Dealerships Across America Destroyed in Latest Hit to Legacy Auto

The first half of 2020 has been trying for almost everyone, and that includes legacy auto. As if production and supply chain issues weren’t enough, many stealerships dealerships across America have been vandalized and attacked. In many cases cars were destroyed, crashed, or stolen. Whitney McDonald and Krystal Hur have the story at Automotive News: […]

Department of Energy Provides Battery500 Project Update

In July of 2016, right before the election that would transform the federal government, Obama’s Department of Energy launched the Battery500 consortium. The goal was to provide funding and resources to a group of top universities and institutions to figure out how to create a next generation battery cell. The reason the project was started […]

Stanford votes against oil divestment, fearing retaliation

Ben Franta, a Stanford PhD student, has some unfortunate news for us on Twitter. This morning, Ben attended a meeting of the Stanford University faculty senate as they prepared to vote on whether they would recommend divestment from fossil fuels to the board of trustees. Surprisingly, “They voted overwhelmingly to *keep* investing in fossil [fuel]s”. […]

Mercedes “Tesla Killer” EQC Sold 700 Units Total

Simon Alvarez has the latest on the Mercedes-Benz EV, the EQC: The Mercedes-Benz EQC, a vehicle once considered as a potential “Tesla Killer” and a legitimate threat to the Model X, has reportedly sold less than 700 units in its home country since it was launched. This was according to data from Germany’s Federal Motor […]

Amazon in Talks to Acquire Zoox

Our friends at Zoox, the startup that recently settled a lawsuit for stealing trade secrets from Tesla, are out of money. Self-driving is a capital intensive business. Many have been wondering who would bite the bullet and buy them out, and now Cara Lombardo and Tim Higgins have a report in the Wall Street Journal […]