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Hyundai and Canoo to co-develop all-electric platform for EVs

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Source: https://www.autonomousvehicletech.com/articles/2313-hyundai-and-canoo-to-co-develop-all-electric-platform-for-evs

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New Tesla Model S and X Long Range Plus vehicles get big range boost

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A Tesla Model S charges at a station in an Arby's parking lot in Topeka, Kansas.
A Tesla Model S charges at a station in an Arby’s parking lot in Topeka, Kansas.
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New iterations of the Tesla Model S and Model X are boasting some pretty impressive new travel ranges, Tesla revealed on Friday.

The pages for the Model S and Model X claim that the Long Range Plus versions of these two electric vehicles can now hit ranges of 390 and 351 miles respectively, which is a healthy bump up from the previous estimated ranges of 373 and 328 miles.

What changes were made that allow for the bump in ranges? Tesla doesn’t specify, but we do know that the Model S will be getting a new style of 19-inch wheels, which probably doesn’t hurt the mileage.

The more powerful Performance models of both vehicles did not get a bump in range, so whatever the company is doing it only seems to be benefiting the Long Range Plus models. Currently, the Performance Model S lasts 348 miles and the Model X can go about 305 miles. That’s the price you pay for increased acceleration.

Source: https://mashable.com/article/tesla-long-range-model-s-model-x/

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company finishes excavating Las Vegas tunnel

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Elon Musk at the unveiling event for the Boring Company Hawthorne test tunnel in Hawthorne, California.
Elon Musk at the unveiling event for the Boring Company Hawthorne test tunnel in Hawthorne, California.
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After three months of digging, Elon Musk’s Boring Company has completed its excavation of a transportation tunnel beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center, the company tweeted Friday.

The Boring Company retweeted a video from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority account that shows an excavator breaking through the ground at the end of tunnel, which will ferry people around the sprawling convention center. At the end of the project, the tunnel is supposed to transport up to 4,400 people per hour without causing any noise or vibration on the surface, the company claimed back in May.

It’s kind of like a monorail or tram that you’d find at an airport, but with Musk’s name attached to it.

The tunnel spans about a mile underground and is only the first of two tunnels that will be dug under the LVCC, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. The next step for the company is to disassemble its massive excavator and transport it to the next area where it’s set to dig.

Along with this project, The Boring Company has plans to dig more loops under Las Vegas connecting to the McCarran International Airport, downtown Las Vegas, the Vegas strip, and more. The end goal is to connect Las Vegas with Los Angeles.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority expects the LVCC tunnel to be ready to roll by January 2021.

Source: https://mashable.com/article/musk-boring-company-las-vegas/

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company finishes excavating Las Vegas tunnel

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Elon Musk at the unveiling event for the Boring Company Hawthorne test tunnel in Hawthorne, California.
Elon Musk at the unveiling event for the Boring Company Hawthorne test tunnel in Hawthorne, California.
Image: robyn beck/AFP via Getty Images

After three months of digging, Elon Musk’s Boring Company has completed its excavation of a transportation tunnel beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center, the company tweeted Friday.

The Boring Company retweeted a video from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority account that shows an excavator breaking through the ground at the end of tunnel, which will ferry people around the sprawling convention center. At the end of the project, the tunnel is supposed to transport up to 4,400 people per hour without causing any noise or vibration on the surface, the company claimed back in May.

It’s kind of like a monorail or tram that you’d find at an airport, but with Musk’s name attached to it.

The tunnel spans about a mile underground and is only the first of two tunnels that will be dug under the LVCC, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. The next step for the company is to disassemble its massive excavator and transport it to the next area where it’s set to dig.

Along with this project, The Boring Company has plans to dig more loops under Las Vegas connecting to the McCarran International Airport, downtown Las Vegas, the Vegas strip, and more. The end goal is to connect Las Vegas with Los Angeles.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority expects the LVCC tunnel to be ready to roll by January 2021.

Source: https://mashable.com/article/musk-boring-company-las-vegas/

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