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 …

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

GM building next-gen battery research facility in Michigan

GMC Hummer EV

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 …

Read moreGM building next-gen battery research facility in Michigan

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 …

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

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 …

Read moreTesla posts new quarterly production and delivery records in Q3 2021

How do solar panels work? An in-depth explanation anyone can follow

  You’ve seen them on rooftops. Maybe at road construction sites in the middle of nowhere. Sleek, shiny, usually black or blue, you may wonder: How do solar panels work? Fortunately, it isn’t rocket science. In fact, the physics behind solar is summed up in only four steps and two words: photovoltaic (PV) effect. In …

Read moreHow do solar panels work? An in-depth explanation anyone can follow