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Electric cars are very reliable, as they are inherently less complicated than gasoline or hybrid alternatives, Consumer Reports noted.
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Under the plan, the German automotive giant would be transformed into a holding company for three units: Mercedes-Cars & Vans, Daimler Trucks & Buses and the financial services unit.
Some of today’s prototypes for fully autonomous systems consume two to four kilowatts of electricity — the equivalent of having 50 to 100 laptops continuously running in the trunk.
Electric trucks for local deliveries will probably exceed a 5% market share by 2025, according to the head of the VW Truck & Bus division. That compares to a forecast of about 25% for battery-powered cars.
Companies are now testing autonomous vehicles from Phoenix to Pittsburgh, and developers are closely watching how they interact with their human-driven counterparts as they prepare for a future in which they will be sharing the road.
Parts to be made on the expanded production lines will include radar sensors for self-driving and data control modules that connect moving vehicles to the internet, allowing manufacturers to send over-the-air software updates.