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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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Hyundai Plans Electric Car With 200 Miles of Range for 2018 – WSJ

Hyundai Motor Co. said it will follow its new electric car due later this year in the U.S. with another one in 2018 that has at least 200 miles of electric range.

Hyundai is selling a hybrid and fully electric version of a car called the Ioniq later this year. The electric version will travel 120 to 130 miles on a charge, putting it ahead of cars like Volkswagen AG’s eGolf and Nissan Moto More

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WHO links 3 millions deaths worldwide annually to outdoor air pollution – EIN News

WHO issues a new report linking 3 million global deaths directly to outdoor pollution from the likes of traffic, industrial sources, or waste burning.

WHO’s latest report is a scary and shocking indictment of how governments everywhere on our planet seem unable to come together to tackle the root problems of air pollution— Bengt Rittri Blueair Founder and CEOSTOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, May 24, 2 More

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[model 3] Tesla Model 3 Expected To Reach UK Shores In 2018

With roughly 373,000 people already waiting on Tesla’s most affordable caryet, British customers might need to be even more patient than their counterparts from across the pond.

According to Autoexpress, the American EV-maker hopes to fulfill over half those orders (approx 200,000) next year, with the rest in 2018 when annual production will be scaled to 500,000 vehicles.

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5 Future Electric Vehicles That Will Change the Auto Landscape

Afters years of rumors about the next generation of electric cars, we finally have some real vehicles on the docket. Breakthroughs in technology, dropping battery costs, and a horse-race between automakers have yielded products that must be considered game-changers: 200-mile EVs that will run consumers $35,000 or less after incentives. Future electric vehicles are arriving sooner than we thought.< More

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Tesla Autopilot video: Driver sleeping behind the wheel | BGR

Tesla’s Autopilot feature is awesome, and it’ll surely be a great way to “drive” your car once self-driving cars are regulated, and once Tesla deploys a more advanced version of its software. However, people driving Tesla cars should remember that Autopilot is in beta right now. That means drivers should still keep their eyes on the road and be ready to take control on a whim. It almost de More

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology A ‘Scam’: Tesla Co-Founder

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology A ‘Scam’: Tesla Co-Founder

By Aman Jain on May 24, 2016 9:33 am in Technology
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not a fan of hydrogen fuel cell technology, and it is not a secret to anyone as the electric carcreator has called hydrogen fuel cell technology “mind-bogglingly stupid” and “silly.” Hydrogen fuel cell technology is the ot More

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[model 3] Tesla Motors Inc to Team Up With South Korea’s Mando to Supply Parts For Model 3: Source

South Korean auto parts and equipment supplier, Mando Corporation is reportedly in negotiations with Tesla Motors Inc.’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) in order to supply auto parts for its latest unveil Model 3 vehicle. This will enable Mando to join other South Korean companies that are already supplying components for Tesla’s mass market electric vehicle.

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Tesla execs join BMW’s former electric vehicle leadership at new Chinese startup

Electrek In a surprising turn of event last month, several BMW executives in the automaker’s electric vehicle leadership, also known as the BMW ‘i’ brand, left the German automaker to join a newly formed Chinese EV startup, Future Mobility Corp, backed by …… More

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New catalysts could mean lithium batteries only need recharged once a week | Daily Mail Online

Lithium-air batteries boast an energy density comparable to gasoline
New batteries could be one-fifth the cost of those presently on the market
This could also expand the range of electric cars to 400 miles
However it could be five to 10 years before these batteries are available
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[model 3] Tesla Model 3 Reservations In China Higher Than Any Country Other Than US | CleanTechnica

As long expected, it appears that Tesla is now actively considering construction of an assembly factory in China — following the emergence of strong Model 3 demand in the highly populous nation.

Tesla Model 3 reservations in China were actually higher than in any country in the world other than the US, according to Tesla’s Asia Pacific head, Ren Yuxiang — making it appear that the com More

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It Looks Like Tesla Motors Will Be Able To Sell Cars Directly In Texas Soon

Texas is one of five states that do not currently allow citizens to purchase Tesla’s electric cars, due to the “direct sales”, “no middle man” approach. Tesla has been battling with Texas lawmakers since 2013 to try to rectify the situation. The automaker has finally won an endorsement from GOP convention delegates, a huge momentum swing for the company.

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Swinging for the fences: Hyundai to build a 250-mile EV by 2020 – Roadshow

Hyundai unveiled its trio of Ioniq vehicles earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. Including a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and a 110-mile electric vehicle, Ioniq is looking to do battle with the venerable Toyota Prius. But when it comes to longer-range EVs like the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3, it appears Hyundai has a whole ‘nother trick up its sleeve.

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Threat Is Real: Many Tesla Buyers Cross Shop German Brands | CleanTechnica

Buyers of Tesla’s electric vehicles very often cross shop with German luxury car brands (BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Audi, etc), according to Edmunds. And this is even before the Model 3 arrives.

Apparently, nearly 30% of Tesla buyers consider purchasing a BMW model before settling on the Tesla — and around 20% consider an Audi or Mercedes. A further 12% also consider purchasing a Porsche b More

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[mode 3] Tesla Model 3 targets: 100K in 2017, 400K in 2018, say skeptical suppliers

Tesla Motors’ audacious goal of building half a million cars a year by the end of 2018 will require boosting its production by a factor of 10 over just two and a half years.

And it will require nothing less than a reorientation of the entire company toward manufacturing, even as vehicle development continues in the background for derivatives of its Model 3 sedan.

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[model 3] Production Of Tesla Model 3 To Be Boosted With Cash Injection From Tesla Share Offer

Tesla is planning to use a cash injection from a fresh round of stock offers to ramp up its Model 3 production, according to reports out of the US.

Reuters reports that the Tesla stock offering will net up to US$1.7 billion (AU$2.35 billion) for the US electric vehicle-maker, enabling it to boost production and reduce delivery times for the Model 3.

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Hyperloop Dreams Are Getting Real

TechNewsWorld The Hyperloop — the high-speed transportation concept Elon Musk has promoted heavily — is edging closer to becoming a reality.… More

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[model 3] Tesla Model 3 FAQ … Answered

With around 373,000 advance reservations (so far), the Tesla Model 3 is officially the most anticipated car in history. And though many details were revealed at the Model 3 unveiling eventthis past March, many questions were left unanswered. Here are the top questions we’ve heard from readers, friends, and family about the Tesla Model 3, along with answers. Most of these are verified via communi More

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[finance] Tesla raises $1.7bn in stock sale to bankroll Model 3 production

Electric carmaker will use the cash generated from the sale of 6.8 million shares to ramp up Model 3 production to 500,000 vehicles per year by 2018

Tesla has revealed the scale of its electric vehicle ambitions after raising an extra $1.7bn in a stock sale last week to bolster its production capabilities, following breakneck pre-order sales of its latest model.

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Tesla Will Build Chinese Factory When Demand Reaches “Critical Mass” – Fortune

Speaking at the International Transport Forum in Leipzig on Thursday, Tesla CTO JB Straubel said that it will make sense for the carmaker to build a factory in China when local demand reaches “critical mass,” China Daily reports. It’s hard to say just where that threshold lies, but Chinese customers made up the 2nd biggest group of preordersamong the broader flood of demand for the upcoming More

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[finance] New-energy vehicle sales prompt investment fervor – China.org.cn

China’s auto industry is ramping up investment in new-energy cars after a surge in their sales.

Automakers rolled out 94,000 new-energy vehicles between the start of January and the end of April, up 126.8 percent from the same period last year, according to figures released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

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Nissan says battery power could more than double in 10 years – FT.com

‘s Leaf car can travel about 150 miles on a single charge

An affordable electric car that can travel almost 400 miles without needing to be charged could be developed within a decade following a “breakthrough” in battery technology, according to Nissan, the Japanese carmaker.

The company is one of several investigating ways to eke out more power from electric batteries in a More

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Why Is Croatia Subsidizing Electric Cars More than Germany?

The Fund for Environment Protection and Energy Efficiency has announced (before the new acting director took over) that this year it would again co-finance procurement of electric and hybrid cars with 25 million kuna. However, the budget for the Fund has not been adopted as of yet, and therefore competitions for the subsidies have not yet been published, and in the meantime the public is asking if More

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Tesla Motors Considering Assembly Plant In China

Gas 2.0 Electric vehicle sales are exploding in China, thanks in large measure to aggressive rebates and incentives from the Chinese government.… More

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Hyperloop Dreams Are Getting Real

TechNewsWorld The Hyperloop — the high-speed transportation concept Elon Musk has promoted heavily — is edging closer to becoming a reality.… More

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Couple offers public electric car charging station at home

Washington Times If he meant it would be his last time buying a car with an engine and that required gasoline, then he may have kept his promise. He and his wife, Elizabeth, recently purchased a 2016 Model S P90 Tesla, a 90,000-watt PC-powered electric car that runs on …… More

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Global Electric Vehicle Sales Are Expected To Increase Fivefold By 2021 – autoevolution for Mobile

Electric vehicle revenue is projected to reach $58 billion in 2021, five times more than last year’s result. The estimate comes from American company ABI Research, which expects sales of electric vehicles of all kinds to generate the fivefold increase in revenue mentioned above.

The figures presented in the study do not mean that just electric cars will earn the expected increase, bu More

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How Utilities Can Reap the Most Benefit From the Electric Vehicle Revolution

As utilities struggle with slowing demand growth, competition from rooftop solar, falling returns in their wholesale businesses, and even the shutdown of hundreds of power plants, they should take any kind of good news they can get. One of the best things that could happen to the utility business might be electric vehicles (EVs). Yet few utilities talk about it as a growth driver long term.

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Panasonic’s Auto Unit Expects to Add up to $3.6 Billion in New Revenue – WSJ

OSAKA, Japan— Panasonic Corp.’s auto business on Friday said it expected to add up to $3.6 billion in new revenue in the next two years through mergers and acquisitions that would give it new technologies as part of its drive to become a major supplier for cars of the future.

The Osaka-based company said it is considering acquiring or collaborating with companies that could help supple More

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Tesla can count on Panasonic to keep up with Model 3 demand

Tesla may be willing to stump up a lot of cash to meet brisk demand for the Model 3, but it still can’t do this alone — not when Panasonic is pouring $1.6 billion into the Gigafactory needed to make the electric car’s batteries. Thankfully, the Japanese electronics giant has Tesla’s back. Panasonic tells reporters that the company will “do [its] best” to speed u More

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Self-Driving Chevrolet Bolt Fleet Spotted In San Francisco

Autoblog made a very interesting discovery this week. While driving in San Francisco a very peculiar sight was seen. Not one, but two Chevrolet Bolt EVs were driving together, fully-equipped with autonomous sensors. The part that appeared even more strange was the fact that one car was completely camouflaged, while the other was not.
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