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How Tesla’s Model Y compares to Ford’s first EV

Ford recently revealed its first-ever all-electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E. Despite having the iconic Mustang badge on its front and rear bumpers, the Mach-E is far from a pony car, similar in size to Tesla’s upcoming Model Y crossover. So just how does the Mach-E stack up against the next […]
How Tesla’s Model Y compares to Ford’s first EV
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Mercedes-parent Daimler warns the costly transition to electric cars is forming a triple-threat to future profits

Mercedes-builder Daimler anticipates its transition to electric vehicles will further squeeze profits until 2022, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The margin headwinds call for job cuts and capped development spending, CEO Ola Kallenius said at his first major strategy presentation since assuming the role in May. The costs associated with electric-vehicle development […]
Mercedes-parent Daimler warns the costly transition to electric cars is forming a triple-threat to future profits
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Fiat Chrysler’s CEO says the carmaker could buy technology from Tesla

FCACEO Mike Manley responded to an analyst’s question about Tesla’s technology by indicating that the company might “buy” rather than “build” basic EV platforms. FCA already has a deal with Tesla to pool vehicle fleets in Europe for regulatory-compliance reasons and to avoid fines. Tesla has served as a supplier […]
Fiat Chrysler’s CEO says the carmaker could buy technology from Tesla
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It’s time to panic about Tesla’s flatlining revenue

Tesla is due to report third-quarter earnings Wednesday after the markets close. Analysts expect the company to post a loss, but, more worryingly, they also don’t expect top-line revenue growth. Tesla can’t continue to lose money to grow its business if it flatlines on revenue. The company’s only options would […]
It’s time to panic about Tesla’s flatlining revenue
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Tesla’s Model 3 just earned another big safety award

Tesla‘s Model 3 sedan has received the “top safety pick plus” designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the organisation announced on Thursday. That makes the Model 3 the second electric vehicle to receive the IIHS’ highest safety rating, after the Audi e-tron SUV. The Model 3, released […]
Tesla’s Model 3 just earned another big safety award
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Every electric vehicle you can buy in the US

There are 15 fully-electric vehicles available for purchase in the US. They range in price from under $US30,000 to over $US80,000. Tesla dominates the US electric-vehicle market in sales, but there are also options from Audi,BMW, and Chevrolet. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Electric vehicles are still a […]
Every electric vehicle you can buy in the US
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How Porsche makes the 2020 Taycan, its first all-electric car

Taycan is Porsche’s new flagship vehicle and first all-electric car. The Taycan is being produced at a newly constructed wing of Porsche’s main factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany. Business Insider got a behind-the-scenes look at how the Taycan is made. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript […]
How Porsche makes the 2020 Taycan, its first all-electric car
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Elon Musk took a shot at Bill Gates after the Microsoft founder said he bought Porsche’s electric sports car instead of a Tesla — here are the details on Gates’ new car

Microsoft founder Bill Gates bought Porsche’s Taycan electric sports car. In response, Tesla CEO Elon Musk called his conversations with Gates “underwhelming.” Porsche released the Taycan in 2019. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in an interview that he bought Porsche‘s Taycan electric sports […]
Elon Musk took a shot at Bill Gates after the Microsoft founder said he bought Porsche’s electric sports car instead of a Tesla — here are the details on Gates’ new car
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Take a look inside the Volvo factory built to produce its new high-powered Tesla rival

Volvo‘s Polestar has opened its first production facility in Chengdu, China, dedicated to producing the automaker’s first car, the Polestar 1. The Polestar 1 is an hybrid-electric performance coupe with 600 horsepower. The automaker calls the new production centre “one of the most environmentally-responsible car factories in China.” Visit BusinessInsider.com […]
Take a look inside the Volvo factory built to produce its new high-powered Tesla rival
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Every major change Tesla has made to the Model S throughout the years

Tesla first introduced the Model S in 2012. Since then, it has earned lots of recognition and awards like MotorTrend’s “Ultimate Car of the Year.” The car, now seven years old, has never seen a full redesign, but the 2019 Model S has evolved significantly from the first iteration of […]
Every major change Tesla has made to the Model S throughout the years
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Inside the $170K solar car that drives 500 miles on one charge

The Lightyear One is the first-ever long-range solar-powered car. With help from the sun, this all-electric vehicle can drive almost 500 miles on a single charge. The car is currently available for preorder now and goes into production starting in 2021. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is […]
Inside the $170K solar car that drives 500 miles on one charge
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Here’s what makes the developing Ford-VW alliance unique: ‘coopetition’

The emerging VW and Ford alliance makes use of an interesting concept, balancing cooperation and competition. Ford CEO Jim Hackett, who is overseeing an $US11-billion restructuring of Ford, called this model “coopetition” after the two companies announced an expanded partnership on Friday in New York. Coopetition means that Ford and […]
Here’s what makes the developing Ford-VW alliance unique: ‘coopetition’
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The global auto industry isn’t being disrupted

There’s a widespread belief that the auto industry – and transportation in general – is being disrupted. Mobility is being shaken up, but a true disruption isn’t happening. Disruption has become a way to promote change – and create new investment opportunities. But for much of the car business, it’s […]
The global auto industry isn’t being disrupted
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This company turned the Model S into the first official Tesla race car

Electric GT is investing in the future of electric racing, starting with the world’s first official Tesla race car. The company’s upcoming racing championship, Electric Production Car Series, is FIA-approved and will use a Model SP100D that’s been optimised for competing. Electric GT is still looking for funding, but is […]
This company turned the Model S into the first official Tesla race car
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The Labor Party is not taxing your ute, despite what Facebook ads tell you

Labor has come under attack from the Coalition government with targeted Facebook ads claiming Labor leader Bill Shorten wants to tax popular car brands like Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux, and other four wheel drives and sports utilities. The onslaught of the ads follows Labor’s announcement of new vehicle emissions standards […]
The Labor Party is not taxing your ute, despite what Facebook ads tell you
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Elon Musk praises Tesla’s rivals for finally building electric cars

Elon Musk, who famously open-sourced all of Tesla’s patents, praised his competitors for their progress on electric vehicles. At Tesla’s Model Y unveiling on Thursday, Musk shared examples of how sceptical some media outlets were years ago. Ford, Volkswagen, Porsche and more traditional automakers have all announced electric models in […]
Elon Musk praises Tesla’s rivals for finally building electric cars
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Aston Martin’s new fully-electric Lagonda could be the future of SUVs

Aston Martin’sLagonda brand showed off the All-Terrain Concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2019 and it could be the future of SUV design. According to the brand, it’s the first luxury battery electric vehicle promising both autonomous and zero-emissions driving, with an opulent touch. The car is expected to enter […]
Aston Martin’s new fully-electric Lagonda could be the future of SUVs
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is right about transforming transportation — but we don’t have to wait for its more ambitious goals

US Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey’s Green New Deal is wildly ambitious and has sparked needed debate about solutions to global warming. The Green New Deal argues for sweeping changes to the nation’s transportation system. Those sweeping changes would all be great – but they’re also politically challenging and […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is right about transforming transportation — but we don’t have to wait for its more ambitious goals
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Everything you need to know about Tesla’s new Roadster

Tesla unveiled the prototype for its next-generation Roadster in late 2017. Elon Musk says it will be the fastest production car ever developed and that manufacturing for the supercar is scheduled to begin in 2020. Business Insider asked three of its transportation reporters what to expect from the Roadster. The […]
Everything you need to know about Tesla’s new Roadster
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Self-driving cars could be great for the tire industry

The arrival of self-driving cars could profoundly affect the business models of automakers, who have traditionally sold vehicles to individual owners. Autonomous services could expand the number of fleet-owned-and-operated vehicles. Those fleets could need new tires much more often, according to an executive at Tire Rack, an e-commerce tire seller. […]
Self-driving cars could be great for the tire industry
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10 cities where buying an electric car may not be worth it

In a 2018 study, Crescent Electric Supply Company (CESCO) looked at which US cities would allow drivers to save the most money if they switch over to an electric car. The study analysed average commute length as well as gas prices and electricity rates in each major city in America. […]
10 cities where buying an electric car may not be worth it
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Wall Street is getting one critical thing wrong on Ferrari

Morgan Stanley’s Adam Jonas suggested that Ferrari could be shifting to all-electric vehicles in the future. Ferrari investors, Jonas thinks, could be underestimating the costs of this shift. Except that although Ferrari could produce some all-electric cars, it can never renounce its commitment to internal combustion – because racing runs […]
Wall Street is getting one critical thing wrong on Ferrari
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Ford is working on an all-electric version of its F-150 pickup truck

Ford has revealed plans to make a fully electric version of its F-150 pickup truck, the best-selling vehicle in the US for decades. Ford previously announced plans to market a hybrid gas-electric version of the pickup. Ford didn’t provide a timeline for the electric F-150’s arrival, but the hybrid is […]
Ford is working on an all-electric version of its F-150 pickup truck
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The best consumer concept we saw at CES 2019

Business Insider scoured the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to find the very best cutting-edge tech. The best consumer concept we saw at the show was Mercedez-Benz’s futuristic concept car, the Urbanetic. The Urbanetic is a self-driving, fully electric vehicle where you can switch out the body on […]
The best consumer concept we saw at CES 2019
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Watch mechanics go through 6 fire extinguishers trying to douse flaming Tesla battery modules rigged to a Disney Princess car as molten copper comes ‘raining down’ everywhere

YouTube star and mechanic Rich Benoit posted a video of modified Tesla battery modules catching on fire after being improperly used. Benoit said the start of the fire was entirely his fault. He said the modified battery wasn’t charging or being cooled correctly when it caught on fire. Once the […]
Watch mechanics go through 6 fire extinguishers trying to douse flaming Tesla battery modules rigged to a Disney Princess car as molten copper comes ‘raining down’ everywhere
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Trump’s threat to cut GM’s electric-car subsidies is completely meaningless

Following GM’s announcement that it would idle several US factories, Trump tweeted that the government could cut the carmaker’s subsidies on electric vehicles. Electric vehicle (EV) “subsidies” are actually tax credits, and they aren’t part of GM’s long-term EV strategy. The US auto industry has gotten what it wanted from […]
Trump’s threat to cut GM’s electric-car subsidies is completely meaningless
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Volkswagen is reportedly in talks with Ford about a plan that could help both companies take on rivals like Waymo, Cruise, and Tesla

Volkswagen is in talks with Ford to potentially invest in the automakers Argo AI self-driving unit, Bloomberg News reports. Ford has been investing heavily in autonomous driving and mobility companies. A partnership could help both companies shrug reputations that they’re behind when it comes to the future of transportation. Volkswagen […]
Volkswagen is reportedly in talks with Ford about a plan that could help both companies take on rivals like Waymo, Cruise, and Tesla
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It’s a complete myth that the rest of the auto industry is chasing Tesla

Tesla has mastered electric cars, but the technology is nothing that the rest of the auto industry can’t easily replicate. Traditional carmakers know that vehicles can be a low-margin business, so it’s pushing toward mobility-as-service undertakings. Tesla has no meaningful mobility business and might struggle to catch up in this […]
It’s a complete myth that the rest of the auto industry is chasing Tesla
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GM calls for an emissions-credit program that will cover the entire US

General Motors has proposed a National Zero Emissions Vehicle (NZEV) program. The program would be based on a current system of ZEV credits used by California and nine other states. GM, which is rolling out 20 new electric vehicles by 2023, believes an NZEV program would spur the development of […]
GM calls for an emissions-credit program that will cover the entire US
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Renault just unveiled a stunning self-driving electric concept car that’s a swanky luxury hotel on wheels

Renault unveiled the EZ-ULTIMO self-driving,electric car that combines connected-car technology with traditional French luxury. “Renault EZ-ULTIMO offers a unique luxurious experience aboard a robo-vehicle that can be adapted depending on the service provider,” said Laurens van den Acker, SVP Corporate Design. The concept is equipped with Level 4 autonomous-driving technology. […]
Renault just unveiled a stunning self-driving electric concept car that’s a swanky luxury hotel on wheels
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Elon Musk’s tunnelling company just unveiled a plan to transport people in Los Angeles to Dodgers Stadium in only four minutes — but the timing of the announcement is curious

Elon Musk has been under fire lately as many have questioned the overall health of Tesla, which has been recently scrutinised over its finances, workplace conditions, and treatment of employees. Reports this week have said the SEC may be looking into Tesla. On Wednesday, the focus shifted to a different […]
Elon Musk’s tunnelling company just unveiled a plan to transport people in Los Angeles to Dodgers Stadium in only four minutes — but the timing of the announcement is curious
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Tesla produced three times as many Model 3s in Q2 as it did in Q1

Production for the Model 3 – Tesla’s long-anticipated electric vehicle targeted towards the mass-market buyer – has been a major topic of conversation ever since the car was unveiled in May 2016. Tesla faced multiple bottlenecks in production early on as demand for the vehicles exploded almost immediately. Elon Musk […]
Tesla produced three times as many Model 3s in Q2 as it did in Q1
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Here’s how many Model 3 cars Tesla has made so far this year

Tesla has completed about 30,000 of its Model 3 sedans in 2018, according to internal documents viewed by Business Insider and two Tesla employees. The company is trying to ramp up its output of the car to 5,000 a week, but that effort has been beset by challenges. Tesla has […]
Here’s how many Model 3 cars Tesla has made so far this year