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This hyperloop-inspired highway hopes to end traffic

Denver is teaming up with Arrivo to bring a super-urban network that promises to connect every part of Denver in less than twenty minutes.

Highways

Tesla semi truck unveiling FULL SHOW

Tesla

Tesla Semi and Tesla Roadster Unveiled by Elon Musk

Tesla Roadster

This is the Tesla Semi truck

500 miles of range and more aerodynamic than a supercar<p>The Tesla Semi truck is a hulking and menacing hauler, with the presence of Darth Vader lurking from above when cast in the black hue, or more like an apparition in metallic silver-white. In other words: it’s exactly what we expect to see from …

Trucks

The Tesla Semi Class 8 electric truck exceeds the hype

<b>The much-awaited reveal of the Tesla Semi electric truck took place in Hawthorne, California, in typical Elon Musk style. Speculation prior to the</b> …

Trucks

How does the new Tesla Roadster stack up against today’s supercars?

Elon Musk has a talent for unleashing bombshell surprises, and he definitely topped himself with the unexpected reveal of the second-generation Tesla …

Supercars

The electric Tesla pickup is closer than ever, and it’s not what we expected

The next-generation Tesla Roadster stole the show on November 16 even as the company introduced its first-ever semi. Both vehicles are impressive in …

Tesla Model S

Elon Musk Unveils the Tesla Semi Truck & Roadster 2.0 full event

Elon Musk

Buffett-backed BYD to open electric-vehicle plant in Ontario

BYD Co., the Chinese electric-vehicle maker backed by Warren Buffett, plans to open its first assembly plant in Canada, anticipating a surge in demand for electric trucks from municipalities and businesses.<p>BYD, often described as China's Tesla, will open the plant next year in Ontario and hire …

Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen Plans $12 Billion Electric-Car Blitz in China

Car maker and its local joint-venture partners intend to release five models a year through 2025<p>GUANGZHOU, China—Volkswagen AG and its Chinese partners will jointly invest nearly $12 billion by 2025 in developing electric cars for the local market, VW’s China chief executive said.<p>That will enable …

Electric Vehicles

A Multibillion-Dollar Bet on One Question: Who Owns the Future of the Automobile?

SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son bets he can build a global network from stakes in often-fierce competitors<p>By<p>Mayumi Negishi and<p>Mayumi Negishi<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@meiyume<p>Google+<p>mayumi.negishi@wsj.com<p>Phred Dvorak<p>Phred Dvorak<p>The Wall Street …

Masayoshi Son

Is the Entire Car Industry Really Doomed?

Bob Lutz drops a nuclear bomb on everything we know and love. But is he right?<p>DailyTech.com<p>Alex RoyView Alex Roy's …

Transportation

Mercedes' ubiquitous city bus is going electric in 2018

Mercedes-Benz wants an electric version of its long-running city bus to power the emissions-free mass transit future. Over a dozen cities recently pledged to make their bus fleets all-electric by 2030 (among them LA and Seattle). And, if the German auto-maker gets its way, its EV will be the one …

Transportation

The end could be near for Faraday Future’s ambitious electric car plans

It feels like Faraday Future, once a well-funded electric car startup with over 1,000 employees, has been fading away over the last few months.<p>Now it looks like the end is near as the company loses several members of its top leadership again.<p>One thing that always impressed us about Faraday Future …

Electric Vehicles

Study Backs Getting Driverless Cars On The Road, As Waymo Ditches Backup Drivers

A new study is bolstering the case for putting more autonomous vehicles on the road sooner rather than later — at the same time that self-driving cars are hitting a milestone in parts of the Phoenix metropolitan area.<p>A research report released this week argues that deploying driverless cars …

Transportation

Which car would you pick as Best Car To Buy 2018? Poll results

As we do every year at this time, our editors have gotten together, analyzed and discussed and argued, and come up with what we think is the Green …

Electric Vehicles

Study: Cars can't yet match electric vehicles on efficiency

DETROIT -- If you prefer gasoline-power over a fully electric vehicle, you'll have to buy a car that's a lot more fuel miserly than the one you're probably driving now if you want to try to match efficiency.<p>A new study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds that …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla Semi Unveiling: here are our ‘mind blowing’ expectations for the electric truck

Tesla is set to unveil its electric semi truck this week and as usual, the expectations are high. CEO Elon Musk did nothing to manage those expectations. Yesterday, he went as far as saying that it will “blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.”<p>Now we try to set those …

Electric Vehicles

Uber confirms SoftBank has agreed to invest billions in Uber

The paperwork’s done! The long-anticipated SoftBank investment into Uber has been finalized, a spokesperson confirms to TechCrunch.<p>We’ve been provided the following statement.<p>“We’ve entered into an agreement with a consortium led by SoftBank and Dragoneer on a potential investment. We believe this …

Uber

The beloved VW Beetle is about to go electric

The timeless VW Beetle is about to step into the future.<p>Volkswagen is considering plans for an electric Beetle, according to VW's chairman Herbert …

Volkswagen

A Better Technique for Spotting Bugs in Self-Driving AI Could Save Lives

Most software bugs won’t kill you. A possibly lethal exception could be the error that leads a self-driving car’s AI to make the wrong decision at …

Machine Learning

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

The former vice chairman of GM just predicted the car industry’s future: it has no future

It’s not every day a titan of industry predicts the demise of his own. But Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors, believes the auto industry is not long for this world.<p>“It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the automotive era,” he writes this month for Automotive …

Transportation

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for November 2017

This month's best deals for hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars are in and buyers will find a handful of eco-friendly bargains.<p>Most cars have …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla is about to reveal its first electric big-rig — here's what to look for

• <b>Tesla's big rig will likely redefine the large tractor-trailer for the future.</b>• <b><br>Expect a futuristic prototype, complete with a spaceship-like cab and a huge battery.</b>• <b><br>Ironically, the freight business might be a better fit for Tesla's technologies that the mass-market for passengers cars.</b><p>Tesla will …

Transportation

The Dream Chaser spacecraft has completed a successful free flight | Ars Technica

“The Dream Chaser had a beautiful flight and landing!”<p>On Saturday, the Dream Chaser space plane completed a milestone in its development. During an …

Space Travel

ELECTRIC AVENUE. Bottpower Prepares To Shock Pikes Peak

<i>Written by Andrew Jones</i><p>What have Pikes Peak racers and WWII fighter planes got in common? Well believe it or not, they both face the same challenges …

Motorcycles

I was on the self-driving bus that crashed in Vegas. Here’s what really happened

This was going to be a pretty ordinary story about the technology that allows the Las Vegas self-driving shuttle bus to cruise around the old Fremont …

Las Vegas

EV startup Nio reportedly raises $1B from Tencent and others

Electric cars are set to become an increasingly lucrative investment target, if they continuing enjoying the strong support of global initiatives to lower emissions and put clearer vehicles on roads. So expect more funding like the reported $1 billion that Niobium’s (formerly NextEV) has raised …

Startups