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Tesla ‘autosteer’ update will make electric cars self-driving (Wired UK)

Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that Tesla electric cars will “soon” be updated to steer themselves on motorways.

The Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal founder said on Twitter that the update is “almost ready” and will include “highway autosteer and parallel autopark”.

The ability for Tesla vehicles to be upgraded over the air in often radical ways is we More

Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that Tesla electric cars will “soon” be updated to steer themselves on motorways.

The Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal founder said on Twitter that the update is “almost ready” and will include “highway autosteer and parallel autopark”.

The ability for Tesla vehicles to be upgraded over the air in often radical ways is we More

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Tesla ‘autosteer’ update will make electric cars self-driving (Wired UK)

Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that Tesla electric cars will “soon” be updated to steer themselves on motorways.

The Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal founder said on Twitter that the update is “almost ready” and will include “highway autosteer and parallel autopark”.

The ability for Tesla vehicles to be upgraded over the air in often radical ways is we More

Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that Tesla electric cars will “soon” be updated to steer themselves on motorways.

The Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal founder said on Twitter that the update is “almost ready” and will include “highway autosteer and parallel autopark”.

The ability for Tesla vehicles to be upgraded over the air in often radical ways is we More

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11 Electric Cars With Most Range (List) | CleanTechnica

People make a big deal of electric cars’ driving ranges, for good reason, so I thought it would be interesting to create a list of the electric cars with the most range (to supplement my list of the quickest electric cars to 60 mph, the most efficient electric cars, and my broader electric car list, which is organized by price).

Of course, as with almost everything, when the idea hit the More

People make a big deal of electric cars’ driving ranges, for good reason, so I thought it would be interesting to create a list of the electric cars with the most range (to supplement my list of the quickest electric cars to 60 mph, the most efficient electric cars, and my broader electric car list, which is organized by price).

Of course, as with almost everything, when the idea hit the More

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The UK’s cheapest electric car will cost less than £10,000 – Manchester Evening News

Mahindra thinks it’s spotted a gap in the electric car market. The Indian manufacturer plans to return to the UK market with an all-electric car called the e2o, which will sell for less than £10,000.

The two-door e2o is a compact four-seater and follows on from the Revai, which sold in the UK through G-Wiz. There is already an e2o in the Asian market which can do 75 miles on a charge wit More

Mahindra thinks it’s spotted a gap in the electric car market. The Indian manufacturer plans to return to the UK market with an all-electric car called the e2o, which will sell for less than £10,000.

The two-door e2o is a compact four-seater and follows on from the Revai, which sold in the UK through G-Wiz. There is already an e2o in the Asian market which can do 75 miles on a charge wit More

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Key Contribution to Developing the Mobility of the Future

eMERGE: key contribution to developing the mobility of the future. smart fortwo electric drive
Broad-based real-world trial of eMERGE project completed

Especially for daily distances of 50 km or over the E-car is financially attractive

eMERGE2 fleet project now launching with 200 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive and plug-in hybrid models

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eMERGE: key contribution to developing the mobility of the future. smart fortwo electric drive
Broad-based real-world trial of eMERGE project completed

Especially for daily distances of 50 km or over the E-car is financially attractive

eMERGE2 fleet project now launching with 200 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive and plug-in hybrid models

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Daimler finds the sweet spot for electric cars – MarketWatch

Daimler AG thinks it knows what it takes to sell electric cars to the masses.

The parent company of Mercedes-Benz DAI, +0.89% unveiled this week the results of a two-year study looking at what makes electric-car drivers tick. According to one of its main findings, an electric car becomes financially more attractive for people driving 30 miles or more a day owing to its low operating and ma More

Daimler AG thinks it knows what it takes to sell electric cars to the masses.

The parent company of Mercedes-Benz DAI, +0.89% unveiled this week the results of a two-year study looking at what makes electric-car drivers tick. According to one of its main findings, an electric car becomes financially more attractive for people driving 30 miles or more a day owing to its low operating and ma More

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Momentum Dynamics Says Wireless Electric Car Charging Is Ready Now – HybridCars.com

Imagine being able to wirelessly recharge an electric car in less than one hour instead of plugging in and waiting 4-7 hours or longer.

Far off future fiction? No fact today, and something Momentum Dynamics has working in prototype form as it quietly works with companies intent on incorporating inductive charging technology into passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

This is accor More

Imagine being able to wirelessly recharge an electric car in less than one hour instead of plugging in and waiting 4-7 hours or longer.

Far off future fiction? No fact today, and something Momentum Dynamics has working in prototype form as it quietly works with companies intent on incorporating inductive charging technology into passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

This is accor More

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delivers insight into the development trends of wireless charging applications – WhaTech

Despite a long history of development, wireless charging is still in the introduction phase of the product life cycle. However, the launch of Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and Apple Watch is expected to unleash a rapid growth in the wireless charging market.

This report begins with vendors’ new products and industry alliances’ latest development, followed by an analysis of the supply chain. More

Despite a long history of development, wireless charging is still in the introduction phase of the product life cycle. However, the launch of Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and Apple Watch is expected to unleash a rapid growth in the wireless charging market.

This report begins with vendors’ new products and industry alliances’ latest development, followed by an analysis of the supply chain. More

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Magnet-wobble wireless charging system dishes out a respectable 10 kW • The Register

Canadian wireless power company Elix has announced a system which can generate and transfer 10 kW using magneto-dynamic coupling. It’s big, heavy and noisy, so is aimed at trucks and buses rather than small cars, and is certainly not suitable for desktop gadget charging.

Elix claims its target markets are transportation, mining, material handling, oil & gas and other industrial appli More

Canadian wireless power company Elix has announced a system which can generate and transfer 10 kW using magneto-dynamic coupling. It’s big, heavy and noisy, so is aimed at trucks and buses rather than small cars, and is certainly not suitable for desktop gadget charging.

Elix claims its target markets are transportation, mining, material handling, oil & gas and other industrial appli More

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Electric vehicles and Smart Grid get a boost from eMotorWerks intelligent charging stations

OSIsoft’s PI System combines sensor-based data from eMotorWerks’ network of JuiceBox charging stations with data from electrical utilities and Independent System Operators (ISO’s). The result is a complete overview of charging loads and real-time grid conditions used in the JuiceNet load dispatch algorithms, providing electric vehicle customers with faster, easier, and more secure access to More

OSIsoft’s PI System combines sensor-based data from eMotorWerks’ network of JuiceBox charging stations with data from electrical utilities and Independent System Operators (ISO’s). The result is a complete overview of charging loads and real-time grid conditions used in the JuiceNet load dispatch algorithms, providing electric vehicle customers with faster, easier, and more secure access to More

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What the Solar-Powered Stella Lux Means For the Future of Electric Cars

Since 1987, the World Solar Challenge has been a biennial race for solar-powered cars through 1,877 miles of the Australian Outback. It was originally dominated by incredibly aerodynamic, single-seat vehicles that were efficient, but never stood a chance of going into production. In the interest of promoting practicality, the organizers introduced the Cruiser class in 2013. Vehicles that competed More

Since 1987, the World Solar Challenge has been a biennial race for solar-powered cars through 1,877 miles of the Australian Outback. It was originally dominated by incredibly aerodynamic, single-seat vehicles that were efficient, but never stood a chance of going into production. In the interest of promoting practicality, the organizers introduced the Cruiser class in 2013. Vehicles that competed More

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The EM Drive is here to get us to the Moon in 4 hours, without fuel – Pocket-lint

The extremely exciting EM Drive, which could offer high-speed propulsion without fuel, has been confirmed as a working invention.
The drive, which has been compared to Star Trek’s impulse drive, was said to be impossible when British inventor Roger Shawyer created it. Nasa reported back in August that it might work and now independent scientific research has confirmed it.
The EM More

The extremely exciting EM Drive, which could offer high-speed propulsion without fuel, has been confirmed as a working invention.
The drive, which has been compared to Star Trek’s impulse drive, was said to be impossible when British inventor Roger Shawyer created it. Nasa reported back in August that it might work and now independent scientific research has confirmed it.
The EM More

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Solid state thin-film batteries Market at $65.9 million in 2012 are anticipated to reach $5.95 billion by 2019. Market growth is a result of the implementation of a connected world of sensors.

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Deerfield Beach, FL — (SBWIRE) — 07/30/2015 — A new study on Solid State Thin Film Battery Market Shares and Forecasts, More

Solid state thin-film batteries Market at $65.9 million in 2012 are anticipated to reach $5.95 billion by 2019. Market growth is a result of the implementation of a connected world of sensors.

This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire

Deerfield Beach, FL — (SBWIRE) — 07/30/2015 — A new study on Solid State Thin Film Battery Market Shares and Forecasts, More

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Nissan LEAF & Renault ZOE NeckNeck In 2015 Sales Race In Western Europe

Renault ZOE is on a strong sales rise in Europe.

After June’s surge to some 2,380 sales in West Europe, ZOE almost took first place for the year from the Nissan LEAF.

Difference after six months is just around 200cars (at a level of over 8,000), so ZOE could be this year’s best selling pure-electric car in Europe.

This year, sales of ZOE are on pace to be much higher than More

Renault ZOE is on a strong sales rise in Europe.

After June’s surge to some 2,380 sales in West Europe, ZOE almost took first place for the year from the Nissan LEAF.

Difference after six months is just around 200cars (at a level of over 8,000), so ZOE could be this year’s best selling pure-electric car in Europe.

This year, sales of ZOE are on pace to be much higher than More

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Life With Tesla Model S: Does Supercharging Cut Battery Capacity?

Last month, my wife and I took my 2013 Tesla Model S on a day trip from our home in New York’s Hudson Valley to Brattleboro, Vermont, a distance of 180 miles.

We picked up our daughter, charged the 85-kilowatt-hour battery up to 98 percent at the Brattleboro Supercharger, and returned home via a longer, more scenic route of 210 miles.

To my surprise, the return trip took almost eve More

Last month, my wife and I took my 2013 Tesla Model S on a day trip from our home in New York’s Hudson Valley to Brattleboro, Vermont, a distance of 180 miles.

We picked up our daughter, charged the 85-kilowatt-hour battery up to 98 percent at the Brattleboro Supercharger, and returned home via a longer, more scenic route of 210 miles.

To my surprise, the return trip took almost eve More

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Warren Buffett And Elon Musk To Spark A Lithium Boom | OilPrice.com

The age of electrification across the transportation sector, the solar panel revolution, and Tesla’s battery gigafactory are igniting a battle for the cheapest battery. That will transform lithium into a boom-time mineral and the hottest commodity on the energy investor’s radar.

It has been easy to take lithium for granted. This wonder mineral is the backbone of our everyday lives, popp More

The age of electrification across the transportation sector, the solar panel revolution, and Tesla’s battery gigafactory are igniting a battle for the cheapest battery. That will transform lithium into a boom-time mineral and the hottest commodity on the energy investor’s radar.

It has been easy to take lithium for granted. This wonder mineral is the backbone of our everyday lives, popp More

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Tesla Motors offers social-referral incentive for Model S

Tesla Motors offers social-referral incentive for Model S
The online program is also a “guerrilla tactic” against car dealers in states where the automaker is not legally allowed to sell cars through physical stores, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said.
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Tesla Motors offers social-referral incentive for Model S
The online program is also a “guerrilla tactic” against car dealers in states where the automaker is not legally allowed to sell cars through physical stores, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said.
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Terrafugia – the future of flying car

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This is Tesla’s plan for a cheaper car – Fortune

A Tesla Model S P85d car is displayed at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai on April 20, 2015.
Photograph by Johannes Eisele — AFP/Getty Images
The newest direction Tesla is headed toward is silicon.

Tesla’s road to a cheaper electric car has always appeared to lead straight to Reno, where the electric automaker is building a $5 billio More

A Tesla Model S P85d car is displayed at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai on April 20, 2015.
Photograph by Johannes Eisele — AFP/Getty Images
The newest direction Tesla is headed toward is silicon.

Tesla’s road to a cheaper electric car has always appeared to lead straight to Reno, where the electric automaker is building a $5 billio More

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Spyker back, reveals electric car future – motoring.com.au

Spyker has announced it is back in business after being pushed to the brink of bankruptcy last December.

Making the announcement late last night that it is now debt-free, following a merger with US-based electric aircraft maker Volta Volare, the Dutch car maker says it will continue to build “sensationally elegant and classy electric motor cars and electric planes for decades to come”.< More

Spyker has announced it is back in business after being pushed to the brink of bankruptcy last December.

Making the announcement late last night that it is now debt-free, following a merger with US-based electric aircraft maker Volta Volare, the Dutch car maker says it will continue to build “sensationally elegant and classy electric motor cars and electric planes for decades to come”.< More

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Hospital-based electric car share scheme launches in Northamptonshire | EV Fleet World

Berrywood Hospital in Dunston, Campbell House in Northampton and St. Mary’s Hospital in Kettering have two vehicles each, all of which will be available for public use at evenings and weekends through the E-Car Club sharing scheme, with loans starting at an hour.

During business hours, one of the vehicles at each site will be reserved for staff. It’s hoped that this will reduce grey fle More

Berrywood Hospital in Dunston, Campbell House in Northampton and St. Mary’s Hospital in Kettering have two vehicles each, all of which will be available for public use at evenings and weekends through the E-Car Club sharing scheme, with loans starting at an hour.

During business hours, one of the vehicles at each site will be reserved for staff. It’s hoped that this will reduce grey fle More

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L.A. Launches an Electric Vehicle Car-Share Pilot Accessible to Low-Income Families – CityLab

For all their social benefits, electric vehicles have so far remained the province of the rich. Snazzy Teslas start at $70,000, BMW’s i3 will set you back $43,000, and even the relatively cheap Ford Focus Electric and Nissan Leaf cost around $30,000. That’s nowhere near economy car prices, and given how new the fleet is, it will take a few years to build up a used EV market.

That means More

For all their social benefits, electric vehicles have so far remained the province of the rich. Snazzy Teslas start at $70,000, BMW’s i3 will set you back $43,000, and even the relatively cheap Ford Focus Electric and Nissan Leaf cost around $30,000. That’s nowhere near economy car prices, and given how new the fleet is, it will take a few years to build up a used EV market.

That means More

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BMW Drivers Get Paid $1,000 to Delay Charging i3 Electric Cars – Bloomberg Business

In a new pilot program, a California utility is paying drivers of BMW electric cars to delay charging their vehicles when the power grid is under pressure.
One hundred owners of BMW AG’s i3 hatchback receive $1,000 upfront to participate in Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s 18-month trial, which starts this week and is confined to the San Francisco Bay Area. Peter Berman, a 70-year-old, s More

In a new pilot program, a California utility is paying drivers of BMW electric cars to delay charging their vehicles when the power grid is under pressure.
One hundred owners of BMW AG’s i3 hatchback receive $1,000 upfront to participate in Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s 18-month trial, which starts this week and is confined to the San Francisco Bay Area. Peter Berman, a 70-year-old, s More

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[charing network] Qualcomm helps wireless electric car-charging edge closer to reality

Brian Nelson, VP of New England for Simon Property Group, and Brendan Jones, Vice President of East Region at NRG EVgo, officially launch the installation of NRG EVgo Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at 12 Simon properties across New England. The kickoff took place at South Shore Plaza on July 23, 2015. Courtesy photo/ South Shore Plaza
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Brian Nelson, VP of New England for Simon Property Group, and Brendan Jones, Vice President of East Region at NRG EVgo, officially launch the installation of NRG EVgo Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at 12 Simon properties across New England. The kickoff took place at South Shore Plaza on July 23, 2015. Courtesy photo/ South Shore Plaza
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Braintree one of 12 shopping malls with new charging stations – News – Braintree Forum – Braintree, MA

Brian Nelson, VP of New England for Simon Property Group, and Brendan Jones, Vice President of East Region at NRG EVgo, officially launch the installation of NRG EVgo Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at 12 Simon properties across New England. The kickoff took place at South Shore Plaza on July 23, 2015. Courtesy photo/ South Shore Plaza
By Robert Aicardi
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Brian Nelson, VP of New England for Simon Property Group, and Brendan Jones, Vice President of East Region at NRG EVgo, officially launch the installation of NRG EVgo Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at 12 Simon properties across New England. The kickoff took place at South Shore Plaza on July 23, 2015. Courtesy photo/ South Shore Plaza
By Robert Aicardi
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Global and Chinese Lithium Iron Phosph ate (LiFePO4) Material and Battery Industry Report, 2015-2018

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Global and Chinese Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Material and Battery Industry Report, 2015-2018

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Global and Chinese Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Material and Battery Industry Report, 2015-2018

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Tesla has a new kind of customer: The middle-class Millennial – Fortune

A market for used Tesla Model S sedans has pushed the all-electric automaker into a new demographic.

The Tesla owner archetype has changed.

A year ago, the average Tesla Model S owner lived in California and earned more than $100,000 a year. Today, the emergence of a used-car market has pushed the luxury, all-electric automaker into a different pool of buyers who are younger, earn le More

A market for used Tesla Model S sedans has pushed the all-electric automaker into a new demographic.

The Tesla owner archetype has changed.

A year ago, the average Tesla Model S owner lived in California and earned more than $100,000 a year. Today, the emergence of a used-car market has pushed the luxury, all-electric automaker into a different pool of buyers who are younger, earn le More

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UK Energy Storage Startups Take Aim At EV Battery Market

Lithium-ion is the gold standard for chemical energy storage, but a pair of UK companies have been working on alternatives that could knock down the cost of electric vehicles — and knock Li-ion out of the running. The two companies, Oxis Energy and Faradion, caught the eye of the American Chemical Society, which just gave them a huge write-up in its Chemical & Engineering News publication, More

Lithium-ion is the gold standard for chemical energy storage, but a pair of UK companies have been working on alternatives that could knock down the cost of electric vehicles — and knock Li-ion out of the running. The two companies, Oxis Energy and Faradion, caught the eye of the American Chemical Society, which just gave them a huge write-up in its Chemical & Engineering News publication, More

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This Mobile Charging Station Runs On Scrapped Batteries And Comes Right To Your Electric Car

The more electric cars are sold, the more used electric car batteries start to pile up—and right now, manufacturers don’t have many good options for dealing with them. The materials are cheap enough that recycling doesn’t always make economic sense. Batteries sit on shelves, or worse, go to landfill. But a startup has discovered a new use: Using old batteries for mobile charging stat More

The more electric cars are sold, the more used electric car batteries start to pile up—and right now, manufacturers don’t have many good options for dealing with them. The materials are cheap enough that recycling doesn’t always make economic sense. Batteries sit on shelves, or worse, go to landfill. But a startup has discovered a new use: Using old batteries for mobile charging stat More

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New electric car quick-charging station opens at PGE in Portland | Local | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

New electric car quick-charging station opens at PGE in Portland | Local | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

PORTLAND — The largest lineup of electric car quick-charging stations in downtown Portland is open for business.

The project by Portland General Electric features six charging stations, including four universal quick chargers that can recharge a typical electric vehicle in More

New electric car quick-charging station opens at PGE in Portland | Local | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

PORTLAND — The largest lineup of electric car quick-charging stations in downtown Portland is open for business.

The project by Portland General Electric features six charging stations, including four universal quick chargers that can recharge a typical electric vehicle in More

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