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We’re just 10 years away from most new cars being autonomous, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. “It will be rare for a car to be produced in 10 years’ time that is not autonomous,” he said. Autocar reported that he was speaking at the summer meeting of the National Governance Association. That’s the organization […]

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A Tesla driver who initially blamed its Autopilot semi-autonomouus system for a collision that injured five people has had a change of mind. The driver is David Clark, 58, and news this week quickly went out that he’d assigned responsibility to the car’s technology for the rollover last Saturday night in Hawick, Minn. The 2016 […]

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The Volkswagen ID concept series is getting ready to make a big splash in price competition with the Tesla Model 3. In a July 13 interview with German automotive publication Automobil Produktion, VW’s chief of corporate strategy Thomas Sedran said the German automaker is preparing to launch within the next few years an all-electric Volkswagen […]

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Startup mass transportation company Hyperloop One says it’s achieved a big step in turning the concept popularized by Tesla’s Elon Musk into a working transport module The achievement is levitating a vehicle inside a vacuum-sealed tube for the first time, and it was demonstrated May 12 when a test pod was suspended for 5.3 seconds […]

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The very first Tesla Model 3 has rolled off the production line – and Elon Musk will be taking it home as a birthday present. Over the weekend, the Tesla chief executive announced on Twitter that production of the $35,000, 215-miles per charge Model 3 had begun and passed through final checkout. The company did […]

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Tesla has taken the world’s largest grid-scale energy storage project in South Australia – but only has 100 days to get it done. Tesla Energy, the electric automaker’s energy storage unit, will deliver 100 megawatts of lithium-ion battery storage or it will be free. Tesla CEO Elon Musk made that commitment today at an official […]

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Tesla may reveal the release date of the Model 3 this Sunday, according to a Twitter post by CEO Elon Musk. Late last night, Musk tweeted about more news being revealed on Sunday. Production is expected to start in late July. Musk has said that a production version will be shown off during that month. […]

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Chinese vehicle manufacturer Sokon has started a U.S.-based electric car brand, SF Motors, with offices in Santa Clara, Calif., and Ann Arbor, Mich. Tesla co-founder Martin Eberhard will play a role in launching the U.S. brand SF Motors, which will build and sell its own electric cars. The company last year acquired electric drive system […]

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Who killed the electric car? Most of us know that phrase as the title of a documentary that explores factors that limited production of EVs, specifically General Motors’ EV1. The actions of automakers, specifically those of GM, are one of those factors blamed in the film. Now one of today’s key figures in the EV […]

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Demand for Tesla vehicles could mean adding up to 20 new factories in the near-term future, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told shareholders on Tuesday. The company may need to add at least three and up to “as many as 10 or 20” new factories beyond the current Fremont, Calif., plant to meet expected demand. While […]

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