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Tesla Issues 19th Vehicle Recall So Far This Year

Yahoo Finance reports: There are more headaches for Tesla as the automaker revealed it is recalling 321,000 vehicles due to a safety issue. In a filing posted over the weekend on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, the automaker said some Tesla Model 3 sedans and Model Y SUVs had an issue that caused the tail lamps to “intermittently …

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New York To Copy CA On Electric Vehicles Mandate

Reuters reports: New York state plans to adopt California’s rules approved in August that would require all new vehicles sold in the state by 2035 to be either electric or plug-in electric hybrids, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Thursday. Hochul said in a statement that she has directed a state environmental agency to propose and finalize rules adopting California’s plan …

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Tesla Recalls 1.1M Cars Over Non-Reversing Windows

The Associated Press reports: Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the U.S. because the windows can pinch a person’s fingers when being rolled up. Tesla says in documents posted Thursday by U.S. safety regulators that the automatic window reversal system may not react correctly after detecting an obstruction. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that’s a violation …

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California To Ban Sales Of New Gasoline Cars By 2035

The New York Times reports: California is expected to put into effect on Thursday its sweeping plan to prohibit the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035, a groundbreaking move that could have major effects on the effort to fight climate change and accelerate a global transition toward electric vehicles. “This is huge,” said Margo Oge, an electric vehicles expert …

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Fox Host: Electric Cars Will Turn African Kids Into Slaves

Media Matters has the transcript: It’s too expensive, it’s too early, and it’s not going to work. As far as this guilt trip, you know, when you drill for oil, you typically put a hole in the ground, you go down and you crack a few rocks. With the fracking, you go a little deeper, maybe, for oil. To make …

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Texas To Use Federal Infrastructure Funds To Create Statewide Network Of Electric Car Charging Stations

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas is planning to add enough electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state to support 1 million electric vehicles with dozens of new stations to allow for easier long-distance travel. The plan is to have charging stations every 50 miles along most non-business interstate routes. The chargers will be high-powered at 150kW, able to bring most …

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Tesla Recalls 475,000 Cars Due To “Risk Of Crash”

CNN Business reports: Over 475,000 Tesla cars have been recalled due to technical defects that may increase the risk of accidents. Two separate recalls are in place, one regarding the rear-view camera in the Tesla Model 3 and the other involves the frunk, or front trunk, latches in the Model S. The large recall nearly equals Tesla’s total global deliveries …

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Tesla Disables Its Gaming While Driving Feature

Ars Technica reports: Tesla will issue a software update that will prevent games from being played on the infotainment display. The carmaker moved quickly to issue a software update that will roll out to the affected vehicles this week. “Following the opening of a preliminary evaluation of Tesla’s ‘Passenger Play,’ Tesla informed the agency that it is changing the functionality …

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Johnson: New Homes Must Have Electric Car Chargers

The Hill reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced that all new homes and buildings in England will be required to have electric car chargers installed beginning next year. The legislation, which Johnson announced at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference, will install up to 145,000 extra charging points throughout Europe every year, according to a …

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Huge Hertz Order Sends Tesla’s Value Near $1 Trillion

Reuters reports: Tesla Inc on Monday (Oct 25) neared US$1 trillion (S$1.35 trillion) in market capitalisation as the company founded by Elon Musk received its biggest-ever order – 100,000 electric rental cars for Hertz. Tesla shares were up 7.5% at US$978, hitting a new record high Monday, following the order. Shares were also buoyed by news of the company’s Model …

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VW Accidentally Posts New Name In US: “Voltswagen”

USA Today reports: Volkswagen’s American division appears poised to change its name to “Voltswagen,” switching the “k” to a “t” in a nod toward the automaker’s investment in electric vehicles. The German automaker’s announcement on the change appeared briefly on its media site Monday before it was removed, having apparently been released before it was ready for an official rollout. …

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Automaker: Jaguar Line Will Be Fully Electric By 2025

The Associated Press reports: Struggling luxury car brand Jaguar will be fully electric by 2025, the British company said Monday as it outlined a plan to phase out internal combustion engines. Jaguar Land Rover, which is owned by Indian conglomerate Tata Motors, hopes the move will help turn around the fortunes of the 86-year-old Jaguar brand, which for many epitomizes …

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GM Aims To Stop Making Gas Vehicles By 2040 [VIDEO]

The Detroit Free Press reports: General Motors “aspires” to have all of its global new light-duty vehicles, including full-size pickups and SUVs, be zero emission by 2035. It also targets 2040 for its global products and plants to be carbon neutral. GM made the announcements Thursday, stopping short of saying all of its vehicles will be zero emissions, which means …

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Uber Pledges To Only Use Electric Vehicles By 2030

The Verge reports: Uber announced Tuesday that “100 percent” of rides will take place in electric vehicles by 2030 in the US, Canada, and Europe, and by 2040 for the rest of the world. But rather than pay drivers directly to trade their gas-burning vehicles for electric ones, the company will impose an extra fee on trips completed in an …

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Tesla To Unveil Breakthrough “Million Mile” Battery

Reuters reports: Electric car maker Tesla plans to introduce a new low-cost, long-life battery in its Model 3 sedan in China later this year or early next that it expects will bring the cost of electric vehicles in line with gasoline models, and allow EV batteries to have second and third lives in the electric power grid. For months, Tesla …

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UPS Signs Deal For 10,000 Electric Delivery Trucks

Engadget reports: Delivery giant UPS has ordered 10,000 electric trucks from Arrival, a technology company based in the UK. Some of the vehicles will be trialed in London and Paris later this year, building on a similar experiment that was run by the two companies in 2018. The pair then hope to deploy the trucks across Europe and North America …

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Automaker Unveils Driverless Electric Group Taxi

TechCrunch reports: Cruise unveiled Tuesday evening a “production ready” driverless vehicle called Origin, the product of a multi-year collaboration with parent company GM and investor Honda that is designed for a ride-sharing service. The shuttle-like vehicle — branded with Cruise’s trademark orange and black colors — has no steering wheel or pedals and is designed to travel at highway speeds. …

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Bloomberg Plan: All New Cars Electric By Year 2035

From Bloomberg’s just-out transportation plan: Mike will electrify all new cars by 2035 and make sure electric vehicles are affordable and convenient for families of all income levels. ​Mike will reinstate the federal gas mileage and pollution standards for passenger cars and trucks, and put in place an aggressive schedule to put the U.S. on pace to make 100% of …

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New Year To Bring New State Taxes On Electric Cars

The Associated Press reports: The new year will bring new charges for some owners of electric vehicles, as an increasing number of states seek to plug in to fresh revenue sources to offset forgone gas taxes. In Hawaii, the charge will be $50. In Kansas, $100. In Alabama and Ohio, $200. For the first time, a majority of U.S. states …

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Tesla Claims 146,000 Preorders For Cybertruck (BUT)

The Washington Post reports: Tesla has received 146,000 preorders for its all-electric Cybertruck, chief executive Elon Musk said Saturday, two days after the futuristic vehicle’s grand reveal went viral when its supposedly unbreakable windows shattered onstage. With an angular design, a stainless steel “exoskeleton” and an overall look that some fans have called “post apocalyptic,” the Cybertruck stands out from …

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