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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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California is generating so much solar energy, it’s paying other states to take it | MNN – Mother Nature Network

The Golden State may want to consider changing its nickname to the Solar State.

According to a recent expose in the Los Angeles Times , California’s solar boom is growing so fast and with such intensity that utility regulators are frequently paying neighboring states to absorb surplus production. The forces behind this baffling problem are largely due to the falling cost of sol More

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Nashville among cities included in "Hyperloop Hotel" concept | WZTV

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VW confirms two new upcoming electric cars for US market: I.D. Lounge and I.D. AEROe | Electrek

Volkswagen is preparing to unveil two more all-electric vehicles as part of its series of new I.D. concepts that will serve as the basis of its new electric car strategy.

They should be the third and fourth vehicles on the new platform and hit production in 2020-2021.

Since the Dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen has been trying to reinvent itself through a more aggressive electric vehic More

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Porsche changes its mind on electric vehicles, plans 50% of its production to be electric within 6 years | Electrek

It wasn’t long ago that Porsche claimed all-electric powertrains didn’t offer enough performance to reach the level that their customers expect from the premium German brand.

As their work on their first all-electric vehicle progresses, they are now changing their view on the technology and CEO Oliver Blume now says that he expects half of Porsche’s production to be electric by 2023More

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Nissan Leaf to challenge Tesla Model 3 in 2018 – Business Insider

Nissan is trying to return its all-electric Leaf to its former state of glory.

The Nissan Leaf is the world’s best-selling electric car, but that’s largely been a product of it being a very early, affordable contender in the electric vehicle space. The Leaf, which can drive 107 miles on a single charge, has lately been eclipsed by incumbents like the Chevy Bolt More

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Tesla looks to begin car manufacturing in China

Tesla is interested in opening a factory in Chinato begin building its all-electric vehicles in the country, the company revealed this week. But before fans of American manufacturing start getting worried, know that this isn’t about Tesla looking for a cheaper workforce or anything like that. Instead the car maker is looking to improve its appeal among buyers by making the vehicles more affordab More

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[hypterloop] South Korea strikes deal to get its own 200-mile Hyperloop

To put it in an American perspective, the Hyperloop being discussed in South Korea could take someone from Los Angeles to San Francisco — an over 380 mile journey — in roughly half an hour, which would knock more than 5 hours off the current commute time.

Hyperloop uses magnetic levitation in low-pressure tubes to transport people and goods at bullet-like speeds. Elon Musk first floated More

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Electric vehicle maker to buy AM General plant in Indiana

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – An electric vehicle manufacturer plans to buy an AM General assembly plant in northern Indiana and invest $30 million in upgrades at the facility.

SF Motors and AM General didn’t announce a price Thursday for the commercial assembly plant in Mishawaka. The agreement also includes land and some equipment, but the companies say it won’t affect AM General’s milit More

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LEVS 2017 – Light Electric Vehicle Summit – 22-23 november 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands

LEVS, as the World Light Electric Vehicle Summit, aims at providing a premier & high quality global platform to foster exchange of views and development of synergies between players in the field.

Seeing the huge congestion problems our cities are facing nowadays, it is no doubt that light electric vehicles have a key role to play in the future

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Tesla hires Andrej Karpathy to lead Autopilot vision – Business Insider

Tesla has completely shaken up its Autopilot team, and its newest addition is Andrej Karpathy, the new director of artificial intelligence and Autopilot vision.

Karpathy will replace David Nistér, Tesla’s VP of Autopilot vision, who left the company quietly in March to join NVIDIA, according to his LinkedIn . Karpathy will play a critical role in advancing the company’s More

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New Model 3 photos surface, pointing to 300+ mile range and interior details

New photos have surfaced on Reddit of the Model 3 at a supercharging station. Unlike past photos, these show the Model 3’s charging screen and several crucial details around the vehicle. The Tesla engineer driving the test vehicle didn’t seem to mind photos being taken and even mentioned that they were driving the vehicle home for the night. Take a look at the different photos and features be More

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These 20 Photos Show Why Money-Losing Tesla Is Now Worth More Than $61 Billion – Pg.21 – TheStreet

Its most-recent quarterly report showed the Palo Alto, California-based electric automaker is burning through money and accumulating debt. Tesla shares are booming though. They have risen more than 76% this year, and 48% in the past three months.

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Audi confirms production of its second all-electric car at its Brussels plant in 2019 | Electrek

While Audi’s electric vehicle effort still mostly only exist in press releases and concepts, it looks like it’s about to move to production in a significant way if we are to believe them.

The German automaker confirmed today that the e-tron Sportback , which they were just teasing Tesla and Elon Musk about in a new billboard ad,  will go into production at i More

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Tesla enthusiasts set hypermiling record after driving…

The Verge Two people in Belgium have set a new “hypermiling” record for the Tesla Model S, after driving the car for 901.2 km (about 560 miles) on a single charge.… More

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[charfimg network] A new bill to make gas stations install electric car…

Electrek A new “Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill” is being introduced by the government in the UK in the Queen’s Speech.… More

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Tesla’s Autopilot chief out just six months after leaving…

CNNMoney Tesla also announced that it had hired Andrej Karpathy, an expert in allowing computers to see and to learn, as director of Artificial Intelligence and Autopilot Vision, reporting to CEO Elon Musk. Karpathy was most recently a research scientist at …… More

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We Finally Know Exactly What Happened in Last Year’s Fatal…

Slate Magazine But other details were sketchy, including how fast the Tesla had been going, how the driver failed to see the semitruck in broad daylight, and whether the vehicle’s Autopilot system had warned the driver in any way. The truck driver told the Associated …… More

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The Official Conference of Tesla Motors Club

TMC Connect will be interfacing with Speed Ventures’ REFUEL 2017 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (June 25). REFUEL offers its participants the unique opportunity to drive their personal electric vehicles on one of the world’s most renowned racetracks. REFUEL will require additional registration for performance events such as track day and time trials. However, spectators and participants More

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Tesla hires deep learning expert Andrej Karpathy to lead…

TechCrunch Tesla has hired deep learning and computer vision expert Andrej Karpathy in a key Autopilot role. Karpathy most recently held a role as a researcher at OpenAI, the artificial intelligence nonprofit backed by Elon Musk.… More

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Programs bring electric cars to low-income people

LOS ANGELES — Electric cars have a Tesla-like image of being pricey, but new programs seek to put them in the hands of lower-income drivers as well in the name of cleaner air.

A new program here makes Los Angeles the latest city to expand car-sharing opportunities to less affluent areas in hopes of not only lowering carbon emissions in some of the most polluted urban areas, but also e More

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Pittsburgh to buy first batch of electric vehicles | TribLIVE

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Batteries included! Seattle Electric Vehicle Association leads the charge | The Seattle Times

On a sunny day in May, Steven Lough is holding court among the gathered specialty cars in the parking lot of Triple XXX Root Beer in Issaquah. Triple XXX lays claim to five of the largest car shows in the United States. This gathering is small by those measures but it hardly lacks spark.

Lough, president emeritus of the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association , is proud of the 40-some More

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Autopilot Developed for Autonomous Ships

VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland has developed an autopilot system for remotely-monitored, autonomous ships that is capable of taking evasive action according to International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS).

The Apilot autopilot, undergoing testing by VTT, has three modes: track, heading and slow joystick control – used for docking situations

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Tesla Model 3 will use entire world’s lithium ion battery…

Teslarati To put the scale of Model 3 into perspective, he shared that “the Model 3 alone, when it’s at half a million vehicles per year, will use the world’s entire lithium ion battery supply.… More

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Tesla Said Close to Agreeing on Plan for China Production Plant – Bloomberg

Local plant would allow automaker to bypass 25% import tariff
Tesla’s China revenue tripled to more than $1 billion in 2016
Tesla Inc. is close to an agreement to produce vehicles in China for the first time, giving the electric-car maker better access to the world’s largest auto market, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Melbourne to Sydney in just 53 minutes: ‘Hyperloop’ bullet…

Daily Mail Pods travelling at the speed of sound could transform Australia’s eastern states into a ‘mega region’ within a decade.… More

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Tesla brings self-parking and smoother steering to Enhanced…

New Atlas Tesla isn’t the only manufacturer working to develop advanced semi-autonomous driver aids, but it takes a particularly active approach to keeping its system updated.… More

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[general news] SpaceX’s Mars Colony Plan: How Elon Musk Plans to Build a…

Space.com You can now read all about how Elon Musk plans to establish a million-person city on Mars.… More

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Tesla gets a win on the direct-sale front in Arizona Elect…

Electrek While Tesla’s direct-sale battles in Texas, Connecticut, and Michigan are currently at the forefront of the company’s attempt to legitimize its business model in the …… More

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