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Toyota admits ‘Elon Musk is right’ about fuel cell, but moves forward with hydrogen anyway

For years, Toyota has been betting on hydrogen fuel cell over battery-electric vehicles for its zero-emission vehicle strategy. It put the Japanese automaker behind in the electric transition in the industry.<p>Now Toyota admits that Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who called hydrogen fuel cell “incredibly …

2018 Nissan LEAF Will Be Faster and Sleeker, With a Starting Price of $30,000

The 2018 Nissan LEAF will be officially revealed on September 6. That’s when current EV shoppers can fully evaluate the new LEAF—and how its design …

Electric Vehicles Now Italy

Oggi al Giro d'Italia partendo dall' Autodromo Nazionale Monza eV-Now!, Tesla Owners Italia & Teslari saranno una delle auto scorta dei corridori, …

The Electrek Review: Can the 2017 BMW 330e Plug-in Hybrid bridge the ICE and EV gap?

“Charging is optional, thrilling is not.” it says on the BMW iPerformance website. A bold statement but one that is unfortunately true. The regenerative brakes charge the battery, so you don’t necessarily have to charge it, and the 330e is indeed a thrilling ride. However there are so many …

Lighter, more fuel-efficient cars are safer, study says, ignoring safety rules

It was one of several common tropes used 10 years ago against proposed regulations to boost average fuel economy.<p>"More efficient cars will have to be …

Fuel Efficiency

Tesla battery researcher says they doubled lifetime of batteries in Tesla’s products 4 years ahead of time [Updated]

Almost a year into his new research partnership with Tesla, battery researcher Jeff Dahn has been hitting the talk circuit presenting some of his team’s recent progress. We reported last week on his talk at the International Battery Seminar from March and now we have a talk from him at MIT this …

Tesla Owners Italia

Con ben 4 linee di prodotto in 10 anni Porsche non è riuscita a fare meglio di quanto farà Tesla in soli 3 anni.<br>E' quanto affermato da George …

Tesla will host a private viewing of the Model 3 during VIP tour for referral winners

While several Model 3 release candidates have been spotted in the wild, Tesla hasn’t shown the Model 3 in any official capacity since launching the production of the release candidates.<p>We now learn that the company will hold a private showing of the vehicle in June for the winners of a previous …

Fisker Will Unveil a New 400-Mile Luxury EV in August

Famed auto designer Henrik Fisker will reveal a new luxury electric vehicle—dubbed the EMotion—on August 17. Fisker is known for his dynamic visual …

Electric Vehicles

Bankrupt solar manufacturer, Suniva, petitions Trump for a 100% tax on solar panels

Solar panel manufacturer Suniva, who recently filed for bankruptcy, has made a request for “global safeguard relief” from imports of crystalline silicon solar PV cells and modules. Suniva has requested that President Trump impose a four-year minimum import price on PV modules and cells, starting in …

Tesla’s new Supercharger strategy is a major shift that will enable urban EV ownership

When Tesla first introduced the Supercharger network in 2012, it was to enable long-distance travel for Tesla owners through truly high-speed DC fast-charging. They managed a 120 kW charge rate while most other electric vehicles were capped at ~50 kW.<p>Tesla’s update to its Supercharger expansion …

These images show the stunningly fast progress of self-driving cars

When DARPA hosted its first driverless car competition in 2004, the possibility of self-driving cars ever becoming a reality looked bleak.<p>In fact, not one of the 15 teams that qualified for the final race finished the course and after just three hours into the 10-hour competition, only four cars …

Mercedes denies CEO said it will turn away from hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles (updated)

Large global automakers customarily pursue research into multiple types of technologies and future powertrains at the same time.<p>Sometimes they pan …

GM turns to California for self-driving talent, announces 1,100 new jobs through Cruise Automation

Last year, GM stepped into the autonomous driving scene by acquiring Cruise Automation, a startup with Tesla Autopilot engineering talent and founded by Twitch co-founder. It enabled GM to tap into the software talent in California to build its future self-driving technology.<p>Now GM announces that …

Williams Advanced Engineering gets $125 million to build EV battery factory in the UK

Williams Advanced Engineering, the tech division of the Williams Formula 1 team, had the battery supply contract for the Formula E, but its electric vehicle battery effort took a hit when McLaren won the new contract last year.<p>It’s apparently far from dead since we now learn that they got £100 …

VW to build a ‘nationwide 150 kW+ fast charging network’ for electric vehicles as part of Dieselgate settlement

As part of its court settlement with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the DieselGate scandal, Volkswagen agreed to invest $2 billion in electric vehicle infrastructure in the US. Last month, we reported on their plan for California, …

Electric pickup trucks are coming and not only from Tesla

This week, we learned that Tesla’s electric pickup truck is still at least two years away, which is opening the door for other companies to be first to market with their electric pickups currently in development.<p>Workhorse has one of the more promising programs to bring a plug-in electric truck to …

Tesla Model S 100D officially takes top spot for longest range EV with EPA 335-mile rating

After deliveries of Tesla’s new Model S and X 100D being delayed by a few weeks due to hiccup at the EPA, they finally started shipping last month and became Tesla’s, and consequently the world’s, longest range all-electric vehicle.<p>The EPA made it official today by updating their ratings and list …

Cadillac has a secret weapon in its quest to beat Tesla at self-driving

It rhymes with “naps”<p>In order for Cadillac to feel confident enough to introduce the industry’s first truly hands-free driving system to the public, the car company wanted to be sure it had enough data on the US highway system before it launched. How much data? Well, all of it.<p>To do this, Cadillac …

General Motors

Tesla Gigafactory: Panasonic is holding hiring event as it seeks to hire 2,000 at the battery plant this year alone

Tesla and Panasonic are expected to soon significantly increase battery production at the Gigafactory in Nevada in order to produce not only batteries for the Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2, but also for the Model 3.<p>Panasonic will hold a hiring event in Reno this week as it seeks to hire 2,000 workers …

Tesla loses direct sales lawsuit in Utah Supreme court

Tesla had some successes recently with its many battles to be allowed to sell its vehicles directly to customers instead of having to go through third-party dealerships. While Indiana strengthened its ban in February, Tesla escaped it by being ‘grandfathered in’ and they took a win for direct sales …

BMW announce entry in season five of Formula E

<b>BMW</b> have announced a surprise split from <b>MS Amlin Andretti</b> for season five of <b>Formula E</b>, when they now plan to enter their own manufacturer team.<p>The …

Motorsport

Tesla’s VP of Autopilot Vision leaves to join Nvidia

There have been some significant comings and goings in Tesla’s Autopilot leadership over the past few months. Most significantly, Tesla hired the creator of the Swift programming language, Chris Lattner, from Apple to lead the Autopilot software team. It enabled Jinnah Hosein, SpaceX’s Vice …

Home builder makes the Tesla Powerwall 2 standard in every new home

Before Tesla acquired SolarCity, both companies were starting to work with home builders to incorporate their products directly in new homes. Since the acquisition, they joined their efforts to include battery packs and solar panels in new constructions.<p>Now we learn that a home builder decided to …

Tesla launches its corporate fleet program, claims Model S and X are ‘perfect company cars’

Tesla has been working on a business to business corporate fleet program since last year. Last August, the company hired Micheal Strafford, Audi’s former corporate sales manager, to lead the effort, but they created a new web page for the program and recently started sending out promotions about it …

Indian oil majors prepare for electric vehicle boom

<b>India’s oil majors are eyeing up the lithium-ion battery market in preparation for an electric vehicle boom.</b><p>With the government aiming for India’s …

Batteries

Internet mobile non conviene più: Baidu investe tutto nell'Intelligenza Artificiale - Wired

<i>“L’era dell’internet mobile è finita, investiremo massicciamente in Intelligenza Artificiale”</i>: lo ha detto chiaro e tondo in un’intervista a maggio …

Nine manufacturers set for 2018 Formula E season

Formula E announced the nine manufacturers that will race electric cars in seasons five, six, and seven. You may think this is no big whoop, but it is. Here’s why the whoop is big: beginning in season five, each team will race one car per driver for the entire race — like every other racing series …

Tesla Model 3: supplier says it received an order for 3,000 km of ‘shielded aluminum cables’ from Tesla

Since any delay would complicate their plans, the eyes of over 400,000 reservation holders are currently on Tesla’s Model 3 production program. In order to reduce the risk of delays, Tesla is running a rigorous sourcing program for the upcoming all-electric vehicle, which made a victim earlier this …

Electric plane startup steps out of stealth mode to announce plan for 150-seat battery-powered plane

Battery-powered air travel is not currently commercially viable simply because the energy storage capacity of batteries has yet to compensate for their heavy weight. A lot of companies are eyeing the possibility as energy density is improving and we have seen some progress with Airbus’’ E-Fan being …