Tesla will release a new Autopilot interface with version 9 software coming this summer, confirms Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has started gradually releasing information about the automaker’s next important over-the-air software update this week.
Today, Musk confirmed that it will come with a new user interface. more…

SpaceX’s third Block 5 rocket heads to Texas test site as launch marathon nears

A SpaceX Falcon 9 – almost certainly the third Block 5 booster to leave the company’s factory – was spotted passing through New Mexico on the last leg of its trip from California to Texas. Although the shipment is a great sign, it begs the question of how exactly SpaceX plans to launch its next […]

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Ford Explorer Hybrid, Tesla job cuts, and Byton electric sedan concept: Today’s Car News

Ford has confirmed the upcoming Explorer Hybrid for police fleets. Tesla announced it will cut 9 percent of its salaried workforce to cut costs. Chinese electric-car startup Byton revealed the K-Byte sedan concept in China. Automakers make the case to …

Chinese electric-car startup Byton reveals its second concept: a Level 4 self-driving sedan

Just months after debuting its first concept vehicle, Chinese electric-car startup Byton on Tuesday took the wraps off a second model that it says previews a production-intent self-driving electric sedan with a lightweight, aerodynamic body. The Byton …

Even in the Nordic countries, car dealerships are a major barrier to EV adoption

Prius Plug-In (Charged EVs)
It’s not really news that auto dealerships are a significant roadblock to wider EV adoption. A 2017 study found that most traditional dealers have few EVs in their inventory, and are unprepared to answer customers’ questions about EVs. In some cases, dealers actively discourage buyers from going electric. A new study from Aarhus University in… Read more »

KYMCO prepares to battle Gogoro to become king of the battery swapping electric scooters with new universal battery standard

KYMCO, the largest motorcycle and scooter company in Taiwan, has set its sights on producing electric scooters and a compatible network of battery swap stations, plus a new standard of universal swappable batteries.
As part of the first step to achievi…