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Nikola faced fraud allegations upon announcing a $2 billion deal with General Motors, but GM doesn't seem worried

Massimo Pinca/Reuters Almost immediately after Nikola and GM announced a strategic partnership, with GM taking a stake in the startup, Nikola came under attack from short-sellers. Hindenburg Research alleged that Nikola is a fraud, but GM CEO Mary Barra stressed that GM had done its homework. Nikola is a high-risk venture that's trying to shed some execution risk by partnering with GM to build a pickup truck while Nikola focuses on semitrucks. Until Nikola starts selling vehicles, it's a ...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Opinion, France, Ipo, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Bloomberg, David, Ford, Mary Barra, Auto Industry, Gm, SEC

The Audi e-tron was built to challenge the Tesla Model X — I drove the all-electric SUVs to see how they stack up

The Audi e-tron is a good electric SUV, but it's not as good as the Tesla Model X. Matthew DeBord/Insider I compared an $89,000 Audi e-tron SUV and a Tesla Model X, now selling for about $100,000.The Model X has been the premier electric SUV in the market since 2015. The e-tron was touted as a challenger.But the e-tron has far less range than the Model X, and depending on trim levels, the e-tron can end up costing more than the Tesla.It's tough to argue against the Model X, even though ...
Tags: Transportation, Review, Trends, Tesla, Features, Porsche, Luxury cars, Audi, Electric Cars, SUVs, Tesla Model X, VW Group, Car Review, Benjamin Zhang, Matthew DeBord, Audi E-tron

Lucid Motors will launch an electric SUV on the heels of its Air sedan — see the first images of 'Project Gravity'

Lucid Motors Project Gravity. Lucid Motors After debuting its all-electric sedan, the Air, Lucid Motors also published images of its upcoming SUV. For now, it's called Project Gravity and it will be built on the same platform as the Air. A company spokesperson told Business Insider that Lucid hopes to bring Project Gravity to market by 2023. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On the heels of the all-electric Lucid Air sedan, California EV startup Lucid Motors also released...
Tags: Transportation, California, Trends, Autos, Air, EVs, Electric Cars, SUVs, Cto, Lucid, Lucid Motors, Lucid Air, Kristen Lee, Peter Rawlinson, Air Lucid Motors, BITranspo

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Volcanic eruptions, futuristic vehicles and open education in our look around the web Slow Factory’s Open Education Fall Calendar Founded in 2012 by Céline Semaan, Slow Factory continues its quest to increase “sustainability literacy” in fashion and all that it entails. Once such endeavor is through free, open education—and they have just announced their upcoming class calendar. With courses including Cultural Appropriation and North Indigenous …
Tags: Drinks, Design, News, Education, Cars, Sustainability, Cannabis, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Online Courses, Survival, EVs, Electric Cars, Online Learning, Linkaboutit, Link About It

Mercedes-Benz EQS Spied, Foreshadows M-B’s EV Future

Mercedes-Benz is working to deliver on its promise of having 10 or more EVs on the market by 2022, as evidenced by spy shots of the EQS unearthed via Motor Authority. The EQS will be a large sedan, poised to sell alongside the flagship S-Class. Production could start this year, putting it on the market […] The post Mercedes-Benz EQS Spied, Foreshadows M-B’s EV Future appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Mercedes Benz, EVs, Electric Cars, Future Cars, Motor Authority, News Blog, Mercedes-benz Eqs

Lucid Motors just unveiled a new EV that starts at $80,000 and can beat a Tesla Model S on paper — check out the Air

Lucid Air. Lucid The Air is Lucid Motors's first, all-electric sedan that boasts a spacious interior and a long range. The base Air starts at $80,000, while the range-topping, limited-edition Air Dream Edition starts at $169,000. The Air will be available starting in spring 2021. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the world of luxury EVs, the Tesla Model S has largely gone unchallenged — until now. Now, we have the all-new, all-electric Lucid Air, which boasts incredibl...
Tags: Transportation, California, Trends, Tesla, Autos, Epa, Air, West Coast, North America, EVs, Electric Cars, Tesla Model S, Lucid, Leap, Rawlinson, Lucid Motors

Grounded for years, the Lucid Air electric car is finally ready to fly

Several companies have promised electric cars to take on Tesla, but the 517-mile, tech-heavy Lucid Air luxury sedan might be the most serious contender so far.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Luxury cars, Electric Cars, Lucid Air, Lucid Air electric

The designer of Lucid's $80,000 Tesla rival says it will be spacious enough to offer business class-like reclining seats

Lucid Air. Lucid Business Insider spoke with Derek Jenkins, the VP of design at Lucid Motors, about designing the company's upcoming Air EV. The Air officially debuted on Wednesday. The Air was first sketched out in 2015 and the design team had to figure out what would still look futuristic by the time the car debuted in 2020. Because Lucid compacted the size of the Air’s drive components, there was a lot of interior space that could be maximized. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Tesla, Autos, Air, Volkswagen, EVs, Electric Cars, Tesla Model S, Lucid, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Jenkins, Lucid Motors, Lucid Air, Kristen Lee

How Tesla Improves the Range of Its Electric Cars

Car and Driver magazine explores what gives Tesla's vehicles their comparatively long range. And apparently one factor is just "big batteries. This may be obvious, but a battery that holds more energy should translate to more range, and Tesla has the largest battery packs out there... What isn't always obvious is how much of a battery pack's energy is usable versus its maximum theoretical or gross capacity... Based on the limited data we have, it seems that Tesla allows its cars to use more of a...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Epa, Audi, Electric Cars, Standard Range Plus

Tesla's cars are too expensive, and Elon Musk knows it — here's why that could be a big problem for the electric-vehicle leader

Tesla CEO Elon Musk knows his cars cost too much. AP Photo Over the course of about two decades, Tesla has established a micro-monopoly over the electric car market. But to survive, it has had to charge a lot for its vehicles, which runs counter to CEO Elon Musk's master plan to kill off the internal-combustion engine. It's possible that Tesla will never face meaningful EV competition, despite numerous companies jumping into the action. But eventually, Tesla could end up monopolizing data...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Opinion, Wall Street, Monopoly, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Peter Thiel

The Los Angeles Police Department's barely used fleet of BMW i3 EVs is being sold for dirt cheap

LAPD BMW i3. BMW Cars from the LAPD's fleet of barely used BMW i3s are being sold at New Century BMW in Alhambra, California.  The cars all have pretty low miles and are all priced between $15,000 and $18,000, a dealership rep told Business Insider. The dealership sold its first shipment of 28 cars in just four days, but a new shipment is coming this month. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2016, BMW won the bid to supply the Los Angeles Police Department with hundreds...
Tags: Transportation, California, Police, Los Angeles, Trends, Autos, Cbs, Bmw, EVs, Lapd, Electric Cars, Eric Garcetti, Southern California, Bmw I3, Los Angeles Police Department, CBS Los Angeles

Volkswagen just unveiled the airy, minimalist interior for its first American EV — check out the upcoming ID.4

Volkswagen ID.4 EV interior. Volkswagen The ID.4 will be Volkswagen’s first all-electric car offered in the US. It’s built on Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix technology platform, otherwise known as "MEB." The ID.4 will officially debut later this month. Interior photos published on Friday show an airy but conservative interior. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Volkswagen already has an all-electric car out in the form of the ID.3 hatchback, but that particular...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Autos, Toyota, Volkswagen, EVs, Electric Cars, Ev, Interior, Kristen Lee, Volkswagen ID.4, Volkswagen Volkswagen, BITranspo, 2021 Volkswagen ID.4, Klaus Zyciora

Ford’s electric 1,502-hp Mustang dragster burns tires, not race fuel

It runs an 8.27-second quarter mile without burning a drop of gas
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford Mustang, Ford, Electric Cars, Race Cars

Fiat Chrysler's Jeep rolls out plug-in rechargeable Wrangler, more hybrid and full electric Jeeps to come

Jeep plans to offer gas-electric hybrid vehicles, and eventually full electric powertrains. The company unveiled the first of their battery-powered vehicles for the U.S. on Thursday, a plug-in rechargeable Wrangler that is slated to go on sale in America, Europe and China in early 2021. From the Associated Press: The Wrangler 4xe can go 25 miles (40 kilometers) on electricity before a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine takes over. Drivers can choose to have an engine-powered generat...
Tags: Business, Video, News, China, US, Fca, Electric Cars, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Europe China, America Europe, Christian Meunier, Tesla Jeep Brand

Polestar is Tesla's newest and fiercest challenger on the luxury EV market — here's how to buy and own one

2021 Polestar 2. Polestar Polestar is a new stand-alone electric car brand from Volvo and Geely.Though the car is marketed as a separate brand, it still relies heavily on Volvo's established dealer network.Polestar cars can be serviced at participating Volvo service centers. Customers can take advantage of a complimentary pickup and drop-off service within a 150-mile radius of a participating dealership.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.As more and more luxury EVs from star...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, US, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Connecticut, Car Buying, Autos, Philadelphia, Seattle, Mercedes, EVs, Bentley, Volvo, Electric Cars

Tesla's planned $5 billion share sale pushes bonds to records as the automaker's balance sheet strengthens

Mark Ralson/AFP via Getty Images Tesla's traditional bond expiring in 2025 climbed to a record 104.36 cents on the dollar on Tuesday after the company announced plans to .The sale bolsters Tesla's balance sheet and eases debt worries as it prepares to roll out new models and expand its factory footprint.The bond sat at a record-low 79 cents on the dollar in mid-March as investors feared the coronavirus pandemic would slam Tesla's efforts to thrive in China.The instruments have since ralli...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, China, Cars, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Walmart, Ford, Michael Jordan, Shanghai, TSLA, Bond Market, Bonds, Electric Cars, Fiat Chrysler

Watch the Lucid Air EV beat a Tesla Model S on the drag strip with a 9.9-second quarter-mile

Lucid Air. Lucid The Lucid Air is the first all-electric car from Lucid Motors. Last month, we learned that it'll have a Tesla-smashing estimated range of 517 miles.A video uploaded on Wednesday shows the car achieving a 9.9-second quarter mile.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.If you're not already, you should be paying attention to the Lucid Air, the first all-electric car from California-based automaker Lucid Motors. The upcoming Air not only made headlines last month by...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, California, Trends, Tesla, Porsche, Autos, Air, EVs, Electric Cars, Tesla Model S, Lucid, Bugatti Veyron, Dominic Toretto, Tech Insider, Carscoops

The MINI Cooper Electric beats the Tesla Model 3 on just one point — but it's a crucial one

The MINI Electric is a new thing for the ever-cool brand. Matthew DeBord/Insider A few years back, I tested a Tesla Model 3 and was blown away by the greatness of the car.More recently, I reviewed a MINI Cooper SE Electric, a nifty EV from a carmaker know for delivering driving pleasure.The Model 3 is a much better car than the MINI in almost every measure — but the MINI nips the Tesla when it comes to driving fun.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.In some ways, MINI was Tes...
Tags: Transportation, Review, Trends, Tesla, Features, Bmw, Mini, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Cooper, Tesla Model, Car Review, Tech Insider, Matthew DeBord, Franz von Holzhausen, MINI Electric

Report: Mass Nickel Mining Probably Won’t Be Great for the Environment

Electric vehicle manufacturers are already struggling to maintain supply lines as demand for batteries increases in practically every industry in existence. Automakers have recently begun branching out to secure the raw materials necessary for their production while also trying to cozy up to battery suppliers who already know they have them over a barrel. Some, […] The post Report: Mass Nickel Mining Probably Won’t Be Great for the Environment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Going Green, Mining, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, EVs, Electric Cars, News Blog, Nickel, BEVs, Battery supply, Battery Suppliers, Enviornmentalism, Nickel Mining

Aston Martin is selling $60,000 electric kiddie versions of one of its iconic 1960s sports cars — take a closer look

Aston Martin DB5 Junior. The Little Car Company Aston Martin and The Little Car Company teamed up to create a pint-sized, electric version of the iconic DB5 sports car. With a top speed of 30 mph and a range of up to 20 miles, the DB5 junior isn't your average toy car. It also comes in a sportier Vantage version that has double the power and a higher top speed. The DB5 Junior starts at roughly $47,000, while the DB5 Vantage Junior retails for $60,000 and up. Visit Business Insider's homepag...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Features, Luxury cars, Aston Martin, Electric Cars, Aston, Aston Martins, Tech Insider, Tim Levin, Little Car Company, BITranspo, Little Car Company Aston Martin, DB5 Vantage Junior, Junior Aston Martin, Aston Martin DB5 Junior The Little Car Company

Lucid reveals the secret behind its electric sedan’s 517-mile range

Battery technology is only one part of the equation -- Physics is the other
Tags: Cars, Trends, EVs, Electric Cars, Lucid, Sedans, Lucid Air

Tesla Model S vs. Lucid Air

Tesla's Model S has reigned over its class for far too long. Will the upcoming Lucid Air take its crown away?
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electric Cars, Tesla Model S, Lucid, Buying Guides, Lucid Air

Tesla Model S vs. Lucid Air: Is there a new king?

Tesla's Model S has reigned over its class for far too long. Will the upcoming Lucid Air take its crown away?
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electric Cars, Tesla Model S, Lucid, Buying Guides, Lucid Air

Rivian says its electric pickup truck and SUV will both have interiors that rival Bentley, Lamborghini, and Lincoln

Rivian R1S. Rivian Rivian wants to create world-class vehicles that have interiors rivaling Lamborghini, Bentley, Lincoln, and Audi, a company exec told WardsAuto.The company's director of crafted quality, Richard Vaughan, said that Rivian is "benchmarking the greatest."The R1T and R1S will officially debut in 2021.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Since the cabin of a car is where you spend most of your time throughout the ownership of a car, a nice interior can make a wor...
Tags: Transportation, Cars, Trends, Autos, Lincoln, Audi, EVs, Bentley, Electric Cars, Vaughan, Lamborghini, Wardsauto, Richard Vaughan, Kristen Lee, Electric trucks, Bentley Lamborghini

Tesla Delivered More Than 90,000 Cars Last Quarter

(CNN) — Tesla sales and production were hurt by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns. But not as much as some other automakers. The electric car company reported Thursday it delivered 90,650 cars to customers during the quarter. That’s down 5% from a year ago, but far less than the drops of 30% or more reported by other automakers on Wednesday. Tesla’s second-quarter sales were up a bit from the 88,400 cars it delivered in the first quarter. Production was down, though, falling 20% from the first...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Autos, Autos News, Electric Cars, Fremont California, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, CNN Tesla

2020 Volkswagen ID.3 first drive: The iCar Apple Didn’t Build

Electric and connected, the ID.3 is the most important VW since the first Golf
Tags: Cars, Trends, Vw, Volkswagen, Electric Cars, Infotainment, Hatchbacks, Volkswagen ID.3

Hyundai launching all-electric brand, with three models on the way

Two of the three Ioniq models will be based on previous concept cars
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Hyundai, Electric Cars, Ioniq

2021 Polestar 2 first drive review: More than a Swedish Tesla

The Polestar 2 is the first electric car from Volvo's spinoff brand. The hatchback boasts dual-motor all-wheel drive and an Android-based infotainment system.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Volvo, Electric Cars, Polestar, Hatchbacks, Polestar 2

GMC Hummer EV teased again as reveal date moves to fall

Delayed by the coronavirus, GMC's 1,000-horsepower electric truck will still debut before the end of the year.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Electric Cars, Pickup Trucks, Gmc, Electric pickup trucks, GMC Hummer EV

Everything you need to know about the GMC Hummer EV

Hummer is coming back, but it's not going to be anything like the gas-guzzling, war-ready trucks you remember.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Electric Cars, Pickup Trucks, Future Cars, Gmc, Hummer, GMC Hummer