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Rumor: Apple Interested In McLaren Technology Group

September 21st, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

A report in the Financial Times says Apple is considering investing in or possibly purchasing McLaren Technology Group, which operates a Formula One race team and has advanced skills in automotive production and high end data collection.

Spat Between MobilEye And Tesla Goes Public

September 17th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

MobilEye, the Israeli company that makes the camera used in the Tesla Autopilot system, said Friday that it warned Tesla not to let drivers operate the system without a hand on the steering wheel. In return, Tesla says MobilEye was too timid for its tastes.

Auto Makers Abandoning The Auto Show Circuit

September 16th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Rolls Royce, Ford, Volvo and others will not be presenting their cars at the Paris auto show this year. As cars become more like computers, manufacturers are seeking new ways to connect with customers.

Further With Ford 2016- Disrupt Yourself

September 16th, 2016 | by Susanna Schick

We're honored to have been invited to cover this event again, as it's delightful to peek behind the curtain, and be treated to such a lavish trip. The most exciting news from Ford is that they're taking IDEO's advice to prototype early and often. They're launching a variety of projects (not vehicles) all aimed at making it easier for people to get from point A to B, regardless of who owns the vehicle, or even what type of vehicle it is

Zero Celebrates Ten Years As Leading Electric Moto Manufacturer

September 15th, 2016 | by Susanna Schick

On national drive electric day, September 10th, Zero motorcycles celebrated their 10th anniversary. We've been covering their progress since the beginning. In fact, my first article for gas2 was a review of the 2009 Zero S. They've certainly come a long way since I first reviewed one here, and I was very excited to celebrate with them.

BMW In A Quandary About Its Electric Car Future

September 10th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

BMW got off to a fast start in the electric car business but sales lately have been disappointing. Now company managers will skip the Paris auto show to hammer out a plan for how to build electric cars that are profitable.

How is Ford Celebrating Drive Electric Week?

September 10th, 2016 | by Susanna Schick

Next week we'll be covering Ford's sixth annual Further with Ford conference, which happens to be scheduled during National Drive Electric Week. Coincidence? We think not. As batteries become cheaper, charging stations more widespread, and cities look toward banning gas-powered cars, it's clear that the future is not dino-powered.

Samsung May Soon Enter The Electric Car Fray

August 17th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Samsung vice chairman Lee Jae Yong is dropping hints his company may be planning to build an electric car of its own to compete with Apple. Lee provided no details about the company's intentions.

Tesla Executive Says New Retail Stores Coming

August 16th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Ganesh Srivats, Tesla's vice president for sales in North America, hints that the company is ready to introduce a complete rethink of its sales model. As tantalizing as that may be, Srivats declined to offer any details or timeline.

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