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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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Dr. Boaz Almog: Quantum Levitation

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2020 Tesla Pickup – What To Expect

Back in January, the Tesla CEO Elon Musksaid that we can expect a Tesla truck to come in the next few years and as he explained, “It’s sort of a logical thing for us to do in the future.” Nothing has been official yet, and we don’t have the faintest idea of how the Tesla pickup could look like, but we can try to guess some of the truck features based on the previous knowledge of cars and T More

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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Supplier Establishes Plant in Mexico to Improve Supply

Earlier this year, The Country Caller reported that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is convincing its auto suppliers to establish facilities near Theresa Factory in Fremont, CA, ahead of Model 3 production. Brembo, which supplies brakes to the automaker, has not come to the Bay Area, but it has opened a new factory in Mexico to facilitate access to Tesla’s plant.
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WiTricity Enables Interoperable Electric Vehicle Wireless Charging With TMN™ Technology | Business Wire

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The Electric Car Needs You « Plug In America

We stand at a moment of great uncertainty for the electric car. With the outcome of the election, we need your help and your commitment now more than ever.
Plug In America has stood firm in its commitment to electric vehicles through a range of political climates; in fair weather and foul. Over many years, we have pushed both Democratic and Republican administrations to be bold in their supp More

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Canadian Tire to add electric car charging stations to 25 Ontario locations | Toronto Star

Electric vehicle charging stations are being added to 25 Canadian Tire Gas+ locations across Ontario.

AddEnergie Technologies says the stations, which starting rolling out early next year, join the 2,500 stations along its FLO Canadian charging network.

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr who participated in Monday’s announcement in Toronto says the federal government will be contr More

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Nissan & Eaton Accepting 2nd-Life EV Battery Home Storage Pre-Orders | CleanTechnica

Nissan and its partner Eaton have begun accepting pre-orders in the UK for its new xStorage Home portfolio of energy storage products. The product line — which includes a total of 6 different product configurations — was developed cooperatively by Nissan and the power management firm Eaton.

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Self-driving Leaf makes an unusual factory tow car

Driverless vehicle systems are used in factories the world over, but traditional setups require the installation of special railings or magnetic guides. A fleet of self-driving electric cars don’t need any such help to navigate Nissan’s Oppama plant, where they tow fully-built cars around the factory complex.
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How PG&E’s EV charging pilot will test utility ownership models | Utility Dive

The controversy over utility ownership of electric vehicle charging infrastructure could to come to a head in California.

Two of the state’s three dominant investor-owned utilities (IOUs) are already acting on plans to build networks of EV chargers approved by the California Public Utilities Commission. In one, the utility will own all the chargers; in the other, all will be owned by in More

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Uber in Artificial-Intelligence Drive After Buying Startup – WSJ

Wall Street Journal Uber is creating a new division to develop artificial intelligence technology, after agreeing to acquire Geometric Intelligence, a New York-based artificial …… More

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Automotive OEMs Agree to Install 400 Fast-Charging Electric Car Stations in Europe | Electronics360

A group of automotive manufacturers are teaming up to create a fast-charging network for electric and hybrid electric vehicles across Europe.

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, Volkswagen Group, Audi and Porsche have signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow for a sizeable number of stations to enable long-range travel through Europe using battery electric vehicles (EVs). More

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Huawei unveils long-lasting lithium-ion batteries » Manila Bulletin Technology

Huawei announced a major breakthrough in its research into lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, unveiling the world’s first long-lifespan graphene-assisted Li-ion battery able to withstand high temperatures.

The announcement was made by Watt Laboratory, an organization under Huawei’s Central Research Institute, at the 57th Battery Symposium held in Japan.

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Delphi And Mobileye Wants To Speed Up Production Of Fully Autonomous Cars : Tech : iTech Post

Autonomous vehicles have the ability to self-drive by just a touch of a button. A technology that was once only a dream by science fiction fans and have only been seen on movies and books. Today, there are a number of these smart cars roaming the streets throughout the world. However, there is one problem, these cars claiming autonomous capabilities are, well, not really autonomous.
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Daimler Announces $11 Billion Investment For Electric Vehicles

Daimler’s research and development boss, Thomas Weber, has announced that the automotive group will invest up to $11 billioninto electric vehicles.

Quoting Weber:

“By 2025 we want to develop 10 electric cars based on the same architecture.”
“For this push we want to invest up to 10 billion euros.”
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Mercedes Apparently Wants To Build A Ton Of Electric Cars Under Its New Brand

After trademarking the name for its new electric-car brand and introducing a 400-horsepower concept car to go along with it earlier in 2016, it sounds like Mercedes-Benz has some, well, abundant plans for the brand. If the plans play out, there could soon be more Mercedes EVs than you can count on both hands.
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Mercedes Apparently Wants To Build A Ton Of Electric Cars Under Its New Brand

After trademarking the name for its new electric-car brand and introducing a 400-horsepower concept car to go along with it earlier in 2016, it sounds like Mercedes-Benz has some, well, abundant plans for the brand. If the plans play out, there could soon be more Mercedes EVs than you can count on both hands.
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Elon Musk tops Bezos and Zuckerberg as most admired tech leader

Teslarati In a recent poll of 700 tech company founders conducted by First Round Capital, 23% of respondents named Elon Musk as the the person they admire the most followed by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos (10%) and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (6%).… More

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Electric vehicle startups are on pace to raise almost $2 billion in 2016 – 100% increase from last year

Electrek Since the beginning of the decade, investments in electric vehicle startups haven’t represented anything too impressive, but it still trended at a healthy $800 million per year from 2010 to 2012.… More

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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Officially Launches in Spain With Cars, Batteries, Solar

In October, The Country Caller reported that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) opened jobs for its upcoming store and service locations in Spain, ahead of its expansion in the country. Today, Electrek posted that the automaker opened orders for Model S and Model X in the Spanish territory, which leaves only Portugal in West Europe where the company is yet to arrive.
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Nikola Motor receives over $2.3 billion in pre-orders for its electric truck | Minds

Designed by the former Chief Designer of Isuzu’s commercial truck division, Steve Jennes, now Chief Designer of Nikola Motors, the ‘Nikola One’ has received over two billion dollars in early pre-orders as one of the most advanced electric trucks on the market.
It’s a long-range vehicle with a methane range extender and a 320 kw battery pack, getting up to 1,200 miles on a More

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Tesla officially opens Model S and X sales in Spain, but plans to focus on energy products in the country | Electrek

Earlier this year, we reported on Tesla job openings in Spain revealing that the California-based automaker plans to soon expand its retail presence to the country with new stores in Madrid and Barcelona. Spain was only one of few countries in West Europe where Tesla wasn’t officially selling its cars or where it doesn’t have a retail presence.

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Hilton Sparks Major Expansion of Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles – Satellite Press Releases

MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide(NYSE: HLT) today announced a major electric vehicle (EV) charging program, which will be available at 50 U.S. hotels by the end of this year with plans to rapidly expand to 100 U.S. hotels by the end of 2016. The program will cover all types of electric vehicles, including Teslas. Current, powered by GE, will provide stations to charge other car makes.
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Tesla’s battery cost lead perfectly illustrated in one simple chart | Electrek

Considering most specs about Tesla’s batteries are kept secret, it can sometimes be difficult to understand the company’s competitive advantage in this space. Experience and data are certainly important factors. Tesla was the first company to treat battery cells as a commodity and build large battery packs using thousands of common cylindrical li-ion battery cells. That was over a decade ago.< More

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Huawei’s new graphene Li-ion battery is one cool customer | MobileSyrup.com

Huawei announced a major breakthrough in its research into Li-ion batteries, unveiling the world’s first long-lifespan graphene-assisted Li-ion battery able to withstand high temperatures. The announcement was made by Watt Laboratory, an organization under Huawei’s Central Research Institute, at the 57th Battery Symposium held in Japan.
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EV Connect Awarded $4M to Bring 300 Charging Stations to N.Y. :: NGT News

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EV Connect Awarded $4M to Bring 300 Charging Stations to N.Y.
EV Connect, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, says it has been awarded a $4 million contract from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to i More

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EV Connect Awarded $4M to Bring 300 Charging Stations to N.Y. :: NGT News

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Tesla job openings point to design development of future cars – Model Y?

It’s been nearly a half year since Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed during a quarterly earnings call that the next vehicle after the Model 3 will be the company’s Model Y compact SUV. One might recall that Tesla previously revealed its plan to broaden consumer reach beyond the premium sedan and SUV segment by producing a compact SUV “; thus, completing its S-E-X-Y line up.
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Tesla Model S goes about 14 miles beyond ’empty’

Autoblog (blog) We’ve all done that thing where we drive a bit further than we should after the gas gauge has gone way left of the red line, right?… More

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Toyota chief shifts gear, to boost electric vehicle division | Reuters

Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday appointed its president to lead their newly formed electric car division, flagging its commitment to develop a technology that the automaker has been slow to embrace.

The change comes as the United States, China and European countries are encouraging automakers to make more all-electric battery cars as they push alternative energy strategies.

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PG&E releases tools to support EV fast charge stations in California – Daily Energy Insider

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) released a report and interactive map to support the installation of electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in Central and Northern California.

The new interactive map allows on-the-ground planners and installers to explore potential sites and prioritize the locations they feel are most suitable for DC fast chargers. Over 300 areas are shown on the More

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Electric Car Factory Planned in Arizona to Have 2000 Workers – ABC News

Electric car maker Lucid Motors said Tuesday it will build a manufacturing plant in Arizona that will begin production in 2018 as it looks to compete in the fast-growing market for luxury electric vehicles.

The company said it chose the Casa Grande location from dozens of other spots around the country.

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