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 […]
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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 […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Editor’s Note: Mercedes has previously gotten its EV battery cells through Samsung SDI & Panasonic (via Magna & Tesla). The Korean company SK Innovation has been chosen by Mercedes-Benz as its future supplier for electric vehicle lithium-ion battery cells, according to recent reports. Mercedes-Benz is reportedly planning to deploy battery […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Those considering the purchase of a certified pre-owned Tesla Model S, or simply those interested in programming, may be interested to learn about a new search application being created by a commenter on the Tesla Motors Club forum. The new certified pre-owned (CPO) search tool — being created by “Skotty” […]
We’re all Tesla fans here — some of us more than others. To those of you who are willing to admit to being somewhat obsessive fans of Tesla, then, you may be interested to learn that a fellow Tesla fan on the Tesla Motors Club forum has gone through the trouble of designing and 3D-printing […]
China is a hugely important market for GM. As such, one might think it obvious that the company’s upcoming 2017 Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid model will be sold in China as well as in the US. With China continuing to put an emphasis on green vehicles, most analysts believe that Cadillac’s hybrid sales will be […]
An example of what a future zero-emissions Nissan could be, the all-electric Nissan IDS concept car made its first US appearance last week.
The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid is set to hit a new sales record in Japan from the looks of it — with 2016’s cumulative sales set to eclipse 2015’s.
It’s safe, it’s fast, and it looks rich AF. You can add one more accolade to the Model S, too: Tesla Resale values are the best in the business right now!
Taking a page from Tesla Motors’ playbook, BMW launched a new, online sales site in the UK that allows people to shop, configure, and buy cars from home.
We’ve discussed VW’s plans to cut R&D funds, but now it’s confirmed. Investments into Volkswagen’s Automotive Division will be slashed by 1 billion Euro.
Sales of electric cars continue to grow in China, although it’s unclear if the increased demand is due to government action or if it’s sustainable.
Owning an EV can be tough for apartment and condo dwellers, so many don’t buy one- but if you buy one of these condos, you’ll get a free Nissan Leaf!
Mitsubishi is targeting 6000 annual sales for the model year 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV when (if?) the car reaches American dealers in May, 2016.
After years of fits and starts, the Detroit Electric SP:01 is starting to reach customers in the UK and, soon, Korea. It looks like the US isn’t getting it.
In what has to be seen as a big win for post-bankruptcy GM, more than 100,000 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrids have now been sold to date.
Despite being called a “compliance car” by detractors, GM recently announced that it’s $30K Chevy Bolt electric vehicle will be available in all 50 states.