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MIT Self-Driving Cars: Emilio Frazzoli, CTO, nuTonomy – A $4 trillion transportation problem

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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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Beyond the Big Screen: How Byton is developing three electric vehicles at once

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Tesla cuts Supercharger prices back down after customer backlash over increase

Last week, we published a report about Tesla drastically increasing Supercharger prices around the world, but now the automaker is reducing the price hike after a backlash from customers.
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Tesla to approve first new battery supplier for vehicles since Panasonic, report says

Ever since Tesla’s inception, Panasonic has been the automaker’s only approved battery supplier when it comes to its electric vehicles.

Now Tesla is reportedly looking to approve its second one in order to supply battery cells to Gigafactory 3 in China.

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Uber is working on autonomous electric bicycles and scooters, opens robotics division

Uber has been working on autonomous vehiclesfor years. However, they’ve always been of the four-wheeled variety. Now it appears that the ridesharing giant is focusing on autonomous electric bicycles and scooters as well.

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India is getting its own giant battery gigafactory for electric vehicles

Ever since Tesla built the first battery ‘gigafactory’, a factory able to produce battery cells at the gigawatt-hour level, many other companies have announced similar ambitions.

Now, India is apparently going to get one as a consortium of companies are getting together.

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Tesla gets approval to start delivering Model 3 in Europe

Tesla received permission to start selling its Model 3 in Europe, clearing the final hurdle in bringing the electric-car maker’s top seller to the home turf of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
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Watch Tesla’s Autopilot Feature Get Smarter in Only Three Month’s Time

while autonomous driving can still seem like it’s ages away from picking you up and whisking you off on a road trip, a cool new video shines a light at the speed with which the technology is progressing. In the video, the user tries the same difficult turn over the course of three months of successive autopilot updates.
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Toyota and Panasonic to make batteries for electric vehicles in 2020

Toyota Motor and Panasonic are set to launch a joint venture next year to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EV) in an effort to compete with Chinese rivals, a source familiar with the matter said.

The joint venture, to be owned 51 per cent by Toyota and the rest by Panasonic, could also provide batteries to Toyota’s EV technology partners Mazda and Subaru, the source said on Sunday More

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How Tesla is taking over neighborhoods with solar energy

There’s a good example in Venice, Florida where Rich Blair had Tesla Energy install solar panels on its home and he has been telling his neighbors all about it.

It has quickly spread in the neighborhood where now 10% of the homes already have Tesla solar systems.

This is an exceptionally high penetration rate since less than 1% of US households have residential solar.

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Uber plans to develop self-driving electric scooters and bicycles

Uber is hiring engineers to develop electric scooters and bicycles which can drive themselves around cities in order to reach customers and charging points.
Electric scooter and bicycle-sharing services, including Uber’s Jump business as well as competitors Bird and Lime, allow customers to collect the vehicles and then leave them on the pavement outside their destination.

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UPDATE: GBatteries Claims Amazingly Fast Charging Times For Electric Cars

GBatteries says its tech can charge a 60-kWh battery pack with ~120 miles of range in about five minutes. It also claims that the system will work with current lithium-ion battery packs. You’ll have to utilize this new fast-charging system and a special adaptor to make it all work. Still, the company was able to prove such claims in live demonstrations at 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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World’s first commerchypwrloopial hyperloop to launch in Abu Dhabi next year

The world’s first commercial hyperloop system will be launched in Abu Dhabi next year – as a once “far-fetched dream” gets set to become a reality.
That is the promise from the man tasked with driving forward the pioneering transport scheme, which is set to slash travel times between the capital and Dubai from more than an hour to just a handful of minutes.

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Tesla Gigafactory 3 site comes alive with construction work – video

Tesla is moving fast when it comes to Gigafactory 3 and it is counting on China’s reputation to build fast in order to start production by the end of the year.

A new video of the factory site now shows that is alive with construction work.

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Fly Free’s latest 50 mph electric motorcycle promises 100 mile range, ~$4,500 pre-sale price

Fly Free is one of a handful of new electric motorcycle startups offering light electric motorcycles designed for urban riding.

Fresh off the announcement of their first two electric motorcycle designs, the company has just unveiled specs for their third and latest bike, the Smart Old.

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Tesla Semi trucks, Powerpacks, and solar to be used in new near zero-emission Frito-Lay facility

Tesla is partnering with PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay to design a new “near zero-emission” distribution facility that will involve a whole fleet of Tesla Semi electric trucks, along with a few other electric vehicles, a charging system, some Tesla energy storage systems and a solar array.

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Tesla Slumps After Cutting 3,000 Jobs as Musk Sees ‘Difficult’ Road Ahead – Bloomberg

Tesla Slumps After Cutting 3,000 Jobs as Musk Sees ‘Difficult’ Road Ahead
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Elon Musk is cutting Tesla Inc.’s workforce by 7 percent — or more than 3,000 jobs — warning that the “road ahead is very difficult” in making electric cars more affordable for the mass market. Read the full story

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Tesla will need to make cheaper Model 3s by the second half of 2019 – CNBC

Tesla will need to make cheaper Model 3s by the second half of 2019
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Tesla’s layoffs show the company needs to cut costs and move toward making some cheaper options. European deliveries can offset demand in the next few months, says one analyst. Read the full story

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Almost half of the Model 3s registered in the US during the first 10 months of 2018 came from California, but experts say it won’t hurt Tesla’s future – Business Insider

Almost half of the Model 3s registered in the US during the first 10 months of 2018 came from California, but experts say it won’t hurt Tesla’s future
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Nearly half of the US’ Tesla Model 3 registrations during the first 10 months of 2018 came from California, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing data from IHS Markit. The high percentage of Model 3 More

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Tesla Semi gets closer to production amid test drive event for reservation holder

If Elon Musk’s initial timeframe for the Tesla Semi is accurate, initial production for the all-electric long-hauler should begin sometime this year. While Tesla has been tight-lipped about where the vehicle would be manufactured, the company appears to be showing confidence that the Semi is getting closer to production. Take, for one, the test drive events that Tesla has been holding with some More

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Elon Musk Just Offered to Drill a Hole Through An Australian Mountain

Elon Musk just made an Australian lawmaker an offer an unusual offer.

In a Twitter exchange today, the Boring Company CEO offered New South Wales parliament member Jeremy Buckingham a tunnel underneath the Blue Mountains to link Sydney to the West.

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Nissan challenges Tesla in massive shift to electric with ‘complete reinterpretation’ of the car

The Nissan IMs and Infiniti QX Inspiration, unveiled in Detroit this week, don’t just hint at the broad plans the two marques have to electrify their lineups. The models imagine what Nissan’s North American CEO described as a “complete reinterpretation” of how tomorrow’s zero-emissions vehicles will be designed and engineered. Among other things, that will allow them More

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Geely announces first electric car aimed at global markets

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Tesla Model 3 production in China is opening doors to a lucrative car-sharing market

Tesla’s plans for China are ambitious, even by the company’s standards. By the end of summer, Tesla expects the initial construction of Gigafactory 3 to be complete, and by year’s end, the company plans to start Model 3 production in the facility. As the dust settles after the groundbreaking ceremony for Gigafactory 3, though, a notable opportunity for Tesla has also presented itself.

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New Evidence of Superconductivity at Near Room Temperature and High Pressure

The key to this discovery was creation of a metallic, hydrogen-rich compound at very high pressures: roughly 2 million atmospheres. The researchers used diamond anvil cells, devices used to create high pressures, to squeeze together miniscule samples of lanthanum and hydrogen. They then heated the samples and observed major changes in structure. This resulted in a new structure, LaH10, which the r More

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Wind to Surpass Hydro as No. 1 US Renewable Power Source in 2019

Wind power is on track to surpass hydropower as the U.S. grid’s largest source of renewable electricity in 2019, according to Energy Information Administration data.

Hydro had a century-long head start, and plants like the 2,000-megawatt Hoover Dam and 6,800-megawatt Grand Coulee Dam still outsize any other generating stations. However, the country has added virtually no new hydro capacit More

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China Plans 6GW of Subsidy-Free Wind in Inner Mongolia

China is planning a 6-gigawatt subsidy-free wind complex to help power the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, according to China’s State Power Investment Corporation.

The Ulanqab Municipal Development and Reform Commission approved the first phase of the ¥42.5 billion ($6.3 billion) project, which was given planning approval in March last year, at a meeting held late December.

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Nissan electric crossover due in 2020 closely follows IMx concept

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Tesla unveils first home charging station that can be plugged into a wall outlet

Tesla today is launching a new home charging station designed for the modern home. The new Wall Connector is the auto maker’s first home charging solution that can be plugged into a wall outlet rather than being hardwired into the home’s electrical system. This charger can plug directly into a NEMA 14-50 plug — the most common high-voltage plug in the US.

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Tesla Model 3, Nissan LEAF e+, Kona EV, or e-Niro: Video Buying Guide

Who better than one of the utmost, long-time authorities on electric vehicles — Bjørn Nyland — to share the pros and cons of the Tesla Model 3, Nissan LEAF e+, Hyundai Kona Electric, and Kia e-Niro? Apparently, people have been asking Nyland which of these cars they should consider buying, and why? As usual, this guy is about as entertaining as he is informative, so we just had to share his t More

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Faraday Future investor plows $2 billion into NEVS – SAAB’s all-electric successor

Back in 2012, Chinese investor Kai Johan Jiang bought the assets of Swedish automaker SAAB and decided to turn the company into an all-electric automaker.

On top of their Swedish assets, NEVS has built a new car manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China, and now has started to build another one, in Shanghai, China.

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