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Nissan has announced the launch of self-driving Nissan Leaf prototype which will be tested on streets and highways …

Daily Star Gazette Nissan has begun testing its Leaf-based autonomous car prototype, not on private property, but on Japanese inner city roads and highways.… More

Daily Star Gazette Nissan has begun testing its Leaf-based autonomous car prototype, not on private property, but on Japanese inner city roads and highways.… More

400+ Electric Cars To Launch Electric Carsharing In 2 Polish Cities | CleanTechnica

Poland isn’t always a bastion for cleantech leadership and urban innovation — the national government recently took a bat to the knees of the competitive wind industry and a nascent solar industry was stabbed in both feet a couple years ago — but city planners in Wrocław, Kraków, and other cities seem to be adept at implementing cutting-edge solutions that make city life better — much be More

Poland isn’t always a bastion for cleantech leadership and urban innovation — the national government recently took a bat to the knees of the competitive wind industry and a nascent solar industry was stabbed in both feet a couple years ago — but city planners in Wrocław, Kraków, and other cities seem to be adept at implementing cutting-edge solutions that make city life better — much be More

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Elon Musk And JB Straubel Talk Live At Gigafactory Launch – Video

Tesla CEO Elon Musk talks about his future largest battery plant in the world facility

Tesla provide a live walk-through of Gigafactory to guests – check out the actual tour in its entirety here, and then afterwards held a chat with the group…by both CEO Elon Musk and his wing-man, CTO JB Straubel.
The duo go over all the basic “ins and outs” of the Gigafactory, with Musk kick More

Tesla CEO Elon Musk talks about his future largest battery plant in the world facility

Tesla provide a live walk-through of Gigafactory to guests – check out the actual tour in its entirety here, and then afterwards held a chat with the group…by both CEO Elon Musk and his wing-man, CTO JB Straubel.
The duo go over all the basic “ins and outs” of the Gigafactory, with Musk kick More

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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Blames Brakes for Model S Autopilot Crash

California based electric vehicles designer and producer, Tesla Motors Inc, has had an action packed year so far. In the first quarter of 2016 (Q1), on the 31/03/2016, Tesla unveiled its new EV, called the Model 3.
The Model 3 is the firm’s first car that will be mass produced (hundreds of thousands of vehicles per year), and it is uncharacteristically affordable (prices start at just $35, More

California based electric vehicles designer and producer, Tesla Motors Inc, has had an action packed year so far. In the first quarter of 2016 (Q1), on the 31/03/2016, Tesla unveiled its new EV, called the Model 3.
The Model 3 is the firm’s first car that will be mass produced (hundreds of thousands of vehicles per year), and it is uncharacteristically affordable (prices start at just $35, More

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Tesla’s self driving minibus to be built on Model X chassis | ET Auto

NEW DELHI: American electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors’ upcoming minibus will be built on a Model X chassis, informed the company’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk in his recent tweet. Recently Musk posted his ‘Master Plan, Part Deux’ in his Twitter account in which he mentioned his company’s solution to urban public transportation is going to be a self driv More

NEW DELHI: American electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors’ upcoming minibus will be built on a Model X chassis, informed the company’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk in his recent tweet. Recently Musk posted his ‘Master Plan, Part Deux’ in his Twitter account in which he mentioned his company’s solution to urban public transportation is going to be a self driv More

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Limousine operator explains why he is converting his fleet to Tesla’s Model X

Electrek Spenta says that his drivers use Tesla’s Supercharger network to charge the vehicle. While Tesla advertises Supercharger access as ‘free’ for the Model S and X (it’s accounted for in the purchase cost of course), the practice of frequently charging is …… More

Electrek Spenta says that his drivers use Tesla’s Supercharger network to charge the vehicle. While Tesla advertises Supercharger access as ‘free’ for the Model S and X (it’s accounted for in the purchase cost of course), the practice of frequently charging is …… More

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

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

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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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

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

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

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.

Some stations located on popular routes are already pretty busy and it’s not always rare t More

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.

Some stations located on popular routes are already pretty busy and it’s not always rare t More

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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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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

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

[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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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

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

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

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

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

[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

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.

Now, Tesla Motors More

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.

Now, Tesla Motors More

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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

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.

Domestically, the 30 kWh LEAFs has been met with a lot of increased More

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.

Domestically, the 30 kWh LEAFs has been met with a lot of increased More

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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