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Virgin Hyperloop One invests in cargo shipping at ‘speed of light”

Virgin Hyperloop One, previously known as Hyperloop One before they secured a new investment from Richard Branson’s Virgin, has announced a new partnership with DP World for a new ultra-fast hyperloop cargo system with global ambitions.
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Virgin Hyperloop One, previously known as Hyperloop One before they secured a new investment from Richard Branson’s Virgin, has announced a new partnership with DP World for a new ultra-fast hyperloop cargo system with global ambitions.
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Global Auto Makers Lean On China Partners to Meet Electric-…

Wall Street Journal BEIJING—Some of the world’s biggest auto makers say they will rely on their Chinese partners to help them meet Beijing’s mandates for electric vehicles, using the joint venture arrangements that China has now agreed to phase out. Beijing recently …… More

Wall Street Journal BEIJING—Some of the world’s biggest auto makers say they will rely on their Chinese partners to help them meet Beijing’s mandates for electric vehicles, using the joint venture arrangements that China has now agreed to phase out. Beijing recently …… More

rFpro launches new autonomous vehicle simulation environmen…

Automotive Testing Technology International UK-based driving simulation company rFpro has launched the world’s first commercially available platform for training and developing autonomous vehicles in simulation. Using a digital environment to accurately represent the real world, the technology …… More

Automotive Testing Technology International UK-based driving simulation company rFpro has launched the world’s first commercially available platform for training and developing autonomous vehicles in simulation. Using a digital environment to accurately represent the real world, the technology …… More

Tesla could use SpaceX to manage massive amount of self-driving car data

Tesla could use a broadband network developed by SpaceX to securely handle the massive amount of data needed to manage autonomous cars, says one analyst.
Autonomous cars produce and consume extremely large amounts of data, said Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas in a note sent Friday. He estimates self-driving vehicles can produce 40 terabytes of data in an hour, for example. Today’s se More

Tesla could use a broadband network developed by SpaceX to securely handle the massive amount of data needed to manage autonomous cars, says one analyst.
Autonomous cars produce and consume extremely large amounts of data, said Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas in a note sent Friday. He estimates self-driving vehicles can produce 40 terabytes of data in an hour, for example. Today’s se More

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Tesla Expects to Make Some Money Off Elon Musk’s Tunnel Company

Tesla Inc. added an intriguing customer last year: Elon Musk’s Boring Co.

The electric-car maker reached an agreement to sell vehicle motor and battery pack components to the tunnel-digging startup, according to a proxy statement. Tesla said it expects to send Boring Co. an invoice totaling about $400,000 for this year and 2017.

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Tesla Inc. added an intriguing customer last year: Elon Musk’s Boring Co.

The electric-car maker reached an agreement to sell vehicle motor and battery pack components to the tunnel-digging startup, according to a proxy statement. Tesla said it expects to send Boring Co. an invoice totaling about $400,000 for this year and 2017.

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Harley Davidson to release electric motorcycle

Harley Davidson’s CEO Matt Levatich just confirmed that the company is on track to meet its goal of releasing a fully electric motorcycle in 2019. According to Levatich, Harley Davidson wants to use the new line of electric motorcyclesto help reach a younger audience focused more on utilitarian, urban transportation.
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Harley Davidson’s CEO Matt Levatich just confirmed that the company is on track to meet its goal of releasing a fully electric motorcycle in 2019. According to Levatich, Harley Davidson wants to use the new line of electric motorcyclesto help reach a younger audience focused more on utilitarian, urban transportation.
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Tesla Autopilot chief departs for Intel The Mercury News -…

The Mercury News The head of Tesla’s Autopilot has left the company less than a year after he was appointed head of the program, and as the driver-assistance technology is once again under federal scrutiny after a recent fatal accident. Former AMD chip architect Jim Keller is …… More

The Mercury News The head of Tesla’s Autopilot has left the company less than a year after he was appointed head of the program, and as the driver-assistance technology is once again under federal scrutiny after a recent fatal accident. Former AMD chip architect Jim Keller is …… More

Tesla’s Foe in Fight Over Electric Vehicle Rebate:…

Bloomberg At issue during a California Air Resources Board hearing in Sacramento on Friday will be rebates the state pays to EV buyers using proceeds from the sale of Low Carbon Fuel Standard credits. Under the program, energy producers who fail to meet the state’s …… More

Bloomberg At issue during a California Air Resources Board hearing in Sacramento on Friday will be rebates the state pays to EV buyers using proceeds from the sale of Low Carbon Fuel Standard credits. Under the program, energy producers who fail to meet the state’s …… More

Hyperloop travel looks cushy, thanks to BMW Designworks CNE…

CNET Travel by hyperloop doesn’t sound all that luxurious, since you’re stuck in a windowless capsule and you have to remain seated for the entire journey. But if BMW Designworks had its way, it would look and feel like a first-class experience. BMW Designworks …… More

CNET Travel by hyperloop doesn’t sound all that luxurious, since you’re stuck in a windowless capsule and you have to remain seated for the entire journey. But if BMW Designworks had its way, it would look and feel like a first-class experience. BMW Designworks …… More

China Leading The Way To Electric Car Future: BYD, BMW…

CleanTechnica Every morning before heading off to the pool for aqua gym, I check my Google Alerts to see if there are any electric car stories I think would interest CleanTechnica readers. This morning, there were a bunch of them and they had one word in common: China.… More

CleanTechnica Every morning before heading off to the pool for aqua gym, I check my Google Alerts to see if there are any electric car stories I think would interest CleanTechnica readers. This morning, there were a bunch of them and they had one word in common: China.… More

China Leading The Way To Electric Car Future: BYD, BMW…

CleanTechnica Every morning before heading off to the pool for aqua gym, I check my Google Alerts to see if there are any electric car stories I think would interest CleanTechnica readers. This morning, there were a bunch of them and they had one word in common: China.… More

CleanTechnica Every morning before heading off to the pool for aqua gym, I check my Google Alerts to see if there are any electric car stories I think would interest CleanTechnica readers. This morning, there were a bunch of them and they had one word in common: China.… More

Ford to phase out passenger cars as it focuses on trucks…

Electrek Ford doesn’t have much to show for when it comes to all-electric vehicles aside for the Focus Electric, a compliance car converted from the gas-powered version, as it has mainly been focusing hybrids. Now the Dearborn company is more aggressively …… More

Electrek Ford doesn’t have much to show for when it comes to all-electric vehicles aside for the Focus Electric, a compliance car converted from the gas-powered version, as it has mainly been focusing hybrids. Now the Dearborn company is more aggressively …… More

Tesla opens Model 3 configurator to more reservation…

Electrek This week, Tesla sent a second important batch of configuration invites to Model 3 reservation holders in Canada as deliveries are about to start in the country and the situation with the federal tax credit in the US is still unknown.… More

Electrek This week, Tesla sent a second important batch of configuration invites to Model 3 reservation holders in Canada as deliveries are about to start in the country and the situation with the federal tax credit in the US is still unknown.… More

Leadership change at Tesla’s Autopilot Seeking Alpha -…

Seeking Alpha The head of Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Autopilot is departing for Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), adding new turmoil to a key program for the automaker that is already beset by executive departures, production goals and safety questions. Jim Keller will be replaced by …… More

Seeking Alpha The head of Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Autopilot is departing for Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), adding new turmoil to a key program for the automaker that is already beset by executive departures, production goals and safety questions. Jim Keller will be replaced by …… More

Tesla owner says Autopilot saved him from a near-miss crash…

Electrek Accidents involving Tesla’s Autopilot driver assist system are often making the news, but it’s rare that the near-miss incidents where Autopilot potentially made the difference get much attention. But now a Tesla owner says Autopilot saved him from a near-miss …… More

Electrek Accidents involving Tesla’s Autopilot driver assist system are often making the news, but it’s rare that the near-miss incidents where Autopilot potentially made the difference get much attention. But now a Tesla owner says Autopilot saved him from a near-miss …… More

‘Tesla reminds me of Apple,’ says the president of a…

CNBC … the vice chairman and president of Xpeng Motors. Similar reactions can be expected for Tesla’s entry into China’s electric vehicle market, he said, adding that Chinese companies will become more competitive as a result. The Alibaba- and Foxconn-backed …… More

CNBC … the vice chairman and president of Xpeng Motors. Similar reactions can be expected for Tesla’s entry into China’s electric vehicle market, he said, adding that Chinese companies will become more competitive as a result. The Alibaba- and Foxconn-backed …… More

China leads the world in electric vehicle sales CNBC -…

CNBC China leads the world in electric vehicle sales. 34 Mins Ago. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports on China electric vehicle sales surging and Tesla planning to build a plant in the country. Watch CNBC Live TV …… More

CNBC China leads the world in electric vehicle sales. 34 Mins Ago. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports on China electric vehicle sales surging and Tesla planning to build a plant in the country. Watch CNBC Live TV …… More

Tesla can help China’s electric car market grow bigger and…

CNBC If Tesla moves its production facilities to China, it could help the entire electric vehicle (EV) market there grow bigger, according to the founder of a Chinese EV start-up. “I think Tesla, a very good brand in the electric vehicle market, coming into China actually …… More

CNBC If Tesla moves its production facilities to China, it could help the entire electric vehicle (EV) market there grow bigger, according to the founder of a Chinese EV start-up. “I think Tesla, a very good brand in the electric vehicle market, coming into China actually …… More

BMW iX3 unveils in China

As expected sinec they have been teasing the vehicle, BMW opened the Auto China 2018 show in Beijing with the unveiling of its next all-electric vehicle: the BMW iX3.

The German automaker claims a range of 250 miles of range for the all-electric SUV, which is expected to go to market in 2020 and interestingly, BMW confirmed that it will be first produced in Shenyang, China by its BMWBrillia More

As expected sinec they have been teasing the vehicle, BMW opened the Auto China 2018 show in Beijing with the unveiling of its next all-electric vehicle: the BMW iX3.

The German automaker claims a range of 250 miles of range for the all-electric SUV, which is expected to go to market in 2020 and interestingly, BMW confirmed that it will be first produced in Shenyang, China by its BMWBrillia More

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ABB 350 kw charger can add 200 km of range in 8 minutes.

ABB, a major Swedish-Swiss multinational technology company, is involved in several major electric vehicle charging networks. The company is now unveiling its own full 350 kW electric vehicle charging technology, which it claims can add 200 km of range in 8 minutes.

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ABB, a major Swedish-Swiss multinational technology company, is involved in several major electric vehicle charging networks. The company is now unveiling its own full 350 kW electric vehicle charging technology, which it claims can add 200 km of range in 8 minutes.

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[model 3] How Many Tesla Model 3 Cars Have Been Made?

Tesla has accomplished something no other automaker can claim: It’s made a relatively affordable electric car, the Model 3, that hundreds of thousands of people are lining up to buy. The only problem is that Elon Musk and company can’t produce enough of them.

Sluggish output since the Model 3 launch in July 2017 has frustrated fans and confounded Wall Street. That’s why Bloomberg More

Tesla has accomplished something no other automaker can claim: It’s made a relatively affordable electric car, the Model 3, that hundreds of thousands of people are lining up to buy. The only problem is that Elon Musk and company can’t produce enough of them.

Sluggish output since the Model 3 launch in July 2017 has frustrated fans and confounded Wall Street. That’s why Bloomberg More

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PG&E Customers Eligible to Save $3000 on a New Nissan LEAF…

EnerCom Inc. (press release) (blog) Federal Tax Credit: Customers could be eligible for up to $7,500 in federal tax credits. PG&E recommends customers review details closely and consult a tax accountant or Certified Public Accountant for specific information. California State Rebate: Customers …… More

EnerCom Inc. (press release) (blog) Federal Tax Credit: Customers could be eligible for up to $7,500 in federal tax credits. PG&E recommends customers review details closely and consult a tax accountant or Certified Public Accountant for specific information. California State Rebate: Customers …… More

Target expands EV charging locations – Autoblog

Last week, Volkswagen announced its Electrify America would build EV charging stations at over 100 Walmart locations around the country, adding to our needed recharging infrastructure. Today, Target followed suit, saying it will do its own buildout, raising the number of chargers at its properties from 18 to more than 600 parking spaces over the next two years. They’ll be located at more tha More

Last week, Volkswagen announced its Electrify America would build EV charging stations at over 100 Walmart locations around the country, adding to our needed recharging infrastructure. Today, Target followed suit, saying it will do its own buildout, raising the number of chargers at its properties from 18 to more than 600 parking spaces over the next two years. They’ll be located at more tha More

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Ford debuts GoBikes

Bike-sharing company Motivate is expanding its San Francisco offering to include electric versions of Ford’s GoBikes. They’ll be available at no extra cost in the same way as Ford’s regular GoBikes, which can be unlocked with the accompanying app or via the Clipper card. The roll out will initially include 250 bikes, which are designed to give riders an added boost while pedallin More

Bike-sharing company Motivate is expanding its San Francisco offering to include electric versions of Ford’s GoBikes. They’ll be available at no extra cost in the same way as Ford’s regular GoBikes, which can be unlocked with the accompanying app or via the Clipper card. The roll out will initially include 250 bikes, which are designed to give riders an added boost while pedallin More

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The latest Hyperloop feasibility study aims to connect…

MArs Technica Enter Hyperloop, of course. The brainchild of Elon Musk, a Hyperloop is a system of transportation envisioned to carry cargo or passengers at speeds above 700 mph through low-pressure tubes. The train pods would hover above the track, using either …… More

MArs Technica Enter Hyperloop, of course. The brainchild of Elon Musk, a Hyperloop is a system of transportation envisioned to carry cargo or passengers at speeds above 700 mph through low-pressure tubes. The train pods would hover above the track, using either …… More

Target, Walmart rolling out more electric vehicle charging…

Minneapolis Star Tribune Earth Day was Sunday, which means that retailers have once again made a round of announcements touting new sustainability initiatives in the last few days. This year, the big theme has been the rollout of more electric vehicle charging stations.… More

Minneapolis Star Tribune Earth Day was Sunday, which means that retailers have once again made a round of announcements touting new sustainability initiatives in the last few days. This year, the big theme has been the rollout of more electric vehicle charging stations.… More

Tesla registers 5000 new Model 3 VINs after production…

Electrek Tesla managed to maintain a Model 3 production rate of about 2,000 units for 3 weeks before shutting down production last week to make some upgrades that they hope will result in increasing the rate. Now, the automaker is registering 5,000 new Model 3 …… More

Electrek Tesla managed to maintain a Model 3 production rate of about 2,000 units for 3 weeks before shutting down production last week to make some upgrades that they hope will result in increasing the rate. Now, the automaker is registering 5,000 new Model 3 …… More

Tesla is reportedly in talks to join Ionity charging…

Electrek According to reports coming out of Germany, Tesla has been added to a long list of automakers in talks to join Ionity, the new ‘ultra-fast’ joint electric car charging network by BMW, Mercedes, Ford and Volkswagen.… More

Electrek According to reports coming out of Germany, Tesla has been added to a long list of automakers in talks to join Ionity, the new ‘ultra-fast’ joint electric car charging network by BMW, Mercedes, Ford and Volkswagen.… More

Model S is the most popular luxury model

In July of 2017, I put together a comparison of Tesla Model S sales and other large luxury car sales in the USA. An update has long been due.

The story was very much the same in the first part of 2018 as it was in the first part of 2017. The Tesla Model S sat comfortably at #1 in this category.

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In July of 2017, I put together a comparison of Tesla Model S sales and other large luxury car sales in the USA. An update has long been due.

The story was very much the same in the first part of 2018 as it was in the first part of 2017. The Tesla Model S sat comfortably at #1 in this category.

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China Electric Car Sales (March 2018) CleanTechnica -…

CleanTechnica After the usual off-season (January and February), March came and electric car sales surged to 59,000 units in China, up 85% year over year (YoY). Quarter 1 2018 sales doubled compared to the same period last year, to over 122,000 units. Consequently …… More

CleanTechnica After the usual off-season (January and February), March came and electric car sales surged to 59,000 units in China, up 85% year over year (YoY). Quarter 1 2018 sales doubled compared to the same period last year, to over 122,000 units. Consequently …… More