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Pony.ai to start driverless tests on public roads in Beijing

Green Car Congress

Silicon Valley-based autonomous driving company Pony.ai has been authorized to conduct driverless tests on public roads in Beijing. The company is one of the two autonomous software companies (along with Baidu) to receive this important Beijing permit.

Tesla tops all other EVs in Made in America index

Green Car Reports

Tesla had the highest-ranked electric cars in the annual Kogod Made In America Auto Index, which estimates the domestic content of new cars sold in the United States.

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Volkswagen Group doubles deliveries of battery-electric vehicles in Q3 to 122,100

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Despite a shortage of semiconductors, the Volkswagen Group delivered 122,100 BEVs (battery-electric vehicles) to customers in the third quarter (July to September), an increase of 109% compared with the prior-year quarter.

Gruber Motors catches on fire again, several more Tesla Roadsters are lost

Electrek

Gruber Motors, a shop best-known for working on Tesla vehicles, caught on fire again. The second time in 4 years. It is believed that several more rare Tesla Roadsters have been lost.

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VinFast to unveil two new EVs at LA Auto Show next month

Green Car Congress

VinFast, the Vietnam-based automotive manufacturer established in 2017, announced the global premiere of the company’s new EVs—VF e35 and VF e36—at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show 19-28 November 2021. The VF e35 and VF e36 electric SUV models are in the D and E market segments, respectively. These two EVs integrate ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems), featuring Lane Assist, Collision Warning, Driver Monitoring, Fully Automated Parking, Summon Vehicle, and more.

This Semi Truck Driver Didn’t Notice That He Hit A Tesla Model 3 And Pushed It Down The Highway

EV Obssesion

Wham Baam Teslacam is a video series of Tesla accidents, incidents, and moments captured by Tesla owners and submitted. In their latest video, Max, the owner of a Tesla Model 3, had a horrifying ordeal with a semi.

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UGA study: carinata-based SAF can deliver about 65% relative carbon savings compared to conventional jet fuel

Green Car Congress

A team at yhe Universiy of Georgia has estimated the break-even price and life cycle carbon emissions of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) derived from oil obtained from Brassica carinata—a non-edible oilseed crop—in the Southeastern United States. The open-access study is published in GCB Bioenergy.

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NIO ES8 Lags Behind Other EVs In Bjørn's 1,000 Km Challenge

InsideEVs

It's the thirstiest electric car ever tested, aside from vans

Tesla Model S Plaid’s active aero mesmerizes in the Nürburgring [VIDEO]

Teslarati

The Tesla Model S Plaid was spotted back on the Nürburgring racetrack recently, seemingly as part of the company’s efforts to break its own world record for a production electric car.

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Semi Crashes Into Tesla Model 3 On Autopilot, Pushes It For Half Mile

InsideEVs

The truck driver never saw the Model 3 and had no idea he was pushing the electric car down the highway

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Flash Drive: Lucid Air Dream Edition R

Clean Fleet Report

A Quick Drive and More Tech Announcements. The ride was short, but provided the essentials—time split between the driver’s seat and the spacious back seat, the two defining spaces in the Lucid Air , the latest luxury electric car to arrive on the market.

Tesla’s Elon Musk makes surprise appearance at VW executive conference

Teslarati

The Elon Musk and Herbert Diess budding bromance seems to be going strong, with the Tesla CEO making a surprise appearance at the Volkswagen managers’ 2021 Leadership Summit in Alpbach, Austria.

Rivian R1T Customer Cars Are Coming

InsideEVs

Two, possibly customer cars, were seen recently in Oklahoma

Tesla’s camera-based driver monitoring system exists; pretending it doesn’t makes roads less safe

Teslarati

Tesla’s FSD Beta program has begun its expansion to more users. And while the system is only being distributed today to drivers with a perfect Safety Score, the advanced driver-assist system is expected to be released to users with a rating of 99 and below in the near future.

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Tesla's Elon Musk Joins Volkswagen Exec Conference Call

InsideEVs

Tesla’s CEO dialed into a Volkswagen conference an addressed 200 of the firm’s top executives

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National Highways Authority of India To Install Plans To Install EV Chargers Every 50 Km Of National Highway

EV Obssesion

In India, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has set an ambitious goal for developing its EV charging infrastructure. India Infrahub reported that the NHAI will install an EV charging station along the National Highways every 50 kilometers by 2023.

US: Kia Niro EV Sales Surge In Q3 2021

InsideEVs

While customers are waiting for the Kia EV6, the Niro EV set new records

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After Tesla, Porsche & Volkswagen Lead in Share of Sales Being Electric in USA — 12.2% & 7.6%

CleanTechnica

The other day, we got news that Tesla CEO (or Technoking, technically) Elon Musk was invited to join a meeting of 200 Volkswagen Group managers. That may seem weird — well, it is weird — but it also makes a lot of sense.

BP Officially Joins BMW And Daimler As A DCS Shareholder

InsideEVs

The company offers access to more than 300,000 charging points in 30 countries

Saving Humanity While Losing Our Humanity: Human Rights vs “Final Solutions” in the EV Market

CleanTechnica

“Live free or die: death is not the worst of evils.” ” — General John Stark, 1809 If you’re a defender of human rights, the news can be a hard thing to read and/or watch. Every day, some powerful piece of crap wearing a suit (or powerful pieces of crap wearing suits) are trying to take […]. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Policy & Politics China Ford GM Tesla

UK: Citroen C5 Aircross Will Remind you To Plug It In

InsideEVs

The reminders will appear on the car's screen

Tesla US Sales Up 104% While US Auto Industry Down 22%

CleanTechnica

Comparing the 3rd quarter of 2021 to the 3rd quarter of 2020, US Tesla sales were up 67% while overall US auto sales were down 13%. Compared to 2019, the difference was even more stark — Tesla sales were up 104% and US auto sales were down 22%.

Bright Yellow Rivian R1T Spotted In NYC

CleanTechnica

Sam Sheffer shared a short video of a beautiful, bright yellow Rivian R1T to TikTok yesterday.

Never Mind the Torque Talk, Feel the Romance 

CleanTechnica

As relayed by Majella Waterworth to David Waterworth Conversations collected at the AEVA EV experience day in Cleveland, Queensland, 26th September 2021. Two young men were enamored by our Tesla Model 3.