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  • Volkswagen will add 1,000 jobs at Tennessee plant (making electric cars)

    01/15/2019 11:54:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | January 14, 2019 | Chris Isidore
    Volkswagen is investing $800 million in its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a move that will add 1,000 jobs to the factory, the company announced Monday. It plans to build electric cars there. Volkswagen's investment in Tennessee comes weeks after General Motors announced plans to close three North American plants and shift its production focus away from sedans, to free up money to develop to electric and self-driving vehicles. The move also comes amid talks between Volkswagen and Ford about pooling resources to make the next generation of vehicles. The new Tennessee jobs and production should begin in 2022, according to the company's statement. "The US...
  • Ford debuts 700-horsepower ‘street-legal’ Mustang Shelby GT500

    01/14/2019 7:23:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 14, 2019 | Robert Ferris
    Ford’s new Mustang GT Shelby 500 is a 700-horsepower monster Ford says is the quickest street-legal Mustang in history. The latest iteration of Ford’s Shelby GT variant of the iconic Mustang pony car inherits the name of racer and engineer Carroll Shelby, who worked with Ford to design the first GT500 in 1967 — a car that now is considered a legend among American muscle cars. The new version, which debuted at the Detroit auto show on Monday, goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in the “mid-3 second” range, Ford said. It borrows technology from Ford’s GT super...
  • Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle [EV pickup, SUV, made in Illinoiis]

    01/11/2019 1:54:09 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 10, 2019 | Fully Charged
    Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle | Fully Charged
  • Parents of Florida Teen Killed in Tesla Crash Sue the Company, Alleging Battery Is Defective...

    01/08/2019 6:51:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    KTLA ^ | 01/08/2019
    The parents of a Florida teenager killed when a Telsa sedan crashed and caught fire last year are suing the electric car company alleging that the battery pack on its electric Model S is defective and can erupt into intense fires. Edgar Monserratt and Esperanza Martinez de Monserratt allege in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Broward County Circuit Court that the car’s battery was inadequately protected, making the whole vehicle defective. Their son, Edgar Monserratt Martinez, 18, was a front-seat passenger in the May 8, 2018 crash in Fort Lauderdale that also killed the driver, Barrett Riley, also 18. Another...
  • Controllable fast, tiny magnetic bits

    01/04/2019 7:06:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Phys.org ^ | January 4, 2019 by | Denis Paiste, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    [A] bit of heat production from resistance is a desirable characteristic in metallic thin films for spintronic applications such as solid-state computer memory. Similarly, while defects are often undesirable in materials science, they can be used to control creation of magnetic quasi-particles known as skyrmions. In separate papers published this month in the journals Nature Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, researchers in the group of MIT Professor Geoffrey S.D. Beach and colleagues in California, Germany, Switzerland, and Korea, showed that they can generate stable and fast moving skyrmions in specially formulated layered materials at room temperature, setting world records for size...
  • Pickup drivers block Tesla chargers in widening trend

    01/02/2019 3:09:13 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 112 replies
    E&E News ^ | 01/02/2019 | Maxine Joselow
    Forget "rolling coal." A new trend called "ICE-ing," in which pickup truck owners purposefully block electric vehicle charging stations, appears to be gaining ground around the country. The practice, whose name is derived from "internal combustion engine," was observed over the holidays at a Sheetz gas station in Hickory, N.C. Reddit user Leicina shared a photo on Dec. 23, 2018, of three large pickups blocking access to Tesla Inc. charging stations. The drivers apparently chanted "----Tesla." "I've never had a supercharging experience like this one," wrote Leicina, who owns a Tesla Model 3. "These trucks blocked all the chargers, chanted...
  • Woman tries putting gas in a Tesla [YouTube video)

    12/26/2018 1:39:21 PM PST · by ETL · 29 replies
    I made the following 5 Gifs from the linked video. Audio consists mostly of the video taker (in the guy behind her) laughing.As of today, Dec 26, 2018, 1,881,565 views, 51,000+ Likes
  • Tesla: The 60 Minutes Scare

    12/10/2018 4:05:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | Dec. 10, 2018 2:30 PM ET | Bill Maurer
    Summary The 60 Minutes interview exposes some major red flags. Elon Musk has no regards for authority or consumers. Autopilot liability may be substantial moving forward. On Sunday night, CBS show 60 Minutes aired a long interview with Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk. The piece covered a lot of topics, from the Model 3's part in the company's near death, to the autopilot feature many consumers want to rely on. In the end, I encourage everyone to watch this interview, because there are several major red flags that need to be discussed. First of all, Elon Musk came right out...
  • Trump Says China to Cut Tariffs on US-Made Cars in Potential Lift for Tesla, BMW

    12/03/2018 4:40:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 3, 2018 Updated: December 3, 2018 | al Reuters
    WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI—U.S. President Donald Trump said on Dec. 3, that China had agreed to cut import tariffs on American-made cars, a potential boon for automakers including Tesla Inc and BMW who manufacture in the United States for export to China. Trump, fresh from agreeing on a 90-day cease-fire in his trade war with China at the meeting of the G20, said on Twitter that “China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the U.S. Currently the tariff is 40%.” The move, if realized, would bolster U.S. car manufacturers who were hit hard when China ramped...
  • Electrek's Editor Scoring $250,000 Tesla Roadsters for Free by Gaming Referral Program

    10/04/2018 5:35:52 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    The drive ^ | 4 Oct 2018 | Kyle Cheromcha
    Tesla's clubby referral program has long rewarded enthusiastic owners for bringing their friends, family, and complete strangers into the electric car fold. The new buyer gets a nice little perk, the missionary climbs a lucrative pyramid of gifts, and everyone wins. Especially people like Electrek's Editor-in-Chief Fred Lambert, who's converted 69 people into battery believers and earned himself a free $250,000 next-generation Tesla Roadster.
  • Tesla shares surge over 15 percent after SEC settlement

    10/01/2018 3:12:41 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01 October 2018 | Arjun Kharpal
    Tesla shares were up over 15 percent in pre-market trade on Monday after Chief Executive Elon Musk settled charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • Tesla’s Elon Musk settles with SEC, paying $20 million fine and resigning as board chairman

    09/29/2018 10:50:42 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 29 September 2018 | Renae Merle
    The SEC sued Musk on Thursday for allegedly lying to investors when he tweeted last month that he had “funding secured” to take Tesla private....Tesla will separately pay another $20 million....Musk and Tesla were not required to admit to any wrongdoing as part of the settlement.
  • Idle hands in China workshops: foreign carmakers struggle with zombie plants

    12/26/2018 9:08:53 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    WSJ via EFE ^ | Christmas Day, December 25, 2018 | unattributed
    A downturn in China's car market has wrong-footed some of the world's biggest automakers, saddling them with factories they no longer need and that are costly to retool, according to a report from the Dow Jones Newswires supplied to EFE on Tuesday. Ford Motor, Peugeot and Hyundai Motor especially mistimed recent expansions, opening new plants just as the seemingly unstoppable growth of China's auto market went into reverse.
  • How America Broke OPEC

    12/15/2018 10:35:09 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    WSJ ^ | 15 Dec 2018 | The Editorial Board
    Many U.S. producers say they can turn a profit at $50 a barrel and even as low as $30 in the Permian’s most productive regions. Yet most OPEC members need prices ranging between $70 and $90 per barrel to balance their budgets. The cartel scaled back output in 2016, but shale producers roared back as prices recovered. *** Barack Obama, hilariously, is now claiming credit for the shale boom. “You know that whole suddenly America’s like the biggest oil producer . . . that was me, people,” he said last month at Rice University. But drilling leases on federal land...
  • Saudi Arabia Calls The End Of Russia’s Oil Prowess

    10/16/2018 3:53:30 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 7 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-16-2018 | Julianne
    Saudi Arabia has not only called the end of Russia’s prominence as a global oil behemoth, but anticipates that Russia’s oil exports “will have declined heavily if not disappeared” within the next 19 years, Mohammed bin Salman said in a recent interview with Bloomberg. When asked whether Russia and Saudi Arabia had made a backroom deal to increase oil production, MbS was more tight-lipped, saying only that Saudi Arabia was “ready to supply any demand and any disappearing from Iran.” With Russia out of the game, Saudi Arabia would have plenty of oil demand to service, according to MbS. MbS...
  • Mississippi imposes new tax on hybrid, electric vehicles

    12/11/2018 8:20:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.wlox.com ^ | October 10, 2018 at 6:00 PM CDT - Updated October 10 at 7:25 PM | By David Kenney
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Owners of hybrid and electric vehicles in Mississippi received a notice from the state Department of Revenue informing them of the new annual tax on their vehicles. The new tax, which took effect on October 1, will tax $75 for hybrid vehicles and $150 for total electric vehicles annually. The tax is in addition to regular tag fees and must be paid at vehicle registration or renewal. Cathy Waterbury, The associate commissioner of the Department of Revenue and she said the revenue attained from the tax will go towards the state’s highway fund, infrastructure and the...
  • Tesla Model 3 In Europe Will Come With A CCS Charging Port [EU standard]

    12/09/2018 12:38:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    CleanTechnica ^ | November 14th, 2018 | Steve Hanley
    On November 14, Tesla officially unveiled its Model 3 sedan in Europe and began inviting customers on the Old Continent to place their orders for the most affordable vehicle in the company's lineup of all electric cars... left-hand-drive versions of the Model 3 are expected to be available in Europe in the first half of 2019 with right-hand-drive versions coming available in the second half of next year. That's good news, but what is really exciting for many living there is that those European-spec Model 3s will come equipped with a CCS charging port, giving Model 3 drivers many more...
  • Jaguar I-Pace, off road and on track | Fully Charged

    12/08/2018 7:37:41 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 6, 2018 | Fully Charged
    Jaguar I-Pace, off road and on track | Fully Charged
  • [snip] Tesla founder 'would be interested' in taking over General Motors' idled factories

    12/07/2018 5:48:24 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    daily mail ^ | Dec. 7, 2018 | ANNIE PALMER
    Full Title: Could Elon Musk save the jobs of GM workers? Tesla founder 'would be interested' in taking over General Motors' idled factories Elon Musk is eyeing General Motors' once-occupied plants. The billionaire tech mogul said it's 'possible that [Tesla] would be open' to taking over automakers' old plants, such as the five factories closed by GM last month. The comments came during Musk's wide-ranging interview with CBS' '60 Minutes.' GM CEO Mary Barra announced in November that the car manufacturer would close five factories in North America and lay off some 14,700 workers as a result. Musk indicated that...
  • DUI suspect caught sleeping in Tesla traveling 70 mph, CHP says

    12/03/2018 7:52:16 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4:02 PM, DECEMBER 3, 2018 | BOB PONTING
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Two California Highway Patrol Officers came up with a technique on the spot to stop a speeding Tesla Model S with an allegedly drunken driver asleep behind the wheel on the 101 Freeway in Redwood City on Friday, authorities said. The encounter took place just before 4:30 a.m. on the southbound freeway near Whipple Avenue, the CHP said in a written statement. The officers saw the car traveling at about 70 mph and realized the driver appeared to be unconscious, officials said. The driver showed no response when the officers activated their emergency lights and sirens...