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Google’s X self-driving car project has posted a number of job listings, looking mostly for individuals with expertise in manufacturing. Exactly thirty six jobs were posted searching for engineers who could work on displays, robotics, sensors and motion control. Jobs for managers in charge of operations, materials and marketing were also posted. It’s no secret […]

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When GM announced the Volt-based Opel/Vauxhall Ampera was being killed due to lack of sales in Europe, it promised a replacement would come, and sure enough it has – the Chevy Bolt rebadaged. To be called the Ampera-e, the new Opel was revealed by CEO Mary Barra yesterday at the CAR Symposium in Bochum, Germany, […]

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A video portraying a “surreal land of oil & gas” and a Tesla Model S makes points about the disruptive automaker and automotive electrification. Tesla head Elon Musk expressed approval on Twitter saying simply “Love this video” made by the Freise Brothers. Musk followed up to say this was not a direct promo. “Should mention […]

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Tesla is expected to reveal tidbits of info leading to its March 31 Model 3 reveal, but first, it wants you to know reservations for $1,000 will be accepted then. This news was disclosed via Twitter today by company chief Elon Musk who added there will be no Signature edition but Tesla stores will be […]

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Kia’s big on bringing rock n’roll to the Chicago Auto Show – literally. As in years past, the brand brought out a rock band – this year, the band members were all teenage students at a Chicago-area music school – to help usher in its latest new models. This year’s crop of Chicago intros includes […]

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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. In light of cheap gasoline and reduced electric car sales, Lutz minced no words in outlining a dire […]

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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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