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5 things Elon Musk revealed in Tesla’s Q&A today

5 things Elon Musk revealed in Tesla’s Q&A today

Tesla just held its annual shareholder meeting, and it was an opportunity for Elon Musk to talk Model 3, new Superchargers, and Autopilot. As well as a fresh vote of confidence in the outspoken company founder and chief executive, the event saw some new details on some of Tesla's most hotly-anticipated hardware - both on wheels and otherwise.

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Tesla Tuner Tsportline unveils dead sexy Model X T Largo

Tesla Tuner Tsportline unveils dead sexy Model X T Largo

There are a few tuners out there that turn their hand to making the already attractive Tesla cars even more attractive. A company called Tsportline has unveiled its limited-edition Tesla Model X that it says is a world's first. The vehicle is called the T Largo and claims to be the companies most exclusive customization program.

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Alfa Romeo 8C and GTV rebooted as potent hybrids

Alfa Romeo 8C and GTV rebooted as potent hybrids

Alfa Romeo is planning two new high-end sports cars, taking on Porsche, BMW, and more with a pair of hybrids that bring back some storied nameplates. The two cars were previewed as part of FCA's Five Year Plan, with the goal being to have both new models on the market by 2022.

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This full-electric Maserati Alfieri aims to eat the Tesla Roadster’s lunch

This full-electric Maserati Alfieri aims to eat the Tesla Roadster’s lunch

Maserati plans to take on the upcoming Tesla Roadster with a pure battery-electric coupe and convertible, the Maserati Alfieri, capable of 0-62 mph in around 2 seconds. Unveiled as part of Fiat Chrysler Automobile's new five year plan, the new Alfieri will be a four model line-up offering both electric and gas powertrain options.

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FCA pegs reinvention on electrification: 10 new BEVs by 2022

FCA pegs reinvention on electrification: 10 new BEVs by 2022

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may have inked a deal on autonomous cars with Waymo, but it's looking to electrification and a Tesla Roadster-rivaling Maserati halo car to coax profit out of a predicted tough few years ahead. The automaker plans ten new fully battery-electric vehicles, six of which will be spread across its Fiat and Maserati brands, and four in its China joint venture, launching by 2022.

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Huge Fast Charge scheme to push urban EVs gets go-ahead

Huge Fast Charge scheme to push urban EVs gets go-ahead

California has given the green light to almost $768m of EV charging infrastructure investment, with electric companies set to dramatically increase the number of fast charging locations to encourage zero-emission vehicle adoption. The California Public Utilities Commission had been hearing proposals by the utility companies as to how the state could deliver on its huge, five million zero-emission vehicle target for 2030.

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Audi e-tron gets camera side mirrors (but there’s a catch)

Audi e-tron gets camera side mirrors (but there’s a catch)

Audi plans to do away with side mirrors on its upcoming Audi e-tron electric SUV, offering optional cameras to replace them, though US drivers will likely be out of luck. The new SUV EV is expected to go on sale later this year, and will use a number of high-tech features - some standard, some optional - to improve efficiency and make the most of the battery's charge.

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Tesla Model 3 brake update wows as test complaint fixed

Tesla Model 3 brake update wows as test complaint fixed

Tesla's software update for the Model 3, pushed out to address criticisms of the electric car's braking performance, seems to have done the trick. The most affordable car in Tesla's line-up met with unexpectedly negative feedback from Consumer Reports, which initially failed to recommend the Model 3 after voicing concerns about how well its brakes worked.

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2019 Hyundai Ioniq gains new infotainment and driver assist features

2019 Hyundai Ioniq gains new infotainment and driver assist features

Hyundai has announced that the 2019 Ioniq line of cars is getting some cool new features that drivers will appreciate. The new features include additional active safety technology, enhanced voice recognition features, and standard remote charging management for plug-in vehicles in the line. Speaking of the Ioniq line, the Ioniq family includes a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and pure EV.

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Nissan Leaf Open Top is an oddball convertible EV

Nissan Leaf Open Top is an oddball convertible EV

Electric cars needn't be earnest sedans or hatchbacks, a message Nissan appears to have taken to heart with its unusual convertible Leaf concept. Dubbed the Nissan Leaf Open Car, the principle is fairly straightforward: take the automaker's electric city runabout and lop off the top.

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San Francisco tackles electric scooter issue with permit process

San Francisco tackles electric scooter issue with permit process

San Francisco has announced a new permit process for electric scooters in the city, one that requires companies to temporarily remove their electric scooters until they have their permit. The permit availability was announced by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru, and SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin in a joint statement yesterday.

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Tesla’s Autopilot 2.0 lawsuit settlement is one step closer [Updated]

Tesla’s Autopilot 2.0 lawsuit settlement is one step closer [Updated]

A Tesla Autopilot class action suit is one step closer to settlement, with Model S and Model X owning plaintiffs agreeing to a cash payout having complained that the second-generation of the driver assistance technology had delays in its functionality being rolled out. The agreement, which is yet to be approved by the San Jose federal court judge overseeing the case, would see more than $5m being set aside for a settlement fund by Tesla.

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