Articles tagged “tesla”

Norway Pushing to Have Commercial Electric Planes in the Air in 10 Years

Norway Pushing to Have Commercial Electric Planes in the Air in 10 Years

Sveinung Sleire, Bloomberg

Aviation is looking to take a cue from the auto industry, making plans to launch electricity-powered planes. Who better then than Norway, whose drivers love Tesla, to be out front on electric planes?

8 months ago

Elon Musk to Build High-Speed Transit to Chicago O’Hare Airport

Elon Musk to Build High-Speed Transit to Chicago O’Hare Airport

Associated Press

Chicago is already ahead of New York in connecting its far-away airport to downtown. Cutting that 40-minute train trip down to 12 minutes could produce more demand than these electric vehicles can handle.

8 months ago

Self-Driving Cars, Electric Vehicles and the Future of Hitting the Road

Self-Driving Cars, Electric Vehicles and the Future of Hitting the Road

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

The sharing economy hardly puts a dent in the fact that most American road trips occur with owned cars. But look out for brands adapting to electric vehicles before driverless cars change things completely.

9 months ago

Americans Fearful of Self-Driving Cars: New AAA Survey

Americans Fearful of Self-Driving Cars: New AAA Survey

Keith Naughton, Bloomberg

A new AAA survey doesn't bode well for companies like Alphabet and Tesla that are betting big on self-driving cars. The bottom line is that Americans are still freaked out by the idea of not having a real person behind the wheel. Will anything ever ease those anxieties?

9 months ago

Lyft Hires New Chief Operating Officer From Tesla

Lyft Hires New Chief Operating Officer From Tesla

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Lyft is looking to formally launch in Canada this year, so having an experienced chief operating officer on hand is vital. It doesn't hurt that McNeill comes from Tesla, which has pioneered various automated driving technologies.

1 year ago

Chinese Electric Car Maker NIO Gives Tesla Stiff Competition

Chinese Electric Car Maker NIO Gives Tesla Stiff Competition

Bloomberg

How will electric cars with batteries that can be swapped out in three minutes impact vacationers on road trips, as well as the taxi, ridesharing, rail, and airline sectors? Perhaps the more pertinent question for now is whether NIO and others will out-innovate Tesla in the electric car arena.

1 year ago

Tesla Tells Taxis and Ridesharing Companies They Can’t Use Its Superchargers

Tesla Tells Taxis and Ridesharing Companies They Can’t Use Its Superchargers

Brian Eckhouse and Dana Hull, Bloomberg

Tesla has a limited supply of its Superchargers, and this isn't going to have a wide impact for now among commercial operators such as Uber and Lyft, or the taxi industry. Tesla, though, is expanding its reach: It will soon have three Supercharging stations in Manhattan, for example.

1 year ago

Self-Driving Cars May Need Total Automation to Cope With Passenger Inattention

Self-Driving Cars May Need Total Automation to Cope With Passenger Inattention

Joan Lowy , Associated Press

Humans have a way of mucking up the works sometimes, especially when you're talking about the initial adoption of new technology like self-driving cars. The test and learn approach will one day solve this problem too.

3 years ago

A Qantas Plane Races a Tesla in Cross-Promotion to Push Sustainability

A Qantas Plane Races a Tesla in Cross-Promotion to Push Sustainability

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Qantas is making some very smart and bold branding moves. The timing of this collaboration with Tesla around the launch of the Model S is only the latest.

3 years ago

Airbnb and Tesla Solving Problems of Affluent Travelers in California

Airbnb and Tesla Solving Problems of Affluent Travelers in California

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

Airbnb has been adept at partnering with brands that coincide with its vibe and Tesla certainly fits right in.

3 years ago

How Tesla Is Helping to Remake the Iconic U.S. Road Trip

How Tesla Is Helping to Remake the Iconic U.S. Road Trip

Dana Hull, Bloomberg

Sounds like fun, if you can afford it.

4 years ago

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport Is Psyched About Its New Tesla Taxis

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport Is Psyched About Its New Tesla Taxis

Marisa Garcia, Skift

As the appropriately green-tied and iconically white-moustached Dutch gentleman says on the video: “It’s absolute progress.” For Tesla, at least.

4 years ago