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Tesla Autopilot In Rain — Better Than Expected (Video)

Autopilot on the Tesla Model S only went live (in production vehicles) a few weeks back, and with that, many drivers are only recently getting to try it out in adverse weather conditions. One of the more challenging scenarios we encounter here in Southern California is heavy rain, to the point where it obscures the […]

February 3rd

Tesla Hong Kong & China Updates (Elon Musk Interview)

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Tesla is making an intentional, full-force push into China by way of focused attention on the dense urban centers, starting with Hong Kong. A recently released official Tesla Motors video supported a trip Elon made to the high-tech city where he was interviewed at Invest HK. Both videos brag about how great […]

January 29th

Volkswagen Starts Electric Vehicle Division, Plans 20 New Plug-In Models

Originally published on CleanTechnica. 2015 was a challenging year for Volkswagen, to put it mildly. The company was found to have been intentionally bypassing emissions controls on most of its diesel vehicles, violating the trust of customers, shareholders, and employees around the world. Given this challenge, all Volkswagen press conferences now seem to start with several minutes […]

January 26th

Volkswagen BUDD-e Looks Cool, But Yet Another Concept Rather Than Production EV

Originally published on CleanTechnica. To say that Volkswagen has struggled in the last few months would be an understatement. The company and associated automotive brands were found to have intentionally bypassed emissions controls for the vast majority of diesel engine-based vehicles produced since 2008. Since the news broke, the conglomerate has suffered massive turnover in […]

January 9th

Chevy Bolt Is Here

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Just before CES officially opened this week, Faraday Future showed off its first concept to the world. It was arguably the most hyped launch in the history of electric vehicles, with teasers surfacing at a regular frequency leading up to the big reveal. At the event, Faraday Future reiterated over and […]

January 8th

Faraday Future Concept Car Doesn’t Wow

We have been stalking Faraday Future since the early days — we’ve stayed on top of the rumors and weeded out the likely rumors from the unlikely — and the day has finally arrived. Faraday Future pulled the curtain back from the much anticipated first concept car tonight to let the world see the fruits […]

January 8th

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Hitting Roads As Standalone Business

Originally published on CleanTechnica. A recent Bloomberg article broke news that Google parent company Alphabet is planning to make the innovator’s self-driving car unit a stand-alone business under the new parent company. This news comes from a person “briefed on the company’s strategy,” and as such, must be taken for a grain of salt, but the […]

January 8th

Tour Tesla Tilburg Today!

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Many people don’t know about the “other” Tesla factory — the one in Europe. Officially known as the Tesla Motors Netherlands, and also known as the Tilburg Factory, it is a combination shipping and receiving point all set up to support a core of assembly activities. Tilburg receives containers full of Tesla parts […]

December 20th

Faraday Future Opens Up About Factory Location

Originally published on CleanTechnica. We have been watching newcomer Faraday Future with eager interest, but not for the same reason as conventional news outlets. Stop over at a mainstream news outlet and you will see Faraday Future compared to Tesla with cries of “Tesla’s first real competition” and clickbait headlines questioning Tesla’s long-term viability. But not here. We […]

December 12th

Porsche Mission E Is Go, Development Accelerated

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The Porsche Mission E concept looked like a killer electric car when it was announced earlier this year and had gearheads the world over drooling at the possibility of an electric powerhouse juxtaposed with the infamous road-hugging handling of a Porsche. The contrast seemed to start early cries of the Mission E […]

December 8th