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Tesla no longer lists Model 3 price with gas savings but only in Germany

The Model 3's cost can look a lot lower at a glance.Image: tesla Just like when Germany wasn’t too pleased with Tesla’s naming choice for its semi-autonomous feature (confusingly called Autopilot), the country’s automotive industry group is calling out the American electric vehicle company for misleading pricing online for the Model 3 sedan. This week Reuters reported that the Wettbewerbszentrale nonprofit association that oversees fairness in the auto industry asked Tesla to include the full price of the car and remove the price based on gas savings and tax incentives…

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Tesla rival Rivian gets big investment from Amazon

An electric truck that's just as tough? Amazon hopes so.Image: rivian Amazon is on a spending spree. Last week the online retailer invested in self-driving vehicle startup Aurora. On Friday, it announced it was the main investor in an upcoming all-electric truck and SUV company, Rivian. Amazon leads a group investing $700 million in the company, which debuted itsR1T pickup and R1S SUV at the LA Auto Show in November. Amazon wants better delivery and logistics, making the electric technology that gives Rivian vehicles more than 400 miles of range…

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Faraday Future’s electric car plans are in peril

Faraday Future's electric car dreams are in danger.Image: Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images That Faraday Future 91 electric vehicle that seemed so promising just a few years ago will probably never get made for the masses — and definitely not by 2019. The California-based would-be Tesla rival has suffered many setbacks, but none as severe as those announced this week. In a statement sent Tuesday, Faraday Future confirmed that two execs, Pete Savagian and Nick Sampson, have left the company. “We wish them the best of luck in their…

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Audi’s first all-electric SUV is supposed to blend in

The e-tron is Audi's first all-electric vehicle.Image: audi Audi’s first all-electric car, the e-tron, is ready to plug in. The German company’s mid-sized SUV was revealed in Richmond, California, only about 40 miles from Tesla headquarters in Fremont, where the electric Model X SUV is made. After a boat ride and an Intel Shooting Star mini drone light show, the car was finally unveiled Monday night at a former Ford assembly plant on the waterfront. Diplo manned the DJ booth at the post-reveal party for the car. This car is…

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Spotted: Tesla’s electric Semi truck pops up in Utah

The Semi electric Tesla truck has been on the road for weeks.Image: VERONIQUE DUPONT/AFP/Getty Images Where Tesla’s prototype electric Semi — a battery-powered long-haul truck — will go next is anyone’s guess. But in recent days, Elon Musk’s truck was spotted in Salt Lake City, Utah. SEE ALSO: Tesla’s electric semi could be the ‘biggest catalyst for the trucking industry in decades,’ says analyst A woman who said she’s a Tesla employee posted on her Instagram Friday pictures of the truck and an inside view of the big-rig. She wrote…

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Infiniti’s Prototype 10 is a sleek electric racing convertible

The Prototype 10 is an electric speedster.Image: infiniti Infiniti has big goals for electrifying its entire roster of vehicles, and the Prototype 10 is the perfect example of just how far the company is pushing the boundaries of its newer electric cars. Infiniti revealed its electric speedster concept car Thursday at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California as part of its plans to feature long-range electric or hybrid electric in every new Infiniti starting in 2021. SEE ALSO: Volkswagen will build two of its all-electric vehicles in the…

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Volkswagen’s all-electric race car makes history on Pikes Peak

Volkswagen's all-electric I.D. R Pikes Peak has broken records.Image: volkswagen For the last 100 years, cars have been setting records on top of Colorado’s Pikes Peak. Another record has been broken this year, but this time it comes courtesy of a specially-designed electric race car developed by Volkswagen, the I.D. R Pikes Peak. SEE ALSO: Trapping carbon pollution underground for thousands of years is key to fighting climate change The prototype, helmed by French racing driver Romain Dumas, broke records on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, clocking a time…

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