Major automakers and startups are vying to launch electric vehicles in the U.S. in the coming years, competing for a small slice of the car buying public. But however crowded the field gets here, it’s nothing like what’s going on in China, which now has, no joke, 487 electric vehicle makers based in the country.
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.
Bloomberg is out this morning with a a well-reported, well-sourced deep-dive into Tesla’s ongoing Model 3 production hell, which is worth reading in full. I will highlight a few passages here, though, one revealing an episode of absurdist horror and the other, well, the other is just very, very bleak.
Tesla has confirmed it delivered its 200,000th vehicle in the U.S. this month, meaning the phase-out of the $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit prospective customers can take advantage of has begun. By Jan. 1, that amount will be cut in half.
Last year, DHL announced its commitment to net-zero emissions for its logistics operations by 2050, and the company has been slowly making the switch to hybrid and electric vehicles for years. But it’s the odd mix of delivery vans in the company’s fleets that proves automakers have been overlooking the opportunity to…
Porsche has rolled out a smart gameplan for the debut of its Misison E all-electric sport car—now unfortunately dubbed the Taycan—by coupling efforts to install super-fast DC chargers at all of its U.S. dealerships with the car’s release. Now, Porsche says it has its first set of 800-volt, 320 kW chargers connected to…
A former Tesla technician accused by the automaker of stealing reams of confidential data and leaking it to outside sources now has an attorney, and he’s doubling down on his allegation that Tesla made misstatements to investors about placing punctured batteries into Model 3s that were shipped to customers.
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California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has opened a new investigation into Tesla, after receiving a complaint from one of the automaker’s employees at its assembly plant in Fremont, California, a spokesperson confirmed. It’s not immediately clear what the complaint entailed.
Tesla’s milestone on Monday that it made 5,000 Model 3s in a single week, a long sought goal for the automaker, is being dimmed by the departure of another executive. Doug Field, Tesla’s top vehicle engineer, is leaving the company for good, after stepping away for a reported leave of absence in May.
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Former Tesla technician Martin Tripp told Jalopnik on Thursday that he’s lawyering up and plans to file a countersuit against the automaker, which accused him on Tuesday of stealing reams of confidential data and making false claims to news outlets. That’s all to say nothing of his heated, headline-grabbing email…
Late Wednesday, after Tesla filed a lawsuit against former Gigafactory technician Marty Tripp, the ex-technician shared emails with the Washington Post that highlighted a heated back-and-forth between him and CEO Elon Musk. At first, it seemed like Musk fired off a quick jab before the suit was filed, calling Tripp a…
One of the big issues concerning electric vehicles is how pedestrians struggle to hear an oncoming, naturally-silent electric car in the streets. Following my recent first drive of the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace in Portugal, I think Europe already has this figured out.
After cryptically saying in an email over the weekend that Tesla had been sabotaged by a recently-fired employee, the automaker sued a former technician on Tuesday, alleging he stole reams of confidential data and made false claims to news outlets.
The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is quite an achievement. While the entire automotive industry is scrambling to get electric vehicles out by the end of the decade, Jaguar will begin delivering its new EV crossover before the end of this summer with the performance, style and range to challenge Tesla and everyone else.
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Electric car startup Byton made a big splash at this year’s CES Conference, introducing an SUV concept with a whopper of a center dash screen. Now, it has a half-billion dollars more in funding to get off the ground, along with a new concept, a fully-autonomous, all-electric sedan called the K-Byte. It looks sharp.
Are you piping hot mad? Fiat Chrylser’s departing chief Sergio Marchionne said last summer that Maserati would lead the automaker’s way into the electric vehicle future, surely pissing off traditionalist fans of the brand. Now we have an idea of what that might look like: 0-60 sprint in under 2 seconds, and a top…
Norway’s adoption of electric vehicles is miles ahead of any other country. As of right now, electric vehicles overtook combustion engines in the market, with 52% of cars sold being EVs. Now, it’s looking like that might have a pretty big impact on the oil industry.