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Whoosh! Virgin Unveils Hyperloop that Will Travel 760 Mph

Virgin Hyperloop One has released a prototype for a levitating pod that is designed to zoom at speeds as high as 760 mph (1,200 km/h) through a Hyperloop connecting Dubai to Abu Dhabi, according to news sources.

The 87-mile (140 kilometers) journey usually takes 90 minutes by car, but the Hyperloop will take a mere 12 minutes, thanks to its innovative track — a long tube that has had its More

Virgin Hyperloop One has released a prototype for a levitating pod that is designed to zoom at speeds as high as 760 mph (1,200 km/h) through a Hyperloop connecting Dubai to Abu Dhabi, according to news sources.

The 87-mile (140 kilometers) journey usually takes 90 minutes by car, but the Hyperloop will take a mere 12 minutes, thanks to its innovative track — a long tube that has had its More

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Numbers starting to add up for Tesla trucks: DHL exec

Reuters) – The numbers behind Tesla Inc’s long-distance Semi electric trucks are close to making sense for hauliers looking at a shift away from diesel that may save them tens of thousands of dollars a year, according to an executive with DHL.

Jim Monkmeyer, president, Transportation at DHL Supply Chain, was among the first to order the trucks Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Mus More

Reuters) – The numbers behind Tesla Inc’s long-distance Semi electric trucks are close to making sense for hauliers looking at a shift away from diesel that may save them tens of thousands of dollars a year, according to an executive with DHL.

Jim Monkmeyer, president, Transportation at DHL Supply Chain, was among the first to order the trucks Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Mus More

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Tesla Is Sending Out Free Electric Vehicle Chargers  Fort…

Fortune Tesla is donating chargers to companies and commercial property owners throughout the U.S. under a new program that aims to give its customers more places to charge their electric vehicles. The idea behind the “workplace charging” program is similar to …… More

Fortune Tesla is donating chargers to companies and commercial property owners throughout the U.S. under a new program that aims to give its customers more places to charge their electric vehicles. The idea behind the “workplace charging” program is similar to …… More

Tesla Giveaway Electric Car Chargers for FREE! – The Electric Car Show Ltd

Elon Musk’s baby, Tesla has just played a fantastic hand in the fast evolving world of #ElectricCars by announcing that it’s preparing to send businesses FREE CAR CHARGERS!

And this isn’t just a US thing either, this is available to businesses in the U.K. to apply for too. From offices wanting to tempt their staff to make the switch to #EVs, to hotels and restaurants wanting to attrac More

Elon Musk’s baby, Tesla has just played a fantastic hand in the fast evolving world of #ElectricCars by announcing that it’s preparing to send businesses FREE CAR CHARGERS!

And this isn’t just a US thing either, this is available to businesses in the U.K. to apply for too. From offices wanting to tempt their staff to make the switch to #EVs, to hotels and restaurants wanting to attrac More

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Tesla Model 3 reservation holders invited to order, cars to…

The Mercury News Some of the hundreds of thousands of people who have reserved the twice-delayed Tesla Model 3 sedan are being invited to order and configure their vehicles — and Tesla said they should get the cars about a month after ordering. Tesla’s not saying how …… More

The Mercury News Some of the hundreds of thousands of people who have reserved the twice-delayed Tesla Model 3 sedan are being invited to order and configure their vehicles — and Tesla said they should get the cars about a month after ordering. Tesla’s not saying how …… More

Chevrolet Bolt wins top ‘green car’ from Consumer Reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co’s <005380.KS> Genesis brand topped the annual ranking of new vehicles by influential U.S. magazine Consumer Reports, while General Motors Co’s (GM.N) electric Chevrolet Bolt was named top pick for compact green car.

Millions of prospective auto buyers consult the magazine’s rankings, which are based on road testing, reliabil More

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co’s <005380.KS> Genesis brand topped the annual ranking of new vehicles by influential U.S. magazine Consumer Reports, while General Motors Co’s (GM.N) electric Chevrolet Bolt was named top pick for compact green car.

Millions of prospective auto buyers consult the magazine’s rankings, which are based on road testing, reliabil More

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Tesla Begins Taking Model 3 Orders From First-Time Reservation Holders – WSJ

Tesla Inc. for the first time is notifying some reservation holders new to the electric-car brand that they can begin configuring and ordering their Model 3 sedan.

www.wsj.com/articles/tesla-begins-taking-model-3-orders-from-first-time-reservation-holders-1519318801More

Tesla Inc. for the first time is notifying some reservation holders new to the electric-car brand that they can begin configuring and ordering their Model 3 sedan.

www.wsj.com/articles/tesla-begins-taking-model-3-orders-from-first-time-reservation-holders-1519318801More

UPS Will Roll Out These ‘Industry First’ Electric Trucks, And They Aren’t From Tesla | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis – IBD

Delivery giant UPS (UPS) will partner with a little-known technology company to deploy 50 electric trucks, further growing its fleet of vehicles that rely on alternative fuels and produce zero emissions.The new plug-in vehicles, designed with Workhorse(WKHS), will be comparable in acquisition cost to gas or diesel light trucks without any subsidies — an “industry first” innovation th More

Delivery giant UPS (UPS) will partner with a little-known technology company to deploy 50 electric trucks, further growing its fleet of vehicles that rely on alternative fuels and produce zero emissions.The new plug-in vehicles, designed with Workhorse(WKHS), will be comparable in acquisition cost to gas or diesel light trucks without any subsidies — an “industry first” innovation th More

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Meet the Irish Hyperloop team aiming to win over Elon Musk…

Siliconrepublic.com Ireland’s very first entry into the SpaceX Hyperloop competition faces an almighty challenge, but team Éirloop is ready for a scrap. Every great underdog story has to start somewhere. In this case, it was on a set of posters in the bathrooms of universities and …… More

Siliconrepublic.com Ireland’s very first entry into the SpaceX Hyperloop competition faces an almighty challenge, but team Éirloop is ready for a scrap. Every great underdog story has to start somewhere. In this case, it was on a set of posters in the bathrooms of universities and …… More

journey to being green by Gus Stewart

Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Your Plastic Containers
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Eco-Friendly Ways to Dispose of Home Renovation Debris
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Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Your Plastic Containers
www.bottlestore.com/ways-to-reduce-reuse-recycle-plastic-containers

Eco-Friendly Ways to Dispose of Home Renovation Debris
www.homeadvisor.com More

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Self-Driving Cars Conference Track | GTC 2018 | NVIDIA

CONNECT WITH AI AUTOMOTIVE EXPERTS AT GTC 2018
GTC 2018 will bring together transportation experts—
automakers, tier-1 suppliers, robotaxi developers, and researchers—to demonstrate how GPU technology and artificial intelligence are transforming the entire industry. GPU-based supercomputing has enabled deep learning, natural language processing, and gesture control innovations tha More

CONNECT WITH AI AUTOMOTIVE EXPERTS AT GTC 2018
GTC 2018 will bring together transportation experts—
automakers, tier-1 suppliers, robotaxi developers, and researchers—to demonstrate how GPU technology and artificial intelligence are transforming the entire industry. GPU-based supercomputing has enabled deep learning, natural language processing, and gesture control innovations tha More

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For the first time, Tesla outsells European luxury brands in Europe

For the first time in Europe, Tesla’s Model S has outsold traditional high-end models from established European brands. In 2017, more buyers chose the Model S than a Mercedes-Benz S-Class or a BMW 7-Series, reports Automotive News. Audi was also left behind by the relative newcomer brand. This has happened earlier in the United States, but it’s the first occasion when Tesla has topped More

For the first time in Europe, Tesla’s Model S has outsold traditional high-end models from established European brands. In 2017, more buyers chose the Model S than a Mercedes-Benz S-Class or a BMW 7-Series, reports Automotive News. Audi was also left behind by the relative newcomer brand. This has happened earlier in the United States, but it’s the first occasion when Tesla has topped More

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CAFE Foundation: The Future of Flight: Electric Aviation Technologies and Opportunities

CAFE Foundation occupies a unique position in the electric aircraft industry. As a nonprofit organization, CAFE Foundation’s mission is to advance the development of low-emission flight by fostering and promoting early entry practical market opportunities. CAFE Foundation accomplishes this by bridging disciplines and industries, helping to identify trends and innovations, building strategic More

CAFE Foundation occupies a unique position in the electric aircraft industry. As a nonprofit organization, CAFE Foundation’s mission is to advance the development of low-emission flight by fostering and promoting early entry practical market opportunities. CAFE Foundation accomplishes this by bridging disciplines and industries, helping to identify trends and innovations, building strategic More

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Hyperloop proposal to link Pittsburgh-Columbus-Chicago…

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The proposed Pittsburgh-Columbus-Chicago hyperloop, which could send passengers and freight from one end to the other in under 30 minutes, on Wednesday will become the second U.S. corridor to begin a feasibility study of the technology and the route it …… More

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The proposed Pittsburgh-Columbus-Chicago hyperloop, which could send passengers and freight from one end to the other in under 30 minutes, on Wednesday will become the second U.S. corridor to begin a feasibility study of the technology and the route it …… More

Nissan’s Electric Vehicle Campaign May Get Boost from…

Bloomberg Mitsubishi Corp. said in a filing Tuesday, which laid out the rationale for doubling its stake in Mitsubishi Motors, that it’s considering deeper involvement in the automotive industry in light of the “rapid and significant changes,” specifically electric vehicles and …… More

Bloomberg Mitsubishi Corp. said in a filing Tuesday, which laid out the rationale for doubling its stake in Mitsubishi Motors, that it’s considering deeper involvement in the automotive industry in light of the “rapid and significant changes,” specifically electric vehicles and …… More

Nobody Wants to Let Google Win the War for Maps All Over Again

On any given day, there could be a half dozen autonomous cars mapping the same street corner in Silicon Valley. These cars, each from a different company, are all doing the same thing: building high-definition street maps, which may eventually serve as an on-board navigation guide for driverless vehicles.

These companies converge where the law and weather are welcoming—or where they can More

On any given day, there could be a half dozen autonomous cars mapping the same street corner in Silicon Valley. These cars, each from a different company, are all doing the same thing: building high-definition street maps, which may eventually serve as an on-board navigation guide for driverless vehicles.

These companies converge where the law and weather are welcoming—or where they can More

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Musk’s Brother Finds Good Use for Tesla Model 3 Shortage Bl…

Bloomberg The Model 3 retails for as low as $35,000 but is currently available in more expensive configurations. The sedan drew $1,000 deposits from more than 400,000 would-be customers, most of whom ordered it sight unseen. But Tesla’s manufacturing rollout, …… More

Bloomberg The Model 3 retails for as low as $35,000 but is currently available in more expensive configurations. The sedan drew $1,000 deposits from more than 400,000 would-be customers, most of whom ordered it sight unseen. But Tesla’s manufacturing rollout, …… More

Cars With Cords: Tesla’s Clever Plan to Time The 200k US Delivery

We’ve been tracking Tesla’s 200,000th US vehicle delivery here for over a year. This is an important delivery since it will trigger the countdown to the phaseout of the federal EV tax credit.

Our latest estimate is that Tesla will cross the 200k mark in June of this year. Since the incentive operates on 3-month increments (quarters of a year), it is much more beneficial to EV bu More

We’ve been tracking Tesla’s 200,000th US vehicle delivery here for over a year. This is an important delivery since it will trigger the countdown to the phaseout of the federal EV tax credit.

Our latest estimate is that Tesla will cross the 200k mark in June of this year. Since the incentive operates on 3-month increments (quarters of a year), it is much more beneficial to EV bu More

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Researchers Claim Lithium-Ion Batteries Can Be Safely Recharged 5 Times Faster | CleanTechnica

or decades, engineers theorized about what went on inside the cylinder of an internal combustion engine. Many of us grew up with clear plastic models showing pistons going up and down, gears whirring, and a tiny light bulb that went on at the top of the compression stroke to simulate what a spark plug does. But until recently, it was impossible to actually see inside an engine while it was running More

or decades, engineers theorized about what went on inside the cylinder of an internal combustion engine. Many of us grew up with clear plastic models showing pistons going up and down, gears whirring, and a tiny light bulb that went on at the top of the compression stroke to simulate what a spark plug does. But until recently, it was impossible to actually see inside an engine while it was running More

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The robotaxi’s here – Enrique Dans – Medium

Waymo’s application for a taxi service license in Phoenix, Arizona, has been granted almost immediately , in line with the pro-autonomous driving policies of state governor Doug Ducey and thus reduce traffic accidents and in improve mobility for the elderly and disabled. The company plans to use the license to launch a stand-alone taxi service this year competing direct More

Waymo’s application for a taxi service license in Phoenix, Arizona, has been granted almost immediately , in line with the pro-autonomous driving policies of state governor Doug Ducey and thus reduce traffic accidents and in improve mobility for the elderly and disabled. The company plans to use the license to launch a stand-alone taxi service this year competing direct More

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Nissan sees 2025 as turning point for electric cars  Fina…

Financial Times Electric cars will remain more expensive than petrol or diesel cars until the middle of the next decade, one of Nissan’s most senior executives has predicted. Daniele Schillaci, executive vice-president at the Japanese carmaker, said that the prices of battery …… More

Financial Times Electric cars will remain more expensive than petrol or diesel cars until the middle of the next decade, one of Nissan’s most senior executives has predicted. Daniele Schillaci, executive vice-president at the Japanese carmaker, said that the prices of battery …… More

India inches ahead in the race to build a Hyperloop Engadge…

Engadget Plenty of places have committed to exploring the economic viability of building a Hyperloop, but nobody has been brave enough to say they’ll actually construct one. It’s why the news coming out of India’s latest announcement is such a big deal, because it …… More

Engadget Plenty of places have committed to exploring the economic viability of building a Hyperloop, but nobody has been brave enough to say they’ll actually construct one. It’s why the news coming out of India’s latest announcement is such a big deal, because it …… More

Mahindra buys stake in Zoomcar amid push for electric…

Nikkei Asian Review The stake purchase comes barely a few months after the Mumbai-based automaker tied up with Zoomcar to supply electric cars. In November, the two companies agreed to accelerate electric vehicle adoption by launching Mahindra’s E2o Plus electric cars on …… More

Nikkei Asian Review The stake purchase comes barely a few months after the Mumbai-based automaker tied up with Zoomcar to supply electric cars. In November, the two companies agreed to accelerate electric vehicle adoption by launching Mahindra’s E2o Plus electric cars on …… More

Elon Musk promises Model 3 safety changes after crash report

Tesla has an excellent reputation for safety and it looks like the Model 3 is just as solid as its other EVs — but it still needs a few tweaks. Reddituser “Model 3 Crash Dummy” managed to walk away from an accident that totaled his car, despite the fact that “the paramedics said I should be dead,” he wrote. However, he also reported that his passenger’s arm hit More

Tesla has an excellent reputation for safety and it looks like the Model 3 is just as solid as its other EVs — but it still needs a few tweaks. Reddituser “Model 3 Crash Dummy” managed to walk away from an accident that totaled his car, despite the fact that “the paramedics said I should be dead,” he wrote. However, he also reported that his passenger’s arm hit More

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Hyperloop transportation routes could soon be running from…

Digital Trends One small step for Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, one giant leap for travel in middle America. This week, HyperloopTT (HTT), one of the two companies seeking to create high-speed tunnel-based transportation systems, signed an agreement that …… More

Digital Trends One small step for Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, one giant leap for travel in middle America. This week, HyperloopTT (HTT), one of the two companies seeking to create high-speed tunnel-based transportation systems, signed an agreement that …… More

Washington, DC, Has Given the Boring Company a Permit for a…

Fortune The increasing prominence of Musk’s own Boring Company in pushing for Hyperloop construction is a notable reversal of the entrepreneur’s initial plans for the concept. When he unveiled a paper describing the idea in 2013, Musk said he wouldn’t be directly …… More

Fortune The increasing prominence of Musk’s own Boring Company in pushing for Hyperloop construction is a notable reversal of the entrepreneur’s initial plans for the concept. When he unveiled a paper describing the idea in 2013, Musk said he wouldn’t be directly …… More

TruTrak autopilot gains new approvals AOPA Pilot -…

AOPA Pilot TruTrak Flight Systems, a manufacturer of autopilots for certified, experimental, and light sport aircraft, announced receiving approval to add more Cessna and Piper single-engine airplane models to its supplemental type certificate (STC) for the TruTrak Vizion …… More

AOPA Pilot TruTrak Flight Systems, a manufacturer of autopilots for certified, experimental, and light sport aircraft, announced receiving approval to add more Cessna and Piper single-engine airplane models to its supplemental type certificate (STC) for the TruTrak Vizion …… More

Electrify America – Discover and Drive SF (3/13 – 3/15) | Fremont Green Challenge

Submitted by Conservation Chelsea on Tue, 02/13/2018 – 17:31
03/13/2018
On the fence about purchasing an EV or Plug-in Hybrid? Experience first hand the beauty of driving a Zero Emissions Vehicle at Electrify America’s Discover and Drive tour.

Participants will be able to drive one or more of the following vehicles that present the latest technology in longer range More

Submitted by Conservation Chelsea on Tue, 02/13/2018 – 17:31
03/13/2018
On the fence about purchasing an EV or Plug-in Hybrid? Experience first hand the beauty of driving a Zero Emissions Vehicle at Electrify America’s Discover and Drive tour.

Participants will be able to drive one or more of the following vehicles that present the latest technology in longer range More

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New Nissan Leaf gets a lease program starting at $229 per…

Electrek As we often reported before, the new Nissan Leaf doesn’t compete in many ways against Tesla’s Model 3 and GM’s Chevy Bolt EV when it comes to features and capacity, but it still has pricing on its side. Now the next generation version of Nissan’s all-electric …… More

Electrek As we often reported before, the new Nissan Leaf doesn’t compete in many ways against Tesla’s Model 3 and GM’s Chevy Bolt EV when it comes to features and capacity, but it still has pricing on its side. Now the next generation version of Nissan’s all-electric …… More

James Dyson wants to make your next electric car work properly

Vacuum cleaner maker Dyson aims to bring three electric cars to market, the Financial Times reported.

The first model, due by 2021, will be produced in just a few thousand examples as the company explores the market and establishes a supply chain, the FT said, quoting sources.

Two models will follow that will be more conventional and designed to sell in larger numbers, the pa More

Vacuum cleaner maker Dyson aims to bring three electric cars to market, the Financial Times reported.

The first model, due by 2021, will be produced in just a few thousand examples as the company explores the market and establishes a supply chain, the FT said, quoting sources.

Two models will follow that will be more conventional and designed to sell in larger numbers, the pa More

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