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Tesla said to be readying new long-lasting, low-cost batteries to put EVs at price parity with gas cars

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been touting forthcoming battery technology improvements, going so far as to dub a forthcoming company talk “battery day” in prior public comments. Now Reuters is reporting that the automaker plans to unveil new advanced in battery technology it has developed that can produce power sources for its EVs which last for “millions of miles” and can be produced at low costs – allowing the automaker to sell cars at or below the market cost of equivalent gas-guzzling intern...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Science, China, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Nevada, Chemicals, Driver, Electric Cars, Musk


Elon Musk to County Health Officials: Arrest Me, Cowards

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has made something of a one-man sport out of spouting off uninformed, contrarian opinions about the novel coronavirus pandemic. He’s repeatedly made inaccurate predictions that the whole thing is overblown and will be over soon, told workers to keep showing up at Tesla plant in …Read more...
Tags: Health, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Tesla, Automotive, Automobiles, Electric Cars, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Shelter At Work, Elon Musk to County Health


Japanese, Chinese and Korean Cars Makers Are Serious About Catching Tesla

Sandy Munro indicated that every OEM (original equipment maker) in Japan and most in China and Korea are buying his teardown reports on Tesla electric cars. Sandy only sold one of his reports in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Japan, Science, Technology, China, Cars, Tesla, World, Innovation, Korea, Electric Cars, Sandy, Sandy Munro


Electric Cars Are Better For The Environment Than A 50 MPG Gasoline Car: Report

Electric cars increasingly seem to be the answer for lowering America’s transportation emissions numbers. Not only do they already produce zero emissions in the process of driving, but even pollute far less than gasoline cars when you take into account the emissions generated in the production of the electricity…Read more...
Tags: Science, America, EVs, Electric Cars, Emissions


Hyundai Give $110 Million To Electric Delivery Van Company Arrival

Not nearly as important to the ecosystem of the American business, but absolutely vital to the UK and other Europeans is the short range delivery van. This commercial van is the lifeblood of small business deliveries all over the Kingdom, and Arrival is among the first to really apply BEV technology to the so-called…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Investments, Kingdom, Hyundai, Electric Cars, Electric Vans, Delivery Van, Electric Delivery Van Company Arrival


Hummer Is Coming Back As An Electric Off-Road Pickup By GMC: Wall Street Journal

In the latest and juiciest of Hummer-related rumors, the Wall Street Journal claims that “people familiar with the matter” say GM is bringing back Hummer as an off-road electric pickup model under the GMC brand. Set to debut in early 2022, the truck will be shown off by basketball genius LeBron James during this…Read more...
Tags: Science, Gm, Lebron James, Electric Cars, Wall Street Journal, Hummer, Electric Hummer


Elon Musk Dances Like Nobody's Watching at Tesla Event in China

Billionaire tech founder Elon Musk made quite a splash in China today, where he took the stage to show off the Tesla Model 3 that’s made at the company’s new multibillion-dollar plant near Shanghai—the first outside of the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Science, China, Cars, Tesla, Dancing, Shanghai, Grimes, Electric Cars, Alternative Energy, Tesla Event


Tesla Beats Estimates With a Record 112,000 Cars Delivered in Fourth Quarter

Tesla delivered a record 112,000 vehicles globally during the fourth quarter. Analysts expected Tesla to deliver 106,000 vehicles to customers during the fourth quarter. Elon Musk and Tesla had... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, World, Innovation, Batteries, Electric Cars, Fourth Quarter


A Quick Look At What Made 2019 A Huge Year For Electric Cars

In a few years, when much of the world’s highway system is dominated with electric cars, we’ll all look back upon 2019 as a pivotal year. Perhaps not the pivotal year, but an important one nonetheless in the automobile’s transition away from internal combustion. Let’s have a quick peek at what happened in the EV world…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Ford, Gm, EVs, Electric Cars, Rivian, Harley Devidson


Autonomous Vehicles May Stop Looking Like Cars

Autonomous vehicles without steering wheels, EV tax credit update, and lower speed limits coming soon to a city near you (probably). All this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, December 23, 2019. Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Gm, Autonomous Cars, Seattle, Electric Cars


The Most Improved Tech of the Past Ten Years

In the grand scheme of things, ten years is nothing; an insignificant slice of our planet’s long timeline. But when it comes to technological innovation, a lot can change in a decade, and some of the gadgets, software, and silicon you relied on back in 2010 now seems almost ancient and ready for the antique market.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Technology, Bluetooth, Messaging, Tech, Wireless, Oled, Electric Cars, Biometrics, Self Driving Cars, Decades End


Here's Why The Porsche Taycan Turbo's EPA Range Is So Bad

This week, we learned the EPA rated the new 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo’s range at just 201 miles on a charge. That’s worse than almost every other electric car on sale today, and far worse than the 300 miles Porsche teased a couple of years ago, so what made the EPA figure so low?Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Porsche, Epa, Electric Cars, Porsche Taycan, 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo, Porsche Taycan Turbo


The Only Way For Long-Term Electric Car Sales To Work Is To Do What The Communists Did

I saw an article recently documenting how Tesloop , a Southern California car shuttle service that only operates Teslas, has some of the highest-mileage Teslas in the world, with many having over 300,000 miles on the clock. The important part here, though, is that maintenance-wise, the cars are doing fantastic, way…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Car Buying, Electric Cars, Southern California, Teslas


Chuck Schumer Proposes Electric-Only Cars by 2040, But That Won't Solve Climate Change

On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced a $454 billion plan to remove gas-guzzling vehicles from U.S. roads by 2040. In doing so, the plan would start to address the largest chunk of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Public Transit, Equity, Electric Cars, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Gimme High Speed Rail


Dyson Kills Electric Car Development Saying It's Too Hard to Make a Profit

Despite developing an expertise in batteries and electric motors over the years with all the R&D behind its cyclone vacuums, in an email sent to staff today that was shared with The Verge, CEO James Dyson announced his company would abandon its plans for an electric car, citing concerns it couldn’t find a way to make…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Technology, James Dyson, Dyson, Electric Cars


The Electric Polestar 2 Performance Pack Is No Match For The Tesla Model 3, But It Is Cheaper

You have to love colored seatbelts. Red is great. The light blue belts in the Hyundai Veloster N are incredible. Now, the optional performance pack for the electric 2020 Polestar 2 may not add any more power, but it will wrap you safely in gold, among other things, for around $6,600 (in Europe).Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Volvo, Electric Cars, Polestar, Polestar 2, 2020 Polestar 2, Electric Polestar


Report Finds Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot Function May Pose Serious Safety Risks Without Driver Engagement

A newer Tesla feature to allow its cars to switch lanes automatically may present safety risks for drivers who aren’t actively engaged while the setting is enabled, according to findings by Consumer Reports.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Electric Cars, Self Driving Cars


Enough with the 'Actually, Electric Cars Pollute More' Bullshit Already

I know, I know, dunking on the Wall Street Journal editorial board is a bit like smacking your four-year-old nephew’s would-be jumper out of the air before it even leaves his hands. But in an Op-Ed last week it peddled the tired and disingenuous notion that electric cars, by the very virtue of their production,…Read more...
Tags: Journalismism, Science, Tesla, Electric Cars, Wall Street Journal


Man Concludes 'World's Longest' Trip in Electric Car

In an epic road trip spanning more than three years, 33 countries, and roughly 59,000 miles, Dutchman Weibe Wakker set what is believed to be the record for the ‘world’s longest trip’ by an electric car, yesterday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sustainability, Electric Vehicles, World Record, Electric Cars, Plug Me In, Weibe Wakker


We Dug Into a Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt to Learn Their Secrets

If you still don’t believe that electric cars are, at the very least, going to be a big part of our automotive future, then, well, I suppose have fun in your beautiful gasoline-soaked fantasy life. If you’re like most everyone else with eyes and brains, you know EVs are here to stay, and it makes sense to get to know…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Chevy, Bmw, Bolt, Chevrolet, EVs, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Chevy Bolt, Chevrolet Bolt, Bmw I3, Tesla Model, Munro, Munro Associates


Watch Us Dig Into a Totally Disassembled Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt to Learn Their Secrets

If you still don’t believe that electric cars are, at the very least, going to be a big part of our automotive future, then, well, I suppose have fun in your beautiful gasoline-soaked fantasy life. If you’re like most everyone else with eyes and brains, you know EVs are here to stay, and it makes sense to get to know…Read more...
Tags: Science, EVs, Electric Cars, Chevy Bolt, Munro, Munro Associates


Electric Truck Startup Rivian's Patents Look a Lot Like My Idea for Modular Cars

First, let me be clear that I’m not, in any legal sense, accusing anyone of anything. All I’m saying is that there’s been two recent patent filings from the electric truck-making startup Rivian that happen to be a hell of a lot like ideas from articles I’ve written in the past. They’re ideas that, I think, just make…Read more...
Tags: Science, Electric Cars, Car Design, Rivian, Electric Truck Startup Rivian


Here's What Happens to Your Electric Car in a Bitter Canadian Winter

Electric cars may be the solution to some of our problems, but if they’re going to be our main source of transportation they need to work everywhere, all the time.Read more...
Tags: Science, Batteries, Car Tech, Electric Cars, Chevrolet Bolt, Winter Driving, Jalopnik Reviews


The Truth About Brake Pad Replacement in Teslas And Other EVs

The day after Christmas, Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave us an unexpected gift. Brake pads on Teslas would “literally never” need to be replaced, he said, thanks in part to the electric car’s regenerative brakes cutting way down on brake pad use compared to a conventional car. That seemed a little too good to be true! But…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Chevrolet, Electric Cars, Nissan Leaf


The Fascinating Engineering Behind VW's Electric Car Platform of the Future

Volkswagen, the company that brought us Dieselgate, wants us forget its last eco-disaster by promising to bring affordable electric cars to the masses starting in 2020. Those cars will ride on an all-new electric platform called MEB. The automaker calls it “one of the most important projects in the history of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Vw, Volkswagen, Electric Cars, Dieselgate, Meb, Volkswagen Meb, Vw Me


The White House Wants to End the $7,500 EV Tax Credit as Early as 2020

President Donald Trump has been teasing a super vague threat to end “all” of General Motors’ tax subsidies, in response to the automaker’s plan to cut 14,000 jobs and potentially close four U.S. plants. On Monday, Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow elaborated that the White House would like to happen by 2020 at the…Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, General Motors, Donald Trump, Electric Cars, Trump, Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump, Car Policy


Tesla's $35,000 Model 3 Would Cost $38,000 to Make Right Now, Elon Musk Reportedly Says 

The long-promised $35,000 Tesla Model 3 is supposed to materialize early next year, but at this point, the automaker would lose money on every base model that rolls off the line. That’s what CEO Elon Musk reportedly told employees this week.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Car Technology, Make Right Now Elon Musk Reportedly Says


China Is Constantly Monitoring the Location of EV Drivers

This’ll surely give anyone concerned about privacy the creeps. More than 200 manufacturers—including Volkswagen, Ford, General Motors, BMW, and Tesla—submit precise locations of vehicles to the Chinese government, according to an eye-popping story from the Associated Press.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, China, General Motors, Tesla, Electric Cars, Car Technology, Associated Press Read, Volkswagen Ford General Motors BMW


What Trump Could Do to Screw With General Motors (and the Auto Industry)

President Donald Trump cut loose Tuesday about General Motors’ decision to cut 15,000 jobs and potentially shutter four U.S. factories, claiming he’s considering axing “all” of the automaker’s “subsidies.” No one seems to have any idea what, if anything, Trump could do unilaterally with subsidies, but he does have a…Read more...
Tags: Science, General Motors, Donald Trump, Electric Cars, Trump, Car Technology


A Part of Detroit Was Destroyed in the 1980s So GM Could Build a Plant It Might Close Now

When General Motors announced today that it planned to cut up to 14,000 jobs and might close five U.S. plants, the scope of the restructuring plan caught practically everyone by surprise. It also reopened a particularly sore wound in Detroit, which actually helped destroy parts of the city in the 1980s to make way for…Read more...
Tags: Science, General Motors, Gm, Detroit, Electric Cars, Inside Eight Mile



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