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MIT Self-Driving Cars: Emilio Frazzoli, CTO, nuTonomy – A $4 trillion transportation problem

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Sustainable Transportation Could Save the World (and Save $100 Trillion)

As protesters gathered in New York City to demand action on climate change, a new report shows how smart transportation policy can play a major role in reducing carbon emissions. Photo: South Bend Voice/Flickr

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Dr. Boaz Almog: Quantum Levitation

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Tesla (TSLA) secures over $500 million for Gigafactory 3

The money could be enough for the first phase of Tesla’s factory in Shanghai, which the automaker wants to bring online by the end of the year and produce 3,000 Model 3 vehicles per week.

Ultimately, Tesla wants to grow the facility to a much higher capacity and it plans to spend about $2 billion to make it happen.

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Tesla launches Model 3 in Mexico as global rollout steamrolls ahead

Tesla’s global rollout of the Model 3 is taking a step forward this Friday, with the company sending out open house invitations to reservation holders in Mexico. The Model 3 launch will be held at the Mexico City-Masaryk store on March 8, 2019, with the event running from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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Chevrolet Bolt EV Discounted As Tesla Readies $35K Model 3 | GM Authority

Last week, after what’s felt like an eternity, Tesla finally introduced the $35,000 Model 3 it promised all those years ago. Tesla said production would start this month, though volume production would not happen until mid-year. While it will take some time for the $35,000 Model 3 to reach customers, it appears Chevrolet dealerships are taking a proactive approach to a new competitor. InsideEVs More

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[supercharger] Introducing V3 Supercharging | Tesla

Tesla has more than 12,000 Superchargers across North America, Europe, and Asia and our network continues to grow daily: more than 99% of the U.S. population is covered by the network, and we anticipate similar coverage in Europe by the end of 2019. Recently, we passed 90% population coverage in China and are growing that number quickly. However, in order to drive continued electric vehicle adopti More

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Waymo to start selling standalone LiDAR sensors

In January 2017, Krafcik said Waymo engineers were able to bring the cost of LiDAR down 90 percent from the industry norm of $75,000 for a single top-of-the-range LiDAR. In other words, Krafcik was telling the world that Waymo’s top-of-range LiDAR cost about $7,500.

“This is critical as we look to commercialize self-driving technology,” Krafcik said at the time, during a keynote at th More

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Elon Musk doubled down on his goal to make a Tesla that’s less expensive than the Model 3 – Business Insider

Elon Musk doubled down on his goal to make a Tesla that’s less expensive than the Model 3
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the automaker will one day make vehicles that cost less than its Model 3 sedan, which starts at $35,000 before federal and state incentives. But it will take around three years for such a vehicle to arrive, Musk said on Thursday More

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Why Bezos and Microsoft are betting on this $10 trillion energy fix for the planet

Burnaby, British Columbia, is similar to most North American bedroom communities. The majority of its residents commute into neighbouring Vancouver every morning and then head back to their suburban homes at night. There is one thing, though, that sets it apart: Around the corner from one of the two Costcos in town is a small start-up that’s inching ever closer to solving the planet’s More

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company is working on a new ‘Loop’ network in Las Vegas

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is announcing today a new proposed ‘Loop’ system of tunnels for approval in Las Vegas.

If everything goes according to plan, the first leg of the system would be operational at the Las Vegas Convention Center as soon as 2021.

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Alphabet’s Waymo just explained how it can make money: selling its self-driving car sensors to partners

“Our custom LIDARs have been instrumental in making Waymo the first company in the world to put fully self-driving cars on public roads,” head of Waymo’s LIDAR team Simon Verghese wrote in a company blog post on Wednesday. “Now, we are making these sensors available to companies outside of self-driving — beginning with robotics, security, agricultural technology, and more More

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UPDATE 1-Tesla’s Shanghai assembly plant to be completed in May -govt official – Reuters

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, March 6 (Reuters) – Tesla’supcoming vehicle assembly facility in Shanghai is expected to be completed in May this year, a Shanghai city government officialsaid on Wednesday.

Chen Mingbo made the comments on the sidelines of an annual parliamentary meeting in Beijing, adding that part of the facility’s production line would be put into operation by the end More

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Cummins to deliver 8 EV to USPS

Cummins Inc. has begun delivering eight Cummins-powered all-electric vehicles to the United States Postal Service (USPS). The fully electric Cummins PowerDrive equipped vans are expected to eliminate vehicle emissions and reduce fuel and maintenance costs.

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REFILE-China agrees on solution to Tesla customs issue -source – Reuters

China’s customs authorities haveaccepted electric carmaker Tesla Inc’s plan to remedyproblems with the clearance of imported cars, a source familiarwith the matter told Reuters.

Tesla shares fell more than 5 percent after financialpublication Caixin reported earlier that China had suspendedcustoms clearance for the company’s Model 3 sedans, citingvarious irregularities inc More

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Tesla stock sinks to a five-month low after China reportedly blocks sales of imported Model 3 cars – Business Insider

Some of the vehicles had no Chinese labels on brake fluid tanks, while some demonstrated a real motor capacity that differed from the one on the label,” Caixin reported.

Trading volumes for Tesla also spiked to levels not seen in months, according to Markets Insider data.

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Tesla will unveil the Model Y this month — here’s everything we know about the vehicle so far – Business Insider

Tesla will unveil the Model Y this month — here’s everything we know about the vehicle so far
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Sunday via Twitter that Tesla will unveil its next vehicle, the Model Y crossover SUV, on March 14. Musk has said the vehicle will transform Tesla’s manufacturing process. Statements from Musk and leaked Tesla doc More

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Mercedes-Benz unveils EQV all-electric minivan with almost 250 miles of range

At the Geneva Motor show, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling today a concept for a premium all-electric MPV (minivan), the EQV, and it announced plans to bring a production version to market by the end of the year.
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Fly Free vintage-inspired 50 mph electric motorcycles go on sale for $4,159

Long Beach-based electric motorcycle startup Fly Free has spent the last few months unveiling three different new electric motorcycle designs. Now the company has begun taking pre-orders for the 50 mph (80 km/h) e-motos, and the price starts at just $4,159.

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Tesla announced a $35,000 Model 3, same-day car repair services, and more – Business Insider

Musk announced plans to eventually introduce a car that’s even cheaper than the Model 3. He declined to specify any further details on the car, only saying that it’d be introduced within “two to three years.”

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All-electric GT unveiled with over 300 miles of range and 5-min charging enabled by mysterious battery

Piëch Automotive, a new electric car startup launched by Toni Piëch, a descendant of Volkswagen’s Ferdinand Piëch, is unveiling this week an all-electric GT with over 300 miles of range and 5-minute charging enabled by some mysterious new battery cells.
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Tesla to unveil Model Y SUV on March 14, Musk says in tweet

Tesla will unveil its Model Y SUV on March 14, CEO Elon Musk said in a series of tweets Sunday.
The tweets may exacerbate Musk’s clash with the Securities and Exchange Commission over the CEO’s unfettered use of social media.
Musk said that the SUV would cost 10 percent more than Tesla’s Model 3 sedan and have “slightly less range” for the same battery.
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5 takeaways from Tesla’s Model 3 announcement – WISC

1. Cheaper Model 3: Tesla is finally releasing a pared-down version of its Model 3 sedan. The price tag: $35,000.
The base model will have 220 miles of range, a top speed of 130 mph and it will accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.6 seconds. Delivery will take two to four weeks, according to Tesla’s website.

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Nissan Reveals U.S. Pricing For LEAF e-Plus: Costs More Than Model 3

There’s a lot to like with this new LEAF. Its 62-kWh battery provides a range of up to 226 miles. Had it not been for Tesla shocking the world last night with the Model 3 base price announcement, we’d be rather excited for the LEAF.

However, all versions of the LEAF e-Plus check in at a higher price than $35,000. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the 2019 Nissan LEAF P More

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Geely Unveils GE11 Compact Electric Car: Will Be Sold Globally

Geely unveiled the all-new GE11 compact all-electric sedan on February 26. The new model is a “globally developed product” and will spearhead Geely’s foray into overseas markets, the automaker said.

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Axios Autonomous Vehicles – March 1, 2019 – Axios

Rivals BMW and Daimler are the latest automakers to start pooling resources in order to stay competitive while they push toward full autonomy.

The big picture: Once there was a race among auto and tech companies to develop self-driving cars, but now there’s a shared belief that it’s frustratingly hard and incredibly expensive to do so at scale.

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The $35,000 model 3 is here

We are proud to announce the $35,000 Tesla Model 3.
With 220 miles of range, a 5.6 second 0–60mph and over-the-air updates, Model 3 Standard Range is now available to order at $35,000 before incentives. Although lower in cost, it is built to achieve the same perfect 5-star safety rating as the longer-ranged version, which has the lowest probability of injury of any car ever tested by the U More

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Elon Musk sent this employee memo about the cheaper Model 3 and store closures – CNBC

Elon Musk sent this employee memo about the cheaper Model 3 and store closures
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an email to employees on Thursday night explaining the company’s decision to reduce headcount in its sales and marketing divisions.

Last year, 78% of all Model 3 orders were placed online, rather than in a store, and 82% of customers bought their Model 3 without e More

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Tesla To Close Stores, Take Orders For $35,000 Model 3 – CBS San Francisco

“Shifting all sales online, combined with other ongoing cost efficiencies, will enable us to lower all vehicle prices by about 6% on average, allowing us to achieve the $35,000 Model 3 price point earlier than we expected,” the company said in its statement. “The important thing for customers in the United States to understand is that, with online sales, anyone in any state can quickly and e More

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Tesla drives down price for Model 3 to $35,000 – BBC News US

Tesla on Thursday said it would start accepting orders for its Model 3 in the US at a price of $35,000 (£26,400), finally delivering on a promise it made more than two years ago.

To make the lower price “financially sustainable”, the firm said it was shifting to an online-only sales model

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$35,000 Base Tesla Model 3 Predicted To Arrive Soon

As reported by Seeking Alpha, Tesla’s constant innovations may finally make its standard Model 3 available within the next three to five months. The firm currently puts gross margin of the base $35,000 Model 3 at 12.07%. If indeed this happens, Seeking Alpha sees a market increase of about 9 percent for Tesla. This is, as long as the Silicon Valley automaker is able to actually deliver on these More

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2019 Nissan LEAF e-Plus First Drive: Capable, Competent 226-Mile EV

Official pricing for the LEAF Plus is not yet available, but Wandell said that the LEAF Plus would be “very competitive from a pricing standpoint.” That probably means the LEAF Plus base S trim will start around $36,000 with the upper SV and SL versions topping out in the mid-$40,000s.

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Tesla’s automatic emergency braking saves Model X owner from high-speed collision

A Tesla Model X owner is thanking his all-electric SUV’s automatic emergency braking system after the safety feature helped avoid a severe high-speed accident. The incident, which transpired on the crossing of Bissonnet St. in Houston, TX, was recorded on the Model X’s built-in dashcam, and later shared on YouTube.

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