On May 7th the first US fatality was recorded with a Tesla Model S with autopilot engaged. The accident occurred when a truck made a left turn in front of the vehicle. The Model S struck the bottom of the tray which sheared off the roof with the car continuing some distance beyond the accident spot.
We've just had an election based budget in Australia and not a mention of climate change. Our head in the sand government hasn't a clue or is simply bought and paid for by the fossil fuel industry. Amazing how a few brown paper bags stuffed full of "political bribes donations" can corrupt a democracy.
The astonishing success of the launch of the Tesla Model 3 with over 325,000 pre-orders in one week has caused ripples throughout the automotive industry. The runaway success of a vehicle that will not be delivered for two years and possibly longer marks the end of the beginning to the change in our toxic
Perhaps you saw the movie based on the GM's EV1 "Who Killed the Electric Car". Was it a conspiracy or was it a business decision based on economics? Whatever the truth behind the demise of the EV1 it seems a new conspiracy is being hatched to kill off the electric car once again. It
guest post 5 Reasons to Buy an Electric Car Georgia Gifford The fast growing popularity of electric cars has been caused by a number of factors, including influential industry backers, government subsidies and the evident financial benefits. However, the technology is yet to take over the mainstream automotive industry as is hoped by industry players
In the luxury or premium class of vehicles sold in the US, cars such as Audi A7 & A8, BMW 6 & 7 Series, Lexus, Mercedes S & CLS Class, Porsche Panamera, Jaguar XJ are the typical names you associate with this bracket. Sales in 2015 for all of these vehicles have declined in
The town of Stuttgart in south western Germany has recorded levels of air pollution almost twice the safe maximum and residents have been told to leave the car at home. Levels of PM10 (particulate matter 10 micrometers or less in size) reached 89 micrograms on Monday which is almost double the upper limit 'safe' level
Let's see - reasonable guesses would be Nissan, Tesla, Mitsubishi, BMW or even VW. After all those are the manufacturers who grab the headlines in the EV space with the LEAF, Model S & X, iMiEV and hybrid Outlander, the i3 or the e-UP and e-Golf. You would of course be mistaken as it is the
The secretive Faraday Future company has been gathering a team that aim to take us beyond the innovation Tesla has already brought to the marketplace. With a staff of 400 plus in place now and still in stealth mode, it is hard to know exactly how they intend to be different but there are some
Porsche have committed AUD $1.5 billion for the development of it's Mission E electric sportscar. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto show in September the concept vehicle was the toast of the show. However just a few days later it's parent company's spectacular fall from grace over dieselgate overshadowed any short lived acclaim for the new direction