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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
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These are the 10 best cars to buy if you care about the planet

In early May, AAA announced the 2018 winners of its Top Green Vehicle award. Tesla‘s Model S and Model X won a combined four of the 10 categories. The Chevy Bolt won two categories. The vehicles were evaluated on 13 criteria, including fuel economy, safety, performance, and ride quality. Tesla […]
These are the 10 best cars to buy if you care about the planet
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13 electric SUVs that will rival Tesla’s Model X

Smaller vehicles have dominated the first generation of electrified cars. But a wave of upcoming electric SUVs could help bring battery-powered cars further into the mainstream. In the coming years, both established auto companies and startups plan to release a range of electric SUVs to compete with Tesla’s Model X. […]
13 electric SUVs that will rival Tesla’s Model X
Lifestyle

Here’s what you need to know before buying a Tesla

Despite Tesla‘s financial troubles, the company’s cars are popular and acclaimed. Customers have to wait until June for a Model S or X, and until 2019 or 2020 for a Model 3. The federal government’s $US7,500 tax credit will likely start to expire this year for Tesla customers. There may […]
Here’s what you need to know before buying a Tesla
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Tesla’s massive influence is the auto industry’s biggest myth

Auto companies and media outlets often compare new electric vehicles against Tesla‘s, so it’s easy to get the impression that Tesla is the driving force behind the industry’s surging investment in electric vehicles. But that’s not quite true. While Tesla demonstrated the demand for EVs in the luxury market, government […]
Tesla’s massive influence is the auto industry’s biggest myth
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China, the US, and Norway are among the leading adopters of electric vehicles

The electric-vehicle market is growing – and the countries leading the adoption of fuel-free cars are China, the US, and Norway. As this chart by Statista shows, electric vehicles have surged in popularity especially in Norway, where they make up for nearly one-third of all vehicles sold. Electric mobility is […]
China, the US, and Norway are among the leading adopters of electric vehicles
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Tesla’s Model 3 problems reveal a hidden cost in electric cars

Tesla is working through production bottlenecks for its Model 3. The problems are concentrated at its Nevada battery factory. The company’s goal is to automate the assembly of this expensive component so it can speed up production and reduce cost. When it comes to cars, most people don’t think about […]
Tesla’s Model 3 problems reveal a hidden cost in electric cars
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Tesla is about to suffer the same fate as Ford

In the 20th century, General Motors outcompeted Ford. Ford was the early innovator, but GM was able to improve on Ford’s achievements to become dominant. The same dynamic is now playing out between GM and Tesla, with electric cars and autonomous vehicles. About a century ago, give or take a […]
Tesla is about to suffer the same fate as Ford
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Everyone is making the same big mistake about electric cars

Electric cars are cheaper to own over the long term than gas-powered vehicles. But consumers aren’t always guided by cost when they buy a vehicle. Thus far, the EV value proposition hasn’t created a big market for the new technology. Compared to just a decade ago, we have a lot […]
Everyone is making the same big mistake about electric cars
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The Chevy Bolt is crushing the Tesla Model 3

Chevy sold over 3,000 Bolts in December. Tesla will likely sell fewer Model 3’s than that for the entire fourth quarter. If the sales trend continues, Chevy could be selling 5,000 Bolts every month by mid-2018. Let’s be honest: While it was impressive that General Motors beat Tesla to market […]
The Chevy Bolt is crushing the Tesla Model 3
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Porsche’s stunning Tesla rival may be cheaper than expected

Porsche’s Mission E may start at $US75,000, around $US10,000 less than expected. The company’s first fully-electric car is set to be released in 2019. The Mission E is expected to come in three models that range from 402 to 670 horsepower. Porsche is set to release its first fully-electric car, […]
Porsche’s stunning Tesla rival may be cheaper than expected
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Audi will release a high-performance electric car in 2020

Audi Sport will release an electric vehicle in 2020. Outgoing managing director Stephan Winkelmann revealed the news at a launch event for the RS4 Avant. But Winkelmann added that Audi Sport won’t abandon its roots, as it plans to produce plenty of turbo engines in the coming years. Audi is […]
Audi will release a high-performance electric car in 2020
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Saudi Aramco execs see Uber as a bigger threat to oil demand than Tesla

Saudi Arabian state oil giant Saudi Aramco said ride-sharing apps like Uber were of greater immediate concern than the rise of electric vehicles. Two senior executives at Saudi Aramco told the Financial Times that the company was looking at how best it could position itself in the changing landscape. LONDON […]
Saudi Aramco execs see Uber as a bigger threat to oil demand than Tesla
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Ford is betting China will beat the US and dominate the electric car market

Ford executive chairman William C. Ford Jr. said China will be the best market to develop and sell electric vehicles. The Chinese and Beijing governments are making investments and regulations that encourage electric vehicle production. Ford’s research also found that Chinese consumers are less fearful of the potential problems electric […]
Ford is betting China will beat the US and dominate the electric car market
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