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The INDI One has a vehicle-integrated machine designed for gaming, a Windows workstation and interior cameras.

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The INDI One has a vehicle-ingetrated machine designed for gaming, a Windows workstation and interior cameras.

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If you've ever sat successful your car with your laptop propped up connected your knees to instrumentality a Zoom call, the caller INDI One electrical conveyance whitethorn beryllium for you. The car makes its debut astatine Automobility LA connected November 17.

"You bash you" is the company's tagline for the car and it is designed for Gen Z and Millennial drivers. According to the company, the car volition feature:

  • A vehicle-integrated machine susceptible of high-end gaming
  • A implicit Windows workstation  
  • Multiple interior and exterior cameras for livestreaming videos, and shooting, editing and uploading content 
  • VR capabilities
  • All-wheel drive, a modularized 95KW artillery with a 300-mile scope and a 0-60 clip of 5.5 seconds

SEE: California EV woody could pave mode for a "Strategic Electric Reserve" and grid security

Tom Gage, caput of electrical thrust systems, said successful a institution video that designing an electrical conveyance is simply a changeless trade-off betwixt competing features specified arsenic a much aerodynamic plan and capable headroom wrong the car.  

"It's ever a compromise and that's truly 1 of the challenges and really 1 of the pleasures successful moving successful a institution similar this due to the fact that the engineers are close astatine the forefront of the full process," helium said.

The institution besides has made sustainability pledges about the materials utilized to physique the car, specified arsenic establishing a debased c footprint, utilizing plant-based polyester and PVC- and allergen-free materials. 

John Kennedy, caput of marque for Independent Electric Vehicles, said successful a video that the institution wants to instrumentality electrical vehicles 2 to 3 steps guardant by personalizing the driver's experience. The inspiration for the car was sparked by the disconnect successful the bundle acquisition erstwhile radical spell from utilizing computers and phones to getting into a car, according to the company. 

The institution opened its archetypal showroom successful October successful Beverly Hills, CA.

The newly passed infrastructure bill includes $550 cardinal for proscription and electrification. Most of the wealth volition spell to amended roads, bridges and nationalist transit, but determination are immoderate benefits for EV owners. According to Cars.com, determination is $7.5 cardinal for EV charging infrastructure, including fast-charging stations. The extremity is to evenly administer charging stations crossed the state and guarantee that the stations are nonproprietary with unfastened entree to the public. 

The EV taxation recognition is successful the larger Build Back Better Act. Part of that measure would grow EV taxation credits to $12,500 by adding a $4,500 bonus for purchases of EVs assembled successful the U.S. by unionized workers.

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