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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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AutoComplete: NHTSA closes Tesla Autopilot investigation,…

CNET … Mercedes-Benz · Nissan · Tesla · Toyota · Volvo · Detroit Auto Show · New York Auto Show.… More

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Tesla’s crash rate dropped 40 percent after Autopilot was…

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The Verge Tesla’s crash rate dropped 40 percent after the electric carmaker installed its semi-autonomous Autopilot software, government regulators reported today.… More

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Panasonic looks to expand Tesla partnership into self-driving technology

The relationship between Tesla and Panasonic continues to deepen after the Japanese electronics maker announced today that it will shift focus to the automotive business. In specific, Panasonic who’s been a long time partner and investor in Tesla’s Gigafactory plant where it jointly produces lithium-ion battery cells with the electric car maker and energy company, aims to develop sensors and c More

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Car Cracking

With Cars becoming more like smartphones nowadays, we thought we’d take a look at the growing concern of Car hacking, a phenomenon that’s sending chill up motorists’ and manufacturers’ spines across the globe, more efficiently than any air-conditioning unit could.
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40% Price Drop On Chinese EV Batteries Spells Trouble For…

Forbes Regardless of where you stand on Tesla, if EV batteries can be bought for much less this year in China than when produced by 2020 in Nevada, the Gigafactory, …… More

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King County announces plan to make buses all Capitol Hill Times

King County officials announced Jan.10 that Metro Transit has committed to converting to an all-electric bus fleet by 2020.

The changeover will begin this year with the purchase of 20 battery-electric buses from Proterra, with eight of them set to begin operation in Bellevue in 2017, according to an announcement from King County Executive Dow Constantine’s office.

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Tesla to expand Gigafactory production

Electric car company will make parts at Nevada battery factory

The Tesla-Panasonic Gigafactory east of Sparks will make more than batteries.

In his State of the State address Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval said the factory will produce electric motors and gear boxes for Tesla’s Model 3 vehicles.

Sandoval said the addition will mean another $350 million investment by Tesla an More

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Hyperloop high-speed transport system proposed for 5 Indian…

The Indian Express Hyperloop Oone, the futuristic tube-based high-speed transportation system, has announced 35 teams from all over the world to actualise the potential of the system in different regions – with one of them being India.… More

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Wireless charging for cars, phones, and everything else electric is coming soon – Vox

Electricity is amazing. You spin a coil of wire through a magnetic field and next thing you know everyone with access to an outlet has clean, quiet, instantaneous, and virtually unlimited power at their fingertips, whenever they need it. Wild.

It does have a couple of drawbacks, though.

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Tesla announces 2 new referral programs with new prizes: Model 3 delivery event, S or X P100D, & more | Electrek

The latest round of Tesla’s quarterly referral program ended yesterday and Tesla surprised everyone by launching not one, but two new rounds of the program: a new quarterly round and a new annual round – something it hasn’t done before.

New buyers are still getting a $1,000 discount, but the program features new prizes for referrers. It also brings back the opportunity to win a Model More

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This Chinese Company Is Building A Better And Cheaper Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Model X Killer

Published By News Desk at January 16, 2017 10:28 am Chinese electric vehicles startup NextEV is gearing up to give competition to Tesla Motors’ Model X with what it says to be a better and more affordable electric crossover that should be on the roads in 2018 or 2019
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been hit with competitive challenges, in the past, to every vehicle that it has made incl More

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Here Is Why You Should Buy A Cheap Used Electric Car

Here Is Why You Should Buy A Cheap Used Electric Car

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We all know used Nissan Leafs are so cheap and so abundant now that Nissan should consider stopping production of new ones. Recently I did a search on Autotrader and found that there were more than a thousand Leafs ( More

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ITS International – Electric boats and ships 2017-2027: Large market emerging, says IDTechEx

Analysts at IDTechEx have issued a new report, Electric Boats and Ships 2017-2027 looking at this fragmented but often highly profitable and growing sector. It says there are already over 100 manufacturers of electric boats and ships. The report finds that the market for hybrid and pure electric boats and ships will rise rapidly to over US$20 billion worldwide in 2027 for non-military versions.
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Nissan will start testing driverless cars in London next month | Alphr

Unlike Tesla, Mercedes and Volvo, Nissan has been pretty quiet when it comes to autonomous driving technology – but that’s all about to change. After revealing the new Nissan Leaf and Qashqai will have autonomous technology, the Japanese manufacturer has just announced it will begin testing driverless technology in London.
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Model 3 Owners Score Massive Safety Benefits with Tesla Autopilot 2.0

In spite of it being cheaper, the upcoming Model 3 will be no less safer than the current Tesla lineup. Tesla Motors Inc’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) next vehicle will have a lot more to boast about than it’s affordability. The Model 3 will house all-round, 5-star safety features, much like the flagship Model S and Model X SUV. The company has assured buyers that Autopilot 2.0 will also come standard on th More

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China’s Anti-Teslas: Cheap Models Drive Electric Car Boom | News | teleSUR English

More electric cars are sold in China than in the rest of the world combined, but are mainly locally-branded models that are cheaper and have a shorter range than those offered by foreign automakers such as Tesla and Nissan.

The Chinese-branded electric vehicle market is propped up by huge government subsidies as part of Beijing’s policy to build global leadership in cleaner energy dri More

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Will This Ex-Tesla Executive Help Dyson Sell an Electric Car? – Bloomberg

There are idyllic corporate campuses, and then there’s the thing Dyson Ltd. built. Nestled in the English countryside are massive research and development centers, top secret labs and various toys that founder James Dyson collected over the years, including a helicopter in the parking lot and a jet plane in the cafeteria.
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Will This Ex-Tesla Executive Help Dyson Sell an Electric Car? – Bloomberg

There are idyllic corporate campuses, and then there’s the thing Dyson Ltd. built. Nestled in the English countryside are massive research and development centers, top secret labs and various toys that founder James Dyson collected over the years, including a helicopter in the parking lot and a jet plane in the cafeteria.
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China to loosen electric-car rules for foreign makers, because they didn’t work

It has long been official Chinese government industrial policy to dominate the world’s production of lithium-ion battery cells and to establish a commanding electric-car industry.

This would not only position the country in crucial industries of the future but give it a way to start attacking the choking smog in its cities that affects public health.

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Tesla (TSLA) unveils Supercharger fees — Quartz

If you’re thinking about buying a Tesla take note: The company will soon start charging to power up vehicles purchased after Jan. 15.
The electric car maker this week unveiled new fees to charge Model S and Model X cars at Tesla’s Supercharger stations. Price will vary from country to country, and within the US, state to state. For example, stations in New York will charge $0.19 per kilo More

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Four US cities are looking into making a massive order of 24,000 electric cars, potentially good for Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt EV? | Electrek

It’s being reported this week that the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Ore., sent in a request for information (RFI) to automakers for what could become the biggest electric car order ever: 24,000 vehicles.

The municipalities are currently looking for information about what electric vehicles they could get on what timeline before launching a formal bidding proc More

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Tesla reveals what it will charge for a charge | GantNews.com

It will soon cost some Tesla owners $15 to charge up for a drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco, and $120 to go from L.A. to New York.

The company has revealed the new pricing structure for its network of rapid charging stations around the world. CEO Elon Musk announced in November that Tesla would phase out free charging.

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US Federal $7,500 Electric Vehicle Credit Expiry Date By Automaker

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US Federal $7,500 Electric Vehicle Credit Expiry Date By Automaker

How long do you have to buy a new plug-in electric vehicle in the US and still receive the full $7,500 federal credit? We have an answer for you!< More

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Infiniti Will Build an Electric Sports Car for 2020

In 2012, Infiniti went to visit Lotus in England, with the goal of creating an exciting carbon fiber hybrid concept based on Lotus tech with a 3-cylinder range extender called the Emerg-E. The fully functional concept, shown above, even ran up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. In the meantime, Infiniti also cooked up a more conventional electric study based on the Nissan Leaf called the More

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Neodriven is a rearview mirror replacement that can make your car semi-autonomous – The Verge

In late 2015, iPhone and PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz teased a project that sounded like a dream: his new company would produce a $1,000 consumer product that could grant your car semi-autonomous capabilities. Eleven months and one terse letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration later, Hotz killed the project.
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Long Beach To Distribute 270 Free Electric Vehicle Chargers | News | gazettes.com

The city is ready to distribute 270 free electric vehicle chargers to residents who own or lease an electric vehicle.

The giveaways are part of the city’s expedited permitting process for electric vehicle charging stations, according to a release from sustainability coordinator Larry Rich.

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China’s anti-Teslas: cheap models drive electric car boom | Reuters

More electric cars are sold in China than in the rest of the world combined, but are mainly locally-branded models that are cheaper and have a shorter range than those offered by foreign automakers such as Tesla and Nissan.

The Chinese-branded electric vehicle (EV) market is propped up by huge government subsidies as part of Beijing’s policy to build global leadership in cleaner energ More

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Even auto execs say electric cars will dominate by 2025 : TreeHugger

When I wrote about Tony Seba’s prediction that all new vehicles will be electric by 2030, I was particularly struck by one observation:

In past instances of technological disruption (the shift from landlines to cell phones, for example), insiders and experts within the incumbent industries were often more—not less—likely to miss the disruption that was coming. At some point, howev More

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LeEco Begins Construction On $3 Billion Electric Car Factory In China | CleanTechnica

The Chinese tech giant LeEco has begun construction on its planned $3 billion electric car manufacturing facility in China, following a $1.44 billion investment from an unnamed source.
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