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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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Tesla Model 3 teardown verdict: Profitable, and a ‘symphony of engineering’

Reviews on the Tesla Model 3 have been mixed. Some praise the powertrain and battery technology, while others criticize the car’s reliability and allegedly poor build quality. Munro & Associates managed to secure an early production Model 3, tearing the car down to bare metal in order to analyze the quality and profitability.
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Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk Confirms Debut Date | Inverse

Musk told Bloomberg that “we’ve almost finished the design in the studio of Model Y, and we will probably debut the prototype, you know, roughly in March of next year.” Musk also noted the fact that he claimed in May the car would debut on the Ides of March — March 15 — but explained in the interview that he said that “as a kind of joke.” Musk also said that “we’re a few months a More

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Tales from a Tesla Model S that hit 400,000 miles in 3 years

Tesloop, a Tesla-only intercity shuttle service for Southern California commuters, has reached another milestone with its Model S 90D. In a recent announcement, the company revealed that their Model S, dubbed eHawk, has passed the 400,000-mile mark, making it as one of the highest mileage Teslas in the world today.

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Tesla Is Getting a China Factory. This $4 Billion Startup Will Be Waiting – Bloomberg

Henry Xia jumps into the burnt toast-colored electric car he helped build as co-founder of Xpeng Motors Technology Ltd. and commands it to play Green Day’s “21 Guns.” He asks the car about traffic conditions and starts driving. The 35-year-old is the most senior car executive at a Chinese automaker that hasn’t delivered a single vehicle, doesn’t own a factory and hasn’t obtained a prod More

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What Can Be Recycled?: A List of 200+ Items – Personal Creations Blog

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What Can Be Recycled?: A List of 200+ Items
November 2, 2017
We all know that we should recycle, unfortunately knowing where or how to recycle it isn’t always so intuitive. To help you determine what can be recycled, we built a recycling resource w More

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Tesla Is Getting a Sales Bump in Russia

Tesla Inc. may nearly double the number of cars it’s selling in Russia after a mobile-phone retailer backed by billionaire Alisher Usmanov unexpectedly added electric vehicles to the line of gadgets it offers.

Svyaznoy, co-owned by Usmanov’s wireless carrier MegaFon PJSC, said it received orders for 236 vehicles in June, the first month it started sales jointly with importer Moscow Tesl More

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Tesla: First Trial of Virtual Power Plant Succeeds | Investopedia

Tesla Inc.’s (TSLA) Virtual Power Plant (VPP) initiative has got a strong start with its successful first trial, according to RenewEconomy, an Australia’s leading portal covering clean energy and climate policy.

Tesla’s VPP is an ambitious project set up in the state of South Australia, which will be comprised of 50,000 residential homes fitted with solar panels and Powerwall 2 home b More

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Tesla Model 3 rollover crash shows its real-world safety En…

Engadget While Tesla’s Model 3 should be a safe car (this isn’t the company’s first try), it’s hard not to feel nervous. Without official crash test results, how do you know how resilient it really is? Apparently, it’s tougher than you might think. Reddit user StapleGun has …… More

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Model 3 set a new hypermiling record of 1000 km on autpilot

Just a few months after establishing the 606-mile (975 km) Tesla Model 3 hypermiling record, another team has beat it with a 622-mile (1,001 km) run with a twist: the Model 3 was also “unmanned” and on Autopilot.

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Model 3 car total but only minor bodily injury

We have yet to see any result from third-party crash tests on the Tesla Model 3, but we are still learning about the safety performance of the car through real-world accidents.

Now an owner reports back on what could be the first reported Model 3 rollover acciden

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End of Ontario electric vehicle rebate program expected to…

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s decision to cancel rebates for electric vehicles in the province is expected to have a knock-on effect on sales.

David Adams, president of the Global Automakers of Canada industry association, said Friday that experience elsewhere shows that sales of electric vehicles take a hit when subsidies are removed, such as when British Columbia stopped and then rest More

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Formula E paves way for electric cars on and off racetrack …

Tampabay.com NEW YORK (AP) — Unplug and go. Filling up a car is as simple as that, even if it’s not gas flowing through the nozzle. Electricity is efficient. Formula E, a global electric auto racing series, steers the way — toward the future of not only its sport but also its …… More

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Nissan Leaf vs Chevy Bolt vs BMW i3

I recently test drove the Chevy Bolt (at last!) and also spent some time driving a 2015 Nissan LEAF again (due to our i3 being in service). The differences were striking, and I have to say that the Bolt was a letdown — compared to the electric cars I’m used to.
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Half of 25-34 year-olds want to own an electric vehicle The…

Despite persistent concerns about charge-point availability, range, and charging times, many young people are eager to own an electric vehicle (EV).

A new report from the UK’s Automobile Association (AA) provides a fascinating insight into public perceptions of EVs. AA president Edmund King discussed the survey at yesterday’s LowCVP conference, following an AA-Populus poll of over 10,00 More

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What China’s Shifting Subsidies Could Mean For Its Electric…

Forbes China is the clear global leader in the production and sale of electric vehicles (EVs). Last year, 770,000 EVs were manufactured and sold in the country, a 53% increase over 2016 and almost four times the number sold in the United States. With EVs still at a …… More

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Model 3 now have shorter delivery times

Just over two weeks ago, Tesla updated the Model 3 options and pricing.

At the same time, it updated the delivery timelines – shifting priority to the performance version with a 2 to 4-month delivery window after confirming the order.

The Long Range battery pack with rear-wheel-drive motor, which has so far been the only vehicle in production, was now getting a 3 to 5-month deliver More

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Sacramento, Calif., to See Massive Electric Vehicle…

Government Technology Sacramento will be the site of a $44 million rollout of electric vehicle infrastructure and mobility services by Electrify America, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America, which is investing some $2 billion nationwide over the next 10 years into electric …… More

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Norwegian nanoscientists reveal a battery boasting five…

Business Insider Nordic Many other research groups and companies are also trying to solve the limitations of lithium ion batteries. In the end the solution that dominates the market will be one that offers high capacity and low degradation in relation to production cost. Before batteries …… More

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Elon Musk : Model 3 is the last bet the company project

There have been a few times at Tesla where the entire company was on the line and its future hinged on a single project.

The most recent was the Model 3, but now CEO Elon Musk says that it is the last project on which he is betting the future of the company.

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PlugBoat 2018 – Venice, 18 – 19 th October 2018

PlugBoat, as the World Electric & Hybrid Boat Summit, aims at providing a premier & high quality global platform to foster exchange of views and development of synergies between players in the field of electric & hybrid boats for coastal & inland water transportation as well as leisure
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Model 3 Backlog Conversion Ratio At 30% Challenges Tesla’s…

Seeking Alpha Tesla is now taking open orders in North America. We estimate a conversion ratio of 30% between backlog reservations and orders. At that conversion ratio, the current 420,000 backlog translates into 126,000 deliveries and only 36,000 vehicles at the current …… More

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All electric Autonomous logging truck

Every segment of ground transportation is gradually being converted to electric propulsion and now a startup is going after logging trucks.

Today, Swedish tech start-up Einride unveiled The T-log, an autonomous and all-electric logging truck.

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Tesla confirms hitting federal tax credit threshold, $7,500 credit cut in half at end of 2018 | Electrek

After refusing to confirm the timing of the federal tax credit phase-out for months, Tesla has now confirmed that it has hit the 200,000th US delivery threshold, which triggered the phase-out period.

Tesla buyers will lose the full $7,500 credit by the end of the year unless the law is changed, hitting $3750 for the first half of 2019 and $1875 in the second half of 2019.

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Walk-Ins Welcome: Anyone Can Now Order a Tesla Model 3 Without a Reservation

Electric-car maker Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA)started taking reservations for its Model 3 over two years ago on March 31, 2016. Since then, the company has hit numerous challenges with ramping production of its first vehicle intended for the mass market and has finally been making some meaningful progress. It announced at the beginning of the month that it had hit its weekly production target of 5,000 Mo More

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Nvidia in Self-Driving Deal with Daimler, Bosch

Nvidia Corp. ( NVDA) has landed a deal with Daimler AG and Bosch Ltd. to start testing a robot taxi project within the year. The companies are aiming to leverage Nvidia’s Pegasus AI chips to power Level 4 and Level 5 vehicles, which are fully autonomous, for a taxi fleet they expect to be operational by “early next decade.
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Tesla registers more than 6k new Model 3 VINs, estimated…

Teslarati Tesla recently registered a large batch of 6,032 new Model 3 VINs, with almost all of the filings corresponding to the Dual Motor AWD variant of the compact electric car. The new vehicle identification registrations come at a time when Tesla is actively pushing …… More

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CEO of a Hyperloop Company Has Some Surprising Thoughts On…

Futurism Now a number of businesses have sprung up around the concept of the Hyperloop. Since it was founded in 2013, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) — the company that wants to connecting cities in the Middle East, like Dubai and Abu Dhabi, via …… More

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A step closer to high-speed levitating pods? D-FW transport…

Dallas News Local transportation officials are looking at ways to speed the Dallas-Fort Worth region into the future. And they’re considering hyperloop, a high-tech system that would shuttle passengers through a low-pressure tube. The Regional Transportation Council …… More

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Tesla is leading electrification revolution

Tesla and its electric cars may have kicked off the party, but other industries are quickly joining the revolution.

For generations of humans, the internal combustion engine has been the go-to solution for many of our needs. We use them every day, to create electricity, work our farms, transport our products, and move us around the globe with relative ease. It has been a spectacularly suc More

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[model 3] Tesla opens up model 3 order to non-reservation holders

The company also said orders for the Model 3 will be fulfilled in priority order based on a mix of factors including: whether or not a customer had a reservation, the date of their order, their selected vehicle configuration and the location of delivery, the company said.

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