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China's car sales are surging as it recovers from the pandemic, and that's great news for Tesla (TSLA)

China is growing as a profit center for Tesla, and the country reported a rebound in car sales in July on Tuesday. It's good news for the world's largest auto market, and potentially even better news for Tesla.  However, electric vehicles are still under pressure following the cutting of a government subsidy for buyers.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Car sales are booming in China as the coronavirus pandemic fades in the country, which could be good news for Tesla in an ...
Tags: North Korea, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Beijing, Shanghai, Associated Press, New York Stock Exchange, Electric, Musk, Wedbush, Ives, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, NIO, Tesla TSLA


Zin Boats reinvents the electric speedboat in a bid to become the Tesla of the sea

The automotive industry is knee deep in the vast transition to electric, but one place where gas is still going strong is out on the water. Seattle startup Zin Boats wants to start what you might call a sea change by showing, as Tesla did with cars, that an electric boat can be not just better for the planet, but better in almost every other way as well. With a minimalist design like a silver bullet, built almost entirely from carbon fiber, the 20-foot Z2R is less than half the weight of compara...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Transportation, Europe, Hardware, Montana, Tech, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Jesus, Bmw, North America, Seattle, Duffy, Monte Carlo


Is Zillow the next Amazon?

As the real estate technology company's market cap approaches $18 billion, analysts ponder what role Zillow will play in the world of technology giants.
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Real Estate, Youtube, Wall Street, Tesla, Analysis, Radio, Ford, Zillow, Redfin, Market Cap, Keller Williams, Realogy, Spencer Rascoff


Lucid boasts its upcoming EV will have a world-beating 517 miles of range

Electric vehicles are becoming an ever more compelling proposition. They’re getting cheaper and are able to drive even further between charges. But one EV startup just set a new bar when it comes to range. Lucid, a new EV company that’s now led by a former Tesla engineer who spearheaded the Model S, is saying that its upcoming Air EV will be capable of driving more than 500 miles (around 800 km) on a single charge — 517 miles (832 km) to be exact. [Read: Judge finally rules that Uber and Lyft dr...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Tesla, Shift, Lucid


Upcoming electric pickups promise everything from bulletproofing to onboard fridges — here's what to expect from Tesla, Rivian, and others

Electric pickup trucks are expected to flood the car market over the next couple of years, and many of them promise to pack cool and useful features.  Tesla claims its Cybertruck will be bulletproof, Rivian has showed off an innovative "gear tunnel" cargo area in its R1T, and Nikola Motors says its Badger will have a drinking fountain.  Buyers of the Bollinger B2 will be able to remove doors and windows, and carry cargo that's up to 16 feet long.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Ford, Musk, Motor Authority, Ford General Motors, Badger, Bollinger, Nikola, Trevor Milton, Nikola Motors, Rivian, Cybertruck, Lordstown Endurance, Nikola Badger


The Lucid Air could be the first electric car with over 500 miles of range

Lucid, an electric vehicle company headed by former Tesla engineer Peter Rawlinson, has announced that its upcoming Lucid Air car is expected to get an EPA-rated range of at least 517 miles.
Tags: Tesla, Cnn, Epa, Lucid, Lucid Air, Peter Rawlinson


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. An internal Facebook audit reportedly shows QAnon groups have millions of members, but some employees who ran the investigation fear the company won't take any action. The employees also expressed concern that QAnon's presence on the popular social network might influence the upcoming 2020 presidential election. A California judge ruled that Uber and Lyft have to class...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Europe, Elon Musk, London, Pinterest, Microsoft, Congress, California, Softbank, Trends, Linkedin, Tesla, Bloomberg, Paris


An outspoken Tesla critic and short-seller is suing Elon Musk, alleging he defamed him by saying the Tesla short 'almost killed' Tesla employees (TSLA)

An outspoken Tesla critic and short-seller, Randeep Hothi, is suing Elon Musk, alleging Musk defamed him when he said Hothi "actively harassed" and "almost killed Tesla employees." Musk made the comments in an email to Aaron Greenspan, the founder of law transparency site PlainSite, who then posted screenshots of the messages to Twitter. Hothi claims Musk should have realized the statements would be made public.  The comments stemmed from an incident April 2019 in which Hothi visited Tesla's F...
Tags: Elon Musk, North Korea, Trends, Tesla, TSLA, Jeff Bezos, Musk, University Of Michigan, FREMONT, Greenspan, Unsworth, Aaron Greenspan, Vernon Unsworth, Randeep Hothi, Hothi, Twitter Hothi


An outspoken Tesla critic and short-seller is suing Elon Musk, alleging he defamed him by saying the Tesla short 'almost killed' Tesla employees

Tesla eventually dropped the suit when it was unwilling to provide evidence that Hothi had been harassing its employees.
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Tesla, Hothi


How old 14 of the world's richest people were when they first became billionaires

Not all billionaires join the three comma club at the same age. Bill Gates may be richer than Mark Zuckerberg, but the Facebook CEO became a billionaire when he was nearly a decade younger. Oprah Winfrey became a billionaire at age 49. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Bill Gates became a billionaire in 1987 at 31, he was the youngest person to ever join the three comma club. In 2008, Mark Zuckerberg took that title when he reached billionaire status at 23.  But not all...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Microsoft, Ebay, Disney, Dallas Mavericks, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Paypal, Snapchat, Larry Page


A Faraday Future prototype hits the auction block

Faraday Future has yet to produce a production vehicle. The company burst out of nowhere in 2015 with wild claims of upsetting the electric vehicle market ruled by Tesla. That hasn’t happened yet, either. Instead, the company has fallen flat with its founder declaring personal bankruptcy, the company losing most of its founding team, and has yet to secure enough capital to produce production vehicles. Along the way, Faraday Future managed to produce several prototypes and one of them is availabl...
Tags: TC, Tech, Tesla, Epa, Faraday Future, Tesla The California


Lucid Motors promises its $100,000 luxury sedan will be 'the world's longest range electric vehicle,' with a range over 440 miles

The Lucid Air, an electric luxury sedan made by Lucid Motors, may break Tesla's record for longest-range electric vehicle.  In a teaser video released Friday, Lucid Motors promised a range of more than 441 miles, which would smash Tesla S's current record of 402 miles. Range remains a key selling point for consumers wary of moving away from internal combustion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Lucid Motors will officially reveal the all-important range of its debut, luxury ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Epa, Air, Lucid, Lucid Motors, Lucid Air, Peter Rawlinson


Chinese Tesla competitor Xpeng Motors files for IPO on the New York Stock Exchange

Xpeng Motors, a Chinese electric-car startup, has filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. The IP comes after Xpeng said earlier this month that it had raised $400 million from investors like Alibaba. With tariffs and trade tensions between the US and China, the company said it "could be adversely affected by political tensions" between the countries. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Xpeng Motors, a Chinese electric-car startup, has filed to go public on the New Y...
Tags: China, Ipo, US, Trends, Tesla, United States, Alibaba, Qatar Investment Authority, SEC, New York Stock Exchange, Cnbc, XPENG Motors, Xpeng, China Xpeng


Polestar 1 Review: A hybrid grand tourer worthy of its $155,000 price

The Polestar 1 is stunning inside and out. But it drives even better than it looks. This is a driver’s car. The Polestar 1 is an electric hybrid sports car, and yet it doesn’t feel like a hybrid. The power plant in the Polestar 1 is fascinating and delivers power in a way that’s different from any other electric or hybrid sports car I’ve driven. It feels like a proper gas-powered grand tourer that can keep up with the best from BMW, Mercedes, and Audi . You’ll swear there’s a V8 in the Pole...
Tags: Energy, TC, Europe, Tech, Tesla, Bmw, Electric, Audi, Mercedes, Volvo, BMW Mercedes, Porsche BMW, Polestar, Roadster Tesla, Tesla Roadster the Polestar


The Station: Uber eats rides, the next micromobility trend, Levandowksi’s day in court

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. A series of recent and upcoming vehicle reveals have provided yet another reminder of how automakers are doubling down on tech. This isn’t just about the shift away from knobs and buttons and to...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, Europe, California, Washington, China, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles


Unpacking Duck Creek Technologies’ IPO and hoped-for $2.7B valuation

Tech stocks retain their highs as the second quarter’s earnings season begins to fade into the rearview mirror, and there are still a number of companies looking to go public while the times are good. It looks like a smart move, as public investors are hungry for growth-oriented shares — which is just what tech and venture-backed companies have in spades. The companies currently looking to go public are diverse. China-based real-estate giant KE Holdings — a hybrid listings company and digital tr...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, China, Boston, Tech, Tesla, Software, SaaS, Initial Public Offering, Software As A Service, Exchange, Temasek, Apax Partners, Duck Creek, Market Analysis


Audi E-Tron vs. Jaguar I-Pace

These electric SUVs don’t have the Tesla's long driving range but make up for it with luxury and styling.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Jaguar, Audi, Buying Guides, Ev, Jaguar I-Pace, Audi E-tron, electric SUVs


CakeResume, which wants to become Asia’s largest tech talent pool, raises $900,000 seed round

CakeResume is a startup creating an alternative for the tech industry to job search platforms like LinkedIn. The Taipei-based company, founded in 2016, announced today that it has raised $900,000 in seed funding from Mynavi, one of the largest staffing and public relations companies in Japan. The round will be used to expand CakeResume’s operations in other countries, including Japan and India. Founder and chief executive officer Trantor Liu, who was a full-stack web developer at Codementor befo...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Asia, Japan, India, Linkedin, Tech, Tesla, Taiwan, United States, Recruitment, Taipei, South Asia


Austin Inno’s Brent Wistrom Covers the City’s Most Exciting Entrepreneurs

Brent Wistrom edits the daily Austin Inno Beat email newsletter, which has emerged over the last five years as a must-read source of information for the city’s startup, entrepreneurial and investment communities The Forrest Files: August 6, 2020 Brent Wistrom is a senior editor at American Inno, overseeing half of Inno’s 14 markets. He covers Austin’s tech and startup scene through daily news stories and the Beat newsletter.In late July, the Austin edition of this Beat newsletter celebrated i...
Tags: Apple, Startups, News, Minnesota, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Journalism, Tesla, Austin, United States, Sxsw, Mastodon, UT, Central Texas, Joe Rogan, Pflugerville


Trump pledges to break stimulus gridlock as millions go without Covid-19 benefits – live

‘We’re making it up’: How Trump’s America failed the Covid testTrumpism has taken over, but what happens if Trump loses?US sees wave of progressive victories by people of colorSign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.22pm BST While millions of Americans are suffering economic hardship during the pandemic, many of the wealthiest in the country have become richer. For example, in the 12 weeks between 18 March and 11 June, the combined wealth of all US billionaires increased by more than $637bn ...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, US, America, Tesla, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, US politics, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Black Lives Matter Movement, Seagoville, Bobby Williams


Winning the electric car race is just the beginning of Elon Musk's plan for Tesla (TSLA)

The electric car race has been on since 2010, but it's now essentially over, and Tesla has won: CEO Elon Musk's automaker dominates the EV market But that market remains tiny, at just about 2% of global sales. Musk knows that for Tesla's grand vision to succeed, that share has to grow exponentially. Winning the EV race means that for Tesla, the real work of eliminating the internal-combustion engine has just begun. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The idea that automakers a...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Paypal, Porsche, Ford, Mary Barra, Fca, Gm, Chrysler, Toyota, Volkswagen


The best family road-trip SUVs at 4 different price points — plus a performance and all-electric extra

It's the heart of summer in much of the US, and families are thinking about loading up kids, pets, and gear for road trips. I've selected four family-friendly SUVs, at four price points, that are excellent road-trip chariots.  I've also thrown in a high-performance SUV and an all-electric SUV, for those looking for something different. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's road trip season, and given the constraints that the coronavirus pandemic has imposed on family travel...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Tesla, Porsche, Epa, Audi, Kia, Subaru, Telluride, Tribeca, Mazda, VW Group, Kia Telluride, Audi Porsche, StarLink


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


After Elon Musk criticized Bernie Sanders' brand of socialism, Sanders took him to task for taking billions of dollars in government support (TSLA, AMZN, FB, WMT)

Bernie Sanders and Elon Musk got into a tiny tussle on Twitter Friday over "socialism." Sanders on Thursday introduced a bill that would place a 60% tax on the wealth gained during the coronavirus crisis by billionaires including Musk and use the money raised to pay all American's out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for a year. In response to an article about the bill, Musk tweeted out a meme that essentially criticized Sanders for spending other people's money to fund "free government programs....
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, California, Stanford, US, Trends, Tesla, Kirsten Gillibrand, Los Angeles Times, Bernie Sanders, Musk, Sanders, Elon, Troy Wolverton, Ed Markey, Tesla SolarCity


GM Muses Spinning Off EV Operations to Better Court Investors

One of the strangest anomalies in the automotive industry is the way electric vehicle startups (like technology companies in general) seem to draw limitless support from investors while established automakers don’t receive nearly the same kind of love — even when transitioning toward EVs. There’s a logic behind this, however. Green tech is overwhelmingly trendy at […] The post GM Muses Spinning Off EV Operations to Better Court Investors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Wall Street, General Motors, Tesla, Green, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Mark Fields, Investors, Tech Companies, Nikola, News Blog, Tech Startups, EV startups, Blank Check


Strong dog performs a wall stand during a workout with her owner

A gym in San Jose, California, welcomed Tesla, a miniature Australian shepherd, to do wall stands with her owner.         [Author: Storyful]
Tags: News, Tesla, San Jose California, Storyful


The perfect all-electric Ford Mustang is actually a souped-up Tesla

When American carmaker Ford announced that it was breathing new life into the Mustang name and resurrecting it in the form of an electric vehicle people were a bit miffed. “Electric and Mustang‽” they scoffed, “those two words just don’t go together!” I’m not even going to touch the whole “what’s a Mustang badge doing on a crossover SUV” conversation. Oh look a real mustang , maybe you guys should focus on that and not the “mach e” bull crap — joe (@joewaldo4) January 6, 2020 Bringing back iconi...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tesla, Ford Mustang, Ford, Shift


External Walls and Roof of Tesla Giga Berlin On Track for August Completion

Tesla is using large cranes to put pre-constructed wall and roof sections into place for the Gigafactory in Berlin. This appears to be on track to reach the completion of the outside building... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Berlin, Tesla, Innovation, Gigafactory, Tesla Giga Berlin


Tesla Can Win With Breakthroughs in Batteries, Factories or Self-Driving

In mid-2019, Nextbigfuture predicted that 2020 would be year that Tesla would begin dominating the world with dry battery technology. Gali at Hyperchange is predicting that the major announcement... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Tesla, Innovation, Nextbigfuture, GALI, Hyperchange


Introducing Breyer Capital Austin

I am proud to announce that Breyer Capital has opened a new office in Austin, Texas.I personally will be spending significant time in the city, investing in new opportunities and working alongside longtime friends and colleagues. Breyer Capital’s Silicon Valley presence remains as important as ever, and at the same time, Austin offers a remarkable new frontier of opportunity.When I graduated from Harvard Business School after graduating from Stanford, I was one of a small number of classmates w...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Texas, News, Stanford, Startup, Tesla, Austin, Michael Dell, Silicon Valley, Austin Texas, The University, Harvard Business School, Travis County, UT Austin, Mike Maples