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Electric cars really do cost less to own than gas-powered vehicles, report says

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Electric car manufacturers have long claimed their vehicles are ultimately less expensive to own than their gas-powered counterparts, and it now looks like that wasn’t just classic marketing spin. Consumer Reports has published a study indicat…

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Tesla camera hack shows how your EV might monitor driving habits

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Elon Musk said the driver-facing camera in Tesla cars was to monitor future robotaxi service, but a sleuth suggests the company might be open to checking human drivers as well. Code investigator Green says they’ve found (via Electrek) the in-c…

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Tesla will offer a bird’s eye parking view, if you pay a premium

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It should soon be easier to manually park your Tesla — if you’re willing to pay for the privilege. Elon Musk has revealed (via Electrek) that a “vector-space” bird’s eye parking view is coming, but you’ll need to buy the Full Self-Driving pack…

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Honda’s electric SUV concept is a peek at a production vehicle

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Honda has offered a look at its next electric vehicle, and it’ll be decidedly roomier than the E compact car. The automaker’s newly unveiled SUV E:concept is an unusual two-door utility that “indicates the direction” of a future production EV….

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Hyundai’s next electric race car hints at the future of sporty road-going EVs

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Hyundai’s electric sports car ambitions didn’t end with a spruced-up Veloster. The automaker has unveiled an RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car that not only promises to boost its motorsport plans, but reflects the “next generation” of N performa…

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Lucid hints its first EV will have Tesla-beating range

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Lucid Motors had expected its upcoming luxury electric sedan would have a range of 400 miles on a single charge. However, testing has suggested the Lucid Air can travel much further than that before the battery needs more juice. The company su…

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Tesla Powerwall knows when to stop charging your EV during power outages

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Tesla’s Powerwall can ironically create problems if you’re all-in on the company’s ecosystem. What happens if there’s a power outage and the battery pack has to juggle the needs of both your home and your EV? You might rest a little easier fro…

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Elon Musk explains why Tesla’s Model 3 has an in-cabin camera

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Tesla’s Model 3 has shipped from the start with a camera pointing at the cabin, but it has gone unused ever since. What’s it for? You won’t have to wonder much longer. Elon Musk has confirmed that the camera is there to support Tesla’s eventua…

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Apex’s electric supercar includes an AR race coach and partial self-driving

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How do you make a name for yourself as an EV startup when you have plenty of rivals? By promising a mix of breakneck performance with uncommon tech, apparently. UK-based newcomer Apex has unveiled the AP-0, an electric supercar that’s ready for the t…

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