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Autonomous Vehicles

Speed Dating: Getting To Know Tesla’s Autopilot

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla's Autopilot has been hailed as the ultimate platform for developing a fully autonomous driving solution. After 8 months of owning our Tesla Model 3, Tesla shrunk down the base Autopilot package by removing a few features, and at the same time dropping the after-purchase price from $7,000 for Enhanced Autopilot to $4,000 for the new Autopilot package. It felt like the right time to pull the trigger on the update, so we made the purchase on March 1st... Read More


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What Is Holding America’s EV Future Back While The World Charges Ahead?

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by Sponsored Content

The United States has been slow to adopt Electric Vehicles (EVs) compared to the rest of the world. While California leads the way in the US with EVs making up perhaps five percent of new vehicle sales, 58 percent of new car sales in Norway were EVs, and other nations across Europe are well on the path towards EVs being the norm rather than the exception. This is driven by a mix of incentives and initiatives from governments and the private sector alike. Why the difference? ... Read More


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Breaking — Tesla Model S & X Refresh Production Test Run Is About To Start

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

As has been mentioned in previous articles, it has been rumored Tesla is about to refresh the Model S & X. While at this point we don’t know exactly what this refresh will include, we did just find out one very specific detail. Tesla has just shipped hundreds of new drive units from Gigafactory 1 as part of “Project Raven.”... Read More


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Tesla’s 11th Death Anniversary — No Joke!

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Okay, it's a small joke, of course, since Tesla isn't dead and certainly hasn't been dead for 11 years! However, for those of you who thought this idea of an 11 year Tesla death anniversary was an April 1st joke, I assure you, it is not... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

1987 Self-Driving Technology — The Future Was Almost Ready Decades Ago?

Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

Isn't this funny: Here I am, happy about finally placing an order on a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus, including the full self-driving package, and at the same time as I choose to flicker through a bunch of old Motor magazines from 1987 to find some mentions of my old 1987 Volvo 240 for a fun comparison, I stumble upon the highlight below... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

An Electric Bike That Reads Your Mind?

Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Xmera recently started a new ad campaign on Facebook for an electric bike (e-bike) that uses wrist sensors and an EEG helmet to read your mind for easy control and customized workouts. After years in development, the bicycle is set to go live for crowdfunding next month... Read More


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Tesla Autopilot, Full Self Driving, Elon Musk, ARK Invest — CleanTech Talk with Tasha Keeney

Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

For our hot new CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with ARK Invest Analyst Tasha Keeney to discuss various aspects of autonomous vehicles, Tesla, Tesla, and Tesla. Tasha is focused on autonomous cars and 3D printing in her position at ARK Invest. She and ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood recently hosted Tesla CEO Elon Musk in the studio for their new podcast series, so we built off of that chat and I also brought in several key autonomy topics I'm always eager to learn more about... Read More


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Here’s Why The Model Y Is The Only Tesla I Don’t Mind Waiting For

Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Chris Boylan

I know that's a strange title for an article. But let me explain. I took my family for a test drive in a Tesla Model S P85+ back in 2013. I was hooked. So were the kids. (The wife took a little more convincing.) But a sedan, even a roomy sedan with the ability to seat seven (sort of), wasn't an ideal choice for us at the time. Then I saw the video for the upcoming Model X. OMG, those FALCON-WING DOORS! Seating for seven. Loads of space. I NEEDED THAT!... Read More


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Tesla Nevada Gigafactory — Something Strange Is Going On, But It’s Not What You Think

Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

The Tesla Gigafactory is a technological marvel, is largely a mystery, and also happens to be the world’s biggest battery manufacturing facility. This article was originally going to be about the financing “freeze” and what might actually be going on, but now it will also straighten out some new Panasonic lithium waste that just hit the fan... Read More


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When Airplanes Are Designed To Be Energy Agnostic, You Know Electricity Is Banging At The Door

Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

The amount of breakthroughs and progress electric aviation has made this past decade are awe inspiring. We've got news practically every day of electric airplanes (e-planes) and electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft under development, planned for market, or already arriving. When you look back to long-off dreams of electric VTOL aircraft back in the '90s, today's reality is astounding... Read More


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Electric Vehicle Incentives In 8 US States

Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

In the US, the federal tax credit for electric vehicles has been cut in half from $7,500 to $3,750 for both Tesla and GM. Now, the current administration looks like it's turning its back on clean cars. In the future, there could be some hope things change. But with the federal tax credit currently winding down, it's worth investigating what electric car incentives also exist on the state level... Read More


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This Is How It’s Gonna Go Down (With Tesla)

Published on April 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla story is fascinating. Whether you love the company or hate it, it is easy to get pulled into the story like you're pulled into a good movie. This is surely one reason so many people so obsessively check for Tesla news and op-eds every day... Read More


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Diving Into The Tesla Model 3, BMW i3, & Chevy Bolt (Video)

Published on April 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Munro & Associates in Auburn Hills, Michigan, is in the business of taking cars apart. The company’s teardown reports reveal the juicy details of every single component — how they work, where they came from, and how much they cost. Automakers pay sizable sums for these reports, in order to figure out what their competitors are up to. Sandy Munro’s 2018 teardown of a Tesla Model 3 delivered some important insights into the California carmaker’s strengths and weaknesses. What about other electric cars... Read More


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