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…

Waymo looking to collaborate with Honda?

Waymo is reportedly looking to prepare signing a collaborative deal with Honda to build a driver-less vehicle. This would be the third automaker that Waymo has a partnership with, they currently have agreements with Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and last week agreed with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to co-develop autonomous vehicles. However, according to Bloomberg the…

Self-driving Chevy Bolt gets cited for driving too close to a pedestrian

San Francisco Police gave a ticket (the lazy human driver at the wheel) to an autonomous Chevrolet Bolt for driving too close to a pedestrian at a crosswalk. SFPD claims the self-driving car (the lazy human driver at the wheel) failed to yield to a pedestrian, according to CBS affiliate KPIX 5. Drivers are required…