REE Automotive Signs Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Magna

The strategic collaboration will explore the combination of REE’s groundbreaking REEcornerTM technology with Magna’s vehicle systems integration expertise and world-class manufacturing capabilities, to develop MEVs that enable commercial customers to customize vehicles based on their specifications and branding, while accelerating time to market.

Daniel Barel, REE Co-Founder and CEO, commented, “We are thrilled to reach a collaboration agreement with Magna, which should help put us on the fast track to support a broad range of electric vehicles (EVs). We see a growing demand for highly modular EVs from leading tech companies and new electric mobility players who have

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Racial disparities prompt calls to repeal King County’s bicycle helmet law

In the fall of 2019, a white man spat on Edwin Lindo while he was riding his bicycle with a friend around Mercer Island.

“It gets on my jersey and I’m like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening right now,’” he recalled.

Lindo, who identifies as Central American Indigenous from Nicaragua and El Salvador, and his friend, Aaron Bossett, who is Black, viewed the encounter as a racist attempt to exclude them from the biking community.

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Gaffney man dies in single-vehicle crash when vehicle hits tree, coroner says


Gaffney man dies in single-vehicle crash when vehicle hits tree, coroner says

Landon Perry Seals died at the scene

A Gaffney man died Monday morning when his vehicle hit a tree, according to the Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler.Fowler said Landon Perry Seals, 26, was driving along Draytonville Road about 8 a.m. Fowler said the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway in

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First Look Inside Elon Musk’s Underground Transportation System Beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center

LAS VEGAS, April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) provided a first look inside Elon Musk’s innovative underground transportation system located beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) campus. The first-of-its-kind transportation solution, named the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, is operational and will be available when LVCC welcomes its first major convention, World of Concrete, in June 2021.

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The $52.5 million system will serve as a fun and quick way to move convention attendees throughout the more than 200-acre campus, all 40 feet beneath

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Intel’s Mobileye teams with startup Udelv on automated delivery

Intel Corp.’s Mobileye has teamed with four-year-old Silicon Valley startup Udelv in an effort to put automated electric delivery vehicles into service in the U.S. by 2023, the companies said on Monday.

Mobileye is supplying a fully automated driving system for Udelv’s new Transporter, a boxy electric shuttle without seats or cockpit that is designed specifically for delivery.

Udelv will not sell the vehicles, but will offer them as part of a subscription-based delivery-as-a-service package to commercial customers. And while the vehicles will not have human drivers, Udelv plans to offer a teleoperation feature with humans remotely assisting customers with

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Is 94-mile Model 3 a clever workaround or silly business?

Tesla recently brought its nearly nonexistent entry-level Canadian model—a version of its Model 3 electric sedan that costs about 45,000 Canadian dollars (about $36,000 U.S.)—out into the open. 

Under Transport Canada’s iZEV program, eligible EVs have to be priced below CA$45,000 before destination and other fees. The Standard Range, which has been offered since 2019, is priced at CA$44,999, allowing the point-of-sale federal incentive; and up until now it’s been a special-request model not listed on Tesla’s Canadian configurator. 

Now it is, which allows shoppers to more easily see what they’re getting, or not getting. Tesla confirms the same

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