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Tesla Exec (In Employee Email): Daily Model 3 Production…

CleanTechnica The email from Fields also notes that getting Model 3 production rates up to 2,500 units a week by the end of the financial quarter was an important goal because: “There are an incredible number of people who ‘short’ Tesla stock, which means they profit …… More

CleanTechnica The email from Fields also notes that getting Model 3 production rates up to 2,500 units a week by the end of the financial quarter was an important goal because: “There are an incredible number of people who ‘short’ Tesla stock, which means they profit …… More

China’s Electric Vehicle Leaders – Who Are They? Forbes -…

Forbes Pop quiz: Name China’s top five electric vehicle makers. Not so easy, right? Don’t worry. You’re not alone — and the China EV revolution is just getting started. I recently gave a talk at the 3 Revolutions conference hosted by the University of California- Davis.… More

Forbes Pop quiz: Name China’s top five electric vehicle makers. Not so easy, right? Don’t worry. You’re not alone — and the China EV revolution is just getting started. I recently gave a talk at the 3 Revolutions conference hosted by the University of California- Davis.… More

Seven years on, radioactive water at Fukushima plant still…

The Japan Times More than seven years after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, radioactive water is continuing to flow into the Pacific Ocean from the crippled No. 1 plant at a rate of around 2 billion becquerels a day, a study has found. The amount of leaking cesium …… More

The Japan Times More than seven years after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, radioactive water is continuing to flow into the Pacific Ocean from the crippled No. 1 plant at a rate of around 2 billion becquerels a day, a study has found. The amount of leaking cesium …… More

Tesla reveals the driver killed in a Model X crash was…

Torrington Register Citizen A Tesla Model X destroyed in a fiery crash that also killed the driver had been operating on Autopilot moments before the collision, Tesla announced on Friday night, citing information collected from vehicle logs. The company said the driver had set a …… More

Torrington Register Citizen A Tesla Model X destroyed in a fiery crash that also killed the driver had been operating on Autopilot moments before the collision, Tesla announced on Friday night, citing information collected from vehicle logs. The company said the driver had set a …… More

Baidu Releases Huge Dataset for Autonomous-Vehicle…

InfoQ.com The ApolloScape dataset is part of version 2 of Apollo, Baidu’s open autonomous driving platform. The Apollo source code, open sourced under an Apache-2.0 license, includes a 2D/3D simulation driving vehicle environment as well as hardware instructions …… More

InfoQ.com The ApolloScape dataset is part of version 2 of Apollo, Baidu’s open autonomous driving platform. The Apollo source code, open sourced under an Apache-2.0 license, includes a 2D/3D simulation driving vehicle environment as well as hardware instructions …… More

China’s Electric Vehicle Leaders – Who Are They? Forbes -…

Forbes Pop quiz: Name China’s top five electric vehicle makers. Not so easy, right? Don’t worry. You’re not alone — and the China EV revolution is just getting started. I recently gave a talk at the 3 Revolutions conference hosted by the University of California- Davis.… More

Forbes Pop quiz: Name China’s top five electric vehicle makers. Not so easy, right? Don’t worry. You’re not alone — and the China EV revolution is just getting started. I recently gave a talk at the 3 Revolutions conference hosted by the University of California- Davis.… More

FCC authorizes SpaceX to launch broadband satellite services

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved an application by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, allowing the aerospace company to provide broadband services using satellites in the U.S. and worldwide.
“With this action, the Commission takes another step to increase high-speed broadband availability and competition in the United States,” the FCC said in a statement.
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The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved an application by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, allowing the aerospace company to provide broadband services using satellites in the U.S. and worldwide.
“With this action, the Commission takes another step to increase high-speed broadband availability and competition in the United States,” the FCC said in a statement.
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Nissan Leaf 30-kwh battery decline 3 times that of earlier…

Green Car Reports The Nissan Leaf, at least for the moment, remains the highest-volume electric car produced in history, with more than 300,000 sold. One of the measures that kept its cost down was the use of passive air cooling for its battery pack, rather than the pricier liquid …… More

Green Car Reports The Nissan Leaf, at least for the moment, remains the highest-volume electric car produced in history, with more than 300,000 sold. One of the measures that kept its cost down was the use of passive air cooling for its battery pack, rather than the pricier liquid …… More

Tesla recalls 123,000 Model S cars for a corroding bolt in what is likely its largest recall — Quartz

Tesla is having a rough week. The company announced on Mar. 29 that it will voluntarily recall 123,000 Model S sedans to fix a bolt designed to assist with power steering. The electric car maker is recalling the cars after Tesla said it had observed “excessive corrosion” in power steering bolts in very cold climates in areas using calcium or magnesium road salts. (The problem was first noted a More

Tesla is having a rough week. The company announced on Mar. 29 that it will voluntarily recall 123,000 Model S sedans to fix a bolt designed to assist with power steering. The electric car maker is recalling the cars after Tesla said it had observed “excessive corrosion” in power steering bolts in very cold climates in areas using calcium or magnesium road salts. (The problem was first noted a More

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2018 Nissan LEAF Named ‘World Green Car of the Year’, 1st All-Electric Car to Win – News18

The previous-generation Nissan LEAF was named “World Car of the Year” in 2011 and remains the only pure electric vehicle to win that award in its 14-year history.
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The previous-generation Nissan LEAF was named “World Car of the Year” in 2011 and remains the only pure electric vehicle to win that award in its 14-year history.
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Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Range Rated With 250 Mile Range By EPA | CleanTechnica

Hyundai first revealed its new Kona compact SUV in Geneva last month. The Kona will be available as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, or a battery electric. In Geneva, the company said the electric SUV would come with two battery sizes — a smaller one for customers who don’t need a longer range and want to drive electric for less money and a larger version with a longer range that sells for more mon More

Hyundai first revealed its new Kona compact SUV in Geneva last month. The Kona will be available as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, or a battery electric. In Geneva, the company said the electric SUV would come with two battery sizes — a smaller one for customers who don’t need a longer range and want to drive electric for less money and a larger version with a longer range that sells for more mon More

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SF Motors reveals two electric SUVs with 300 miles of range

While much of the automotive world is focused on the New York Auto Show, a small car startup has unveiled its first-ever vehicles on the other side of the country in Santa Clara, California. SF Motors, the US arm of Chinese company Sokon, has just announced two cars — the SF5 and the SF7 — as part of a whole new line of electric vehicles. The SF5 is a medium-sized crossover SUV, and th More

While much of the automotive world is focused on the New York Auto Show, a small car startup has unveiled its first-ever vehicles on the other side of the country in Santa Clara, California. SF Motors, the US arm of Chinese company Sokon, has just announced two cars — the SF5 and the SF7 — as part of a whole new line of electric vehicles. The SF5 is a medium-sized crossover SUV, and th More

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Inside UPS’s Electric Vehicle Strategy

Passenger electric cars get all the press, especially when someone launches one into space . But something important is going on in the world of commercial vehicles as well. Last year Tesla announced it would produce an electric long-haul big rig. PepsiCo , Walmart , and UPS promptly committed to buying a few hundred. More recentl More

Passenger electric cars get all the press, especially when someone launches one into space . But something important is going on in the world of commercial vehicles as well. Last year Tesla announced it would produce an electric long-haul big rig. PepsiCo , Walmart , and UPS promptly committed to buying a few hundred. More recentl More

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Automakers, northeast states urge Americans to buy electric vehicles

Automakers are investing billions of dollars to develop dozens of new EVs in the face of regulatory requirements, but face slow U.S. sales.

General Motors Co (GM.N ), Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE ), Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T ) and many other companies, along with Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. More

Automakers are investing billions of dollars to develop dozens of new EVs in the face of regulatory requirements, but face slow U.S. sales.

General Motors Co (GM.N ), Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE ), Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T ) and many other companies, along with Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. More

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Columbus, Ohio, wants you to test drive an electric vehicle at its experience center

Set to open this June in Ohio, the Smart Columbus Experience Center will offer the public an up-close look at the city’s tech-centric transportation plans.

The aim is to offer the public a hands-on experience to learn more about any mystifying technology. Visitors will be able to test drive a range of electric cars in hopes that it eases any concerns they have about the technology. T More

Set to open this June in Ohio, the Smart Columbus Experience Center will offer the public an up-close look at the city’s tech-centric transportation plans.

The aim is to offer the public a hands-on experience to learn more about any mystifying technology. Visitors will be able to test drive a range of electric cars in hopes that it eases any concerns they have about the technology. T More

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Autonomous Car: Why GM Is In Backseat To Alphabet’s Waymo

Last November, GM said it would deploy self-driving cars for a ride-sharing businessin 2019. But Waymo on Tuesday announced it will launch an autonomous-driving, ride-hailing service in Phoenix, Ariz., this year. Waymo also announced a Jaguar Land Rover tie-up as its robotaxi business moves toward commercialization
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Last November, GM said it would deploy self-driving cars for a ride-sharing businessin 2019. But Waymo on Tuesday announced it will launch an autonomous-driving, ride-hailing service in Phoenix, Ariz., this year. Waymo also announced a Jaguar Land Rover tie-up as its robotaxi business moves toward commercialization
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Car of the 2018 – Model 3. The 2018 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards

So far, about 450,000 people have each paid $1,000 to reserve a Model 3, with the waiting list for delivery stretching to over 18 months. Tesla literally can’t build this thing fast enough. So the question to be answered, the only one that really matters, is whether the Model 3’s biggest problem is that too many people want one. Because that’s a dilemma that hasn’t existed since maybe 1964 More

So far, about 450,000 people have each paid $1,000 to reserve a Model 3, with the waiting list for delivery stretching to over 18 months. Tesla literally can’t build this thing fast enough. So the question to be answered, the only one that really matters, is whether the Model 3’s biggest problem is that too many people want one. Because that’s a dilemma that hasn’t existed since maybe 1964 More

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Uber has reached a settlement with the family of the woman killed by an Uber self-driving car.

Uber has reached a settlement with the family of the woman killed by an Uber self-driving car.

Uber reached the settlement with the daughter and husband of Elaine Herzberg, who died at age 49 after being hit by the Uber vehicle in Tempe, Arizona. The settlement presumably includes a cash payment, but no details were provided by either Uber or the family’s attorney.

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Uber has reached a settlement with the family of the woman killed by an Uber self-driving car.

Uber reached the settlement with the daughter and husband of Elaine Herzberg, who died at age 49 after being hit by the Uber vehicle in Tempe, Arizona. The settlement presumably includes a cash payment, but no details were provided by either Uber or the family’s attorney.

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GM’s self-driving car unit, Cruise received a traffic ticket last week

A car from GM’s self-driving car unit, Cruise, received a traffic ticket last week from a San Francisco police officer who said that a Cruise car drove uncomfortably close to a pedestrian. Cruise disputes the officer’s accusation, saying that the vehicle stayed more than 10 feet away from the pedestrian.

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A car from GM’s self-driving car unit, Cruise, received a traffic ticket last week from a San Francisco police officer who said that a Cruise car drove uncomfortably close to a pedestrian. Cruise disputes the officer’s accusation, saying that the vehicle stayed more than 10 feet away from the pedestrian.

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China to push through standards for the electric vehicle industry

Chinese lawmakers are thought to be working on a string of new standards for its electric vehicle industry in a bid to slash carbon emissions in their production and to drive standards that could be adopted worldwide.
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Chinese lawmakers are thought to be working on a string of new standards for its electric vehicle industry in a bid to slash carbon emissions in their production and to drive standards that could be adopted worldwide.
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3D Printed in 3 Days, LSEV Electric Car to Sell For $10,000 | Digital Trends

Shanghai-based 3D printing materials company Polymaker and X Electrical Vehicle Limited (XEV) recently launched a small car that breaks traditional automotive manufacturing molds. XEV’s base is in Hong Kong with a design studio in Italy and manufacturing in China.

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Shanghai-based 3D printing materials company Polymaker and X Electrical Vehicle Limited (XEV) recently launched a small car that breaks traditional automotive manufacturing molds. XEV’s base is in Hong Kong with a design studio in Italy and manufacturing in China.

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Waymo to make luxury, self-driving electric car with Jaguar

Self-driving car company Waymo on Tuesday said it will buy up to 20,000 cars from Jaguar Land Rover in an effort to expand its autonomous vehicle technology to the luxury car market.

Speaking at an event in New York, Waymo Chief Executive John Krafcik said the deal calls for Waymo to put its self-driving technology into Jaguar’s new, all-electric I-Pace car that is set to go into producti More

Self-driving car company Waymo on Tuesday said it will buy up to 20,000 cars from Jaguar Land Rover in an effort to expand its autonomous vehicle technology to the luxury car market.

Speaking at an event in New York, Waymo Chief Executive John Krafcik said the deal calls for Waymo to put its self-driving technology into Jaguar’s new, all-electric I-Pace car that is set to go into producti More

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Waymo CEO would fight ban on human driving

When it comes to autonomous driving, car enthusiasts are first in line to nix the idea. There’s a bit of an overarching fear that, one day, human drivers could be rendered unnecessary and manually controlled driving is banned altogether. But even the CEO of the company with the most advanced autonomous driving fleet on the road today believes humans will always have the choice to take the wheel More

When it comes to autonomous driving, car enthusiasts are first in line to nix the idea. There’s a bit of an overarching fear that, one day, human drivers could be rendered unnecessary and manually controlled driving is banned altogether. But even the CEO of the company with the most advanced autonomous driving fleet on the road today believes humans will always have the choice to take the wheel More

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Nvidia redefines autonomous vehicle testing with VR…

ZDNet Nvidia has on Tuesday announced Drive Constellation, a cloud-based system for testing autonomous vehicles using photorealistic simulation via virtual reality, aiming to speed up the delivery of autonomous cars in a safer and more scalable way. According …… More

ZDNet Nvidia has on Tuesday announced Drive Constellation, a cloud-based system for testing autonomous vehicles using photorealistic simulation via virtual reality, aiming to speed up the delivery of autonomous cars in a safer and more scalable way. According …… More

Nvidia details next steps in AI, including self-driving simulator – MarketWatch

Nvidia Corp. has advanced deep learning techniques, but now it’s looking to take AI technology into new areas: Putting self-driving cars into virtual reality instead of our roads, and setting its sights on Hollywood and hospitals.

Over the past few years, Nvidia has made inroads into equipping cars with the computer hardware that gives them self-driving capability. That move has become s More

Nvidia Corp. has advanced deep learning techniques, but now it’s looking to take AI technology into new areas: Putting self-driving cars into virtual reality instead of our roads, and setting its sights on Hollywood and hospitals.

Over the past few years, Nvidia has made inroads into equipping cars with the computer hardware that gives them self-driving capability. That move has become s More

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Nvidia Halts Test of Self-Driving Tech Following Uber Crash – WSJ

Nvidia Corp. NVDA -7.76% , which has made a broad push to bring its computing platform into self-driving cars, said Tuesday it will temporarily halt testing of its driverless technology on public roads following the fatal crash of an Uber Technologies Inc. autonomous vehicle.

The company said its suspension involves its own fleet of test cars, which are being driven on public roads in Calif More

Nvidia Corp. NVDA -7.76% , which has made a broad push to bring its computing platform into self-driving cars, said Tuesday it will temporarily halt testing of its driverless technology on public roads following the fatal crash of an Uber Technologies Inc. autonomous vehicle.

The company said its suspension involves its own fleet of test cars, which are being driven on public roads in Calif More

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Nvidia Corp said on Tuesday it will suspend self-driving tests across the globe

(Reuters) – Nvidia Corp said on Tuesday it will suspend self-driving tests across the globe after Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] fatality last week, according to a source at the GPU conference in San Jose, California.

The chipmaker is testing self-driving technology globally including in New Jersey, Santa Clara, Japan and Germany.

Last week, Uber suspended North American tests More

(Reuters) – Nvidia Corp said on Tuesday it will suspend self-driving tests across the globe after Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] fatality last week, according to a source at the GPU conference in San Jose, California.

The chipmaker is testing self-driving technology globally including in New Jersey, Santa Clara, Japan and Germany.

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Maryland’s Utilities Propose $104 Million For Electric-Vehi…

CBS Baltimore / WJZ BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland utility companies are proposing $104 million to be used to support a network of electric-vehicle charging stations throughout the state. According to our media partners at The Baltimore Sun, about 10,000 electric vehicles were …… More

CBS Baltimore / WJZ BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland utility companies are proposing $104 million to be used to support a network of electric-vehicle charging stations throughout the state. According to our media partners at The Baltimore Sun, about 10,000 electric vehicles were …… More

Nissan Leaf to replace old battery with refurbished ones

Owners can also get new packs: 650,000 yen ($6,200 USD) for 24 kWh; 800,000 yen ($7,600 USD) for 30 kWh; and 820,000 yen ($7,800 USD) for 40 kWh.

But the new program for refabricated ones will cost only 300,000 yen ($2,850 USD

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Owners can also get new packs: 650,000 yen ($6,200 USD) for 24 kWh; 800,000 yen ($7,600 USD) for 30 kWh; and 820,000 yen ($7,800 USD) for 40 kWh.

But the new program for refabricated ones will cost only 300,000 yen ($2,850 USD

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Maryland’s utilities propose spending $104 million on statewide electric-vehicle charging network – Baltimore Sun

Just over 10,000 Chevy Volts, Nissan Leafs, Teslas and other electric vehicles quietly plied Maryland’s roads last year, but the state wants to expand that number to 300,000 by 2025.
To help the state achieve that ambitious goal and support the growing popularity of these plug-in electric vehicles, utility companies are proposing to spend $104 million to support a statewide network of char More

Just over 10,000 Chevy Volts, Nissan Leafs, Teslas and other electric vehicles quietly plied Maryland’s roads last year, but the state wants to expand that number to 300,000 by 2025.
To help the state achieve that ambitious goal and support the growing popularity of these plug-in electric vehicles, utility companies are proposing to spend $104 million to support a statewide network of char More

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