Reports suggest that the first 800 Model 3s have arrived in Wollongong from Tesla's newly minted Shanghai factory. Once delivered, they will be the first Chinese-made Tesla vehicles sold in Australia, but will anybody notice the difference?
In 2016, Uber released a whitepaper outlining their ambition to bring electric VTOLs to market as "on-demand air transportation" to complement their rideshare fleet. But now it’s gone, and recent news of a $1B deal between Archer and United Airlines might also not be a sure thing.
After a decade of discussion, two hydrogen cars are set to arrive in Australia next year from Toyota and Hyundai. But is it too little, too late for the fuel cell EV? Not quite, but it might not be passenger cars that save hydrogen from electric redundancy.
Why do all the electric cars have such wacky names? Have Tesla poisoned the well, or was it inevitable that all cars would eventually be called ‘5’, ‘e’, ‘ID.3’, ‘EQC’, etc.? Let’s look at the history, the marketing, and the exceptions that prove the rule.