Tesla reportedly adding wireless charging, USB-C to the Model 3

[ad_1] Telsa is apparently adding a couple of new features to its Model 3 vehicles produced at its Fremont facility in southern California. According to reports by both Drive Tesla Canada and Electrek, the U.S. models will now include a wireless phone charger and USB-C ports. As spotted by Drive Car Tesla, one user revealed…

Spin heads to Europe, Just Eat Takeaway gobbles up Grubhub and a drive in a Bentley Flying Spur – TechCrunch

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Ford’s 2020 Escape plug-in hybrid takes aim at Toyota RAV4 PRIME – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The 2020 Ford Escape plug-in hybrid — a first for the SUV — comes with an EPA-estimated 37 miles of all-electric driving range and 100 miles per gallon equivalent, stats that will put the redesigned model into competition with the new Toyota RAV4 PRIME. The Toyota RAV4 PRIME has an estimated 42-mile EV rang…

Tesla will make 12-seater electric van for Boring airport tunnel

[ad_1] A Southern California airport connector project will work with Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to build a high-speed underground tunnel and a new Tesla vehicle is reportedly part of the plan.  The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority approved a connector line between Rancho Cucamonga with the Ontario International Airport last week. The proposal is…

New York Auto Show canceled for 2020, pushed to spring 2021 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Organizers of the New York International Auto Show, once hoping to hold the rescheduled event in August, have decided to scrap the entire year. The show has been officially canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Friday. The next show will take place April 2 to April 11, 2021. Press days…

Waymo expands first external investment round to $3 billion – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Waymo has added an additional $800 million to the $2.25 billion funding round that it first announced in March, bringing the total size of the financing (its first from investors outside of Alphabet) to $3 billion. The extension comes from new investors including those managed by T. Rowe Price, Perry Creek Capital, Fidelity Management…

Tesla prepares to bring back 30% of Fremont factory workers in spite of county order – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla is aiming to ramp up “limited operations” at its factory in Fremont, Calif., a decision that puts the company and its CEO Elon Musk in direct conflict with a stay-at-home order in Alameda County. Update: On Friday, Alameda County health officials said the automaker was told not to reopen. Employees received two emails…

Tesla to reduce price of standard range Model 3 in China – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla said it will reduce the price of its standard range Model 3 vehicle in China to meet the government’s new eligibility requirements for subsidies. This marks the second time this year that the automaker has reduced the price. Several months ago, the base version of China-made Model 3 was lowered by 9%. Tesla…