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Tesla Model 3 brake controversy loses EV a key recommendation

Tesla Model 3 brake controversy loses EV a key recommendation

Tesla's Model 3 may be its most affordable car, but concerns over braking performance has seen the electric sedan miss getting the nod from Consumer Reports. Latest in a series of ongoing tensions between the testing company and the EV-maker, the decision comes as Tesla announced it was almost ready to open the order books on even more expensive versions of the electric car.

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Meet the real star of the Royal Wedding

Meet the real star of the Royal Wedding

Forget the Givenchy dress, groundbreaking sermon, and vast cake: the real star of the Royal Wedding this weekend had four wheels and an electric heart. While it may have looked like a classic E-Type, however, Meghan and Harry's getaway car was actually even rarer than that.

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Tesla releases some of its software to comply with open source rules

Tesla releases some of its software to comply with open source rules

Tesla makes some of the most popular electric vehicles out there and the systems in those cars rely on open source software for operating systems and features. Some of that open source software that is used in Tesla products has a license agreement that requires Tesla to at least offer the user access to the source code. Tesla hasn't been making that offer.

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Tesla Model 3 Performance and AWD specs, price, and Musk’s big boast

Tesla Model 3 Performance and AWD specs, price, and Musk’s big boast

Elon Musk has revealed the key specs and pricing of the Tesla Model 3 Performance version and the AWD Model 3, as well as throwing down the gauntlet to one of BMW's most popular track cars. The outspoken CEO got chatty about the specs of the two most eagerly-anticipated variants of the more affordable electric car on Twitter late on Saturday, as the automaker put the final touches on the configurator.

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UEone EV charger hides in the road when not needed

UEone EV charger hides in the road when not needed

The thing with EV chargers is that they aren’t exactly attractive devices and are typically only installed in a few parking spots. They can foul up the beauty of a city or location where they are placed. A company called Urban Electric has a very cool EV charger that pops up when needed and hides away when not called the UEone.

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Smarter Autopilot attention tracking reportedly vetoed by Tesla execs [Updated]

Smarter Autopilot attention tracking reportedly vetoed by Tesla execs [Updated]

Tesla engineers considered adding a driver attentiveness system to Autopilot to ensure users weren't leaving their electric car to its own devices, but Elon Musk and other executives overruled the suggestion, according to a new report. The leak is likely to bring Autopilot safety back into the spotlight, amid long-standing suggestions that some Tesla owners over-estimate - intentionally or otherwise - just how capable the semiautonomous system actually is.

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BMW wireless EV charging is coming

BMW wireless EV charging is coming

One of the technologies that many are waiting for that has the potential to make owning an EV much more convenient is wireless charging. As it stands now, EV owners must use cords to charge the vehicles. BMW has wireless charging tech that is said to be available soon. How soon? How about July 2018.

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Tesla Model 3 AWD and Performance orders open next week

Tesla Model 3 AWD and Performance orders open next week

Tesla plans to open the order books for two of its most-anticipated Model 3 options next week, with AWD and the Performance package finally going on sale. Production of the Model 3 began in mid-2017, but so far Tesla has been focusing on a single drivetrain configuration.

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T-Rex EV images and details announced

T-Rex EV images and details announced

About a month ago we talked for the first time about the T-Rex EV three-wheeler. At the time little detail and no images of the actual vehicle were available. Campagna Motors, the maker of the T-Rex, has now offered up official details and images of the vehicle.

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2019 Mercedes EQC electric SUV details spilled

2019 Mercedes EQC electric SUV details spilled

Mercedes has stepped up to the plate and offered up some details on its coming electric SUV called the EQC. This is the first all-electric model from Mercedes-Benz and tech brand EQ. Mercedes says that between January and March the new EV completed winter testing in northern Sweden.

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UPS modular electric delivery trucks will deploy in London and Paris

UPS modular electric delivery trucks will deploy in London and Paris

UPS and Arrival, a UK-based company, have teamed up to launch 35 modular electric delivery vehicles. As with other electric vehicles, these modular delivery trucks will have zero emissions; Arrival says they'll also feature "advanced safety" and a 150-mile battery range. UPS plans to use the vehicles as a trial in London and Paris.

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Elon Musk goofed, but the Tesla CEO is unlikely to change

Elon Musk goofed, but the Tesla CEO is unlikely to change

Elon Musk has admitted it was "foolish" to ignore analyst questions on Tesla's financial results call this week, though insists he had good reason to shut down the "boneheaded" comments. The outspoken CEO managed to overshadow Tesla's financial results this week, when he berated analysts for asking uninteresting questions during the Q&A session.

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