Tag: Electric Vehicles

Battery Prices Likely Heading for the Ceiling After Congo Raises Royalty Rate

The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared cobalt a “strategic” substance, nearly tripling the royalty rate miners will have to pay on it. According to a governmental decree, miners will now pay 10 percent in royalties to extract the element. While we’ve previously warned of the likelihood of a global supply […]

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The Government’s Coming for Your Classic Car, but They Can’t Take It All: Aston Martin CEO

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer isn’t very trusting of his government’s plan to ban all internal combustion vehicles by 2040. The 55-year-old Brit had a few things to say about the UK’s intentions last year, none of them very kind to policy makers. Since then, it seems he’s grown even […]

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White House Wants to End EV Subsidies ASAP

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow announced Monday that the Trump administration is seeking an end to federal subsidies on electric cars. Interestingly, the move appears to be related to General Motors’ plant closings and layoffs. The company’s restructuring plan hasn’t gone over well with policy makers or the American public, […]

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Maker of Odd-looking Three-wheeled Car Heads to NASDAQ

A small automobile company headquartered in a city with outrageous house prices wants you to buy shares. Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp., the Vancouver-based builder of three-wheeled electric vehicles, has announced its listing on the NASDAQ. The company’s $10 million public offering went live Thursday, listed as SOLO (common shares) and SOLOW (warrants). As you probably figured, Electra […]

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Faraday Future Shows First Body in White FF 91, Claims Deliveries Begin in December

Take the following information with a golf ball-sized grain of salt. Faraday Future, the automotive startup that’s been teetering on the verge of collapse for years, says deliveries of the FF 91 will begin in December. Despite being ghost-funded by a Chinese billionaire who’s been blacklisted due to unpaid debts, losing a factory deal with the State […]

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Porsche Drops Technical Specs for Electric Taycan

Electric cars are a polarizing matter among automotive enthusiasts. While a small group of ardent EV loyalists exist, a large portion of car people look at them with varying levels of contempt. However, let’s not kid ourselves, electrification is an inevitability. Even if EVs don’t proliferate like rabbits in springtime, standard powertrains will continue to […]

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Trump is going after California’s clean car mandate

The Trump Administration is planning a proposal that would seize control away from California regulators and prevent them from enforcing the state’s own emissions standards. The planned proposal, revealed in a report by Bloomberg, aims to revise standards that are among the strictest in the country. The revision would also impact California’s mandate on electric […]

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Tesla reportedly asked suppliers for cash back to help it reach profitability

In an unusual move, Tesla has reportedly asked some suppliers to return part of the money it paid them for work already completed. According to the Wall Street Journal, which reviewed a memo Tesla sent to a supplier last week, the electric auto maker said it is asking suppliers for refunds to help it reach profitability. […]

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Tesla Model 3 Has Highest Profit Margin of Any Electric Vehicle

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The engineering firm Munro & Associates made waves recently when it tore the new Tesla Model 3 apart both literally and figuratively. The company dismantles and studies cars and other products, and CEO Sandy Munro was very vocal about his […]

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Elon Musk Told Workers Tesla ‘Would Allow’ Them To Unionize If He Couldn’t Make Them Safe: NLRB

Photo: Raphael Orlove In a June 2017 meeting with Tesla employees, CEO Elon Musk solicited their complaints about safety issues and promised to address their concerns, so long as they refrained from trying to organize a union, the National Labor Relations Board alleges. U.S. Labor Agency Files Amended Complaint Against Tesla For Alleged Worker Rights […]

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This electric taxi service only accepts payment in song

[embedded content] An electric vehicle is the perfect space for a car singalong.  Belting out a Journey classic from the passenger seat goes hand-in-hand with an electric vehicle, mostly because the cars are super quiet, thanks to those emission-free battery-powered motors. Everyone can hear and appreciate your lyrical skills. Or your passion that makes up […]

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Volkswagen’s all-electric race car shatters records on the uphill Pikes Peak

For the last 100 years, cars have been setting records on top of Colorado’s Pikes Peak. Another record has been broken this year, but this time it comes courtesy of a specially-designed electric race car developed by Volkswagen, the I.D. R Pikes Peak. The prototype, helmed by French racing driver Romain Dumas, broke records on […]

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Uber has a new plan to get its drivers to use electric cars

Uber wants its drivers to plug in.Image: DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2018-06-19 22:05:13 UTC Uber wants to encourage its drivers to start using electric vehicles (EVs) rather than the gas-powered ones they typically use. The company launched a pilot program on Tuesday in eight North American cities (Austin, Los Angeles, Montreal, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, San […]

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace Review: Tesla-Killer EV Is 2018’s Best Car

The Jaguar I-Pace sport crossover is a landmark vehicle: for the EV industry, for Jaguar, for enthusiast drivers, and for Elon Musk, who needs to check his rear-view mirror. Finally, someone has built a car that matches and surpasses Tesla. Surprisingly, it isn’t one of the likeliest suspects — Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, or […]

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The Boring Company Will Build High-Speed Transit for Chicago Airport

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Boring Company has thus far been a vehicle for Elon Musk to sell merchandise like hats and flamethrowers, but it is supposed to be a transit company. It’s going to prove that it can do more than sell flamethrowers […]

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Byton’s new electric sedan concept car is even flashier than its SUV

Byton, the Chinese electric vehicle company, made a big splash with its Byton M-Byte SUV with four screens, facial recognition, and fitness tracker earlier this year. Now it has another concept vehicle to show off, but this time it’s a luxury electric sedan with more autonomous driving capabilities. At CES Asia the electric car startup […]

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Electric cars get a big charge with states, car makers investing millions

Plug-in cars get a boost with electric vehicle charging infrastructure investments.Image: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2018-06-04 03:07:42 UTC Electric cars only make up about one percent of the U.S. car market these days, but that could get a boost with big money coming in to promote electric vehicles. This past week, California, New York, […]

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