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Uber Taps Nissan, BYD to Bring Electric Vehicles to London Drivers

Some Uber drivers in London will be able to lease all-electric Nissan Leafs, starting Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
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The program is starting small, but could expand to hundreds more vehicles.

Ride-hailing company Uber has partnered with Nissan and Chinese automaker BYD, to give drivers easier access to all-electric vehicles in London. The program will start with More

Some Uber drivers in London will be able to lease all-electric Nissan Leafs, starting Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
Courtesy of Nissan
The program is starting small, but could expand to hundreds more vehicles.

Ride-hailing company Uber has partnered with Nissan and Chinese automaker BYD, to give drivers easier access to all-electric vehicles in London. The program will start with More

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BYD sells electric bus fleet for Sydney airport shuttle | Automotive Industry News | just-auto

Chinese electric vehicle specialist BYD Company has unveiled Australia’s first pure electric airport bus in the first commercial operation of such a fleet in Australia, as part of a A$5m spend on environment-friendly ground transportation at Sydney’s airport.

The Electric Blu bus is the first of a fleet of six – to be supplied by BYD in a joint venture with Carbridge – w More

Chinese electric vehicle specialist BYD Company has unveiled Australia’s first pure electric airport bus in the first commercial operation of such a fleet in Australia, as part of a A$5m spend on environment-friendly ground transportation at Sydney’s airport.

The Electric Blu bus is the first of a fleet of six – to be supplied by BYD in a joint venture with Carbridge – w More

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Electric Long-Haul Trucks, the Most Profitable Electric Vehicles | Trucks.com

Written by Roger Bedell, former chief executive and founder of Opbrid Fast Charge, a company that provides high-power bus-charging stations, now part of Furrer+Frey AG, Bern, Switzerland. This is one in a series of periodic guest columns by industry thought leaders.

With the price of gas so low in the U.S., it could take more than a decade to recoup the higher cost of an electric car throu More

Written by Roger Bedell, former chief executive and founder of Opbrid Fast Charge, a company that provides high-power bus-charging stations, now part of Furrer+Frey AG, Bern, Switzerland. This is one in a series of periodic guest columns by industry thought leaders.

With the price of gas so low in the U.S., it could take more than a decade to recoup the higher cost of an electric car throu More

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Tesla announces a partnership in South Korea for first store and 25 charging stations | Electrek

South Korea today, a week after the official start of pre-orders in the country, Tesla announced a partnership with Shinsegae, the largest retailer in South Korea, to open its first store in the market and to deploy charging stations at 25 locations.

As previously rumoured, the first Tesla Store in the country will be in South Korea’s new Starfield Hanam mall. The mall, owned by the Shins More

South Korea today, a week after the official start of pre-orders in the country, Tesla announced a partnership with Shinsegae, the largest retailer in South Korea, to open its first store in the market and to deploy charging stations at 25 locations.

As previously rumoured, the first Tesla Store in the country will be in South Korea’s new Starfield Hanam mall. The mall, owned by the Shins More

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Uber Taps Nissan, BYD to Bring Electric Vehicles to London Drivers

Some Uber drivers in London will be able to lease all-electric Nissan Leafs, starting Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
Courtesy of Nissan
The program is starting small, but could expand to hundreds more vehicles.

Ride-hailing company Uber has partnered with Nissan and Chinese automaker BYD, to give drivers easier access to all-electric vehicles in London. The program will start with More

Some Uber drivers in London will be able to lease all-electric Nissan Leafs, starting Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
Courtesy of Nissan
The program is starting small, but could expand to hundreds more vehicles.

Ride-hailing company Uber has partnered with Nissan and Chinese automaker BYD, to give drivers easier access to all-electric vehicles in London. The program will start with More

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Elon Musk Will Share Autopilot V8.0 and 8.1 “Major Improvements” Today | Inverse

n Wednesday, Elon Musk announced via Twitter that Tesla Autopilot will soon see “major improvements.” The current version, Autopilot 7.0, will make way for 8.0 and 8.1. While it won’t be the next generation of Autopilot — full autonomy — it will make the electric vehicles that much safer and hands free.

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n Wednesday, Elon Musk announced via Twitter that Tesla Autopilot will soon see “major improvements.” The current version, Autopilot 7.0, will make way for 8.0 and 8.1. While it won’t be the next generation of Autopilot — full autonomy — it will make the electric vehicles that much safer and hands free.

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[finance] Tesla to raise additional capital in 2016

Silicon Valley automaker Tesla Motors expects to raise additional capital in 2016 to pay for its investment activities, the company confirmed Wednesday in a public filing.

Tesla said in the Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it “is currently planning to raise additional funds by the end of this year, including through potential equity or debt offerings,” depending on More

Silicon Valley automaker Tesla Motors expects to raise additional capital in 2016 to pay for its investment activities, the company confirmed Wednesday in a public filing.

Tesla said in the Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it “is currently planning to raise additional funds by the end of this year, including through potential equity or debt offerings,” depending on More

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Solar energy system prices drop to an all-time low and continue to …

San Francisco Business Times Solar energy prices are at an all-time low and look to fall even further, according to a pair of studies on the state of the solar market from Lawrence Berkeley …… More

San Francisco Business Times Solar energy prices are at an all-time low and look to fall even further, according to a pair of studies on the state of the solar market from Lawrence Berkeley …… More

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Explores Battery Storage Partnership with …

TCC Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) plans to ramp up production for its energy storage arm, Tesla Energy, by the fourth quarter of 2016 and it has already started …… More

TCC Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) plans to ramp up production for its energy storage arm, Tesla Energy, by the fourth quarter of 2016 and it has already started …… More

How Samsung Is Moving to Become a Major Player in Electric Cars — The Motley Fool

South Korean giant Samsung Group (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF)said it will spend about $358 million to build a factory in Hungary that will make battery cells for electric vehicles. It’s the latest in a series of moves that suggest Samsung is intent on becoming a big player in the auto industry’s ongoing transformation.

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South Korean giant Samsung Group (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF)said it will spend about $358 million to build a factory in Hungary that will make battery cells for electric vehicles. It’s the latest in a series of moves that suggest Samsung is intent on becoming a big player in the auto industry’s ongoing transformation.

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Google Takes on Uber With New Ride-Share Service

Wall Street Journal Google is moving onto Uber Technologies Inc.’s turf with its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco that would help commuters carpool at far cheaper rates, according to a person familiar with the matter, jumping into a booming but fiercely …… More

Wall Street Journal Google is moving onto Uber Technologies Inc.’s turf with its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco that would help commuters carpool at far cheaper rates, according to a person familiar with the matter, jumping into a booming but fiercely …… More

DevBot Is An Intelligent, Driverless, Electric Car

AI car manufacturer Roborace is demonstrating its progress with the public unveiling of DevBot, a technology test mule for the upcoming robot race series. Using a modified WEC prototype sports car chassis, the Roborace team has fitted the same drivetrain, sensors, computation and communication systems that will be standard on the fully robotic versions of the competition cars.

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AI car manufacturer Roborace is demonstrating its progress with the public unveiling of DevBot, a technology test mule for the upcoming robot race series. Using a modified WEC prototype sports car chassis, the Roborace team has fitted the same drivetrain, sensors, computation and communication systems that will be standard on the fully robotic versions of the competition cars.

The DevBot te More

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Tesla adds hidden payment option to buy ‘Supercharger credits’ in kWh blocks ahead of Model 3 | Electrek

As we reported back in June, Tesla confirmed that while the Model 3 will have access to its Supercharger network, a global network fast charging stations, it will be optional unlike for the more expensive Model S and Model X which currently have unlimited access.

Today, Tesla updated its website to show a hidden payment option to buy ‘Supercharger credits’ per KWh block – hinting at a More

As we reported back in June, Tesla confirmed that while the Model 3 will have access to its Supercharger network, a global network fast charging stations, it will be optional unlike for the more expensive Model S and Model X which currently have unlimited access.

Today, Tesla updated its website to show a hidden payment option to buy ‘Supercharger credits’ per KWh block – hinting at a More

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[model 3] Tesla adds hidden payment option to buy ‘Supercharger credits’ in kWh blocks ahead of Model 3 | Electrek

As we reported back in June, Tesla confirmed that while the Model 3 will have access to its Supercharger network, a global network fast charging stations, it will be optional unlike for the more expensive Model S and Model X which currently have unlimited access.

Today, Tesla updated its website to show a hidden payment option to buy ‘Supercharger credits’ per KWh block – hinting at a More

As we reported back in June, Tesla confirmed that while the Model 3 will have access to its Supercharger network, a global network fast charging stations, it will be optional unlike for the more expensive Model S and Model X which currently have unlimited access.

Today, Tesla updated its website to show a hidden payment option to buy ‘Supercharger credits’ per KWh block – hinting at a More

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California On Verge of Rolling Out 7,600 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, wants to have 1.5 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the roads by 2025, and the state’s largest utility thinks it can help reach that goal.

Pacific Gas & Electric is proposing to install 7,600 electric vehicle-charging stations over the next three years, the single biggest deployment of plug-in spots in the country.< More

California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, wants to have 1.5 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the roads by 2025, and the state’s largest utility thinks it can help reach that goal.

Pacific Gas & Electric is proposing to install 7,600 electric vehicle-charging stations over the next three years, the single biggest deployment of plug-in spots in the country.< More

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Silicon Valley and New York State bet on non-flammable electric vehicle battery company

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2016/PRNewswire/ — NOHMs Technologies, Inc. (NOHMs) raised Series B venture capital financing to commercialize non-flammable electric vehicle (EV) battery technology, with potential to reduce the incidence of electric vehicle battery fires.

“NanoLyte™ Electrolyte contains ionic liquids, which are non-flammable. By engineering the molecular structure, More

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2016/PRNewswire/ — NOHMs Technologies, Inc. (NOHMs) raised Series B venture capital financing to commercialize non-flammable electric vehicle (EV) battery technology, with potential to reduce the incidence of electric vehicle battery fires.

“NanoLyte™ Electrolyte contains ionic liquids, which are non-flammable. By engineering the molecular structure, More

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Tesla Model 3: Rare new picture inside of a working prototype emerge | Electrek

Tesla Model 3 prototype sightings have gone dark for almost 2 months now and none have emerged since the official ‘pencil down’ on the design last month… until now. The last sighting was of the black matte prototype being displayed at Tesla’s Palo Alto headquarters in July.

Now a rare new picture inside of a working Tesla Model 3 prot

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Tesla Model 3 prototype sightings have gone dark for almost 2 months now and none have emerged since the official ‘pencil down’ on the design last month… until now. The last sighting was of the black matte prototype being displayed at Tesla’s Palo Alto headquarters in July.

Now a rare new picture inside of a working Tesla Model 3 prot

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V2G up and running in Denmark

University of Delaware’s platform for integrating vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology is now operating in Denmark, creating a new V2G hub outside the United States that is poised to expand widely with commercial products. Ten electric cars and ten V2G charging stations are now providing commercial V2G services in the city of Frederiksberg.
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University of Delaware’s platform for integrating vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology is now operating in Denmark, creating a new V2G hub outside the United States that is poised to expand widely with commercial products. Ten electric cars and ten V2G charging stations are now providing commercial V2G services in the city of Frederiksberg.
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New Government Rules Could Wipe Out Most Chinese Electric Car Startups – Gas 2

ever forget that China has a “managed economy.” The national government may have embraced elements of capitalism a generation ago, but the country’s leaders are well aware of the problems that can result if capitalism is allowed to run wild. “Boom or bust” syndrome is something the government thinks is bad for the economy in general and especially bad for the burgeoning electric car indu More

ever forget that China has a “managed economy.” The national government may have embraced elements of capitalism a generation ago, but the country’s leaders are well aware of the problems that can result if capitalism is allowed to run wild. “Boom or bust” syndrome is something the government thinks is bad for the economy in general and especially bad for the burgeoning electric car indu More

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If Tesla Model 3 Delivers, "Gas Vehicles Are History," Gasoline & Automotive Services Dealers Of America Exec Says | CleanTechnica

No doubt about it, many of us EV enthusiasts have been blown away by the Tesla Model 3 and believe it’s the car that is really going to break the gasoline auto industry’s back. But we’re just EV enthusiasts, right? Treehuggers, tech heads, climate alarmists, and people obsessed with breathing clean air — that’s who we are, right?

Okay, we can throw in gearheads now too, since elec More

No doubt about it, many of us EV enthusiasts have been blown away by the Tesla Model 3 and believe it’s the car that is really going to break the gasoline auto industry’s back. But we’re just EV enthusiasts, right? Treehuggers, tech heads, climate alarmists, and people obsessed with breathing clean air — that’s who we are, right?

Okay, we can throw in gearheads now too, since elec More

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Tesla’s Autopilot software to become more restrictive to prevent abuse | BGR

When Tesla flipped the switch and activated its Autopilot software late last year, it didn’t take long before Model S owners began pushing the software to the absurd limits. In short order, we began seeing videos of Model S owners engaged in downright dangerous behavior, from a driver who decided to eat breakfast while his Model S zoomed down a highway at 90 MPH to an individual who turned on Au More

When Tesla flipped the switch and activated its Autopilot software late last year, it didn’t take long before Model S owners began pushing the software to the absurd limits. In short order, we began seeing videos of Model S owners engaged in downright dangerous behavior, from a driver who decided to eat breakfast while his Model S zoomed down a highway at 90 MPH to an individual who turned on Au More

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National Drive Electric Week 2016

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National Drive Electric Week 2016

National Drive Electric Week 2016

National Drive Electric Week, September 10-18, 2016, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid More

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National Drive Electric Week 2016

National Drive Electric Week 2016

National Drive Electric Week, September 10-18, 2016, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid More

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Driverless taxi firm eyes operations in 10 cities by 2020 | Daily Mail Online

A US software firm which chose Singapore for the world’s first public trial of driverless taxis hopes to be operating in 10 Asian and US cities by 2020, an executive said Monday.

Doug Parker, nuTonomy’s chief operating officer, said the firm is eyeing tests by early next year in three other Asian countries which he declined to name.

He said an announcement of the test ven More

A US software firm which chose Singapore for the world’s first public trial of driverless taxis hopes to be operating in 10 Asian and US cities by 2020, an executive said Monday.

Doug Parker, nuTonomy’s chief operating officer, said the firm is eyeing tests by early next year in three other Asian countries which he declined to name.

He said an announcement of the test ven More

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Why we should have 3 day weekends ALL the time | Daily Mail Online

Almost everyone enjoys a public holiday.

A three-day weekend means more time to spend with family and friends, to go out and explore the world, and to relax from the pressures of working life.

Imagine if, rather than a few times a year, we had a three-day weekend every week.

This isn’t just a nice idea. Writing in The Conversation, Alex Williams, a lecturer in Sociology More

Almost everyone enjoys a public holiday.

A three-day weekend means more time to spend with family and friends, to go out and explore the world, and to relax from the pressures of working life.

Imagine if, rather than a few times a year, we had a three-day weekend every week.

This isn’t just a nice idea. Writing in The Conversation, Alex Williams, a lecturer in Sociology More

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ChargePoint Unveils 30,000th EV Charging Station in Tenn. :: NGT News

Electric vehicle (EV) charging network ChargePoint says it has opened its 30,000th charging spot on its network in Chattanooga, Tenn. The station was installed by the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) with CBL Properties and is part of a broader initiative by CARTA to promote clean energy technologies and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, including the installation of 20 EV More

Electric vehicle (EV) charging network ChargePoint says it has opened its 30,000th charging spot on its network in Chattanooga, Tenn. The station was installed by the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) with CBL Properties and is part of a broader initiative by CARTA to promote clean energy technologies and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, including the installation of 20 EV More

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UAE: why we drive EVs

Dubai, Abu Dhabi: When Fares Al Mazroui imported a Tesla Roadster into the UAE way back in 2008, customs officials weren’t quite sure what to do.

The Emirati businessman, 33, had purchased one of the first few dozen all-electric sports cars from the California-based auto firm — production number 86, to be precise.

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Dubai, Abu Dhabi: When Fares Al Mazroui imported a Tesla Roadster into the UAE way back in 2008, customs officials weren’t quite sure what to do.

The Emirati businessman, 33, had purchased one of the first few dozen all-electric sports cars from the California-based auto firm — production number 86, to be precise.

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[model 3] Tesla Model 3 Interior: New Photo Shows Off Inside of Cabin | BGR

Hundreds of thousands of people might’ve put down $1,000 on a Tesla Model 3, but that doesn’t mean we actually know what the inside looks like. The Model 3 is still two years away from real production, and minor design details like “what the cabin looks like” still haven’t been confirmed.

Thankfully, the internet is on it. Instagram user Richard Hennessy posted a photo of the insi More

Hundreds of thousands of people might’ve put down $1,000 on a Tesla Model 3, but that doesn’t mean we actually know what the inside looks like. The Model 3 is still two years away from real production, and minor design details like “what the cabin looks like” still haven’t been confirmed.

Thankfully, the internet is on it. Instagram user Richard Hennessy posted a photo of the insi More

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Model 3 launch to spark South Korea demand for EV

The entry of Tesla Motors Inc.’s more affordable electric vehicle into South Korea next year is expected to boost domestic demand for EVs considerably in light of sharp consumer interest in the envisioned model, an expert said Monday.

U.S. electric car maker Tesla is slated to unveil the Model 3 in late 2017, which is capable of traveling more than 340 kilometers before being recha More

The entry of Tesla Motors Inc.’s more affordable electric vehicle into South Korea next year is expected to boost domestic demand for EVs considerably in light of sharp consumer interest in the envisioned model, an expert said Monday.

U.S. electric car maker Tesla is slated to unveil the Model 3 in late 2017, which is capable of traveling more than 340 kilometers before being recha More

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[apple] Apple Will Produce Electric Cars With This New Battery – The Green Optimistic

Looks like Apple is onto something. These particular hollow-core lithium-ion batteries supposedly outcompete standard batteries by offering more surface area per volume. This means that the heat generated during use can dissipate efficiently.

These batteries are currently only the size of “two fingers” and are easier to fix should a replacement be necessary. The potential for soldering More

Looks like Apple is onto something. These particular hollow-core lithium-ion batteries supposedly outcompete standard batteries by offering more surface area per volume. This means that the heat generated during use can dissipate efficiently.

These batteries are currently only the size of “two fingers” and are easier to fix should a replacement be necessary. The potential for soldering More

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Why Electric Cars Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think – WSJ

The Chevrolet Bolt EV in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Hybrid and electric vehicles are rapidly gaining popularity. Photo: Paul Sancya/Associated Press

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Christopher Mims
Aug. 28, 2016 12:44 p.m. ET
In 2015, about one in every 150 cars sold in the U.S. had a plug and a battery. But mass adoption of electric vehicles is coming, and much More

The Chevrolet Bolt EV in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Hybrid and electric vehicles are rapidly gaining popularity. Photo: Paul Sancya/Associated Press

By
Christopher Mims
Aug. 28, 2016 12:44 p.m. ET
In 2015, about one in every 150 cars sold in the U.S. had a plug and a battery. But mass adoption of electric vehicles is coming, and much More

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