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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


Tesla Model 3 Owner Recharges Car by Having It Towed

The Tesla Model 3, like most electric vehicles, uses regenerative braking to help trickle charge the car’s battery and extend the range. In theory, one could use the regenerative powers of the car’s motors to charge the battery by having the whole thing towed, and now a Model 3 owner has put that to the test.Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Car Technology


Former Tesla Employee Charged With Embezzling $9.3 Million From Musk's Company

A former Tesla employee was charged by a federal grand jury today of embezzling roughly $9.3 million from Elon Musk’s electric car company over the course of two years. The indictment comes as the result of an FBI inquiry.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Fbi, Electric Cars, Doj, Musk s Company


Tesla Autopilot used to remotely switch parking spots

A Tesla owner used the current autonomous driving and parking capabilities to remotely change parking spots. With Smart Summon, the Tesla car can navigate more complex environments and parking... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, World, Car, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Robotics, Electric Cars


Dyson's New Electric Car Manufacturing Plant in Singapore Scheduled to Open in 2021

Dyson is best known as a company that makes high-end vacuum cleaners, but it’s looking to cars for the future. The company announced back in September of 2017 that it was planning to get into the electric car business, and today Dyson gave the world a peek at how it’s going to make that happen with the announcement of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Singapore, Cars, Dyson, Electric Cars, Jim Rowan, New Electric Car Manufacturing Plant


We're Absolutely Screwed Unless We Switch to Electric Vehicles

A new report from the United Nations offers a terrifying and stark forecast of the immediate consequences of climate change—far worse than previous thought, as The New York Times put it. One particular noteworthy point offered up is a call for cities to transition to electrification, and fast. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles, New York Times, United Nations, Electric Cars, Car Technology, Car Policy


Mazda Officially Announces the Return of the Rotary Engine As Range Extenders for Electric Cars

See? And you thought all that praying to Ahura Mazda was for nothing, right? Well it worked: Mazda’s legendary Wankel rotary engine is coming back! To cars! Of course, Ahura Mazda’s power isn’t exactly what it was back in 500 BCE, so there’s a catch: the rotaries will just be used as range extenders for upcoming Mazda…Read more...
Tags: Science, Electric Cars, Mazda, BCE, Wankel, Paris Auto Show, Ahura Mazda, Rotary Engines


Tesla Autopilot Not Working After Latest Over-the-Air Update, Owners Say

A hiccup in Tesla’s latest over-the-air update caused several owners to lose all functionality of their vehicle’s semi-autonomous Autopilot driver aid system. Tesla told one driver it’s a “known issue” internally and a fix is expected by Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Electric Cars, Autopilot, Self Driving Cars, Car Techology, Air Update Owners Say


Ford Is Blowing It

Ford teased out an image Thursday of its upcoming “Mustang-inspired” electric SUV tentatively dubbed the Mach 1. And the ambiguity of it all—inspired... how?—plus the extremely poorly received news that Ford’s dumping all its sedans and small cars for SUVs underscores the reality that this transition from old rigid…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ford, Mobility, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, Mach, Jim Hackett, Car Technology


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

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Tags: Art, Photography, Science, Design, Animals, Planes, Cars, Tech, History, Cameras, Birds, Airplanes, Robots, Jaguar, Nikon, Robotics


Elon Musk Now Says Tesla Will Remain Public

More than two weeks after Elon Musk took everyone by surprise with a haphazard pitch to take Tesla private, without any substantive proposal in place at the time, the automaker’s CEO is now scrapping the plan.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Car Technology, Elon Musk Now Says Tesla Will Remain Public


2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance: Here's What We Thought

What can one person determine about the ultra-important Tesla Model 3 Performance with just an hour and a half behind the wheel? Probably not much, but this week we had the collective brain-weight of four Jalopnik writers who took turns inside the quickest and most powerful version of Tesla’s compact car. And we…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model, Jalopnik Reviews, Tesla Model 3 Performance


Just How Far Can You Push an Electric Car Battery?

It weighs 440 pounds, it endures temperatures up to 140 degrees, and it’s been on a four-year stint that amounts to the same distance as going to the moon and back. Not my luggage, despite what you might assume, but the absolute unit at the back of the first generation of Formula E race cars. Slapping the roof of this…Read more...
Tags: Science, Batteries, Formula E, Electric Cars, Car Technology


The Guy Who Salvages Ruined Teslas and Puts Them Back on the Road

Tesla is a bit of a control freak when it comes to repairing its electric vehicles. If you try to buy parts to make your own repairs, they won’t let you. The company views it as a way of protecting its reputation and ensuring quality. But YouTuber Rich Benoit believes Tesla owners should be able to work on their own…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Road, Electric Cars, Tesla Model S, Wrenching, Salvage Cars, Rich Benoit, YouTuber Rich Benoit


Get a Load of This Ridiculous Story About How Elon Musk Called a Tesla Critic’s Boss to Complain About Him

When you’re immersed in the toxic sideshow that is the ongoing debate between Tesla’s bears and bulls, it’s common to feel like whatever’s happening with the automaker—production problems, the CEO baselessly calling someone a pedophile—can’t get any stupider. But we may have just hit the apex of stupid. Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Electric Cars, Car Technology



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