Study finds EV powertrains aren’t especially trouble-prone, but all the other tech is

At face value, a new study from J.D. Power has found that electric vehicles are far more problematic than typical internal-combustion models. Although the assumption based on that might be that it has something to do with their battery packs, charging …

VW’s Diess says Berlin and Austin Gigafactory ramp should slow Tesla

Volkswagen AG’s CEO Herbert Diess said Tesla’s production ramps at both the Berlin and Austin Gigafactories should slow the company down enough for the German automaker to catch up. “Elon (Musk) has to ramp up two highly complex factories in Austin and Gruenheide at the same time – as well as expand production in Shanghai. […]

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SpaceX’s record-breaking Falcon 9 booster returns to port

SpaceX’s latest record-breaking Falcon 9 booster has returned to port after completing its 13th launch and landing. Falcon 9 B1060 lifted off for the first time in June 2020 with the US military’s third next-generation GPS III satellite safely cocooned inside a payload fairing. Unlike B1054, which the US Air Force required SpaceX to expend […]

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SpaceX begins stacking Florida Starship launch tower

SpaceX has begun stacking Starship’s first Florida launch tower. Less than half a year after the company restarted work on a Starship launch pad located just a few hundred feet away from existing Falcon launch facilities at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) LC-39A pad, a massive new launch tower has begun to take shape. Once […]

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Tesla Lithium supplier remains on track for first export by the end of 2022

Tesla supplier Core Lithium Ltd. (ASX:CXO) recently provided a development update on its Finniss Project located near Darwin in the the Northern Territory of Australia. Tesla inked an agreement with the Australian Lithium producer earlier this year.  “The Finniss Project is progressing well and remains on track to ship first spodumene concentrate by the end […]

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Nio launches a Model Y competitor with the ES7 SUV

On Wednesday, Chinese EV automaker Nio launched its new ES7 sports utility vehicle, as the competition within China’s EV sector continues to heat up. This is the first SUV application of the “Design for Autonomous Driving (AD).” This will be the company’s first SUV application, which is Nio’s latest design language. “Nio Digital System for […]

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