We reported recently on the apparent — and not too surprising — implosion of Faraday Future’s plans to develop an enormous 3-million-square-foot electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Nevada.
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Since our first article on the subject garnered a lot of interest and discussion, it seems worth providing some more details on what happened, an excerpt from a first-hand account from the driver, and some new pictures.
Lucid Motors has begun taking refundable deposits for its 1000-horsepower, 400-mile all-electric sedan, the Air. While the deposits are reportedly completely refundable, they are still pretty substantial … so it will be interesting to see how many the firm manages to take (if it ends up publicly revealing these figures).
The 2017 Tesla Model S P100D accelerated from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.275507139 seconds while being put through the paces recently by the auto junkies over at Motor Trend.
Five large electric vehicle fast-charging station networks in Europe have partnered to create a new integrated alliance, allowing users to easily use the stations of any of the 5 networks while traveling, according to a new press release from the collaboration.
Hitachi Automotive Systems and Honda Motor Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two companies create a new joint venture focused on the development, manufacture, and sale of motors for electric vehicles, according to a new press release.
The recently unveiled Lucid Motors “Air” is a beautiful car (beautiful as far as cars go, anyways), but we’ve yet to see much of it in the wild (outside of promos and car shows), leaving those with a potential interest perhaps a bit hungry for more media.
While Tesla doesn’t advertise as of yet (if the company hasn’t yet met demand, what would be the point?), there have been a number of pretty interesting Tesla ads that have surfaced in recent years … which were all made by enthusiasts rather than company employees or contractors.
A newly released feasibility study from the US Maritime Administration on the subject of a potential high-speed, hydrogen fuel-cell passenger ferry deployment in the San Francisco Bay, as well as on the associated hydrogen fueling infrastructure, has provided some interesting new findings. The study — conducted by Sandia National Laboratories, and which examined the technical, regulatory, […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. The prominent advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has given its recommendation to support Tesla’s $2.3 billion SolarCity acquisition/merger, telling shareholders that Tesla would be able to bridge the funding gap with SolarCity, and also that the acquisition was an important step in the firm’s path to becoming an integrated sustainable […]
Toyota’s first production hydrogen fuel cell buses will begin hitting the streets of Tokyo, Japan, in early 2017, according to recent reports. The plan is for the new buses to enter into service initially as fixed-route buses in the country’s capital city before then being rolled out elsewhere. More than 100 of the new Toyota […]
A former employee of Tesla, a 69-year-old engineer that was fired by the company earlier this year, is suing, alleging age discrimination is why he was fired. The newly filed lawsuit is an interesting one, though not particularly surprising, as a number of similar lawsuits have been filed in recent years by other tech-sector employees […]
One of the main arguments I make when speaking for the rapid rollout of self-driving technologies is simply to ask the person who I’m talking with to think about all of the careless, distracted, drunk, or drug-impaired drivers who are on the roads everyday killing people. People are terrible drivers. And people die on the roads everyday (in large numbers) […]
As part of its new “In Car Office” project, Mercedes-Benz will be notably increasing the number of “smart productivity” features in its vehicles starting in 2017, according to recent reports. The new smart productivity features — announced in Berlin recently, at IFW 2016 — will include Microsoft Exchange support. What this means is that users […]
Audi gets it: Tesla Motors have done everything right when it comes to developing and delivering exciting electric vehicles.
Originally published on EV Obsession. Autonomous cars seem to be everywhere nowadays (that’s an exaggeration, I know), with the latest sighting being a driverless Audi A8 L W12 that served as a VIP shuttle at Berlinale. The driverless Audi in question apparently relied upon easily identifiable buildings for its orientation, along with other computations. This […]