Electric Car
VW wants to storm car market with cheaper electric model  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Volkswagen intends to invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) in the electric and autonomous car technologies expected to reshape the industry—and said it would make battery-powered vehicles more... more
Volkswagen to spend 44 bn euros on 'electric offensive'  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
German auto giant Volkswagen said Friday it will invest 44 billion euros by 2023 in the smarter, greener cars of the future as it ramps up efforts to shake off... more
VW wants to storm car market with mass-market electric model  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
German automaker Volkswagen says it will invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) to develop autonomous and electric cars and expand the appeal of battery-powered vehicles by selling its... more
Rivian releases weird electric R1T truck teaser video and we can't even - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
The video is less than a minute and three-quarters is just macro shots of a guy's face. But the truck... more
Tesla acquires trucking companies to squeeze in more deliveries before Dec. 31  TechCrunch · 3 days
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Thursday that the electric automaker had acquired “trucking capacity,” a move aimed to boost deliveries of its Model 3... more
Elon Musk bought trucking companies to hasten Tesla Model 3 deliveries - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
This way, more buyers should be able to receive their vehicle before the tax incentive phase-out begins. more
Taking hydrogen mobility forward in Europe  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In the drive to decarbonise Europe's transport sector, fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) offer crucial benefits. For one, their fuel – hydrogen – can be generated from a wide variety of local renewable energy sources, limiting... more
Faraday Future employees sue investor over ‘conspiracy’ to destroy the EV startup  THE VERGE · 4 days
The battle between ailing electric car startup Faraday Future and its main investor, Chinese real estate giant Evergrande, escalated once again on Wednesday. Employees... more
Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
German automaker Volkswagen says it will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, getting ready to ramp up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher... more
Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push  ABC NEWS · 4 days
German automaker Volkswagen says it will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, getting ready to ramp up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher... more
Symbolic significance of sustainable products needs to be emphasised more among consumers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Consumers appear to embrace sustainable innovations, such as electric vehicles and smart energy systems, because it means something positive for their status and identity.... more
Locked in a Tesla patent suit, Nikola nabs $210M at $1.1B valuation for hydrogen trucks  TechCrunch · 4 days
Nikola, the hydrogen trucking startup currently suing Tesla for patent infringement (those are the actual names, sorry spirit... more
Germany hopes to kickstart EU battery-making in 2019  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
German economy minister Peter Altmaier said Tuesday Berlin would provide one billion euros ($1.3 billion) of funding for electric car battery production by 2021, as talks with companies reach an advanced stage. more
Former Beats Music CEO is back with an electric scooter startup  TechCrunch · 5 days
About a year ago, David Hyman, former Beats Music CEO and co-founder of music startup Mog that eventually sold to Beats Music, did something that was... more
Cobalt – a potential bottleneck in the transition to electric mobility  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The coming electric vehicle boom will significantly increase the demand for cobalt in the EU and globally. As a result, demand is expected to exceed supply... more
Purple bacteria 'batteries' turn sewage into clean energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Purple phototrophic bacteria -- which can store energy from light -- when supplied with an electric current can recover near to 100 percent of carbon from any type of organic waste, while... more
Traditional eutectic alloy brings new hope for high energy density metal-oxygen batteries  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Current lithium-ion intercalation technology, even when fully developed, is insufficient to satisfy the increasing demand for high-energy-density power sources for electric vehicles and electronics.... more
Volkswagen now lets Apple users unlock their car with Siri  THE VERGE · 6 days
Volkswagen is deepening its relationship with Apple on its VW Car-Net app. iOS users can now... more
Transforming carbon dioxide into industrial fuels  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
One day in the not-too-distant future, the gases coming from power plants and heavy industry, rather than spewing into the atmosphere, could be captured and chemically transformed from greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into industrial fuels... more
Americans got to vote on lots of energy measures in 2018 – and mostly rejected them  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Americans in at least seven states voted on ballot initiatives during the 2018 midterm elections. These... more
Harley-Davidson debuts its first electric motorcycle, coming 2019  THE VERGE · 1 week
After toying with the idea for the better part of four years, Harley-Davidson this week showed off its first electric... more
Bird wants people to report poorly parked scooters - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The electric scooter company says it's going to deploy workers to reposition irresponsibly parked vehicles. more
Extending the life of low-cost, compact, lightweight batteries  MIT · 1 week
New design could greatly extend the shelf life of single-use metal-air batteries for electric vehicles, off-grid storage, and other applications. more
Ford adds electric scooter startup to its growing mobility collection  THE VERGE · 1 week
Spin, the dockless electric scooter startup, has a new owner: Ford. The news broke yesterday, and... more
New Mazda3 will land in LA, likely packing mild hybrid tech - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
It will be available in both sedan and hatchback forms, just like previous iterations. more
Electric flying taxi service Lilium poaches key hires from Audi, Airbus  TechCrunch · 1 week
Lilium, the developer of a new, electric, vertical take-off and landing vehicle for a novel flying taxi service, has poached some pretty big former executives from... more
Tesla names board chair to replace Musk  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Electric car pioneer Tesla on Thursday named an Australian telecoms executive to chair its board of directors, after the controversial Elon Musk was forced by US authorities to step back from the role. more
Tesla picks telco executive Robyn Denholm to replace Elon Musk as chairman  TechCrunch · 1 week
Elon Musk’s replacement as the chair of Tesla has been named and it is Robyn Denholm, an Australian executive who has been a director... more
Silver nanoparticles and boron nitride to help get rid of carbon monoxide emissions  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Chemists have developed a new hybrid catalyst for carbon monoxide oxidation consisting of hexagonal boron nitride and silver nanoparticles. This material makes... more
Tesla’s on-site health clinic accused of undercounting worker injuries  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The on-site health clinic at Tesla’s Fremont, California factory prioritized underreporting workplace injuries over proper treatment and safety,... more
Nikola Motor unveils a new hydrogen semi truck designed for Europe  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Nikola Motor has started taking reservations for Tre, the startup’s first hydrogen-electric truck built for the European market. Nikola Motor, which less than a year ago announced... more
Chevy’s new electric Camaro is the near future of EV drag racing  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
GM made a fun surprise announcement at this past week’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show: an all-electric Chevrolet Camaro concept with 700... more
Scientists figure out way to measure fetal cardiac electrical activity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Electrodes are placed on the patient's chest area to record cardiac electrical activity - e.g. to determine whether the heart rhythm is so irregular that treatment is required;... more
GM is getting into the electric bike business  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
General Motors said it plans to bring two new electric bikes to market next year — one folding and one compact — as the automaker makes a broader push into electrification and... more
Sequoia leads $10M round for home improvement negotiator Setter  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
You probably don’t know how much it should cost to get your home’s windows washed, yard landscaped, or countertops replaced. But Setter does. The startup pairs you with a home... more
GM is now making e-bikes, and it needs your help naming them  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
General Motors unveiled two new electric vehicles Friday, but not the kind you would expect from the nation’s largest automaker. Two new electric bikes... more
Elon Musk doesn’t care if people buy his ‘Blade Runner pickup truck’  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Elon Musk has given more details about Tesla’s upcoming pickup truck in a recent interview with Recode. The Tesla CEO noted that he wants... more
Elon Musk says soon Teslas will come when you call them  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised in a series of tweets that an advanced version of its auto-parking technology Summon that will let owners remotely control their car... more
Semiconductors for higher efficiency, comfort and affordability of EVs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Electric cars are increasingly complex and frequently recalled. But does it necessarily have to be that way? A post-market in-vehicle diagnostics system and semiconductor-based technologies developed under the 3Ccar project... more
Electric light vehicles just got handier and smarter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A consortium of 14 partners has developed technology demonstrators for what the compact and efficient electric vehicles of the future could look like. The three light vehicles, developed under the supervision of... more
Toward temperature-resilient EVs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The OSEM-EV project has come up with an entirely new concept of heat management for electric cars. These advances should enable a new generation of EVs with a greater and more predictable driving range. more
Heating up the electric vehicle market  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The EU-funded MAXITHERM project has developed an alternative heating system for electric vehicles that reduces energy consumption, increases range and ensures passenger comfort. more
Scientists make first detailed measurements of key factors related to high-temperature superconductivity  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In superconducting materials, electrons pair up and condense into a quantum state that carries electrical current with no loss. This usually happens at very... more
Faraday Future loses the last of its founding executive team as problems deepen  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
There were five. And now, there are none. Faraday Future, the once-buzzy Chinese electric vehicle startup that has delivered lots of promises... more
Tarform debuted new e-motorcycles but is there a U.S. market?  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
With more failures in the electric motorcycle industry than going concerns and a contracting American motorcycle market, now would seem to be an odd time to launch a... more
Hyundai, Kia hope to add solar panel charging tech to cars in 2019 - Roadshow  CNET · 3 weeks
It will be the first of three different generations of solar-roof tech for the automakers' future vehicles, electric... more
Sailing towards a fully electric ferry  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Danish island of Aeroe, located in the Baltic Sea, is one of the few islands not connected to the mainland by a bridge. As a result, it is dependent on car ferries. Aeroe also has... more
Panasonic first-half profit sags on higher costs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic said Wednesday first-half net profit slipped on higher costs linked to a factory it runs with US electric carmaker Tesla, though sales rose thanks to growth in automotive products and... more
Tesla accused of misrepresenting Autopilot in Florida crash lawsuit - Roadshow  CNET · 3 weeks
The plaintiff's Model S had Autopilot enabled when it hit a stationary car on the highway. more
Florida man sues Tesla over autopilot feature, crash  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A Florida man says the autopilot feature of his Tesla vehicle failed to detect a disabled car on a highway, leading to a collision that left him with permanent injuries, according to... more
Florida man sues Tesla over autopilot feature, crash  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A Florida man says the autopilot feature of his Tesla vehicle failed to detect a stalled car on a busy Florida highway, leading to a collision that left him with permanent injuries more
Bentley considering electric vehicle, report says - Roadshow  CNET · 3 weeks
The Flying B is looking for ways to reduce its CO2 emissions -- going electric could help. more
Ole Harms to talk about Moia’s mobility bet at Disrupt Berlin  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Volkswagen Group wants to reinvent itself in the age of connected and electric vehicles. And it starts with Volkswagen’s Moia, a brand new mobility brand with... more
Faraday Future loses EV pioneer amid layoffs  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Peter Savagian, a former chief engineer of General Motors’ famous (and ill-fated) EV1 electric car, has left his job as senior vice... more
Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot update is now live  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
After rolling out its Version 9 of Autopilot a couple of weeks ago, Tesla has followed up with an additional... more
Report: FBI conducting criminal investigation into Tesla  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A published report Friday said the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into whether electric-car maker Tesla misled investors by overstating production forecasts for its Model 3 sedan. more
Tesla Model 3 production reportedly under investigation by the FBI  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Federal investigators are probing whether Tesla misstated information about production of its Model 3 electric sedans... more
New Hot Wheels Tesla Roadster Toy Celebrates SpaceX-Launched Car  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Eight months after SpaceX launched a Tesla Roadster into space, the sports car can now be found 170 million miles away from Earth — and on local toy store shelves. more
Elon Musk successfully cosplays as a normal car company CEO  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Honestly, who needs reality TV when you have Tesla? While Elon Musk spent most of Q3... more
2019 Audi A8 L: A technological tour de force video - Roadshow  CNET · 3 weeks
Audi defines luxury through the application of technology, so its flagship sedan is loaded with smarts, including the brand's first 48-volt mild hybrid system. more
Tesla delivers 'historic' $311m profit  BBC · 3 weeks
Elon Musk's electric car maker reports only the third quarterly profit in its 15-year history. more
After 'historic' quarter, Tesla looks to Europe, China  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Electric car maker Tesla on Wednesday reported an "historic" quarterly profit driven by demand for its mass market Model 3, as the company looks beyond its US home base to Europe and... more
Tesla’s Model Y crossover is ready for production, Elon Musk says  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that he recently approved the final prototype of... more
Tesla rides Model 3’s popularity to its first profit in two years  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Tesla has posted its first profitable quarter in two years, its third ever, thanks to the popularity of the Model 3 sedan. The automaker... more
US brands falter in Consumer Reports auto reliability survey  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
U.S. auto companies such as General Motors, Tesla and Ford faltered this year in Consumer Reports' reliability rankings as readers reported more mechanical trouble with their vehicles. more
Electric cars won’t save California  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Sacramento is the staging ground for a fight to make drivers spend less time on the road Continue reading… more
Hands-on: Nomad Wireless Charger for Tesla Model 3 [Video]  9to5Mac · 4 weeks
With a car as forward thinking as the Model 3, I admit that it’s a bit disappointing that... more
Tesla shares surge as stock short-seller goes long  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Tesla shares surged on Tuesday after a high-profile stock short-seller shifted gears to say the electric car maker is "destroying the competition." more
Electric cars are a hazard for blind people  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Electric cars are good for the environment – but not for people who cannot see. They have problems detecting the silent vehicles. However, Norwegian research scientists are working on a solution. more
Uber plans pollution levy on London fares  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Uber will levy a "clean air fee" on London journeys from early 2019 to help tackle pollution and part-fund electric cars for its drivers, the pioneer ride-sharing app said Tuesday. more
London Uber drivers to charge electric car fee  BBC · 4 weeks
The 15p fee will be handed to drivers to help them pay for an all-electric car, says ride-hailing firm more
Dyson to build new electric car in Singapore  Sky News · 4 weeks
Dyson says its planned electric car will be built at a new manufacturing facility in Singapore and not in Britain. more
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