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Private autonomous vehicles: The other side of the robo-taxi story

Although private self-driving cars attract less attention than robo-taxis do, our new market model suggests that they could give OEMs opportunities for growth.

Ford reveals plans for Michigan Central, a 30-acre “mobility innovation district” in Detroit’s Corktown

Ford is building a neighborhood-anchoring 30-acre redevelopment in Detroit that will give way to an “inclusive, vibrant, and walkable mobility innovation district” centered around the restored Michigan Central Station.

Tesla Model X hacked with $195 Raspberry Pi based board

Researchers from COSIC, an security research group at the University of Leuven in Belgium, managed to hack the keyless entry system in a Tesla Model X.

Study: Basic car automation is enough to make drivers more distracted

ADAS systems lead to drivers dropping their guard.
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Can Detroit Catch Tesla?

As the traditional automakers finally steer toward an all-electric future, batteries will be essential. GM hopes a second-mover advantage will let it catch up to Tesla and pass it on the straightaway.

Robotaxis get the green light for paid rides in California

The state’s public utility commission authorized two new programs to allow driverless ride-hailing.

More drama in EV land: now Karma is suing Lordstown over theft of technology

Karma Automotive decided to sue Lordstown Motors over what they allege is theft of technology.

As e-bikes boom, FuroSystems raises its first venture funding round ahead of a new model launch

With COVID-19 making commuters switch to bikes, and cities wanting cleaner air, the e-bike revolution is only just getting started. Further evidence of this is the news that today British e-bike manufacturer FuroSystems has closed its first institutional venture funding round of £750,000 with participation by TSP Ventures and European impact investment bank ClearlySo, as well as a number of angel investors.

GM Opens Up a New Front in Its Battle With Tesla: Batteries

A new $2.3 billion plant cranks out Ultium cells to power GM’s upcoming line of electric vehicles.

Nice Car, But How Do You Charge That Thing? Let Us Count The Ways

How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle? The question is more complicated than it seems, and that's a challenge for the auto industry.
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GM promises 30 EVs by 2025 in 'all-out pursuit of global EV leadership'

Mary Barra says GM will spend $27 billion to speed a dozen models to market.

Tesla Semi electric truck to have up to 621 miles of range, says Elon Musk

This new range is going to be achieved, thanks to Tesla’s new in-house battery cells and battery pack technology.

Updated rules will enable deployment of public heavy-duty EV charging stations in California

For the past two years, Volvo Trucks has been collaborating with the South Coast Air Quality Management District and 13 other organizations on the Volvo LIGHTS project, which aims to develop a blueprint to introduce battery-electric Class 8 trucks and equipment into the market at scale.

The UK plans to ban sales of diesel and petrol cars from 2030

Its move is part of a wider 10-point plan for a so-called “green industrial revolution”.

GM Drops Support For Trump Administration Lawsuit Against California Clean-Air Standards

General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the company supports President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to expand electric vehicle use.

G.M. Drops Its Support for Trump Climate Rollbacks and Aligns With Biden

General Motors said it would no longer back President Trump’s lawsuit seeking to strip California of the power to set fuel economy standards.

California allows companies to charge for autonomous car rides

It's the first time companies have been able to charge for driverless rides.

How NASA Is Working to Give Us the Flying Taxis We Were Promised

The space agency has moved beyond the ISS and Mars, and is now working with eVTOL manufacturers on the next generation of urban aircraft.

This Swedish startup created an electric, autonomous freight vehicle that it says will hit roads next year

Einride has created what it calls the world's first electric autonomous heavy cargo transport vehicle that has been driven on public roads: the Pod.

GM teases future electric Chevy crossover and pickup, invests more in EVs

While they weren’t explicitly mentioned in the presentation, two new all-electric Chevrolet vehicles appeared behind Barra and other GM executives as a backdrop.