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Norway is already abandoning its plan for a “Tesla tax” on electric cars

Norway is miles ahead of the rest of the world in its adoption of electric cars, thanks to a series of generous government subsidies. But policymakers have often worried that the subsidies are too good amid criticism that they simply allow rich households to buy expensive electric cars on the cheap.<p>…

Electric Vehicles

Tesla’s electric Semi truck starts at $150,000, reservations now live

The Tesla Semi, the automaker’s all-electric transport truck, will retail starting at $150,000 for a version with 300 miles of range, and will also be available in a $150,000 version with 500 miles of range. Interested parties can pre-order them with a base reservation price of $20,000 – or, if …

Car Tech

Tesla just built the world's largest battery, thanks to a bet

The lithium-ion battery in South Australia will be energised within days, all thanks to a Twitter bet between two billionaires.<p>In July, Elon Musk bet the people of Australia he could build a 100mW battery in 100 days or it would be free.<p>Turns out the man who proposed using rockets to fly us around …

Jay Weatherill

Tesla's South Australian battery to begin final testing

The big battery being built in South Australia by Elon Musk is about to undergo final testing.<p>The world's largest lithium-ion battery being built in …

Jay Weatherill

Canadian grocery chain orders 25 Tesla electric Semi trucks

Tesla’s Semi is off to a promising start, despite there being no official pricing information available yet: In addition to a Walmart pilot, Canadian grocery giant Loblaw is purchasing 25 of the heavy duty all-electric transport trucks (via Canadian Press), with a $5,000 deposit for each upfront …

Car Tech

Elon Musk says Tesla’s new electric semi truck will begin production in 2019

Musk revealed his semi-trucks at an event on Thursday.<p>The biggest surprise of Elon Musk’s Master Plan Part Deux was his intention to begin developing electric trucks and buses. Today, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO unveiled the first look of what could be a version of the future of trucking.<p>The trucks, …

Elon Musk

Germany bans smartwatches for kids over spying concerns

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) issued a blanket ban on smartwatches aimed at children this week — and asked parents who’d already purchased such a device to destroy them, for good measure. The aggressive move is a response to growing privacy concerns surrounding devices aimed …

Spying

Tesla unveils electric truck and $200,000 sports car

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Tesla upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig’s trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever.<p>The showmanship wowed the crowd although some …

Transportation

Tesla builds another giant 50-Supercharger station in China

Tesla appears to be rushing toward its seemingly impossible goal to have 10,000 Superchargers online by the end of the year. In recent days and weeks, the company has been opening mega Supercharger stations with record numbers of stalls.<p>The latest is a new 50-stall Supercharger station in China, …

China

Tesla reveals semi-truck and new sports car

You'll often hear automakers brag of a sports car's zero-to-60 performance but less often for a big-rig truck. On Thursday night, Tesla boasted of both.<p>Tesla revealed an all-new version of its Roadster sports car that can go from a stop to 60 miles an hour in 1.9 seconds, a figure that would make …

Trucks

Tesla’s new second-generation Roadster is the fastest production car ever made

“Period.”<p>Elon Musk promised a surprise during the Tesla semi unveiling event, and boy did he deliver: the return of the Roadster. But it’s no repeat performance. The stunning four-seater roadster boasts jaw-dropping numbers, that if they measure up to Musk’s claims, will make it the world’s fastest …

Supercars

The Tesla big-rig gets rid of something truckers have done forever

• <b>Tesla revealed its big-rig on Thursday night.</b>• <b><br>The all-electric Tesla Semi eliminates the conventional clutch and gears of traditional big-rigs.</b>• <b><br>The Tesla Semi should also have far better brake life than traditional rigs.</b><p>HAWTHORNE, California — Tesla revealed its all-electric big-rig on Thursday night …

Transportation

Everything We Know About the Truck Tesla Will Unveil Tonight

More than an automaker or an energy company, Tesla is a hype machine. What other company can make a live crowd ooh and ahh over at-home battery …

Elon Musk

Fitbit Ionic review

Fitbit is probably the most well-known company in the fitness tracker world, but smartwatches are new territory. The closest they’ve come to making a smartwatch was 2015’s Fitbit Blaze, but even that wasn’t all that smart.<p>Things are about to change though, as Fitbit is now going all-in on …

Wearable Tech

'Hyperloop-inspired' transportation heads to Denver

New system spearheaded by former Hyperloop CTO will use magnetic levitation to whisk cars around the city.<p>It may not be Hyperloop, but Denver residents may one day find themselves shuttled around Denver in tubes at speeds of up to 200 mph.<p>That is the promise of a partnership announced Tuesday …

Transportation

Senate plans disastrous tax on vesting that could kill stock compensation

A proposed tax that charges people as their startup equity vests instead of when they cash it out and actually have money to pay the taxes could wreck how tech companies recruit talent. And the industry doesn’t have much time to mobilize to get this tax changed.<p>The U.S. Senate released its proposed …

Stock Options

What happens when you sell your startup?

Entrepreneurship is not just about starting businesses. Getting out on the other side, ideally richer than before, is just as important.<p>Unless you’re one of the lucky few who start and take a company public in an IPO, the other option for a successful “exit” from that business is to sell it. This …

Venture Capital

Promote helps any online marketplace get into the ad business

The latest company to emerge from startup accelerator Expa Labs is focused on helping online marketplaces make money from advertising.<p>Promote founder and CEO Siddharth Vora used to lead the engineering team for advertising products at StumbleUpon. (StumbleUpon’s founder Garrett Camp went on to …

eCommerce

How to watch Elon Musk unveil Tesla's electric semi truck

Tesla's product line is about to see by far its biggest addition yet with a vehicle designed for the long haul.<p>Tesla Motors is struggling to fulfill orders for its Model 3, but that isn't stopping Elon Musk from sending a new type of electric vehicle up the on-ramp. Tesla sent out invitations for …

Elon Musk

Mercedes is quietly becoming Tesla’s biggest rival

• <b>Daimler is investing $11 billion to electrify its fleet of vehicles by 2020.</b>• <b><br>Tesla's stock has rivaled General Motors and Ford as people continue to clamor for the high-tech, electric vehicles.</b>• <b><br>The two automakers will compete in 2020 when they release their battery-powered SUVs.</b><p>Tesla has had a …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla's newest driving mode is 'chill'

Tesla's latest driving mode is an about-turn from its previous options, which were all about squeezing the optimal performance from its cars. The new "chill" setting makes for a "gentler ride," according to the manufacturer. That sounds like an odd upgrade from an EV maker that was once obsessed …

Tesla Model S

PowerWatch, the body heat-powered smartwatch, starts shipping

As far as gimmicks go, PowerWatch’s is pretty good. It was good enough, in fact, to raise 939 percent of its goal on Indiegogo earlier this year. After generations of wearables with 24-hour battery lives, the promise of never having to charge your smartwatch again falls firmly into the realm of too …

Wearable Tech

Wearable Tech Emerging For Chronic Pain Relief

Some think that wearables are a pain, like Alan Tyers who wrote “why I hate wearable technology” for The Telegraph. But how about wearables that can actually relieve pain?<p>The opioid crisis has revealed another real ongoing problem: a lot of people have chronic pain. For example, Lady Gaga recently …

Pain

As Auto Makers Seek To Match Tesla Charging Network, Problems Loom

Tesla Inc has a convincing recharging set up in the U.S. and Europe, but the successful development of electric cars generally could be jeopardized by the refuelling speed and density of the network, with the biggest question concerning the availability of enough electricity.<p>Some critics say the …

Electric Vehicles

Why the ‘end of the startup era’ could be great for entrepreneurs

Three prominent tech thinkers recently declared the end of the startup era, questioned the future of tech innovation generally and heralded the rise of the “Frightful Five” — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft — who will dominate the future of tech. All of the posts make credible …

Startups

Tesla teases electric truck in new image, sends out invites to unveiling event

Tesla sent out the invites to its ‘Tesla Semi’ unveiling event in Hawthorne on November 16 and with the invites, it released a new teaser image.<p>The event was originally planned for last month, but CEO Elon Musk pushed the electric truck unveiling to Nov 16 “in order to focus on Model 3 production …

Puerto Rico

Tesla Truck Will Be Unveiled This Month — New Teaser Image And Invites Have Been Released!

Tesla is getting ready to unveil the “Tesla Truck,” a long-range hauler that’s powered by electricity<i>. Electrek</i> reports that invitations to the …

Long Haul

Porsche’s Mission E To Compete With Tesla For EV Market But It’s Taking An “Enormous” Toll

Porsche has set its sights on competing with Tesla for the electric vehicle market, but apparently, it isn’t doing any favors for the company’s …

Electric Vehicles

Virgin Hyperloop One Says Construction Will Begin in 2019

Testing of the high-speed transport system could follow in 2021, but no word yet on the location of the first route.<p><i>In brief: Virgin Hyperloop One has confirmed that it intends to start construction on a Hyperloop route in 2019. Tests at a production level are set to follow in 2021.</i><p>ARRIVING SOON<p>The …

Transportation

Tesla's 'Hell' Threatens Its Future

In August, after Tesla got production underway for the Model 3 and made first deliveries of the new mass-market electric sedan to employees, CEO Elon …

Elon Musk