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Apple self-driving car plans emerge: how will it play with automakers?

Apple self-driving car plans emerge: how will it play with automakers?

Last year, techies, auto journalists, and Apple fans spent a great deal of time debating the existence, technology, and potential prospects of an "Apple car" project that the company never officially acknowledged. The idea that Apple would move from fast-turn, high-volume, very profitable consumer... read more

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Liviu Tudoran's "Apple iMove" design study

Apple Car always faced insanely great odds, now apparently dead

For the past couple of years, rumors about a potential Apple Car have garnered as much attention as any new product from an established automaker. Which is impressive... read more October 25, 2016 by


 
Atvus electric car to be built by Atieva  [image: Recode, via California public-records request]

Atieva Atvus electric car image emerges; is it Tesla competition?

There's no shortage of putative rivals to electric-car maker Tesla Motors, from German luxury makers to other California startups. Thus far, of course, none have actually put... read more October 14, 2016 by


 
Google's autonomous Lexus RX450h

Maybe Apple and Google won't take over the car industry after all?

Over the past few years, a common refrain among analysts and pundits has been that the future of the U.S. car industry lies not in Detroit, but in Silicon Valley. With their... read more September 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Chevy Bolt EV electric car shows GM can do Silicon Valley, exec says

Over the last five years, much has been written about autonomous-car efforts from Apple and Google. Could these two massively successful Silicon Valley startups overturn the... read more September 15, 2016 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla now 'driving force' behind San Francisco area manufacturing

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has had many interesting and unexpected effects in its decade of existence. It's launched a series of electric cars with 200 miles or more of... read more August 12, 2016 by


 
Booster Fuels

Startup That Refills Your Car At Work Or Home Hits Silicon Valley

A major perk of driving an electric car is never having to visit a gas station, since overnight home recharging is simple and convenient for most. Now a new startup company... read more February 1, 2016 by


 
Matthias Müller

VW CEO Müller: Automotive Future Must Not Be Left To Silicon Valley

Like many automakers, Volkswagen Group has had a research facility in Silicon Valley for many years. In 2011, Its Electronics Research Laboratory--first launched in... read more January 27, 2016 by


 
Image of a car on the Atieva website

Tesla, Faraday: Meet Atieva, Your Newest Electric-Car Rival

Seems like starting an electric car company making luxury vehicles is all the rage in Silicon Valley these days. Tesla Motors, of course, is now well-established, although... read more December 14, 2015 by


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

A Polite Note About Tesla To Media Colleagues (Especially In Detroit)

Automotive journalists talk among ourselves, just as most people in most professions do. And because this site consistently covers Tesla Motors and its electric cars, we've... read more November 6, 2015 by


 
Liviu Tudoran's "Apple iMove" design study

Apple Electric Car Is "Committed Project," To Ship In 2019: Report

Rumors continue to swirl around the existence of an Apple-branded electric car, even in the absence of any official confirmation of the project by the tech company. News... read more September 22, 2015 by


 
1,000th body for 2012 Tesla Model S on display at Tesla Motors factory, Fremont, CA, Oct 28, 2012

Tesla Model S, Three Years Later: What Electric Car Taught Us

Three years ago today, the very first production Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan was delivered to its buyer. That would be Silicon Valley venture capitalist Steve... read more June 3, 2015 by


 
Stevens Creek BMW i Center, Santa Clara, California, May 2015 opening

First Standalone BMW Electric-Car Sales Facility Opens--In CA, Of Course

Electric cars are still a rarity in most of North America, and for that matter most of the world. But California, which has led automotive trends pretty much since the Second... read more May 26, 2015 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla 'Ecosystem' Changing The Face Of Silicon Valley

Tesla Motors' effect on the car industry is the subject of much analysis, but how is the carmaker affecting its home region of Silicon Valley? While most attention is focused... read more September 16, 2014 by


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla Needs More Office Space Too (It's Not Just The Gigafactory)

It wasn't so long ago--not quite four years, actually--that Tesla's new headquarters and office complex in the foothills of Palo Alto, California, seemed a big and audacious... read more August 4, 2014 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla's Important Not Only For Electric Cars But For Silicon Valley: Opinion

The Tesla Model S is undoubtedly an excellent car. It's quick, efficient, looks good to most eyes and can compete with most fossil-fueled equivalents on even footing. READ... read more July 21, 2014 by


 

 
 

 
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