27th January 2023

Insurers Scrapping Crashed BEVs Citing Cost of Repairs

The huge cost of repairing BEVs involved in collisions has been recognized not only by insurance companies but even by Tesla’s chief Elon Musk. Reuters reports that insurers are...


23rd January 2023

Weekly Brief: Tesla Troubles Off-Set By Profit Margins

For a man who subscribes to the Trumpian notion that any attention is good attention, few will see a positive spin on last week for Elon Musk. First, news...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


18th January 2023

Tesla’s Autonomous Driving Capabilities ‘Staged’, Engineer Says

An autonomous driving senior engineer at Tesla has said its video promoting self-driving capabilities of the Autopilot system had been staged by the automaker. Reuters reports that the video...


17th January 2023

Weekly Brief: Europe New Hub for Rare Earth but Not Yet

Swedish mining company LKAB stumbled across a deposit of rare earth elements that could reshape the manufacturing of electric vehicles in Europe and the United States. LKAB discovered the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


10th January 2023

Mass Tesla Autopilot Recall Ramps Up

Prospects of a widespread recall of Tesla cars over issues with its Autopilot automated drive system have increased as regulators say investigations are proceeding “really fast”. Reuters reports that...


3rd January 2023

Tesla Fined for Exaggerated Winter Range Claims

Tesla has been fined $2.2M by South Korean regulators for exaggerating the range of its electric vehicles during winter. Reuters reports that the nation’s antitrust regulator said it would...


2nd January 2023

Weekly Brief: Exciting Year Ahead for EV and AV Technologies

New Year’s resolutions rarely last more than a week or two. New Year’s predictions are equally unreliable. Give it a few months and what seemed certain at the outset...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


29th December 2022

California Bans Tesla Full Self-Driving Marketing

California has responded to growing concerns over Tesla’s automated driving claims by banning the use of “Full Self-Driving” in all its advertising and marketing material. Safety experts have long...


23rd December 2022

Tesla Faces Two More Probes into Possible Autopilot Failure

The US safety regulator is adding two more accidents to its growing list of collisions by Tesla vehicles fitted with the automaker’s automated driving system, Autopilot. Reuters reports that...


14th December 2022

Trucking Facing Bumpy Road to Alternative Fuel Power

In a world where EV passenger cars are increasingly common, we still aren’t seeing many heavy trucks powered by anything but good old-fashioned diesel. This leaves an impression that...

By Eric Volkman

13th December 2022

Tesla Looks Like Wobbling on Camera-Only AV Tech

Tesla may be finally admitting its camera-only approach to its automated driving system may not be up to the job as it makes an application to reinstall radar sensors...


7th December 2022

Letting Go of Steering

China’s search engine giant Baidu has unveiled an autonomous vehicle with a detachable steering wheel, with a view of using the new car as a robo-taxi service in China...

By Graham Jarvis