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This Neat Project Lets You Track How Many Model 3s Tesla Makes Each Week 

Tesla’s slow start to launching production of the Model 3 sedan has been subjected to intense scrutiny for months, with the company saying just last week that it’s planning to start making 2,500 per week by the end of March. Now, thanks to a helpful interactive feature from Bloomberg, Model 3 reservation holders and…Read more… […]

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Rimac’s New Electric Supercar Will Reportedly Be Able To Drive Itself

Late last month, Croatian car startup Rimac teased out images of its new electric supercar, and disclosed it’ll be faster, costlier, and more grandiose than its first, the plainly called Concept One. There’s a new wrinkle to add, courtesy of Autocar, and I imagine it’ll make some of you groan: the car should be able…Read […]

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Tesla Still Wants To Do A Coast-To-Coast Autonomous Drive At Some Point But Not Now

Tesla missed a deadline to send a car on a cross-country autonomous trip by the end of 2017, but the automaker says it still intends to accomplish the feat at… some point. Tesla reiterated the goal in a letter to shareholders on Wednesday, only describing the trip as “upcoming.” Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Porsche Is Doubling Its Investment In Electrified Cars To Nearly $8 Billion

The electric car startup would-be Tesla-killers of the world may soon find themselves facing stiff competition from a well-established player in the luxury automotive world. Porsche said this week that it’s doubling its previously announced investment in hybrid and all-electric cars to $7.4 billion, according to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Big Trial Between Uber And Google Over Self-Driving Car Tech Starts Today 

After a year of legal jockeying, a high-profile trial between ride-hailing company Uber and Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo is finally kicking off Monday. The case centers on whether Uber advanced its self-driving car program by relying on autonomous tech files allegedly stolen from Google. Here’s what you need…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Can Blockchain Ensure Electric Car Batteries Aren’t Being Made Using Child Labor?

Blockchain, a digital lender of sorts that’s known for tracking transactions of totally real cryptocurrency, could also be used for something that isn’t dumb and fake: to help ensure child labor isn’t being used to mine crucial minerals for electric car batteries, according to a report from Reuters.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Is Collaborating With Pepsi And UPS To Build Electric Semi ‘Megachargers’: Report

Tesla’s all-electric semi came into this world to great fanfare, but little has been said about how the automaker plans to start making the vehicle. But now we have some insight, thanks to a new report from Reuters, which says Tesla’s collaborating with major companies to build charging stations for the semis.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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‘Flying Taxi’ Startup Backed By Toyota And Intel Raises $100 Million Somehow

Joby Aviation, a startup that aims to build a flying taxi that looks just like a small airplane, has raised $100 million from the likes of Toyota, Jet Blue and Intel, according to a statement from the company on Thursday. Amazingly, people are still at this idea.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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California’s Autonomous Car Reports Are The Best In The Country—But Nowhere Near Good Enough 

On Wednesday, the California Department of Motor Vehicles released its latest annual reports from companies who test self-driving cars in the state. The filings offer some of the best data for the public to scrutinize to better understand how far along AV tech has come. But companies have serious wiggle room when it…Read more… Continue […]

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A Bunch Of Ex-Google Engineers Want To Make An Autonomous Delivery Breadbox Van

It seems super boxy, fully-autonomous concepts are all the rage these days. And now there’s a new startup looking to join the fray. Nuro.ai, started by two former Google engineers, revealed a driverless prototype that’s designed to handle low-speed, last-mile deliveries. Think dry cleaning or food. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Now Faraday Future Claims Ex-CFO Stole ‘Trade Secrets’ And Employees 

Perpetually troubled electric car startup Faraday Future filed a lawsuit on Monday against the company’s former chief financial officer, Stefan Krause, alleging that he stole a number of trade secrets and improperly solicited employees to join him at a new startup.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Alibaba, Foxconn Pump $350 Million Into Yet Another New Chinese Electric Car Startup

At this month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Chinese-funded electric car startup Byton debuted its first vehicle. But Byton wasn’t the only new Chinese-backed at the show. Xiaopeng Motors also debuted its first production model at the show, and now it has $350 million in financial backing from two big-name…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Tesla’s Making Model 3 Batteries By Hand Amid More Gigafactory Problems: Report

The Tesla Model 3 is said to be in production hell as the automaker scrambles to ramp up and meet demand and orders for the new electric sedan. There have been multiple reports of hand-built parts that should be automated, delays and poor quality control. Now Tesla employees claim batteries are also being…Read more… Continue […]

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Faraday Future Demands ‘Loyalty’ And No ‘Negativity’ As It Fires HR Chief

Faraday Future kicked off 2018 with a low-key appearance at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show and a few promo videos shot by popular YouTube stars the company paid to review its prototype. The company supposedly has $1 billion in new funding, but it’s still having problems: It’s head of HR is out, according to The […]

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Here’s A Tesla Semi In The Wild 

Tesla has taken hundreds of orders for a new all-electric semi truck that, according to the automaker, it’ll have in production by 2019. With everything else Tesla’s focusing on right now, that’s surely a tall order to fill—but for now, there’s at least this brief sighting in California.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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