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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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Our vision is a Europe cleaner, healthier and less dependent on oil. With our pioneering ‘commercial electric vehicle as a service’ model we facilitate the large scale deployment of electric vehicles into logistic fleets in a smooth, cost effective, and risk free manner.

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[government news] Columbus, Ohio Wins $140 Million to Become the Transporation City of Tomorrow | Smart News | Smithsonian

In a few years, the city of the future will emerge, with self-driving busses, cars that communicate with streetlights and electric charging stations on nearly every street. Or at least that’s what Columbus, Ohio, hopes its future looks like after winning the Transportation Department’s Smart City Challenge competition.

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Tesla opens 100th Supercharger in China, launches ‘Tesla Public Charging Partner Program’ | Electrek

Yesterday, Tesla inaugurated its 100th Supercharger in China located at its ‘Tesla experience center’ in the business district in Beijing, and for the occasion, the automaker announced the official launch of ‘Tesla Public Charging Partner Program’ in the country.

Under the program, Tesla is inviting hotel groups, commercial real estate companies, industrial parks, office buildings, More

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Audi Says Its Experience Will Help Automaker Surpass Tesla On Electric Car Front

Audi plans to use its vast experience to push past Tesla in the EV market in the years ahead. The company believes that German automakers will increase range drastically by 2020, making vehicles more attractive and creating true competition for Tesla. Architect of Audi’s electric car engineering, Stefan N
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Tesla Is Talking With Sheetz About Putting Chargers In Gas Stations

According to the Washington Post, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) has been holding “quiet talks” with Sheetz, often dubbed the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) of convenience stores, to include electric-vehicle charging stations at its gas stations.
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Why Tesla Model 3 Will Upend The Global Auto Industry (Cleantech Revolution Tour Video) | CleanTechnica

I think we could call Julian Cox’s main presentation (he gave a couple) during our Berlin Cleantech Revolution Tourconference the keynote presentation of the conference. It was an eye-opening presentation (even for me) on why the Tesla Model 3 could be the key electric car that upends the global auto industry — and, no, this is not just about the ~400,000 reservations that have been placed for More

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Electric cars close to price parity, conference told | Radio New Zealand News

But associate professor in engineering at Oxford University Malcolm McCulloch told the conference the cost of energy from batteries would equal energy costs from petrol by 2018.

And he said the upfront costs would be comparable by 2021 or 2022.

Professor McCulloch predicted that by 2024, about half of all new vehicles would be battery electric.

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Melbourne’s Technology & Gadget Expo Was All About Drones And Electric Cars | Gizmodo Australia

After an initial delay, the inaugural Technology and Gadget Expo took place in Melbourne this past weekend. The headlining exhibits were those of drone makers and virtual reality developers showcasing their wares. Significant queues formed most of the weekend for virtual reality demos, a combination of HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear hardware.

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Karma Automotive Set to Rival Tesla and other Electric Car Manufacturers – Opptrends

Electric cars are set to be dominant in the next decade. A new rival to popularly known electric maker, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), has risen, and the company goes by the name, Karma Automotive.

The new company which was birthed from the ashes of the fallen Fisker Karma, a company that bankrupted three years will begin rolling out their production line from their California factory. The More

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Model X Goes To China – tsla | Seeking Alpha

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Model X delivery is underway in China.
Positive implication for Model X due to the growing demand for SUVs.
Broader charging station footprint and a unified standard may be necessary for TSLA’s long-term success in China.
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2017 Nissan Leaf Gets Range Extender – Chevy Bolt Beware! – DailySun

Although it wasn’t mentioned explicitly, the semi-autonomous ProPilot technology that Nissan recently premiered on a Leaf prototype is going to make its way into the second-gen electric hatch for 2017.

The same plot applies to the new range extender called e-Power which, as is typical of Nissan, is being hinted for an upcoming compact car.

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Tesla Roadster, Model S & X Account For 62% Of Registered Electric Cars In Connecticut

According to Connecticut state date brought forth by the Hartford Courant (via ValueWalk), the state’s electric car makeup is dominated by Teslas.

The report says that of all the registered electric cars in Connecticut, some 62% have a Tesla badge (Roadster, Model S and Model X).

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[finance] NRG sells EVgo network of fast-chargers to investment firm – Autoblog

Utility company NRG has sold its EVgo charging network to Colorado-based sustainable-energy investment firm Vision Ridge Partners, according to Inside EVs. EVgo has 665 fast chargers throughout 50 US metropolitan markets. No acquisition price was disclosed.
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Tesla Preps South Korean Entry, Model 3 To Combat Hyundai’s Upcoming EV Armada

Tesla Motors is getting ready to challenge Hyundai on their home turf by entering the South Korean market with multiple all-electric models.

The American EV-maker listed four new sales and engineering positions in South Korea on their website, plus one recruiter who will be based in Japan. Tesla will also set up an office in Seoul according to Autonews, after already registering th
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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Throws Billions At China, Model 3 and Solar

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) Inc grabbed our attention a few times this week. The electric car giant — soon to be energy giant, by the looks of things — was in no way lacking in news coverage over the last few days. Wall Street is unanimously upset with the company’s pending SolarCity buyout. The the public may have got an interesting glimpse at the Model 3’s interior. Tesla also seems to be More

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As an energy infrastructure company that also sells cars, Tesla enters a new phase

And here all along we thought Tesla was a car company. If the Telsa acquisition offer for SolarCity is approved by both companies, Tesla will be transforming itself into an energy company, according to Wired.
The overall scenario goes like this. SolarCity solar panels collect energy from the sun. Rather than using the energy immediately or selling it back to the grid, the energy is stored in More

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iPark Continues To Lead The Green Charge With Tesla And Beam Charging Partnerships

NEW YORK, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Over the last decade the massive popularity of electric and hybrid cars has grown tremendously. Electric vehicle sales could reach to approximately 7 percent—or 6.6 million per year—worldwide by 2020, according to Energy.gov and a Navigant Research report. With the latest technological advances coupled with the continual need to be more environmentally More

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Tesla loves Spain in return with Supercharger expansion across country

Tesla is giving some love back to Spain by expanding its fast-charging Supercharger network across the country. This follows an open letter and the “Spain loves Tesla” video directed at Tesla CEO Elon Musk with a message “The Spanish People” are ready to become the home to Tesla’s upcoming european factory.

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Daimler Reportedly Eyes Electric Car Brand To Rival Tesla Motors

Every major player in the automotive industry wants a piece of the electric vehicle segment and officials over at Daimler are the latest ones to go after Tesla.

The German group that owns Mercedes-Benz and Smart, will reportedly roll out its own electric car brand, according to Handelsblatt, quoting “people familiar with the matter”.

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[finance]CarCharging Announces Key Sales Orders and Deployments for Last Three Months

Largest Owner, Operator, and Provider of Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment and Services Continues to Secure Orders and Deployments of Its EV Charging Stations

MIAMI BEACH, FL–(Marketwired – Jun 24, 2016) – Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging”) the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced its More

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Elon Musk Eyes a Clean-Energy Empire | InsideClimate News

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Elon Musk Eyes a Clean-Energy Empire | InsideClimate News

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5 Things You Don’t Know About Tesla But Should – Fortune

Electric car maker Tesla surprised many this week when co-founder and CEO Elon Musk announced the company would buy solar installer SolarCity. Musk is the chairman of SolarCity and the largest shareholder in both Tesla and SolarCity (Musk is recusing himself from the vote).
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[model 3] Tesla’s Model 3 Could be Delivered Sooner Than Expected – The Green Optimistic

In a move to acquire customer satisfaction, Tesla responded to the need for the Model 3 sedan by changing the production start date. Model 3 is expected to be produced in November 2016 instead of the original 2017 date.

The high demand for Tesla’s Model 3 may be because it is a “green” electric vehicle with cool features like the ability to drive without charging for about 215 miles, More

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700 Barrels of Crude Oil Spilled in Ventura Pipeline Leak: Fire Dept.

KTLA Hundreds of barrels of crude oil spilled in the Ventura area Thursday morning after a pipeline started leaking, prompting a hazmat response, authorities said.… More

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The Latest: APNewsBreak: Oil train derail railroad’s fault

mySanAntonio.com FILE–In this June 3, 2016, file frame from video provided by KGW-TV, smoke billows from a Union Pacific train that derailed near Mosier, Ore.… More

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Panasonic Forges Alliance with Beijing Automotive to Make Electric Car Parts and Components

Panasonic is expanding its presence in China through an alliance with Beijing Automotive Group to manufacture electric car parts and components in that country.

According to Kyodo News, Panasonic is teaming up with the Chinese company to manufacture parts and components, which is expected to include HVAC systems for electrified vehicles. The deal was reportedly made in May, and will see the More

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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Rival Faraday Future Approved to Test Autopilot in California

LearnBonds According to an article recently published on Reuters, Faraday Future, a rival of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), has been given approval to test self-driving cars on the roads of California.… More

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Tesla Model S ‘swims’ through a flooded tunnel

CNBC With the arrival of electric transport, there’s a notion that battery-powered cars are subject to more damage in a storm or major flood than gasoline-powered vehicles.… More

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General Electric, SNCF may join Hyperloop project in Russia as investors — official

TASS MOSCOW, June 22. /TASS/. General Electric and SNCF may join the project of high-speed Hyperloop train in Russia as investors, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev said in an interview aired by the Rossiya-24 TV news channel …… More

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BMW i3 Battery Integrated Into Storage Solution for Residential/Commercial Applications

BMW i announced a stationary energy storage system solution integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at the Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition 29, making it …
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