In this final piece in a series on Sandy Munro’s Q&A at TeslaCon Florida, I’m highlighting a section of the Q&A where he talked about the coming wave of Chinese electric vehicles (EVs). He was asked, “You mentioned by 2030, one-third of the cars in the market will probably be Chinese. So, what do you […]
Growing electric vehicle adoption is built on the back of growing EV battery production. So, battery news always catches my eye and excites me. Though, news about battery supply deals or new battery production facilities doesn’t always strike writers’ fancy. (Okay, it seldom does.) So, plenty of EV battery news stories get put on our […]
The Chinese auto market slumped in November, with an overall drop in sales across the market. Although, Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai posted record numbers during the same month. Some say the news shows Tesla’s electric vehicle dominance in what is the world’s largest auto market, while others are pointing to the automaker’s plans to cut some […]
The first BYD super premium off-road vehicle is scheduled to arrive early next year and cost as much as $200,000. The line forms on the right!
The next quadrant chart of sexy vs practical is in place, one on carbon drawdown from our overloaded atmosphere. It complements the ones on electricity and energy storage, and ground, marine and air transportation.
XPeng is standing a notch above the rest when it comes to advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS). I recently went on an exclusive virtual drive in an XPeng vehicle using the company’s new City Navigation Guided Pilot suite for over an hour. The driver didn’t need to intervene once, and the car was super smooth and […]
I recently went on an exclusive test drive of XPeng’s “City Navigation Guided Pilot” (CNGP) in the city of Guangzhou, China — virtually. I rode in the car via what was basically a Zoom call (Chinese version of Zoom) alongside an XPeng engineer, PR people, and a “driver.” They had 4 cameras set up to […]
While autonomous vehicle testing in the United States (especially with Tesla vehicles) gets a lot of our attention, we also like to keep an eye on developments in other places, like China. In what is being called a “world first,” Baidu, the “Google of China,” has been granted permits to offer commercial fully driverless ride-hailing […]