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April 26, 2016

Google joins Uber, Ford in coalition to promote federal self-driving car regulations

Google joins Uber, Ford, Volvo and Lyft in forming a Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets to promote self driving car regulations on a federal level versus state by state level. Google has been battling the California DMV who have proposed to ban Google’s Koala car that does not have a steering wheel or pedals and […]

April 9, 2014

Tesla responds to ‘opportunistic’ lemon law lawyer

The above lawyer is trying to get a settlement out of Tesla using the so called ‘Lemon Laws’. Tesla has a different story however that it laid out in a statement below. The TL;RD: We are continuing our efforts to work with the customer and are happy to address any legitimate concerns he has about his […]

January 9, 2014

Tesla Superchargers win AOL’s ‘2013 Technology of the Year’ award

Called a ‘game changer’ by AOL’s editorial Staff, Tesla ‘ran away’ with the Technology of the Year award when put up against: Chevrolet MyLink Valet Mode Infiniti Backup Collision Intervention Volvo Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake Mopar In-Vehicle Wireless Charging for Portable Devices Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive 2013 was a pretty remarkable year […]

March 22, 2021

March Madness! Great deals on Bolt EV, e-tron, Kona, and Niro EV

The past few months have certainly been an exciting season of electric vehicle announcements, reveals, introductions, and the like. With so much enthusiasm and salivating over new models and updates, do any of the currently available EVs have a chance at winning your hard-earned dollars before fresh choices start to appear in a matter of […]

June 27, 2016

Elon Musk denies deal for a Tesla joint-venture in China, and maybe he will not need one

Earlier this month, Bloomberg came out with a report claiming that signed a “non-binding memorandum of understanding” with Jinqiao Group, a Shanghai government-owned company, to invest in a $9 billion electric vehicle factory in the region. At the time, Tesla didn’t comment on the report, but now CEO Elon Musk denies that a deal was signed: […]

January 15, 2016

Obama administration proposes $4B spend to tackle legal barriers to rapid rollout of self-driving cars

When Tesla’s Elon Musk tweeted that he expected to the company’s cars to be able to drive themselves across the U.S. from coast to coast within two years, my response was that I might believe the tech could hit that deadline, but not the law. It seems I may be wrong. The WSJ reports that the […]

October 15, 2015

Volvo unveils its electric vehicle strategy, first all-electric car for 2019

This morning Volvo sent out a press release outlining its plan to introduce more electric vehicles in its lineup. The Swedish automaker plans to introduce plug-in hybrids in all its series of models, including a new compact category, but more importantly, it will bring to market its first all-electric car in 2019.

May 17, 2016

Google self-driving pioneers think big-rigs could get there before cars, started company to prove it

Fifteen former Google engineers, including long-time self-driving pioneer Anthony Levandowski, have left the company to create Otto, a start-up based on bringing partial autonomous driving to big-rig trucks.

As the NYT notes, the start-up has great creds: Levandowski designed a self-driving motorcycle while still a grad student, and his first start-up was acquired by Google. Co-founder Lior Ron was previously lead engineer on Google Maps.

Otto’s plan differs from Google’s self-driving car project in two ways …

May 18, 2016

Volvo unveils two stunning new electric vehicle concepts with over 200 miles of range

Swedish automaker Volvo unveiled today two new concepts based on its Compact Modular Architecture (CMA). The new platform was developed to support all-electric and hybrid powertrains. The battery-powered version of the concepts are expected to achieve around 215 miles on a single charge. The designs of the two new concepts are stunning and refreshing after […]

March 17, 2016

My Year with the Cadillac ELR Plug-in Luxury Coupe [Review]

I have been an aficionado of electric cars ever since Tesla came up with their production roadster. I am writing this review because I noticed a gap of reviews, especially long-term ones, for my car, which is rarer than a Tesla roadster. I thought I would share my thoughts and experiences with my ELR I […]

All new cars in the US will be equipped with automatic emergency braking by 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced today that they have officially brokered a historic deal that will see virtually all new cars in the US equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB) by 2022. The deal includes 20 automakers representing more than 99 percent […]

April 8, 2016

Volvo will deploy 100 self-driving cars on China’s public roads for an experiment

Volvo announced this week that it will deploy up to 100 self-driving cars on China’s public roads. The automaker claims that the project will be “China’s most advanced autonomous driving experiment in which local drivers will test autonomous driving cars on public roads in everyday driving conditions.”

April 28, 2016

Ford Focus Electric review: an impressive EV in need of a refresh

Great first to market electric car

July 11, 2016

Tesla hilariously finishes dead last in mystery shoppers study, salesmen found to act like ‘museum curators’

If there’s a list Tesla is probably OK with not being at the top of, it’s ‘Best Car Salesmen’. The company boasts about its distribution and servicing model being unlike any other in the industry and the latest mystery shoppers study by Pied Piper, a real consultant and market research firm (not based on the […]

June 10, 2016

Volvo R&D Chief takes swipes at Tesla’s Autopilot, implies Musk is lying about safety

Tesla recently attracted some criticisms over its Autopilot system. There are primarily two camps when its comes to approaches to developing self-driving cars. Some companies are gradually releasing more and more advanced autonomous and semi-autonomous features (level 2) leading to a fully autonomous system (level 4), like Tesla’s Autopilot, and others, like Google, are aiming to […]

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