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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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ABB 350 kw charger can add 200 km of range in 8 minutes.

ABB, a major Swedish-Swiss multinational technology company, is involved in several major electric vehicle charging networks. The company is now unveiling its own full 350 kW electric vehicle charging technology, which it claims can add 200 km of range in 8 minutes.

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[model 3] How Many Tesla Model 3 Cars Have Been Made?

Tesla has accomplished something no other automaker can claim: It’s made a relatively affordable electric car, the Model 3, that hundreds of thousands of people are lining up to buy. The only problem is that Elon Musk and company can’t produce enough of them.

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PG&E Customers Eligible to Save $3000 on a New Nissan LEAF…

EnerCom Inc. (press release) (blog) Federal Tax Credit: Customers could be eligible for up to $7,500 in federal tax credits. PG&E recommends customers review details closely and consult a tax accountant or Certified Public Accountant for specific information. California State Rebate: Customers …… More

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Target expands EV charging locations – Autoblog

Last week, Volkswagen announced its Electrify America would build EV charging stations at over 100 Walmart locations around the country, adding to our needed recharging infrastructure. Today, Target followed suit, saying it will do its own buildout, raising the number of chargers at its properties from 18 to more than 600 parking spaces over the next two years. They’ll be located at more tha More

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Ford debuts GoBikes

Bike-sharing company Motivate is expanding its San Francisco offering to include electric versions of Ford’s GoBikes. They’ll be available at no extra cost in the same way as Ford’s regular GoBikes, which can be unlocked with the accompanying app or via the Clipper card. The roll out will initially include 250 bikes, which are designed to give riders an added boost while pedallin More

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The latest Hyperloop feasibility study aims to connect…

MArs Technica Enter Hyperloop, of course. The brainchild of Elon Musk, a Hyperloop is a system of transportation envisioned to carry cargo or passengers at speeds above 700 mph through low-pressure tubes. The train pods would hover above the track, using either …… More

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Target, Walmart rolling out more electric vehicle charging…

Minneapolis Star Tribune Earth Day was Sunday, which means that retailers have once again made a round of announcements touting new sustainability initiatives in the last few days. This year, the big theme has been the rollout of more electric vehicle charging stations.… More

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Tesla registers 5000 new Model 3 VINs after production…

Electrek Tesla managed to maintain a Model 3 production rate of about 2,000 units for 3 weeks before shutting down production last week to make some upgrades that they hope will result in increasing the rate. Now, the automaker is registering 5,000 new Model 3 …… More

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Tesla is reportedly in talks to join Ionity charging…

Electrek According to reports coming out of Germany, Tesla has been added to a long list of automakers in talks to join Ionity, the new ‘ultra-fast’ joint electric car charging network by BMW, Mercedes, Ford and Volkswagen.… More

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Model S is the most popular luxury model

In July of 2017, I put together a comparison of Tesla Model S sales and other large luxury car sales in the USA. An update has long been due.

The story was very much the same in the first part of 2018 as it was in the first part of 2017. The Tesla Model S sat comfortably at #1 in this category.

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China Electric Car Sales (March 2018) CleanTechnica -…

CleanTechnica After the usual off-season (January and February), March came and electric car sales surged to 59,000 units in China, up 85% year over year (YoY). Quarter 1 2018 sales doubled compared to the same period last year, to over 122,000 units. Consequently …… More

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The 11 Hypiest Hyperloop Projects We’ve Been Promised So…

WIRED Hyperloop, hyperloop, hyperloop! A lot of people are hyped about this nascent transportation technology. Even if it doesn’t, exactly, exist. No one has actually built a real, working hyperloop yet, but its promises are tantalizing: near supersonic speeds, all on …… More

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Despite all the bad news from the past 10 months, the Tesla Model 3 is poised to be a huge success.

Despite all the bad news from the past 10 months, the Tesla Model 3 is poised to be a huge success.

The car is a classic example of missing the forest for the trees. Yes, the Model 3’s rollout has been an epic fail, and Tesla CEOElon Musk looks sort of deluded in his production targets (20,000 vehicles by the end of 2017, versus a reality of barely 2,000).

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The World’s First Commercial Hyperloop is Coming to Abu…

ArchDaily Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has released details of their plan to create the world’s first commercial Hyperloop system in Abu Dhabi. Situated on the border between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, in close proximity to both the Al Maktoum …… More

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Ride the Lightning: Electric Car Charging Technology Is…

The Drive Tesla’s Supercharger network has long been the gold standard for electric vehicle charging systems. The company’s hefty investment into charging support for its own customers—the company’s proprietary plugs mean no other EVs can charge there—has …… More

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Waymo vs Tesla on autonomous driving

There’s a race happening right now that stretches from Silicon Valley to Detroit and back: who can make a self-driving car that behaves better than a human driver? It’s a far harder task than it sounded even a few years ago because human drivers know a lot — not just about their cars but about how people behave on the road when they’re behind the wheel. To reach that same kind of understan More

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Connected cars 🏎 — what are they and how to get started developing connected car apps

New generation cars are extremely handy — from turning the engine on with your phone, opening the car doors when you’re nearby, to actually giving you notifications when you’re too tired to drive safely.
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L.A. fast-tracks Boring Co. test tunnel – L.A. Biz

Taking a page from Elon Musk’s Boring Co. playbook, the Los Angeles City Council is speeding up the regulatory process to dig transportation tunnels under L.A.

On Wednesday, the council’s public works committee unanimously approved an exemption for an environmental review on the project, which would dig a 2.7-mile test tunnel under West Los Angeles, reported the Los Angeles Times.

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How Tesla and Waymo are tackling a major problem for…

The Verge Tesla is taking advantage of the hundreds of thousands of cars it has on the road by collecting real-world data about how those vehicles perform (and how they might perform) with Autopilot, its current semi-autonomous system. Waymo, which started as Google’s self-driving car project, …. Meanwhile, Waymo is near that 6 billion-mile figure on the simulation side, and the compan More

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TEPCO adopts driverless EV buses at Fukushima N-plant The…

The Japan News Jiji Press OKUMA, Fukushima (Jiji Press) — Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. on Wednesday started services with electric self-driving buses at its disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan. TEPCO, which had …… More

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Tesla collects videos to speed self-driving-car development

Automakers are currently in a race to bring self-driving vehicles to market and data is expected to be a big part of what will eventually enable a fully self-driving system that is safer than humans.

While many companies developing the technology are limited to test fleets to collect data, Tesla has the advantage of having a large fleet of vehicles equipped with many sensors in the hands of More

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Elon Musk reportedly tells Tesla employees that they should…

Business Insider Jalopnik got its hands on a letter from Elon Musk to his employees at Tesla Motors, in which he lays out a plan to get production of its Model 3 electric car back on track by embracing a 24/7 shift schedule, while also urging workers to keep pushing towards …… More

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ABB to provide electric vehicle chargers across US Electric…

Electric Light & Power ABB will supply its Terra HP charging stations as part of a US-based electric vehicle infrastructure project. The chargers, which can refresh even the largest electric vehicle battery in under 15 minutes, were selected for deployment by Electrify America, which …… More

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Tesla could now own 100% of an electric car factory in…

Electrek A week after Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a reversal of his administration’s position regarding the steep tariff for foreign automakers in China, the Chinese government officially started phasing out the restriction on foreign automakers’ ownership of …… More

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Apple Files a Patent for Augmented Reality to Enhance Driver Safety – FutureCar.com

Software giant Apple has filed a patent dubbed “adaptive vehicle augmented reality (AR) display using stereographic imagery”. The patent details an under-development technology which will utilize a pre-generated 3D model of the world to aid an augmented reality system which will deliver 3D content for its users.
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Driverless shuttle to deliver rides at UW–Madison April…

University of Wisconsin-Madison The college, which is leading the federally designated Wisconsin Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds collaboration (WiscAV), will host one such autonomous vehicle on campus April 24 and 25. … The laboratory also houses a full-scale driving simulator.… More

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Musk’s Boring Co. Raises $113 Million for Tunnels,…

Bloomberg Musk, the billionaire technologist who also runs Tesla Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., first unveiled his idea for a hyperloop — a tube-based system to move people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in a half hour — in a 57-page white paper …… More

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India’s electric vehicle sector is finally sorting out the…

Quartz India’s fledgling electronic vehicle (EV) sector may just have received a shot in the arm from both the government and the private sector. The Narendra Modi government, on April 13, tweaked the licensing policy for EV charging stations, clearing out a major …… More

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Tesla to make Model 3s around the clock and hire hundreds to reach goals, email says – MarketWatch

Tesla Inc. is aiming at a “steady” production run-rate of 6,000 Model 3 sedans a week by the end of the year, and will run its California assembly plant around the clock and hire hundreds of new employees to achieve the goal, according to an email reported to be from Chief Executive Elon Musk.
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Tesla aiming to build 6,000 Model 3 cars per week by end-June: report

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is aiming to ramp up production to 6,000 Model 3 cars per week by the end of June to reach its weekly goal of 5,000 and allow for a margin of error, automotive news website Electrek reported on Tuesday, citing a letter to employees from Chief Executive Elon Musk.

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