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Tesla, Inc. is an American electric vehicle and clean energy company based in Palo Alto, California.

Are self-driving projects over-hyped?

Ford invested US$1 billion in autonomous driving startup Argo AI in 2017, and Volkswagen later joined with a $2.6 billion investment. It was an attempt to match the hype surrounding rivals such as Apple, Google, General Motors, Lyft, Uber, and Tesla. At its height, Argo AI was reportedly valued at $12.4 billion. But in October 2022 Argo AI shut down.

Meanwhile, GM is looking to expand its autonomous-driving business, which it believes is key to the future of the auto maker. (Barrons)


10 safest EVs with the highest rated US crash test ratings

Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is showing that electric vehicles are at least as safe as conventional ones with total injury claims happen less frequently for electric vehicles.

Here is a list of the safest electric cars with the best crash test ratings for 2022 and 2023.

  1. 2023 Volkswagen ID.4
  2. 2023 Tesla Model Y
  3. 2023 Subaru Solterra
  4. 2023 Audi E-Tron
  5. 2023 Kia EV6
  6. 2023 Tesla Model 3
  7. 2023 Genesis GV60
  8. 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5
  9. 2023 Genesis G80
  10. 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) bills itself as an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage from motor vehicle crashes through research and evaluation and through education of consumers, policymakers and safety professionals.

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Tesla’s fifth adjustment since the start of 2023

Tesla has cut prices for its most expensive models, ranged from 4 percent on the performance version of the Model S to 9 percent on the more expensive Model X.

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Tesla slashed prices on its cars across all its markets in January, offering discounts of up to 20% in what many analysts saw as the start of a price war by the electric vehicle market leader.

It has been adjusting prices since with a pace and frequency that goes beyond what established automakers have attempted in an industry where a car’s base price is still referred to as a “sticker price” on a vehicle in inventory.

The Model S and Model X, which come in base all-wheel drive (AWD) and performance “Plaid” editions, represented about 4% of Tesla’s global deliveries in 2022. Its two cheaper models, the Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover, made up the rest.

J.D. Power study shows EV customers want the usual » Styling, Quality, Reliability, Safety, and Technology

According to the latest J.D. Power Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study, Rivian owners really like their R1T electric pickups.

As mainstream customers enter the electric vehicle market, they are focusing on the same things that have mattered them in the past — styling, quality, reliability, safety, technology — according to the latest annual study of EV owners by J.D. Power.

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Tesla drops the price of its CCS Combo Adapter

Tesla CCS Combo Adapter

Tesla CCS Combo Adapter

Tesla has dropped 25% off the price of its CCS Combo Adapter making the prospect of fast charging at DC fast charging station other than Tesla’s branded Supercharges an easier prospect for many Tesla owners.

Overnight, the adapter is now US $175, down from US$250. Interestingly, the company is not listing the lower price as a sale. So permanent? Available here at the US store.

In Canada, the price also dropped, down from CDN$340 to CDN$240. Available here.

Source :: Electrek

Tesla safety recall affects 362,000 electric vehicles in the USA over Full Self-Driving software

Tesla is recalling more than 362,000 electric vehicles in the USA to update its Full Self-Driving (FSD) software after U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulators said the driver assistance system could cause crashes.

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Details: NHTSA researchers discovered the potential safety risks in the context of an ongoing investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot driver-assistance technology.

  • In some circumstances, FSD-equipped cars traveled or turned through intersections during a “stale” yellow light, or traveled straight in a turn-only lane.
  • They also sometimes didn’t stop long enough at stop signs and failed to adjust their speed when speed limits changed.

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