A Lotus Evija Prototype Got Stuck in America Thanks to COVID

Lotus’s electric hypercar, the Evija, has been public knowledge for a good long time now, having dropped back in 2019. Like certain other electric hypercars though, it seemed to be getting no closer with each passing day, making some wonder if it was just vaporware—and if Lotus’s renaissance was going off half-cocked. As it turns out, though, the Evija’s still […]

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Tesla’s HQ Is Officially in Texas Now

It’s official: Tesla is Texan now. The automaker revealed in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it has officially relocated its headquarters from Palo Alto, California—in the heart of Silicon Valley—to an area in Austin, Texas next to its all-new Gigafactory. The move should come as no surprise, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been threatening […]

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DMV Flunks Student Driver for Using Tesla's Regen Brakes

A California Department of Motor Vehicles examiner chose to fail a 16-year-old student driver attempting to acquire his driver’s license, after the student used the Tesla Model 3’s regenerative braking system on the driving portion of the test. According to CBS SF Bay Area, the examiner noticed the car’s automated braking capabilities as soon as the test began, but it […]

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Nissan Will Release 15 New EVs This Decade as Part of $17.6B Investment

The Nissan Leaf may not now be—or has ever been—glamorous. But back when battery electric vehicles were virtually non-existent, it did the job. The first Leaf was delivered in 2010, two years before the first Model S would reach customers; meaning that Nissan didn’t have to invent a Tesla-challenging car like everyone else is now scrambling to do. They’d done […]

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All New Homes in the UK Must Have EV Chargers Starting in 2022

Charging an electric vehicle in the United Kingdom is about to get a lot easier. According to an official release from U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office, legislation will be announced that requires the addition of EV charge points with every new home and business built from 2022 and beyond. The PM’s office says this legislation will result in 145,000 […]

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Ford Could Get Into The Chip Business To Avoid Future Shortages

At this point, just about every automaker is beyond frustrated by the ongoing chip shortage. Almost all of them are cutting production and de-contenting vehicles. From Germany to Japan to the United States, it’s not looking good, but getting into the microchip manufacturing business is a whole can of worms that most car companies aren’t willing to open. Today, Ford […]

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Honda’s Cute Autonomous Vehicle Is Now Working in Construction

When we talk about autonomous vehicles, discussion typically focuses on the issues of navigating city streets and driving on the highway. However, there are many other situations in which autonomy can be useful. Honda demonstrates this ably with its prototype Autonomous Work Vehicle, and has already put the cute little rover to work. The Honda AWV is built around the […]

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BMW Won’t Pledge Zero-Emissions Until ‘Poorer Countries Do Their Job’

Twenty-four countries and a group of car manufacturers including Ford, Volvo and Mercedes signed an agreement last week to stop selling internal combustion-engined cars by 2040 at the COP26 climate change conference. But not BMW—or, to be fair, a couple of other brands including Toyota and Volkswagen—which has been quite vocal on explaining its reasoning ever since: poorer countries need […]

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