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What’s Up With Volkswagen Software?

May 29th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Volkswagen Group has certainly recognized the importance of software, as I wrote at length in March. One highlight: "Volkswagen intends to in-house software much, much more than it ever has, going from developing ~10% of its own software to developing 60% or more of it by 2025."


NASA Astronauts Start Epic Journey In Tesla Model X SUVs — Of Course

May 29th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The day coming soon when NASA astronauts launch into space again is one that will leave us with tears in our eyes and chills running down our spines — from joy, pride, and love. It is history in the making, dreams coming true, and another step for humanity and Americans


Consortium Created To Promote Zero-Emission Electric Vessels

May 28th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Electric bikes, electric cars, electric vans, electric trucks — we keep electrifying bigger and bigger vehicles. Next on the plate are large ocean vessels and airplanes. Regarding the latter, we've covered oodles of startup and large corporate efforts to get electric aircraft off the ground. (Pun not initially intended.) Regarding electric ocean vessels, that appears to be a much less mature industry, but work is commencing


BMW Launches X2 Plug-in Hybrid & Updates 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid

May 28th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The latest news from the sporty premium brand out of Munich is that it has released a plug-in hybrid version of its X2 "Sports Activity Coupe" (SAC), the BMW X2 xDrive25e, and updated the 5 Series, including the 530e and 530e xDrive plug-in hybrids. Plug-in hybrid heaven


Europe Hits 11% Plug-in Vehicle Market Share in April

May 28th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in market scored 31,500 registrations in April, down 16% year over year (YoY), which is nevertheless a great performance considering the effect that the several lockdowns across the continent made and the overall market crashing (-78% YoY). That combo inflated last month's plug-in share to an amazing 11% share


Lithium Supply Fears Loom Over Electric Vehicle Happy Talk — Or Not, As The Case May Be

May 27th, 2020 | by Tina Casey

Spring has sprung, which means it's time for another round of guess how much lithium automakers will need to make enough lithium-ion batteries for the electric vehicle of the future, of which there are expected to be many millions on the road within the next ten years or so. Spoiler alert: we're going to need a lot more lithium mines than we have right now. Or, maybe not


EV That Transforms On The Fly

May 27th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Since I first wrote about a covered motorcycle in 2012, I've kept my eyes open for one of these on the road. I have not seen one. From Poland, though, a variation on the two-wheeler shows promise



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