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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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Lyft will launch self-driving car rides by the end of this year – The Washington Post

Silicon Valley’s steady march toward self-driving cars took another step forward Friday as the ride-hailing company Lyft said its customers will be able to summon a driverless vehicle on some roads by the end of the year.
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Hyperloop could transform transportation in the Northeast – CBS News

WASHINGTON — How would you like to have breakfast in New York and be at your desk in Washington, D.C., in time for your morning coffee break?

If tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has his way , it will take only 29 minutes to commute between New York and Washington one day, traveling on ultra-fast trains underground.

Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, tweeted yesterday that More

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40% Growth? The Latest Electric Vehicle Sales Numbers Look Good – Union of Concerned Scientists

US electric vehicle (EV) sales are up 45% for the twelve-month period from July 2016 through June 2017 , compared to the prior twelve-month period. What does that mean for the future?

As I’ve noted previously, the US EV market saw 32% annual growth over 2012-2016. This rate would, if continued, result in EVs being 10% of all new car sales in 2025.

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Canada to install electric car charging stations along Trans-Canada Highway – Houston Chronicle

US-IT-LIFESTYLE-TRANSPORT A pay and charging station for what is being billed as the nation’s largest ‘Electric Vehicle’ (EV) car sharing program for disadvantaged communities was unveiled by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in Los Angeles on June 9, 2017. The service backed by the French company Blue Solutions will not be fully operational until later in 2017 and will eventually More

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China Plans to Use Artificial Intelligence to Gain Global Economic Dominance by 2030 – MIT Technology Review

Artificial intelligence may have been invented in the West, but China seems determined to own its future. Its rising AI community just got a tremendous shot in the arm, in the form of a massive new government investment plan.

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The global race to implement the first phase of Hyperloop and India’s current standing

In August 2013, entrepreneur Elon Musk published a detailed white paper titled, ‘Hyperloop Alpha’ . Hyperloop was conceived as the quickest, safest, most environment friendly mode of transportation on the planet, moving people and freight within and between cities. The original goal was to move people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in about 36 minutes.

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Tesla Model 3 vs. The World

TESLA MODEL 3 IS READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD [INFOGRAPHIC]
The Tesla Model 3 is about to change everything. Bloomberg reports, “It’s finally here: The Model 3, Tesla’s $35,000 electric gamechanger. A single black Model 3 rolled off the production line Friday with a serial number all its own, kicking off a company-defining six months. The car will belong to Elon Musk, Tesla’s More

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Lyft is now building its own self-driving technology, which…

The Verge Today, the ride-hail company said it would finally go beyond partnering with other companies on autonomous driving, and in a significant shift, it will start building some of the technology itself.… More

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Tesla Model 3 Launch Event: What to Expect  Madison.com -…

Madison.com Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) most important vehicle launch ever is now just over a week away. On Friday, July 28, the electric-car maker will fully unveil its Model 3. Tesla expects the $35,000 vehicle to serve as a major catalyst for the company, driving …… More

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Elon Musk’s plans for Hyperloop travelling underground between New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC ‘granted government approval’

Musk, who first put forward the Hyperloop concept in 2013, described the revolutionary transportation system as “a cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table”.

It is designed to travel at speeds of up to 800 miles per hour when empty and carry passengers at 760 miles per hour.

The American firm Hyperloop One recently announced the first successful full t More

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Would Tesla Acquire Faraday Future And Lucid Motors? – Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha

Lucid Motors and Faraday Future need to fund their yet-to-be-built factories as well as all the other operations to support and warranty cars for decades.

While $700 million may buy a very small factory, a lot more money is needed to provide for a financial runway to scale.

In the event that this money can’t be raised very soon, all signs point to these companies being acquired  More

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The iconic Schwalbe scooter has been reincarnated as an electric vehicle : TreeHugger

This classic scooter from the former country of East Germany is now an e-scooter with a 62-mile range.

Some 50 years after its introduction, the Schwalbe (Swallow) scooter has made a quantum leap from a noisy, polluting two-stroke vehicle into a clean, quiet modern transportation option.

The Schwalbe story is a long and winding one, from the beginnings of the original Stimson & More

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Apple is reportedly working on electric car batteries with China’s biggest battery maker | Electrek

Last year, Apple was rumored to be working on an autonomous all-electric car codenamed ‘Project Titan’. The company later confirmed development work on an autonomous driving platform and CEO Tim Cook even referred to it as “a core technology” for the company , but it showed signs of giving up on developing an actual car.

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Tesla pushes new Autopilot 2.0 update with truly ‘silky smooth’ control algorithm | Electrek

Last month, Tesla started the rollout of a new Autopilot 2.0 with a new control algorithm that CEO Elon Musk described as a “smooth as silk”.
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, like with the Traffic Aware Cruise Control (TACC), some owners were let down by the update, especially after Musk called it “smooth as silk”.

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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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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.

The June 18 letter addressed to the head of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, is the most cohesive pus More

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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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