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Tesla pulled the latest FSD Beta from owners’ cars today

Tesla pulled the latest FSD Beta from owners’ cars today

Tesla OTA updates give, and Tesla OTA updates take away, with the electric car company unexpectedly rolling back the latest FSD Beta having already pushed it to owners' cars. Elon Musk confirmed the downgrade, highlighting the reality of beta software and arguing that this only underscores the need for public betas.

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Electric vehicle sales soar in the EU during Q3

Electric vehicle sales soar in the EU during Q3

The most strict mandates for transitioning from traditional gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles to electric vehicles are in Europe. In many parts of Europe, there is a mandate to eliminate all new combustion vehicle sales, and sales of electric vehicles are expected to climb significantly. However, a surprising metric has come out of Europe concerning auto sales during the third quarter of 2021.

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Tesla cranks up starting prices for its popular EVs again

Tesla cranks up starting prices for its popular EVs again

Bad news for anyone who's been saving up to buy themselves a brand-new Tesla electric vehicle has surfaced. Tesla's website was updated late Friday night to reflect significant price increases for multiple vehicles. The price increases range from an additional $2000 on the MSRP for the Model Y Long Range and the Model 3 Standard Range+ to $5000 on higher-end models.

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Lucid CEO believes autonomous taxi fleets are a decade away

Lucid CEO believes autonomous taxi fleets are a decade away

The idea of an autonomous taxi is something many automakers and autonomous technology researchers are working towards. In many large urban areas, a primary mode of transportation for citizens are taxis and public transport. The huge number of taxis in some areas creates significant amounts of traffic and accidents as humans aren't as focused and don't pay attention as well as autonomous vehicle hardware.

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Apple Car hits another snag, this time with batteries

Apple Car hits another snag, this time with batteries

The Apple Car project has been on-again, off-again for the last several years. Most people who followed the project when it was first revealed thought the project was dead. However, a rumor surfaced that Apple is moving forward with the project and that it was in talks with battery manufacturers.

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Investigation rules driver was behind the wheel in fatal Texas Tesla crash

Investigation rules driver was behind the wheel in fatal Texas Tesla crash

In April of this year, a fatal accident that killed two men involving a Tesla EV made the news. One reason it made the news was because there was a question of whether or not the driver was actually behind the wheel of the car at the time of the accident. Some early responders to the accident scene had said that with where the driver's body was found, there was no way he was behind the wheel at the time.

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Polestar 2 owners just got a sweet free charging perk

Polestar 2 owners just got a sweet free charging perk

Polestar 2 owners in the US are getting two years of free DC fast charging, the automaker has revealed today, an unexpected perk that could help settle concerns about longer-distance road trips in EVs. It'll mean free access to Electrify America charging stations, albeit with some caveats, to take advantage of the Polestar 2's up to 155W charging rate support.

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Boring Company to expand tunnel system in Las Vegas

Boring Company to expand tunnel system  in Las Vegas

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is a busy man, and in addition to running those two companies, he also is at the head of a company called the Boring Company. The Boring Company builds tunnels underground to help to alleviate traffic in heavily congested city areas. All the tunnels are similar to subway track systems; these tunnels are meant to allow electric vehicles to commute underground bypassing traffic.

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Daymak Spiritus electric three-wheeler prototype is complete

Daymak Spiritus electric three-wheeler prototype is complete

A company called Daymak from Canada kicked off a crowdfunding campaign in March of this year to build the Spiritus electric three-wheel vehicle. The company's proposal proved appealing to many, with 25,000 preorders on the books. The company has completed its first prototype Spiritus.

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Tesla Q3 2021 sees Elon Musk swerve the auto industry struggles

Tesla Q3 2021 sees Elon Musk swerve the auto industry struggles

Tesla's Q3 2021 turned out to be better than anyone might have predicted, with the EV-maker bucking auto industry struggles and recording a record quarter despite plenty of reasons why that shouldn't have been the case. Amid rivals complaining of semiconductor shortages, temporarily halted production lines, and other woes, Tesla actually delivered its best-ever operating profit and gross profit.

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Range Assistant app lets Volvo EV owners optimize their driving range

Range Assistant app lets Volvo EV owners optimize their driving range

Volvo has announced that drivers of the company's fully electric XC40 Recharge will soon be able to optimize the driving range for the electric vehicle using the Volvo Range Assistant app. The in-car app launches as part of the latest OTA software update for Volvo vehicles with infotainment systems powered by the Android Automotive OS.

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Toyota reveals multi-billion battery plans after dropping the EV ball

Toyota reveals multi-billion battery plans after dropping the EV ball

Toyota plans to pump $3.4 billion into high-tech batteries for electric vehicles in the US, with the automaker revealing aggressive plans for next-gen cells through 2030. The investment will see a new automotive battery plant constructed, Toyota says, as it pushes back against suggestions that it allowed its electrification lead over competitors to wane.

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