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Elon Musk tells Tesla employees that ‘radical improvements’ are needed to hit quarterly targets

Elon Musk e-mailed all Tesla employees on Friday night congratulating them on progress manufacturing Model 3s, but called for “radical improvements” in the next two weeks. Tesla is trying to hit a weekly Model 3 production rate of 5,000 cars by the end of this month. An e-mail sent to all Tesla TSLA staff from Elon Musk on Friday night congratulated employees for the progress they̵ More

Elon Musk e-mailed all Tesla employees on Friday night congratulating them on progress manufacturing Model 3s, but called for “radical improvements” in the next two weeks. Tesla is trying to hit a weekly Model 3 production rate of 5,000 cars by the end of this month. An e-mail sent to all Tesla TSLA staff from Elon Musk on Friday night congratulated employees for the progress they̵ More

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ymco’s new electric scooters could be the sign of a coming boom

One of the most exciting product announcements to happen at the Consumer Electronics show over the past few years was the Gogoro electric scooter . It’s not just that it was slick-looking, or fast, or that the company was promising a clever battery swap station model to help ease the problem of charging. On a broader level, much like Tesla’s electric cars, the Gogoro scooter felt like More

One of the most exciting product announcements to happen at the Consumer Electronics show over the past few years was the Gogoro electric scooter . It’s not just that it was slick-looking, or fast, or that the company was promising a clever battery swap station model to help ease the problem of charging. On a broader level, much like Tesla’s electric cars, the Gogoro scooter felt like More

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Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019 Green Car…

Green Car Reports Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. The move comes just over a decade before India intends to ban the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles. Just what form an Indian-market electric Kia …… More

Green Car Reports Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. The move comes just over a decade before India intends to ban the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles. Just what form an Indian-market electric Kia …… More

Everything You Need to Know About Elon Musk’s (Not So) Boring Company

For the past 18 months we’ve watched in wonder as “The Boring Company” evolved from tweet into reality. With each passing day, it’s sounding more and more like Elon Musk seriously intends to build a company to bore tunnels underground to carry commuter traffic.

It all began in December 2016, when Musk posted a (not unprecedented) rant on Twitterabout the difficulty o More

For the past 18 months we’ve watched in wonder as “The Boring Company” evolved from tweet into reality. With each passing day, it’s sounding more and more like Elon Musk seriously intends to build a company to bore tunnels underground to carry commuter traffic.

It all began in December 2016, when Musk posted a (not unprecedented) rant on Twitterabout the difficulty o More

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How China will bring self-driving cars to its roads

SHANGHAI—The world’s most populous country wouldn’t mind having fewer people behind the wheel on its roads. And domestic tech firms and car makers look increasingly ready to make that happen.

The image of self-driving cars may have taken some dents in the U.S. after one of Uber’s test vehicles killed a pedestrian in Arizona, not to mention the few incidents when Tesla’s (TSLA)Auto More

SHANGHAI—The world’s most populous country wouldn’t mind having fewer people behind the wheel on its roads. And domestic tech firms and car makers look increasingly ready to make that happen.

The image of self-driving cars may have taken some dents in the U.S. after one of Uber’s test vehicles killed a pedestrian in Arizona, not to mention the few incidents when Tesla’s (TSLA)Auto More

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Elon Musk tells Tesla employees that ‘radical improvements’ are needed to hit quarterly targets

Elon Musk e-mailed all Tesla employees on Friday night congratulating them on progress manufacturing Model 3s, but called for “radical improvements” in the next two weeks. Tesla is trying to hit a weekly Model 3 production rate of 5,000 cars by the end of this month. An e-mail sent to all Tesla TSLA staff from Elon Musk on Friday night congratulated employees for the progress they̵ More

Elon Musk e-mailed all Tesla employees on Friday night congratulating them on progress manufacturing Model 3s, but called for “radical improvements” in the next two weeks. Tesla is trying to hit a weekly Model 3 production rate of 5,000 cars by the end of this month. An e-mail sent to all Tesla TSLA staff from Elon Musk on Friday night congratulated employees for the progress they̵ More

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Elon Musk at factory 24/7

Tesla is currently pushing for Model 3 production to reach 5,000 units by the end of the quarter.

CEO Elon Musk gave a status update to employees. He said that all parts of the production process are now operating at over 3,500 units per week and he will stay “almost 24/7” at the Fremont factory to help fix the last few bottlenecks to bring the production to ~700 units per day.

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Tesla is currently pushing for Model 3 production to reach 5,000 units by the end of the quarter.

CEO Elon Musk gave a status update to employees. He said that all parts of the production process are now operating at over 3,500 units per week and he will stay “almost 24/7” at the Fremont factory to help fix the last few bottlenecks to bring the production to ~700 units per day.

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Chademo faster electric vehicle charging 400 kw protocol

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How Musk’s Hyperloop Became Just a Loop in Chicago Bloomber…

The numbers are pretty unbelievable — at a top speed of 760 miles per hour (more than 1,200 kilometers per hour), the so-called hyperloop proposed by entrepreneur Elon Musk could whisk travelers from New York to Washington in 29 minutes, one-fifth the time needed by Acela, Amtrak’s fastest train. Now, Musk appears to have scaled down those ambitions somewhat, at least for an early version More

The numbers are pretty unbelievable — at a top speed of 760 miles per hour (more than 1,200 kilometers per hour), the so-called hyperloop proposed by entrepreneur Elon Musk could whisk travelers from New York to Washington in 29 minutes, one-fifth the time needed by Acela, Amtrak’s fastest train. Now, Musk appears to have scaled down those ambitions somewhat, at least for an early version More

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Renault invests over $1 billion to accelerate electric…

Electrek With the success of the Zoe, Renault has become a leader in electric vehicles in Europe. Now the French automaker wants to keep the momentum going with an investment of over 1 billion euros to accelerate electric vehicle production in France.… More

Electrek With the success of the Zoe, Renault has become a leader in electric vehicles in Europe. Now the French automaker wants to keep the momentum going with an investment of over 1 billion euros to accelerate electric vehicle production in France.… More

The Boring Company scored a surprise victory in Chicago

The Boring Company scored a surprise victory in Chicago today with the announcement that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had selected Elon Musk‘s tunneling venture to design, build, and operate a rapid transit link between O’Hare International Airport and the city’s central business district. Even more surprising: Emanuel is adamant that the project will require no taxpayer money. The Boring Company has More

The Boring Company scored a surprise victory in Chicago today with the announcement that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had selected Elon Musk‘s tunneling venture to design, build, and operate a rapid transit link between O’Hare International Airport and the city’s central business district. Even more surprising: Emanuel is adamant that the project will require no taxpayer money. The Boring Company has More

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Elon Musk’s Stunning ‘Boring Company’ Announcement! (14th June 2018)

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Tesla Autopilot update aims to keep drivers’ hands on the…

CNNMoney Tesla’s Autopilot feature is not fully autonomous. It only handles some functions, such as helping to keep a car in its lane or braking behind other vehicles. Tesla owner’s manuals instruct drivers to keep their “hands on the steering wheel at all times.”.… More

CNNMoney Tesla’s Autopilot feature is not fully autonomous. It only handles some functions, such as helping to keep a car in its lane or braking behind other vehicles. Tesla owner’s manuals instruct drivers to keep their “hands on the steering wheel at all times.”.… More

Tripling the Energy Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries R & D…

R & D Magazine As the demand for smartphones, electric vehicles, and renewable energy continues to rise, scientists are searching for ways to improve lithium-ion batteries–the most common type of battery found in home electronics and a promising solution for grid-scale …… More

R & D Magazine As the demand for smartphones, electric vehicles, and renewable energy continues to rise, scientists are searching for ways to improve lithium-ion batteries–the most common type of battery found in home electronics and a promising solution for grid-scale …… More

The Boring Company wins bid to build high-speed express to Chicago’s O’Hare airport

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. is the winner in a bid to build a multibillion-dollar high-speed express train to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The result gives the young company a big boost in legitimacy as it tries to get transportation projects underway in Los Angeles and Washington.

The company beat out a consortium that included Mott MacDonald, the civil engineering firm More

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. is the winner in a bid to build a multibillion-dollar high-speed express train to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The result gives the young company a big boost in legitimacy as it tries to get transportation projects underway in Los Angeles and Washington.

The company beat out a consortium that included Mott MacDonald, the civil engineering firm More

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EEVConvention Policies – Oslo, 25th September 2018

The European Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Congress is now recognised as premier global platform in the field of eMobility. However, there is a strong need for more focused events. After five successful editions, we have therefore decided to stop the EEVCongress in its current form and to evolve into a new concept: the EEVConventions.
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The European Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Congress is now recognised as premier global platform in the field of eMobility. However, there is a strong need for more focused events. After five successful editions, we have therefore decided to stop the EEVCongress in its current form and to evolve into a new concept: the EEVConventions.
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Tesla Marketing, Insane Tesla Model 3 Battery Production,…

CleanTechnica For the second episode of a daily Cleantech Talk Today show, Nicolas Zart and I talked about Tesla marketing, Tesla Model 3 battery production, Tesla battery recycling, and some other highlights from Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting. But that was just to …… More

CleanTechnica For the second episode of a daily Cleantech Talk Today show, Nicolas Zart and I talked about Tesla marketing, Tesla Model 3 battery production, Tesla battery recycling, and some other highlights from Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting. But that was just to …… More

Tesla’s New Autopilot Update Improves Safety & Hints At A…

CleanTechnica Tesla has released an updated version of its Autopilot solution — version 2018.21.9 — which adds new safety features as well as a handful of additional items that make the Autopilot solution more user friendly. For example, it slows you down when taking an …… More

CleanTechnica Tesla has released an updated version of its Autopilot solution — version 2018.21.9 — which adds new safety features as well as a handful of additional items that make the Autopilot solution more user friendly. For example, it slows you down when taking an …… More

Electrify America to spend $44 million on Sacramento-area…

Sacramento Bee The city of Sacramento on Wednesday announced a $44 million investment by Electrify America to bring hundreds of electric vehicles to the city over the next year, an initiative officials hope will encourage sustainability, simplify transportation and ease traffic …… More

Sacramento Bee The city of Sacramento on Wednesday announced a $44 million investment by Electrify America to bring hundreds of electric vehicles to the city over the next year, an initiative officials hope will encourage sustainability, simplify transportation and ease traffic …… More

GM dumped $500M into Lyft and is not quite working out

Both General Motors and Lyft have ambitious goals to commercialize autonomous taxis in some way, but after teaming up more than two years ago, with the former investing $500 million in the latter, it seems they’ll no longer be pursuing that endeavor together.
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Both General Motors and Lyft have ambitious goals to commercialize autonomous taxis in some way, but after teaming up more than two years ago, with the former investing $500 million in the latter, it seems they’ll no longer be pursuing that endeavor together.
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Elon Musk buys $25m in Tesla stock after job cuts news

Elon Musk has bought $25m (£19m) worth of stock in Tesla, as the electric car company announced it was slashing 9pc of jobs due to “duplication of roles”.

The move, seen by many as a strategic manoeuvre by Mr Musk to show his optimism over Tesla’s future, prompted shares to push higher in after-hours trading.

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Elon Musk has bought $25m (£19m) worth of stock in Tesla, as the electric car company announced it was slashing 9pc of jobs due to “duplication of roles”.

The move, seen by many as a strategic manoeuvre by Mr Musk to show his optimism over Tesla’s future, prompted shares to push higher in after-hours trading.

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China’s ambition to power the world’s electric cars took a…

MIT Technology Review The rapid rise of CATL is arguably the clearest, though certainly not the only, payoff from China’s calculated efforts to bolster its domestic battery and electric-vehicle industries—two of the most promising sectors in clean energy. These efforts have largely …… More

MIT Technology Review The rapid rise of CATL is arguably the clearest, though certainly not the only, payoff from China’s calculated efforts to bolster its domestic battery and electric-vehicle industries—two of the most promising sectors in clean energy. These efforts have largely …… More

China start-up readies capacity for 150000 electric cars…

Reuters FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Future Mobility Corporation (FMC), the Chinese parent company behind electric car start-up Byton, has placed an order for a paint shop capable of handling 150,000 cars per year, German supplier Duerr said on Wednesday.… More

Reuters FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Future Mobility Corporation (FMC), the Chinese parent company behind electric car start-up Byton, has placed an order for a paint shop capable of handling 150,000 cars per year, German supplier Duerr said on Wednesday.… More

Byton unveils second prototype self-driving electric…

New Atlas Byton, a self-described “intelligent electric vehicle maker” based in California, has unveiled the K-Byte. This self-driving sedan will be shown at the upcoming CES Asia as a premium sedan concept built on the Byton EV platform. Its main feature is integrated, …… More

New Atlas Byton, a self-described “intelligent electric vehicle maker” based in California, has unveiled the K-Byte. This self-driving sedan will be shown at the upcoming CES Asia as a premium sedan concept built on the Byton EV platform. Its main feature is integrated, …… More

]general news] The US has added more solar power than any other type of…

Business Insider The US added more solar power than any other type of electricity in the first quarter of 2018. Solar accounts for 55% of all US electricity added so far in 2018. The number is evidence of a broader global shift: Investment in renewable energy for electricity is …… More

Business Insider The US added more solar power than any other type of electricity in the first quarter of 2018. Solar accounts for 55% of all US electricity added so far in 2018. The number is evidence of a broader global shift: Investment in renewable energy for electricity is …… More

India To Produce Indigenous Lithium-Ion Batteries NDTVAuto.…

NDTVAuto.com The government-run Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI) and RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd have signed an agreement on first transfer of technology for lithium-ion batteries. According to the Science and Technology Ministry, this memorandum …… More

NDTVAuto.com The government-run Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI) and RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd have signed an agreement on first transfer of technology for lithium-ion batteries. According to the Science and Technology Ministry, this memorandum …… More

Tesla’s AI director gives insights into Autopilot’s…

Electrek Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s director of AI and computer vision, is currently hard at work trying to improve Autopilot by training Tesla’s neural net with incredible amounts of data from Tesla’s fleet. He took a break from it to give some interesting insights into the …… More

Electrek Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s director of AI and computer vision, is currently hard at work trying to improve Autopilot by training Tesla’s neural net with incredible amounts of data from Tesla’s fleet. He took a break from it to give some interesting insights into the …… More

Model S #1 in Netherland

April had 1,311 plug-in car registrations in the Netherlands, up 123% compared to the same period last year, pulling the year-to-date count to 6,765 units (+128%), and pulling the 2018 share slightly up, to 3.3%. Fully electric cars (BEVs) represented 88% of all PEV sales.

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April had 1,311 plug-in car registrations in the Netherlands, up 123% compared to the same period last year, pulling the year-to-date count to 6,765 units (+128%), and pulling the 2018 share slightly up, to 3.3%. Fully electric cars (BEVs) represented 88% of all PEV sales.

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[model 3] Tesla will start offering Model 3 leases in ‘6 to 9…

Electrek It results in Tesla only producing the Long Range battery pack and it is soon starting production on the All-Wheel-Drive Dual Motor and Performance versions, which are even more expensive. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that leasing also plays into that …… More

Electrek It results in Tesla only producing the Long Range battery pack and it is soon starting production on the All-Wheel-Drive Dual Motor and Performance versions, which are even more expensive. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that leasing also plays into that …… More

Ultra-capacitor hybrid radically boosts power and efficienc…

New Atlas Combining the unique strengths of lithium batteries with crazy-fast charging, carbon ultra-capacitors could save a ton of weight and add significant range and power to electric vehicles, according to Nawa Technologies. Based outside Marseilles, this …… More

New Atlas Combining the unique strengths of lithium batteries with crazy-fast charging, carbon ultra-capacitors could save a ton of weight and add significant range and power to electric vehicles, according to Nawa Technologies. Based outside Marseilles, this …… More