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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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Massive model 3 shipment spotted

Tesla is now reportedly producing Model 3 at a rate of over 3,500 units per week and it is attempting to push that to 5,000 units by the end of the month.

Where those vehicles are going is also highly important as Tesla is about to hits its 200,000th delivery in the US, which would trigger the phase-out of the federal tax credit.

Now ‘almost 1,000’ Model 3 vehicles were spotted s More

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New electric scooter, Cruzer

Even though we often talk about Europe and Asia having all the options for electric scooters, there are still a few models available in the US. But except for the Detroit-built GenZe 2.0, most of the currently available alternatives are either small, under powered, or use archaic lead-acid batteries.
Today that changes, as CruZer Scooter has launched their new e2000 electric scooter in the More

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Buses, delivery vans and garbage trucks are the electric…

Seattle Times As American car buyers cautiously dip their toes into the world of electric vehicles, pondering issues such as cost, charging times and driving range, big businesses and some government agencies are going in headfirst. The Antelope Valley Transit Authority, …… More

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Tesla semi spotted in Santa Rosa, California

We have been tracking the Tesla Semi test program and the automaker is now deep into testing its electric trucks.

Earlier this year, Elon Musk announced that Tesla Semi was setting out on its first cargo trip with battery packs from Gigafactory 1 to Fremont factory. Tesla already said that carrying cargo between its two factories would be the first use of the Tesla Semi trucks and Musk refe More

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Tesla sues former employee for $1 million over trade secret theft

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Tesla is suing a former employee for $1 million, alleging the man hacked the company’s confidential and trade secret information and transferred that information to third parties, according to court documents. The lawsuit also claims the employee leaked false information to the media.

The lawsuit against the former process technician Martin Tripp was filed Wednesday in Nevada. More

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Tesla accused ex-employee of sabotage

Things are never dull in Tesla-land. After we heard on Monday that Tesla’s Production line was sabotaged, today the automaker filed a lawsuit against Martin Tripp. The Gigafactory Process Engineer was accused of not only writing software that extracted data from Tesla’s Manufacturing Operating System which sent gigabytes of proprietary data to outside entities but also making false negative st More

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GM Seeking Potential IPO for its Self-Driving Unit Cruise – FutureCar.com

In order to jumpstart the company’s development of autonomous driving technology, General Motors purchased San Francisco-based autonomous driving startup Cruise Automation in 2016 for nearly $1 billion. Now, GM is exploring its options, including an IPO, for the self-driving arm.

As reported by Bloomberg last week, General Motors is having early discussions both internally an More

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Chief Minister of Maharashtra Visits Virgin Hyperloop One’s…

GlobeNewswire (press release) Virgin Hyperloop One. Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Views Live Test at Virgin Hyperloop One’s DevLoop Test Track. Pune to Mumbai Hyperloop Project Advances into Second Half of Feasibility Study. NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 18, …… More

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Hyperloop to launch commercial system in Ukraine ITS…

ITS International Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has partnered with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine to create a commercial Hyperloop system. The project’s first phase will utilise a 10km track to create a legal framework to certify the system before extending to …… More

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Magna to Jointly Engineer and Build Premium Electric…

GlobeNewswire (press release) SHANGHAI, China, June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Magna today announced its intention to form two new joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. Ltd (BJEV) for complete vehicle manufacturing as well as engineering of electric vehicles. BJEV …… More

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[autopilpt] A rare look at what Tesla Autopilot can see and interpret E…

Electrek We previously reported about what Tesla’s Autopilot can see with its suite of 8 cameras around the car, but we rarely got into how the Autopilot understands and interprets what it is looking at through its computer vision system. That’s changing today after a few …… More

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Elon Musk tells Tesla employees that ‘radical improvements’ are needed to hit quarterly targets

Elon Musk e-mailed all Tesla employees on Friday night congratulating them on progress manufacturing Model 3s, but called for “radical improvements” in the next two weeks. Tesla is trying to hit a weekly Model 3 production rate of 5,000 cars by the end of this month. An e-mail sent to all Tesla TSLA staff from Elon Musk on Friday night congratulated employees for the progress they̵ More

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ymco’s new electric scooters could be the sign of a coming boom

One of the most exciting product announcements to happen at the Consumer Electronics show over the past few years was the Gogoro electric scooter . It’s not just that it was slick-looking, or fast, or that the company was promising a clever battery swap station model to help ease the problem of charging. On a broader level, much like Tesla’s electric cars, the Gogoro scooter felt like More

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Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019 Green Car…

Green Car Reports Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. The move comes just over a decade before India intends to ban the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles. Just what form an Indian-market electric Kia …… More

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Everything You Need to Know About Elon Musk’s (Not So) Boring Company

For the past 18 months we’ve watched in wonder as “The Boring Company” evolved from tweet into reality. With each passing day, it’s sounding more and more like Elon Musk seriously intends to build a company to bore tunnels underground to carry commuter traffic.

It all began in December 2016, when Musk posted a (not unprecedented) rant on Twitterabout the difficulty o More

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How China will bring self-driving cars to its roads

SHANGHAI—The world’s most populous country wouldn’t mind having fewer people behind the wheel on its roads. And domestic tech firms and car makers look increasingly ready to make that happen.

The image of self-driving cars may have taken some dents in the U.S. after one of Uber’s test vehicles killed a pedestrian in Arizona, not to mention the few incidents when Tesla’s (TSLA)Auto More

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Elon Musk tells Tesla employees that ‘radical improvements’ are needed to hit quarterly targets

Elon Musk e-mailed all Tesla employees on Friday night congratulating them on progress manufacturing Model 3s, but called for “radical improvements” in the next two weeks. Tesla is trying to hit a weekly Model 3 production rate of 5,000 cars by the end of this month. An e-mail sent to all Tesla TSLA staff from Elon Musk on Friday night congratulated employees for the progress they̵ More

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Elon Musk at factory 24/7

Tesla is currently pushing for Model 3 production to reach 5,000 units by the end of the quarter.

CEO Elon Musk gave a status update to employees. He said that all parts of the production process are now operating at over 3,500 units per week and he will stay “almost 24/7” at the Fremont factory to help fix the last few bottlenecks to bring the production to ~700 units per day.

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Chademo faster electric vehicle charging 400 kw protocol

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How Musk’s Hyperloop Became Just a Loop in Chicago Bloomber…

The numbers are pretty unbelievable — at a top speed of 760 miles per hour (more than 1,200 kilometers per hour), the so-called hyperloop proposed by entrepreneur Elon Musk could whisk travelers from New York to Washington in 29 minutes, one-fifth the time needed by Acela, Amtrak’s fastest train. Now, Musk appears to have scaled down those ambitions somewhat, at least for an early version More

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Renault invests over $1 billion to accelerate electric…

Electrek With the success of the Zoe, Renault has become a leader in electric vehicles in Europe. Now the French automaker wants to keep the momentum going with an investment of over 1 billion euros to accelerate electric vehicle production in France.… More

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The Boring Company scored a surprise victory in Chicago

The Boring Company scored a surprise victory in Chicago today with the announcement that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had selected Elon Musk‘s tunneling venture to design, build, and operate a rapid transit link between O’Hare International Airport and the city’s central business district. Even more surprising: Emanuel is adamant that the project will require no taxpayer money. The Boring Company has More

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Elon Musk’s Stunning ‘Boring Company’ Announcement! (14th June 2018)

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Tesla Autopilot update aims to keep drivers’ hands on the…

CNNMoney Tesla’s Autopilot feature is not fully autonomous. It only handles some functions, such as helping to keep a car in its lane or braking behind other vehicles. Tesla owner’s manuals instruct drivers to keep their “hands on the steering wheel at all times.”.… More

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Tripling the Energy Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries R & D…

R & D Magazine As the demand for smartphones, electric vehicles, and renewable energy continues to rise, scientists are searching for ways to improve lithium-ion batteries–the most common type of battery found in home electronics and a promising solution for grid-scale …… More

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The Boring Company wins bid to build high-speed express to Chicago’s O’Hare airport

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. is the winner in a bid to build a multibillion-dollar high-speed express train to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The result gives the young company a big boost in legitimacy as it tries to get transportation projects underway in Los Angeles and Washington.

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EEVConvention Policies – Oslo, 25th September 2018

The European Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Congress is now recognised as premier global platform in the field of eMobility. However, there is a strong need for more focused events. After five successful editions, we have therefore decided to stop the EEVCongress in its current form and to evolve into a new concept: the EEVConventions.
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Tesla Marketing, Insane Tesla Model 3 Battery Production,…

CleanTechnica For the second episode of a daily Cleantech Talk Today show, Nicolas Zart and I talked about Tesla marketing, Tesla Model 3 battery production, Tesla battery recycling, and some other highlights from Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting. But that was just to …… More

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Tesla’s New Autopilot Update Improves Safety & Hints At A…

CleanTechnica Tesla has released an updated version of its Autopilot solution — version 2018.21.9 — which adds new safety features as well as a handful of additional items that make the Autopilot solution more user friendly. For example, it slows you down when taking an …… More

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Electrify America to spend $44 million on Sacramento-area…

Sacramento Bee The city of Sacramento on Wednesday announced a $44 million investment by Electrify America to bring hundreds of electric vehicles to the city over the next year, an initiative officials hope will encourage sustainability, simplify transportation and ease traffic …… More

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