Motor Trend Says Tesla Model 3 Performance Rattles Hierarchy

No faint praise here. Just ahead of the initial Tesla Model 3 handover event last summer, Motor Trend was the first to get its grimy mitts on the all-electric mid-sized sedan and alert the world to its wonders. Now, with the release of the Performance version of the car, wheel-and-pen guy Kim Reynolds again has wrangled […]

This Company Plans To Slow Down EV Uptake And Battle Tesla

HOW SAUDI ARAMCO PLANS TO FIGHT TESLA AND SLOW DOWN ELECTRIC VEHICLE PROGRESS Big Oil isn’t ready to cede the automotive market to companies like Tesla. After all, vehicle electrification poses a potential threat to their business. Just how serious is that threat? Wood Mackenzie, one of the world’s most influential oil consultancies, forecasts (via Financial Times) that oil demand […]

Tesla bear apologizes to clients after releasing inaccurate TSLA note

Gordon L. Johnson, an analyst from Vertical Research Group and an outspoken Tesla bear, issued an apology to his company’s clients on Wednesday, after he published a note containing inaccurate information about the electric car company. Tesla is currently involved in a class-action lawsuit filed by two investors, Kurt Friedman and Uppili Srinivasan, who alleged […]

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Waymo partners with Walmart to autonomously drive its customers to get their groceries

Waymo has been working with a group of early riders in its test program in the Phoenix metro area for over a year and it is learning how they use their autonomous ride-hailing service.
Building on what they learned, Waymo is now announcing new partners…

AKASOL Promises 35% In Battery Energy Density In Just 2 Years

AKASOL, which supplies Daimler Buses with battery packs, announced development of second-generation systems that will be 35% more energy dense. In autumn, AKASOL will start in Langen (Hesse, Germany) serial production of the first-generation battery system AKASYSTEM OEM. Those are nearly 25 kWh units used in eCitaro for up to 243 kWh (10 copies per […]

Tesla gives, and the German government takes away: Model S buyers must pay back €4,000 incentives

Are German Model S buyers eligible for the government’s €4,000 EV incentive? Well, it’s complicated. Back in 2016, when Germany introduced its current purchase incentive program, it excluded vehicles with a starting price over €60,000. The details of the program were negotiated by the government and German automakers, who are providing some of the funding…. Read more »

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, Sergio Marchionne dies, Gyon electric car: Today’s Car News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne died in a hospital in Switzerland. We review fuel-economy numbers in the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. China aims to bring a new boutique electric car to the U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports. S…

Exide and Leclanché launch JV to tackle India’s growing battery market

Exide Industries and Leclanché will participate in a joint venture aimed at providing batteries and power storage solutions for India’s EV and power grid needs. The JV will pair Leclanché’s Li-ion expertise with Exide’s brand recognition and sales network. Leclanché is a specialist in Li-ion battery production and battery management systems (BMS), while Exide is India’s… Read more »

Mercedes expands battery offensive

Mercedes-Benz has announced an expansion of their battery offensive for the near future. In particular, the locations in Singelfingen and Untertürkheim will receive the newest facilities in Mercedes’ global battery production network. While the location in Sindelfingen will be receiving their first battery packet manufacturing facility in the next decade, the Untertürkheim location will receive […]

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