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Lamborghini Pivots to Producing Medical Gear in Fight Against COVID-19

April 2nd, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Famed Italian supercar maker Lamborghini is pivoting its manufacturing efforts from high-end exotic sports cars to something a little less expensive, and a little more valuable these days. The company is putting its workforce of engineers, fabricators, and tailors to work manufacturing surgical masks and protective plexiglass shields for use in Italy's front-line fight against the coronavirus pandemic


Tesla Has Best Ever 1st Quarter — 102,672 Vehicles Produced, 88,400 Delivered

April 2nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla has yet again broken some records. This time it broke its previous 1st quarter production and delivery records. With 102,672 vehicles produced and 88,400 delivered, despite both its Fremont factory and its Shanghai Gigafactory being shut down for periods of time last quarter due to the coronavirus


Liebherr Releases First All-Electric Cement Mixer

April 2nd, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Swiss construction firm Liebherr recently announced an all-electric first for heavy-duty construction sites. Meet the ETM — a five-axle semi truck mixer based on the new 670 HP all-electric Volvo FM. It's the first mixer that's 100% electric, and 100% awesome


Carmakers To The Rescue — N95 Mask Mass Production

March 29th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Wearing a mask to protect yourself from germs and air pollution is quite normal in East Asia. In China it is now even mandatory in a number of provinces when leaving the house. The coronavirus scare has made the public and the government even more conscious of the threat of infection


Tesla Owners In New York Want To Help Tesla Employees Who Are Making Ventilators

March 29th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Inspired by Elon Musk and others who are trying to help during the coronavirus pandemic, a group of Tesla owners in New York are raising funds to buy donuts and coffee to bring (safely, of course) to Tesla employees making ventilators. Tesla's Gigafactory in New York is producing ventilators to help save lives and Elon Musk will be giving them away to hospitals in need


Tesla/SpaceX-Provided Masks & Ventilators … Tesla Model Y Tidbits … VW ID.3 Launch — CleanTechnica Top 20

March 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular CleanTechnica articles of the past week, naturally, included a few pieces related to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic that's shutting down half the world. Otherwise, hot topics were the Tesla Model Y (have to wonder how much this vehicle would dominate some portions of the news and public consciousness if not for COVID-19), the Volkswagen ID.3 and overall ID lineup/strategy, and other EV and Tesla news and analyses


Elon Musk: Should Have 1000 Ventilators Next Week, + 250,000 N95 Masks For Hospitals Tomorrow — CleanTechnica Exclusive

March 21st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel said on MSNBC on Friday, March 20, that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told him it would probably take 8–10 weeks to get ventilator production started at his factories (he's working on this at Tesla and SpaceX). I reached out to Musk for clarification on that topic and he replied that, "We have 250k N95 masks. Aiming to start distributing those to hospitals tomorrow night. Should have over 1000 ventilators by next week."


“We Will Make Ventilators,” Elon Musk Promises — NYC Will Be One Buyer

March 19th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

“We will make ventilators if there’s a shortage,” Elon Musk said on Twitter last night. From my perspective, this is why we love Elon Musk. He cares about humanity and wants to help. The swift response on Twitter was that there was a shortage. In fact, "THERE IS A SHORTAGE" (in all caps like that) quickly rose to the top of Twitter's trending topics


The End Of An Era — Volkswagen Is Saying Goodbye To The Golf Family

March 19th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

When I read “Volkswagen Confirms Summer Launch For ID.3, Says It Will Cost Less Than Gas/Diesel Models,” I only thought: “Wow, price parity sooner than I expected.” An hour later, I thought: “Wait a second, better product, lower price” — that causes what is known as the “Osborne effect.”


All Hope Is Not Lost For BMW — New CEO & New CTO

March 17th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

In the automotive echo chamber, BMW is seen as the leader in electrification of autos. Among those that look at the future disruptive transition to tailpipe-free vehicles, BMW was climbing to the top of the “will likely not survive” list. Both rankings are based on the vision of BMW’s top managers, CEO Harald Krueger and CTO Klaus Fröhlich


Navigant’s Nonsense About Tesla Autonomous Driving

March 16th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

It is that time of year again. We see all the self-appointed experts extol their superior vision on the subjects that are most clickbait worthy. For a few years now, Navigant Research has produced its “Leaderboard” about the race to full autonomous driving. It is highly respected in the media, not so much among those that know a tiny bit about the subject



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