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Sustainable Transportation Could Save the World (and Save $100 Trillion)

As protesters gathered in New York City to demand action on climate change, a new report shows how smart transportation policy can play a major role in reducing carbon emissions. Photo: South Bend Voice/Flickr

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China Is Adding Solar Power at a Record Pace Bloomberg -…

Bloomberg China, the world’s biggest investor in clean energy, is on pace to install record amounts of new solar this year after adding 24 gigawatts of capacity in the first half amid a push by policy makers to locate electricity production near the point where …… More

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Elon Musk Says He Has Approval to Build NY-DC Hyperloop  …

NBC New York New York to Washington in 29 minutes? Elon Musk says it’s possible and he has the government’s approval to do it. “Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins,” Musk …… More

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Electric car startup Lucid Motors is short of cash and…

Recode Build or sell? That’s the choice faced by electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors, which is considering several acquisition offers even as it raises money to build its own assembly plant for its Tesla Model S rival, the Lucid Air.… More

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Tesla In China: A Mega Opportunity Seeking Alpha -…

Seeking Alpha China is already the world’s largest auto market with 28M cars sold in 2016 and the world’s largest PHEV/BEV market with 500K units sold in 2016.… More

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Everyone Is Revising Their Electric Vehicle Forecasts…

Greentech Media Oil companies are eyeing dramatic adoption of EVs. But car manufacturers aren’t planning for the same level of electrification.… More

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A Brighter Future for Electric Cars and the Planet  New…

New York Times There is simply no credible way to address climate change without changing the way we get from here to there, meaning cars, trucks, planes and any other gas-guzzling forms of transportation.… More

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Watch out, Tesla: Buffett-backed Chinese electric vehicle…

USA TODAY The facility, which employs around 700 people, will be able to annually produce 1,500 electric heavy-duty vehicles, such as municipal buses.… More

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$3 Billion Electric Car Subsidy Bill Working Its Way Through California Legislature – The Drive

The Golden State may be planning to give electric car buyers extra treasure for their purchases. A bill working its way through the California legislature would create a $3 billion fund designed to encourage EV adoption by providing larger rebates to customers than currently available—and getting that money to consumers much more quickly than existing methods.
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[model 3] Tesla sends out Model 3 Delivery Event invites to select few owners | Electrek

Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk already announced that the automaker will be holding a special delivery event on July 28 to unveil the production version of the car and hand over the first 30 units to their owners.

Now Tesla started sending out the first invites today to the Model S and Model X owners who won access to the event as a prize through their referral program.

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Tesla introduces new Supercharger cost estimator as it transitions to pay-per-use model | Electrek

Tesla’s Supercharger network is having quite the eventful year. 2017 was supposed to be its first year under the new pay-per-use model, but Tesla delayed the change and then introduced a way to get around it for new buyers through the referral program, which is now the only way to get free access to the Supercharger network.
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2017 Electric airplane symposium Registration

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The conference hours are Saturday, July 22, 1:30 to 8:30, and Sunday, July 23, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Doors open at 12:30 pm on Saturday and 7:00 am on Sunday. Your registration includes: all of the daytime sessions on Saturday and Sunday, the dinner and keynote address Saturday night, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. We will be announcing our keynote speaker i More

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Quiet zoom: Electric car race comes to Brooklyn waterfront …

Salt Lake Tribune Member of Team Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport push their car ahead of the Formula E auto race Friday, July 14, 2017, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.… More

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[midel 3] 9 signature features in Tesla’s Model 3, an electric car…

Business Insider Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who shared the first images of the final production version of the Model 3 on Twitter last week, says the first 30 Model 3 customers will receive their cars at a party on July 28. Tesla will reportedly produce around 100 cars in …… More

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Tesla’s Model 3 big launch could rival Apple’s iPhone: Gene…

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Fox Business In an interview on FOX Business’ Varney & Co., Loup Ventures’ Gene Munster said Tesla is doing for the electric car what Apple did for the mobile phone–rebranding it as a computer in your pocket.… More

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Global Automakers Call on China to Ease ‘Impossible’ Electric Car Rules – NYTimes.com

HAMBURG/SHANGHAI — Global automakers have urged China to delay and soften planned quotas for sales of electric and hybrid cars, saying its proposals will be impossible to meet and would severely disrupt their businesses, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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Is Elon Musk’s hyperloop really about to take off?

Now that the super-duper lickety-split transit system called hyperloop has passed its first real-life test, its underground pod zipping along 70 miles-per-hour in a tube across the Nevada desert, what’s next for this Elon Musk-inspired transportation project?

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National Drive Electric week – the week of September 9-17, 2017

Drive Electric Week celebrations will be taking place throughout the week of September 9-17, 2017. Events will be happening across the US and other countries. See below for a list of events. To find an event near you, you may want to visit the map of events .

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Hyperloop One had its first full-system test of ultrafast…

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The Verge Hyperloop One completed the first full-scale test of its hyperloop technology in a vacuum environment on May 12th, the company announced today. In the test …… More

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Ultimate Guide To The Benefits Of Biking | Biking Expert

Ultimate Guide To The Benefits Of Biking
The major part of the worldwide cities is noisy, polluted and uninhabitable. The main cause? Vehicle traffic. Traffic that literally paralyzes the vast majority of the urban centers, increases harmful emissions of greenhouse gasses and produce noise pollution, not to mention the significant economic disbursements and increasing stress level it causes. More

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Updated: 17 States Now Charge Fees for Electric Vehicles…

Greentech Media States are imposing fees on the small population of EV drivers in a broader push to shore up road repairs.… More

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Electric Vehicle Charging Networks Will Be Rolled Out…

CleanTechnica More than 70 electric vehicle charge points are set to be installed throughout rural and remote Western Australia, as the state’s largest retailer prepares for a not-too distant future where EVs are “ubiquitous” on the nation’s roads.… More

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[model 3] Crunch Report | The First Production Tesla Model 3 Rolls…

TechCrunch The first production Tesla Model 3 rolls off the line, mobile operators told to ban VPNs in China, Google backs news bots and Lucid Electric car hits 235..… More

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Tesla drastically expands its service network as Model 3…

CNBC As Tesla prepares for a surge in the number of vehicles it will have on the road, the company is dramatically expanding its service network.… More

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Faraday Future abandons plan to build $1 billion electric car factory in Nevada amid cash woes – The Verge

Faraday Future, the troubled California startup that aimed to unseat Tesla as king of electric cars, is scrapping plans to build a $1 billion, 1-million-square-foot factory in Nevada — a casualty of the sprawling cash problems of its billionaire Chinese financier.

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Tesla building the largest battery system in the world, Elon Musk says

Tesla is set to build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery storage project in South Australia.
Billionaire founder Elon Musk said the project will be completed within 100 days or it will be free.
South Australia has had major electricity issues since storms have destroyed key infrastructure.

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[model 3] Everything you need to know about Tesla Model 3, which is starting production today – The Verge

oday’s the day for Tesla. The automaker says it expect to complete production of “SN1” (or “Serial Number one”) of the Model 3, its first electric car for the masses. But the Model 3 isn’t just any car. Everything for the success of Tesla as a viable car company has been building up to this point. The Model 3 will define the future of the company — and the stakes for Tesla a More

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France Plans to End Sales of Gas and Diesel Cars by 2040

New York Times Nissan’s electric car, the Leaf, was displayed next to a charging stand at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2016.… More

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests Tesla Model S

A new set of crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety questions Tesla ‘s claim that the Model S is the safest car in history.

In fact, the person who oversaw the Model S crash tests tells CNBC, “If you’re looking for top-line safety, we believe there are other, better choices than the Model S.”

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Sacramento, Calif., to Serve as ‘Green City’ with Massive Electric Vehicle Carsharing Program

Last week, Volkswagen (VW) cemented its interest in establishing an electric vehicle (EV) carsharing network in California’s capital city of Sacramento. The auto manufacturer, as a part of the $14.7 billion settlement caused by the 2015 diesel emissions scandal, will devote $44 million to build out its first “Green City,” or network of electric vehicle charging stations and EV carsharing More

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Germany’s Innogy enters Californian electric car charging market | Reuters

Innogy (IGY.DE ), Germany’s biggest energy company, has set up a subsidiary in the U.S. state of California offering charging points for electric vehicles in competition with the top network ChargePoint.

The subsidiary, called Innogy E-Mobility US LLC, will make, market and operate the charge points, the German company, which was spun off from RWE (RWEG.DE ) l More

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