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BlackBird adding 100+ Bye electric airplanes to on-demand service by 2020, 3x faster and 4x cheaper than driving

BlackBird, an on-demand flight service that’s been called “Uber for planes,” is partnering with Bye Aerospace to add more than 100 electric airplanes to its platform. The companies say that the partnership will make flying cheaper more affordable than driving for trips up to 300 mile

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BlackBird, an on-demand flight service that’s been called “Uber for planes,” is partnering with Bye Aerospace to add more than 100 electric airplanes to its platform. The companies say that the partnership will make flying cheaper more affordable than driving for trips up to 300 mile

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In April 2019 Hyundai Plug-In Electric Car Sales Tripled

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Here are the top 5 electric motorcycles and scooters from the Barcelona Motor Show

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Tesla completes acquisition of Maxwell, officially takes over the battery technology

After a few months of formalities, Tesla announced today that it has finally completed its acquisition of Maxwell and it will officially be able to take over its battery technology.

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After a few months of formalities, Tesla announced today that it has finally completed its acquisition of Maxwell and it will officially be able to take over its battery technology.

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China claims new breakthrough cuts lithium production costs to record low, EVs look to benefit

The Chinese government claims a new technological breakthrough pushes lithium production prices to a record low, which could have a big effect on electric car battery costs.

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The Chinese government claims a new technological breakthrough pushes lithium production prices to a record low, which could have a big effect on electric car battery costs.

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Passenger Plug-In EV Car Sales In Europe In Q1 2019 By Country

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Tesla was named the most-loved car brand by AutoTrader – Business Insider

Tesla was named the most-loved car brand by AutoTrader
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. AutoTrader has named Tesla the most-loved auto brand for 2019, The UK-based online automotive marketplace surveyed over 60,000 vehicle owners. Respondents highlighted the tech features – including the semi-autonomous Autopilot system, over-the-air updates, and touchscreen – and ele More

Tesla was named the most-loved car brand by AutoTrader
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. AutoTrader has named Tesla the most-loved auto brand for 2019, The UK-based online automotive marketplace surveyed over 60,000 vehicle owners. Respondents highlighted the tech features – including the semi-autonomous Autopilot system, over-the-air updates, and touchscreen – and ele More

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Chevy Bolt EV Available To Lease As Low As $106* A Month

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Tesla Model 3 gets back on US’ Top 10 list for best-selling passenger cars

GoodCarBadCar listed 10,050 Model 3 sales in April, and while the number is less than March’s figures, it was nonetheless enough to earn a place in the month’s Top 10 list for best-selling passenger cars. The Model 3’s numbers are quite impressive overall, especially since most of its competitors, including the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Toyota Corolla, saw declines in year-over-year sa More

GoodCarBadCar listed 10,050 Model 3 sales in April, and while the number is less than March’s figures, it was nonetheless enough to earn a place in the month’s Top 10 list for best-selling passenger cars. The Model 3’s numbers are quite impressive overall, especially since most of its competitors, including the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Toyota Corolla, saw declines in year-over-year sa More

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Tesla amazes auto info giant after Model 3 receives more power ‘out of thin air’

Overall, Edmunds was quite impressed with Tesla, considering that the company legitimately added more power to the Model 3 over the air, at zero cost to electric car owners. Unlike power boosts in internal combustion vehicles, Tesla’s Peak Power Increase required no new parts or a trip to the service center. That’s mighty impressive, especially for non-Performance vehicles like the Long Range More

Overall, Edmunds was quite impressed with Tesla, considering that the company legitimately added more power to the Model 3 over the air, at zero cost to electric car owners. Unlike power boosts in internal combustion vehicles, Tesla’s Peak Power Increase required no new parts or a trip to the service center. That’s mighty impressive, especially for non-Performance vehicles like the Long Range More

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Tesla battery partner Panasonic sees higher Gigafactory output, cites Model S/X demand increase

Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga recently discussed some details about the Japanese corporation’s existing operations with American electric car maker Tesla. According to the executive, Panasonic expects to see higher yields from Gigafactory 1 as operations get optimized, and there could be a potential upside in Model S and X demand as Tesla takes actions to make its flagship vehicles more att More

Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga recently discussed some details about the Japanese corporation’s existing operations with American electric car maker Tesla. According to the executive, Panasonic expects to see higher yields from Gigafactory 1 as operations get optimized, and there could be a potential upside in Model S and X demand as Tesla takes actions to make its flagship vehicles more att More

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VW’s new electric hatchback receives 10,000 pre-orders in first 24 hours

Volkswagen opened up pre-orders in Europe at a launch event Wednesday for a special edition of the first model in its new all-electric ID brand. Within 24 hours, the company received more than 10,000 registrations, a result that suggests growing demand for electric vehicles.

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Volkswagen opened up pre-orders in Europe at a launch event Wednesday for a special edition of the first model in its new all-electric ID brand. Within 24 hours, the company received more than 10,000 registrations, a result that suggests growing demand for electric vehicles.

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Workhorse To Buy GM’s Lordstown Factory To Build Electric Pickup?

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Dyson electric car patents reveal possibilities of large wheels, 3rd-row seating

The Telegraph has a few more details about James Dyson’s thoughts on the car, as obtained from a memo sent to staff. The company is still planning to launch the vehicle in 2021, with Dyson saying it will be “entirely designed by Dyson, manufactured by Dyson, and sold by Dyson.”

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The Telegraph has a few more details about James Dyson’s thoughts on the car, as obtained from a memo sent to staff. The company is still planning to launch the vehicle in 2021, with Dyson saying it will be “entirely designed by Dyson, manufactured by Dyson, and sold by Dyson.”

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Tesla sales leap over 400% in Germany as Model 3’s European push continues

Tesla’s total number of cars registered in April 2019 represents a higher percentage of the total vehicles sold in Germany for the month by Alfa Romeo and Lexus, which commanded a market share of 0.12% and 0.11%, respectively. Given the current trends, Tesla’s market share in Germany will likely continue to grow as the all-electric car manufacturer continues its sales push into the European ma More

Tesla’s total number of cars registered in April 2019 represents a higher percentage of the total vehicles sold in Germany for the month by Alfa Romeo and Lexus, which commanded a market share of 0.12% and 0.11%, respectively. Given the current trends, Tesla’s market share in Germany will likely continue to grow as the all-electric car manufacturer continues its sales push into the European ma More

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BYTON reportedly close to $100 million in new funding, seeking $500 million

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Tesla cars can now figure out which parts need to be replaced and order new ones – Business Insider

Tesla cars can now figure out which parts need to be replaced and order new ones
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Tesla vehicles can determine which parts need to replaced and order new ones, the electric-car maker tweeted on Monday. “Our cars can keep tabs on certain components to let you know if they need replacing and order parts ahead of your next service visit,” the company said. Dur More

Tesla cars can now figure out which parts need to be replaced and order new ones
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Tesla vehicles can determine which parts need to replaced and order new ones, the electric-car maker tweeted on Monday. “Our cars can keep tabs on certain components to let you know if they need replacing and order parts ahead of your next service visit,” the company said. Dur More

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Tesla (TSLA) is going to get up to $2 billion from Fiat-Chrysler to meet emission standards

We recently learned that Tesla and Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) reached a deal to pool their fleet together in Europe for the purpose of the latter avoiding emission requirement fines.

It was first reported to be worth a few hundred million dollars, but FCA now says that it will pay Tesla up to $2 billion for the emission credits.

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We recently learned that Tesla and Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) reached a deal to pool their fleet together in Europe for the purpose of the latter avoiding emission requirement fines.

It was first reported to be worth a few hundred million dollars, but FCA now says that it will pay Tesla up to $2 billion for the emission credits.

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VW reveals specs of ID.3 electric hatchback starting at less than €30,000 & up to 550 km range

Volkswagen is starting to take pre-orders for its ID.3 electric hatchback. It hasn’t fully unveiled the production version yet, but it has released some interesting specs and pricing information.

The VW ID.3 electric hatchback will start at less than €30,000 and have over 330 km of range.

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Volkswagen is starting to take pre-orders for its ID.3 electric hatchback. It hasn’t fully unveiled the production version yet, but it has released some interesting specs and pricing information.

The VW ID.3 electric hatchback will start at less than €30,000 and have over 330 km of range.

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Tesla vehicles can now diagnose themselves and even pre-order parts for service

Tesla vehicles can now diagnose themselves with repair and maintenance issues and they can even automatically pre-order parts for repairs.

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Tesla vehicles can now diagnose themselves with repair and maintenance issues and they can even automatically pre-order parts for repairs.

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Tesla releases a bunch of updates to Sentry mode, Driving Visualization, and more

It’s now easier to enable and disable Sentry Mode by tapping the Sentry Mode icon at the top of your touchscreen when your is in Park.

Your car can also default Sentry Mode to always be enabled when your vehicle is parked by going to Controls > Safety & Security > Sentry Mode > ON if selected ON, you can exclude Home, Work and/or Favorite places by selecting the checkboxes. If a loca More

It’s now easier to enable and disable Sentry Mode by tapping the Sentry Mode icon at the top of your touchscreen when your is in Park.

Your car can also default Sentry Mode to always be enabled when your vehicle is parked by going to Controls > Safety & Security > Sentry Mode > ON if selected ON, you can exclude Home, Work and/or Favorite places by selecting the checkboxes. If a loca More

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Mercedes-Benz starts production of EQC electric SUV

Mercedes-Benz says that it started production of the EQC, an all-electric SUV and the automaker’s first all-electric vehicle built to be electric from the ground up, and it also started taking orders for the vehicle.

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Mercedes-Benz says that it started production of the EQC, an all-electric SUV and the automaker’s first all-electric vehicle built to be electric from the ground up, and it also started taking orders for the vehicle.

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Tesla says it can’t make affordable autonomous vehicles without China’s help – Quartz

Tesla says it can’t make affordable autonomous vehicles without China’s help
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If Tesla CEO Elon Musk is ever going to sell fully autonomous cars, it seems as though he’s going to need China to help him do it. Since July 2018, Tesla has petitioned the US government to exclude an electronic control unit for its Model S, Model X, and Model 3 from a 25% tariff… R More

Tesla says it can’t make affordable autonomous vehicles without China’s help
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If Tesla CEO Elon Musk is ever going to sell fully autonomous cars, it seems as though he’s going to need China to help him do it. Since July 2018, Tesla has petitioned the US government to exclude an electronic control unit for its Model S, Model X, and Model 3 from a 25% tariff… R More

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Tesla’s in-house Full Self-Driving chip puts TSLA 4 years ahead of competition: analyst

Wang laid out the case for the all-electric car maker’s custom automotive-grade computer against the next-best options in the market, all Nvidia products, in an article on ARK Invest’s website. His stated goal in the piece was to clarify Tesla’s position and achievement with full self-driving in simple terms as well as explain why an off-the-shelf chip would not have accomplished the same fe More

Wang laid out the case for the all-electric car maker’s custom automotive-grade computer against the next-best options in the market, all Nvidia products, in an article on ARK Invest’s website. His stated goal in the piece was to clarify Tesla’s position and achievement with full self-driving in simple terms as well as explain why an off-the-shelf chip would not have accomplished the same fe More

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Tesla increases price of Full Self-Driving in move to make its cars ’appreciating assets’

Last month, Elon Musk claimed that Tesla vehicles are now ‘appreciating assets’ due to their self-driving capability.

He aims for Tesla vehicles to become revenue-generating assets for their owners, but if the price doesn’t increase, the value would still depreciate since new buyers could still buy the vehicles for the MSRP.

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Last month, Elon Musk claimed that Tesla vehicles are now ‘appreciating assets’ due to their self-driving capability.

He aims for Tesla vehicles to become revenue-generating assets for their owners, but if the price doesn’t increase, the value would still depreciate since new buyers could still buy the vehicles for the MSRP.

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We went inside Tesla’s Gigafactory. Here’s what it looked like – CNBC

We went inside Tesla’s Gigafactory. Here’s what it looked like
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CNBC went inside the ‘machine that builds the machine,’ and what could eventually be one of a dozen massive Tesla factories globally. Read the full story

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We went inside Tesla’s Gigafactory. Here’s what it looked like
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CNBC went inside the ‘machine that builds the machine,’ and what could eventually be one of a dozen massive Tesla factories globally. Read the full story

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Elon Musk to investors: Self-driving will make Tesla a $500 billion company – CNBC

Elon Musk to investors: Self-driving will make Tesla a $500 billion company
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On an investor call hosted by Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, Elon Musk talked up Tesla’s self-driving story. Read the full story

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Elon Musk to investors: Self-driving will make Tesla a $500 billion company
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On an investor call hosted by Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, Elon Musk talked up Tesla’s self-driving story. Read the full story

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This 30 mph shared electric bicycle is the next dockless mobility solution headed for US cities

Electric scooters may be the current king of dockless micro-mobility, but that could be changing. Shared dockless electric bicycles are growing in popularity, and now a new competitor is coming in hot with a 30 mph (48 km/h) offering. Bond Mobility just sealed a $20M investment round to put its fast electric bicycles on US streets.
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Electric scooters may be the current king of dockless micro-mobility, but that could be changing. Shared dockless electric bicycles are growing in popularity, and now a new competitor is coming in hot with a 30 mph (48 km/h) offering. Bond Mobility just sealed a $20M investment round to put its fast electric bicycles on US streets.
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BMW i3 Production Hits 150,000

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Tesla launches Model 3 RHD in UK, starting at £38,000

The UK is expected to be a big market for Model 3. Tesla’s sales of Model S and Model X vehicles grew steadily in the country, but they peaked in 2017 with 4,756 units based on registration data.

Last year, Tesla delivered only 3,372 electric vehicles in the UK, but it was enough to make it Tesla’s third biggest market in Europe.

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The UK is expected to be a big market for Model 3. Tesla’s sales of Model S and Model X vehicles grew steadily in the country, but they peaked in 2017 with 4,756 units based on registration data.

Last year, Tesla delivered only 3,372 electric vehicles in the UK, but it was enough to make it Tesla’s third biggest market in Europe.

This year, the UK is way down the list (9th) becau More

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