BMW launches iX EV in US starting at $83,200
"BMW is proud to announce the BMW iX xDrive50. Conceived from the outset as purely electric mobility, the iX sees BMW redefining its successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept," the company said in a statement. The BMW iX has been created to provide something beyond just mobility -- an exhilarating driving experience combined with a sense of well-being for both drivers and passengers.
Tesla delays first Model S Plaid deliveries: Report
Last week, Musk announced that Tesla will hold a delivery event for the first Model S Plaid deliveries on June 3 at the automaker's Fremont factory. Now, the CEO confirmed that the event has to be delayed by a week because the new Model S is not ready yet. "Model S Plaid delivery pushed to June 10. Needs one more week of tweak,"
Hero MotoCorp to resume production at all plants from Monday
"The other plants of Hero MotoCorp in India - Neemrana in Rajasthan, Halol in Gujarat and Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, will also start single shift operations from May 24th. The Global Parts Centre (GPC) at Neemrana will also be operational from May 24th," the company said in a statement.
Royal Enfield recalls 2,36,966 units of Classic, Bullet, Meteor models
According to the company, the defect in the ignition coil can cause misfiring, reduced vehicle performance and in rare cases, an electric short circuit. "The defect was discovered during routine internal testing and the issue has been clearly identified and isolated to specific batches of material sourced from our external supplier between December 2020 and April 2021," the company said in a statement.
Hero Lectro rolls out new sales strategy for its cargo e-bike
Hero Lectro recently announced the launch of its first purpose-built cargo vehicle Hero Lectro WINN, an E-Cycle designed specially to address the evolving needs of last-mile-e-commerce delivery in India. The first of its kind cargo vehicle to hit the Indian market will soon be supplemented by a three-wheeled cargo vehicle.
Two-wheeler cos extend warranty, free servicing period
"This extension will be applicable for all Honda 2Wheeler India's customers, whose vehicle's free service, warranty and extended warranty was originally ending between 1st April 2021 and 31st May 2021," the company said in a statement. Hero MotoCorp has also extended the duration of all its warranty and free services.
Tesla applies brakes on Bitcoin for vehicle purchases
Musk said that the electric car maker will not sell any bitcoin and intends to use bitcoin for transactions as soon as mining moves to more sustainable energy. "We are also looking at other cryptocurrencies that use <1 percent of bitcoin's energy/transaction," Musk said in a tweet.
Tesla Supercharger network reaches 25K-milestone
At the end of 2020, Tesla had over 20,000 charging stalls at over 2,100 Supercharging stations around the world. Now just a few months later, Tesla announced that the automaker has now 25,000 Superchargers around the world, Electrek reported. Those 25,000 Supercharger stalls are at just over 2,700 Supercharger stations. Tesla launched a new Twitter account called 'Tesla Charging' that shares every new charging station coming online.
Tesla admits Musk's 'full self-driving' claim not feasible yet
Tesla vehicles are far from reaching a level of autonomy often described by Musk on social media, according to an internal memo obtained by transparency portal Plainsite. "Elon's tweet does not match engineering reality per CJ. Tesla is at Level 2 currently," Tesla's director of Autopilot software CJ Moore told the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Toyota acquires Lyft's autonomous car division for $550M
The ride-hailing company says it will see an annual savings of $100 million of non-GAAP expenses, which it claims will better position it to ultimately earn a profit. Toyota has also agreed to use Lyft's fleet data and platform for any commercial service it eventually launches under its Woven Planet subsidiary.