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Tesla competitor Byton on the verge of collapse: Munich site closes, high-ranking ex-BMW manager fled to China
Just a year ago, the Chinese electric car startup Byton had big plans: to conquer the international electric car market and will begin mass production of e-cars in autumn 2020 . This was announced by Byton boss Daniel Kichert, a former BMW manager, who was still confident at the time. There have already been 60,000 pre-orders for the Byton M-Byte SUV , which was presented at the CES in January, as reported by the tech portal "t3n ". This year it should have shipped in Europe and North America.
Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York has gathered enough support from GOP party leaders around the state to call the nomination for him, capped off by two big endorsements in the state's western region.
Zeldin, a former state senator, picked up the support of Erie County GOP Chairman Karl J. Simmeth Jr. and Niagara County GOP Chairman Richard Andres, allowing him to surpass the 50% threshold of state committee support to get the party nomination.
By Monday, nearly 30 Republican Party County chairs, representing 52% of the state party members, endorsed Zeldin’s run against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, with the chairman of Greene County being the latest.
e-cars: VW platform MEB competitive with Tesla according to UBS analysis
According to an analysis by UBS, VW’s MEB e-car platform is “fully competitive” with Tesla in terms of costs. When it comes to batteries, however, Tesla has the edge. © Volkswagen VW ID 3 receives over-the-air updates. The major Swiss bank UBS, together with the electric car experts from P3 Group , took apart a VW ID 3 and compared it with Tesla's electric cars.
“New York has come to a fork in the road. We can continue down the same path of high taxes, lies, scandals, deceit and more money for New York City’s liberal agenda, or we can work to elect Lee Zeldin to be our next governor. He is the right man, at the right time, who can help to save our state,” Greene County Republican Party Chairman Brent Bogardus said in a statement.
Last Thursday, Zeldin also locked up the endorsements of over half of the state’s Conservative Party chairmen, an important step in securing the Republican nomination. The New York congressman raised more than $2.5 million last month.
Zeldin is one of two Republicans who have declared their candidacy for governor next year. The other being Lewis County Sheriff Mike Carpinelli.
Why Do People Buy a Tesla? Not Because of Elon Musk, Survey Says
New survey counters a popular perception that Tesla owners are all rabid fans of the CEO. Most say they bought one of the EVs because they like the cars.The real reason is simpler, and far more traditional: They like the cars.
Other Republicans considering launching their own bids include former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, and Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
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Tesla admits totally self-driving cars likely aren't happening in 2021 .
An Autopilot engineer told California regulators Tesla may not achieve Level 5 autonomy, despite what CEO Elon Musk predicted in January.The admission comes from a document of exchanges dated May 6 between the California Department of Motor Vehicles and CJ Moore, an Autopilot engineer working for Tesla, released via the legal transparency group PlainSite. "Tesla indicated that Elon is extrapolating on the rates of improvement when speaking about [Level 5] capabilities," part of the memo from the DMV read. "Tesla couldn't say if the rate of improvement would make it to L5 by end of calendar year.