How Green Is That Electric Car? And When It Hits 100 M.P.H.?

The Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan give environmentally conscious speedsters an outlet for their desires.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #porsche-ag, #tesla-motors-inc

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Tesla Third-Quarter Auto Sales Surge

Tesla reported record deliveries in the third quarter as growing interest in electric vehicles and other cars boosted sales across the industry.

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Elon Musk Wants to Hack Your Brain

In a conversation with Kara Swisher, the billionaire entrepreneur talks space-faring civilization, battery-powered everything and computer chips in your skull.

#batteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #musk-elon, #tesla-motors-inc

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What to Know About Your Used Car

Sales of previously owned vehicles are booming, but many new owners may not realize what they’re in for in terms of upkeep.

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California Plans to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 15 Years

The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.

#automobiles, #california, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #newsom-gavin, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Elon Musk Promises to Make a $25,000 Tesla (in 3 Years)

Tesla said it was working on advances that would lower the cost of batteries and increase their capacity to store energy.

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The Age of Electric Cars Is Dawning Ahead of Schedule

Battery prices are dropping faster than expected. Analysts are moving up projections of when an electric vehicle won’t need government incentives to be cheaper than a gasoline model.

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Endurance Racing With Cars That Belong in a Demolition Derby

Autos worth $500 or less have competed for 15 years in a circuslike race called 24 Hours of Lemons. Now electric vehicles have been invited, with no limit on spending.

#24-hours-of-lemons, #automobile-racing, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #lamm-jay

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Electric Vehicle Makers Find a Back Door to Wall Street

Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, are helping them and other fledgling companies raise money and gain coveted stock listings.

#ackman-william-a, #automobiles, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #initial-public-offerings, #lordstown-ohio, #lordstown-motors, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc, #trucks-and-trucking

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‘Motorcycle of Tomorrow’ Is Heavy on Flair and Light on the Environment

Pineapple “leather,” flax seed instead of plastic: Tarform, based in Brooklyn, aims to set a standard with its retro-futuristic cafe racer.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #kravtchouk-taras, #luxury-goods-and-services, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #start-ups, #tarform-inc

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The Teenage Tinkerer Behind an E-Bike Revolution

Mike Radenbaugh dreamed up Rad Power Bikes over a decade ago in his family’s garage and now sets the pace for affordable battery-propelled bicycles.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #rad-power-bikes-llc, #radenbaugh-michael

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Tesla Turns a Profit in a Pandemic-Squeezed Quarter

The result was achieved “despite tremendous difficulties,” said the chief executive, Elon Musk, including a plant shutdown and lower sales.

#company-reports, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #executive-compensation, #musk-elon, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc

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In Electric Car Market, It’s Tesla and a Jumbled Field of Also-Rans

Most traditional carmakers are struggling to produce and market electric vehicles even as Tesla sells hundreds of thousands of its luxury models.

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Sunrun to Acquire Vivint in Shake-Up of Home Solar Market

Sunrun is acquiring Vivint in an all-stock deal, valued at $3.2 billion, leaving Tesla further behind as a provider of residential solar panels and batteries.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #solar-energy, #sunrun-inc, #tesla-motors-inc, #vivint-solar-holdings-inc

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Tesla Shines During the Pandemic as Other Automakers Struggle

The electric carmaker’s deliveries fell as people around the world were forced to stay home by government orders and fears over the coronavirus pandemic. But the decline was far smaller than for other automakers.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fremont-calif, #musk-elon, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc

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California Set to Require Zero-Emissions Trucks

The new rule, expected Thursday, would mean more than half of trucks sold in the state must be zero-emissions by 2035, and all of them by 2045.

#air-pollution, #buses, #california, #california-air-resources-board, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #los-angeles-calif, #nichols-mary-d, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #san-bernardino-calif, #states-us, #transit-systems, #trucks-and-trucking

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Segway to End Production of Its Original Personal Transporter

Segway Inc. said it would stop making the two-wheeled Segway PT, once hailed as a revolutionary device that would change the way people get around.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #kamen-dean, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #segway-inc

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Renault and Nissan Unveil Plan to Patch Tattered Alliance

The carmakers say they will share development costs more efficiently as they try to survive the worst industry downturn in decades.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ghosn-carlos, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #nissan-motor-co, #renault-sa, #senard-jean-dominique

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Elon Musk’s Latest Gambit

The Tesla chief executive is putting the safety of employees on the line.

#alameda-county-calif, #automobiles, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fremont-calif, #musk-elon, #quarantines, #tesla-motors-inc

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How Elon Musk Won the Fight to Reopen His Tesla Factory

The entrepreneur wants his businesses up and running now. Good luck trying to stop him.

#alameda-county-calif, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #musk-elon, #quarantines, #tesla-motors-inc

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Coronavirus Wrecked Tesla’s Momentum and Elon Musk Is Furious

Mr. Musk opened his California factory this week in defiance of local orders. He has also criticized the response to the pandemic as “dumb” and “fascist.”

#alameda-county-calif, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fremont-calif, #high-net-worth-individuals, #local-government, #musk-elon, #newsom-gavin, #shutdowns-institutional, #tesla-motors-inc

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The Pandemic Will Permanently Change the Auto Industry

Plunging sales could force factories to close and lead to takeovers and mergers, but also bolster sales of electric cars.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foreign-investments, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions

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Solo Electric Car Set to Hit U.S. Market

From the front, the Solo looks like a car, with hood, grille and headlights. Take a peek from behind, however, and it tapers down to just one wheel.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electra-meccanica, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #rivera-paul, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Elon Musk Lashes Out at Officials Keeping Tesla Plant Closed Over Virus

He says he’ll move the headquarters of his electric car company out of California to Texas or Nevada.

#alameda-county-calif, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #nevada, #relocation-of-business, #shanghai-china, #shutdowns-institutional, #tesla-motors-inc, #texas

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Electric Trucks Will Be True Signal of Electric Vehicle Era

Electric Hummers and Cybertrucks, as well as the next generation of S.U.V.s, will signal the arrival of the E.V. era in America if they start to sell in big numbers.

#batteries, #chevrolet-division-of-general-motors-corp, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #general-motors, #hummer-division-of-general-motors-corp, #rivian-automotive-llc, #scaringe-r-j, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #tesla-motors-inc

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Specialty Shops Turn Classic Cars Into Electric Head-Turners

A growing array of specialty shops are turning classics into silent brutes with tire-burning torque and vintage style.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-efficiency, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Electric Cars and the Lack of Charging in Cities

For city dwellers who would love an E.V., the biggest hurdle might be keeping it juiced up without a garage or other convenient charging stations.

#automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #chargepoint, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #electrify-america-llc, #united-states, #urban-areas

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The Soundtrack to an Electric Car

The film composer Hans Zimmer is creating a sonic signature for BMW’s forthcoming electric i4 sedan.

#automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #noise, #roads-and-traffic, #zimmer-hans

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