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Tesla trims down its Model S and X lineup, and CEO Elon Musk reveals when older cars could get the new full self-driving chip. The Trump administration acts to freeze fines for fuel-economy violations. And our latest Twitter poll asks whether readers see value in solar panels on a next vehicle. All this and more on Green Car Reports Following the...
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Another cut in federal tax credits, another shakeup in Tesla's model lineup. Tesla has cut its prices to split the difference in cost to buyers after the federal tax credit on its cars dropped from $3,750 to $1,875 on July 1. The drop is part of an ongoing phase-out of Tesla's federal tax credit after the company reached 200,000 electric cars sold...
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Several companies have recently proposed placing solar panels on top of electric cars to give them extra range. First, there was German startup Sono Motors, which the company says can get up to 21 extra miles from 330 solar cells, making up a 1.21 kilowatt array spread over its roof, hood, and doors. Then came World Solar Challenge team Solar Team...
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In April at its "Autonomy Day" presentation for investors, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company was developing a new dedicated self-driving hardware chip that would be significantly faster and more powerful than the chip in existing cars. At the time, he also announced that the chip will be available for older cars as an upgrade, though...
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The EPA hasn't yet released its final ruling on a proposal to freeze fuel economy standards. However, a different federal agency—NHTSA—has finalized a rule to freeze fines on automakers who exceed the standards. The fines have been set at $5.50 per 0.1 mpg, per car the automakers produce that doesn't meet the standards, since 1997...
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Toyota stops sales of several hybrid models overseas, but says it has no effect on U.S. lineup. Harley-Davidson announces a new charging agreement with Electrify America for its LiveWire electric motorcycle. Volkswagen builds new partnerships with battery suppliers. And Formula E wraps up its second season in New York City. All this and more on...
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Formula E's New York City E-Prix wrapped up on Sunday with a repeat champion, dramatic racing, and actual production cars taking to the track. While pole-sitter Sebastien Buemi ran away with the race for team Nissan e.dams, Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne repeated as season points champion, racing for Sino-French team DS Techeetah, The best Vergne...
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Cross the ubiquity of ordering a pizza with the form factor (and weight) of a backup “jerry can” of fuel and you’re close to what it seems the startup SparkCharge is attempting to produce with its new modular charging system. SparkCharge is a startup that won the top $1 million prize at the 43North pitch competition in 2018. It...
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Volkswagen is taking new measures to hold its battery suppliers close, as battery suppliers are reportedly still skeptical of whether consumers will buy electric cars in large numbers—and hesitant to make the large investments necessary. So VW is partnering with battery suppliers to provide funding to build and expand battery factories...
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Harley-Davidson announced on Thursday that it will provide the equivalent of 500 kilowatt-hours of free charging at Electrify America chargers for customers who buy its new LiveWire electric motorcycle in the first year. Harley has been working on developing the LiveWire since 2014, and it is finally scheduled to go on sale next month for $29,799...
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