VW’s Electrify America EV chargers coming to Walmarts

VW’s Electrify America plans to install its EV charging stations at several Walmarts across the country. It will initially start with installing the EV chargers at 100 Walmart locations in 34 states by June 2019 and expand to more locations. This is the first investment funded through Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal settlement (Dieselgate), which Electrify…

Luxgen’s artificial intelligence concept car to make its debut

The Luxgen Artificial Intelligence Concept Car is set to make its debut at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. It features a Double Line design and a unique simplified design to enhance its beauty. Luxgen’s new A.I. concept car uses an extremely streamlined design style and an avant-garde design line in the front. It features a…

Tesla looks to local machine shops to fix supplier issues

Tesla’s electric vehicles aren’t known to have the best quality and production problems consistently constrain the company. Now Tesla is looking to address some of the problems by turning to local machine shops to fix the quality of flawed components from its suppliers. CNBC reports that, Tesla has stacks of rejected components outside at one…

Chinese EV startup looks to start pre-selling its SUV soon

There are several Chinese EV startups looking to challenge Tesla in the ever growing market for all-electric vehicles. Now another newcomer is looking to join the foray. Xiaopeng Motors a.k.a. Xpeng Motors is looking to raise $1.6 billion dollars to build its G3 EV SUV. XPeng is looking to bring high tech know-how through the…

BP’s South Dakota wind farm to install Tesla battery system

British Petroleum has commissioned Tesla to help build an energy storage system at BP’s Titan 1 wind farm in South Dakota. This is BP’s foray into the wind business in the US as the company is looking to diversify its portfolio and looks toward a long-term sustainable low-carbon future. The wind farm will have 10…

Tesla Model X owner tries to replicate Autopilot error at crash site

With the NTSB is still investigating the fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X on Highway 101 and Highway 85 near Mountain View, there is still many questions yet to be answered. Tesla did confirm that Autopilot was engaged when the Model X struck the highway barrier. San Jose State University mechanical engineering professor Fred…