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Formula E Isn’t Having Any of This ‘Electric F1’ Business

Perhaps in attempts to rival Formula E as “world’s quietest racing series” so everyone will shut up about that noise stuff, Formula One motorsport boss Ross Brawn said recently F1 could go all-electric within 10 years. But Formula E would like F1 to step off, because it apparently can’t try that until 2039. Read more… […]

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2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance: Here’s What We Thought

What can one person determine about the ultra-important Tesla Model 3 Performance with just an hour and a half behind the wheel? Probably not much, but this week we had the collective brain-weight of four Jalopnik writers who took turns inside the quickest and most powerful version of Tesla’s compact car. And we…Read more… Continue […]

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Tesla Posts $743 Million Loss As It Expects to Make Average of 4,000 Model 3s Per Week

Tesla on Wednesday said it expects to make as many as 55,000 Model 3 sedans in the third quarter of 2018, a clip of about 4,000 per week. The automaker also reported that it earned $4 billion in revenue in the second quarter, while posting a net loss of $743 million, in line with recent […]

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Tesla’s Alleged ‘Saboteur’ Files $1 Million Defamation Suit Against Automaker

A former Tesla technician accused by the automaker of stealing reams of confidential data and leaking it to outside sources, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the automaker over statements made by CEO Elon Musk in recent weeks. There is some wild stuff in this new complaint.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Tiny All-Electric Elcar Had a 55 Mile Range and Sounded Like a Lawnmower

We’ve written plenty before about the wonderfully weird electric car market of the past, but, thanks to The Dallas Morning News for digging up an old story this week, I want to stake out the 1975 all-electric Elcar as my likely favorite pick of that era. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Guy Who Salvages Ruined Teslas and Puts Them Back on the Road

Tesla is a bit of a control freak when it comes to repairing its electric vehicles. If you try to buy parts to make your own repairs, they won’t let you. The company views it as a way of protecting its reputation and ensuring quality. But YouTuber Rich Benoit believes Tesla owners should be able to […]

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Faraday Future Wants Its First Production Car to Have 1,089 HP 

Despite its very harsh ups and downs in recent years, Faraday Future has somehow ended up with a $2 billion lifeline to see through the making of its first production vehicle, the all-electric FF 91. The startup has said it’ll happen at some point this year, but a new document filed with the federal government…Read […]

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Get a Load of This Ridiculous Story About How Elon Musk Called a Tesla Critic’s Boss to Complain About Him

When you’re immersed in the toxic sideshow that is the ongoing debate between Tesla’s bears and bulls, it’s common to feel like whatever’s happening with the automaker—production problems, the CEO baselessly calling someone a pedophile—can’t get any stupider. But we may have just hit the apex of stupid. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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There’s a Whopping 487 Electric Vehicle Makers in China Now

Major automakers and startups are vying to launch electric vehicles in the U.S. in the coming years, competing for a small slice of the car buying public. But however crowded the field gets here, it’s nothing like what’s going on in China, which now has, no joke, 487 electric vehicle makers based in the country.Read […]

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Secretive Startup Zoox is Building a Bidirectional Autonomous Car From the Ground Up

Most car and tech companies are working toward self-driving cars by retrofitting vehicles with the necessary gadgetry to make them fully-autonomous But there is one weirdly-named, super ambitious secretive startup named Zoox that wants to build a car of the future for the ground up. And now, thanks to Bloomberg…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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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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This Is How You Drive An Electric Car With Just One Pedal

One pedal driving is available in many battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, allowing drivers the option to brake to a complete stop without actually pressing on the brake pedal. The car’s electric motors can use the regenerative braking power to great effect. Leave it to Engineering Explained to explain how…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Is An Electrified Car That Doesn’t Demand Compromises

Every electric car asks you for something. Maybe it’s asking you to deal with range anxiety, maybe it’s a steep price. Some just feel weird or give up too much space to their conventionally powered counterparts. The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, though, doesn’t ask you for anything. It’s just a car, electrified.Read more… Continue […]

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Tesla Is Still In Hell With Model 3 Production

Bloomberg is out this morning with a a well-reported, well-sourced deep-dive into Tesla’s ongoing Model 3 production hell, which is worth reading in full. I will highlight a few passages here, though, one revealing an episode of absurdist horror and the other, well, the other is just very, very bleak.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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