Baidu Pushing to Expand Robotaxi to 30 Chinese cities by 2023-2024

Baidu plans to expand its robotaxi ride-hailing services across 30 cities in China in two to three years to serve a wider range of users. Robin Li, founder of Baidu, said at the 2021 ABC Summit. Currently, there are about 500 test vehicles in the Baidu Apollo self driving program and they are the first …

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Comparing EV Ownership Costs

Consumer Reports compared regular cars versus EVs and different car models. EVs have far lower maintenance and operating costs than other cars. Tesla’s have longer range and less maintenance than other EVs. Tesla have higher resale value. The Tesla Model 3 outsold the Toyota Camry in Australia for the first half of 2021. The Model …

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US Senate Passes $3.5 Trillion Budget Resolution – End of Reconciliation Process in September

The senate passed a $3.5 trillion blueprint which is the first step in the reconciliation process to pass a larger bill. House leaders will return from summer recess Aug 23 to vote on the fiscal blueprint. The legislation is will have paid family and medical leave, subsidized child care, an extension of an expanded child …

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Xiaomi and Apple Threatens Tesla With 2024 EV Vaporware

Smartphone giant Xiaomi is hiring many positions for its electric vehicle unit and for its autonomous driving project. Xiaomi is targeting its first car model to market within three years (around 2024). BYD and Xiaomi are in discussions to form a strategic partnership. “BYD will support the development of Xiaomi in the automotive business in …

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