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Tesla Semi: Elon Musk releases first teaser image of Tesla’s all-electric truck and it looks sick

After announcing a planned unveiling in September 2017 for Tesla Semi, Tesla’s all-electric semi truck, CEO Elon Musk released the first teaser image of the truck today.<p>Musk is currently giving a TED talk today about his projects and after releasing the concept for his new ‘Boring Company’, he …

Tesla

Tesla’s least expensive vehicle is now the Model S 75 at $69,500 after overnight price drop & newly included options [Updated]

<b>Update/editor’s note:</b> the article was updated to correct information on previous pricing and to include a statement from Tesla about the changes made today – read at the end of the article.<p>Tesla has updated their design studio overnight and made significant changes to pricing and options for the …

Tesla

Exclusive: Tesla is testing a Model 3 mule with a 70 kWh battery pack and dual motors (Model 3 70D)

Yesterday, we got a slightly better idea of the range of battery options for the Tesla Model 3 after CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the vehicle’s wheelbase can’t support a 100 kWh battery pack like the Model S and X.<p>But specifics are still unclear since it leaves us only with a vague range of < 60 …

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2.28 seconds: Tesla Model S sets production car record for 0-60 mph - ExtremeTech

By on February 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A Tesla Model S P100DL just …

VW unveils how it will spend its $2 billion for electric vehicle infrastructure from the 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.<p>The German automaker unveiled this week its plan for how …

Electric Vehicles

Faraday Future reportedly gets realistic, scales back ambitions a tad

The best way to eat an elephant, after all, is one bite at a time.<p>It's been an up-and-down year for Faraday Future so far, and new reports of its factory's push toward completion keeps the waters nice and murky for the next little while, at least.<p>Faraday Future is planning to scale down two large …

Electric Vehicles

Porsche plug-in hybrid, 2018 Subaru Legacy, Bill Nye's Bolt EV, wood-burning cars: Today's Car News

Today, a much-loved TV scientist gets a Bolt EV, we drive a pricey luxury plug-in hybrid performance sedan, and we explain why cars don't burn wood …

Electric Vehicles

Lucid Air, Tesla Competitor Coming 2018, Spotted in San Francisco

Lucid Motors has been cruising around the Bay Area, trying out the sleek Lucid Air on streets close by to its Menlo Park headquarters. The luxury …

Tesla

Faraday Future's cash flow woe

<b>Faraday Future, the company hoping to beat Tesla in the electric car game, had to halt building its factory in order to afford its glitzy CES press event, the firm told the BBC.</b><p>The company broke ground on its enormous plant in the Nevada desert in April last year -  but work halted in October amid …

Electric Vehicles

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 will come into focus at CES 2017

Qualcomm looks like it will reveal more info on its upcoming Snapdragon 835 processor next week at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. A newly posted teaser claims that the 835 will “come into focus” at the event.<p>The company previously revealed that the Snapdragon 835 would be made …

Mobile

Lenovo's new business laptops to offer Optane option

The company's early CES ThinkPad notebook announcements include a new size of the Yoga and the choice to add Optane solid-state memory in the larger models.<p>In advance of CES 2017, Lenovo revealed some of its refreshed lines of business-targeted laptops and accessories, a smart move since it's easy …

Lenovo

LeEco delays US unveiling of its self-driving LeSEE Pro because of Michael Bay

Transformer director is keeping the car in London for a shoot<p>LeSEE Pro, LeEco’s self-driving, completely electric concept car, was supposed to make its US debut on stage today at an event in San Francisco. But thanks to <i>Transformers</i> director Michael Bay, the car couldn’t make its expected …

Electric Vehicles

Lucid Motors unveils Tesla-killer electric car that can drive 400 miles on a single charge

Automakers are starting to catch up to Tesla by launching longer-range electric vehicles – and Lucid Motors is one of the most promising start-ups to …

Electric Vehicles

Lucid finally offers first look at upcoming electric sedan

On paper, the Air certainly has the specs to take on Tesla. With up to 1,000 hp (745 kW) on tap, the car will sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.5 …

Electric Vehicles

Maserati's First Electric Supercar To Arrive In 2020

Italian luxury marque Maserati will be joining the ranks of the performance electric car segment if all goes to plan by 2020.<p>The movement to make …

Auto Shows

The world's fastest electric car, and more in the week that was

Tesla finally sealed the deal on its acquisition of SolarCity this week, and the merger is already producing incredible results. The two companies just completed a project to power an entire island on solar power. In other energy news, researchers in Israel developed found a way to make solar …

Volkswagen Arteon is your first look at the CC's successor

It will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next March.<p>Reports started circulating last week that Volkswagen has ended production of its CC four-door coupe in favor of something newer coming down the pipeline. Now, we've got an idea of what will replace the CC, and it's called the Arteon.<p>Volkswagen's …

Auto Shows

Here’s the stunning electric car Porsche is making to take on Tesla

Porsche is doubling down on its electric car efforts and plans to roll out its first fully electric vehicle, dubbed the Mission E, by 2020.<p>In fact, Porsche, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen, plans to sell about 20,000 models of its Mission E a year, according to a report by the German news site …

Electric Vehicles

Smart Electric Drive driven: a clever car with narrow appeal

Can an electric car have too much range? Sounds like a stupid question. After all, this is the age of range anxiety, of ‘running out’, so why elect to risk being stranded at the side of the road, hazard warning lamps gently fading, without even a jerry can for salvation?<p>"It depends what the car is …

Hole In Roof Key To Mass Production Of Tesla Model 3?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, along with the company’s head of vehicle production, Peter Hochholdinger, have made repeated comments regarding Tesla’s ability …

Tesla

Construction halted at $1 billion plant for electric car company Faraday Future

Amid questions about financial stability, the ambitious electric car company has paused its Nevada building project until next year<p>In April, infrastructure firm AECOM broke ground in the Nevada desert, kicking off construction of a 3-million-square-foot electric car factory that’s destined to …

Tesla Model S convertible concept – Love it or hate it?

It has been a while since we shared a third-party design concept of a Tesla vehicle. Here are some of previous posts about design concepts:<p>‘Tesla Allterrain’ concept developed internally could help envision Tesla’s ‘unique’ pickup truck [Gallery]<br>• Tesla Roadster next generation unofficial renderings …

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Amazon is about to 'destroy the retail environment' in Australia, report says

Being geographically distanced from much of the world's major centres, Australians rely heavily on online shopping to supply them with the latest …

The Nintendo Switch reportedly has a multitouch screen

We have plenty of questions about the Nintendo Switch, but one of the most pressing is: Does it have a touchscreen? During the three-minute teaser, no-one ever swipes, taps or prods the main unit, leading to speculation about its capabilities. Well, according to <i>Eurogamer</i>, the hardware does indeed …

Belkin Debuts New Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD

Belkin today announced the launch of its Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD, which is designed to work with the USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports on Apple's new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro machines.<p>Created to be a "complete single-cable docking solution," the Express Dock HD features 40Gb/s data transfer speeds, …

Surface Pro 5: 5 Features Expected In 2017 Model

Microsoft's Surface Pro series has been due for an update since 2015, when Surface Pro 4 hit the shelves. The company held an event Oct. 26, where it …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft Reveals Its Secret Ingredient For Success

You’ve either got it, lost it, or want it. This week proved that Microsoft, after a long solace in the digital desert, has returned. It has a clear strategy for growing its cloud services, the software is working well, and the Surface hardware has added the last ingredient to the mix… desire.<p>It has …

Windows Phone

Toyota engineers say they have finally tamed volatile lithium-ion batteries

<i>(Reuters) –</i> Engineers at Toyota say they have tamed volatile lithium-ion battery technology, and can now safely pack more power at no significant extra cost, giving the Japanese automaker the option to enter the growing all-electric car market.<p>While rivals including Tesla Motors and Nissan Motor Co …

Energy

Apple ditches iconic startup sound on new MacBook Pro

That familiar and, dare I say, invigorating chime that signals the startup of your Mac computer is officially dead, at least on the new MacBook …