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UPDATE: GBatteries Claims Amazingly Fast Charging Times For Electric Cars

GBatteries says its tech can charge a 60-kWh battery pack with ~120 miles of range in about five minutes. It also claims that the system will work with current lithium-ion battery packs. You’ll have to utilize this new fast-charging system and a special adaptor to make it all work. Still, the company was able to prove such claims in live demonstrations at 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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GBatteries says its tech can charge a 60-kWh battery pack with ~120 miles of range in about five minutes. It also claims that the system will work with current lithium-ion battery packs. You’ll have to utilize this new fast-charging system and a special adaptor to make it all work. Still, the company was able to prove such claims in live demonstrations at 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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World’s first commerchypwrloopial hyperloop to launch in Abu Dhabi next year

The world’s first commercial hyperloop system will be launched in Abu Dhabi next year – as a once “far-fetched dream” gets set to become a reality.
That is the promise from the man tasked with driving forward the pioneering transport scheme, which is set to slash travel times between the capital and Dubai from more than an hour to just a handful of minutes.

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The world’s first commercial hyperloop system will be launched in Abu Dhabi next year – as a once “far-fetched dream” gets set to become a reality.
That is the promise from the man tasked with driving forward the pioneering transport scheme, which is set to slash travel times between the capital and Dubai from more than an hour to just a handful of minutes.

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Tesla Gigafactory 3 site comes alive with construction work – video

Tesla is moving fast when it comes to Gigafactory 3 and it is counting on China’s reputation to build fast in order to start production by the end of the year.

A new video of the factory site now shows that is alive with construction work.

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Tesla is moving fast when it comes to Gigafactory 3 and it is counting on China’s reputation to build fast in order to start production by the end of the year.

A new video of the factory site now shows that is alive with construction work.

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Fly Free’s latest 50 mph electric motorcycle promises 100 mile range, ~$4,500 pre-sale price

Fly Free is one of a handful of new electric motorcycle startups offering light electric motorcycles designed for urban riding.

Fresh off the announcement of their first two electric motorcycle designs, the company has just unveiled specs for their third and latest bike, the Smart Old.

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Fly Free is one of a handful of new electric motorcycle startups offering light electric motorcycles designed for urban riding.

Fresh off the announcement of their first two electric motorcycle designs, the company has just unveiled specs for their third and latest bike, the Smart Old.

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Tesla Semi trucks, Powerpacks, and solar to be used in new near zero-emission Frito-Lay facility

Tesla is partnering with PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay to design a new “near zero-emission” distribution facility that will involve a whole fleet of Tesla Semi electric trucks, along with a few other electric vehicles, a charging system, some Tesla energy storage systems and a solar array.

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Tesla is partnering with PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay to design a new “near zero-emission” distribution facility that will involve a whole fleet of Tesla Semi electric trucks, along with a few other electric vehicles, a charging system, some Tesla energy storage systems and a solar array.

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Tesla Slumps After Cutting 3,000 Jobs as Musk Sees ‘Difficult’ Road Ahead – Bloomberg

Tesla Slumps After Cutting 3,000 Jobs as Musk Sees ‘Difficult’ Road Ahead
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Elon Musk is cutting Tesla Inc.’s workforce by 7 percent — or more than 3,000 jobs — warning that the “road ahead is very difficult” in making electric cars more affordable for the mass market. Read the full story

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Tesla Slumps After Cutting 3,000 Jobs as Musk Sees ‘Difficult’ Road Ahead
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Elon Musk is cutting Tesla Inc.’s workforce by 7 percent — or more than 3,000 jobs — warning that the “road ahead is very difficult” in making electric cars more affordable for the mass market. Read the full story

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Tesla will need to make cheaper Model 3s by the second half of 2019 – CNBC

Tesla will need to make cheaper Model 3s by the second half of 2019
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Tesla’s layoffs show the company needs to cut costs and move toward making some cheaper options. European deliveries can offset demand in the next few months, says one analyst. Read the full story

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Tesla will need to make cheaper Model 3s by the second half of 2019
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Tesla’s layoffs show the company needs to cut costs and move toward making some cheaper options. European deliveries can offset demand in the next few months, says one analyst. Read the full story

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Almost half of the Model 3s registered in the US during the first 10 months of 2018 came from California, but experts say it won’t hurt Tesla’s future – Business Insider

Almost half of the Model 3s registered in the US during the first 10 months of 2018 came from California, but experts say it won’t hurt Tesla’s future
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Nearly half of the US’ Tesla Model 3 registrations during the first 10 months of 2018 came from California, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing data from IHS Markit. The high percentage of Model 3 More

Almost half of the Model 3s registered in the US during the first 10 months of 2018 came from California, but experts say it won’t hurt Tesla’s future
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Nearly half of the US’ Tesla Model 3 registrations during the first 10 months of 2018 came from California, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing data from IHS Markit. The high percentage of Model 3 More

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Tesla Semi gets closer to production amid test drive event for reservation holder

If Elon Musk’s initial timeframe for the Tesla Semi is accurate, initial production for the all-electric long-hauler should begin sometime this year. While Tesla has been tight-lipped about where the vehicle would be manufactured, the company appears to be showing confidence that the Semi is getting closer to production. Take, for one, the test drive events that Tesla has been holding with some More

If Elon Musk’s initial timeframe for the Tesla Semi is accurate, initial production for the all-electric long-hauler should begin sometime this year. While Tesla has been tight-lipped about where the vehicle would be manufactured, the company appears to be showing confidence that the Semi is getting closer to production. Take, for one, the test drive events that Tesla has been holding with some More

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Elon Musk Just Offered to Drill a Hole Through An Australian Mountain

Elon Musk just made an Australian lawmaker an offer an unusual offer.

In a Twitter exchange today, the Boring Company CEO offered New South Wales parliament member Jeremy Buckingham a tunnel underneath the Blue Mountains to link Sydney to the West.

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Elon Musk just made an Australian lawmaker an offer an unusual offer.

In a Twitter exchange today, the Boring Company CEO offered New South Wales parliament member Jeremy Buckingham a tunnel underneath the Blue Mountains to link Sydney to the West.

The dig would come at a competitive price of “about $15 million per kilometer, so probably around $750 million,” according to Musk’ More

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Nissan challenges Tesla in massive shift to electric with ‘complete reinterpretation’ of the car

The Nissan IMs and Infiniti QX Inspiration, unveiled in Detroit this week, don’t just hint at the broad plans the two marques have to electrify their lineups. The models imagine what Nissan’s North American CEO described as a “complete reinterpretation” of how tomorrow’s zero-emissions vehicles will be designed and engineered. Among other things, that will allow them More

The Nissan IMs and Infiniti QX Inspiration, unveiled in Detroit this week, don’t just hint at the broad plans the two marques have to electrify their lineups. The models imagine what Nissan’s North American CEO described as a “complete reinterpretation” of how tomorrow’s zero-emissions vehicles will be designed and engineered. Among other things, that will allow them More

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Geely announces first electric car aimed at global markets

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Tesla Model 3 production in China is opening doors to a lucrative car-sharing market

Tesla’s plans for China are ambitious, even by the company’s standards. By the end of summer, Tesla expects the initial construction of Gigafactory 3 to be complete, and by year’s end, the company plans to start Model 3 production in the facility. As the dust settles after the groundbreaking ceremony for Gigafactory 3, though, a notable opportunity for Tesla has also presented itself.

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Tesla’s plans for China are ambitious, even by the company’s standards. By the end of summer, Tesla expects the initial construction of Gigafactory 3 to be complete, and by year’s end, the company plans to start Model 3 production in the facility. As the dust settles after the groundbreaking ceremony for Gigafactory 3, though, a notable opportunity for Tesla has also presented itself.

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New Evidence of Superconductivity at Near Room Temperature and High Pressure

The key to this discovery was creation of a metallic, hydrogen-rich compound at very high pressures: roughly 2 million atmospheres. The researchers used diamond anvil cells, devices used to create high pressures, to squeeze together miniscule samples of lanthanum and hydrogen. They then heated the samples and observed major changes in structure. This resulted in a new structure, LaH10, which the r More

The key to this discovery was creation of a metallic, hydrogen-rich compound at very high pressures: roughly 2 million atmospheres. The researchers used diamond anvil cells, devices used to create high pressures, to squeeze together miniscule samples of lanthanum and hydrogen. They then heated the samples and observed major changes in structure. This resulted in a new structure, LaH10, which the r More

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Wind to Surpass Hydro as No. 1 US Renewable Power Source in 2019

Wind power is on track to surpass hydropower as the U.S. grid’s largest source of renewable electricity in 2019, according to Energy Information Administration data.

Hydro had a century-long head start, and plants like the 2,000-megawatt Hoover Dam and 6,800-megawatt Grand Coulee Dam still outsize any other generating stations. However, the country has added virtually no new hydro capacit More

Wind power is on track to surpass hydropower as the U.S. grid’s largest source of renewable electricity in 2019, according to Energy Information Administration data.

Hydro had a century-long head start, and plants like the 2,000-megawatt Hoover Dam and 6,800-megawatt Grand Coulee Dam still outsize any other generating stations. However, the country has added virtually no new hydro capacit More

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China Plans 6GW of Subsidy-Free Wind in Inner Mongolia

China is planning a 6-gigawatt subsidy-free wind complex to help power the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, according to China’s State Power Investment Corporation.

The Ulanqab Municipal Development and Reform Commission approved the first phase of the ¥42.5 billion ($6.3 billion) project, which was given planning approval in March last year, at a meeting held late December.

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China is planning a 6-gigawatt subsidy-free wind complex to help power the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, according to China’s State Power Investment Corporation.

The Ulanqab Municipal Development and Reform Commission approved the first phase of the ¥42.5 billion ($6.3 billion) project, which was given planning approval in March last year, at a meeting held late December.

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Nissan electric crossover due in 2020 closely follows IMx concept

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Tesla unveils first home charging station that can be plugged into a wall outlet

Tesla today is launching a new home charging station designed for the modern home. The new Wall Connector is the auto maker’s first home charging solution that can be plugged into a wall outlet rather than being hardwired into the home’s electrical system. This charger can plug directly into a NEMA 14-50 plug — the most common high-voltage plug in the US.

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Tesla today is launching a new home charging station designed for the modern home. The new Wall Connector is the auto maker’s first home charging solution that can be plugged into a wall outlet rather than being hardwired into the home’s electrical system. This charger can plug directly into a NEMA 14-50 plug — the most common high-voltage plug in the US.

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Tesla Model 3, Nissan LEAF e+, Kona EV, or e-Niro: Video Buying Guide

Who better than one of the utmost, long-time authorities on electric vehicles — Bjørn Nyland — to share the pros and cons of the Tesla Model 3, Nissan LEAF e+, Hyundai Kona Electric, and Kia e-Niro? Apparently, people have been asking Nyland which of these cars they should consider buying, and why? As usual, this guy is about as entertaining as he is informative, so we just had to share his t More

Who better than one of the utmost, long-time authorities on electric vehicles — Bjørn Nyland — to share the pros and cons of the Tesla Model 3, Nissan LEAF e+, Hyundai Kona Electric, and Kia e-Niro? Apparently, people have been asking Nyland which of these cars they should consider buying, and why? As usual, this guy is about as entertaining as he is informative, so we just had to share his t More

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Faraday Future investor plows $2 billion into NEVS – SAAB’s all-electric successor

Back in 2012, Chinese investor Kai Johan Jiang bought the assets of Swedish automaker SAAB and decided to turn the company into an all-electric automaker.

On top of their Swedish assets, NEVS has built a new car manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China, and now has started to build another one, in Shanghai, China.

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Back in 2012, Chinese investor Kai Johan Jiang bought the assets of Swedish automaker SAAB and decided to turn the company into an all-electric automaker.

On top of their Swedish assets, NEVS has built a new car manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China, and now has started to build another one, in Shanghai, China.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk hailed as ‘Disruptor of the Year’ in Detroit, but Model 3 misses awards

Tesla might not be a participant in the North American International Auto Show on Monday, but Elon Musk’s presence could still be felt in the event. During the CNET Roadshow Shift Awards, Musk was named as “Disruptor of the Year,” beating out the CEOs of other companies such as McLaren Automotive and Bird, an electric scooter-share startup.

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Tesla might not be a participant in the North American International Auto Show on Monday, but Elon Musk’s presence could still be felt in the event. During the CNET Roadshow Shift Awards, Musk was named as “Disruptor of the Year,” beating out the CEOs of other companies such as McLaren Automotive and Bird, an electric scooter-share startup.

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Ford and VW are considering partnering on electric vehicles

The official deal is focused on “develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups for global markets beginning as early as 2022”, but they are considering expanding it to EVs and other new technologies.

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The official deal is focused on “develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups for global markets beginning as early as 2022”, but they are considering expanding it to EVs and other new technologies.

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Nissan Debuts IMs Concept EV Sedan With 380-Mile Range To Ruffle Tesla’s Feathers | HotHardware

When it comes to modern electric vehicles, Tesla has become synonymous with advancing the genre. The company really caught a lot of attention with its Model S and has lit up the sales charts with its more mainstream Model 3. Now, Nissan is looking past its own econobox Leaf EV so push forward with the IMs concept.
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When it comes to modern electric vehicles, Tesla has become synonymous with advancing the genre. The company really caught a lot of attention with its Model S and has lit up the sales charts with its more mainstream Model 3. Now, Nissan is looking past its own econobox Leaf EV so push forward with the IMs concept.
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Tesla is ahead of automakers in 3 key categories, tech money manager says – CNBC

Tesla is ahead of automakers in 3 key categories, tech money manager says
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“We believe that [the] transportation industry is going to shift wholesale to electric, and Tesla is ahead of the pack,” ARK Invest’s Cathie Wood says. Read the full story

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Tesla is ahead of automakers in 3 key categories, tech money manager says
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“We believe that [the] transportation industry is going to shift wholesale to electric, and Tesla is ahead of the pack,” ARK Invest’s Cathie Wood says. Read the full story

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Tesla Powerwall 2 gets included in Australia’s battery subsidy plan for 40k homes

In a rather ironic twist, Tesla and its Powerwall 2 battery have been added to the list of choices for South Australia’s Home Battery Scheme, which aims to provide subsidies to 40,000 homes. The inclusion of the Powerwall 2 battery to the subsidy scheme comes amidst the ongoing progress of Tesla’s ambitious Virtual Power Plant in the region.
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In a rather ironic twist, Tesla and its Powerwall 2 battery have been added to the list of choices for South Australia’s Home Battery Scheme, which aims to provide subsidies to 40,000 homes. The inclusion of the Powerwall 2 battery to the subsidy scheme comes amidst the ongoing progress of Tesla’s ambitious Virtual Power Plant in the region.
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GM confirms it’s moving away from hybrids to focus on all-electric

“Answering an analyst’s question about the future of hybrids in the company’s lineup, Reuss called them a countermeasure to the internal combustion engine and said that resources would be redirected toward fully-electric cars, instead. The move represents a sharp departure by the company that championed plug-in hybrids with the soon to be discontinued Chevrolet Volt.”
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“Answering an analyst’s question about the future of hybrids in the company’s lineup, Reuss called them a countermeasure to the internal combustion engine and said that resources would be redirected toward fully-electric cars, instead. The move represents a sharp departure by the company that championed plug-in hybrids with the soon to be discontinued Chevrolet Volt.”
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Geely unveils first image of all-electric sedan for global market

Between all its brands, Geely sold over 2.15 million vehicles in 2018 – making it one of the most important Chinese automakers.

Geely Auto in China has been responsible for most of those sales with around 1.4 million deliveries, but the company has been expanding in many ways.

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Between all its brands, Geely sold over 2.15 million vehicles in 2018 – making it one of the most important Chinese automakers.

Geely Auto in China has been responsible for most of those sales with around 1.4 million deliveries, but the company has been expanding in many ways.

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Cadillac reveals images of the brand’s first EV, built on GM’s “BEV3” platform to challenge Tesla

As we reported last week, GM recently announced plans to position Cadillac as its lead electric vehicle brand. Today, GM shared the first images of Cadillac’s planned first all-electric vehicle.

So far, we have no details other than two images, showing it to be a crossover-style vehicle. We are still waiting on a name, timeline, and other specs – which Cadillac says will be revealed More

As we reported last week, GM recently announced plans to position Cadillac as its lead electric vehicle brand. Today, GM shared the first images of Cadillac’s planned first all-electric vehicle.

So far, we have no details other than two images, showing it to be a crossover-style vehicle. We are still waiting on a name, timeline, and other specs – which Cadillac says will be revealed More

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Tesla implements innovative way to avoid gas cars ‘Icing’ Superchargers

That’s an interesting system. Though it appears to only work through the WeChat app. It would be nice for Tesla to make it work from the Tesla app or even directly within the vehicle.

I wouldn’t mind seeing this system being implemented globally where it’s feasible.

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That’s an interesting system. Though it appears to only work through the WeChat app. It would be nice for Tesla to make it work from the Tesla app or even directly within the vehicle.

I wouldn’t mind seeing this system being implemented globally where it’s feasible.

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Tesla registers monster batch of 28k Model 3 VINs in 3 days, 20k for int’l markets

The recent batch of Model 3 VIN registrationscome amidst Tesla’s ongoing push to deliver the electric car to international markets such as China and Europe, both of which represent a potentially lucrative market for the vehicle. Tesla, for one, has noted that the “mid-sized premium sedan market in Europe is more than twice as big as the same segment in the US” on its Q3 2018 Update Letter. C More

The recent batch of Model 3 VIN registrationscome amidst Tesla’s ongoing push to deliver the electric car to international markets such as China and Europe, both of which represent a potentially lucrative market for the vehicle. Tesla, for one, has noted that the “mid-sized premium sedan market in Europe is more than twice as big as the same segment in the US” on its Q3 2018 Update Letter. C More

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