Tag: category-/Autos & Vehicles/Motor Vehicles (By Type)/Hybrid & Alternative Vehicles

Skip launches rugged S3 electric scooter with swappable battery

If 2018 was the year that electric scooters arrived en mass in cities around the world, 2019 has continued on a similar trajectory, with large funding rounds and a growing squadron of competitors battling for commuters’ affections. Initially, many city schemes offered bog-standard consumer-grade scooters, but as time evolved, it became apparent that they are […]

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GM’s Cruise delays driverless taxi service, plans to build country’s largest EV fast charger station

GM’s Cruise is postponing plans for a fully driverless taxi service, which it previously said would launch by year-end 2019. In a blog post published this morning on Medium, CEO Dan Ammann said performance and safety concerns necessitated the delay. He asserted that in order to address these issues, Cruise will “significantly” increase its testing […]

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Volta Charging borrows $44 million to energize its ad-based electric car charging network

Finding a spot to juice up an electric vehicle is rarely a walk in the park. In the U.S. as of 2018, there were approximately only 57,000 outlets and 20,000 charging stations across the country, the bulk of which were concentrated in California. And according to a recent study published by the International Council on […]

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Tesla shares jump 7% on record car deliveries

(Reuters) – Tesla set a record for quarterly vehicle deliveries in a triumphant response to months of questions about demand for its luxury electric cars, sending shares up 7% after hours on Tuesday. Tesla did not comment on profit – which is still elusive – but the robust deliveries could help jumpstart investor sentiment on […]

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Zoox CEO explains what makes the company’s self-driving cars better: four-wheel steering, big batteries, AI

Aicha Evans, CEO of Foster City, California-based Zoox, spoke during a keynote about the challenges facing self-driving cars and the promise they might hold if those challenges are overcome. And for the first time, she detailed a few of the hardware and software stacks underlying the company’s custom-designed vehicle platform — stacks which in part […]

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