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BYD aims to dominate China’s electric car market with a…

South China Morning Post BYD chairman Wang Chuanfu has drawn up an ambitious plan for the Chinese carmaker, envisioning the creation of a new-energy corporate giant with sales of a trillion yuan (US$151 billion) by 2025, nearly 10 times its revenue last year.… More

South China Morning Post BYD chairman Wang Chuanfu has drawn up an ambitious plan for the Chinese carmaker, envisioning the creation of a new-energy corporate giant with sales of a trillion yuan (US$151 billion) by 2025, nearly 10 times its revenue last year.… More

Australia unveils plan to build £23bn supersonic hyperloop…

The Sun The futuristic transport system would see passengers propelled in pods through vacuum-sealed tubes between Sydney and Brisbane.… More

The Sun The futuristic transport system would see passengers propelled in pods through vacuum-sealed tubes between Sydney and Brisbane.… More

Driverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars – Channel NewsAsia

LONDON: A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite lagging infrastructure.
As more and more countries announce a phasing-out of pure petrol and diesel cars, early versions of tomorrow’s models are already on the streets: hybrid cars, fully electric mot More

LONDON: A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite lagging infrastructure.
As more and more countries announce a phasing-out of pure petrol and diesel cars, early versions of tomorrow’s models are already on the streets: hybrid cars, fully electric mot More

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MIT and Lamborghini collaborate to develop the Terzo Millenio, a self healing electric car for the third millennium

Plonked in the Stata Center courtyard at the MITcampus is what looks like a visitor from the future. The Terzo Millenio, which literally means “third millennium” is a concept car that aims to be self healing and all electric. The technologies might sound futuristic, but are actually within the reach of current technological developments. The vehicle is the result of a collaboration bet More

Plonked in the Stata Center courtyard at the MITcampus is what looks like a visitor from the future. The Terzo Millenio, which literally means “third millennium” is a concept car that aims to be self healing and all electric. The technologies might sound futuristic, but are actually within the reach of current technological developments. The vehicle is the result of a collaboration bet More

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GE faces federal lawsuit over Fukushima nuclear disaster Bo…

General Electric Co., the Boston-based conglomerate, is facing a federal lawsuit over its role in the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011.

The $500 million class-action lawsuit against GE was filed Friday in federal court in Boston by a group that includes residents, medical clinics and companies operating in the area affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the largest disaster More

General Electric Co., the Boston-based conglomerate, is facing a federal lawsuit over its role in the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011.

The $500 million class-action lawsuit against GE was filed Friday in federal court in Boston by a group that includes residents, medical clinics and companies operating in the area affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the largest disaster More

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The Energy Revolution Is Here: Solar Energy and Storage Now…

Motley Fool If energy storage can cost-effectively fill the gaps in wind and solar’s energy production, renewable energy could be a 24/7 energy source and compete directly with fossil fuels in wholesale markets.… More

Motley Fool If energy storage can cost-effectively fill the gaps in wind and solar’s energy production, renewable energy could be a 24/7 energy source and compete directly with fossil fuels in wholesale markets.… More

Virgin Hyperloop One: Forget flying, India is planning to travel faster on ground, at 1,000 km an hour – The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: India is eyeing new technology to move faster, in fact faster than even a plane—and at 1/10 the air fare. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have signed deals with Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) to assess the possibility of developing hyperloops in these states.
Hyperloop is a pod-based terrestrial transportation system which can carry passengers or freight through anear-vacu More

NEW DELHI: India is eyeing new technology to move faster, in fact faster than even a plane—and at 1/10 the air fare. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have signed deals with Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) to assess the possibility of developing hyperloops in these states.
Hyperloop is a pod-based terrestrial transportation system which can carry passengers or freight through anear-vacu More

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Tesla’s bull Romit Shah sees $60 billion in revenue by…

Tesla’s most bullish analyst says the electric-car maker can bring in revenues of $60 billion by early next decade, and success is based in part on his confidence in demand for the Model 3.
While the California electric-car maker is unveiling ambitious new vehicle designs, some analysts are still wondering how well the company is likely to fare in its more immediate goal of reducing pr More

Tesla’s most bullish analyst says the electric-car maker can bring in revenues of $60 billion by early next decade, and success is based in part on his confidence in demand for the Model 3.
While the California electric-car maker is unveiling ambitious new vehicle designs, some analysts are still wondering how well the company is likely to fare in its more immediate goal of reducing pr More

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Loblaw says it ordered 25 Tesla electric trucks, wants fully electric fleet by 2030 | Financial Post

> MONTREAL — Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it is among the first purchasers of Tesla’s new electric truck.
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> Canada’s largest supermarket chain (TSX:L) says it has pre-ordered 25 of the vehicles called the Tesla Semi.
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> “It’s part of our commitment to electrify our fleet,” spokeswoman Catherine Thomas said.
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> MONTREAL — Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it is among the first purchasers of Tesla’s new electric truck.
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> Canada’s largest supermarket chain (TSX:L) says it has pre-ordered 25 of the vehicles called the Tesla Semi.
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> “It’s part of our commitment to electrify our fleet,” spokeswoman Catherine Thomas said.
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Musk Dusts Off the Fundraising Playbook With Semi, Roadster Orders – Bloomberg

Tesla Inc. ’s Elon Musk is turning to a tried-and-true source of financing for his money-losing car company — paying customers willing to wait years for him to deliver shiny new wheels to their driveways.

The chief executive officer’s unveiling of a massive Semi truck and souped-up Roadster sports car raised questions among Tesla doubters who dismissed th More

Tesla Inc. ’s Elon Musk is turning to a tried-and-true source of financing for his money-losing car company — paying customers willing to wait years for him to deliver shiny new wheels to their driveways.

The chief executive officer’s unveiling of a massive Semi truck and souped-up Roadster sports car raised questions among Tesla doubters who dismissed th More

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Daimler is investing £571m to build electric cars in…

The Independent Germany’s Daimler plans to invest 5 billion yuan (£571m) in China, jointly with its Chinese joint-venture partner, for capacity to produce electric cars and the batteries that power them – part of an effort to help its China operations comply with the …… More

The Independent Germany’s Daimler plans to invest 5 billion yuan (£571m) in China, jointly with its Chinese joint-venture partner, for capacity to produce electric cars and the batteries that power them – part of an effort to help its China operations comply with the …… More

GM thinks cheaper batteries will make electric cars more…

USA TODAY General Motors intends to make a profit on its next generation of electric vehicles because the batteries will cost nearly one-third less than the batteries in today’s Chevrolet Bolt, CEO Mary Barra says.… More

USA TODAY General Motors intends to make a profit on its next generation of electric vehicles because the batteries will cost nearly one-third less than the batteries in today’s Chevrolet Bolt, CEO Mary Barra says.… More

VW Earmarks $40 Billion for Self-Driving, Electric-Vehicle…

Bloomberg Production of electric cars for European markets will largely be focused at a German factory in Zwickau. The factory will manufacture the first vehicles of the VW brand’s planned I.D. electric car range starting in 2019 as well as battery-powered …… More

Bloomberg Production of electric cars for European markets will largely be focused at a German factory in Zwickau. The factory will manufacture the first vehicles of the VW brand’s planned I.D. electric car range starting in 2019 as well as battery-powered …… More

Tesla unveils new roadster; electric semi-truck

HAWTHORNE — Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday night sprung a surprise on the world, using the launch of a new electric semi-truck to announce what he said will be the world’s fastest production car, a new Tesla Roadster.
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HAWTHORNE — Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday night sprung a surprise on the world, using the launch of a new electric semi-truck to announce what he said will be the world’s fastest production car, a new Tesla Roadster.
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Cheapest electricity on the planet is Mexican solar power at 1.77¢/kWh – record 1¢/kWh coming in 2019, sooner | Electrek

Per a press release from the Centro Nacional de Control de Energía (Cenace) of Mexico, the department received bids for 3TWh of solar electricity, with the lowest bids being 1.77¢/kWh coming from Italian multinational ENEL Green Power.

This record low price of electricity on earth, just beats out the 1.79¢/kWh from Saudi Arabia , and is part of a pattern marchin More

Per a press release from the Centro Nacional de Control de Energía (Cenace) of Mexico, the department received bids for 3TWh of solar electricity, with the lowest bids being 1.77¢/kWh coming from Italian multinational ENEL Green Power.

This record low price of electricity on earth, just beats out the 1.79¢/kWh from Saudi Arabia , and is part of a pattern marchin More

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Tesla Revives Roadster as Musk Boasts Top Speeds, 620-Mile Range

Tesla Inc. is resurrecting the Roadster.
Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk surprised the crowd gathered Thursday for the electric-car maker’s debut of its Semi truck with a next-generation version of the company’s first model. The billionaire boasted that the car will be available in 2020 as the fastest production car ever made, getting from zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds.
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Tesla Inc. is resurrecting the Roadster.
Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk surprised the crowd gathered Thursday for the electric-car maker’s debut of its Semi truck with a next-generation version of the company’s first model. The billionaire boasted that the car will be available in 2020 as the fastest production car ever made, getting from zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds.
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How GM Plans To Bury Tesla With Onslaught Of Electric Vehicles That Will — Gasp! — Make A Profit

General Motors says its new family of electric vehicles will be 30 percent cheaper to build than the current Chevrolet Bolt EV, thanks to battery breakthroughs and other engineering feats that will add to the carmaker’s bottom line, even as it continues to rake in profits from trucks, crossovers and SUVs.

GM’s new modular EV platform, launching in 2021, will be the basis for at least 20 More

General Motors says its new family of electric vehicles will be 30 percent cheaper to build than the current Chevrolet Bolt EV, thanks to battery breakthroughs and other engineering feats that will add to the carmaker’s bottom line, even as it continues to rake in profits from trucks, crossovers and SUVs.

GM’s new modular EV platform, launching in 2021, will be the basis for at least 20 More

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VW Teams With Chinese Partners in $12 Billion Electric-Car Push – Bloomberg

Volkswagen AG will invest more than 10 billion euros ($12 billion) with its partners to make and develop a range of new-energy vehicles in China as carmakers step up investments in low-emission models in the world’s biggest auto market.

Volkswagen will make the investments by 2025 and introduce 40 locally produced vehicles, its China head Jochem Heizmann told reporters in Guangzh More

Volkswagen AG will invest more than 10 billion euros ($12 billion) with its partners to make and develop a range of new-energy vehicles in China as carmakers step up investments in low-emission models in the world’s biggest auto market.

Volkswagen will make the investments by 2025 and introduce 40 locally produced vehicles, its China head Jochem Heizmann told reporters in Guangzh More

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Tesla’s new second-generation Roadster is the fastest production car ever made – The Verge

As fans gasped, Musk said the Roadster had a 200kwh battery pack and a 620-mile range per charge, or over 1,000 kilometers. Again, another record shattered. Or so Musk claims. Imagine driving to Los Angeles to San Francisco, and back, without recharging, Musk teased.
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As fans gasped, Musk said the Roadster had a 200kwh battery pack and a 620-mile range per charge, or over 1,000 kilometers. Again, another record shattered. Or so Musk claims. Imagine driving to Los Angeles to San Francisco, and back, without recharging, Musk teased.
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Tesla Truck: Elon Musk Reveals Semi With a Model 3 Heart | Fortune

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled Thursday night its latest electric vehicle, a semi-truck that shares a number of parts with its new mass-market passenger vehicle the Model 3, including the same motor. Even the handles come from the Model 3.

The Thursday night reveal, a splashy VIP-filled event held on the grounds of Tesla’s design studio and Musk’s other company, SpaceX, marks a notable mi More

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled Thursday night its latest electric vehicle, a semi-truck that shares a number of parts with its new mass-market passenger vehicle the Model 3, including the same motor. Even the handles come from the Model 3.

The Thursday night reveal, a splashy VIP-filled event held on the grounds of Tesla’s design studio and Musk’s other company, SpaceX, marks a notable mi More

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This is the Tesla semi truck – The Verge

It’s a delicate moment for Tesla, with both fans and investors watching the rollout of its first mass market car intensely, and now they are tuning into see a truck, because it’s Tesla. The usual audience for freight innovation is far more niche. But when Elon Musk talks trucks, his fans whistle and shout.

The reveal event was held in the shadow of two of Musk’s other pet projects: Sp More

It’s a delicate moment for Tesla, with both fans and investors watching the rollout of its first mass market car intensely, and now they are tuning into see a truck, because it’s Tesla. The usual audience for freight innovation is far more niche. But when Elon Musk talks trucks, his fans whistle and shout.

The reveal event was held in the shadow of two of Musk’s other pet projects: Sp More

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Tesla Semi rolls into reality

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Elon Musk wears many masks. Internet entrepreneur. Electric car salesman. Rocket man.

Add trucker to the list.

Musk rolled silently into a long-anticipated and oft-delayed event here Thursday at the controls of Tesla Semi. The electric vehicle company’s first electric big rig truck is a shot across yet another industry bow for the brash Tesla and SpaceX CEO wh More

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Elon Musk wears many masks. Internet entrepreneur. Electric car salesman. Rocket man.

Add trucker to the list.

Musk rolled silently into a long-anticipated and oft-delayed event here Thursday at the controls of Tesla Semi. The electric vehicle company’s first electric big rig truck is a shot across yet another industry bow for the brash Tesla and SpaceX CEO wh More

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General Motors Shows First Picture Of Its Tesla Model Y…

Seeking Alpha GM CEO Mary Barra reveals that two electric crossover SUVs will launch in the next 18 months. There’s even a picture of the Buick version!… More

Seeking Alpha GM CEO Mary Barra reveals that two electric crossover SUVs will launch in the next 18 months. There’s even a picture of the Buick version!… More

Buffett-backed Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD to open…

South China Morning Post BYD, the Chinese electric vehicle maker backed by Warren Buffett, plans to open its first assembly plant in Canada, in anticipation of a surge in demand for electric trucks from municipalities and businesses.… More

South China Morning Post BYD, the Chinese electric vehicle maker backed by Warren Buffett, plans to open its first assembly plant in Canada, in anticipation of a surge in demand for electric trucks from municipalities and businesses.… More

Denver to build ‘hyperloop-inspired’ high-speed transport system

Arrivo and the Colorado Department of Transportation have announced plans to build a series of high-speed transportation routes.
The system will propel vehicles and cargo through an electromagnetic superhighway using magnetic levitation and electric power.
If the system works as advertised, getting around Denver could be much quicker.

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Arrivo and the Colorado Department of Transportation have announced plans to build a series of high-speed transportation routes.
The system will propel vehicles and cargo through an electromagnetic superhighway using magnetic levitation and electric power.
If the system works as advertised, getting around Denver could be much quicker.

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Fisker claims solid-state battery ‘breakthrough’ for electric cars with ‘500 miles range and 1 min charging’ | Electrek

When Henrik Fisker relaunched its electric car startup last year, he announced that their first car will be powered by a new graphene-based hybrid supercapacitor technology , but he later announced that they put those plans on the backburner and instead will use more traditional li-ion batteries .

Now the company is announcing a “breakthrough” in solid-state ba More

When Henrik Fisker relaunched its electric car startup last year, he announced that their first car will be powered by a new graphene-based hybrid supercapacitor technology , but he later announced that they put those plans on the backburner and instead will use more traditional li-ion batteries .

Now the company is announcing a “breakthrough” in solid-state ba More

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China Will Consider Resumption of New Electric Car Permits – Bloomberg

China’s government is considering a resumption of new permits to make electric vehicles as early as the first half of 2018, a move that would clear the way for Ford Motor Co. and Tesla Inc. as well as a string of local manufacturers to start production, people with knowledge of the matter said.

The National Development and Reform Commission, which oversees new investments in the auto indu More

China’s government is considering a resumption of new permits to make electric vehicles as early as the first half of 2018, a move that would clear the way for Ford Motor Co. and Tesla Inc. as well as a string of local manufacturers to start production, people with knowledge of the matter said.

The National Development and Reform Commission, which oversees new investments in the auto indu More

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New Solar Panel Design Could Charge Your Phone With Ambient…

ExtremeTech Battery technology is still advancing at a sluggish rate in spite of intense research. The amount of energy you can carry around continues to limit what our mobile devices can do, and current methods of charging can only take us so far.… More

ExtremeTech Battery technology is still advancing at a sluggish rate in spite of intense research. The amount of energy you can carry around continues to limit what our mobile devices can do, and current methods of charging can only take us so far.… More

OPINION Challenges and solutions to developing India’s…

Electric Vehicles has taken centre-stage post the recent announcement of the Government to make India an all-electric passenger vehicle market by 2030. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently made a bold statement to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, citing “Be under no illusion about the Indian government’s determination to make the switch to alternative vehicle fuels, “ More

Electric Vehicles has taken centre-stage post the recent announcement of the Government to make India an all-electric passenger vehicle market by 2030. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently made a bold statement to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, citing “Be under no illusion about the Indian government’s determination to make the switch to alternative vehicle fuels, “ More

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