Category: Technology

NEW RIVAL EMERGES FOR TESLA

Meet the Fisker EMotion electric car, slated for release next year. It is projected to be cheaper than Tesla’s affordable Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt, with greater range than Tesla’s flagship Model S. According to Fisker Inc, the EMotion…

TESLA GIGAFACTORY HITS MILESTONE

Tesla has reached a major milestone in its bid to diversify from car maker to sustainable energy company as well, beginning to mass-produce lithium-ion battery cells at its $5 billion factory in Nevada. The 2170 cell, designed and produced in…

ELECTRIC CAR NAMED NORTH AMERICAN CAR OF THE YEAR

For the first time ever, a fully-electric car has been named North American Car of the Year. The Chevrolet Bolt beat the Volvo S90 and Genesis G90, adding the award to other honours including the Motor Trend Car of the…

SELF-DRIVING UBERS A STEP CLOSER

Uber, partnering with German auto maker Daimler, has moved a step closer to its goal of having a self-driving fleet. Daimler will build autonomous vehicles in-house, without help from Uber, however the cars will be built specifically for use on…

ALPHABET AUTONOMOUS CAR WELL AHEAD IN TESTING

New data on tests of self-driving car technology in California suggest that Alphabet Inc. remains ahead of its rivals in the race to bring to the roads fully autonomous vehicles. Waymo, the Alphabet unit that began as Google’s self-driving car…

ELECTRIC AND HYBRID SALES COLLAPSE

Sales of electric and hybrid cars in Australia took a tumble in 2016, with sales of electric vehicles falling a whopping 69 per cent from the previous year. Hybrid vehicle sales also fell, down four per cent on 2015 figures….

MY TESLA EXPERIENCE – DAVID BLACKHALL CEO

I ordered a Tesla last year, motivated more by the desire to expose myself to the ‘no-Dealers’ sales process rather than wanting to own the car. Everything the company does reflects the astonishingly innovative business thinking of the owner and…

Coordinated approach to autonomous cars a must

AADA joins the FCAI in backing a coordinated approach to the introduction of autonomous vehicle technology. It is a given that within the next few decades all cars on the road will be driverless, with the first vehicles expected to…

OPPORTUNITIES, RISKS IN DRIVERLESS FUTURE

The introduction and eventual universal adoption of driverless technology will completely change the retail automotive game and any Dealers slow to adapt will find themselves left behind. For the smart, however, there will be opportunities. Fewer sales, more service Market…