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NHTSA closes investigation of Model S fires, Tesla installs new shield for battery pack

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has closed a three-month investigation of the Model S fire incidents, as Tesla announced a design change to better shield the car’s battery pack from road debris. Shortly after the fires, Tesla made a software update that raised the ride height of the Model S to reduce the… Read more »

Consortium to test multi-ratio EV transmissions in Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque compact SUV will be the platform for a £16 million research program supported by the UK’s Technology Strategy Board. The Evoque_E program will investigate the benefits of high-speed motors and multi-speed transmissions for hybrid and electric vehicles. The project will build three development vehicles based on Land Rover’s new Range Rover… Read more »