10 electric vehicle benefits you probably don’t know about…but should

We all know the direct benefits of owning an electric vehicle – cleaner, cheaper, smoother travel, getting to drive in carpool lanes, tax rebates, not being a douchebag to the environment, etc. But after owning EVs for 5 years now, I’ve run into some 10 benefits that people probably don’t think of when deciding between…

via 10 electric vehicle benefits you probably don’t know about…but should — Electrek

Tesla’s new ‘Advanced Automation’ group will drop all other clients to focus on Model 3 production

Last year, Tesla made the acquisition of the German engineering group Grohmann Engineering in order to create ‘Tesla Advanced Automation Germany’. The transaction closed in January, but we now learn that things haven’t been going smoothly since then. Tesla co-founder and Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel visited the headquarters earlier this month to announce that the […]

via Tesla’s new ‘Advanced Automation’ group will drop all other clients to focus on Model 3 production — Electrek

Tesla aims for the Model 3 to be the first mass-market autonomous car

It’s fair to say that most of the ~400,000 people who reserved the Tesla Model 3 did it because it will likely become the first long-range relatively affordable electric car to be mass-produced. But it also became clear that Tesla also aims for the Model 3 to be the first mass-market autonomous car – years ahead…

via Tesla aims for the Model 3 to be the first mass-market autonomous car — Electrek

As Trump administration reverses Clean Power Plan, CA and NY vow to continue pursuing it

Just last week we reported on the California Air Resources Board’s vote to protect the environment even if the federal government refuses to, and today the governors of California and New York released a joint statement condemning the federal government’s move to harm the health of Americans and kill jobs (given that solar, not coal, is…

via As Trump administration reverses Clean Power Plan, CA and NY vow to continue pursuing it — Electrek

Analyst warns of Tesla’s Autopilot machine learning rendering all other cars obsolete

Before introducing the second generation Autopilot hardware, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that once the first truly self-driving car is available, all other vehicles without the technology will have a “negative value”. Echoing the idea, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said this week that they started warning their clients that if Tesla is successful in enabling fully…

via Analyst warns of Tesla’s Autopilot machine learning rendering all other cars obsolete — Electrek