Tesla

26th August 2019

Weekly Brief: US-China Trade War Means Expensive American Cars

The escalating trade war between the United States and China put automakers on edge last week and posed a threat to some key technologies that are fueling the connected...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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9th August 2019

Tesla Sued Over OTA Range Cut Claims

Tesla could be taken to court over an owner’s claims that it deliberately lowered the range of older vehicles to avoid a fix of allegedly defective batteries. Reuters reported...

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1st August 2019

US Fleets Warned Lives At Risk From Connected Cars Hack

Fleet managers are being warned of potentially fatal cyber-security risks of 2020 connected car models that could expose an entire fleet to a malicious hack. The warning was published...

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17th June 2019

Weekly Brief: Audi e-tron Hit by Battery Risk Recall

Audi’s launch of its first electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron SUV, took a turn for the worse last week when the carmaker issued an emergency recall of 1,644 models....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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13th June 2019

What the Autonomous Industry Should Learn from Boeing

Boeing’s 737 Max disasters should be a wake-up call for the automotive industry. As we move through advanced driver safety to autonomous systems, there are troubling analogies with commercial...

By Susan Kuchinskas

28th May 2019

Weekly Brief: Robo-Trucks Are Where Self-Driving Revolution Begins

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night might stay the couriers of the United States Postal Service but self-driving trucks may soon. Last week the USPS...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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20th May 2019

Weekly Brief: Tesla Just One Automaker Struggling to be Credible

Timing can be a real punk. A week after Elon Musk regaled the world with bold promises of a self-driving future that included hundreds of thousands of self-driving Teslas...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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17th May 2019

Tesla’s Autopilot Fatally Doesn’t See Another Truck

A Tesla Model 3 was on Autopilot when involved in a fatal crash that is almost a carbon copy of the system’s first fatality three years ago. The US...

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9th May 2019

Polestar Chooses UK’s Auto Heartlands For R&D Push

The UK’s automotive heartlands have been selected as the base for a new research and development center for Volvo’s premium EV brand, Polestar. The center has been opened in...

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8th May 2019

VW’s First ID Model Uses Tesla-Style Pre-Ordering

Volkswagen is taking a leaf out of the Tesla sales manual by launching a pre-booking system in Europe for its first all-electric ID model, the ID.3. In a statement,...

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6th May 2019

Weekly Brief: Musk Claims Finger On Button Of ‘Driverless Catastrophe’

Last week produced a dismal earnings report from Tesla. The carmaker lost $702M in the first quarter of 2019. Investors had expected a first quarter loss but nothing so...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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2nd May 2019

Drive Towards EV Trucks and Vans

Electric vehicles in fleets are peculiar beasts. Considerations of time and money become critical. Forget range anxiety: fleet operators must exactly understand the trade-offs and how a switch to...

By Susan Kuchinskas

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