Ford’s Electric Mustang, A Gadget-Stealing Hack, and More News

Thieves are scanning and Ford is planning, but first, a cartoon about subscription dreams. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here!   Today’s News How Ford created the Mach-E, its fully electric Mustang SUV Yes, you read that right: Ford made a fully electric … Mustang … SUV. It’s called the Mach-E, and will roll out next year. The SUV shares some of the distinguishing looks of a Mustang, and the GT model comes…

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In China, an electric car lifestyle

Chinese electric car startup Nio aspires to be the Tesla of China. To achieve that, its founder and CEO William Li wants his customers to feel like they’re part of an exclusive club. While reporting on the burgeoning Chinese electric vehicle industry for 60 Minutes this week, contributing correspondent Holly Williams found that Li is taking a particularly unique approach in his company’s branding. He wants customers to know that Nio is a luxury car—and so much more. Contributing 60 Minutes correspondent Holly Williams met William Li, the founder and CEO of…

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New Inverter To Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency

NEW YORK: A team of researchers in the U.S. has developed a new inverter that — despite being smaller and lighter — improves the fuel-efficiency and range of hybrid and electric vehicles.   Electric and hybrid vehicles rely on inverter components, which are made of the semiconductor material silicon, to ensure that enough electricity is conveyed from the battery to the motor during vehicle operation.   Now researchers at the Future Renewable Electric Energy Distribution and Management (FREEDM) Systems Centre at North Carolina State University have developed an inverter using…

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