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Uber-owned Otto’s self-driving big rig truck took to the road in Ohio yesterday in the first of two tests in the state. The demonstration, with a driver behind the steering wheel as a safety percaution, traveled a 35-mile stretch of U.S. Route 33 between Dublin and East Liberty, home to the Transportation Research Center, an […]

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The first state in the nation to grant self-driving car testing permits just granted the nation’s first autonomous vehicle-related driver’s license to a quadriplegic man. The state of Nevada granted Sam Schmidt with a license to drive a semi-autonomous test car on public roads under restricted conditions. Earlier this year, Schmidt drove more than 150 […]

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Last Friday, hundreds of Tesla vehicle owners and their invited guests celebrated the official opening of the company’s first Gigafactory battery plant in the Nevada desert. The new facility at the edge of the town of Sparks, east of Reno, will build Tesla’s future battery cells and packs for all of its products. In addition […]

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With a $335 million incentive package approved by Nevada’s governor last Saturday for its planned $1 billion factory, and a first production electric car projected by 2017, Faraday Future’s shorthand – FF – might be interpreted as fast-forward. That is, it could assuming the California-based company realizes bold aspirations leaving more questions than answers – […]

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After considering four different states, emerging electric vehicle manufacturer Faraday Future has picked Nevada for its new factory. Faraday Future, which previously asked to be called FF, had also been talking with representatives in California, Georgia and Louisiana. Though its headquarters are based outside of Los Angeles in Gardena, it’s not surprising that FF selected […]

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Although aspiring carmaker Faraday Future prefers to keep most of its plans a secret, it has revealed locations currently under consideration for a new EV factory. “We’re still actively talking to four states,” said company spokesman Marcus Nelson. “We have talked to California, Nevada, Georgia and Louisiana.” Nevada, which successfully snagged a deal with Tesla […]

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Tesla Motors is close to completing the first construction phase of its battery-building Gigafactory. The latest update on the Gigafactory reveals that a 900,000 square foot building is almost fully built and will soon be ready for the manufacturing equipment to be installed. Steve Hill, director of the governor’s office of economic development, spoke with […]

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After three long days of special legislative sessions, the Nevada government finally approved the $1.3 billion bundle of tax breaks and other incentives needed to bring the Tesla Gigafactory to the state. During a signing ceremony, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval said that the deal “changed the trajectory of our state forever,” and that “We made […]

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When Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced that the company’s new battery Gigafactory would be built just outside Reno, the impression left was that there were few details left to discuss. Apparently not. Earlier this week, state legislators were called in for a special legislative session in order to hammer […]

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