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MIT Self-Driving Cars: Emilio Frazzoli, CTO, nuTonomy – A $4 trillion transportation problem

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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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10 Best Electric Vehicles You Can Buy in 2018: The Short List

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670-mph hyperloop from Ohio to Chicago moves closer with new regulations

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) and German insurance company Munich Re said Monday that a set of core safety requirements and certification guidelines for the fledgling mode of transportation have been created.

The hyperloop is expected to transport pods of people and goods through a tube — moving at some 670 miles per hour. It is expected to reduce the commute from Co More

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Tesla’s fully self-driving cross-country road trip to ‘probably’ happen with version 10 ‘alpha build’, says Elon Musk

Tesla has been talking about demonstrating the full capabilities of its second generation Autopilot system with a fully self-driving cross-country road trip for 2 years now, but it has yet to happen.

Now CEO Elon Musk gives a new timeline for the fully self-driving cross-country road trip: ‘probably’ with the release of version 10 ‘alpha’.

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UBS says Audi’s disappointing electric car launch is a big win for Tesla 

UBS believes Tesla’s lead in electric vehicle technology may last longer after seeing Audi’s latest offering. The Audi “e-tron underscores that catching up with Tesla is more difficult than expected by many,” analyst Patrick Hummel says. Audi’s launch of its e-tron car revealed how far behind the competition is compared to Tesla, according to UBS.
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Mercedes-Benz delivers first 10 eActros all-electric heavy-duty trucks

The Mercedes-Benz eActros, one of Daimler’s many electric truck efforts, is now in the hands of customers for the first time.

Hermes took delivery of the first 10 eActros all-electric heavy-duty trucks and it will test them for the next 2 years.

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Tesla’s in-house body repair shop restores damaged Model 3 in 25 hours

Back in Tesla’s 2018 Annual Shareholder Meeting, Elon Musk stated that the company is opening in-house body shops to reduce the time it takes for owners to get their cars repaired. The first nine of these in-house body shops were announced in Tesla’s official website earlier this month, and so far, reports of the service they provide have been very positive.

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Jalopnik: Cadillac is Putting Their Diesel Program on Hold Because the Future Looks Electric

Cadillac is Putting Their Diesel Program on Hold Because the Future Looks Electric
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There was a period in the recent past where it looked like the future might be powered by diesel engines. With a generally greater fuel efficiency than your standard gasoline engine, the automotive industry today could have been massively different. Then, dieselgate happened and manufacturers g More

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Tesla deploys Powerpacks to protect the University of South Florida against blackouts

When the grid is in operation, Tesla’s Powerpacks will be used to better take advantage of the solar power produced by the solar array.

If the grid suffers a blackout, the Powerpacks will be able to independently run the garage.

Stempien explained before a demonstration in front of the media yesterday:

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IKEA targets home delivery by electric vehicle in five major cities by 2020

(Reuters) – IKEA Group, the owner of most IKEA stores worldwide, said on Friday all its home deliveries in the inner cities of Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Shanghai would be made by electric vehicles or through other zero-emission means by 2020.
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ChargePoint is adding 2.5M electric vehicle chargers over the next 7 years | TechCrunch

Electric vehicles still make up just a fraction of the cars, trucks and SUVs on the road today. But that’s changing: the number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars on the world’s roads exceeded 3 million in 2017. By 2025, there are expected to be 20 million electric vehicles in just North America and Europe.
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Hyperloop could change transportation forever

From high-spec electric cars to lightning-fast trains, the way we get around is changing, and rapidly so.

As technology develops, new and innovative modes of transport are being proposed. One example is hyperloop, a radical idea that could dramatically cut travel times between cities.

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SpaceX Has Signed Its First Passenger to Fly Around the Moon | Investopedia

“SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space,” the tweet said. The company added that it will name the passenger and their reasons for flying on Monday. “Find out who’s flying and why on Monday, September 17.” More

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Volvo unveil fully autonomous truck

If your truck is completely autonomous, why would you need a cab? Volvo Trucks believes that you don’t and that’s why they built a new all-electric and autonomous truck without a cab called Vera
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Tesla unveils rare picture of Gigafactory 1’s rooftop solar array, says it will be ‘largest in the world’

Tesla has the ambition to eventually power the factory entirely from renewable energy and in January 2017, they announced that they have plans for a giant 70 MW rooftop array, which would be the largest in the world by a wide margin.

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VW CEO says electric car costs higher than expected, sees competition making progress

Volkswagen likely has more electric vehicles lined up in the next few years than any other automaker, but now the German automaker expects those cars to cost more than expected as it sees the competition making progress.

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Boring company wants to connect your garage to high-speed loop

Elon Musk has confirmed plans for the Boring Company’s tunnel network to be able to connect all the way to residential garages so that commuters can enter the high-speed loop directly from their homes.to

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Faraday Future announces mass hiring

HANFORD — Faraday Future officials welcomed newly hired employees Tuesday at its Hanford factory and have announced even more hiring efforts.

The announcement comes just in time, as the first pre-production FF 91 luxury electronic vehicle was recently built at the Hanford facility, which is located in Hanford’s Industrial Park.

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Audi launches ‘e-tron Charging Service’ to access 72,000 charging points by 220 providers with one card

It can be complicated to navigate the many charge point providers and their different payment systems.

Audi says that it has a solution.

Seemingly building on Porsche’s recently launched electric car charging mobile app and service, Audi will offer its e-tron owners a single charging profile and card that will enable them to charge their e-tron quattro, or Audi’s other upcoming E More

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Mini- factory tour – Talking Tech with Elon Musk!

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UPS may soon deliver using electric trucks

In July, UPS announced that it was working with Thor Trucks, an L.A. startup, to develop and test another fully electric delivery truck. In February, the company announced a partnership with Workhorse, based in Ohio and Indiana, to design and deploy new electric trucks that will be no more expensive than conventional trucks. Last December, UPS preordered 125 electric semis from Tesla, the largest More

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Tesla enables supercharging remotely for Florence evacuees – Autoblog

Tesla is remotely enabling supercharging and boosting battery capacity in some older models to make it easier for Tesla owners to make it to safety from the path of Hurricane Florence, away from evacuation areas. The models in question are some Model S 60s and some Model S 70s, which either haven’t had the supercharging option enabled at purchase time, or have software-locked battery capacit More

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Tesla Semi production to ‘earnestly’ begin by 2020

When Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Semi last November, the bold CEO announced that the all-electric truck would likely start production sometime in 2019. While details for Tesla’s ramp for the Semi are still largely unknown, the company has nonetheless provided an update on the upcoming vehicle’s rollout, stating that the company would begin “earnestly” producing the Semi by 2020.

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Tesla, BMW, Edison and others partner in Los Angeles’s plan to accelerate electrification of transport

The city of Los Angeles is working on a new plan to accelerate the electrification of transportation by the 2028 Olympics.

Tesla, BMW, Edison and a bunch of other industry players are partnering with Los Angeles to work on the plan.

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Tesla to achieve $100/kWh battery by the end of year

Tesla recently gave factory tours to investors and Wall Street analysts. We reported on a positive note from Baird after Fremont factory tour earlier this week and now it’s about Worm Capital’s turn, but this time it was a tour of Gigafactory 1.

The firm claims that Tesla is on track to achieve “a battery cell cost of $100 per kWh by the end of the year.”

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L.A is making a massive push toward zero-emissions transportation

L.A is making a massive push toward zero-emissions transportation
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Los Angeles, where drivers spend 102 hours stuck in traffic jams each year, is one of the most polluted cities in America. But within a decade, smog in L.A.–and carbon emissions–will steeply drop. The region is embarking on an ambitious plan to move toward zero-emission transportation. In 10 years, acco More

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Solid-state battery startup secures backing from several automakers as it claims breakthrough for electric vehicles

“We are at the center of the ‘electrification of everything’ with ASSB technology emerging as the clear leader in ‘post lithium-ion’ technologies. Solid-state batteries are a game changer for EV, electronics, defense, and medical device markets, and Solid Power’s technology is poised to revolutionize the industry with a competitive product paying special attention to safety, performanc More

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VW is planning a capacity of 100,000 electric cars per year for first plant to go electric

Legacy automakers are announcing and unveiling new electric vehicles at an impressive pace these days, but there isn’t as much talk about the production volumes of those upcoming EVs.

Now VW says that it is planning a capacity of 100,000 electric cars per year for its first plant to go electric.

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[government news] California mandates 100% clean energy by 2045

SACRAMENTO — In a major environmental milestone, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a law requiring California to obtain 100 percent of its electricity from clean sources such as solar, wind and hydropower from large dams by 2045.

The new law keeps California at the forefront of addressing climate change, and essentially commits the world’s fifth-largest economy with 40 million people to More

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Sony to be using 100% renewable energy by 2040

Sony joins the RE100, a global initiative made up of big companies committed to using 100 percent renewable electricity.
Other members of the RE100 include Google, Facebook and Microsoft.
Sony wants to use 100 percent renewable electricity for all its business sites by the year 2040.

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Exclusive invitations to first day reservations to buy model 3

Tesla appears to be trying a bunch of new delivery methods in order to push Model 3 deliveries higher by the end of the quarter.

The automaker now starts ‘immediate deliveries’ of Model 3 on a ‘first come, first served basis’.

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