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Tesla Model 3 in-depth video review answers all your questions

There’s no shortage of Tesla Model 3 clipsout there, but a detailed video review has been sorely missing — until now, that is. The arrival of a brand-spanking new vid from the folks at the Model 3 Owners Club should tackle any lingering questions you may have about the car. The 70-minute clip is especially useful for anyone mulling a buy or (patiently) waiting for their purchase to arr More

There’s no shortage of Tesla Model 3 clipsout there, but a detailed video review has been sorely missing — until now, that is. The arrival of a brand-spanking new vid from the folks at the Model 3 Owners Club should tackle any lingering questions you may have about the car. The 70-minute clip is especially useful for anyone mulling a buy or (patiently) waiting for their purchase to arr More

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We Switched from Nissan Leaf To Chevy Bolt and Here Is What We Think | Torque News

Few days ago on SF Bay Area Nissan LEAF Owners group on Facebook there was an interesting discussion, in which group member Chris Mossing wrote that he has been driving a Nissan Leaf since May 2011 and really like it. But now he needs more range and is researching the Chevy Bolt. “Have any of you made the switch to Bolt? If yes, what are the pros and cons of the Bolt versus the Leaf More

Few days ago on SF Bay Area Nissan LEAF Owners group on Facebook there was an interesting discussion, in which group member Chris Mossing wrote that he has been driving a Nissan Leaf since May 2011 and really like it. But now he needs more range and is researching the Chevy Bolt. “Have any of you made the switch to Bolt? If yes, what are the pros and cons of the Bolt versus the Leaf More

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Parts order for Tesla Model 3 cut by 40 percent starting in December: report

Relatively few auto-company CEOs would publicly mention sleeping on the roof of one of their factory buildings.

But Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not like most other chief executives of auto companies. Most also don’t break news via tweet, for instance.

A tweet by Musk Thursday evening referred to the eighth circle of Hell and suggested he’d slept on the roof of the Tesla Gigafa More

Relatively few auto-company CEOs would publicly mention sleeping on the roof of one of their factory buildings.

But Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not like most other chief executives of auto companies. Most also don’t break news via tweet, for instance.

A tweet by Musk Thursday evening referred to the eighth circle of Hell and suggested he’d slept on the roof of the Tesla Gigafa More

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Musk gets conditional approval to bore Hyperloop tunnel The…

The Mercury News The agency said Musk’s the Boring Company can dig miles of tunnel under state roads to be used for the privately financed Hyperloop. The decision was soon followed by a tweet from Gov. Larry Hogan, R, who videotaped a message backing the budding …… More

The Mercury News The agency said Musk’s the Boring Company can dig miles of tunnel under state roads to be used for the privately financed Hyperloop. The decision was soon followed by a tweet from Gov. Larry Hogan, R, who videotaped a message backing the budding …… More

Why A Chinese Factory Could Be Value Accretive For Tesla | Forbes Mobile

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Tesla has reached an agreement with the Shanghai government to set up a wholly owned manufacturing unit in China, a first for a foreign automotive company. While the company hasn’t made an official announcement, with details such as the timeline for a buildout remaining unclear, having a local manufacturing base could allow Tesla to cut costs a More

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Tesla has reached an agreement with the Shanghai government to set up a wholly owned manufacturing unit in China, a first for a foreign automotive company. While the company hasn’t made an official announcement, with details such as the timeline for a buildout remaining unclear, having a local manufacturing base could allow Tesla to cut costs a More

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Enel acquisition marks entry into US electric vehicle…

Power Engineering International Through the JuiceNet platform, these facilities can be remotely controlled and aggregated for grid balancing purposes relying on unidirectional and bidirectional (vehicle-to-grid, V2G) electricity flows. The acquisition of eMotorWerks marks Enel’s …… More

Power Engineering International Through the JuiceNet platform, these facilities can be remotely controlled and aggregated for grid balancing purposes relying on unidirectional and bidirectional (vehicle-to-grid, V2G) electricity flows. The acquisition of eMotorWerks marks Enel’s …… More

Mitsubishi Electric stakes future on self-driving cars Nikk…

Nikkei Asian Review Its competitive technologies related to sensors and satellites could propel the Mitsubishi group member to the leading edge of autonomous driving. The simulator, made available recently for journalists to try out in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, is …… More

Nikkei Asian Review Its competitive technologies related to sensors and satellites could propel the Mitsubishi group member to the leading edge of autonomous driving. The simulator, made available recently for journalists to try out in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, is …… More

IHS Markit Industry Blogs | Hyundai Motor Group outlines future powertrain development strategy | IHS Blogs

Hyundai Motor Group is to focus on next-generation internal combustion, electric, fuel-cell, and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
IHS Markit perspective
Significance: Hyundai Motor Group has outlined its future powertrain development strategy, which represents the next step for the group towards creating a cleaner environment through next-generation internal combustion, electric, fuel-cell, More

Hyundai Motor Group is to focus on next-generation internal combustion, electric, fuel-cell, and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
IHS Markit perspective
Significance: Hyundai Motor Group has outlined its future powertrain development strategy, which represents the next step for the group towards creating a cleaner environment through next-generation internal combustion, electric, fuel-cell, More

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Minneapolis considers move toward electric vehicles for city fleet – StarTribune.com

Minneapolis leaders are taking steps to replace the city’s fleet of gas-powered vehicles with electric ones as they look for ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

The switch could cost close to $87 million over 10 years — to replace just half of the city’s 980-vehicle fleet. That’s about $9 million more than if the city bought gas-powered vehicles as usual, but the change is expecte More

Minneapolis leaders are taking steps to replace the city’s fleet of gas-powered vehicles with electric ones as they look for ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

The switch could cost close to $87 million over 10 years — to replace just half of the city’s 980-vehicle fleet. That’s about $9 million more than if the city bought gas-powered vehicles as usual, but the change is expecte More

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Tesla And EV Market Share Update – Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha

In my last article , I looked at Tesla’s (TSLA ) market share in various segments and Tesla was holding up well. With numbers from Inside EVs for Q3, things look even better now. In spite of the competition, Tesla maintains the top spot in EV and plugin market share and maintains strong share in the auto segments that it competes in.
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In my last article , I looked at Tesla’s (TSLA ) market share in various segments and Tesla was holding up well. With numbers from Inside EVs for Q3, things look even better now. In spite of the competition, Tesla maintains the top spot in EV and plugin market share and maintains strong share in the auto segments that it competes in.
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Puerto Rico in Talks to Install Tesla Power Grids Powered by Solar Energy and Storage Batteries

Tesla has set up a microgrid in Puerto Rico to supply the devastated island with electricity generated by solar power, and stored in Powerpack batteries. Government officials are now considering privatizing Puerto Rico’s energy grid with Tesla’s help.
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Tesla has set up a microgrid in Puerto Rico to supply the devastated island with electricity generated by solar power, and stored in Powerpack batteries. Government officials are now considering privatizing Puerto Rico’s energy grid with Tesla’s help.
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travel 320 kilometres in just 29 minutes | Euronews

Londoners travel for an average of 84 minutes to and from work each day. In Zurich there is an average of 41 minutes .

For all those undertaking this gruelling daily regime, Hyperloop , which could take as little as 29 minutes to cover 320 kilometres, might be the answer.

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Londoners travel for an average of 84 minutes to and from work each day. In Zurich there is an average of 41 minutes .

For all those undertaking this gruelling daily regime, Hyperloop , which could take as little as 29 minutes to cover 320 kilometres, might be the answer.

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Toshiba Develops More Powerful Lithium-Ion Battery Ward’s…

Ward’s Auto Toshiba launched the SCiB fast-charging Li-ion battery in 2008. For its next-generation SCiB, the company has developed a titanium niobium oxide anode material that has double the lithium storage capacity by volume of the graphite-based anodes …… More

Ward’s Auto Toshiba launched the SCiB fast-charging Li-ion battery in 2008. For its next-generation SCiB, the company has developed a titanium niobium oxide anode material that has double the lithium storage capacity by volume of the graphite-based anodes …… More

[government news] DOE to fund $15M for fast electric vehicle charging…

Utility Dive The growth of electric vehicles is both a challenge and a boon for utilities. EV growth could be a remedy for flat load growth, and increasing grid flexibility.… More

Utility Dive The growth of electric vehicles is both a challenge and a boon for utilities. EV growth could be a remedy for flat load growth, and increasing grid flexibility.… More

Electric Cars and Surging Solar Spell Market Doom for…

Common Dreams Analyses show how demand for electric vehicles and rapidly falling renewable energy prices could take down oil and gas industry.… More

Common Dreams Analyses show how demand for electric vehicles and rapidly falling renewable energy prices could take down oil and gas industry.… More

BAIC Chairman: China Electric Car Production To Top 1…

CleanTechnica Electric vehicle production in China will total more than 1 million cars next year, before rising to around 3 million a year by 2020, going by comments made …… More

CleanTechnica Electric vehicle production in China will total more than 1 million cars next year, before rising to around 3 million a year by 2020, going by comments made …… More

With Shanghai Factory, Tesla Hopes to Gain Ground in China’s Electric Car Market – Nasdaq.com

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal  , electric car maker Tesla Inc. TSLA reached a deal to begin building a factory in Shanghai’s free trade zone, which is the first Hong Kong-like free trade area in mainland China.

This particular kind of arrangement marks the first for a foreign automaker, and will allow Tesla to grow its footprint in the quickl More

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal  , electric car maker Tesla Inc. TSLA reached a deal to begin building a factory in Shanghai’s free trade zone, which is the first Hong Kong-like free trade area in mainland China.

This particular kind of arrangement marks the first for a foreign automaker, and will allow Tesla to grow its footprint in the quickl More

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Elon Musk’s East Coast Hyperloop approved for construction in Maryland – Curbed DC

On Twitter , Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that the Maryland Department of Transportation approved Elon Musk’s Boring Company to dig a tunnel between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. This tunnel will allow for the high-speed transportation system, known as the Hyperloop. According to WAMU , this will be the first Hyperloop tunnel on the East Coast.

In July More

On Twitter , Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that the Maryland Department of Transportation approved Elon Musk’s Boring Company to dig a tunnel between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. This tunnel will allow for the high-speed transportation system, known as the Hyperloop. According to WAMU , this will be the first Hyperloop tunnel on the East Coast.

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Musk moves: Tesla deal to make cars in Shanghai, China’s new EV rules

Recent Tesla headlines include reports of production-line surprises and delays and sudden layoffs numbering in the hundreds.
Two recent headlines that move the stock less but ultimately may be more important: China’s aggressive new plan to support electric-vehicle manufacturing and sales, and a reported deal between China and Tesla to make Elon Musk’s EV company the first foreign More

Recent Tesla headlines include reports of production-line surprises and delays and sudden layoffs numbering in the hundreds.
Two recent headlines that move the stock less but ultimately may be more important: China’s aggressive new plan to support electric-vehicle manufacturing and sales, and a reported deal between China and Tesla to make Elon Musk’s EV company the first foreign More

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[autoilot] Tesla releases new update to enable full speed automatic emergency braking for Autopilot 2.5, and more | Electrek

ell, that was quick. Earlier this month, we reported that Tesla is adding automatic emergency braking to ‘Autopilot 2.5’ cars with a new update , but it was capped to 50 mph.

Tesla now started releasing a new software update to enable full speed automatic emergency braking for Autopilot 2.5 cars – along with other improvements.

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ell, that was quick. Earlier this month, we reported that Tesla is adding automatic emergency braking to ‘Autopilot 2.5’ cars with a new update , but it was capped to 50 mph.

Tesla now started releasing a new software update to enable full speed automatic emergency braking for Autopilot 2.5 cars – along with other improvements.

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Tesla to build factory in China – Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha

Helping it gain traction in China’s fast-growing EV market, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA ) has reached an agreement to set up a wholly owned factory in Shanghai’s free-trade zone, WSJ reports .

The arrangement, the first of its kind for a foreign automaker, could enable Tesla to slash production costs, but it will still likely incur China’s 25% import tarif More

Helping it gain traction in China’s fast-growing EV market, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA ) has reached an agreement to set up a wholly owned factory in Shanghai’s free-trade zone, WSJ reports .

The arrangement, the first of its kind for a foreign automaker, could enable Tesla to slash production costs, but it will still likely incur China’s 25% import tarif More

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The Future Really IS Electric—Just Ask General Motors, and Volvo, and Daimler, and Ford, and… – Plug In AmericaPlug In America

10.04.2017 – by Mary Kathryn Campbell
The Future Really IS Electric—Just Ask General Motors, and Volvo, and Daimler, and Ford, and…

For more than a decade, Plug In America has been telling anyone who will listen that electric drive is the future. It is simply a better technology for getting from place to place. It’s cleaner, more convenient, more economical, safer, and a l More

10.04.2017 – by Mary Kathryn Campbell
The Future Really IS Electric—Just Ask General Motors, and Volvo, and Daimler, and Ford, and…

For more than a decade, Plug In America has been telling anyone who will listen that electric drive is the future. It is simply a better technology for getting from place to place. It’s cleaner, more convenient, more economical, safer, and a l More

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Tesla Model 3: another ~1000 VINs are registered with…

Electrek Tesla’s Model 3 is apparently still “deep in production hell” and yet the automaker is still guiding for its first Model 3 deliveries to regular customers by the end of the month.… More

Electrek Tesla’s Model 3 is apparently still “deep in production hell” and yet the automaker is still guiding for its first Model 3 deliveries to regular customers by the end of the month.… More

Corporate Fleets Making the Switch to Electric Vehicles | HuffPost

Recently, 10 major transnational corporations launched EV100, a new global initiative to slash emissions by increasing the number of corporate fleet electric vehicles (EV) on the road. EV100 companies, including Ikea, Unilever, and HP, are committing to, by 2030, integrate EVs into their owned or leased fleets and install EV charging stations for customers and employees
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Recently, 10 major transnational corporations launched EV100, a new global initiative to slash emissions by increasing the number of corporate fleet electric vehicles (EV) on the road. EV100 companies, including Ikea, Unilever, and HP, are committing to, by 2030, integrate EVs into their owned or leased fleets and install EV charging stations for customers and employees
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Broadbit Batteries | Green Battery Technology

BroadBit is a technology company developing revolutionary new batteries using novel sodium-based chemistries to power the future green economy.
We have already made high performance lab samples and are now commercializing the technology for next generation electric vehicles, portable electronics, starters and grid energy storage. Our batteries enable:
Increased range/use time
Lon More

BroadBit is a technology company developing revolutionary new batteries using novel sodium-based chemistries to power the future green economy.
We have already made high performance lab samples and are now commercializing the technology for next generation electric vehicles, portable electronics, starters and grid energy storage. Our batteries enable:
Increased range/use time
Lon More

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{general news] China breaking all solar power records, aiming for 50GW in 2017 | Electrek

China is leading the world in solar power installations by a long run. ASECEA is predicting that 50GW of solar power is well within reach of being installed this year. In June and July of 2017, China installed 25GW of solar power – and they’ll push the globe past 100GW total for the year.

At China’s ‘State of the Union address’ equivalent, just yesterday, president Xi Jinping said More

China is leading the world in solar power installations by a long run. ASECEA is predicting that 50GW of solar power is well within reach of being installed this year. In June and July of 2017, China installed 25GW of solar power – and they’ll push the globe past 100GW total for the year.

At China’s ‘State of the Union address’ equivalent, just yesterday, president Xi Jinping said More

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Tesla to adopt ‘local’ charging stations: CCS/CHAdeMO/GB | Tesla Motors Club

Today, Tesla official announced that the Chinese market will be equipped with “new national standard (GB / T20234-2015)” charging interface MODEL S and MODEL X models. In the future of the factory in the regulation of vehicles, Tesla will be canceled in the left side of the tail light hidden in the mouth, while the left rear fender to add a new national standard charging interface. At More

Today, Tesla official announced that the Chinese market will be equipped with “new national standard (GB / T20234-2015)” charging interface MODEL S and MODEL X models. In the future of the factory in the regulation of vehicles, Tesla will be canceled in the left side of the tail light hidden in the mouth, while the left rear fender to add a new national standard charging interface. At More

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Tesla Partners With Liberty Mutual for Insurance Program

Tesla plans to offer insurance specifically designed for its electric cars through a partnership with Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Chief Executive Elon Musk has previously taken issue with the insurance industry’s handling of Tesla vehicles, like insurer AAA raising rates on Tesla vehicles in some markets, citing high claim frequencies and costs. Musk said in June that Tesla figures the aver More

Tesla plans to offer insurance specifically designed for its electric cars through a partnership with Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Chief Executive Elon Musk has previously taken issue with the insurance industry’s handling of Tesla vehicles, like insurer AAA raising rates on Tesla vehicles in some markets, citing high claim frequencies and costs. Musk said in June that Tesla figures the aver More

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Maryland Gov: Elon Musk’s Hyperloop will connect Baltimore, Washington D.C. – Business Insider

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he supports Elon Musk’s Hyperloop project that will connect Baltimore and Washington.
Elon Musk first said in July that his latest venture, the Boring Company, will build a Hyperloop between Washington and New York with stops in Baltimore and Philadelphia.
This is the first time a government official has said he or she approves an aspect of the More

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he supports Elon Musk’s Hyperloop project that will connect Baltimore and Washington.
Elon Musk first said in July that his latest venture, the Boring Company, will build a Hyperloop between Washington and New York with stops in Baltimore and Philadelphia.
This is the first time a government official has said he or she approves an aspect of the More

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China’s Electric Car Output to Hit One Million Next Year: BAIC Chairman | Technology News | US News

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s electric vehicle (EV) production could touch 1 million units next year and 3 million units by 2020, said Xu Heyi, chairman of carmaker BAIC Group, on Wednesday, likely exceeding a government set target.

China is aiming to produce 2 million EVs a year by 2020 and 7 million units five years later, amounting to a fifth of total car production by 2025.

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s electric vehicle (EV) production could touch 1 million units next year and 3 million units by 2020, said Xu Heyi, chairman of carmaker BAIC Group, on Wednesday, likely exceeding a government set target.

China is aiming to produce 2 million EVs a year by 2020 and 7 million units five years later, amounting to a fifth of total car production by 2025.

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