Engines

11th July 2018

Tesla’s Shanghai Plant Reportedly to Produce 500K Vehicles Per Year

Tesla is struggling to meet production targets at home, but that hasn't stopped Elon Musk and his company from setting much higher goals for a proposed Chinese plant.

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3rd July 2018

Tesla Finally Passes Model 3 Production Goal

With a nail-biting finish, Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk produced more than 5,000 Model 3 sedans by the end of June to meet a crucial company goal.

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21st June 2018

Daimler Turning Fossil Fuel Relic Into Battery Storage Center

Daimler has announced an ambitious plan to turn a coal-fired power plant into a battery storage and recharging center that can supply additional energy to the power grid.

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30th May 2018

BMW GroundPad Makes Wireless Vehicle Charging Possible

Smartphones, toothbrushes, now your car – BMW ramps up production on the GroundPad wireless charging option for the company's 530e sedan.

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9th February 2018

Hyundai readying launch of Nexo fuel-cell vehicles

Hyundaiplans to launch its Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle in Korea in March, when it will begin taking orders for the replacement of the Tucson FCEV, WardsAuto has learned....

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8th January 2018

Ford drops diesel into F-150, finally

Ford’s best-selling pickup line-up kicks off 2018 with an all-new powertrain option in the form a first-ever-for-F-150 diesel engine. Debuting at the North American International Auto Show, the F-150...

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24th November 2017

The Big Story: For EV batteries, future is now

What’s up next for electric-vehicle batteries? More of the same and that means it’s far from over for lithium-ion. Although there’s much hype around lower-cost, longer-range batteries to come,...

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24th April 2017

Weekly Brief: Toyota beats Tesla to the punch with zero-emissions big rig

Elon Musk asked us to wait until September for a peek at the world’s first zero-emissions articulated truck. Toyota had different plans. Andrew Tolve reports Cars and trucks produce...

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7th April 2017

Smarter approach to EV battery requirements could lower costs

Battery suppliers continually are looking at ways to increase electric-vehicle range and lower costs by improving battery chemistry and manufacturing efficiency. Now they finally may be getting some help...

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2nd December 2016

NIO fast-forwarding the automotive user experience

The launch of a new hypercar is not normally of much interest to the IoT world, even one that uses electric motors to sprint from standstill to 125mph in...

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4th November 2016

Fossils could be key to future Li-ion EV batteries

“To improve the adoption of EVs, we need much better batteries,” says researcher Mihri Ozkan of the University of California-Riverside. “We believe diatomaceous earth, which is abundant and inexpensive,...

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27th June 2016

Weekly Brief: Smoke-and-mirrors act to turn Tesla into a green energy company

Imagine this: you go to buy a new electric vehicle (EV) and it comes with an optional solar panel for the roof of your home. That's the magical vision...

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