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Tesla releases software update to soften acceleration on Model X and S vehicles
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Tesla releases software update to soften acceleration on Model X and S vehicles

Since Tesla rolls out new updates to its fleet gradually, it may take some time for every owner to receive it.

Tokyo Motor Show: The Flesby II concept car uses external airbags to protect itself from damage
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Tokyo Motor Show: The Flesby II concept car uses external airbags to protect itself from damage

The body panels of the Flesby II ultra-compact vehicle are covered by a soft, next-generation rubber that can absorb the impact of a collision.

Tesla reaffirms setting up a factory in Shanghai by the year end; no deal reached yet
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Tesla reaffirms setting up a factory in Shanghai by the year end; no deal reached yet

Tesla would still have to pay a 25 percent duty on cars built in a free trade zone, but it could lower its production costs.

Elon Musk's Tesla to send more battery installers to help restore power in hurricane hit Puerto Rico
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Elon Musk's Tesla to send more battery installers to help restore power in hurricane hit Puerto Rico

In late September, Tesla said it was sending hundreds of batteries that can store power generated by solar panels to Puerto Rico to provide emergency help in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

India to rollout battery powered buses and autorickshaws; to make electric vehicles by 2030
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India to rollout battery powered buses and autorickshaws; to make electric vehicles by 2030

The government does not want to pay for a network of charging stations for millions of future green motorists to power up depleted car batteries.

Energy firms, tech startups and oil majors have eyes on the charging stations market meant for electric vehicles
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Energy firms, tech startups and oil majors have eyes on the charging stations market meant for electric vehicles

While the range of electric vehicles was less than 100 km, Europe’s utilities were happy to help cities and companies install inexpensive charging points.

Volkswagen to offer 'at least one' electrified version of its 300 models by 2030
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Volkswagen to offer 'at least one' electrified version of its 300 models by 2030

By the end of next decade, Volkswagen vows to offer "at least one electrified version of each of the 300 or so group models", the firm said in a statement.

Tesla Motors has opened two new Supercharger stations in the United States
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Tesla Motors has opened two new Supercharger stations in the United States

Tesla announced earlier this year that it planned to increase the number of Superchargers worldwide in 2017.

Automotive companies gear to face the reality as move towards electric starts impacting jobs and profits
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Automotive companies gear to face the reality as move towards electric starts impacting jobs and profits

Since the battery is the single biggest-value item in an electric car, however, experts point out that mass adoption would shift business and jobs.

As India pushes to have majority electric vehicles by 2030; a new auto policy is expected to come before the year-end
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As India pushes to have majority electric vehicles by 2030; a new auto policy is expected to come before the year-end

A new auto policy is in the works and will include a roadmap for electric vehicles, a government official said, to come up with a new policy by year-end.

China is considering to ban cars running on fuel to boost electric cars by 2020
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China is considering to ban cars running on fuel to boost electric cars by 2020

China introduced in June a draft regulation to compel automakers to produce more electrically-powered vehicles by 2020 through a complex quota system.

Artificial Intelligence, digital currency, automation to influence business trends in India: Report
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Artificial Intelligence, digital currency, automation to influence business trends in India: Report

It further noted that artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will emerge as the next leg for smart manufacturing.

Tesla wants to test prototypes of electric self driving semi-trucks that can move in platoons
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Tesla wants to test prototypes of electric self driving semi-trucks that can move in platoons

Musk has said that potential customers are eager to get a Tesla electric long-haul truck, but he faces doubt that the company can deliver.

Dutch students have developed a lightweight biodegradable electric car
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Dutch students have developed a lightweight biodegradable electric car

The lightweight electric car, created by students in the Netherlands, is made of a resin derived from sugar beet and covered with sheet of Dutch-grown flax.

Audi to cut costs by 10 billion euros by 2022 to fund a shift to electric cars
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Audi to cut costs by 10 billion euros by 2022 to fund a shift to electric cars

Audi, Volkswagen's main profit driver, plans to bring five new all-electric models to market in coming years, starting with the e-tron sport-utility vehicle.

Musk hands over the Model 3 to first 30 buyers as Tesla forays into the electric car mass market
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Musk hands over the Model 3 to first 30 buyers as Tesla forays into the electric car mass market

Were Tesla to produce and sell 500,000 cars per year, the company would likely outsell the BMW, Mercedes, or Lexus brands in the United States.

Toyota is working on new battery to power long-range electric cars; to begin sale by 2022
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Toyota is working on new battery to power long-range electric cars; to begin sale by 2022

Toyota Motor Corp is working on an electric car powered by a new type of battery that significantly increases driving range, aiming to begin sales in 2022.

Apple working on automotive battery research with Chinese battery manufacturer
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Apple working on automotive battery research with Chinese battery manufacturer

The Cupertino-based tech giant is working with Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) in China's Fujian province based on a confidentiality agreement, Shanghai-based Yicai Global reported on Thursday

Eight months after Tesla buys SolarCity, company co-founder Peter Rive is leaving
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Eight months after Tesla buys SolarCity, company co-founder Peter Rive is leaving

Rive was overseeing the development of solar roof tiles, which are expected to go into production this summer.

New York hosts the first ePrix with drivers switching cars during the race for energy conservation
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New York hosts the first ePrix with drivers switching cars during the race for energy conservation

It is no coincidence the series has stopped in big cities, where urbanites see ownership of traditional fossil fuel-powered automobiles that pollute the air as nonessential.