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Hybrid

Lucid Puts EVs in Range with 517-Mile Air Sedan

Tests show record-setting performance

Hybrid

Cheap Chinese EVs Coming to Texas

Geely affiliate to launch U.S. sales this year

Regulations

What’s Next. A Year of Change in Automotive.

2020 is a year like no other. Unpredictable change in the automotive industry and a new direction for AutoBeat Magazine.

Hybrid

GM and EVgo Make Massive EV Infrastructure Investment

Not only is GM increasing its electric vehicle portfolio, it is working with EVgo to build out charging infrastructure

Regulations

Foretellix Aims to Fortify Autonomous Testing

Much more testing is needed, but it’s the quality not quantity that will make the difference

Business

Panasonic: Tesla Batteries Getting a Boost

Take your pick: extended driving ranges and/or improved packaging

Economics

Chinese EV Maker Plans U.S. IPO Worth $950 Million

Li Auto hopes to tap current stock market mania for EVs

Automation/Robotics

Lucid Unveils Lidar ADAS Tech for Its First EV

Level 2 automation, with Level 3 upgrade to come

Diesel

How to Build a Military Vehicle from a Pickup Truck

A real piece of military gear. A real pickup that you can get at a Chevy dealership. A really remarkable story.

Lidar Supplier Luminar Adds Auto Veterans as Production Nears

Team will support 2022 launch with Volvo Cars

Where Would You Go After Working at Apple and Tesla?

Chris Porritt’s answer is perhaps surprising

Mobility

Tesla Picks Texas for New Plant Site, Files Lawsuit Against Rivian

There’s never a dull moment for the EV giant  

Economics

Tesla Notches Another Quarterly Profit

Easily outperforms competitors amid the coronavirus pandemic

Quality

J.D. Power APEAL: What Do Customers Like?

If the Initial Quality Study (IQS) is about issues customers have after three months of ownership, the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study is about what they like. Really like

Business

Daimler Claims Range-Record for EV Sedan

Upcoming EQS claims 435 miles per charge

Propulsion

Trevor Pawl Plans to Make Michigan a Leader in Mobility and Electrification

Sure, lots of states would like to achieve leadership in those areas, but Michigan’s governor has appointed Pawl the state’s first Chief Mobility Officer, and this guy knows how to—and who can help—get it done

Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Busted in Germany Over Autopilot Claims

Another slap on the wrist for touting the autonomous capabilities of its cars

Design

How the 2021 Ford F-150 Was Developed

An inside view on how the new generation came to be from the man who heads all Ford product development, Hau Thai-Tang

Sales

Tesla Cuts Price of Model Y by $3,000

EV maker slashed prices of other models in late May.

Business

Honda Expands Partnership with Chinese Battery Giant

The deal is the latest win for CATL, which claims to be the world’s largest battery supplier.

Autonomous Vehicles

Musk: Tesla “Very Close” to Level 5 Autonomy

Basic functionality could be achieved this year, but real-world applications not likely anytime soon

Sales

Will Showrooms Give Way to Studios?

Thinking about how Tesla has transformed the experience of buying a new car

Sales

What Does Jeep Tell Us About the Market?

Forget Tesla-killers. Ford is going after Jeep with the Bronco. This could be epic. Or not.

Assembly

Tesla Puts Battery Production on “Hold” at German Plant

Phase-one will focus on producing 100,000 EVs per year.