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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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Broadbit Batteries | Green Battery Technology

BroadBit is a technology company developing revolutionary new batteries using novel sodium-based chemistries to power the future green economy.
We have already made high performance lab samples and are now commercializing the technology for next generation electric vehicles, portable electronics, starters and grid energy storage. Our batteries enable:
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{general news] China breaking all solar power records, aiming for 50GW in 2017 | Electrek

China is leading the world in solar power installations by a long run. ASECEA is predicting that 50GW of solar power is well within reach of being installed this year. In June and July of 2017, China installed 25GW of solar power – and they’ll push the globe past 100GW total for the year.

At China’s ‘State of the Union address’ equivalent, just yesterday, president Xi Jinping said More

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Tesla to adopt ‘local’ charging stations: CCS/CHAdeMO/GB | Tesla Motors Club

Today, Tesla official announced that the Chinese market will be equipped with “new national standard (GB / T20234-2015)” charging interface MODEL S and MODEL X models. In the future of the factory in the regulation of vehicles, Tesla will be canceled in the left side of the tail light hidden in the mouth, while the left rear fender to add a new national standard charging interface. At More

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Tesla Partners With Liberty Mutual for Insurance Program

Tesla plans to offer insurance specifically designed for its electric cars through a partnership with Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Chief Executive Elon Musk has previously taken issue with the insurance industry’s handling of Tesla vehicles, like insurer AAA raising rates on Tesla vehicles in some markets, citing high claim frequencies and costs. Musk said in June that Tesla figures the aver More

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Maryland Gov: Elon Musk’s Hyperloop will connect Baltimore, Washington D.C. – Business Insider

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he supports Elon Musk’s Hyperloop project that will connect Baltimore and Washington.
Elon Musk first said in July that his latest venture, the Boring Company, will build a Hyperloop between Washington and New York with stops in Baltimore and Philadelphia.
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China’s Electric Car Output to Hit One Million Next Year: BAIC Chairman | Technology News | US News

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s electric vehicle (EV) production could touch 1 million units next year and 3 million units by 2020, said Xu Heyi, chairman of carmaker BAIC Group, on Wednesday, likely exceeding a government set target.

China is aiming to produce 2 million EVs a year by 2020 and 7 million units five years later, amounting to a fifth of total car production by 2025.

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(Yet Another) Record Electric Car Month In China CleanTechn…

CleanTechnica The rise and rise of the Chinese plug-in car market seems unstoppable, with another record performance in September. In total, 59,000 new passenger plug-in cars were registered last month in China, growing 80% regarding the same month last year …… More

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Shell to open electric vehicle charging points at UK petrol…

The Guardian Shell is opening a first wave of electric vehicle charging points at its UK petrol stations, in a sign of the far-reaching changes under way in the transport and oil sectors.… More

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Tesla still on top in US electric vehicle sales, GM close behind | Ars Technica

Americans bought more electric vehicles in September than any other month this year. According to Inside EV’s monthly sales report , 21,325 battery EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs found homes last month. That’s 20 percent more than this time last year and the second highest number ever. 2017 looks like it will be a record year; a total of 159,614 EVs were sold, a figure that should More

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Tesla buyers to have access to federal tax credit well into…

Electrek One of the main concerns of some Tesla Model 3 reservation holders is the availability of the $7,500 federal tax credit that starts to phase out after Tesla hits 200,000 deliveries in the US.…

Instead, we expect 15,000 to 25,000 available federal tax credits to slip into Q1 2018. It means that they could hit the threshold during the first quarter or Tesla could (and should) time More

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Nissan Unveils Longer-Range e-NV200 Van CleanTechnica -…

CleanTechnica What’s particularly notable here is that the new 40 kWh battery pack is apparently the exact same physical size as the lower-capacity battery pack that it’s replacing – so the van’s cargo area and seating remains undiminished. Nissan Europe’s Electric …… More

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Nissan Leaf replacement battery costs $5,499.

When electric cars first appeared on the scene circa 2010, lots of people asked, “How much does it cost to replace the battery?” Now Nissan has given a definitive answer to that question. If you own a 2011 to 2015 Nissan LEAF, replacing the battery will cost you exactly $5,499, plus installation, which the company estimates will take about 3 hours. Owners of 2011 and 2012 cars must also add $ More

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Solar energy is fastest growing source of power | Miami Herald

A report shows that solar energy was the fastest-growing source of power last year, accounting for almost two-thirds of net new capacity globally.

The International Energy Agency said Wednesday that the rise was due to a boom in photovoltaic panel installations, particularly in China, thanks to a drop in costs and greater support from governments.

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Toshiba claims its new electric car battery enables 200 miles of range with a 6-minute charge | Electrek

This week, Japanese electronics giant Toshiba unveiled a new battery that they developed using a new “titanium niobium oxide” anode material.

The company claims the new battery, which is aimed at the automotive market, can enable 200 miles (320 km) of range on an electric car with just 6 minutes of charging.

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[incentives] New York sees big jump in electric vehicle sales after rebate goes into effect – The Washington Post

Some recent sales numbers from New York show the impact of rebates on getting people to switch from gasoline-powered cars to electric ones, even if the overall number of buyers remains small.

In the three months after New York’s $2,000 rebate took effect, sales rose to 2,574 compared with 1,476 in the same period during 2016, an increase of 74 percent.

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China, With Methodical Discipline, Conjures a Market for Electric Cars – WSJ

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Ford to cut costs $14 billion, invest in trucks, electric cars: CEO

DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N ) plans to slash $14 billion in costs over the next five years, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett told investors on Tuesday, adding that the No. 2 U.S. automaker would shift capital investment away from sedans and internal combustion engines to develop more trucks and electric and hybrid cars.

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[incentives] Energy firms to pay electric car owners to use its battery | Daily Mail Online

The ‘vehicle to grid’ scheme will become available from January 2018
Energy supplier Ovo will pay drivers of Nissan’s Leaf for use of the car’s battery
This will allow the firm to use energy provided off peak during peak hours
Customers could save enough off their annual bill to power the vehicle for a year

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Colorado has $12k incentive for plugin buyers

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This Key Part Is A Big Step Towards A Fully-Autonomous…

Jalopnik The Tesla Model 3 is the newest and most inexpensive model in the Tesla lineup, and while it lacks some of the features found in the more expensive Model S and Model X, it may end up exceeding them on the self-driving technology front.… More

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GM will release at least 20 all-electric cars by 2023 – The Verge

General Motors announced today that it will introduce two new all-electric vehicles within the next 18 months, the first of at least 20 new EVs that the automaker will launch by 2023. GM also renewed its commitment to hydrogen fuel cell technology, a clean fuel concept that still needs major infrastructure upgrades before it can become a viable alternative.

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GM (GM) Outlines Plan for Zero Emissions Future With 20 Electric Models, Tesla (TSLA) Plops – TheStreet

General Motors Co. (GM – Get Report) announced its intended course to achieve a zero emissions future with two new all-electric models in the next 18 months and at least 20 all-electric models launched by 2023.

The company said the two models to be unveiled in the near future are designed based on “learnings” from the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle first released in 2015 More

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Ford Creates Team Edison To Get It Back In The Electric Car…

CleanTechnica Has one man ever disrupted so many industries in so short a time as Elon Musk has done? Last week, Daimler – parent company of Mercedes – announced it was investing a billion dollars to retool its factories in America so they can build electric cars …… More

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[model 3] ‘We understand what needs to be fixed,’ Tesla says after…

Washington Post After Elon Musk unveiled the Model 3 at Tesla’s Freemont, Calif., headquarters in July, the Tesla chief executive set an aggressive production schedule for his company’s first mass-market vehicle.… More

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Miles Ahead: Cognata’s 3D Simulators Train The Autonomous…

NoCamels – Israeli Innovation News (press release) (blog) Israeli startup Cognata plans to speed up this process with its 3D simulator powered by deep-learning algorithms. The simulator trains autonomous car software through virtual driving instead of real-life driving, allowing the software to learn far more …… More

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Mexico is planning on building its own Hyperloop – Business…

Business Insider Mexico is building a hyperloop to travel between Mexico City- Queretaro, Leon, and Guadalajara. The transportation system will be called Mexloop.… More

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51% Of British Motorists Expect To Be Motoring In An…

CleanTechnica The environmentally hopeful results of a recent survey found that 51% (and climbing) of the 1,000 polled British motorists expect to be motoring in an electric vehicle soon. The poll was conducted to mark the launch of Total EV – a website for all …… More

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Tesla ramps up Model 3 production after working through…

Electrek The automaker is attempting a production ramp up ahead of the start of customer deliveries next month and sources familiar with the Model 3 program told Electrek that production recently increased after Tesla worked through early manufacturing problems.… More

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Edmunds: Ioniq, Bolt, Leaf give EV buyers options to Model…

USA TODAY The Tesla Model 3 has captured the interest of both mainstream car buyers and electric vehicle enthusiasts alike. The Model 3’s combination of sleek styling, long-range and semi-autonomous driving features gives the Model 3 an “it” factor that’s hard …… More

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Groupe Renault partners with Oktal to develop autonomous vehicles | Arab News

Groupe Renault has announced the acquisition of a 35 percent stake in a new joint venture, autonomous vehicle simulation (AVS), formed together with Oktal, a subsidiary of Sogeclair, a French aerospace and simulation company based in Toulouse, France. It said the step would allow Renault and the Renault-Nissan Alliance to continue delivering a menu of advanced technologies by furthering autonomous More

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