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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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Panasonic to raise about $3.9 billion in bonds to help fund Tesla gigafactory

Panasonic Corp., the exclusive supplier of Tesla Motors’ Model 3 lithium ion batteries, said today it would raise up to 400 billion yen ($3.86 billion) in corporate bonds primarily to invest in Tesla’s gigafactory, Reuters reported.

The investment is more than double the $1.6 billion Panasonic said it would contribute to the $5 billion lithium ion battery factory in May.

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Apple Dumps Electric Car Project For Self-Driving Software Instead, Hires Blackberry’s Dan Dodge : Tech : iTech Post

Apple is reportedly shelving its own plan for an electric car in favor of developing self-driving software instead. It recently hired Dan Dodge who worked once worked with Blackberry.

An Apple spokesperson could not confirm if the company will eventually restart the electric car project on its own or with a partner. But it is now clear that Apple is now focusing on software when it recruite More

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Hyperloop’s Tech Is Coming To Germany Inside ‘Innovation Train’

Forbes Not the real thing. Not yet. But a test-bed for technologies being developed for Elon Musk’s futuristic means of transportation, the Hyperloop. One of the startups trying to turn this concept into reality, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT …… More

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Tesla is about to open its 2 biggest Supercharger stations yet, 20 stalls each | Electrek

One of the biggest concerns for some Tesla Model 3 reservations holders, especially if they have been following the automaker for a while, is how Tesla will be able to scale its Supercharger network with the anticipated massive increase in the number of vehicles in its fleet over the next few years.

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Tesla Gigafactory: Panasonic is raising $3.9 billion, strategic investment ‘mostly’ for battery factory in response to Model 3 demand | Electrek

as strategic investments will go to Tesla’s Gigafactory in the near term.

Earlier this year, Panasonic confirmed that it plans to invest $1.6 billion in the Gigafactory, but a company official also said that encouraged by the demand for the Model 3, they are ready to move up their investment schedule if asked by Tesla.

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San Antonio Company Wants to Build Hyperloop That Whisks People to Austin in 15 Minutes

San Antonio Current It may sound crazy, but Transonic Transportation, a San Antonio-based company, wants to do just that by using a Hyperloop, a system that uses a magnetic pneumatic tube system with pressurized pods that ride on an air cushion.… More

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[model 3] Choosing Model 3 configuration options when it’s your second Tesla

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Choosing Model 3 configuration options when it’s your second Tesla

In case any of you have heard me both praise my Tesla and bash my Hyundai, here’s the scoop: “My” Model S is really “our” Model S. In fact, it More

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Tesla’s latest factory to take on triple the workload | Technology | Manufacturing Global

Tesla’s newest factory will have much higher production than intended.

Tesla is building a gigantic factory just outside Sparks, Nevada, which when completed will stretch across around 10 million square feet.

The company has built 1.9 million feet of it thus far, and is rushing to complete the project in time for the launch of the Model 3 sedan. The Model 3 costs $35,000 and there More

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MIT to test out electric vehicle shuttles

The Boston Globe Some students, faculty, and staff at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology next semester won’t need to worry about hoofing it to get around parts of campus.… More

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Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Offers Free Test Drives in Michigan to Change Dealership Laws

TCC Michigan is one of the handful of states in the US which forbid car manufacturers such as Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) from selling their vehicles directly to customers via own dealerships.… More

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[model s] Tesla Model S owner walks away uninjured from severe frontal crash with a BMW in a tunnel [Gallery]

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University of Texas-Led Consortium Aims To Improve Electric Car… – Downtown Austin TX Patch

AUSTIN, TX — The U.S. Department of Energy has picked a consortium led by an Austin university scientist to lead a $50 million initiative to advance battery technology for use in electric cars, officials announced Wednesday.

Tapped for the project was Battery500, a national consortium led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory that includes Arumugam Manthiram of the University of Te More

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[supercharger] Tesla boosts Supercharger electric-car charging rate to 145 kw

By now, the Tesla Supercharger network has provided a superb case study showing the importance of a comprehensive nationwide network of DC fast-charging sites to make electric cars practical for long-distance trips.

While the competing CHAdeMO and Combined Charging System (CCS) standards are presently limited to 50 kilowatts, Superchargers operated at up to 125 kw.

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Apple is reportedly shifting its focus from the electric car to self-driving software | The Verge

More changes are underway at Apple’s secretive electric car division. According to Bloomberg, the team has brought on Dan Dodge, the former head of BlackBerry’s automotive software group who joined the Canadian phone maker in 2010 when it acquired his operating system company QNX. Dodge is the first high-profile hire by Bob Mansfield, the retired Apple hardware exec who was brought bac More

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[lleaf] Nissan LEAF Sales In Japan Have Already Exceeded Entire 2015. Best June Ever

Nissan continues its great sales run this year in Japan, achieving best June ever.

With 1,323 sales, that result is 48% better than a year ago.

In total 9,407 LEAFs have now been sold in the first six months of this year (which is 71% more than in 2015) – enough to exceed the entire 2015 sales run of 9,057.

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This Wireless Charger Levitates Your Phone While Powering It Up – Maxim

Since magnets are used both for levitating and wirelessly chargingstuff, why not combine them into one awe-inspiring device?

Maybe because in levitation, the magnets push away, whereas they pull towards each other when charging. But hey, apparently someone’s found a way around that, because the soon-to-be released OvRcharge purports to simultaneously power and invisibly lift up your More

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[model 3] Tesla Model 3 Preview: Everything You Need To Know

Mobile & Apps The Tesla Model 3 was launched by the company’s CEO Elon Musk a few months ago. According to the release date rumors, the latest car model is expected to be made available by the end of 2017 and around 400,000 people have reportedly booked it.… More

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Hyperloop One Announces World’s First Hyperloop Manufacturing Plant

Inverse Just days before Elon Musk plans on opening the doors of Tesla’s Gigafactory 1, Hyperloop One has announced plans for an all-new manufacturing plant of its own.… More

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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Changes Battery Cell Format For Model 3

TCC Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) expects to start its lithium-ion battery production for its vehicles with Panasonic Corporation at the Gigafactory by the end of this year.… More

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Nissan Completes 48 kWh LEAF Prototype

CleanTechnica The Nissan LEAF 48 kWh showcases the passion our employees have for their work.” While a production 48 kWh LEAF may not ever be released (or maybe it will…), the company will no doubt be releasing a long-range electric vehicle (EV) of some type in …… More

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11 Key Tesla Gigafactory, Model 3, Solar, & Elon Romance Takeaways From Today’s Statements | CleanTechnica

The Gigafactory is open for business, and that business is world domination (of the car and stationary storage markets). Of course, that’s assuming all goes dandy in Gigatown, but there’s a lot of reason to believe it will.

Below are 11 key takeaways from the Gigafactory opening, with special thanks to Teslarati (x 2) and Fortune for scooping most of them up. Naturally, I add my own co More

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California bought more electric cars than rest of U.S. combined in June

Sales of plug-in electric cars are not evenly distributed across the U.S. by any means.

California, with its pioneering zero-emission vehicle sales requirements, has always occupied an outsize place in the sales charts.

Not only is it the most populous state in the union, with 39 million residents, but it accounts for a large share of all electric and plug-in

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Elon Musk’s Tesla Gigafactory idea was crazy, Panasonic exec thought. And yet …

Los Angeles Times When Yoshihiko Yamada was introduced to the idea of the Tesla Motors Gigafactory a couple of years ago, he said, “I thought it was crazy.… More

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Tesla Motors Inc And Mobileye NV Divorce – What Does It Mean For Investors – ValueWalk

It is a busy week for Elon Musk – Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) says it will need to raise more money for its new plans (shocker), the Gigafactory – by some metrics the largest manufacturer in the world is opening soon and Musk is making wild predictions about revenue on Model 3 sales (although little about earnings), and Tesla and Mobileye NV (NYSE:MBLY) parted ways yesterday in news which c More

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3 takeaways from Tesla Gigafactory unveiling – Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 2 a.m. – Las Vegas Sun Mobile

SPARKS — When Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled a second “master plan” for his company last week, two key parts were to broaden its electric vehicle line to a larger market and integrate rooftop solar with energy storage. To make that happen, Tesla needs a lot of one thing to power those products: batteries. That’s where the Tesla Gigafactory comes in.

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Elon Musk Previews Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 Days Ahead of Opening | Inverse

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the inside of his company’s massive Gigafactory to the media on Tuesday, showing an under-construction 1,000-acre structure in Sparks, Nevada. The facility is expected to reach completion in 2020 and the preview of the battery factory comes days ahead of the factory’s grand opening this Friday, where twelve lucky Model 3 buyers will get to tour the facilities and g More

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Qualcomm (QCOM), Lear (LEA) Enter Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Licensing Agreement

Qualcomm Incorporated (Nadaq: QCOM) and Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) announced that they have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement. Lear will be including Qualcomm Halo™ WEVC technology in its product portfolio to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and Electric Vehicles (EV) manufacturers, as well as wireless charging infrastructure compani More

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Singapore tests out petrol-free future with new, all-electric taxi company

SINGAPORE — By the start of 2017, 100 electric taxis will run on Singapore’s roads, helping the government sort out what the country needs to do for a greener, emissions-free future.

The new fleet will be run by a new, sixth cab company here called HDT Singapore Taxi.

Local reports say the government plans to collect “real-life” data from the fleet of 100 taxis, i More

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[model 3] Tesla CEO Elon Musk says Nevada gigafactory will have much higher production than planned

upcoming Model 3 car could generate $20 billion in revenue per year and an annual gross profit of about $5 billion, Chief Executive Elon Musk said
“Things are on track to be able to meet the Model 3 cell production timing in the middle of next year,” Musk told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday at Tesla’s “gigafactory” facility in the Nevada desert.
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Understanding Elon Musk’s Master Plan To Change Energy Forever

Motley Fool Elon Musk had come out and proposed the acquisition of SolarCity, which initially people were pretty negative about. A lot of them viewed it as just a … A lot of investors just viewed as a bailout for SolarCity. But looking at it and looking at the …… More

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