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Seven Reasons Why The Internal Combustion Engine Is A Dead Man Walking [Updated]

The age of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is over. Electric cars are the future. The transition has just begun, but the move from ICE vehicles to Electric will happen sooner and more quickly than most people suspect.

What are the factors that lead me to say this with such confidence?
1 China says so!

China is now the world’s largest car market (of the 86m cars sold More

The age of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is over. Electric cars are the future. The transition has just begun, but the move from ICE vehicles to Electric will happen sooner and more quickly than most people suspect.

What are the factors that lead me to say this with such confidence?
1 China says so!

China is now the world’s largest car market (of the 86m cars sold More

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Tesla investor: Now is the time for Apple to invest in Tesla

Tesla investor Ross Gerber said the carmaker’s problems are mostly operational, which is Apple CEO Tim Cook’s area of expertise.
And what Tesla lacks in scaling and operations, it makes up for in innovation — which Gerber says is what Apple desperately needs long-term.

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Tesla investor Ross Gerber said the carmaker’s problems are mostly operational, which is Apple CEO Tim Cook’s area of expertise.
And what Tesla lacks in scaling and operations, it makes up for in innovation — which Gerber says is what Apple desperately needs long-term.

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Better Buy: Ford Motor Co. vs. Tesla

The auto industry is going through its biggest transition since Henry Ford made the assembly line a standard in the industry. Internal combustion engines are slowly but surely being replaced by electric vehicles that offer the potential for both lower cost of ownership and cleaner operations.

On top of the growth of EVs, self-driving vehicles are on the horizon, and they could upend the au More

The auto industry is going through its biggest transition since Henry Ford made the assembly line a standard in the industry. Internal combustion engines are slowly but surely being replaced by electric vehicles that offer the potential for both lower cost of ownership and cleaner operations.

On top of the growth of EVs, self-driving vehicles are on the horizon, and they could upend the au More

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Performance Model 3 could be the beat car on the road at any price

So I had a few hours yesterday with the new Tesla Model 3 Performance. To be honest, the conditions weren’t great. The weather was amazing per usual in Southern California but I was basically stuck in the middle of West LA during rush hour for this review. I tried to make a dash for Malibu and the mountains but alas, there wasn’t enough time, and they were already full of commuters heading hom More

So I had a few hours yesterday with the new Tesla Model 3 Performance. To be honest, the conditions weren’t great. The weather was amazing per usual in Southern California but I was basically stuck in the middle of West LA during rush hour for this review. I tried to make a dash for Malibu and the mountains but alas, there wasn’t enough time, and they were already full of commuters heading hom More

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Why LiDAR might have prevented the Tesla Autopilot firetruck crash | WIRED UK

The driver apparently told the fire department the car was in Autopilot mode at the time. The crash highlighted the shortcomings of the increasingly common semi-autonomous systems that let cars drive themselves in limited conditions.

This surprisingly non-deadly debacle also raises a technical question: How is it possible that one of the most advanced driving systems on the planet doesnR More

The driver apparently told the fire department the car was in Autopilot mode at the time. The crash highlighted the shortcomings of the increasingly common semi-autonomous systems that let cars drive themselves in limited conditions.

This surprisingly non-deadly debacle also raises a technical question: How is it possible that one of the most advanced driving systems on the planet doesnR More

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220 Mile Tesla Model 3 vs 225 Mile Nissan LEAF — Who Will Win? | CleanTechnica

Some quietly broken news this past week was that the 2019 Nissan LEAF is expected to have 225 miles of range , potentially trolling the base Tesla Model 3 by 5 miles.

That would put the LEAF #5 of the list of electric cars with the most range , only trailing the Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model 3 Long Range, and Chevy Bolt. Range is not ev More

Some quietly broken news this past week was that the 2019 Nissan LEAF is expected to have 225 miles of range , potentially trolling the base Tesla Model 3 by 5 miles.

That would put the LEAF #5 of the list of electric cars with the most range , only trailing the Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model 3 Long Range, and Chevy Bolt. Range is not ev More

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[model 3] Tesla Model 3 Early Impressions – it’s as good as we hoped it would be | Electrek

esla has finally started shipping Model 3 in significant numbers, and as a Roadster owner, an early reservation holder and a California resident, I’ve been lucky enough to get one of the first batches of cars sent to non-employees, and have been spending the last two days driving it, giving test rides, and trying to figure out everything I can about the car over the course of this busy holiday w More

esla has finally started shipping Model 3 in significant numbers, and as a Roadster owner, an early reservation holder and a California resident, I’ve been lucky enough to get one of the first batches of cars sent to non-employees, and have been spending the last two days driving it, giving test rides, and trying to figure out everything I can about the car over the course of this busy holiday w More

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Electric vehicles: Toyota could become Tesla’s next big headache

oyota Motor Corp. is making a serious commitment to bringing electrified vehicles into its fleet. The move goes against the widely held perception that the Japanese automaker was taking a very different path than other global automakers striving to become “Tesla-competitive.”
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oyota Motor Corp. is making a serious commitment to bringing electrified vehicles into its fleet. The move goes against the widely held perception that the Japanese automaker was taking a very different path than other global automakers striving to become “Tesla-competitive.”
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Tesla’s Model 3 Is the ‘iPhone of EVs’: Instinet | Investopedia

Electric car pioneer Tesla Inc. (TSLA) invited institutional investors to take a ride in its new Model 3 sedan, its first mass-market model, at a closed-door event at its showroom in Brooklyn, N.Y. A number of analysts, including a team at Instinet, were enthusiastic about the company’s first mass-market vehicle after their test drives. (See also: Tesla’s Margin for Error Is ‘Uncomfo More

Electric car pioneer Tesla Inc. (TSLA) invited institutional investors to take a ride in its new Model 3 sedan, its first mass-market model, at a closed-door event at its showroom in Brooklyn, N.Y. A number of analysts, including a team at Instinet, were enthusiastic about the company’s first mass-market vehicle after their test drives. (See also: Tesla’s Margin for Error Is ‘Uncomfo More

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We Switched from Nissan Leaf To Chevy Bolt and Here Is What We Think | Torque News

Few days ago on SF Bay Area Nissan LEAF Owners group on Facebook there was an interesting discussion, in which group member Chris Mossing wrote that he has been driving a Nissan Leaf since May 2011 and really like it. But now he needs more range and is researching the Chevy Bolt. “Have any of you made the switch to Bolt? If yes, what are the pros and cons of the Bolt versus the Leaf More

Few days ago on SF Bay Area Nissan LEAF Owners group on Facebook there was an interesting discussion, in which group member Chris Mossing wrote that he has been driving a Nissan Leaf since May 2011 and really like it. But now he needs more range and is researching the Chevy Bolt. “Have any of you made the switch to Bolt? If yes, what are the pros and cons of the Bolt versus the Leaf More

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A $5 trillion transition is taking place in the electric vehicle market – Business Insider

Change in the world of wheels is accelerating! Momentum is building and some days it’s hard to keep up.

Every week, the assumptions about the future of transportation, and the energy systems that turn our wheels, are becoming more Jetson-esque.

The excitement is palpable and as a technology junkie I love it. Auto shows are rolling out new electric vehicle (EV) models; China says it More

Change in the world of wheels is accelerating! Momentum is building and some days it’s hard to keep up.

Every week, the assumptions about the future of transportation, and the energy systems that turn our wheels, are becoming more Jetson-esque.

The excitement is palpable and as a technology junkie I love it. Auto shows are rolling out new electric vehicle (EV) models; China says it More

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: Tesla Model 3: Complete Guide to the World’s Most Hyped Car

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The death of the internal combustion engine

“HUMAN inventiveness…has still not found a mechanical process to replace horses as the propulsion for vehicles,” lamented Le Petit Journal, a French newspaper, in December 1893. Its answer was to organise the Paris-Rouen race for horseless carriages, held the following July. The 102 entrants included vehicles powered by steam, petrol, electricity, compressed air and hydraulics. Only 21 quali More

“HUMAN inventiveness…has still not found a mechanical process to replace horses as the propulsion for vehicles,” lamented Le Petit Journal, a French newspaper, in December 1893. Its answer was to organise the Paris-Rouen race for horseless carriages, held the following July. The 102 entrants included vehicles powered by steam, petrol, electricity, compressed air and hydraulics. Only 21 quali More

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Tesla Model 3 Reviews: What the First Drivers Think So Far | Fortune.com

Last week saw the delivery of the first 30 Tesla Model 3s to eager customers, as well as the first chance for many journalists and reviewers to get hands-on with the cars. There were at least three big questions ahead of the Model 3’s debut:
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Last week saw the delivery of the first 30 Tesla Model 3s to eager customers, as well as the first chance for many journalists and reviewers to get hands-on with the cars. There were at least three big questions ahead of the Model 3’s debut:
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Tesla’s Model 3 and the transition to sustainability

The first Model 3s were delivered this week, and with it, perhaps the beginning of the end of the internal combustion era. This might be the way horse stable owners felt when they first saw a Ford Model T. The new Tesla is as snazzy as the very expensive earlier models, but its price is a more affordable $35,000 rather than the upwards of $100,000 cost of more luxurious models. Elon Musk, like the More

The first Model 3s were delivered this week, and with it, perhaps the beginning of the end of the internal combustion era. This might be the way horse stable owners felt when they first saw a Ford Model T. The new Tesla is as snazzy as the very expensive earlier models, but its price is a more affordable $35,000 rather than the upwards of $100,000 cost of more luxurious models. Elon Musk, like the More

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Would Tesla Acquire Faraday Future And Lucid Motors? – Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha

Lucid Motors and Faraday Future need to fund their yet-to-be-built factories as well as all the other operations to support and warranty cars for decades.

While $700 million may buy a very small factory, a lot more money is needed to provide for a financial runway to scale.

In the event that this money can’t be raised very soon, all signs point to these companies being acquired  More

Lucid Motors and Faraday Future need to fund their yet-to-be-built factories as well as all the other operations to support and warranty cars for decades.

While $700 million may buy a very small factory, a lot more money is needed to provide for a financial runway to scale.

In the event that this money can’t be raised very soon, all signs point to these companies being acquired  More

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GENE MUNSTER: Tesla Model 3 launch is as big as iPhone – Business Insider

The longtime Apple analyst Gene Munster said the launch of Tesla’s Model 3 would be as big as the introduction of the iPhone.

Munster, who has for decades covered tech behemoths like Apple, Google, and Amazon, is bullish on Tesla and has argued that the electric-car maker resembles Apple in its early days.

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The longtime Apple analyst Gene Munster said the launch of Tesla’s Model 3 would be as big as the introduction of the iPhone.

Munster, who has for decades covered tech behemoths like Apple, Google, and Amazon, is bullish on Tesla and has argued that the electric-car maker resembles Apple in its early days.

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Woz thinks the next big innovation will come from Tesla,…

BGR Over the past few decades, Apple has been at the forefront of a number of technological revolutions. From the Apple II and the original Mac to the iPod and the iPhone, there’s no denying that Apple’s long history of innovative products have …… More

BGR Over the past few decades, Apple has been at the forefront of a number of technological revolutions. From the Apple II and the original Mac to the iPod and the iPhone, there’s no denying that Apple’s long history of innovative products have …… More

The Rise Of Electric Vehicles And Autonomous Driving…

Seeking Alpha New reports point to significant disruption in traditional sectors such as the vehicle and energy industries. Electric Vehicles (EV) and adoption of Autonomous Driving seen leading the disruption. Bold prediction regarding the potential for disruption …… More

Seeking Alpha New reports point to significant disruption in traditional sectors such as the vehicle and energy industries. Electric Vehicles (EV) and adoption of Autonomous Driving seen leading the disruption. Bold prediction regarding the potential for disruption …… More

Analyst: Tesla Model 3 Will Mimic the Success of the Apple iPhone | Inverse

he Tesla Model 3 is about to emulate the success of the Apple iPhone, according to a venture capitalist that thinks the company could be worth “hundreds of billions” of dollars by 2027.
The car will start at $35,000, making it by far the cheapest vehicle Tesla makes, and reservations have surpassed the 400,000 mark, representing approximately $16 billion in sales. But while the More

he Tesla Model 3 is about to emulate the success of the Apple iPhone, according to a venture capitalist that thinks the company could be worth “hundreds of billions” of dollars by 2027.
The car will start at $35,000, making it by far the cheapest vehicle Tesla makes, and reservations have surpassed the 400,000 mark, representing approximately $16 billion in sales. But while the More

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Electric Car Demand Remains High Despite Low Gas Prices, AAA Says – The Drive

The past few years have seen consistently low gas prices and, with them, a rise in sales of SUVs. That’s led some carmakers, including Ford , to grumble about meeting current fuel-economy standards, which CEO Mark Fields believes will hinge on selling large numbers of electric cars and hybrids.

But despite low gas prices, AAA says demand for electric cars is still robust. More More

The past few years have seen consistently low gas prices and, with them, a rise in sales of SUVs. That’s led some carmakers, including Ford , to grumble about meeting current fuel-economy standards, which CEO Mark Fields believes will hinge on selling large numbers of electric cars and hybrids.

But despite low gas prices, AAA says demand for electric cars is still robust. More More

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Demand for electric vehicles bucks low gas prices, says AAA

The plug-in version of the Honda Clarity is displayed at the 2017 New York International Auto Show in New York City, U.S. April 12, 2017.
Lower gas prices have not dampened enthusiasm for electric cars, according to a new report from the Automobile Association of America.

More than 30 million Americans are likely to buy an electric vehicle as their next car, and demand among millenni More

The plug-in version of the Honda Clarity is displayed at the 2017 New York International Auto Show in New York City, U.S. April 12, 2017.
Lower gas prices have not dampened enthusiasm for electric cars, according to a new report from the Automobile Association of America.

More than 30 million Americans are likely to buy an electric vehicle as their next car, and demand among millenni More

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China could be world’s leading electric vehicle producer: experts – Pakistan Observer

The Chinese lithium-ion battery industry is growing to be the most powerful in the world, said Simon Moores, managing director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.
In a recent interview with Xinhua, Moores said that the world are seeing the rise of lithium-ion battery megafactories. “While it was started by Tesla’s Gigafactory, 70 percent of this new capacity is being built in China by maj More

The Chinese lithium-ion battery industry is growing to be the most powerful in the world, said Simon Moores, managing director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.
In a recent interview with Xinhua, Moores said that the world are seeing the rise of lithium-ion battery megafactories. “While it was started by Tesla’s Gigafactory, 70 percent of this new capacity is being built in China by maj More

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Electric cars are the future | The National

High prices, limited model choices and the lack of supporting infrastructure are all driving people away from electric cars. As The National reported yesterday , experts and car enthusiasts say that it will take at least a generation to persuade drivers to use electric vehicles, even with higher fuel costs and government incentives. And this won’t happen without better awareness and wides More

High prices, limited model choices and the lack of supporting infrastructure are all driving people away from electric cars. As The National reported yesterday , experts and car enthusiasts say that it will take at least a generation to persuade drivers to use electric vehicles, even with higher fuel costs and government incentives. And this won’t happen without better awareness and wides More

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Self-Driving and Electric Cars Are Going to Have Tons of Strange Effects on Society – MIT Technology Review

Electric cars will be good for the planet and autonomous vehicles will reduce the number of road accidents. That much we know. But what other impacts will the coming automobile revolution provide?

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Tesla is driving future of electric cars | The Sacramento Bee

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Auto executives identify electric vehicles as the top industry trend

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What Trump’s election could mean to auto industry – Chicago Tribune

Donald Trump won the presidency by pledging to restore a vanished and golden economic era, when growth roared, factory jobs flourished and America sat unchallenged atop the global economy.

Yet he never offered much of a roadmap.

Which is why it’s far from clear how Trump will affect the economy, even though his agenda enjoys the advantage of Republican control of both the House More

Donald Trump won the presidency by pledging to restore a vanished and golden economic era, when growth roared, factory jobs flourished and America sat unchallenged atop the global economy.

Yet he never offered much of a roadmap.

Which is why it’s far from clear how Trump will affect the economy, even though his agenda enjoys the advantage of Republican control of both the House More

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How to buy a $35000 brand-new electric car for under $14000

MarketWatch The only thing keeping more people from ditching gasoline is that people don’t realize how freaking amazing electric cars are, and they also don’t realize you can now get one for the less than the price of a Honda Fit. Out of a dozen or more options on …… More

MarketWatch The only thing keeping more people from ditching gasoline is that people don’t realize how freaking amazing electric cars are, and they also don’t realize you can now get one for the less than the price of a Honda Fit. Out of a dozen or more options on …… More

An all-electric car fleet can save lives and over $30 billion in health & climate costs in the US, says study | Electrek

The general benefits of all-electric vehicles have been fairly understood for a while now. It’s why there are several federal and state incentives for consumers to buy them and automakers to make them, but now a new study is giving us a more detailed look at the health and climate costs associated with gas-powered cars in the US, and the impact of a transition to a mostly all-electric fleet.
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The general benefits of all-electric vehicles have been fairly understood for a while now. It’s why there are several federal and state incentives for consumers to buy them and automakers to make them, but now a new study is giving us a more detailed look at the health and climate costs associated with gas-powered cars in the US, and the impact of a transition to a mostly all-electric fleet.
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