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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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EV Federal tax credit reportedly safe in the compromised bill

Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the Republican tax bill, which didn’t include the proposed language that would have removed the federal tax credit for electric vehicles.

Now the bill is being reconciled with the House bill, which reportedly still included the removal of the EV credit, but some Republicans are reportedly leaking that they will side with the Senate More

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44 CA autonomous driving testing permits: take a look at the landscape of autonomous driving industry

California is the world’s first and major autonomous driving testing place. As of Nov. 30th, the Department of Motor Vehicles(DMV) has issued 44 autonomous driving testing permits to auto companies, including conventional automakers, auto parts suppliers and start-ups. Here we can see some trends.

Global autonomous driving takes a big leap
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Review of Nissan Leaf 2018

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Tesla gets biggest pre-order yet for electric truck, from Pepsi

The sleek electric semi-truck that Tesla CEO Elon Musk called “The Beast” and unveiled Nov. 16 has just received a nudge of support from Pepsi, which according to a new report has pre-ordered 100 trucks.

The junk-food giant’s reservation is the largest yet for the Tesla, which has at least 285 pre-orders, Reuters reported Dec. 12.

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First Drive: 2018 Nissan Leaf | TheDetroitBureau.com

Eight years after Nissan lifted the covers on what would become the world’s first mass-market battery-electric vehicle, the Japanese automaker has just launched production of the all-new, second-generation Nissan Leaf.
Plenty has changed since the original model came to market. Batteries are growing more powerful, even as their price has fallen more than six-fold since the beginning of the More

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Tesla to deploy ‘100 Destination chargers’ in deal with…

Electrek Tesla’s Destination charging network is not getting as much attention as the automaker’s Supercharger network, but it is also growing fast.… More

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Reports of ‘Hundreds’ of Cars at Delivery Centers Calm Tesla Production Fears | Investopedia

Tesla Inc.’s (TSLA) share price rose over 4 percent on Monday after reports circulated that hundreds of its production-plagued Model 3 cars could soon be delivered to customers.

Hundreds of the electric vehicle manufacturer’s highly anticipated Model 3s were spotted across the company’s delivery centers in California during the weekend, according to Electrek. Rather than for company i More

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Palihapitiya: Musk is ‘most important entrepreneur of our generation’

Social Capital founder and CEO Chamath Palihapitiya told CNBC on Tuesday he’s “massively long” Tesla convertible bonds.
“Why the convertible bonds? Again, it’s the safest and surest way to bet on Elon Musk, who I just fundamentally think is the most important entrepreneur of our generation,” said Palihapitiya, whose firm has $2.6 billion in assets under ma More

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Is Apple Catching Up to Google and Tesla in Self-Driving Technology?

While Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been arguably the most dominant tech company of the past decade, some regard it as a laggard in the race for self-driving cars. Its Project Titaninitiative has been overhauled a few times, and competitors Waymo, a division of Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG), and Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) are thought to be leaders in this exciting field.

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PepsiCo makes biggest public pre-order of Tesla Semis: 100 trucks

SEATTLE (Reuters) – PepsiCo Inc (PEP.N) has reserved 100 of Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) new electric Semi trucks, the largest known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions, a company executive said on Tuesday.

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Singapore’s electric car-sharing program hits the road -…

Reuters Singapore launched on Tuesday its first large-scale electric car-sharing program through which the land-scarce city-state hopes to provide commuters with more transport options and steer them away from the need to buy their own cars.… More

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Couple say Daimler rented, then disassembled, their Tesla Model X

It’s hardly unusual for car companies to pick up a competitor’s model to get a closer look at what they’re up against, run tests and maybe even dissemble it to discover what makes it tick. You can especially understand why a company would do that with a disruptive upstart like Tesla. But you’d also expect the company to buy the car outright if they’re going to put it More

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Hundreds of Tesla Model 3 vehicles spotted at delivery…

Electrek After a slow start, it looks like Tesla is finally picking up Model 3 deliveries this week. Hundreds of Tesla Model 3 vehicles were spotted at delivery centers in California this weekend as regular customer deliveries are reportedly starting.… More

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Apple’s AI director on advances in machine learning for its…

The Verge Apple’s secretive autonomous car project has shifted focus over the years, but this year, it seems to be picking up speed. In April, the company received a permit to test self-driving cars in California, while in June, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that …… More

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TVS Buys 14.78% Stake In Electric Vehicle Start-up Ultraviolette Automotive – NDTV CarAndBike

Mahindra & Mahindra, a leading player in electric vehicles in the country, has now set eyes on electrification of some of the models of its South Korean arm SsangYong Motor, a top company official said. The company, which already sells electric vehicles like e-Verito and e2o, is also working to develop electric three-wheelers using lithium ion battery. “Mahindra Electric is working with More

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Mahindra Electric To Play Key Role In SsangYong’s Electric Vehicle Plans – NDTV CarAndBike

Mahindra & Mahindra, a leading player in electric vehicles in the country, has now set eyes on electrification of some of the models of its South Korean arm SsangYong Motor, a top company official said. The company, which already sells electric vehicles like e-Verito and e2o, is also working to develop electric three-wheelers using lithium ion battery. “Mahindra Electric is working with More

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Best Electric Cars You Can Buy in 2018

Early electric cars presented buyers with little choice. You either got a compact commuter that screamed “tree hugger” or spent your retirement fund on an expensive luxury model. But those days are over.
Over 40 different EV and plug-in hybrid models will be introduced in the U.S. by the end of this year. Models now range from button-cute Smart Fortwo cars to Chrysler Pacifica mi More

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Musk Says Tesla Is Building Its Own Chip for Autopilot WIRE…

WIRED Musk claimed that the chips’ processing power would help Tesla’s Autopilot automated-driving function save more lives, more quickly, by hastening the day it can drive at least 10 times more safely than a human.… More

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Testing of Autonomous Vehicles

Adopted Regulations for Testing of Autonomous Vehicles by Manufacturers
DMV conducted two public workshops in 2013 related to developing regulations for testing of autonomous vehicles. The proposed regulations were then published in the Office of Administrative Law’s California Regulatory Notice Register on November 29, 2013. The publishing marked the start of a 45-day public comment p More

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SAAB 9-3 returns as new NEVS electric car with 186 miles of range | Cars | Life & Style | Express.co.uk

SAAB has returned after it was killed off in 2012.

The Swedish car manufacturer was bought by Chinese consortium National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) back in 2012.

While the new cars don’t bear the name SAAB, the design of the 9-3 has carried over.

The SAAB 9-3 has now been rebranded as the NEVS 9-3 and features a new electric powertrain.

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EVgo Opens its 1000th DC Fast Charger – EVgo

LOS ANGELES – Dec. 5, 2017 – EVgo , the nation’s largest network of public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations, today announced it has officially opened its 1,000th DC Fast charger in the U.S., in partnership with Nissan North America. The 1,000th station is centrally-located near Washington, D.C., in one of Falls Church, Va.’s newest apartment communities, The Loren, deve More

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Tesla begins Model 3 customer deliveries, VINs above 2000…

Teslarati A substantial increase in Tesla Model 3 sightings over the last month could be suggesting that the California electric car maker has worked through its initial production bottlenecks.… More

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The 2018 Nissan Leaf Is An Electric Car For Calm, Rational Adults

Ask any random person to name an electric car, chances are really good they’ll say the name ‘Tesla.’ Tell them to point to the first electric car they happen to see while out in the world, and it’s much more likely their finger will be targeted at a Nissan Leaf. That’s because despite Tesla capturing the mind and imagination of everyone who talks about EVs, the Leaf is the most-sold batt More

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Every Company That Has Pre-Ordered A Tesla Semi To Date (UPDATED)

Ever since Tesla publicly revealed a new all-electric semi truck last month, major companies have been lining up to place a pre-order, ahead of the projected 2019 production date. On Thursday, beer maker Anheuser-Busch joined the growing list.
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Nissan Leaf 2018 driven

YOUNTVILLE, Calif.—Nissan arguably doesn’t get nearly enough credit for mainstreaming the electric vehicle. Sure, Tesla made EVs cool among Silicon Valley’s venture-capital set who aspire to a clean, fast, and prosperous future. And the Chevrolet Bolt is GM’s second bite at the cherry that actually worked, proving all those EV-1s didn’t die in vain. But since 2010, itR More

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Tesla opens new Los Angeles delivery center with lot full…

Teslarati Roughly a month after we reported that Tesla has signed a lease agreement to occupy a massive 131,000 square-feet facility near the seaside town of Marina Del Rey in Southern California, the company has officially opened the doors to its newest …… More

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Saab is BACK! All-new 9-3 is 186-mile electric car with wifi made in China

nstead the cars will be badged NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) and built in China.

The saloon will have an electric range of 186 miles with an 87mph top speed.

And it’ll also feature an in-cabin air filtration system to stop smog getting to drivers and passengers.

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Swedish electric car startup offers 5 years of free solar charging to owners : TreeHugger

The Uniti electric city car will come bundled with a green charging incentive for buyers in Sweden.

Last year, the Swedish electric vehicle startup Uniti successfully raised about $1.5 million in equity crowdfunding to help bring its minimalist city car, which it called “the most deliberate reinvention of the automobile in modern times,” closer to production. The Uniti vehicle, More

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Plug In America’s 2017 Top Ten Electric Car Milestones – Plug In AmericaPlug In America

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> No doubt about it, 2017 was a banner year for electric vehicles. We have not yet hit the “turning point” that everyone talks about, when the veh More

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[government news] Atlanta Passes Comprehensive “EV Ready” Law – Plug In AmericaPlug In America

Put another tick in the win column for EV advocates this year. On, Monday November 20, 2017, the Atlanta City Council voted in favor of a new city law that requires 20% of all new commercial parking structures and all new single-family residential homes in Atlanta to be “EV ready”. This means that they will be equipped with the conduit and wiring needed to install EV charging stations More

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