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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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Could Hyperloop be the future of transportation? News 10NBC…

News 10NBC A lot of people are asking: “is Hyperloop just a pipe dream?” But there’s already been talk of one going under Lake Ontario.… More

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Used electric cars: the best bang for your buck? – USA…

USA TODAY Electric vehicles are cheaper than conventional cars to maintain, but they’re more expensive upfront and lose value at a much faster pace over time, according to …… More

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Ford explores electric-car partnership with Chinese…

Detroit Free Press Ford Motor and a Chinese automaker said Tuesday they are looking into setting up a joint venture to develop and manufacture electric cars in China in what could be part of a changing strategy for the automaker to form more partnerships to develop …… More

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Chevy Bolt EV vs Tesla’s Model 3, Model S: CNET, Consumer…

Green Car Reports Five years ago, the only true battery-electric cars on the market were the Tesla Model S and the Nissan Leaf, while the Chevrolet Volt offered a plug-in hybrid solution.… More

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Solar panel capacity to overtake nuclear energy next year…

The Independent Solar panel capacity is set to overtake nuclear worldwide for the first time within the next few months, according to expert predictions.… More

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SpaceX’s Hyperloop Competition 2 will crown the fastest pod…

Teslarati After months of preparations, a global roster of student-formed teams have readied their Hyperloop pods and made their way to Hawthorne, California in …… More

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Australia’s Electric Vehicle Transition Is Not A Matter Of…

CleanTechnica Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) says that with a concerted effort, the Australian car fleet could consist solely of electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025. The CSIRO/ENA Energy Network Transformation Roadmap assumes as it central case that only 40% of light …… More

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Ford eyes deal with Chinese electric carmaker BBC News -…

BBC News Ford has said it is in discussions with a Chinese company to create a new line of electric vehicles for the world’s biggest market.… More

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Lunewave’s inexpensive 3D printed lenses could put…

3ders.org (blog) Researchers at the University of Arizona have developed inexpensive 3D printed Luneberg lenses that could be used in radar systems for the automotive industry.… More

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Apple Scales Back Its Ambitions for a Self-Driving Car – NYTimes.com

SAN FRANCISCO — As new employees were brought into Apple’s secret effort to create a self-driving car a few years ago, managers told them that they were working on the company’s next big thing: A product that would take on Detroit and disrupt the automobile industry.

These days, Apple’s automotive ambitions are more modest. The company has put off any notion of an Apple-branded auto More

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Tesla Model 3 aero wheels can increase efficiency by ~10%,…

Electrek The Tesla Model 3’s standard 18″ aero wheels are starting to get more and more interesting. After seeing them without the aero caps last week and seeing how …… More

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Video Exclusive: A Closer Look at the Tesla Model 3’s Interior – Motor Trend

Nothing about Tesla ’s approach to running a car company is conventional, so it should come as no surprise that its approach to interior design in the new Model 3 is wildly unconventional. The California-based automaker has designed an electric car with impressive range at an attainable price (if you don’t check too many option boxes), but did it cut any corners inside the cabin for aff More

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: Tesla Model 3: Complete Guide to the World’s Most Hyped Car

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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop plan: New York to Washington DC – Business Insider

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in April launched his newest venture, The Boring Company.
The Boring Company is exploring ways to cut tunneling costs.
In July, Musk said the Boring Company received “verbal government approval” to dig a tunnel connecting New York and Washington DC.
The tunnel would support a Hyperloop, a high-speed transit system, that could ferry peopl More

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[charging network Denver hopes 300 new charging stations will accelerate switch to electric cars

Denver is pressing ahead on its promise to help make Paris climate agreement  cuts in heat-trapping greenhouse gas pollution by accelerating a local takeoff of plug-in vehicles.

City officials on Wednesday said 300 charging stations for electric vehicles will be set up around metro Denver over the next two years. They’re also looking at changes in the city building code to encoura More

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$20,000 Rebates on Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 EVs Offered in California – ExtremeTech

Buy a Nissan Leaf or BMW i3 electric vehicle in southern California, and you can get rebates of up to $20,000 on EVs that sell for $30,000 to $52,000. It’s a deal through the end of September, for customers of San Diego Gas & Electric.

SDG&E is kicking in a $10,000 rebate that is in addition to $10,000 in federal and state rebates available to most buyers. Buying an EV allows a More

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An inside look at Ford’s $1 billion bet on Argo AI – The Verge

Somewhere between the 14th and 15th floors in a concrete stairwell, Bryan Salesky pauses, searching for the right words to explain his mission for the foreseeable future. He wants to give cars the eyes, ears, and brains they need to operate without humans. And he wants to do it for Ford Motor Company by 2021.

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Tesla Has Another Rival as Hyundai Unveils EV Plans – Barron’s

The South Korean automaker is planning to launch an electric sedan under its high-end Genesis brand in 2021 with a range of 500 km (310 miles) per charge. It will also introduce an electric version of its Kona small sport utility vehicle (SUV) with a range of 390 km in the first half of next year.
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GE and Tesla to Outfit 50 Home Depot Stores With Solar Panels

General Electric Co.’s Current unit and Tesla Inc. will install solar systems on 50 Home Depot Inc. stores and sell the power output to the retailer.
The solar rooftops will generate enough electricity to reduce each store’s demand from local utility grids by about one third, Atlanta-based Home Depot said in a statement Thursday. It’s part of a company plan to get 135 megawatts of clea More

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$20,000 Rebates on Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 EVs Offered in California – ExtremeTech

Buy a Nissan Leaf or BMW i3 electric vehicle in southern California, and you can get rebates of up to $20,000 on EVs that sell for $30,000 to $52,000. It’s a deal through the end of September, for customers of San Diego Gas & Electric.

SDG&E is kicking in a $10,000 rebate that is in addition to $10,000 in federal and state rebates available to most buyers. Buying an EV allows a More

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Connecticut EV rebate for Model

All vehicles on this list are eligible for the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) program. Explore the many eligible vehicle models below and take advantage of this offer before funds expire!

Incentives of up to $5,000 are available and amounts are based on the EPA rated electric range of the vehicle. Vehicles must be highway capable, have a base MSRP unde More

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The Model 3 Needed New AP Hardware, But Not For The Reason Everyone Thinks

The Model 3 reportedly contains Autopilot hardware dubbed “v2.5“
News outlets have yet to fully explore the meaning and purpose
Tesla isn’t providing a full explanation because they don’t want to tip their hand and they don’t need you to reserve a Model 3 — yet
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SolarCity’s solar Gigafactory will produce up to 10 GW/year under Tesla, says Elon Musk | Electrek

While discussing potential improvements in manufacturing efficiency with Tesla investor Ron Baron at his conference in New York today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that under Tesla and with the new partnership with Panasonic, SolarCity’s “solar Gigafactory” in Buffalo (pictured above) could produce up to 10 GW/year of solar products – up from the previous 1 GW/year of planned production. More

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US wind and solar power helped prevent up to 12,700 deaths | The Independent

The massive increase in wind and solar energy helped prevent the premature deaths of up to 12,700 people over a nine-year period in the US, according to new research which illustrates the wider benefits of ditching fossil fuels beyond limiting global warming.

The lower carbon emissions were worth billions of dollars as a result of the avoidance of the range of problems caused by fossil fuel More

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[autopiot] Willow Run to begin autonomous car testing in December

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Ypsilanti — When Michigan wanted to create a facility to help put it at the forefront of testing on autonomous cars, it looked to a site that once pushed the boundaries of technology for airplanes.

The transformation of the historic Willow Run facility, just north of Interstate 94, is in full swing and the American Center for Mobility expects to begin testing in December. What was More

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[model 3] Tesla to soar nearly 50 percent if everything goes right: Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley increases its price targets for Tesla shares, predicting higher Model 3 production volume.
Analyst Adam Jonas raises his 2018 estimate for Model 3 car production to 120,000 from 90,000.

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Tesla’s Autonomous Tractor Trailer Will Be the Biggest Thing to Happen in Trucks – TheStreet

A Tesla (TSLA) big rig could be a huge event for the trucking industry.

“We believe Tesla’s truck reveal in September will be one of the biggest catalysts the trucking industry has seen in decades. We also expect Tesla will announce carrier/shipper partners,” Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas wrote in a note on Monday.

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Tesla Tax Credits In Doubt, Model 3 Price ‘Compelling’ Without Incentives

The specter of the Model 3 without tax credits looms as Tesla talks about “compelling” value sans incentives and salespeople reportedly warn customers.

The Model 3, sans rebates: The Tesla Model 3 has been designed to be affordable without federal and state tax credits, the EV maker said in its most recent investor newsletter.

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Germany to Install Overhead Electric Vehicle Chargers on…

The Drive In case your forgot, Elon Musk is threatening to disrupt the trucking industry with the introduction of the Tesla electric semi truck.… More

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Hitachi Zosen ready to commercialise solid state lithium battery | eeNews Europe

Hitachi Zosen in Japan has developed a prototype solid-state lithium-ion battery that it intends to commercialise over the next two years.
“We can offer solid-state lithium-ion batteries that are on par with the liquid type in performance even now,” said Takashi Tanisho, president of Hitachi Zosen, in reports. Solid-state batteries are more durable and have better temperature performance More

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