicles, while Tesla’s top-of-the-line P100D variants will now be branded as Model S Performance and More

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Waymo Met With More Than 12 Carmakers in 2016 on Driverless Tech

The comments are a rare, unfiltered glimpse at Waymo’s pursuit of auto manufacturing partners before it spun out of Google as a standalone unit in December 2016. So far, Waymo has announced deals with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Plc and Honda Motor Co. Volvo reiterated in an email on Tuesday that its deal with Uber wasn’t exclusive. Waymo didn’t respond to a re More

The comments are a rare, unfiltered glimpse at Waymo’s pursuit of auto manufacturing partners before it spun out of Google as a standalone unit in December 2016. So far, Waymo has announced deals with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Plc and Honda Motor Co. Volvo reiterated in an email on Tuesday that its deal with Uber wasn’t exclusive. Waymo didn’t respond to a re More

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This Tesla Model X 90D Covered 350,000 Miles On Original Battery

Tesloop recently shared its experience with the highest mileage Tesla with an original battery in the fleet.

Currently, the highest mileage belongs to a Tesla Model X 90D “Deuxy”, which has 350,000 miles (563,150 km) on the odometer (since mid-2016).

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Tesloop recently shared its experience with the highest mileage Tesla with an original battery in the fleet.

Currently, the highest mileage belongs to a Tesla Model X 90D “Deuxy”, which has 350,000 miles (563,150 km) on the odometer (since mid-2016).

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Caterpillar unveils an all-electric 26-ton excavator with a giant 300 kWh battery pack

They built a prototype in Gjelleråsen, Norway for construction company Veidekke who plan to use 8 of them.

The company expects that the machine will result in a better experience for its employee by reducing air and noise pollution at construction sites

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They built a prototype in Gjelleråsen, Norway for construction company Veidekke who plan to use 8 of them.

The company expects that the machine will result in a better experience for its employee by reducing air and noise pollution at construction sites

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Base Nissan LEAF e+ To Get More Range Than Uplevel Versions?

According to Nissan, the base trim is likely at 226 miles compared to 215 for uplevel trims. All LEAF Plus models come equipped with a 62-kWh battery pack.
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According to Nissan, the base trim is likely at 226 miles compared to 215 for uplevel trims. All LEAF Plus models come equipped with a 62-kWh battery pack.
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Tesla is responsible for half of Toyota’s owner defection rate

Last year, Tesla revealed the top 5 cars Tesla Model 3 buyers are trading in and the Prius topped the list:

Toyota Prius
BMW 3-Series
Honda Accord
Honda Civic
Nissan Leaf

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Last year, Tesla revealed the top 5 cars Tesla Model 3 buyers are trading in and the Prius topped the list:

Toyota Prius
BMW 3-Series
Honda Accord
Honda Civic
Nissan Leaf

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Porsche’s New Electric Car Offers a Faster Charge Than Tesla

That may sound like blasphemy to some Porsche enthusiasts. But charging times will be a key selling point for automakers trying to coax consumers into overcoming their fear of being stranded with a dead battery. Porsche’s new four-door sedan is part of a pack of luxury electric vehicles, along with Audi’s E-Tron and Jaguar’s I-Pace, that are looking to capture some of Tesla Inc.’s industry More

That may sound like blasphemy to some Porsche enthusiasts. But charging times will be a key selling point for automakers trying to coax consumers into overcoming their fear of being stranded with a dead battery. Porsche’s new four-door sedan is part of a pack of luxury electric vehicles, along with Audi’s E-Tron and Jaguar’s I-Pace, that are looking to capture some of Tesla Inc.’s industry More

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Michigan leans on manufacturing history in bid to become a hub for autonomous vehicles

This week, Waymo announced that it will turn an old factory in the Detroit, Michigan area into a retrofitting facility for level four autonomous vehicles. There’s plenty of unused factory space in the Midwest, but Waymo chose Michigan because of the state’s long history as the center of auto manufacturing.

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This week, Waymo announced that it will turn an old factory in the Detroit, Michigan area into a retrofitting facility for level four autonomous vehicles. There’s plenty of unused factory space in the Midwest, but Waymo chose Michigan because of the state’s long history as the center of auto manufacturing.

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In 2018 Over 386,000 Plug-In Electric Cars Were Registered In Europe

Average market share improved to 2.5%

The European plug-in electric car market noted healthy growth in 2018, and that’s despite many plug-in hybrid models being retired in September because of the new WLTP-certification requirements (manufacturers apparently considered them too costly to comply for older low-range PHEVs).

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Average market share improved to 2.5%

The European plug-in electric car market noted healthy growth in 2018, and that’s despite many plug-in hybrid models being retired in September because of the new WLTP-certification requirements (manufacturers apparently considered them too costly to comply for older low-range PHEVs).

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Autonomous service vehicles gaining ground in China

The move marks another step by Beijing-based Baidu in applying its autonomous driving technologies to solve real-life problems. The company plans to launch a fleet of 100 robo-taxis in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, on 210 kilometres of city roads.

It will be China’s first autonomous taxi fleet managed by Baidu’s V2X system, which integrates smart vehicles and intelligent road More

The move marks another step by Beijing-based Baidu in applying its autonomous driving technologies to solve real-life problems. The company plans to launch a fleet of 100 robo-taxis in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, on 210 kilometres of city roads.

It will be China’s first autonomous taxi fleet managed by Baidu’s V2X system, which integrates smart vehicles and intelligent road More

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Hyundai reveals full Kona EV U.S. prices – starting at $36,450

Hyundai already announced the base price of the Kona EV, its new all-electric version of the Kona crossover, in the US last year at $36,450 before incentives. But it has now released all the prices based on the different trims.

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Hyundai already announced the base price of the Kona EV, its new all-electric version of the Kona crossover, in the US last year at $36,450 before incentives. But it has now released all the prices based on the different trims.

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VW Boss: Tesla Controls 50% Of EV Market, We’re Aiming For The Rest

Volkswagen has a history of sending mixed messages when it comes to EV strategy, competition from Tesla, and the company’s murky ties to diesel. Motor Trend recently sat down with Volkswagen of America CEO Scott Keogh to get his feedback on a number of issues facing the automaker.
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Volkswagen has a history of sending mixed messages when it comes to EV strategy, competition from Tesla, and the company’s murky ties to diesel. Motor Trend recently sat down with Volkswagen of America CEO Scott Keogh to get his feedback on a number of issues facing the automaker.
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Waymo’s Building a Factory to Help Mass-Produce Autonomous Vehicles

A little over a month after launching the first-ever commercial autonomous ride-hailing service, Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) self-driving vehicle company, Waymo, said this week that it’s setting up a new manufacturing facility to build some of its autonomous vehicles
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A little over a month after launching the first-ever commercial autonomous ride-hailing service, Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) self-driving vehicle company, Waymo, said this week that it’s setting up a new manufacturing facility to build some of its autonomous vehicles
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Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy

Germany, one of the world’s biggest consumers of coal, will shut down all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over the next 19 years to meet its international commitments in the fight against climate change, a government commission said Saturday.

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Germany, one of the world’s biggest consumers of coal, will shut down all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over the next 19 years to meet its international commitments in the fight against climate change, a government commission said Saturday.

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Car Designers Show Off Futuristic Interiors for Tomorrow’s Self-Driving Vehicles | NBC Bay Area

You step outside to the curb and summon a ride with an app on your phone — but in the self-driving future envisioned by Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, that’s where the familiar part ends.
“Even before it arrives, it’s already cleaning itself,” Yanfeng VP Tim Shih explained as we approached a full-sized vehicle simulator the size of an SUV, with a purple beam of light More

You step outside to the curb and summon a ride with an app on your phone — but in the self-driving future envisioned by Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, that’s where the familiar part ends.
“Even before it arrives, it’s already cleaning itself,” Yanfeng VP Tim Shih explained as we approached a full-sized vehicle simulator the size of an SUV, with a purple beam of light More

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Tesla is in talks to buy lithium from Warren Buffett’s geothermal wells in California, report says (Updated)

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy is looking to potentially extract large amounts of lithium from its Salton Sea geothermal plants and Tesla is reportedly in talks to be a customer.

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy is looking to potentially extract large amounts of lithium from its Salton Sea geothermal plants and Tesla is reportedly in talks to be a customer.

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Tesla applies for series of patents for new AI chip in Autopilot Hardware 3.0

Tesla is working on an important new product that it claims will enable them to bring full self-driving capability to its vehicles: a new AI chip, or “neural net accelerator’, to be released in the Autopilot Hardware 3.0 computer upgrade.

We have now uncovered a series of new patent applications from Tesla about this new computer.

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Tesla is working on an important new product that it claims will enable them to bring full self-driving capability to its vehicles: a new AI chip, or “neural net accelerator’, to be released in the Autopilot Hardware 3.0 computer upgrade.

We have now uncovered a series of new patent applications from Tesla about this new computer.

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Lightning Strike 150 mph & 150 mile range electric motorcycle opens pre-orders today

California-based Lightning Motorcycles recently announced plans to debut their new Lightning Strike electric motorcycle in March.

But in a surprise move, the company has decided to begin taking pre-orders early, meaning potential riders can start reserving their Strike today.

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California-based Lightning Motorcycles recently announced plans to debut their new Lightning Strike electric motorcycle in March.

But in a surprise move, the company has decided to begin taking pre-orders early, meaning potential riders can start reserving their Strike today.

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Tesla is now using more sophisticated algorithm with temperature to better predict range

Tesla has done a lot to eliminate range anxiety already, but it is now going a step further by making range prediction more accurate by accounting for elevation and temperature data in the calculations.

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Tesla has done a lot to eliminate range anxiety already, but it is now going a step further by making range prediction more accurate by accounting for elevation and temperature data in the calculations.

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Tesla Model 3 tops resale value ranking, report says

The California-based vehicle valuation and automotive research company released its 2019 Best Resale Value Award Winners and Model 3 topped the electric vehicle category – though it would have also taken the top positions in other categories if it would have been included.

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The California-based vehicle valuation and automotive research company released its 2019 Best Resale Value Award Winners and Model 3 topped the electric vehicle category – though it would have also taken the top positions in other categories if it would have been included.

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Canadian Chevy Bolt Sales Down In Q4, Up For 2018 Overall

According to GM Authority, Chevrolet was only able to move 464 Chevy Bolt EVs in Canada during the final 3 months of 2018. This is down 35.6% from Q4 2017 deliveries. Bolt sales were also down compared to the 511 Bolt EVs sold in Q3 of 2018.

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According to GM Authority, Chevrolet was only able to move 464 Chevy Bolt EVs in Canada during the final 3 months of 2018. This is down 35.6% from Q4 2017 deliveries. Bolt sales were also down compared to the 511 Bolt EVs sold in Q3 of 2018.

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Boeing enters the autonomous flying taxi race with first successful test flight

There are plenty of startups trying to launch their own flying taxi projects, but now that the concept has been proven, the big boys and girls are getting ready to make their move. One of them, multinational aerospace giant Boeing, has just completed the first test flight for its very own vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) electric air taxi. The test “flight” took place this week at an airpor More

There are plenty of startups trying to launch their own flying taxi projects, but now that the concept has been proven, the big boys and girls are getting ready to make their move. One of them, multinational aerospace giant Boeing, has just completed the first test flight for its very own vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) electric air taxi. The test “flight” took place this week at an airpor More

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Tesla to roll out “Sentry Mode” security system on Model S, X and 3 equipped with Autopilot 2+ hardware

With the recent increase in Tesla vehicle break-ins and vandalism popping up across social media and online forums, CEO Elon Musk’s recent hint at an upcoming “Sentry Mode” feature for Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles that are equipped with Enhance Autopilot hardware is both welcome and timely. The reveal comes via Twitter and in response to a customer’s complaint about a large dent More

With the recent increase in Tesla vehicle break-ins and vandalism popping up across social media and online forums, CEO Elon Musk’s recent hint at an upcoming “Sentry Mode” feature for Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles that are equipped with Enhance Autopilot hardware is both welcome and timely. The reveal comes via Twitter and in response to a customer’s complaint about a large dent More

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What Is Apple Doing in Autonomous Driving?

Apple’s (AAPL) ever-secret autonomous driving program continues to create headlines, this time for cutting about 200 employees from its Project Titan; some employees will be reassigned in different departments within Apple, although it’s unclear how many.

Only thanks to a litigation issue over the summer do we have an idea of how big Project Titan is for Apple. In July, we foun More

Apple’s (AAPL) ever-secret autonomous driving program continues to create headlines, this time for cutting about 200 employees from its Project Titan; some employees will be reassigned in different departments within Apple, although it’s unclear how many.

Only thanks to a litigation issue over the summer do we have an idea of how big Project Titan is for Apple. In July, we foun More

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Honda shows new electric prototype, says ‘mass production version’ coming this year

While Honda says that the new concept is linked to the original retro EV concept, the new concept is completely different from the previous version of the car unveiled in Frankfurt back in 2017:
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While Honda says that the new concept is linked to the original retro EV concept, the new concept is completely different from the previous version of the car unveiled in Frankfurt back in 2017:
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Deloitte Predicts Strong Growth Of EV Market: Oversupply In 10 Years

According to the latest from Deloitte research, sales of plug-in electric cars by 2030 will increase beyond 20 million per year.

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According to the latest from Deloitte research, sales of plug-in electric cars by 2030 will increase beyond 20 million per year.

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