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Tesla self-driving, battery production challenges, Qiantu K50: Today's Car News

Tesla self-driving, battery production challenges, Qiantu K50: Today's Car News

Tesla announced plans to launch its self-driving network, and a report showed problems with battery production at Panasonic's battery-supply operations in Nevada. We took a close look at the Qiantu K50 electric sports car from Mullen. And our readers weigh in on which electric cars most interested... read more

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Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada [CREDIT - YouTube user California Phantom]

Tesla launches battery recycling at Nevada Gigafactory

In its latest environmental impact statement, Tesla announced that it will open its own battery recycling facility. Tesla has been recycling batteries made at the factory... read more April 16, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]

Tesla Model 3 updates: Leasing, Autopilot standard, base model limited

Tesla announced major changes to its model lineup Thursday, especially the Model 3, in an effort to shore up sales. After the federal tax credit available on its cars halved... read more April 12, 2019 by


 
Tour of Tesla battery gigafactory for invited owners, Reno, Nevada, July 2016

Report: Panasonic pumps brakes on Tesla Gigafactory expansion plans

Battery-giant Panasonic put a damper its planned investment of hundreds of millions of dollars to expand Tesla's Gigafactory site in Nevada, raising concerns that slowing... read more April 11, 2019 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long-Range RWD

EV tax credit extension gets bipartisan juice in Senate

Despite President Trump's efforts to torpedo electric-car tax credits, extending them has become a bipartisan effort in the Senate. In the face of the tax credits winding... read more April 10, 2019 by


 
Teaser for 2020 Karma Revero debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show

Ford Explorer plug-in, Karma Revero, German emissions collusion: Today's Car News

European prosecutors charged German automakers Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW with collusion over emissions shortfalls. Fiat Chrysler will pay Tesla hundreds of millions of... read more April 8, 2019 by


 
Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit in Europe

Fiat Chrysler to pay Tesla hundreds of millions for emissions credits

Chrysler and Tesla aren't known for having much in common. Tesla builds nothing but pure electric cars, with no tailpipes. Chrysler was the first among American car companies... read more April 8, 2019 by


 
Lucid Air prototype during high-speed test at Transportation Research Center, Ohio

Tesla sales, Audi e-tron range, Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota hybrid patents: The Week in Reverse

Which startup automaker got a big boost toward production this week? What automakers opened some of its patent library for free until 2030? This is our look back at the Week... read more April 6, 2019 by


 
Lucid AIr

Lucid Motors gets real as Saudi funding comes through

Things just got real for Tesla competitor Lucid Motors. The company, which announced a $1 billion deal with the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund last September, confirmed... read more April 5, 2019 by


 
Nio Power

Tesla sales; Audi e-tron, Ford SUV range; pickup mpg; sporty Nio: Today's Car News

Tesla announced its production and delivery numbers so far for 2019—and they aren't very promising. Audi released long-awaited final range ratings for its upcoming... read more April 4, 2019 by


 
2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance

Tesla reports sales down, citing delivery challenges in China and Europe

Tesla claims that its Model 3 electric sedan again in the first quarter of the year outsold all other mid-size sedans from what it considers premium brands—selling 60... read more April 3, 2019 by


 
Drive.AI self-driving car in Arlington, Texas

Record-high emissions, battery-life predictions, EV racing: Today's Car News

The promoter of racing's wackiest series wants to include EVs. A new report from the International Energy Agency shows greenhouse gas emissions set new records in 2018. And... read more March 27, 2019 by


 
Electra Meccanica eRoadster, an electric Intermeccanica Speedster replica

Tesla upgrades, Nissan Leaf Plus drive, more Volvo plug-ins: Today's Car News

The first features of Tesla's Full Self-Driving Capability are starting to show up in customers cars. The Nissan Leaf Plus goes long on range, light on charging worries... read more March 26, 2019 by


 
Teaser for Canoo concepts

Tesla service, Faraday Future lifeline, EV sales, Canoo: Today's Car News

In an effort to speed up wait times at its service centers, Tesla is eliminating regular annual service visits for its cars. Canada is planning on launching its first... read more March 25, 2019 by


 
2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance

Tesla eliminates annual service, keeps some periodic maintenance

Electric cars are supposed to be more reliable than internal combustion models. Certainly, they have a lot fewer moving parts and need a lot less lubrication. Yet Tesla, like... read more March 25, 2019 by


 
2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X

Do Tesla stores still matter? Twitter poll results

Two weeks ago, Tesla announced it was closing all its stores and move all sales online, where the company does most of its business anyway. Last week, it said it would reopen... read more March 20, 2019 by


 

 
 

 
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