Jyunjoo Jin has been hearing some interesting whispers in Korea about Tesla’s orders with LG Chem. Apparently Tesla is ordering a shit ton of cells. So many, that LG Chem will have to spool up new production lines in South Korea to complement the existing production in Nanjing, China. South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd plans […]
California just drove another nail into the coffin of the internal combustion engine. The state has just passed new legal requirements that will mandate all new truck and van sales must be zero emissions vehicles. The requirements start phasing in at the start of 2024, going into full effect by 2040. This isn’t to say […]
It’s been a little over a month since we first heard Zoox needed cash and was up for sale, and that Amazon might be interested. Now just this evening, Amir Efrati at The Information broke the story that the deal is done, and could be announced as soon as Friday morning: Amazon has agreed to […]
Hey, whatever happened to Waymo? Weren’t they supposed to launch an autonomous robotaxi service worldwide or something? Well if you’ve been wondering you’re in luck. They’ve just announced a partnership with Volvo: On the path to building the World’s Most Experienced Driver, we partner with some of the world’s largest automakers to realize our mission […]
If you haven’t watched it yet, check it out now. It’s great. He even demonstrates Autopilot traffic control! This is gonna sell some cars.
Hydrogen has failed spectacularly in cars, but could it find a market in long haul trucking? Trevor Milton thinks so, and with the recent explosive IPO of Nikola Motors, hydrogen has become a hot topic in the world of zero emissions transport. I always say “hydrogen cars are for morons”, and Trevor Milton agrees on […]
If you’re following the autonomy race closely, you’ve probably already heard that BMW and Daimler released a joint statement ending their autonomy partnership yesterday. The memo was one of the funniest things I’ve read in a while, because it sums up the state of autonomy software at legacy automakers so well. I wanted to pick […]
As much as Volkswagen tried to make Diess’s new role look like “a normal part of the brand’s evolution”, it’s been clear to pretty much everyone watching that there’s a lot of drama going on behind the scenes of Germany’s largest automaker. Christiaan Hetzner spills the tea for a story in Automotive News titled “Diess […]
I was in two interviews that are live on YouTube now, if you want to watch them. One was with Warren Redlich, and the other was with Kimbal Musk and the Third Row crew. Warren Redlich Kimbal Musk Enjoy, let me know what you think!
What’s that lassie?!? Trevor Milton just shit his pants? Well go get him some new pants, what are you waiting for! That’s right –– in the leaked email above, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company is moving the Tesla Semi from limited production to volume production. This is an incredibly important and dramatically underrated […]