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U.S. board to vote on likely cause of Tesla 'Autopilot' crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board will vote at a Sept. 12 hearing on the probable cause of a May 2016 crash that killed a man using the semi-autonomous driving system on his Tesla Model S sedan, the agency said on Monday.<p>The logo is seen on a new all-wheel-drive …

Tesla

Electric car threatens oil’s century-long reign, but change will be slower than the hype

Battery power may have seemed like the future of the automotive sector when William Morrison, a Scottish inventor, debuted his electric car prototype …

Electric Vehicles

2040 - Are we going to be ready for the great electric revolution?

With only 23 and a half years to go until the traditional internal combustion engine is forced out of the showrooms, we ask Scottish industry expert …

The XYT is a modular, customizable electric car comprised of just 580 parts

<b>It's small, it's simple, and it's designed to be customized to fit the needs of the owner, and modified or upgraded over its life.</b><p>Instead of focusing …

Why Do Electric Vehicles Only Have 1 Gear?

Engineering Explained, in partnership with the Formula E, explained the topic of a single-gear transmission, a set-up typically utilized in electric …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla Model 3 to have best-in-class depreciation, report says

Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen says that they designed the Model 3’s interior to “age gracefully”, which could actually help with its resale value in the long-term as cars are expected to change a lot in the next few years with the advent of self-driving and car-sharing.<p>Interestingly, a …

BMW

The Disc Brake of the Future: An Old Standard Reimagined for Electric Cars

Continental seems to have solved the biggest problem with regenerative braking.<p>One little-known upside of hybrid or electric vehicles—especially those that pile on the miles—is that their brakes last surprisingly long. Thanks to regenerative braking systems, which recapture some of the energy as …

Electric Vehicles

RIP natural-gas cars, doomed by cheap gas and electric cars

Natural gas vehicles were first promoted starting in about 2000 as a way to reduce reliance on imported oil and cut tailpipe emissions.<p>Their promise …

Oil & Gas Industry

Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Power Electric Cars of the Future

Electric cars and smartphones of the future could be powered by supervolcanoes like Yellowstone after scientists discovered that ancient deposits …

Hyundai shifts to long-range premium electric cars

Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday it was placing electric vehicles at the center of its product strategy – one that includes plans for a premium long-distance electric car as it seeks to catch up to Tesla and other rivals.<p>Like Toyota Motor Corp, Hyundai had initially championed fuel cell technology …