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The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Doesn’t Punish You For Wanting An Electric Vehicle

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is quite an achievement. While the entire automotive industry is scrambling to get electric vehicles out by the end of the decade, Jaguar will begin delivering its new EV crossover before the end of this summer with the performance, style and range to challenge Tesla and everyone else. Read more… Continue […]

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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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The Fake Sounds Produced By The Jaguar I-Pace Make Me Weep For The Future

There’s nothing worse than discovering that your car pumps in fake or weirdly amplified noise. Sure, I know isolation from other road sounds is a luxury, but it just sounds completely fake. Unfortunately, many electric cars have picked up this baton of sadness and ran with it, as Jaguar’s new I-Pace makes some of the…Read […]

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Polestar Is Going To Make Volvo’s Hybrids More Awesome

Good news if you like hybrids but want them to be fun: Volvo is going to start offering Polestar Engineered editions of their T8 plug-in hybrid S60 and V60 models. This not only brings the performance-oriented Volvo models enthusiasts have wanted to market, but it also proves that there is still light in this world.…Read […]

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Lawsuit: Tesla Fired Exec After He Raised Concerns About Workplace Injuries Going Unreported 

Tesla has been dogged by reports that it fails to report serious workplace injuries on legally-mandated logs, and now the automaker’s former safety director is claiming in a lawsuit that he was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about the alleged practice. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Will ‘Begin To Enable Full Self-Driving Features’ In August, But It’s Unclear What That Means

Tesla has been a leader in semi-autonomous driving tech for some time, but that’s been a double-edged sword. While ahead of many competitors, it now faces several investigations over crashes involving its Autopilot system and a flurry of criticism from safety advocates over how it is advertised. Nonetheless, CEO Elon…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The First Teardown Of A Tesla Model 3 Battery Is Quite Surprising

The heart of a Tesla, or, really, any electric car, is its battery pack. Engineering a pack that’s reasonably compact, light and structurally sound while holding as much electricity as possible is no joke, so it’s always interesting to rip these things open and see what makes them tick. So far, no one (well, outside…Read […]

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The 1961 Ford Gyron Concept Is Sort Of Making A Comeback Thanks To This Startup

There’s a story over at Bloomberg today that highlights the work of an engineer named Zhu Lingyun who believes, if all goes according to plan, he’ll have a two-wheeled electric pod thing on the road in two years. Always two years! Anyway, Zhu’s idea is interesting because it’s actually based off an old Ford concept,…Read […]

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Google’s Mass-Purchase Of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids Could Mean $465 Million In Federal Tax Credits

Waymo, the self-driving car spinoff of Google, made a big splash last week by announcing it struck a deal with Fiat Chrysler to add 62,000 Chrysler Pacficia hybrid minivans to its upcoming fleet of autonomous taxis. Turns out, the move could have a big impact not only on Waymo’s bottom line but also potential buyers…Read […]

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Why Tesla’s Sales Staff Say They’re Being Shortchanged In The Electric Car Revolution

There’s an official mission statement Tesla employees learn when they first start their job: “Accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” It’s an ambitious proposal that hinges on selling attractive, electric cars under a business model that’s unique to the auto industry—a “direct sales” approach where…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s Fiat Chrysler’s Ambitious $10.5 Billion Electrification Plan

As part of Fiat Chrysler’s recent Dog And Pony show for investors, the company’s Chief Technical Compliance Officer, Mark Chernoby, described FCA’s ambitious electrification plans, which include the rollout of mild hybrid, hybrid, plug-in hybrids, and pure electric vehicles across 30 nameplates. Here’s what that plan…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Charming Retro Estonian Electric Trike Finally Exists In Reality, Sort Of

If you’ll check your notebooks of printed-out articles I’ve written that you all keep, you’ll notice that the last time I wrote about the Nobe 100 was last year, when the charming little retro three-wheeler only existed as data on a computer. Now, though, it has physical form, right here in our reality! That’s a […]

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