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Elon Musk shares details about the Tesla crash that ramped Autopilot’s first release

By Simon Alvarez Posted on August 1, 2021 Tesla’s Autopilot remains polarizing for many, but there is no doubt that the driver-assist system had saved numerous lives since its introduction back in 2016. As it turned out, the release of Autopilot back then was the result of a massive effort on the company’s part, following …

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Tesla Cybertruck and new Roadster color options teased in PUBG tie-up

By Simon Alvarez Posted on August 1, 2021 The Tesla Cybertruck and the next-generation Roadster are among the most highly-anticipated vehicles today, and despite the amount of information that has so far been released about the vehicles, lots of details about them remain unknown. These include their paint (or in the Cybertruck’s case, color) options, …

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Tesla Autopilot prevents drunk driver from making a fatal mistake

By Simon Alvarez Posted on August 1, 2021 Current US statistics state that about 10,000 people die every year due to drunk driving. That’s roughly one fatality from a drunk driving-related crash every 52 minutes. Even in Norway, where roads are significantly safer, a report from the International Transport Forum in 2019 indicated that 8% …

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Trevor Milton’s indictment should set precedent for other CEOs

By Joey Klender Posted on July 31, 2021 This is a preview from our weekly newsletter. Each week I go ‘Beyond the News’ and handcraft a special edition that includes my thoughts on the biggest stories, why it matters, and how it could impact the future.  Earlier this week, former Nikola CEO Trevor Milton was …

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Elon Musk says Tesla was wrong to throttle Model S battery voltage

By Joey Klender Posted on July 31, 2021 Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company was wrong to throttle the battery voltage of 1,743 Model S sedans. Tesla agreed to pay $1.5 million in settlement claims to the owners of these vehicles, giving them a $625 check each. Earlier this week, it was reported …

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Rivian eyes third assembly plant after talks with UK ministers

By Joey Klender Posted on July 31, 2021 Electric car company Rivian, based in Normal, Illinois, is eyeing its third vehicle assembly plant to be in the United Kingdom after talks with ministers in the region. The construction of an electric vehicle factory could include a sizeable aid support package, offering Rivian notable subsidies to …

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Tesla’s war against direct sales wages on with big win in Virginia

By Joey Klender Posted on July 30, 2021 Tesla’s war with laws that prohibit the direct sale of cars to consumers continues to wage on, but the automaker is making progress across the United States. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has approved Tesla to sell its cars and will open three new locations in …

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Biden campaigns for 40% of US automaker sales to be electric

By Joey Klender Posted on July 30, 2021 President Joe Biden is campaigning for United States automakers to commit to a sales goal that would see 40% of its delivered units be electric by 2030. The request from Biden is still in the negotiation phase, according to a UAW representative, who stated no agreement had …

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Elon Musk didn’t demand to be Apple’s CEO, and Tim Cook didn’t say ‘F you’

By Joey Klender Posted on July 30, 2021 Tesla CEO Elon Musk is setting the record straight about an alleged phone call he had with Apple CEO Tim Cook. A new book about Musk from Wall Street Journal reporter Tim Higgins claims Musk and Cook disagreed over the terms of a potential buyout of Tesla by …

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Tesla files patent to recover and recycle nickel and cobalt in old batteries

By Joey Klender Posted on July 30, 2021 Tesla has filed a patent that aims to recover undamaged and unutilized nickel and cobalt, two crucial raw materials in battery cells. The patent outlines the use of an electrochemical dissolution to recover the Earth metals for recycling purposes, moving toward a more efficient supply chain as …

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