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BMW Will Shut Down Oxford Plant for a Month After Brexit Date

BMW AG is bringing forward the scheduled maintenance of its Oxford plant in England to coincide with the day the U.K. is slated to leave the European …

Automotive Industry

Buy an Audi Electric SUV, Get a Charging Station Installed

Shortly after Audi unveiled its first all-electric SUV, the company announced a collaboration with Amazon and that its home services division will …

Electric SUV

Bombardier introduces a battery-electric hybrid passenger train

Electric light-rail trains are an increasingly common sight in cities around the world. Their ability to carry large numbers of people efficiently and with minimal pollution or noise is important as cities become more crowded and emissions regulations become even stricter.<p>The problem with these …

Technology

VinFast shows off first sedan, SUV ahead of official Paris debut

Vietnam's first automaker, VinFast, teased two debuts for the Paris Motor Show, a sedan and an SUV. Now we finally get to see what they look like -- and they're actually pretty great.<p>You might not expect an automaker's first efforts to look as fully baked as VinFast's sedan and SUV, but these cars …

Auto Shows

VW is planning a capacity of 100,000 electric cars per year for first plant to go electric

Legacy automakers are announcing and unveiling new electric vehicles at an impressive pace these days, but there isn’t as much talk about the production volumes of those upcoming EVs.<p>Now VW says that it is planning a capacity of 100,000 electric cars per year for its first plant to go …

Volkswagen

Mercedes-Benz unveils first electric car in new series

Mercedes-Benz is going "all in" on electric cars says Dieter Zetshe, CEO of Mercedes' parent-company Daimler, according to Bloomberg.<p><b>The details:</b> …

Electric Vehicles

BMW Adding AI Voice Assistant to Its Cars

Saying 'Hey BMW' will let drivers change the temperature, find routes, or get information about their car. Integration with Alexa and other voice …

Artificial Intelligence

GM is working on next-gen 400 kW charging with Delta for 180 miles of range in less than 10 minutes

One of the biggest complaints with GM’s Chevy Bolt EV is its limited fast-charging capacity.<p>Now GM is working to remedy the situation for future EVs through a partnership with Delta Americas to develop a 400 kW charging system for 180 miles of range in less than 10 minutes.<p>400 kW is nothing new. …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla Roadster is ’embarrassing’ us, says supercar maker Koenigsegg

Despite still being about two years away from production, the next-gen Tesla Roadster is seemingly already having an impact on the industry as a prototype.<p>Christian von Koenigsegg, the head of supercar maker Koenigsegg, says that the Roadster’s performance was “embarrassing” them and they had to up …

Tesla

Elon Musk Explains Why He's Thinking of Making Tesla Private

Musk says it's all about smoothing out the company's operations.<p>Sipa USA via AP–Sipa USA via AP<p>James GilboyView James Gilboy's Articles<p>Tesla Motors …

Shell Ventures leads $31 million investment in stealth electric car-charging startup Ample

The transition from fossil fuel-reliant vehicles won’t happen overnight, but one thing is becoming clear: The future of transport is very much electric.<p>Against that backdrop, a fledgling electric car-charging company called Ample today announced that it has raised a fairly chunky $31 million series …

Tesla Model 3 teardown gives incredible look at the electric powertrain

On the surface, Tesla’s Model 3 is already highly successful and well-received among those who have driven it.<p>But the vehicle’s architecture and technology are also believed to represent a significant step change by several people doing breakdowns and reverse engineering the vehicle.<p>Now we get a …

Tesla Semi prototype shows up at Fremont factory

We haven’t seen much of the two known Tesla Semi prototypes in recent months after they got really busy during the test program earlier this year.<p>Now one of the Tesla Semi prototypes showed up at Fremont factory and made a big splash with employees.<p>We have been tracking the Tesla Semi test program …

Volvo's new Polestar 2 electric-car will start at $40,000 and have a range of 350 miles per charge

The Tesla Model 3 will see a direct rival from Volvo Cars' newly minted Polestar brand, and the first details about the electric car have come out.<p>Speaking to <i>Autocar</i>, Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman said the second Polestar model, fittingly called Polestar 2, will boast up to a 350-mile range, up to …

This Is The Ultimate List Of Dream Vacations For 2018

Travel can be restorative experience, whether it is a road trip to a neighboring town or a flight across the country.<p>But there are trips and then there are dream vacations. We’re talking about the ones that could serve as fodder for dinner conversations for years from now. The kind of a trip whose …

Pacific Coast Highway

Ford recalls 550,000 Escape, Fusion vehicles over rollaway concerns

Sometimes issues that spur recalls aren't limited to a single problem in a single factory. That's the case with Ford's latest large recall.<p>Ford has issued a recall covering approximately 550,000 examples of the 2013-2016 Ford Fusion sedan and the 2013-2014 Ford Escape SUV. The vehicles were built …

Ford Fusion

BMW to Buy CATL Batteries Worth 4 Billion Euros Over Next Decade

Late last month, BMW’s CEO, Mr. Harald Krueger unveiled to the world, in an interview, that BMW plans to add a third supplier of batteries to its …

Teslas are not more prone to fire than other cars, says NTSB investigator

Rumors that the electric cars are more prone to fires are, as far as numbers are concerned, false.<p>Amid its ongoing investigation into two Tesla …

The threat to oil is not just electric cars, but self-driving electric cars

The phrase “peak oil” was coined to explain when the world’s supply of oil would start running out. Over the past decade, however, the meaning has shifted from supply to demand—consumption of oil may dwindle out before resources do.<p>What changed? The rise of electric cars means that there will come …

Aston Martin Volante Vision concept gets in on the flying car trend

The flying-car bandwagon has space for everyone, whether it's Uber or, most recently, Aston Martin.<p>Aston Martin today unveiled the Volante Vision flying car concept. Like many other personal air-transportation concepts, the Volante Vision utilizes vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) technology, so …

Flying Car

Thousands of engineers put Apple self-driving car in high gear

Apple stays quiet about it, but the company is clearly developing a self-driving car. And this week the world was given a glimpse inside this project, showing that it’s much larger than many had previously thought.<p>The FBI arrested a former employee on Apple’s autonomous car design team for …

Technology

Formula E Race Showcases Electric Batteries of the Future

The FIA Formula E racing series, pitting electricity-powered cars against each other, will end its season in Brooklyn this weekend. The race will …

Fiat Chrysler Is Making Trade Contingency Plans on a ‘Massive Scale’

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is developing contingency plans to adjust its manufacturing footprint should President Donald Trump’s hardball trade …

Battery Expert: Tesla Model 3 has 'most advanced large scale lithium battery ever produced'

Posted on June 27, 2018 by Iqtidar Ali<p>Tesla's quest for a fantastic future consistently delivers surprising breakthroughs within the auto sector — …

Elon Musk's Massive Assembly Line Tent Seems to Be Working

Model 3 production is ramping up.<p>It’s go time in Fremont, California. We’re less than a week from Elon Musk’s self-imposed deadline to begin produce …

Tesla Is Boosting Margins by Cutting Prices

Less is more. That's the strategy that Tesla Inc. (TSLA) is taking with the Model 3's pricing following a surprise price cut to some trim levels this …

Elon Musk turns to Twitter for Tesla truck feature ideas

Elon Musk, ever a man with his eyes set firmly on the horizon, has taken to Twitter to solicit ideas on what a Tesla truck should look like and has spouted off some super obvious truck stuff that he envisions as standard equipment.<p>First of all, Musk states that the Tesla pickup truck will have dual …

Tesla

Tesla's Battery Tech Is Unrivaled

One of the biggest challenges to Tesla Inc.'s (TSLA) long-term growth has nothing to do with the company's Model 3 production line in Fremont, CA, or …

When it comes to making electric cars, there’s China and everyone else

The global electric car market is pretty straightforward: China is racing ahead, and everyone else is still getting off the starting line.<p>China accounts for half the world’s production and sales of electric cars, according to the research non-profit International Council on Clean Transportation …

It’s so cheap to drive electric even Trump’s administration can’t ignore it

As cheap solar power spreads, charging an electric car will get cheaper and cheaper.<p>On Monday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reported that it …