27 Apr 2019 | Nissan LEAF With 380 Miles Range, Zero Motorcycles Raises $25 Million and Fleet Of Tesla Police Patrol Vehicles

Apr 27, 2019, 10:43 PM

Elon And Sec Agree On New Rules | 2019 Kia Niro Ev Costs Nearly $40k, Gets $319/Mo Lease | Zero Motorcycles Raises Additional $25 Million | Largest Fleet Of Tesla Police Patrol Vehicles Start Hitting The Roads | Tesla Full Self-Driving: First "The Smear" Then The "Slow Walk" | A 2013 Nissan Leaf With 380 Miles Of Range? | Lexus Admits It Will Be Forced To Introduce Electric Cars

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ELON AND SEC AGREE ON NEW RULES

  • "Tesla Inc.’s chief executive officer and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in a court filing Friday that they are settling a legal dispute over how Musk posts news about his electric-car company, avoiding a decision by a federal judge in New York on whether the billionaire should be held in contempt of court." reports Bloomberg today: "The SEC and Musk agreed to amend an earlier settlement to add specific topics he can’t tweet about or otherwise communicate in writing without advance approval from a Tesla lawyer. They include the company’s financial condition, potential mergers or acquisitions, production and sales numbers, new or proposed business lines, projections and forecasts that haven’t been previously published, and Musk’s purchase or sale of Tesla securities."

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-26/musk-sec-settle-legal-fight-over-his-tweets-about-tesla-juykzbwq

 

ZERO MOTORCYCLES RAISES ADDITIONAL $25 MILLION

  • "Zero Motorcycles announced the close of the $25 million funding round, which bring its aggregate equity capital raised to over $250 million since inception 13 years ago in 2006." repots Mark Kane for InsideEVs.com: "According to the press release, Zero is selling more electric motorcycles annually than all of its competitors combined."

 

  • From Zero: "With 13 years of experience, Zero Motorcycles has developed the most power- and energy-dense EV technology in powersports and has built Zero into the leading brand with a global supply chain and distribution network, and a broad portfolio of products, which are effortlessly powerful, safe, reliable, and delight our riders every time they twist the throttle."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/346216/zero-motorcycles-raised-25-million/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-

 

LARGEST FLEET OF TESLA POLICE PATROL VEHICLES START HITTING THE ROADS

  • "A fleet of Tesla Model X vehicles has been converted to police patrol vehicles in Switzerland and it is finally going into operation after being held up over data security concerns." writes Fred for Electrek today: "It can raise some eyebrows when a police service buys a ~$100,000 vehicle as a cruiser, but the Basel police department says that it is actually buying Model Xs to save money. Last year, they announced that they are replacing 7 diesel cruisers with 7 Tesla Model X 100Ds. The police said that the vehicles end up each costing about 49,000 Francs more than their usual diesel cruiser, but they expect that the Tesla vehicles will be better long-term investments due to “significantly lower costs for operation and maintenance and a higher resale value.”"

 

https://electrek.co/2019/04/27/tesla-police-patrol-largest-fleet/

 

TESLA FULL SELF-DRIVING: FIRST "THE SMEAR" THEN THE "SLOW WALK"

  • "By its nature, the federal regulatory process is ponderous and bureaucratic. That’s a reality that all companies must accept. But what if political influence is used to make Tesla’s FSD approval even more ponderous and bureaucratic than normal. That is, what if regulators were influenced to ‘slow-walk’ Tesla’s FSD through the regulatory process, turning a ponderous approval process into something that moves at a glacial pace. If Tesla is tied up for years in the red tape of approval, its competitors will have time to develop competing products."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/346884/tesla-full-self-driving-future/amp/

 

A 2013 NISSAN LEAF WITH 380 MILES OF RANGE?

  • Jennifer at CleanTechnica says: "When I saw my friend Sal Cameli’s graphic showing a LEAF guess-o-meter predicting 380 miles of range, I thought it was pretty absurd. For a LEAF to go over 300 miles, it would have to have a pretty big set of batteries. I knew he was planning to have Fenix Power rebuild his LEAF’s battery pack, but I didn’t know he was planning to do something so extreme."

 

  • "Fenix plans to rebuild packs for any LEAF with up to 40 kWh of capacity, even for 2011–2017 first-generation cars. To get even more range, Fenix will be offering expansion packs to sit in other areas, like the rear trunk area. For Sal, they’re taking things even further to push the limits — “as a design exercise, we’re looking at just how much we can do if we invade the back seat area as well. That won’t be a production product, but we will likely sell the components required for the adventurous DIY folks who want to try.”

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/04/26/a-2013-nissan-leaf-with-380-miles-of-range/

 

LEXUS ADMITS IT WILL BE FORCED TO INTRODUCE ELECTRIC CARS

  • "Lexus - the long-standing BEV reluctant brand, is recognizing the necessity to introduce all-electric cars at least in some markets where regulations leave the automaker with no choice." ays InsdieEVs.com: "International President Yoshihiro Sawa said recently that the BEVs are now needed in China and Europe, but didn't reveal when we could expect to see the first electric Lexus. Lexus is currently, of course, focused on the hybrids, but works on plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell models too. Yoshihiro Sawa noted however that PHEVs don't help the automaker to fulfill requirements"

 

https://insideevs.com/news/346728/lexus-will-introduce-all-electric-cars/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-

 

 

 

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