Tag Archives: Electric Vehicles

Elon Musk Told Workers Tesla ‘Would Allow’ Them To Unionize If He Couldn’t Make Them Safe: NLRB

In a June 2017 meeting with Tesla employees, CEO Elon Musk solicited their complaints about safety issues and promised to address their concerns, so long as they refrained from trying to organize a union, the National Labor Relations Board alleges.

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The Oil Industry Is Finally Being Affected By Norway’s Electric Vehicle Adoption

Norway’s adoption of electric vehicles is miles ahead of any other country. As of right now, electric vehicles overtook combustion engines in the market, with 52% of cars sold being EVs. Now, it’s looking like that might have a pretty big impact on the oil industry.

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UPS Is Trying Out These Awesome-Looking Boxy Electric Trucks In London And Paris 

UPS is planning to deploy a fleet of 35 modular, all-electric delivery vehicles for a trial program in London and Paris, the company said Wednesday, and being as boxy as they are, I love them.

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Tesla Q1 2018 Report: More Production Shutdowns To Prep For Making 5,000 Model 3s Per Week

In the coming months, Tesla plans to shut down production for about 10 days in total, the company said on Wednesday in a letter to investors, as it plans to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan to 5,000 units per week.

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The BMW iX3 Concept: You’d Almost Never Know It’s All-Electric

So far the cars from BMW’s electrified i sub-brand have looked like concept cars set loose from some designer’s studio and inexplicably put on the road. But with the BMW iX3 Concept, unveiled this morning at Auto China 2018 in Beijing, BMW’s taking a much more normal-looking approach to electrics.

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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Will Go Fully Electric

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, very possibly the “best car in the world,” is going electric, Mercedes-Benz’s CEO Dieter Zetsche said Wednesday. And not just hybrid, which you can already get with the S550e. No, this will be full-on electric, and a challenge to Tesla, who has recently been beating them on their own turf.

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Taiwanese Automaker Xing Claims It’s Building An Off-Road Electric Supercar That’s Quicker Than A Tesla Roadster

Tesla isn’t even close to putting its recently revealed Tesla Roadster into production and yet there’s already a wave of companies trying to outpace it. On one end, you have Rimac, with a more traditional electric road car, and now on the other end there’s this Taiwanese company called Xing with a cute little off-road…

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New EV Company Claims To Have $2.3 Billion In Pre-Orders For A Truck Nobody’s Seen

About a month ago the Nikola Motor Company popped up out of nowhere claiming it will build an electric-natural gas turbine hybrid big rig that’s claimed to be faster and more efficient than any other truck. Now they say more than 7,000 people have plunked down deposits and given the company a tremendous amount of cash. What’s going on here?

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Lyft Will Pick You Up In Self-Driving Electric Cars Within A Year: Report

In their quest to stay relevant as our consumption of cars changes, General Motors dumped $500 million into the ride-sharing app Lyft this year. They plan to be part of the first generation of self-driving taxis , which we’re now hearing will be Chevy Bolt EVs and active within the next twelve months.

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Why Electric Cars Ruled The Roads 100 Years Ago 

Sure, the long wait for the Tesla Model 3 may extend into 2019 . And sure, electric vehicles may be the future. But despite growing interest today, the concept of electric vehicles is just a resuscitation of a long-dormant method of commuting—one that first materialized in the 1800s.

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