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Rumors are circulating that the Nissan Leaf is about to get a range extension, thanks to a 40-kWh battery. If true, come November Leaf buyers will be able to buy the car in three trims, with the base model having a 30-kWh battery, and the mid- and top-trims will get the 40-kWh battery. The 24-kWh […]

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Despite a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S operating with the vehicle’s semi-autonomous “Autopilot” software engaged, the federal government will not slow down the development of self-driving cars. Speaking at the Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco, National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator (NHTSA) Mark Rosekind said that “no one incident will derail the Department […]

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With the Volkswagen Group focusing on electrification in the wake of the last year’s Dieselgate scandal, it should come as no shock that Audi is doing the same. The luxury brand will look to boost sales of EVs so that they make up about a quarter of the brand’s sales by 2025. SEE ALSO: Veteran […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has once again taken to Twitter to announce some upgrades coming to the brand’s AutoPilot system. Musk said that after a conversation with Bosch and MobilEye, the companies that supply the sensors that enable AutoPilot, he is confident that “significant improvements [are] possible via OTA software update.” A fatal crash that […]

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Tesla used to guarantee the resale value of its EVs, but it will do so no longer. The company had introduced its Resale Value Guarantee back in 2013, as a way to protect prospective buyers against the risk that EVs might not have strong resale values on the used-car market. But times have changed. SEE […]

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Tesla’s Autopilot system may be OK for CEO Elon Musk’s risk tolerance, but while people are suffering collisions and even dying with it engaged, changes are needed poste-haste. Changes Tesla needs to make now include: pull it until fixes are made, change the name of the “misleading and potentially dangerous” Autopilot system, test and validate […]

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As several probes into Tesla’s Autopilot are ongoing by U.S. authorities, another accident was reported Sunday with the system engaged. The driver, according to Tesla, was using the system in Montana on a two-lane road where he should not have been, and with hands believed to be off the wheel, meaning he violated terms of […]

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Tesla has introduced the new base-level Model X 60D which brings the price of entry down to $75,200 before incentives. The new 60D can travel 200 miles on a full charge, about 37 miles less than the previous base model, the 75D, though it also costs $9,000 less. Torque has been lowered to 325 lb-ft […]

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It has been learned that another Tesla Model X crossover vehicle has crashed, and the driver is saying that the semi-autonomous driving Autopilot system was activated. This report follows news of another Model X accident in Pennsylvania last week when Autopilot was in use, and a fatal Florida crash in June involving a Model S […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated in the past that he is not a fan of LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology for autonomous vehicles. Might he have changed his mind? On June 30, a Tesla owner spotted a Model S with a LIDAR sensor on the roof in Palo Alto, California near the company’s […]

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