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businessAround 100 Million Vehicles Will be Sold in 2019 and Bring Vehicles in Use to About 1.5 Billion

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There will be around 100 million cars, light vehicles truck and buses sold in 2019, which will bring the total vehicles in use in the world to around 1.5 billion. SUVs are over one-third of the car sales. Here is …

carsSelf-driving Cars, Traffic and Parking Problems

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Self-driving cars should be able to solve traffic and parking problems. However, this requires that most self-driving cars are used with ride-sharing to maximize the useful rides per car and to reduce the amount of parking that is needed. Adam …

batteriesTesla Patents a Better Battery System

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Low-cost batteries are critical to Tesla’s main products of electric cars and battery storage systems. Tesla has patented a new battery system. The patent describes a new battery cell chemistry that will have faster charging and discharging, better longevity, and …

batteriesElon Musk Says There is No Agreement for Batteries in China With Tianjin Lishen

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There was a report that Tesla had signed up Tianjin Lishen as a battery supplier but Elon Musk said this is not true. Tesla is looking to expand its battery supplier base outside of Panasonic, which has supplied the cells …

batteriesFord Will Make All Electric F-150 With More Towing Power to Fight Off Tesla and Rivian

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Ford will make electric and hybrid F-150 trucks that will come with more towing and off-road power than traditional gasoline and diesel trucks can offer today. Ford revealed a hybrid 2020 Explorer SUV during the Detroit auto show this week. …

batteriesTesla Move to Bigger Battery Packs and 2170 Batteries for S and X Cars

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Tesla is discontinuing the 75 kWh battery pack versions of the Model S and X cars. Sean Mitchell makes the case in a video that Tesla has advantages to standardize on the 2170 battery cells If Tesla moves to 2170 …

businessBaidu and Udelv Will Test Driverless Trucks for Walmart in the USA

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Baidu, who is China’s version of Google, has entered a partnership deal with California-based autonomous delivery start-up Udelv that will see self-driving vans powered providing delivery services to American retailers such as Walmart from February. Baidu announced the deal with …

batteriesTesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory Will Make Model 3 and Y Cars

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Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory will produce Model 3 and Model Y cars for greater China region. Elon Musk Shanghai Giga will produce affordable versions of 3/Y for greater China. All Model S/X and higher cost versions of Model 3/Y will still …

batteriesOil Analyst Makes Case for Electric Cars and Picks Copper as Way to Play Battery Future

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Marin Katusa of Katusa Research is an oil and uranium analyst. He gave his take last year on oil and uranium prices. Oil will remain range bound and Uranium prices will recover but in 2 to 5 years from last …

businessElon Said He Can Be Stupid But Parking Lot Assembly Line Was Built in 3 Weeks

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Elon Musk was interviewed a couple of days ago on 60 Minutes by Leslie Stahl. They focused upon the craziness with Tesla, the Elon tweets that got punished by the SEC, the pot smoking by Elon on Joe Rogan, the …