Racking up orders – Tesla Semi’s order lists grows bigger

Tesla unveiled its all-electric semi truck in November with lots of hype and anticipation. Eager customers have been placing pre-order deposits for Tesla’s Semi. However, some skeptics are interested to see how the market will evolve for electric commercial vehicles. Roughly 260,000 Class-8 trucks are produced in America each year and Tesla’s pie in entering…

Chinese startup takes on Tesla with an all-electric SUV

Electric car startup NIO has launched its ES8 all-electric SUV in China. NIO touts fast charging capabilities and 220 miles of range with their first fully electric SUV. The price will be half that of the rival Tesla Model X at RMB 448,000 ($68,000 USD) before any incentives or subsidies. The NIO has the home…

Watch out Tesla Semi here comes the Thor ET-One big rig

Tesla had a big unveiling of its all-electric semi truck in November. Since that unveiling Tesla has been on a roll with big orders coming in for their all-electric big rig. Now, California based startup Thor Trucks is looking to add some competition to the Tesla Semi in this lucrative yet developing market for battery…

Rinspeed’s Snap autonomous vehicle

Rinspeed has unveiled the Snap for the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Known for its outlandish concepts such as the Squba submersible car that is based on the Lotus Elise or the Oasis with its succulent garden. The Snap is a modular autonomous vehicle that the company thinks will be the future of transportation. It…

Ford strategically partners with Alibaba for A.I. development and marketing

Ford wants to make bigger inroads in the world’s largest automotive market by partnering with tech giant Alibaba. As China’s largest e-commerce site Alibaba is widely known and used by many, while Ford is a globally known automotive brand. This strategic partnership will allow Ford and Alibaba to collaborate on a wide range of innovation…

Autonomous delivery robots stumbled by San Francisco city officials

Testing robots is nothing new, but putting delivery robots on city sidewalks and testing them in a real world scenario is. However, these delivery robots have hit a stumbling block in San Francisco last week. City officials voted to restrict where these robots are able to go. They also voted to require permits to be…