The logo of car manufacturer Tesla is seen at a branch office in Bern, Switzerland October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Thursday the federal investigators are still gathering “information” in a probe of Saturday’s fatal Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) crash in Texas in which local police said no one was in the driver’s seat.
“We are following this very closely,” Buttigieg told reporters at an event in Washington, saying the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) special crash investigation team “is still gathering facts and information” and is in touch with Tesla and police.
In the grand scheme of things, it could be argued we’re still in the infancy of the Information Age. Many of the breakthroughs and discoveries made since the advent of the transistor were simply inconceivable a century ago. Yet despite being a relative newcomer, we already have a lifetime of achievements to marvel over.
What makes tech especially interesting for some is that it’s peppered with anecdotes and fun facts that add substance to a story and make them even more compelling. Here are some of our favorites that you might not have known about.
Electric vehicle (EV) sales have skyrocketed since 1999, when the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that only 17 hybrid electric vehicles were sold. Look even further back in the rearview mirror and you’ll find that the story of EVs is much more complicated. In 1900 — 10 years after the first EV appeared in the U.S — EVs were a common sight, accounting for nearly one out of every three cars on the road.
Returning our focus to the present — and the future — there are plenty more surprising tidbits to learn about EVs. So buckle up, let’s hit
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