Tesla bumps up prices on Model 3 and Model Y in overnight update

If you thought Tesla was done raising the prices of their vehicles, you would be mistaken. In an overnight website update implemented between October 5 and October 6, Tesla upped the prices on the Model 3 and Model Y. As things currently stand, demand for Tesla’s electric vehicles significantly exceeds supply. With Tesla suffering from …

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GM unveils Ultra Cruise hands-free driving system, launch planned for 2023

Today, General Motors pulled back the curtains on Ultra Cruise, its next-generation hands-free driver assist technology. This comes but days after the company secured new permits for their autonomous ridesharing project, Cruise. Read more: Best electric cars – a buyer’s guide Let’s talk about what Ultra Cruise actually is. Cruisin’ on down main street To understand …

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GM building next-gen battery research facility in Michigan

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General Motors is building a huge battery lab on their Global Technical Center campus in Warren, Michigan. According to GM’s press release earlier today, this new facility “will play a pivotal role in advancing GM’s vision of an all-electric future and help pave the way to widespread adoption of EVs.” This news comes a week …

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Tesla must pay ex-contract worker $137 million due to racism, hostile environment

  Tesla is finding out just how costly a hostile work environment can be. After failing to mitigate acts of racial inequality and discrimination at their factory in Fremont, CA between June 2015 and May 2016, the automaker now owes former contract worker Owen Diaz $130 million in punitive damages and $6.9 million for emotional …

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Tesla posts new quarterly production and delivery records in Q3 2021

Tesla has released its vehicle delivery and production report for Q3 2021 and the results are record-setting.  According to the report, in their third quarter, the world’s most valuable automaker “produced approximately 238,000 vehicles and delivered over 240,000 vehicles.” They cite global supply chain and logistics challenges as obstacles that led to a number of …

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What is MPGe?

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When you’re shopping around for a new hybrid or electric car, you’ll likely come across the acronym “MPGe”. An abbreviation for “miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent”, MPGe is an energy efficiency metric introduced in 2010 by the Environmental Protection Agency to compare the amount of energy consumed by vehicles powered by alternative fuel to gas-powered …

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How do lithium-ion batteries work?

The lithium-ion batteries found in EVs, smartphones, headphones, and many other gadgets use a reversible chemical reaction to circulate electrons and generate electrical energy. Lithium-ion batteries are present in most of your high-tech rechargeable devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, speakers, headphones, etc. They play a central role in the modern mobile culture as they …

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