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The Chinese electric vehicle startup Byton is developing three vehicles, the first of which will hit the market in 2019. The company has prioritized interior features, like touchscreens and adjustable seats, over traditional performance metrics, like range and acceleration.
Shell, one of the world’s largest oil companies, has supported calls for the UK to bring forward its 2040 ban on new petrol and diesel cars, accelerating the move to greener energy, The Guardian reported.
Internal documents show that Tesla CEO Elon Musk ordered his staff to remove the brake-and-roll test from mandatory tasks on the Model 3 production line. This is a standard test that checks wheel alignment and brake function.
The eVito transit van will be released in 2019, Mercedes-Benz says, and Amazon will be adding them to its fleet upon release.
Tesla is in a race to ramp up its manufacturing of the Model 3 — a process CEO Elon Musk has called "production hell." The effort has been beset by bottlenecks, and the company has gone as far as flying equipment in from Germany to speed up the process.
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday in Germany. Like the rest of the auto industry, Audi is on the verge of a significant shift toward electric vehicles. But analysts said Stadler's arrest won't disrupt Audi's electrification plans.
Porsche's first fully-electric car will be called the Taycan, the company revealed on Friday. It will have a range of over 300 miles, produce over 600 horsepower, and accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds.
Tesla’s new Gigafactory robots that are supposed to help it ramp up Model 3 production aren’t working yet
The new robots Tesla had flown in from Germany in May that are supposed to help with battery production are still not fully operational. Yet, CEO Elon Musk said he remains confident that the company will be able to reach its goal of making 5,000 Model 3 cars per week by the end of June.
Electric cars that can cover more distance, are more aesthetically pleasing, and give drivers flexibility are contributing the rapid growth, as is an increase in the number of charging points.
Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s, and production is still a nightmare
About one-third of the raw material Tesla tries to turn into Model 3s at its Gigafactory ends up as scrap, internal documents show. It's not efficient. It's not environmentally friendly. It's not technologically impressive. And it might not be safe either.