Articles about Electric Cars

Researchers Use A Low-Tech Hack To Trick A Tesla Into Speeding Up Unnecessarily
Cars these days are getting smarter where they come with a variety of sensors and cameras on board that can warn drivers of obstacles. All of this seems to be paving the way towards a future of self-driving cars, but it seems that there still needs to be some work done on them, especially when they can be tricked with a simple two-inch piece of tape.

This $1 Billion Initiative Wants To Bring EV Chargers To Highways, Rural Areas
As electric cars become more common, there will also become a growing need for more EV chargers. Unfortunately, as it stands, EV chargers simply aren’t quite as common or ubiquitous compared to gas stations, but there has been work by companies to try and get more of them out there.

Tesla Disables Autopilot From Model S After It Was Bought From A Third-Party Dealer
Let’s say a family member gave you their old laptop or computer and did not bother wiping or formatting it. On the computer, there are a bunch of software and services that belonged to the previous owner. Would you, legally, have the right to use that software and services even though you did not buy them?

GMC Teases The Hummer’s Revival As An Electric Truck
It has been nearly a decade since the last Hummer was rolled off the production line. For those who love the truck and wouldn’t mind seeing a modern revival of it, you could be in luck because GMC recently posted a teaser on its website where they are hinting that the Hummer will be revived.

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Subaru Will Make The Shift To 100% Electric Cars By Mid 2030s
A lot of carmakers these days are creating electric cars or hybrids at the very least. This is because as the world starts to run out of fossil fuels, creating cars that don’t require them makes a lot of sense. In fact, Japanese carmaker Subaru has announced that by the mid 2030s, they plan to sell only electric cars.

Tesla Is Refuting Claims Of Their Cars Suddenly Accelerating Forwards
Recently there was a report, or rather, a petition in which it asked the NHTSA to investigate Tesla over multiple reports of cars suddenly accelerating forwards by themselves. If true, this would be incredibly alarming as it could lead to all manner of accidents, and in worst case scenarios, even death.

Tesla Cars Are Suddenly Accelerating For No Reason, Investigation Underway [Update]
Update – Tesla has since refuted the claims with a post on their website.Modern cars have definitely gotten a lot smarter compared to cars back in the day, where they are now equipped with computers and sensors that are supposed to make the driving experience better. However, sometimes the addition of technology can make things worse and more complicated.

UK Launches Open Trial For Wireless Charging For Electric Taxis
One of the bottlenecks of electric cars is the need to recharge them. Unlike pumping gas, recharging an electric car takes considerably longer. While this might not be a big deal for regular drivers, it might prove a problem for taxis where anytime they are not fetching passengers, it is income lost.

Tesla Cars Will Soon Be Able To Talk To People
The problem with electric cars is that their motors tend to run considerably quieter compared to regular car motors. This can create a problem for pedestrians who might not otherwise be able to hear an electric car driving up behind them, especially if they have a pair of headphones on. However, Tesla might have an answer to that problem.

Sony Just Showed Off Its VISION-S Concept Electric Car
When you think of Sony, you might think of the PlayStation, or you might think of the Walkman, or you might think of headphones or speakers, or you might think about their cameras. However, at CES 2020, the company has managed to surprise us all by taking the wraps off a concept electric car called the VISION-S.

Bentley’s Fully-Electric Car Will Only Arrive In 2025 At The Earliest
Many carmakers have been hopping on board the electric bandwagon as the industry moves towards a more sustainable future. However, there are still some companies who have been holding out. For example, Ferrari recently revealed that the company’s first fully-electric car will only arrive in 2025 at the earliest.

Elon Musk Hints That Disney Plus Could Be Coming To Tesla Vehicles
Earlier this year, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk had hinted that video streaming platforms such as Netflix and YouTube would soon be coming to Tesla vehicles. Given that you can already play games on Tesla’s infotainment system, we suppose it’s not a stretch to think that you would also be able to stream video as well.

Volkswagen Shows Off EV Charging Robots That Can Come To Your car
There are many malls and apartment complexes that come with electric vehicle (EV) chargers and parking bays. The only problem is that you need to go look for them, and given that they aren’t exactly many around, this can be an issue. However, Volkswagen might have solved that problem with EV charging robots.

Google Maps Can Now List The Right EV Charging Stations For Your Car
One of the problems with electric cars is that they need to be charged, and unlike gas stations, EV charging stations still aren’t quite as ubiquitous just yet. To make matters worse, there still doesn’t seem to be a standard connector, meaning that depending on the car you drive, you may or may not be able to find an EV that supports it.