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The Emperor’s New Highway: EV Charging Lanes

A lovely little concept being bandied about by the likes of Qualcomm makes it seem like there is a bright future ahead where you can drive around endlessly, your car constantly sustained by the wonder of high-tech roads equipped with inductive chargers that keep your car fully charged as you drive along. In my typical, non-conformist fashion, I respectfully disagree. Here’s why…

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Tesla Model 3: Handover Heels

This is the day. The day that Tesla has been working towards from the very start. The Tesla Model 3 has finally materialised into reality, and the first production Model 3’s get handed over. 8:45 PM UTC-08:00 (Gigafactory 1 Time), 3:45PM UTC+12:00 (New Zealand Time), 5AM UTC+00:00 (UK Time), and the handover party gets live streamed all over the world. Yes, I am a Tesla fanboy. I never perceived myself as the nutty kind of Tesla fan though – at least, not until today… Continue reading “Tesla Model 3: Handover Heels”

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Tesla Model 3: It’s Here!

So, the day has finally come! The first production Tesla Model 3’s are now being paired with their proud, new, pioneering owners! Happy Model 3 day, everybody! Thanks to the time zone, it looks like we are covering this a day late, but oh well! The launch party is expected to start around 3:45pm UTC-18 (Auckland, Wellington Time), so be ready. It will be streaming live from Fremont, California via Tesla’s website. Check back later for our coverage of the full event…

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Tesla Model 3: Liftoff

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced today that the Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements two weeks ahead of schedule. He also stated that ‘SN1’, which many of us believe to be the first production Model 3, will be completed this Friday. With deliveries now imminent, it seems appropriate to delve into the spec sheet. Continue reading “Tesla Model 3: Liftoff”

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Innocence Lost: Hydrogen’s Dirty Secret

The majority of car manufacturers are now at least tolerating the fact that the future looks bleak for internal combustion engine. There is, however, a small stronghold for internal combustion engines. Today we look at the last fighting chance of internal combustion engines. Continue reading “Innocence Lost: Hydrogen’s Dirty Secret”

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Dieselgate: or is it a Time Portal?

German automaker Audi has unveiled their new EV factory in Brussels – part of the company’s plan to unveil a new EV every year from 2018. The Brussels facility entered the car manufacturing sector as a Studebaker assembly plant back in 1949, and will now be manufacturing the future of Audi’s brand. Continue reading “Dieselgate: or is it a Time Portal?”

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Belated: Honda’s EV program

The electric vehicle movement seems to have become somewhat of a juggernaut – with Volvo, BMW, and Subaru focusing on development of electric vehicles, some of them based on their existing models. And now, introducing the new kid in town. Continue reading “Belated: Honda’s EV program”

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A Fresh Breeze: The Lucid Air

Tesla makes an amazing car; or technically, three amazing cars, now that the Model 3 is set to enter production. But something else is coming up: Tesla’s former Vice President of Vehicle Engineering is now involved in another startup that might finally give Tesla the competition they want. Continue reading “A Fresh Breeze: The Lucid Air”