Electric Cars

Porsche announced today the entry-level Taycan variant,that is available for order now and should reach U.S. dealerships in early Spring 2021. It’s rear-wheel-drive (which saves some 200 lbs of weight by not having the front motor) and is less powerful than the 4S, Turbo and Turbo S versions, but other than that, it’s like all other
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By Simon Alvarez Posted on January 19, 2021 Tesla has taken legal action against Chinese media outlet PingWest over an alleged hit piece which claimed that Gigafactory Shanghai was being operated like a “sweatshop.” In a statement on Sunday, Beijing PingWest Interact Technology Co, the parent company of PingWest, noted that it received the indictment,
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By Maria Merano Posted on January 15, 2021 The US Justice Department recently issued a $180 million penalty against Japanese carmaker Toyota over the company’s alleged violations to the reporting requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Act. The veteran automaker’s violations allegedly lasted for about a decade, from about 2005 to at least
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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NIO’s recently introduced ET7 will employ NIO’s latest NAD (NIO Autonomous Driving) technology based on NIO Aquila’s suite of sensors and NIO Adam’s powerful computing capabilities.  NIO has built up the NAD full-stack autonomous driving capability including perception algorithms, localization, control strategy, as well as platform software. NIO Aquila features 33 high-performance sensing units, including 11
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Bosch, the world’s largest automotive supplier, has decided to take a bold, and arguably dumb, stance against electric cars based on new comments from its chairman. Bosch and Electric Cars Some people often forget that the transition to electric vehicles not only disrupts automakers but also the entire automotive supply chain. Over the years, many
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By Joey Klender Posted on January 1, 2021 Tesla has officially launched the China-made 2021 Model Y which includes a new interior design with an updated center console, new door panels, a heated steering wheel, HEPA air filtration system (aka bioweapon defense mode), and other similarities to its 2021 Tesla Model 3 “refresh”. Updates made
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