Electric Cars

  • SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft set to static fire SuperDraco abort thrusters after delays
    by Eric Ralph on November 13, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Originally scheduled for early November, SpaceX now plans to static fire a Crew Dragon capsule’s SuperDraco abort thrusters no earlier than Wednesday, November 13th. Success would pave the way for SpaceX to launch the spacecraft’s in-flight abort (IFA) before the end of 2019. In April 2019, a bad design choice finally reared its head, triggering The post SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft set to static fire SuperDraco abort thrusters after delays appeared first on TESLARATI.

  • Tesla to focus on Model Y, batteries, and powertrains at Gigafactory 4 in Europe
    by Fred Lambert on November 13, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Tesla is going to focus on Model Y production at its newly confirmed Gigiafactory 4 to be built in the Berlin area and they will also produce batteries and powertrains at the new European factory. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the podcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1zk7Eb8r-s&list=PL_Qf0A10763mA7Byw9ncZqxjke6Gjz0Mt The post Tesla to focus on Model Y, batteries, and powertrains at Gigafactory 4 in Europe appeared first on Electrek.

  • Interview: Toyota and Lexus: Autonomous Driving Advancements
    by John Faulkner on November 13, 2019 at 8:27 am

    We had the special opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at one company’s progress when we sat down with Nathan Kokus, mobility and technology communications manager at Toyota.

  • Tesla’s Elon Musk trades compliments with Volkswagen CEO at Auto Award show
    by Joey Klender on November 13, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Volkswagen Auto Group CEO Herbert Diess answered questions jointly regarding the future of electric vehicles in Germany during the 2019 Golden Steering Wheel Awards in Berlin. The two CEOs gave each other numerous words of wisdom as they both work toward a future involving sustainable transportation. Musk flew to Berlin The post Tesla’s Elon Musk trades compliments with Volkswagen CEO at Auto Award show appeared first on TESLARATI.

  • VW breaks ground on massive Tennessee EV plant, dubbed a “magic moment” by CEO
    by Bradley Berman on November 13, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Volkswagen breaks ground Wednesday on its Tennessee plant that will produce two battery-powered cars, according to Reuters. Plans for the $800 million investment in the Chattanooga plant were first announced in January. The ground-breaking shows that Volkswagen is intent on achieving its goal of producing 50 million electric cars in the next several years. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the podcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1zk7Eb8r-s&list=PL_Qf0A10763mA7Byw9ncZqxjke6Gjz0Mt The post VW breaks ground on massive Tennessee EV plant, dubbed a “magic moment” by CEO appeared first on Electrek.