Ford ponders in-car ads using vehicle cameras in new patent

Ford patented a system that uses a vehicle’s cameras to detect billboards and pull them up on a car’s infotainment systems.  While billboards have been used for advertisements for quite some time, they do not necessarily provide much information to those driving by them. Ford plans to fill in these gaps with in-car ads. The […]

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Tesla’s Elon Musk reiterates call for a carbon tax in the United States

Elon Musk recently reiterated his support for a carbon tax in the United States, reiterating a point he has emphasized in the past. A 2020 poll shows that 2/3 of American voters agree with Musk’s call for a carbon tax. In a tweet, Musk remarked that it is “high time” for a carbon tax. This […]

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Tesla’s Heavy Trucking executive sells $6M+ in stocks

Tesla’s President of Heavy Trucking Jerome M. Guillen sold over $6 million worth of TSLA stock earlier this week, according to a SEC Form 4 filing. Based on Guillen’s recent Form 4 submission, transactions occurred under transaction code M and code S. Code M means to exercise or the conversion of derivative security receives from […]

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GMC Hummer EV shows off in off-road test on Moab Trails [Video]

General Motors (GM) put its GMC Hummer EV through the wringer recently during an off-road test up the Moab Trails in Utah. The Hummer EV, which GM calls a supertruck, is set to make its production debut this fall.  The GMC Hummer EV team tested the supertruck’s Adaptive Air Suspension hardware, Extract Mode, Terrain Mode, […]

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Tesla Model 3 suspected for causing crash despite ongoing NHTSA investigation

A Tesla vehicle was involved in a multi-vehicle collision that resulted in the death of 35-year-old Steven Michael Hendrickson from Running Springs. Mainstream media have spun news of the crash that may lead some to conclude that the Tesla vehicle caused the collision.  A coroner’s report from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reveals that […]

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Backseat Tesla Model 3 driver arrested after misusing Autopilot

The Golden Gate Division of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) arrested 25-year-old Param Sharma for recklessly driving a Tesla Model 3.  According to CHP’s social media post about the arrest, Param Sharma was charged with reckless driving for allowing his Tesla Model 3 to cruise through Interstate 80 (I-80) without a driver behind the wheel. […]

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New Tesla Model S Plaid photos reveal small update to the yoke steering wheel

A Tesla Model S Plaid was spotted sporting a new version of the now infamous yoke steering wheel, along with a few other modifications to the car.  Car enthusiast @AaronS5_ shared a picture of a pre-production Tesla Model S Plaid sedan in the wild. He noticed that there was a slight addition to the Model S Plaid’s […]

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Lucid Motors CEO predicts “significant growth” in 2022, but won’t commit to 20,000 EV target

Lucid Motors CEO Peter Rawlinson appeared on CNBC recently and talked about the EV company’s goals for 2021 leading up to next year. Rawlinson shared some details about Lucid Air production and the company’s target for this year.  Rawlinson seemed confident that Lucid Motors would start producing the company’s luxury sedan, the Air, in late 2021.  “Well, […]

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NIO gains advantage after Chinese Government favors battery swapping for EVs

The Chinese Government is seemingly supporting the construction of more battery swapping centers as part of the country’s growing electric vehicle infrastructure. The government’s support for battery swapping systems gives NIO an advantage in the Chinese car market.  In April 2020, China’s Ministry of Finance announced that EV subsidies would be extended until the end […]

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Illegal Tesla Autopilot use incident under investigation by CA authorities

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating an incident involving a Tesla spotted on an Oakland freeway with no driver at the wheel and a lone passenger in the backseat.  Over the weekend, CHP’s Golden Gate Division posted about an “unusual incident involving a Tesla” on Facebook. “The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has been made […]

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