Why a New Crop of Electric SUV Batteries Are Coming Up Short

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First it was the Jaguar I-Pace. Researchers studying electric vehicle performance at Carnegie Mellon University were surprised last fall when the sporty electric crossover received a disappointing range rating from the EPA. The 234-mile rating, from a 90-kWh battery, was six miles short of what Jaguar had projected, and 16 miles short of the researchers’ […]

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Elon’s Court-Approved Twitter-Sitter, Measles in LA, and More News

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The dust has finally settled on Tesla CEO Elon Musk's battle with the SEC, LA is under quarantine, and the US is falling behind in SIM-swap hacking. Here's the news you need to know in two minutes or less. Elon Musk is getting a stricter Twitter-sitter Musk and the SEC have reached a settlement in […]

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Optimus Ride brings autonomous shuttles to NYC industrial workers

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Optimus Ride autonomous shuttles will ride through the Brooklyn Navy Yard.Image: optimus ride The Brooklyn Navy Yard is getting an autonomous boost.  On private roads, a loop shuttle service for ferry passengers will bring riders to the industrial center where 400 businesses operate. Workers can ride in MIT-based company Optimus Ride’s self-driving shuttle cars starting […]

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Uber drivers claim new London congestion charge is discrimination

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Uber drivers and other private hire vehicle drivers accuse the Mayor of London of discrimination.Image: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images From April 8, private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers will no longer be exempt from the £12.50 ($16.55) daily congestion charge to drive in central London under mayor Sadiq Khan’s new rules.  PHV drivers, including drivers […]

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Elon Musk couldn’t stop tweeting in 2018

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Musk has tweets for everything.Image: mashable composite: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images / twitter What better way to really understand Elon Musk’s year as Tesla CEO than to look back at his Twitter. It’s been a bumpy and very busy year for the electric car executive. He went from the depths of despair to turning a profit for […]

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Scooter-sharing is hard on e-scooters. This ‘smart’ scooter thinks it can help.

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An e-scooter is an e-scooter is an e-scooter. Right? It may seem that way, but companies are developing new designs for the two-wheeled machines. As the scooter-share industry continues to grow, it’s becoming clear that the motorized devices are increasingly important.  SEE ALSO: E-scooter companies really don’t want you to do this Superpedestrian, a transportation […]

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Another self-driving car service arrives to deliver hardware store supplies

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The future ride for your online orders.Image: sasha lekach / mashable A little rain didn’t dampen ThorDrive, a self-driving car platform based in Seoul, from launching its self-driving delivery service.  Starting Thursday, driverless vans will drop off purchases from a hardware store in Silicon Valley — no human driver steering, accelerating, or braking required. In […]

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