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BMW is rumored to unveil an all-electric 3 Series in September to compete with Tesla’s Model 3

While BMW’s electric car plans have long been confusing, the German has been positioning itself for moving more seriously in the electric vehicle space lately. The company started holding meetings to warn employees that EVS are coming and here to stay and they announced production expansion for …

Electric Vehicles

The Easiest Way To Help Save The Planet: Get A Bike

A new book, How Cycling Can Save The World, argues that from improving public health to mitigating climate change, replacing cars with bikes could have an exceptionally large impact on the health of the planet.<p>With New York almost fully excavated from the winter, I got my bike out this morning and …

Cycling

Self-driving pod delivers groceries to online supermarket customers

Online supermarket Ocado in the closing stages of a two week grocery delivery trial, where customers in residential areas of Greenwich, London, get …

Transportation

A Bonkers Private "Jet" Brings Electric Flight to the Rich

If you’re just coming around to the idea of battery powered cars, prepare for the next onslaught, because the future of flight is electric too. And …

Aerospace

New life for old Nissan Leaf electric car: battery replacement and what it took

The 2018 Nissan Leaf will likely be revealed within the next three months, but more than 100,000 older Leaf electric cars are still silently in use …

Electric Vehicles

See How This Clean Tech Start Up Plans To Turn Electric Vehicles Into Virtual Power Plants

According to 2016 research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, electric vehicle (EV) sales will be close to 41 million by 2040 globally. The research also estimates that the EV growth will means that a quarter of the cars on the road by 2040 will be EV and by that date, those cars are expected to …

Electric Vehicles

Rimac CEO says Richard Hammond was going ‘way too fast’ when he crashed the all-electric Concept One

Matte Rimac, CEO of Rimac, and Richard Hammond, host of Amazon Prime’s The Grand Tour, gave an interview about what happened earlier this month when Hammond crashed down a hill in Switzerland while testing the company’s all-electric supercar, the Concept_One.<p>The former Top Gear host said that he …

Autos

Audi claims to be buying batteries at ~$114/kWh for its upcoming electric cars, says CTO

Automakers and battery makers have been quite secretive about their battery costs, which have long been believed to be one of the main barriers to electric car adoption.<p>It’s why it’s surprising to see Dr. Peter Mertens, Audi’s senior vice-president of research and development, disclosing the cost …

Electric Vehicles

Cities vie to become hubs of self-driving technology

Cities that have emerged as leaders in autonomous vehicle testing and innovation have some combination of leading corporations, cutting edge university research and enthusiastic political support<p>The development of self-driving cars has pitched a handful of cities into a new gold rush, a chance to …

Transportation

New Cars Are Unaffordable for Most Americans

Twenty years ago, being able to afford a car and a mortgage didn’t seem so remarkable. Many Baby Boomers still brag about putting themselves through …

Money

Elon Musk Wants to Disconnect Superchargers From the Grid and Go Solar

We all know that Tesla cars are lean, green, electric machines. But, what many of you may not have known is that CEO Elon Musk has just announced …

Autos

PowaKaddy FW7s GPS Electric Trolley Revealed

PowaKaddy FW7s GPS Electric Trolley Revealed - In the FW7s GPS, PowaKaddy has created the world's first fully integrated GPS electric</b> …

Golf

In the Auto Industry, the Future Is Software—Not Machinery

In the age of electric vehicles, the powertrain will become just another purchased component. It's the software that the company must own to call itself an automaker.<p>From the July 2017 issue<p>A Volvo lying on its side in Tempe, Arizona, wouldn’t normally rate a national headline. After all, Volvo has …

Automotive Industry

New Legislation Aims To Put 100,000 Driverless Test Cars On Public Roads

At a hearing today, Republicans in Congress made clear they want to drastically increase the number of semi-autonomous and autonomous cars tested on …

Transportation

These are the autonomous trucks that Google’s Waymo is testing

Alphabet/Google’s self-driving car division Waymo disclosed earlier this month that it is working on (semi-)autonomous trucks, and now we have our first look at the vehicles in question.<p>Jalopnik published a number of photos of a Waymo branded truck kitted out with a radar, lidar and ultrasonic …

Waymo

Faraday Future climbs Pikes Peak 23 seconds faster than Tesla Model S

Oh, great, now there's going to be a rivalry.<p>Pikes Peak isn't your average shakedown test-track. It's long, it's complex and it's dangerous. But Faraday Future went there nevertheless, and it walked away with a record.<p>Faraday Future's FF 91 blazed through the 12.42-mile track in 11 minutes, 25.083 …

Autos

Jaguar says all-electric I-Pace’s thermal management system adds up to 30 miles of range

Jaguar is trying to maintain the hype around its first all-electric vehicle, the I-Pace, until it hits the market next year.<p>The British automaker has been teasing the vehicle since unveiling it last year and now, it unveils its thermal management system, which the company claims adds up to 30 miles …

Electric Vehicles

Supercapacitors could be better than batteries or fuel cells for clean electric powered transit

Everyone agrees that electric rail transportation is the greenest way to go, but hanging the wires needed to convert from diesel to electric can be …

Energy

The world's most efficient 5-seater car is powered entirely by the sun

A team of students at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) just unveiled an electric car that seats five and is completely powered by the sun. …

Clean Energy

The rise of electric cars will kill the gas station

Gas stations are a lifeline. They not only fuel our cars but us, too -- whether it's with lukewarm coffee during the morning commute or the salty-sweet buffet during road trips. They're a glowing oasis when the gas tank is empty and our bladders are full. It's going to be a long while before the …

Electric Vehicles

ChargePoint adds nearly 10,000 new electric car chargers to its network by taking over GE’s

ChargePoint, one of the largest electric car charging station makers and network suppliers, announced today a deal with GE to take over the management of their charging network.<p>It results in the quick addition of more than 1,800 commercial and about 8,000 residential charging spots to its …

Electric Vehicles

MIT is developing futuristic self-driving cars that can fly you out of traffic

Drones can’t stay up in the air for too long because they’re limited by battery life. Self-driving cars, on the other hand, are limited by speed and …

Transportation

Solar Impulse CEO says this can make air transport cheaper, cleaner, quieter and safer

Electric propulsion technology can potentially make air transport cheaper, quieter, safer and more environmentally friendly, according to one of the …

Energy

European Cities Are Just Saying ‘No’ to Scandal-Tinged Diesel Vehicles

Mayors, pressed by courts and activists, are banning or curbing diesel use to combat health-threatening smog<p>BERLIN—Large European cities from Munich to Madrid are banning or restricting diesel vehicles amid mounting alarm over toxic emissions, presenting a major challenge to European car makers who …

21st Century

NASA's Quiet Supersonic X-Plane is Approaching Construction

NASA really wants us to be able to travel between New York and Los Angeles in two hours. Supersonic flight — flying faster than the speed of sound — …

Aerospace

Nvidia just got closer to cornering a key part of the self-driving car market

Nvidia announced its fourth automotive partnership this year as it looks to beat competitors like Intel in the race to power self-driving cars.<p>Nvidia will install its Drive PX supercomputer system in Volvo cars by 2021, Nvidia CEO and founder Jensen Huang said during Automobil Elektronik Kongress, …

Transportation

Volvo's Driverless Cars Can't Figure Out Kangaroos

The Swedes, geniuses that they are, have long led the world in conquering the moose test. But here’s one thing they don’t seem prepared for: the …

Transportation

Apple just leased some cars from Hertz, apparently

The iPhone maker has been leasing sport utility vehicles from Hertz as it tests autonomous tech on public roads, Bloomberg reports.<p><b>Update, June 27:</b> <i>Apple</i> <i>has informed CNBC</i> <i>that any sort of partnership is incorrect, and that Apple is just leasing its fleet of Lexus vehicles from Hertz's Donlen fleet</i> …

Transportation

Hyperlane: A special lane for self-driving vehicles

A US company is proposing special lanes on roads purely for self-driving vehicles.<p>The Hyperlanes would be controlled by a central computer allowing self-driving cars to travel along at speeds over 100mph (160kph).<p>BBC Click spoke to Baiyu Chen, a co-founder of Hyperlane to find out more about how …

Transportation