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Famed Shortseller Jim Chanos Calls Tesla Stock ‘Worthless’

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:54:05 +0000

Jim Chanos, president and founder of Kynikos Associates, and a short seller with a notable track record of being right has again fired shots across Tesla’s bow. “We think the equity is worthless,” he said yesterday on CNBC’s “Closing Bell.” Technically, that’s an inaccurate statement, as TSLA closed Thursday at around $337 per share, but […]

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2014 Used Cadillac ELRs Priced In Mid-20s, Chevy Volts From Half That

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:00:08 +0000

It’s an oft-told story of plug-in cars suffering lower than hoped-for resale values, and that’s usually not so good for original buyers, but great for second buyers. A case in point is General Motors’ 2014 Cadillac ELR that has been spotted as starting in the mid 20s for clean, average-mile examples of a car that […]

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Federal EV Tax Credit Preserved For Now

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:08:04 +0000

The $7,500 federal EV tax credit appears to have survived a close call in Congress this week. According to Bloomberg, using statements by an unnamed Republican, the original proposal to scrap the credit, passed by the House of Representatives, was revived by the Senate in a compromising package. At the moment, each manufacturer can apply […]

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American Center for Mobility Now Open for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:07:04 +0000

New self-driving car testing ground, the $135 million American Center for Mobility, is now open for business. Located in Ypsilanti, Mich, the first inaugural test runs have belonged to Toyota and Visteon, an auto electronics and connected car solutions supplier. Both started testing this week. Research will include a deep dive into DriveCore, Visteon’s artificial intelligence-based […]

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Look For Vehicle Electrification From Audi Sport In 2020

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:35:12 +0000

Audi Sport is going to be giving electrified performance, starting from 2020. The branch that puts the R in RS will be doing more crossovers too. Stephan Winkelmann, head of Audi Sport shared the news to Autocar. “From 2020 onwards, the start of the introduction of battery electric vehicles”, said Winkelmann. “This will start by […]

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GM Patent Could Lead To High-Compression, Twincharged, Hybrid Powertrain

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:21:40 +0000

General Motors has recently filed a patent which could point to the future of the company’s high-performance offerings, including the C8 Corvette. After 18 months in review by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, documents published on Oct. 24, 2017 reveal GM has been granted a patent for an internal combustion engine with elevated […]

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Pepsi Co. to Stack Doritos and Mountain Dews on Tesla Semi Short-Hauls

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:57:44 +0000

Count Pepsi as the latest entrant into the Tesla semi truck bull market. This time, the soda giant has reserved 100 semi trucks, one of the largest reservations reported so far. They will join Pepsi’s U.S. fleet of approximately 10,000 big rigs as part of its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint by 20 percent […]

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Volvo’s Drive Me Initiative Now Live using Swedish Families as Beta Testers

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:49:52 +0000

Volvo is now engaging Swedish families to participate as beta testers for its public autonomous driving program, Drive Me. In a partnership between Volvo, the Swedish Transport Administration, a separate transport agency, and smaller entities, Volvo delivered two XC90 SUVs to two families, the Hains and the Simonovskis, in Gothenburg, Sweden. They are the beginning […]

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Watch a Rimac EV Drag Race a Lamborghini Aventador and Acura NSX

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:53:37 +0000

The first episode of the second season of The Grand Tour aired last week to the delight of millions of former Top Gear fans. The second season of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond’s motoring show got off to a dramatic start, with the opening episode being the one where Hammond crashes a Rimac […]

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Toyota and Tesla’s Battery Supplier Team Up To Develop Advanced Batteries

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:11:09 +0000

Today from Japan, Toyota and Panasonic announced a joint feasibility study into advanced prismatic batteries. High-falutin intentions characteristic of such big-level corporate undertakings were uttered concerning “societal issues such as global warming, air pollution, the depletion of natural resources and energy security” from Toyota and the company more-often reported as Tesla’s battery supplier. Toyota points […]

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