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The first Tesla Model 3 reviews are coming in — and there's one thing everyone is talking about

Since the Tesla Model 3 launched in July and started its uneasy path as a mass-market vehicle, Tesla watchers have been carefully scrutinizing the vehicle's quality.<p>Last April, Reuters reported that Tesla skipped the "soft tooling" phase, which is a pre-production process that helps automakers work …

February 2018 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales: What To Expect?

We’ve completed yet another month of 2018, and soon enough, we’ll know just how plug-in sales panned out, along with a better forecast of the year …

Tesla motor designer explains Model 3’s transition to permanent magnet motor

Tesla made a significant change to its electric motor strategy with the introduction of the Model 3, switching from an AC induction motor to a permanent magnet motor.<p>Now, Tesla’s principal motor designer, Konstantinos Laskaris, explains the logic behind the move.<p>We recently reported on Laskaris …

UK sees six-fold increase in abandoned vehicles over four years

The number of vehicles abandoned rose 577 percent between 2012 and 2016.<p>The number of cars being abandoned in the UK has increased six-fold in a …

Electric Truck Panelists Discuss Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi<p>eNow, Motiv Power Systems, Bosch North America and Thor Trucks representatives talked at the Stifel Financial Corp.’s annual Transportation …

Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car: what's inside the battery? Teardown video shows all

The battery packs of most modern electric cars are far different than those in your mobile phone or other portable devices.<p>In most cases, they …

Wall Street Tesla bears have gotten clobbered — but the bulls still have to deal with some big questions

If you had bought Tesla stock right after the company's 2010 IPO, you'd be sitting on a massive return, more than 1,000%.<p>But just because Tesla, now with a market capitalization of about $60 billion and a share price hovering around $350, has rewarded investors, that doesn't mean there isn't a wide …

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Consumer Reports says Tesla Model 3 is fun to drive, but has some flaws

Some features disappointed, such as door handles and the keyless entry system.

Porsche’s Tesla-Fighting Electric Sports Car Gets Its Own Supercharger Network

Much of driving a Porsche, or any sports car, is about confidence—the reassurance that you're sitting in a work of art that can also fling you away …

Watch Tesla Semi Drive Down The Highway At 70-Plus MPH

Check out the Tesla Semi as it drives down the expressway. This is the first time we’ve witnessed the electric Semi cruise along at speed.<p>The video …

Porsche’s EV lead takes shots at Tesla while hyping the Mission E

Porsche is readying its Mission E for launch, with a 2019 target sales date. The all-electric Tesla Model S competitor has a lot of car fans excited, and has been drawing covetous looks since the concept’s unveiling back in 2015. Now that launch is drawing closer, however, we have some new info …

How Tesla Makes Its Presence Felt While Barely Spending Money on Ads

Tesla is a completely unique auto brand.<p>Instead of spending money on advertising like every other carmaker, Tesla spends money on making its products …

First Tesla Model 3 dual motor all-wheel-drive spotted in the wild

A new sighting of one of the very first Tesla Model 3 with dual motor adds to the mounting evidence that the automaker is about to release the all-wheel-drive powertrain option to the new electric vehicle.<p>Last month, we reported on Tesla registering 19 Model 3 VINs with dual motor powertrain with …

Tesla Semi Spotted Roaming the California Highways

The Tesla Semi isn’t due to go into production until 2019, but there are already prototypes of the electric truck on the road in California. A recent …

4 questions about Tesla's new 'gigafactory'

In January 2017, Tesla revealed it wanted to outfit its Gigafactory 1 in Nevada with a 70 MW rooftop solar panel array — by far the biggest of its …

The moon will have cell service as early as next year

The moon will soon have cellphone service, according to an announcement made by telecommunications giants Tuesday.<p><b>READ MORE: Elon Musk left hidden</b> …

Nasa slams Elon Musk’s SpaceX for launching a Tesla car into the heavens

It was hailed as the future of space exploration.<p>But Nasa has taken a dig at Elon Musk for sending a Tesla Roadster into the heavens during the test …

Tesla Model 3 review from Consumer Reports: great handling and precise steering, but “overly stiff ride” and “considerable wind noise”

<i>Click here if you are having trouble viewing the photos or video on a mobile device</i><p>The verdict from Consumer Reports is in: Tesla’s Model 3 sedan is …

Elon Musk went on a Twitter rant about America's failing infrastructure — and it made his Hyperloop idea sound less crazy

Elon Musk's ideas for future transportation systems might sound a little crazy at first.<p>The Hyperloop, a high-speed transit system, first proposed by Elon Musk in 2013, would send pods full of passengers through tubes at over 500 mph and require tunnel networks to be built from scratch.<p>His Boring …

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A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

Electric Vehicles

Are Electrics The New Manuals Of Car Theft? Have We Stooped This Low? Is This Our Society Now?

The <i>Austin American-Statesman</i> reports that, according to an arrest affidavit, a man in jail near Austin tried to steal a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt after a …

The 'Beast From The East' Is Killing Your Phone's Battery Life

Ask a Tech Editor: "Why does my phone always run out of battery when it's cold?"<p>The ‘beast from the east’ has well and truly arrived and while we …

Aussie company signs agreement with Argentinian province over lithium assets

Sydney-based Lake Resources (ASX:LKE) announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Argentinian province of Jujuy to confirm the company’s …

Aussies report $1.3m in losses from Bitcoin, Ethereum scams

Mostly related to ransomware, investment schemes.

Cryptocurrency

JACK DORSEY: Square 'is not stopping at buying and selling' bitcoin (SQ)

Reuters / Lucas Jackson<p><b>Payments app Square launched support for bitcoin in November.</b>• <b><br>Now, CEO Jack Dorsey has doubled down on the company’s stance, saying the company "is not stopping at buying and selling" bitcoin.</b>• <b><br>Shares of Square are down slightly in early trading, at $45.</b><p>Square, the payments app …

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Monero (XMR)’s new hard fork Monero V (XMV) has the community split

Monero (XMR) has seen a dip almost consistently since the past week mostly because of the bearish nature of the current market. Monero has a market …

UK Bank HSBC Might Soon Pilot Live Blockchain Payments

International banking giant HSBC is reportedly close to testing blockchain in live transactions.<p>Global Trade Review reports that the bank could …

Former Infowars staffers filed a formal complaint against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones alleging anti-Semitism, racism, and sexual misconduct

Alex Jones, the notorious host of the right-wing conspiracy website Infowars, has been accused of using anti-Semitic and racial slurs to refer to two of his former employees, including one woman who also claimed Jones "grabbed her behind," according to the Daily Mail.<p>One of the former employees, …