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Tesla probes car fire in Shanghai

US electric auto maker Tesla said Monday it had launched an investigation after a video circulating in China showed one of its cars suddenly burst into flames in a garage in Shanghai.

Mon 22 Apr 19 from

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Ford to invest $500M in electric vehicle startup Rivian

Ford is sinking a half-billion dollars into electric vehicle startup Rivian in a deal that has the companies working together on a new Ford electric vehicle based on Rivian underpinnings.

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Google self-driving unit Waymo picks Detroit factory site

Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo says it will reopen an axle plant in Detroit to convert conventional vehicles so they can drive autonomously.

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Tesla Model S And Model X Drivetrain Updates Boost Performance And Push EV Range To 375 Miles

Range anxiety? What range anxiety? Just as traditional ICE (internal combustion engine) auto manufacturers are attempting to field their own entries into the luxury electric vehicle market, ...

13 minutes ago from HotHardware

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Uber fixed electric bikes that had similar problems to bikes Lyft recalled

Uber acknowledged Monday that it modified some of its electric bikes recently after the company encountered a similar braking problem as the one that prompted rival Lyft to recall its own electric ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from The Washington Post

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Kia's HabaNiro concept opens the doors to high-tech "everything cars" of the future

Kia adds a little color and spice to its crossover stable with the new HabaNiro concept. Using "more advanced tech than what helped land men on the moon," the HabaNiro bridges the gap ...

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Gizmag

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Snow-powered nanogenerator works where solar panels don't

Snowy places aren't ideal for harvesting solar energy – panels can't do much if they're buried under blankets of snow, of course. Now a team from the University of California Los Angeles ...

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Gizmag

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Mazda Unveils 'CX-30' Next-generation Compact SUV (1)

Mazda Motor Corp exhibited a compact SUV (sport utility vehicle) equipped with the next-generation "Skyactiv Technology" at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, which was open to the public from March ...

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Tech-On

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Flying cars could cut emissions, replace planes, and free up roads – but not soon enough

When Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was released 50 years ago, flying cars were a flight of fancy. Now, these futuristic vehicles are entering the outer fringes of reality. According to a new study ...

Fri 12 Apr 19 from

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