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Despite unveiling its third and fourth U.S. production models at the LA Auto Show last week, auto manufacturer Vinfast has yet to deliver any electric vehicles here in the United States. But this doesn’t appear to be a concern for Santa Monica-based Autonomy. On the same day Vinfast unveiled its new VF6 and VF7 platforms at the auto show, the EV subscription company announced that it had purchased another 2,500 Vinfast VF8 and VF9 vehicles in a deal worth roughly $100 million, according to Autonomy CEO Scott Painter.

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It’s hard to imagine a better setting for dot.LA’s panel on clean mobility than the Petersen Auto Museum – the hulking, futuristic aluminum installation in Los Angeles’ Museum Row that houses more than 300 vehicles, both new and antique.

Hosted by dot.LA’s climate and energy reporter David Shultz, auto and tech enthusiasts gathered at the auspicious location for a discussion about the future of electric vehicles and how long it might take for them to overtake internal combustion engines.

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Motional, a self-driving taxi startup backed by Hyundai, will partner with Uber to bring its robotic taxis to cities throughout the United States within the next decade as part of its push to get people more comfortable with the concept of taking a ride in a driverless electric vehicle.

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