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Musk Dusts Off the Fundraising Playbook With Semi, Roadster Orders – Bloomberg

Tesla Inc. ’s Elon Musk is turning to a tried-and-true source of financing for his money-losing car company — paying customers willing to wait years for him to deliver shiny new wheels to their driveways.

The chief executive officer’s unveiling of a massive Semi truck and souped-up Roadster sports car raised questions among Tesla doubters who dismissed th More

Tesla Inc. ’s Elon Musk is turning to a tried-and-true source of financing for his money-losing car company — paying customers willing to wait years for him to deliver shiny new wheels to their driveways.

The chief executive officer’s unveiling of a massive Semi truck and souped-up Roadster sports car raised questions among Tesla doubters who dismissed th More

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Daimler is investing £571m to build electric cars in…

The Independent Germany’s Daimler plans to invest 5 billion yuan (£571m) in China, jointly with its Chinese joint-venture partner, for capacity to produce electric cars and the batteries that power them – part of an effort to help its China operations comply with the …… More

The Independent Germany’s Daimler plans to invest 5 billion yuan (£571m) in China, jointly with its Chinese joint-venture partner, for capacity to produce electric cars and the batteries that power them – part of an effort to help its China operations comply with the …… More

GM thinks cheaper batteries will make electric cars more…

USA TODAY General Motors intends to make a profit on its next generation of electric vehicles because the batteries will cost nearly one-third less than the batteries in today’s Chevrolet Bolt, CEO Mary Barra says.… More

USA TODAY General Motors intends to make a profit on its next generation of electric vehicles because the batteries will cost nearly one-third less than the batteries in today’s Chevrolet Bolt, CEO Mary Barra says.… More

VW Earmarks $40 Billion for Self-Driving, Electric-Vehicle…

Bloomberg Production of electric cars for European markets will largely be focused at a German factory in Zwickau. The factory will manufacture the first vehicles of the VW brand’s planned I.D. electric car range starting in 2019 as well as battery-powered …… More

Bloomberg Production of electric cars for European markets will largely be focused at a German factory in Zwickau. The factory will manufacture the first vehicles of the VW brand’s planned I.D. electric car range starting in 2019 as well as battery-powered …… More

Tesla unveils new roadster; electric semi-truck

HAWTHORNE — Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday night sprung a surprise on the world, using the launch of a new electric semi-truck to announce what he said will be the world’s fastest production car, a new Tesla Roadster.
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HAWTHORNE — Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday night sprung a surprise on the world, using the launch of a new electric semi-truck to announce what he said will be the world’s fastest production car, a new Tesla Roadster.
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Tesla Revives Roadster as Musk Boasts Top Speeds, 620-Mile Range

Tesla Inc. is resurrecting the Roadster.
Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk surprised the crowd gathered Thursday for the electric-car maker’s debut of its Semi truck with a next-generation version of the company’s first model. The billionaire boasted that the car will be available in 2020 as the fastest production car ever made, getting from zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds.
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Tesla Inc. is resurrecting the Roadster.
Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk surprised the crowd gathered Thursday for the electric-car maker’s debut of its Semi truck with a next-generation version of the company’s first model. The billionaire boasted that the car will be available in 2020 as the fastest production car ever made, getting from zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds.
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How GM Plans To Bury Tesla With Onslaught Of Electric Vehicles That Will — Gasp! — Make A Profit

General Motors says its new family of electric vehicles will be 30 percent cheaper to build than the current Chevrolet Bolt EV, thanks to battery breakthroughs and other engineering feats that will add to the carmaker’s bottom line, even as it continues to rake in profits from trucks, crossovers and SUVs.

GM’s new modular EV platform, launching in 2021, will be the basis for at least 20 More

General Motors says its new family of electric vehicles will be 30 percent cheaper to build than the current Chevrolet Bolt EV, thanks to battery breakthroughs and other engineering feats that will add to the carmaker’s bottom line, even as it continues to rake in profits from trucks, crossovers and SUVs.

GM’s new modular EV platform, launching in 2021, will be the basis for at least 20 More

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VW Teams With Chinese Partners in $12 Billion Electric-Car Push – Bloomberg

Volkswagen AG will invest more than 10 billion euros ($12 billion) with its partners to make and develop a range of new-energy vehicles in China as carmakers step up investments in low-emission models in the world’s biggest auto market.

Volkswagen will make the investments by 2025 and introduce 40 locally produced vehicles, its China head Jochem Heizmann told reporters in Guangzh More

Volkswagen AG will invest more than 10 billion euros ($12 billion) with its partners to make and develop a range of new-energy vehicles in China as carmakers step up investments in low-emission models in the world’s biggest auto market.

Volkswagen will make the investments by 2025 and introduce 40 locally produced vehicles, its China head Jochem Heizmann told reporters in Guangzh More

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Tesla’s new second-generation Roadster is the fastest production car ever made – The Verge

As fans gasped, Musk said the Roadster had a 200kwh battery pack and a 620-mile range per charge, or over 1,000 kilometers. Again, another record shattered. Or so Musk claims. Imagine driving to Los Angeles to San Francisco, and back, without recharging, Musk teased.
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As fans gasped, Musk said the Roadster had a 200kwh battery pack and a 620-mile range per charge, or over 1,000 kilometers. Again, another record shattered. Or so Musk claims. Imagine driving to Los Angeles to San Francisco, and back, without recharging, Musk teased.
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Tesla Truck: Elon Musk Reveals Semi With a Model 3 Heart | Fortune

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled Thursday night its latest electric vehicle, a semi-truck that shares a number of parts with its new mass-market passenger vehicle the Model 3, including the same motor. Even the handles come from the Model 3.

The Thursday night reveal, a splashy VIP-filled event held on the grounds of Tesla’s design studio and Musk’s other company, SpaceX, marks a notable mi More

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled Thursday night its latest electric vehicle, a semi-truck that shares a number of parts with its new mass-market passenger vehicle the Model 3, including the same motor. Even the handles come from the Model 3.

The Thursday night reveal, a splashy VIP-filled event held on the grounds of Tesla’s design studio and Musk’s other company, SpaceX, marks a notable mi More

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This is the Tesla semi truck – The Verge

It’s a delicate moment for Tesla, with both fans and investors watching the rollout of its first mass market car intensely, and now they are tuning into see a truck, because it’s Tesla. The usual audience for freight innovation is far more niche. But when Elon Musk talks trucks, his fans whistle and shout.

The reveal event was held in the shadow of two of Musk’s other pet projects: Sp More

It’s a delicate moment for Tesla, with both fans and investors watching the rollout of its first mass market car intensely, and now they are tuning into see a truck, because it’s Tesla. The usual audience for freight innovation is far more niche. But when Elon Musk talks trucks, his fans whistle and shout.

The reveal event was held in the shadow of two of Musk’s other pet projects: Sp More

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Tesla Semi rolls into reality

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Elon Musk wears many masks. Internet entrepreneur. Electric car salesman. Rocket man.

Add trucker to the list.

Musk rolled silently into a long-anticipated and oft-delayed event here Thursday at the controls of Tesla Semi. The electric vehicle company’s first electric big rig truck is a shot across yet another industry bow for the brash Tesla and SpaceX CEO wh More

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Elon Musk wears many masks. Internet entrepreneur. Electric car salesman. Rocket man.

Add trucker to the list.

Musk rolled silently into a long-anticipated and oft-delayed event here Thursday at the controls of Tesla Semi. The electric vehicle company’s first electric big rig truck is a shot across yet another industry bow for the brash Tesla and SpaceX CEO wh More

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General Motors Shows First Picture Of Its Tesla Model Y…

Seeking Alpha GM CEO Mary Barra reveals that two electric crossover SUVs will launch in the next 18 months. There’s even a picture of the Buick version!… More

Seeking Alpha GM CEO Mary Barra reveals that two electric crossover SUVs will launch in the next 18 months. There’s even a picture of the Buick version!… More

Buffett-backed Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD to open…

South China Morning Post BYD, the Chinese electric vehicle maker backed by Warren Buffett, plans to open its first assembly plant in Canada, in anticipation of a surge in demand for electric trucks from municipalities and businesses.… More

South China Morning Post BYD, the Chinese electric vehicle maker backed by Warren Buffett, plans to open its first assembly plant in Canada, in anticipation of a surge in demand for electric trucks from municipalities and businesses.… More

China Will Consider Resumption of New Electric Car Permits – Bloomberg

China’s government is considering a resumption of new permits to make electric vehicles as early as the first half of 2018, a move that would clear the way for Ford Motor Co. and Tesla Inc. as well as a string of local manufacturers to start production, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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China’s government is considering a resumption of new permits to make electric vehicles as early as the first half of 2018, a move that would clear the way for Ford Motor Co. and Tesla Inc. as well as a string of local manufacturers to start production, people with knowledge of the matter said.

The National Development and Reform Commission, which oversees new investments in the auto indu More

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OPINION Challenges and solutions to developing India’s…

Electric Vehicles has taken centre-stage post the recent announcement of the Government to make India an all-electric passenger vehicle market by 2030. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently made a bold statement to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, citing “Be under no illusion about the Indian government’s determination to make the switch to alternative vehicle fuels, “ More

Electric Vehicles has taken centre-stage post the recent announcement of the Government to make India an all-electric passenger vehicle market by 2030. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently made a bold statement to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, citing “Be under no illusion about the Indian government’s determination to make the switch to alternative vehicle fuels, “ More

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Full Tilt: When 100% of Cars Are Autonomous New York Times…

New York Times The potential of the autonomous vehicle is to help us interact with our environment in ways never before possible. The temptation is to turn ever more inward, exchanging the physical world for yet another simulation. Either way, self-driving cars with …… More

New York Times The potential of the autonomous vehicle is to help us interact with our environment in ways never before possible. The temptation is to turn ever more inward, exchanging the physical world for yet another simulation. Either way, self-driving cars with …… More

The end could be near for Faraday Future’s ambitious…

Electrek It feels like Faraday Future, once a well-funded electric car startup with over 1,000 employees, has been fading away over the last few months. Now it looks like …… More

Electrek It feels like Faraday Future, once a well-funded electric car startup with over 1,000 employees, has been fading away over the last few months. Now it looks like …… More

[government news] The Federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Is a Bipartisan…

EcoWatch Current policy calls for an already-scheduled phase out of the credit over the two calendar quarters after each automaker surpasses 200,000 total plug-in vehicle sales. The new House proposal would eliminate the tax credit entirely at the end of this …… More

EcoWatch Current policy calls for an already-scheduled phase out of the credit over the two calendar quarters after each automaker surpasses 200,000 total plug-in vehicle sales. The new House proposal would eliminate the tax credit entirely at the end of this …… More

Uber Elevate | The Future Of Urban Air Transport

Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft will bring far-reaching changes to our cities and our lives—quicker daily commutes, less traffic congestion, and cleaner air around the world. Uber Elevate has already started exploring the barriers we’ll need to overcome to make this a reality. Read our white paper to learn more about the future.

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Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft will bring far-reaching changes to our cities and our lives—quicker daily commutes, less traffic congestion, and cleaner air around the world. Uber Elevate has already started exploring the barriers we’ll need to overcome to make this a reality. Read our white paper to learn more about the future.

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Tesla Model 3 Depositors Staying Put as Wait in Line Lengthens

Brian Lawley was among the first to reserve a Tesla Model 3 after standing in a lengthy line in March 2016 to plunk down $2,000 for not one but two reservations. Almost 20 months later, he’s not going anywhere — even though the wait just got longer.
“I just want Tesla to get the Model 3 right, even if it takes them an extra six months,” said Lawley, 53. “I view any delays as a More

Brian Lawley was among the first to reserve a Tesla Model 3 after standing in a lengthy line in March 2016 to plunk down $2,000 for not one but two reservations. Almost 20 months later, he’s not going anywhere — even though the wait just got longer.
“I just want Tesla to get the Model 3 right, even if it takes them an extra six months,” said Lawley, 53. “I view any delays as a More

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Tesla to Unveil Semi Truck on Thursday | Investopedia

Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday that the unveiling of the company’s much-awaited electric semi truck will be webcast live on Thursday. Musk, who has previously called the vehicle a “beast” and “unreal,” added that it will blow people’s minds.

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Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday that the unveiling of the company’s much-awaited electric semi truck will be webcast live on Thursday. Musk, who has previously called the vehicle a “beast” and “unreal,” added that it will blow people’s minds.

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Tesla’s electric truck is a shot at a $30 billion market – MarketWatch

Tesla Inc. this week gets a chance to regain some of its standing with Wall Street as it is set to unveil its newest prototype, an all-electric heavy-duty truck, on Thursday.

Tesla TSLA, +3.16% shares were up more than 1% on Monday, snapping a two-day losing streak and cutting down on November losses that have topped 7%, the stock’s worst monthly performance since July.

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Tesla Inc. this week gets a chance to regain some of its standing with Wall Street as it is set to unveil its newest prototype, an all-electric heavy-duty truck, on Thursday.

Tesla TSLA, +3.16% shares were up more than 1% on Monday, snapping a two-day losing streak and cutting down on November losses that have topped 7%, the stock’s worst monthly performance since July.

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Tesla to unveil semi-truck this week

Tesla is set to unveil its electric semi truck this week and as usual, the expectations are high. CEO Elon Musk did nothing to manage those expectations yesterday when he went as far as saying that the unveil will “blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.”

Now we try to set those expectations and see why Musk seems so confident. A hint: it’s all about th More

Tesla is set to unveil its electric semi truck this week and as usual, the expectations are high. CEO Elon Musk did nothing to manage those expectations yesterday when he went as far as saying that the unveil will “blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.”

Now we try to set those expectations and see why Musk seems so confident. A hint: it’s all about th More

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Nissan LEAF 2018- The Ultimate EV with e-Pedal, Nissan…

AUTO Connected Car News (blog) The car’s new lithium-ion battery pack delivers an estimated range of 150 miles1, which should satisfy the daily driving needs of the majority of LEAF owners. The new battery design adds energy-storage capacity without increasing the size. The battery …… More

AUTO Connected Car News (blog) The car’s new lithium-ion battery pack delivers an estimated range of 150 miles1, which should satisfy the daily driving needs of the majority of LEAF owners. The new battery design adds energy-storage capacity without increasing the size. The battery …… More

GM’s electric car sales will meet quotas by 2019, says…

Reuters China has set stringent production quotas for NEVs which automakers must meet by 2019, a move that is prompting a flurry of electric car deals and new launches of battery electric and plug-in hybrid models as automakers in China race to ensure they do …… More

Reuters China has set stringent production quotas for NEVs which automakers must meet by 2019, a move that is prompting a flurry of electric car deals and new launches of battery electric and plug-in hybrid models as automakers in China race to ensure they do …… More

Eugene-based electric car maker takes big step toward full production | KVAL

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene-based electric car maker is taking the next giant step toward full production of its three-wheeled vehicles.
Arcimoto is celebrating the opening of its new 30,000-square foot production plant.
The new facility caps a ten-year long effort by company founder Mark Frohnmayer to reach the production stage
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EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene-based electric car maker is taking the next giant step toward full production of its three-wheeled vehicles.
Arcimoto is celebrating the opening of its new 30,000-square foot production plant.
The new facility caps a ten-year long effort by company founder Mark Frohnmayer to reach the production stage
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James Dyson’s electric car will have driverless elements and be totally self-made | City A.M.

Sir James Dyson has said the company’s electric cars will have “some driverless in it” and will be completely self-made, rather than relying on parts made by other companies.

The British entrepreneur finally revealed the plans for an electric car in September, confirming speculation of the move from vacuums to vehicles.

No decision has yet been taken on where the pr More

Sir James Dyson has said the company’s electric cars will have “some driverless in it” and will be completely self-made, rather than relying on parts made by other companies.

The British entrepreneur finally revealed the plans for an electric car in September, confirming speculation of the move from vacuums to vehicles.

No decision has yet been taken on where the pr More

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Here’s Why the Tesla Model 3 Is the Coolest Car of 2017

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