Tesla Model 3, Model X take top spots for EV with highest resale value by KBB

The Kelley Blue Book (KBB) 2019 Best Resale Value Award Winners are in, and Tesla’s Model 3 has landed at the top of the electric vehicle category with a projected 69.3% resale value after 36 months and 48.7% after 60 months. Its SUV brethren, the Model X, achieved a worthy status of its own, placing […]

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Boeing completes first test flight for electric passenger craft prototype

Boeing’s electric passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype successfully completed its first test flight in Manassas, Virginia, marking a milestone in the aerospace giant’s march toward fully autonomous electric flight. The craft is more broadly part of Boeing’s NeXt program dedicated to urban mobility efforts and was designed by Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences for Uber […]

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Porsche welcomes Taycan buyers with official “certificate of participation” as first production nears

Porsche Taycan reservation holders are starting to receive the first of several welcome packages and promotional material, as the company gears up to deliver its first all-electric car later this year. “Certificates of Participation in the Taycan Deposit Option Program” have been mailed to enthusiastic buyers from across the world who landed spots on the […]

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Tesla competitors are opening their doors to former employees affected by layoffs

In the wake of the Tesla layoffs earlier this month, employers around the US, including some of the company’s direct competitors like Nikola Motor Company and Volvo USA, appear to be looking to capture some of the automaker’s just-released talent. Many have taken to social media to announce their respective companies’ openings for positions relevant […]

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Tesla to roll out “Sentry Mode” security system on Model S, X and 3 equipped with Autopilot 2+ hardware

With the recent increase in Tesla vehicle break-ins and vandalism popping up across social media and online forums, CEO Elon Musk’s recent hint at an upcoming “Sentry Mode” feature for Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles that are equipped with Enhance Autopilot hardware is both welcome and timely. The reveal comes via Twitter […]

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First look at Tesla’s new Power Sports wheel for Performance Model 3 in China

First pictures of Tesla’s new 19” Power Sports wheel for the Performance Model 3 have surfaced online via Chinese internet giant Tencent media. The photos, first shared by Twitter user JayinShanghai, offer a real-life glimpse of the new aero-style wheel that’s currently only available for the dual motor performance variant of the Model 3 in China. The […]

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Anti-drone defense in focus as airport endangerment episodes rise

In the wake of the drone sightings at London’s Gatwick Airport, an incident which grounded and delayed planes for 32 hours during the Christmas travel rush this past December, the issue of anti-drone defense is receiving serious attention from regulators. Recent studies on the issue are showing the loopholes – according to a recent UK […]

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Panasonic looks beyond Tesla, signs Toyota partnership on electric car battery venture in 2020

Toyota Motor Corporation and Panasonic are combining resources in a joint venture to produce electric vehicle batteries that will begin in 2020, according to a report published by Nikkei Asian Review. To compete with Chinese players rapidly growing into the EV arena, five Panasonic battery manufacturing facilities in Japan and China will be made part […]

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US Department of Defense documents reveal wormholes and extra dimensions research

As part of a US Department of Defense (DoD) project named the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), the US government funded research involving wormholes and extra dimensions, according to documents released Wednesday in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) filed in August 2018. A communication addressed to Senators John McCain and Jack […]

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Volvo faces legal pushback in California on possible pivot to Tesla-style direct sales model

On Tuesday, the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) filed a petition against Volvo USA with California’s New Motor Vehicle Board claiming the legacy car maker violates state franchise laws banning manufacturer competition with dealerships. The group claimed the “Care by Volvo” (CbV) subscription service launched in early 2018 which provides all-in-one packages of 24-month […]

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