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The Long-Range Nissan Leaf E-Plus Will Reportedly Have 200 HP 

The updated Nissan Leaf EV features a revamped, kind of boring look and an interesting emphasis on the electric car driving experience. But the forthcoming long-range trim—dubbed the Leaf E-Plus—should make it a tad more exciting, with a new report saying it’ll have a total output of 200 horsepower, making it a solid…Read more… Continue […]

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Where Flint Is At Today And What Elon Musk Can Really Do To Help

Less than a week ago, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was in a Thailand cave with a mini-submarine his team made that didn’t quite work out for the daring rescue of 12 boys and a soccer coach trapped inside. Now, he says he wants to help resolve Flint, Michigan’s water contamination crisis. Expectedly, this […]

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Porsche’s Super-Fast Electric Charging Stations Are Coming

Porsche has rolled out a smart gameplan for the debut of its Misison E all-electric sport car—now unfortunately dubbed the Taycan—by coupling efforts to install super-fast DC chargers at all of its U.S. dealerships with the car’s release. Now, Porsche says it has its first set of 800-volt, 320 kW chargers connected to…Read more… Continue […]

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Tesla Won’t Say If It Passed The Federal $7,500 EV Tax Credit Threshold—But It’s Damn Near Close

Tesla put up big numbers in the second quarter of 2018, having delivered a total of 40,740 vehicles to Model S, X, and 3 customers. But the increase to production drew Tesla ever closer to the ceiling for the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit that customers can take advantage of. Tesla won’t say if it […]

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Faraday Future CEO Accused Of Setting Up ‘Hundreds’ Of Shell Companies To ‘Escape Debts’ In Lawsuit

After a rocky few years, would-be electric startup Faraday Future started 2018 on what seemed to be the most solid footing it has had since launching its ambitious electric vehicle project. The company reported $2 billion in new financing, and it’s working fast to build out a factory in California, breaking ground…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Tesla Plans To Build China Plant With Capacity To Make 500,000 Vehicles Annually (Updated)

Tesla now wants to build a factory in China with an annual production capacity of 500,000 vehicles, according to reports. The planned project comes just one day after Tesla hiked prices for the Model S and Model X in China due to a brewing trade war with the U.S.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Audi’s New Touchscreen Virtual Side Cameras Actually Seem Like A Good Idea

We’ve been seeing concept cars featuring cameras in place of traditional side-view mirrors for what feels like forever, and here’s another one! The 2020 Audi E-Tron SUV concept has them too, and these are probably the closest to a production set up we’ve seen so far.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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How Did A Golf Ball Wind Up Striking An Autonomous Chevy Bolt? An Investigation 

California has the most stringent regulations for self-driving cars in the U.S., including a strict mandate for companies to file a “traffic collision” report involving any autonomous car. This, it turns out, encompasses even when a golf ball strikes a robot-operated car. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Facing New Investigation From California Regulators, As It Builds Cars In A Tent

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has opened a new investigation into Tesla, after receiving a complaint from one of the automaker’s employees at its assembly plant in Fremont, California, a spokesperson confirmed. It’s not immediately clear what the complaint entailed. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Leaker Is ‘Looking Forward To The Lawsuit’ Over Alleged Stolen Documents 

Former Tesla technician Martin Tripp told Jalopnik on Thursday that he’s lawyering up and plans to file a countersuit against the automaker, which accused him on Tuesday of stealing reams of confidential data and making false claims to news outlets. That’s all to say nothing of his heated, headline-grabbing email…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s The Wild Email Exchange Between Tesla’s Alleged ‘Saboteur’ And Elon Musk

Late Wednesday, after Tesla filed a lawsuit against former Gigafactory technician Marty Tripp, the ex-technician shared emails with the Washington Post that highlighted a heated back-and-forth between him and CEO Elon Musk. At first, it seemed like Musk fired off a quick jab before the suit was filed, calling Tripp a…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Tesla Sues Ex-Employee For Allegedly Stealing Confidential Data And Lying To Media

After cryptically saying in an email over the weekend that Tesla had been sabotaged by a recently-fired employee, the automaker sued a former technician on Tuesday, alleging he stole reams of confidential data and made false claims to news outlets.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Koch Brothers Are Using The Promise Of Driverless Cars To Kill Public Transit Projects

The idea with autonomous driving technology is that, eventually, the driver will be removed from the equation to do whatever they want while their car drives itself. That vision, however, is decades away from becoming reality, if ever. Yet the Koch Brothers, the billionaire libertarian oil tycoons known for unleashing…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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GM Offers Bolt EV To ‘West Wing’ Actress After Her Husband’s Tesla Model S Burst Into Flames 

Actress Mary McCormack, best known for her role on the political drama The West Wing, called Tesla out on Saturday after her husband’s Model S abruptly caught fire while in traffic, a sight she captured on video and has since been shared widely on social media. The incident caught the attention of General Motors,…Read more… […]

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Fuck Scooters

Maybe one day I’ll try an e-scooter, but for now, after spending weeks reading about their sudden emergence in cities across the U.S., with writers everywhere gushing about how, actually they’re cool, and that they could develop into a viable business and ease congestion, I’ve concluded that I absolutely hate them.…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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GM Dumped $500 Million Into Lyft But It’s Not Really Working Out

Both General Motors and Lyft have ambitious goals to commercialize autonomous taxis in some way, but after teaming up more than two years ago, with the former investing $500 million in the latter, it seems they’ll no longer be pursuing that endeavor together.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Bird, A Company That Rents Scooters, Is Reportedly Now Valued At $2 Billion

Electric scooters have flooded the streets of several cities across the U.S., propped up by venture capitalists backing several scooter renting startups that are duking it out to become Scooter Champion. One in particular, Bird, is raising an additional $300 million in new funding, according to The New York Times,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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