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Drop Everything, Japan’s Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar Just Did 0-60 In 1.9 Seconds

Time and space have seemingly been bent, and it was a small engineering firm in Japan that made it happen. Until today, the idea of a sub-2-second 0-60 time in a street-legal hypercar seemed the impossible barrier to break, but with the recent accomplishments of the Aspark Owl, announced yesterday, it is starting to…Read more… […]

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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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The World Rallycross Championship Will Go All Electric In 2020: Report

Instead of waiting for a similar series to emerge and become the semblance of environmentally friendly rallycross in the world, the FIA World Rallycross Championship is reportedly going all in on green technology—soon. According to Motorsport.com, an unnamed source said World RX will go all electric in 2020.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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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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Your Crappy, Weird ’70s Electric Car Of The Day: The Electraction Rickshaw

I think one of the most under-appreciated eras of automotive manufacture has to be the electric car market from the 1960s to the 1980s. I love this era because it was one of rampant ingenuity and creativity, dominated by small, independent manufacturers, and all they had in common was that every single car they made…Read […]

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Volvo’s First Electric Car Will Be A Hatchback: Report

Volvo’s all-new Compact Modular Architecture can be seen today in its new compact crossover, the XC40. Back in 2016, the company said that the versatile platform would support a battery-powered electric vehicle, which is shaping up to be a production version of the 40.2 Concept.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Formula E’s New Race Car Actually Looks Pretty Awesome—And It Has A Halo

The all-electric Formula E bills itself as the future of motorsports. Yet despite the current lack of huge-name talent, noise and drama we expect from most forms of racing, automakers like Jaguar, Nissan, Audi and Porsche are all-in. Starting later this year, meet the car they’ll all race with.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 What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do Behind the Wheel of a Tesla

I’ve always wanted to drive a Tesla. Silent electric motors, instant torque, and autonomous driving capabilities? Sign me up. As luck would have it, during my Christmas vacation spent at my partner’s parent’s home, I was able to drive their Tesla Model S for a week. The experience was, in a word, magical—primarily…Read more… Continue […]

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