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Arizona Hyperloop team heads to SpaceX finals  KPNX 12…

KPNX 12 News TV MESA, Ariz.- The students that make up AZLoop, Arizona’s own Hyperloop team, are headed to the SpaceX finals at the company’s Hyperloop test track in California. The team learned the good news in a special ceremony Friday. The AZLoop team is made up …… More

KPNX 12 News TV MESA, Ariz.- The students that make up AZLoop, Arizona’s own Hyperloop team, are headed to the SpaceX finals at the company’s Hyperloop test track in California. The team learned the good news in a special ceremony Friday. The AZLoop team is made up …… More

Tesla’s VP of Autopilot Vision leaves to join Nvidia  Ele…

Electrek Now we learn of Tesla’s Vice President of Autopilot Vision, David Nistér, leaving the Autopilot leadership team for Nvidia.… More

Electrek Now we learn of Tesla’s Vice President of Autopilot Vision, David Nistér, leaving the Autopilot leadership team for Nvidia.… More

Tesla’s new patent for its Powerpack explains how its…

Electrek In a new and updated patent application, Tesla explains how these grid-tied projects are using its Powerpacks and inverters for what the company describes as …… More

Electrek In a new and updated patent application, Tesla explains how these grid-tied projects are using its Powerpacks and inverters for what the company describes as …… More

Hyperloop startup TransPod scouting Alberta for test track options | Metro Calgary

A Toronto-based start up that wants to build hyperloop technology will be scouting out Alberta in April as a potential development site for its research and development.
TransPod already has the backing of investors to the tune of $20 million, and partnerships with rail, aerospace and architecture companies.
Its CEO, Sebastien Gendron, said the company’s goal is to develop bo More

A Toronto-based start up that wants to build hyperloop technology will be scouting out Alberta in April as a potential development site for its research and development.
TransPod already has the backing of investors to the tune of $20 million, and partnerships with rail, aerospace and architecture companies.
Its CEO, Sebastien Gendron, said the company’s goal is to develop bo More

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Tesla aims for the Model 3 to be the first mass-market autonomous car | Electrek

It’s fair to say that most of the ~400,000 people who reserved the Tesla Model 3 did it because it will likely become the first long-range relatively affordable electric car to be mass-produced.

But it also became clear that Tesla also aims for the Model 3 to be the first mass-market autonomous car – years ahead of the competition, which is so far an underappreciated feature of the vehi More

It’s fair to say that most of the ~400,000 people who reserved the Tesla Model 3 did it because it will likely become the first long-range relatively affordable electric car to be mass-produced.

But it also became clear that Tesla also aims for the Model 3 to be the first mass-market autonomous car – years ahead of the competition, which is so far an underappreciated feature of the vehi More

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Lucid Air vs Tesla Model S: The Air Is Cheaper, Has Longer…

Auto World News The Lucid Air has a 240-mile range, while the Tesla Model S can run 219 miles. Ars Technica further reports that Lucid will release a 130kWh battery pack that will allow it the Air to run for 400 miles.… More

Auto World News The Lucid Air has a 240-mile range, while the Tesla Model S can run 219 miles. Ars Technica further reports that Lucid will release a 130kWh battery pack that will allow it the Air to run for 400 miles.… More

SA Symposium 2017 – Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2017

On April 21-22 2017 experts from around the globe will present talks on advanced new aircraft and lift devices, propellers & propulsion systems, batteries, motors and autonomous vehicles.

In the last year our community has seen several startups and technology announcements in the personal and autonomous transit space, putting on-demand air vehicles on pace to rival the self-driving car More

On April 21-22 2017 experts from around the globe will present talks on advanced new aircraft and lift devices, propellers & propulsion systems, batteries, motors and autonomous vehicles.

In the last year our community has seen several startups and technology announcements in the personal and autonomous transit space, putting on-demand air vehicles on pace to rival the self-driving car More

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Korea sets up 100 super charging stations EVs in Q1

South Korea has set up 100 hundred super charging stations for electric vehicles in the firs three months of the year as part of the government-led efforts to expand overall infrastructure for green cars, the energy ministry said Thursday.

The total numbers built this year alone is equal to all super charging stations in the country at present, and up from zero in the first quarter of last More

South Korea has set up 100 hundred super charging stations for electric vehicles in the firs three months of the year as part of the government-led efforts to expand overall infrastructure for green cars, the energy ministry said Thursday.

The total numbers built this year alone is equal to all super charging stations in the country at present, and up from zero in the first quarter of last More

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Panasonic Unveils Solar Roof That May Appear on the Tesla Model 3 – The Drive

The type of solar panels currently available on vehicles typically power only 12-volt batteries that are used to support key-on and -off functions plus some on-board electronics features, such as air conditioning or infotainment. However, Panasonic’s Photovoltaic Module HIT has a 180-watt output capability, which would enable it to charge a vehicle’s lithium-ion batteries, as well. Thi More

The type of solar panels currently available on vehicles typically power only 12-volt batteries that are used to support key-on and -off functions plus some on-board electronics features, such as air conditioning or infotainment. However, Panasonic’s Photovoltaic Module HIT has a 180-watt output capability, which would enable it to charge a vehicle’s lithium-ion batteries, as well. Thi More

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Hyperloop One says it could replace all air freight among…

TechCrunch Hyperloop One is putting a finer point on the business opportunity it believes it has in the Middle East, with a presentation made today during the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit in Abu Dhabi.… More

TechCrunch Hyperloop One is putting a finer point on the business opportunity it believes it has in the Middle East, with a presentation made today during the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit in Abu Dhabi.… More

Startup Lucid Motors insists it is defying the electric car…

Business Insider Rawlinson was at the Classic Car Club last Thursday to show off the company’s very first Lucid Air prototype: a 1,000-horsepower, luxury electric car with a 315-mile driving range that will cost over $100,000. (Lucid will also make a base vehicle with …… More

Business Insider Rawlinson was at the Classic Car Club last Thursday to show off the company’s very first Lucid Air prototype: a 1,000-horsepower, luxury electric car with a 315-mile driving range that will cost over $100,000. (Lucid will also make a base vehicle with …… More

BAIC EC180 Shines In “Back To Normal” China Electric Car…

CleanTechnica The Chinese market had more than 16,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 55% increase over the same month last year, so it looks like the January standstill is a thing of the past and we are back at business as usual in China’s EV market.… More

CleanTechnica The Chinese market had more than 16,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 55% increase over the same month last year, so it looks like the January standstill is a thing of the past and we are back at business as usual in China’s EV market.… More

Germany, Austria electric-car charging networks improve,…

Green Car Reports Two adjacent European countries are stepping up efforts to improve their public electric-car charging infrastructure.… More

Green Car Reports Two adjacent European countries are stepping up efforts to improve their public electric-car charging infrastructure.… More

Tesla 8.1 update: here are the features for all owners –…

Electrek In the ‘Media App’, Tesla added a radio station based on ‘Favorites’. The company wrote in the release notes: “Eager to listen to your favorite songs on …… More

Electrek In the ‘Media App’, Tesla added a radio station based on ‘Favorites’. The company wrote in the release notes: “Eager to listen to your favorite songs on …… More

Salt Lake City adds 28 new electric vehicle charging stations | The Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City is boasting 28 new electric vehicle-charging stations across that for the next nine months could charge the eco-friendly cars for free.

City Council members would have to approve the fee waiver, Mayor Jackie Biskupski has proposed in hopes it would incentivize electric vehicle drivers to use the stations at the existing and new sites. While the council deliberates the idea, d More

Salt Lake City is boasting 28 new electric vehicle-charging stations across that for the next nine months could charge the eco-friendly cars for free.

City Council members would have to approve the fee waiver, Mayor Jackie Biskupski has proposed in hopes it would incentivize electric vehicle drivers to use the stations at the existing and new sites. While the council deliberates the idea, d More

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2017 Tesla Model 3: Fresh interior details and everything we know | Auto Express

Musk frequently uses Twitter to discuss and tease the Model 3, and the new video clip isn’t the only fresh inside line from the Tesla boss. He has also confirmed that early Model 3s will be rear-wheel-drive only – buyers holding out for the all-wheel-drive dual-motor version will have to wait a little while. Musk explained that in order to keep the production ramp on schedule, the fir More

Musk frequently uses Twitter to discuss and tease the Model 3, and the new video clip isn’t the only fresh inside line from the Tesla boss. He has also confirmed that early Model 3s will be rear-wheel-drive only – buyers holding out for the all-wheel-drive dual-motor version will have to wait a little while. Musk explained that in order to keep the production ramp on schedule, the fir More

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Tesla releases 8.1 software update and improves Autopilot 2.0 features: Autosteer 80 mph and Summon | Electrek

Last week, Elon Musk said that Tesla’s highly anticipated 8.1 update was coming March 28-29 and he delivered this time. We reviewed reports of the update 8.1 (17.11.3) being rolled out to Tesla owners with Autopilot 2.0 hardware.

The 8.1 software update was also supposed to bring some UI improvements, but so far the release notes focus on bringing the Autopilot 2.0 system to pa More

Last week, Elon Musk said that Tesla’s highly anticipated 8.1 update was coming March 28-29 and he delivered this time. We reviewed reports of the update 8.1 (17.11.3) being rolled out to Tesla owners with Autopilot 2.0 hardware.

The 8.1 software update was also supposed to bring some UI improvements, but so far the release notes focus on bringing the Autopilot 2.0 system to pa More

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Mercedes-Benz speeds up the launch timeline for 10 new…

TechCrunch Mercedes-Benz had already committed to launch 10 new electric vehicle models within the next decade, but now it’s looking to launch them by 2022, which is at least three years earlier than it had previously discussed.… More

TechCrunch Mercedes-Benz had already committed to launch 10 new electric vehicle models within the next decade, but now it’s looking to launch them by 2022, which is at least three years earlier than it had previously discussed.… More

Secretive Robotaxi Startup Zoox Prepares for Real-World Testing – IEEE Spectrum

There was not much to see when I arrived at the entrance to the small business park in the sleepy Silicon Valley town of San Carlos. Signage for three of its units were blank but, upon closer inspection, I could just make out the word Zoox on a door. I had tracked the company to this location using visa and property records, and was hoping to get a glimpse of what it was up to.

The name Zoo More

There was not much to see when I arrived at the entrance to the small business park in the sleepy Silicon Valley town of San Carlos. Signage for three of its units were blank but, upon closer inspection, I could just make out the word Zoox on a door. I had tracked the company to this location using visa and property records, and was hoping to get a glimpse of what it was up to.

The name Zoo More

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Another Milestone For Renault: 100000th Leased Electric…

CleanTechnica “Renault has signed its 100,000th electric vehicle battery leasing contract via RCI Bank and Services, the financial services arm of Groupe Renault,” the company notes.… More

CleanTechnica “Renault has signed its 100,000th electric vehicle battery leasing contract via RCI Bank and Services, the financial services arm of Groupe Renault,” the company notes.… More

[autpilot] How The Solar Roof Fits Into Tesla’s Vision – Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha

Summary

In need of a new roof, I turn to Tesla as a trusted manufacturer to see if the solar roof is a good fit.

The solar roof is currently a niche market (like the Roadster was), but it will serve an integral place in the Tesla lineup and adds to the long-term vision of the company.

Tesla borrows some tips from Apple in how to solidify its brand as premier and everlasting.More

Summary

In need of a new roof, I turn to Tesla as a trusted manufacturer to see if the solar roof is a good fit.

The solar roof is currently a niche market (like the Roadster was), but it will serve an integral place in the Tesla lineup and adds to the long-term vision of the company.

Tesla borrows some tips from Apple in how to solidify its brand as premier and everlasting.More

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[teska] Tesla expands in the Bay Area ahead of Model 3 launch, new BART station opens to enable growth | Electrek

Tesla plans for the launch of the Model 3 to increase its overall production by a factor of 3 by the end of the year. The company has been betting on several expansions around its Fremont factory in order to prepare for the production ramp up.

In December, the city of Fremont approved important expansion plans submitted by Tesla , which the automaker refers to as ‘Tesla Master P More

Tesla plans for the launch of the Model 3 to increase its overall production by a factor of 3 by the end of the year. The company has been betting on several expansions around its Fremont factory in order to prepare for the production ramp up.

In December, the city of Fremont approved important expansion plans submitted by Tesla , which the automaker refers to as ‘Tesla Master P More

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Arizona students combine forces to gain speed on SpaceX’s Hyperloop competition | AZ Big Media

How can you get from Phoenix to San Diego in less than 45 minutes safely?

By jumping into a pod that levitates and travels through a tube at 750 miles per hour, of course.

It’s called a Hyperloop system, and more than 100 Arizona students have worked for months to bring the concept closer to reality.

SpaceX , the aerospace company led by Elon Musk, developed the high- More

How can you get from Phoenix to San Diego in less than 45 minutes safely?

By jumping into a pod that levitates and travels through a tube at 750 miles per hour, of course.

It’s called a Hyperloop system, and more than 100 Arizona students have worked for months to bring the concept closer to reality.

SpaceX , the aerospace company led by Elon Musk, developed the high- More

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Hyperloop One says it could replace all air freight among GCC countries | TechCrunch

Hyperloop One is putting a finer point on the business opportunity it believes it has in the Middle East, with a presentation made today during the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit in Abu Dhabi. The company thinks it can soak up around $12 billion of the total $35 billion annual cargo market in the Gulf Cooperation Council region, including all of the current $7 billion air freigh More

Hyperloop One is putting a finer point on the business opportunity it believes it has in the Middle East, with a presentation made today during the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit in Abu Dhabi. The company thinks it can soak up around $12 billion of the total $35 billion annual cargo market in the Gulf Cooperation Council region, including all of the current $7 billion air freigh More

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Global survey: 40% of drivers would consider an electric car : TreeHugger

I often play a little game as I am driving my kids to school in my used Nissan Leaf: How many plug-in vehicles can I spot on the road? This morning, I was a little taken aback. In the space of a 20 minute drive, I saw twelve Nissan Leafs, several Chevy Volts, a Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the faintest glimpse of a Tesla Model S on the highway.

That’s pretty impressive for North Caro More

I often play a little game as I am driving my kids to school in my used Nissan Leaf: How many plug-in vehicles can I spot on the road? This morning, I was a little taken aback. In the space of a 20 minute drive, I saw twelve Nissan Leafs, several Chevy Volts, a Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the faintest glimpse of a Tesla Model S on the highway.

That’s pretty impressive for North Caro More

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Owner of Tesla supplier buys 21 Model S to be used as company cars

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Construction On The First Hyperloop Passenger Capsule Begins In France

In Toulouse , France, construction has begun on the first, full scale passenger Hyperloop capsule. HyperloopTransportation Technologies (HTT) says it expects delivery of the capsule in 2018.
The Hyperloop capsule is a concept that was created in 2012 for a pod-like vehicle in a reduced-pressure tube moving at high velocity speeds. Three years ago, Elon Musk outlined More

In Toulouse , France, construction has begun on the first, full scale passenger Hyperloop capsule. HyperloopTransportation Technologies (HTT) says it expects delivery of the capsule in 2018.
The Hyperloop capsule is a concept that was created in 2012 for a pod-like vehicle in a reduced-pressure tube moving at high velocity speeds. Three years ago, Elon Musk outlined More

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Soon, ‘electric-car range will no longer be a factor,’ BMW chief says

Among German luxury brands, BMW was the first to show significant interest in electric cars.

It launched its “i” sub-brand in Europe in 2013, and its plans have evolved to include adding all-electric powertrains to models within the main BMW brand in future.

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Among German luxury brands, BMW was the first to show significant interest in electric cars.

It launched its “i” sub-brand in Europe in 2013, and its plans have evolved to include adding all-electric powertrains to models within the main BMW brand in future.

That is part o

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Honda researches high-power electric-car charging, at highway speeds

Even with recent efforts to expand it, electric-car charging infrastructure is nowhere near rivaling the ubiquity of gas stations.

But what if electric cars didn’t need to stop to charge?

That’s essentially what a new Honda research project aims to investigate.

DON’T MISS: Honda Clarity EV electric car to have only 80 miles of range: report
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Even with recent efforts to expand it, electric-car charging infrastructure is nowhere near rivaling the ubiquity of gas stations.

But what if electric cars didn’t need to stop to charge?

That’s essentially what a new Honda research project aims to investigate.

DON’T MISS: Honda Clarity EV electric car to have only 80 miles of range: report
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Analyst warns of Tesla’s Autopilot machine learning potentially rendering all other cars obsolete | Electrek

Before introducing the second generation Autopilot hardware, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that once the first truly self-driving car is available, all other vehicles without the technology will have a “negative value”.

Echoing the idea, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said this week that they started warning their clients that if Tesla is successful in enabling fully self-driving capabili More

Before introducing the second generation Autopilot hardware, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that once the first truly self-driving car is available, all other vehicles without the technology will have a “negative value”.

Echoing the idea, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said this week that they started warning their clients that if Tesla is successful in enabling fully self-driving capabili More

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