Tesla electric semi truck reveal confirmed for November 16

 Tesla will unveil its electric semi truck on November 16, the company confirmed today via email invites sent to press. The invites feature a full-size off-center image of the Tesla truck, still mostly clad in shadow, besides those iconic headlights we’ve seen in earlier teaser material. Originally, Tesla had planned tentatively to unveil this at the end of October, according to Tesla… Read More

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Carmakers rushing to defend the EV tax credit in face of proposed cut

 The electric vehicle tax credit won’t die without a stirring defence – major automakers are moving their considerable lobbying might behind defend the credit, according to Automotive News, in the face of its proposed elimination in the new tax plan laid out by Republicans last week. Carmakers have obviously spent a lot of money, time and effort shifting their long-term plans… Read More

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LG to open Europe’s largest EV battery factory in Poland next year

 LG is opening Europe’s largest factory for building lithium-ion batteries destined for use in electric cars, the company announced. Its LG Chem division is going to open the doors for the facility in 2019 in Poland near Wroclaw, per Reuters, and the facility will be able to supply as many as 100,000 EV batteries per year beginning from next year. For comparison, Panasonic’s… Read More

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Dyson seeks to beat rivals on range with its electric car

 Dyson is building an electric car, the company revealed last week, and now we know a bit more about their specific plan to bring one to market. Dyson won’t look to partner, and will instead build the vehicle hardware from the ground up itself, according to a new Wired interview with Dyson CEO Max Conze. By relying on its own battery and motor tech, Dyson hopes to be able to beat the range… Read More

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