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Tesla just slashed its warranty for used vehicles

Older Model S sedans and Model X crossovers get a lot less coverage

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Karma prices its first battery-electric sedan above the competition

It looks like an evolution of the Fisker Karma-turned-Karma Revero

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Tesla exporting China-made Model 3s to Europe

It's also preparing to build the Model Y in Shanghai

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Piëch Automotive hires former VW CEO Matthias Mueller

The company plans to raise money to launch an electric two-seater

Swiss electric car start-up Piëch Automotive AG appointed Matthias Mueller, the former chief executive of Porsche and Volkswagen , as its new chairman, the company said on Monday. Founded by Anton Piëch, son of ex VW chairman Ferdinand Piëch, the Switzerland-based company is preparing to raise funds to launch an electric two-seater sports car equipped with batteries that charge to 80% capacity in under 5 minutes.

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Uganda's 'taxi divas' rise from COVID-19's economic gloom

It's uncommon to find women taxi drivers in socially conservative Uganda

Then it was another woman's turn in the exercise to prepare drivers for Uganda's new all-female ride-hailing service, Diva Taxi. The taxi service, dreamed up by a local woman who lost her logistics job at the start of the coronavirus outbreak, was launched in June and has recruited over 70 drivers. It's uncommon to find women taxi drivers in Uganda, a socially conservative East African country where most women labor on farms or pursue work in the informal sector.

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GM's Cruise allowed to drive empty autonomous cars in San Francisco

Five cars will start testing without a back-up driver

The race for driverless autonomous vehicles is heating up and on Thursday Cruise became the first to receive a permit to test cars without anyone in them on the streets of San Francisco from California's Department of Motor Vehicles. Cruise, which is majority owned by General Motors Co and counts Honda Motor Co Ltd and SoftBank Group as investors, has been testing 180 self-driving cars in San Francisco with a safety driver behind the wheel, and the permit allows five o

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Tesla increases the range for existing Model Y EVs through an update

The code 'improves the efficiency of the motors and the climate control systems'

Tesla has boosted the range of existing Model Y crossovers through a software update.

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Tesla Model 3 2021 refresh offers more range and other improvements

The Long Range Model 3 can now go 353 miles

Tesla’s 2021 Model 3 and Model Y EV configurators are now online, and they show substantial improvement in range for both models, along with some other improvements.

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Tesla kills seven-day return policy

Unhappy customers will now be directed to Tesla's service department

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GM renames its Detroit-Hamtramck plant Factory Zero

Zero will add up to a sustainable future, starting with the electric Hummer

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Driving the Chevy C8 Corvette Convertible, Polestar 1 and Porsche 718 Cayman T | Autoblog Podcast #649

Plus the Buick Encore GX, and some favorite fall beers

Plus the Buick Encore GX, and some favorite fall beers

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Lotus Evija shown in John Player Special livery at Goodwood SpeedWeek

It will compete in the timed Supercar Run this weekend

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BMW, Mini recall nearly every PHEV model built in 2020 due to fire risk

Owners are being asked not to charge their car, among other things

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Fiat Chrysler will invest up to $1.5 billion to build EVs in Windsor

At least one new model on a new EV platform is coming in 2025

The auto union said FCA would invest in a state-of-the-art vehicle platform that will enable the assembly of plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles, with at least one new model in 2025. The announcement comes less than a month after Unifor said Ford Motor Co would invest C$1.95 billion ($1.46 billion) in its Oakville and Windsor plants.

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Renault Mégane eVision sporty EV concept revealed

'A whole new generation of innovation-packed electric vehicles is to come'

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55 green projects flagged as 'ripe for investment' by EU recovery fund

Technologies seen as having a quick payoff from coronavirus economic stimulus

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Elon Musk cuts Tesla Model S base price to $69,420

It's unclear whether this is just Elon being Elon, or an actual price update

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From iPhones to e-axles — how one tech firm is pushing into electric vehicles

Nidec has supply deals with Geely and GAC Motor

In recent years, Nidec's founder Shigenobu Nagamori has turned his attention to autos, and a technology which turns electricity stored in the battery into propulsion power. This technology, called an e-axle or e-drive, is emerging as a new competitive front as the auto industry shifts to electric vehicles. By 2030, Nagamori says he wants a 35% slice of a global e-axle market that is forecast to be worth $20-30 billion a year by then, up from an estimated $2.8-$3 billion now.

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