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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has conducted an academic study on Volvo‘s City Safety system. Standard on all Volvos sold in the U.S., City Safety includes a host of safety technologies such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings. IIHS found in its study that the system in 2011-2012 Volvo S60 and […]

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It’s not the first time former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz poked Tesla, and this week on CNBC he advised investors to flee while also noting the Chevy Bolt will be a loss leader for GM. Lutz minced no words in outlining a dire picture for Tesla which today just released its fourth quarter […]

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The Tesla Model 3 is due for deliveries by late 2017. In a brief disclosure today, the automaker’s shareholder letter described investments in the Gigafactory and additional customer support infrastructure as it anticipates overall sales growth of 60-80 percent this year, and its volume model, the 3. “These investments will help prepare the way for […]

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With release of its fourth quarter shareholder letter today, Tesla Motors revealed widened losses, missed analysts’ projections, but added numerous reasons for an overall rosy picture. Shareholder letters are by their very nature an exercise of putting one’s best face forward, and Tesla which reports GAAP and non-GAAP numbers has been called an extraordinary practitioner […]

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As part of its Climate Change Strategy, the Province of Ontario, Canada today announced a very generous electrified vehicle incentive program for its residents. Building on a program begun in 2010, under the new plan dollar caps are removed and new ones up to $10,000 and potentially more are being offered to lure buyers to […]

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Self-driving cars have overcome another regulatory hurdle as U.S. vehicle regulators say that the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving car can be the legal driver. The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) told this to Google’s self-driving car unit in a letter after the tech company submitted plans for a self-driving car that has “no […]

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Tesla will update its self-parking feature known as ‘summon’ due to safety concerns. Summon allows the Model S to pull itself into or out of a parking spot without the need for a driver, though you must control the car with a cellphone app or with the key fob. In testing, Consumer Reports found that […]

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The Tesla Model S now only comes with two battery options. The American electric automaker quietly killed off its 85-kilowatt-hour battery option on its sedan while the 90-kwh battery is now only available with all-wheel drive. That means now if you are shopping for a Model S, you can choose between the 70, 70D, 90D […]

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Tesla’s Model 3 reportedly to be shown next month and on sale by mid-2017 could sell for a starting price as high as $35,000 and as low as $21,500 with the country’s best state incentives and federal tax credit rolled in. The specific answer will depend on whether one’s tax situation enables federal credit eligibility, […]

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Could we one day see various brand hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicles affixed with a discrete “Voltec Inside” badge on their flanks? Probably not, but that General Motors is willing to supply the second-generation Chevy Volt’s powertrain architecture to competitors is more certain, according to Automotive News. “We want to be the partner of choice […]

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