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Tesla Also Showed a Pickup During its Semi Presentation

By Sam McEachern Tesla made waves last night with the debut of its first-ever semi truck and its second-generation Roadster sports car, but those weren’t the only new Tesla products shown. The automaker also debuted a rough design for a pickup truck during the presentation. As you may be able to tell from the sketch…

Someone Just Compared Tesla’s Factory Floor to the ‘Pre-Civil Rights Era’

By Ray Prince Tesla’s long-game reshaping its public perception has just taken a hit, with new allegations that racial discrimination runs rampant at its Fremont, Calif. factory. According to a new legal complaint filed in California’s Alameda County Superior Court by an African-American employee, Tesla’s factory floor is a racist, harassment-laden environment. The employee, Marcus…

Is This GM’s 2020 Chevy Bolt-Based Electric Crossover?

By Jeff Cobb General Motors may have let the cat out of the bag with a picture showing what to expect in a few years from a Chevy-Bolt-based crossover. Or at least so goes conjecture on a document CEO Mary Barra released yesterday discussing greenification of the company’s fleet. Without badging to indicate Chevrolet or…

Fisker Announces Solid State Battery Patent

By Evan Williams Electric car maker Fisker has just announced a new patent on better batteries. The new patent is for a solid-state battery technology. The new type of battery promises more energy density than lithium-ion cells, as well as better cold temperature operation and the ability to charge much more quickly. Fisker says that…

Drivers to Have Fellow Drivers’ Back with New Tampa Connected Vehicle Project

By Ray Prince The Tampa-Hillsborough Transit Authority of Tampa Florida provided a public demonstration of its connected vehicle technology research project on Monday. Pilot testing will begin in 2018. As part of the pilot, 1,600 privately owned vehicles manned by volunteers will be equipped with specialized rear-view mirrors, capable of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I)…

Good Night, Sweet Ford C-Max Energi and Hybrid

By Ray Prince After five years of production, the Ford C-Max Energi and C-Max Hybrid have reached the end of their rope. According to Green Car Reports through a statement by Dan Jones, Ford’s North America car communications manager, Ford has already ended U.S. production of the C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, with the C-Max Hybrid…

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