In its plan to advance cargo and passenger air transportation options, NASA has begun running test flights of air taxis. The space agency teamed up with electric aircraft company Joby Aviation to design and test the taxis, launching the debut partnership of its expansive Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign when the first flights took off yesterday from a base in California.
In case you were still thinking electric vehicles still amounted to a niche market, Visual Capitalist has news: At $183 billion, Elon Musk‘s Tesla, Inc. is the most valuable car company in the world, topping $176 billion Toyota (no. 2) and third-place Volkswagen, valued at $84 billion. Continue reading TESLA IS OFFICIALLY THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE CAR COMPANY
Package delivery outfit UPS just announced a partnership with U.K.-based technology company Arrival to develop a “pilot fleet” of 35 electric trucks that look like they’re straight out of a Pixar movie. Continue reading UPS UNVEILS DELIVERY TRUCK OF THE FUTURE, WILL STILL ARRIVE WHEN YOU’RE NOT HOME
So much about Henrik Fisker’s EMotion concept unveiled at CES this year is both exciting and, for now at least, almost completely untested. Those eye-catching butterfly doors, for example? Fisker still has to figure out how to produce them at scale. He still, also, needs to get a factory. And then there’s the battery, a version of which Fisker says will ultimately have a range of 500 miles or more, though we might not see that one for years.
WHEN DOES A six second video send the car and tech communities into a frenzy? When it’s posted by Elon Musk, and it shows his long-gestating new baby, the Tesla Model 3, peeling away from a standstill under heavy acceleration before braking to a hard stop 100 feet up the street.
As we’ve established, things that levitate, hover and float are innately cool. Of course, all boats (and the occasional motorcycle) float on water. But only some boats are able to rise above the surface, as with Quadrofoil‘s hydrodynamic and aerodynamic electric two-seaters.
Tesla’s announcement that it’s working on an electric pickup truck has the automotive world buzzing about what such a vehicle might look like. After all, Tesla changed the world of electric cars with the Model S. What might it be able to do for the electric truck? Our colleagues at Truck Trend took a stab at envisioning what the Tesla pickup might look like and imagining what innovations it might bring to the truck segment.