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Nissan ProPilot LEAF prototype at Ise-Shima G7 summit in Japan

Nissan Demonstrates ProPilot Autonomous Technology At G7 Summit

Nissan recently demonstrated its approach to autonomous driving at the Ise-Shima G7 Summit in Japan. A special prototype LEAF has be outfitted with Nissan’s future Autopilot ProPilot technology, which the company announced will be included in the production model later this year in Japan, and into the European and US models thereafter….

2 hours ago by Mark Kane 7

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Tesla Gigafactory Grand Opening Set For July 29

In the evening on Friday July 29th, Tesla Motors will host a “grand opening” celebration at its battery Gigafactory in Nevada. As promised, Tesla is inviting all of the Model S owners who referred 5 or more buyers to join the opening party. Word of the opening, as well as…

3 hours ago by Eric Loveday 26

Volkswagen Sport Coupé Concept GTE

Volkswagen Planning Its Own Major Battery Facility

According to Handelsblatt, Volkswagen is considering its own battery factory, the size of which could be comparable to Tesla’s Gigafactory plant (at least judging by the “multi-billion-euro” amount that could be invested). Truthfully we are not sure whether Volkswagen, still dealing with Dieselgate fall-out, is willing to part with billions of…

4 hours ago by Mark Kane 10

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Tesla Uses QR Code To Reveal First Supercharger In Mexico

Back in April, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk revealed (via Twitter) that Mexico would be getting its first Supercharger soemtime this year. Now, via a tipster who sent a photo to Teslarati, we’ve learned that construction is indeed underway on Mexico’s first Supercharger. As Teslarati explains: “…a tipster sent us…

5 hours ago by Eric Loveday 6

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Mercedes-Benz To Launch 4 Electric Cars By 2020

Just a few days ago, Germany officially approved a huge incentive plan for electric cars. That prompted Mercedes-Benz to announce that it’s moving forward plans to develop four new electric cars. As Autocar reports: “The plans have been orchestrated by Mercedes-Benz’s outgoing R&D boss, Thomas Weber, and call for four…

6 hours ago by Eric Loveday 20

Model S License Plate Removal

Tesla Model S Front License Plate Delete – How-To Video

It’s come to our attention (via InsideEVs contributor Michael Beinenson who recently took delivery of a refreshed Tesla Model P90DL in Atlanta himself) that Tesla apparently now fits all of its new cars with a front license plate…regardless of legal necessity. The Tesla store representative in Atlanta says the fitment…

23 hours ago by Eric Loveday 41