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Has Elon Musk finally come to terms with the real problem?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 4 Days ago
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Tesla Model 3 sedan’s production is on another “planned production pause”. There are problems in its highly computerized assembly line. Tesla Inc. has recently faced an abundance of problems in its production. Just two months ago, the company had opted to bring to halt the Tesla Model 3 production line. It lasted for about four […]

Is Tesla Inc. the ultimate loser amidst the trade war?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 17 Days ago
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Trump Administration considers adding a 25% tariff on Chinese car imports. China retaliates with an equal 25% of 106 U.S. imported goods. Tesla Inc. is already paying 25% due to China’s tariff on car imports. China has been the most prominent trading partner of the United States for some time now. NBC News states that the trades […]

Will a surcharge reduce congestion in Manhattan?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 18 Days ago
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Recently approved New York state budget includes a surcharge in ride-hailing services. The additional funds will go into the maintenance and upgrade of the subway. Governor Cuomo is moving forward with the congestion-pricing plan. We live in a generation where everything comes down to money. It will be the ultimate deciding factor in every step that […]

2018 New York International Auto Show: Toyota to Tesla

  • Crystal Ng
  • 19 Days ago
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The annual New York International Auto Show is happening right now. The highlights of the event are vehicles that holds a level of practicality, now combined with groundbreaking technology.  The 2018 New York International Auto Show is bringing the audience a series of trailblazing motor vehicles ranging from Toyotas to Teslas, that contains the most […]

Which will come first: 2020 or the end of the world?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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In recent years, pollution has become an increasingly alarming problem, which can be traced back to the outrageously high levels of toxic nitrogen oxide in the air from our vehicles. For that reason, Germany has started to implement rules and regulations in hopes of reducing these pollutions. Attributable to Germany’s status as a renowned leading […]

Silicon Valley startup Aeva aims to give driverless cars better vision

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 7 Months ago
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In January, with funding from Lux Capital and other venture capital firms, two former members of Apple’s Special Projects Group, Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk, started Aeva. The company aims to improve the ability of self-driving cars to see their surroundings, according to New York Times report. Salehian and Rezk are reimagining Lidar—that is, Light […]

Proterra bus sets range record for electric vehicles

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 7 Months ago
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Proterra, the California-based manufacturer of electric buses, said Tuesday that its new, 100 percent electric Catalyst E2 model set a range record at a test track in New Carlisle, Indiana, traveling 1,102.76 miles on a single charge, the LA Times reports. Navistar International, a bus and truck manufacturer that owns the track, verified the test. […]

Carpooling service Via closes investment round, plans U.S. and oversea expansion

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 8 Months ago
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Carpooling service Via just completed a funding round, the proceeds of which the company intends to use to expand its service in the U.S. and to establish a presence in Europe, TechCrunch reports. Via will begin London operations in the near future, and Paris service soon after. The amount of the funding round remains undisclosed, […]

Chrysler to join BMW, Intel in autonomous driving consortium

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 8 Months ago
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Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler announced plans Wednesday to join an autonomous car development consortium with Germany’s BMW and American tech giant Intel, MarketWatch reports. UK-based Delphi Automotive PLC and German component manufacturer Continental AG each joined the group earlier this summer. Israeli collision-avoidance software developer Mobileye was originally an independent member of the alliance, but in […]

Tesla’s semi-truck will be electric, Autonomous

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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Tesla will meet with the California and Nevada Departments of Motor Vehicles to talk about testing a semi-truck in those states, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.  In April, CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company planned to “unveil” an electric semi-truck in September. Many had speculated that that vehicle would be autonomous or semi-autonomous. “It’s at least […]

SoftBank Looks to Make Inroads Into US Ride-Hailing Sector

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has indicated intentions to make inroads into the US ride-hailing market with a multi-billion dollar investment in Uber or Lyft, CNN’s Sherisse Pham reports. At a news conference Monday, Son said his company was “definitely interested” in pursuing a partnership with one of the two ride-hailing operations. Son expects a boom […]

Toyota & Mazda Will Join Forces to Build Manufacturing Plant in US

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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Toyota announced Thursday that it will join forces with Mazda to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in the U.S., The New York Times reports. The plant will be operational by 2021 and will create 4000 jobs and produce 300,000 vehicles a year, according to The Wall Street Journal. Half of the vehicles would be Toyota Corollas, […]

Müller Battles Traditionalism As He Pulls Volkswagen Into the Modern Age

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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Müller Battles Corporate Traditionalism As He Pulls Volkswagen Into the Modern Age Volkswagen AG CEO Matthias Müller is fighting against a corporate culture of traditionalism to bring the company into the future of electric vehicles, autonomous driving, digital integration, and ride-hailing partnerships, William Boston of The Wall Street Journal Reports. “Volkswagen must change,” Müller said […]

Toyota-Tesla Partnership a Thing of the Past, Spokeswoman Confirms

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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A Toyota spokeswoman said Monday the company sold off its shares in American automaker Tesla last year, CNN’s Alec Macfarlane reports. Toyota purchased a stake in Tesla as part of a cooperation agreement the two companies formed in May 2010. Back then, Tesla sold just one model, the avant-garde Roadster. In total, 2400 Roadsters were […]

Audi’s Semi-Autonomous, Hybrid A8 Slated For Release in 2018

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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The Audi A8, which debuted Tuesday at the Audi Summit in Barcelona, represents the company’s boldest foray yet into the next generation of auto manufacturing. The car should make its way onto the road in 2018. At the time of this writing, Audi has not released pricing information. The A8 will feature the most advanced […]

Volvo to Produce Electrified Automobiles Exclusively Beginning in 2019

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 10 Months ago
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Beginning in 2019, Volvo will stop producing automobiles powered solely by gasoline and will build hybrids and fully-electric vehicles exclusively, CEO Hakan Samuelsson announced in a statement Wednesday. The Sweden-based, Chinese-owned company will be the first mainstream auto manufacturer to offer only electrified vehicles. “People increasingly demand electrified cars and we want to respond to […]

Automakers’ Shares Rise Despite Decline in Sales

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 10 Months ago
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US automakers reported a decline in new vehicle sales for the fourth straight month on Monday. Experts anticipated the dip, which comes on the heels of a record-setting 2016 in which 17.55 million new vehicles were sold. Retail sales numbers, which account for the sale of used cars, remain stable, and industry stocks are rising […]

Tesla to Ramp Up Production of Its Mid-Market Model 3

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 10 Months ago
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Tesla, Inc. plans to mass produce a budget-friendly electric automobile for the first time. With a $35,000 price tag and a range of 215 miles per charge, the company’s new Model 3 will cater to the average consumer. Tesla aims to produce 30 Model 3s by the end of July, and 20,000 a month (240,000 […]

Hyundai and Kia Announce Recall of 1.4 Million Cars

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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It appears that Ford isn’t the only automaker to be making recalls on its vehicles. Hyundai and Kia are recalling over 1.4 million cars in the United States, Canada, and South Korea. The cause? There’s trouble in the engine that can cause it to fail or even stall which can result in car crashes. This […]

GM Employees Reap Benefit of Sales Through Profit Sharing

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Automakers in North America are reaping the benefits of their success through profit sharing. For some 52,000 General Motors employees in the United States, record sales and earnings produced a record profit sharing for the auto company. It is reported by GM this week that some eligible employees will receive up to $12,000 in profit […]
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