J.P. Morgan Chase Realizes the Badger Ain’t Happening

Mike Wayland at CNBC brings us some truly shocking news: JPMorgan is “skeptical” about Nikola finalizing a deal with General Motors to produce an electric pickup truck called the Badger for the embattled vehicle start-up. CNBC Gee, I wonder what could have happened to give them doubts about the Badger. Maybe they saw Nikola’s CEO on Mad Money. Instead, […]

Tesla to Begin Building Superchargers in China

This should help speed up the rollout of new Supercharger locations in China: Tesla Inc. plans to start manufacturing EV chargers in China in 2021, according to a document submitted to the Shanghai authorities by the U.S. automaker that is seeking to expand sales in the world’s biggest car market. Tesla, which now sells its […]

New FSD Beta Build Rolling Out Now

A new version of Tesla’s Autopilot “Full Self Driving” Beta is rolling out now. The version number is 2020.44.15.3. Tesla CEO Elon Musk had previously said that this fifth build of the limited beta should be significantly improved: FSD Beta 5 coming out in a few days. Improvement should be significant. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) […]

Auto News Interviews Herbert Diess

Herbert Diess made a few interesting comments in his latest interview: VW is moving toward battery-powered electromobility more resolutely than other long-established automakers. Why? You have to do it consistently if you want traffic to become CO2-free. If you don’t develop combustion and electric vehicles on the same platform, the electric cars will be really […]