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Net-zero energy homes have arrived — and are shaking up the US housing market

The homebuilder’s early investment in zero-energy construction was prescient. If you buy a new house in California within the next few years, there’s a good chance it will be built along similar lines. In December, California instituted a new requirement that calls for most new homes and multi-family residential buildings up to three stories high to include solar rooftop panels beginni More

The homebuilder’s early investment in zero-energy construction was prescient. If you buy a new house in California within the next few years, there’s a good chance it will be built along similar lines. In December, California instituted a new requirement that calls for most new homes and multi-family residential buildings up to three stories high to include solar rooftop panels beginni More

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Tesla Model 3 Potential Buyers Might Be Interested In Kia Niro EV

Whatever you may think about Kia, the South Korean carmaker has made strides in both improving quality and the appeal of vehicles. The carmaker is also embracing the electric revolution with open arms, signified by several rather appealing models entering their range in the recent months.

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Whatever you may think about Kia, the South Korean carmaker has made strides in both improving quality and the appeal of vehicles. The carmaker is also embracing the electric revolution with open arms, signified by several rather appealing models entering their range in the recent months.

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USPS Tests Ford E-450 Based Electric Step Vans From Motiv

The United States Postal Service (USPS) starts a new pilot EV project in which it will test seven all-electric step vans, supplied by Motiv Power Systems. The first one was already delivered and now serves routes in Fresno
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The United States Postal Service (USPS) starts a new pilot EV project in which it will test seven all-electric step vans, supplied by Motiv Power Systems. The first one was already delivered and now serves routes in Fresno
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China self-driving players narrow the gap in US road tests

Although China has strong hopes for autonomous driving and has beaten Apple in some areas, its leading company still lags Google’s self-driving unit Waymo in US engagement tests.

According to data disclosed in an annual report by the California Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday, drivers disengaged the autonomous driving mode on Apple’s test cars once almost every mile on average More

Although China has strong hopes for autonomous driving and has beaten Apple in some areas, its leading company still lags Google’s self-driving unit Waymo in US engagement tests.

According to data disclosed in an annual report by the California Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday, drivers disengaged the autonomous driving mode on Apple’s test cars once almost every mile on average More

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The First Hyundai Kona Electric Delivered In U.S.

More details are expected to be released soon, but if Hyundai is following the same path as in other markets, the “Ultimate” will be the first trim level available. That variant starts at $44,650, while the “Limited” begins at $41,150. The most affordable trim, the SEL package, has a base price of $36,450 .

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More details are expected to be released soon, but if Hyundai is following the same path as in other markets, the “Ultimate” will be the first trim level available. That variant starts at $44,650, while the “Limited” begins at $41,150. The most affordable trim, the SEL package, has a base price of $36,450 .

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China Is Building a Solar Power Station in Space

China’s Academy of Space Technology is working on an orbital power plant that would capture solar energy in space and beam it back to Earth. The plant would be able to harness solar power even when it’s cloudy back on Earth, since its photovoltaic array would be floating high above any terrestrial weather.

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China’s Academy of Space Technology is working on an orbital power plant that would capture solar energy in space and beam it back to Earth. The plant would be able to harness solar power even when it’s cloudy back on Earth, since its photovoltaic array would be floating high above any terrestrial weather.

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Business Insider: Tesla challenger Rivian just announced a $700 million investment led by Amazon

On Friday, electric pickup-truck and SUV maker Rivian announced a $700 million investment round led by Amazon.

“This investment is an important milestone for Rivian and the shift to sustainable mobility,” RJ Scaringe, Rivian’s founder and CEO, said in a statement.

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On Friday, electric pickup-truck and SUV maker Rivian announced a $700 million investment round led by Amazon.

“This investment is an important milestone for Rivian and the shift to sustainable mobility,” RJ Scaringe, Rivian’s founder and CEO, said in a statement.

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2019 affordable Hyundai Kona EV

After reading fellow CleanTechnica writer Sebastian Blanco’s review of the Hyundai Kona EV, I knew I was in for a fun drive. I had no idea how much fun it would be, though. I walked away wondering how anyone could justify buying a daily gasoline driver when you can have a 258-mile electric crossover like this.

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After reading fellow CleanTechnica writer Sebastian Blanco’s review of the Hyundai Kona EV, I knew I was in for a fun drive. I had no idea how much fun it would be, though. I walked away wondering how anyone could justify buying a daily gasoline driver when you can have a 258-mile electric crossover like this.

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Tesla’s New Updates Intend To Make Your Model 3 Impossible To Steal | Carscoops

Tesla has introduced a handful of new features for the entry-level Model 3, which are supposed to make the vehicle a little safer when it’s parked.
The new features can be found in the ‘Safety & Security’ menu on the vehicle’s central touchscreen. By accessing it, Model 3 owners can enable ‘Pin To Drive’, which requires a four-digit verification for the car to be started. Th More

Tesla has introduced a handful of new features for the entry-level Model 3, which are supposed to make the vehicle a little safer when it’s parked.
The new features can be found in the ‘Safety & Security’ menu on the vehicle’s central touchscreen. By accessing it, Model 3 owners can enable ‘Pin To Drive’, which requires a four-digit verification for the car to be started. Th More

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2020 Kia Soul Electric Gets 243-Mile EPA Range Rating

We had assumed the smaller 39-kWh pack would find its way into the Soul Electric, but that’s not the case for the U.S. Kia says U.S. buyers demand a lot of range and on that front, the Soul Electric delivers.

InsideEVs took a shot in the dark at the range of the new Soul awhile back. Here’s what we stated:

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We had assumed the smaller 39-kWh pack would find its way into the Soul Electric, but that’s not the case for the U.S. Kia says U.S. buyers demand a lot of range and on that front, the Soul Electric delivers.

InsideEVs took a shot in the dark at the range of the new Soul awhile back. Here’s what we stated:

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Morgan Stanley: An electric pickup from Tesla or Rivian is a ‘serious problem’ for Detroit

The auto industry’s electric vehicle revolution has only just begun, Morgan Stanley told investors in a note on Thursday, and the highly profitable pickup truck market is next.
“An electric pickup truck successfully launched by a new player (i.e. Rivian or Tesla) could be a serious problem for the Detroit based [traditional automakers],” Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas sa More

The auto industry’s electric vehicle revolution has only just begun, Morgan Stanley told investors in a note on Thursday, and the highly profitable pickup truck market is next.
“An electric pickup truck successfully launched by a new player (i.e. Rivian or Tesla) could be a serious problem for the Detroit based [traditional automakers],” Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas sa More

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Tesla Model 3 Europe Deliveries Supported By Huge 300 Charger Hub

Tesla enthusiasts further explored the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, where Tesla shipped the first volume delivery of about 1,400 Model 3in Europe. While there, they spotted a massive charging station for cars that are unloaded.

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Tesla enthusiasts further explored the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, where Tesla shipped the first volume delivery of about 1,400 Model 3in Europe. While there, they spotted a massive charging station for cars that are unloaded.

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Canada’s Answer to Tesla Is a $15,500 Electric Three-Wheeler

It’s all-electric like a Tesla. It’s priced like a Ford Fiesta. It’s one of the oddest-looking vehicles you’ve ever seen — and it may just redefine the commuter car.

As General Motors Co. prepares to shut the plant near Toronto that got car-making started in Canada more than a century ago, a new model is taking shape in a tiny production facility in Vancouver’s outskirts.

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It’s all-electric like a Tesla. It’s priced like a Ford Fiesta. It’s one of the oddest-looking vehicles you’ve ever seen — and it may just redefine the commuter car.

As General Motors Co. prepares to shut the plant near Toronto that got car-making started in Canada more than a century ago, a new model is taking shape in a tiny production facility in Vancouver’s outskirts.

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Ford executive raises doubts about VW deal for electric vehicles

Ford and Volkswagen appear increasingly unlikely to pull together a deal to work together on battery-electric vehicles, a senior executive with the Detroit automaker said this week.

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Ford and Volkswagen appear increasingly unlikely to pull together a deal to work together on battery-electric vehicles, a senior executive with the Detroit automaker said this week.

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2019 Nissan LEAF Awarded As KBB’s Best EV In 5-Year Ownership Costs

According to Kelley Blue Book (KBB), the 2019 Nissan LEAF is a value king.

The Nissan LEAF (2019 model with 40-kWh battery pack) claimed the top spot among electric vehicles in KBB’s 2019 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. The publication announced this year’s award winners just last week at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. It came as no surprise that the Nissan took home the honor, as this marks th More

According to Kelley Blue Book (KBB), the 2019 Nissan LEAF is a value king.

The Nissan LEAF (2019 model with 40-kWh battery pack) claimed the top spot among electric vehicles in KBB’s 2019 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. The publication announced this year’s award winners just last week at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. It came as no surprise that the Nissan took home the honor, as this marks th More

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Tesla to roll out Sentry and Dog Modes for Teslas this week

Originally Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tesla announced that Dog Mode was in the works last October.
A Twitter user asked when the Sentry Mode, designed to use the car’s cameras to record incidents that take place when the car is empty will be rolled out. In his reply, Musk said that both the Sentry Mode and Dog Mode would be arriving this week.
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Originally Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tesla announced that Dog Mode was in the works last October.
A Twitter user asked when the Sentry Mode, designed to use the car’s cameras to record incidents that take place when the car is empty will be rolled out. In his reply, Musk said that both the Sentry Mode and Dog Mode would be arriving this week.
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Chinese Media: Tesla Gigafactory 3 To Be Complete In Summer Of 2019

The first phase of the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai is only an estimated 10% of the total planned capacity of the plant and will be producing the first cars by the end of this year.
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The first phase of the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai is only an estimated 10% of the total planned capacity of the plant and will be producing the first cars by the end of this year.
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A major port operator is planning to launch its first hyperloop for cargo in India

DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, is launching its first hyperloop project in India, its chairman told CNBC Sunday.
Last year, DP World, UAE’s state-owned port operator, signed a partnership with Virgin Hyperloop One to develop a cargo transporter. Now it’s revealed its first project destination will be in the world’s largest democracy.

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DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, is launching its first hyperloop project in India, its chairman told CNBC Sunday.
Last year, DP World, UAE’s state-owned port operator, signed a partnership with Virgin Hyperloop One to develop a cargo transporter. Now it’s revealed its first project destination will be in the world’s largest democracy.

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How Many Vehicles Will Tesla Deliver in 2019?

Fortunately, management provided its own forecast for what to expect from vehicle deliveries in 2019. In Tesla’s fourth-quarter shareholder letter, management said it expects to deliver between 360,000 and 400,000 vehicles during the year. This represents 45% to 65% year-over-year growth compared to the approximately 245,500 vehicles Tesla delivered in 2018.
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Fortunately, management provided its own forecast for what to expect from vehicle deliveries in 2019. In Tesla’s fourth-quarter shareholder letter, management said it expects to deliver between 360,000 and 400,000 vehicles during the year. This represents 45% to 65% year-over-year growth compared to the approximately 245,500 vehicles Tesla delivered in 2018.
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Self-driving startup Aurora secures $530 million investment from Amazon, Sequoia, and others

Self-driving startup Aurora, which was founded by the leads of all the main self-driving programs (Tesla, Waymo, Uber, and more) announced today that it secured a major $530 million investment from Amazon, Sequoia, and others.

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Self-driving startup Aurora, which was founded by the leads of all the main self-driving programs (Tesla, Waymo, Uber, and more) announced today that it secured a major $530 million investment from Amazon, Sequoia, and others.

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Tesla makes Autopilot standard on Model 3 in China, again reducing the price in the country

Tesla is trying to sell and deliver as many Model 3s as possible this quarter in China before the temporary relief on import tariff ends in April. It is now making an unusual move to help: making the Enhanced Autopilot package standard.
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Tesla is trying to sell and deliver as many Model 3s as possible this quarter in China before the temporary relief on import tariff ends in April. It is now making an unusual move to help: making the Enhanced Autopilot package standard.
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Tesla’s next overair update will use classical music to keep your car safe

Tesla will again demonstrate the convenience of its over-the-air software updating system by adding two useful features designed to keep valuables and dogs safe. Compatible cars will begin receiving what the company refers to as Sentry Mode and Dog Mode, respectively, in February.

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Tesla will again demonstrate the convenience of its over-the-air software updating system by adding two useful features designed to keep valuables and dogs safe. Compatible cars will begin receiving what the company refers to as Sentry Mode and Dog Mode, respectively, in February.

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Tesla makes its first Model 3 deliveries in Europe – The Verge

A year and a half after customers in the US started receiving their orders, the first Tesla Model 3 cars have made it to their European owners. After the first shipment of cars arrived at the beginning of the week in the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, owners were soon emailed invitations to collect their vehicles from Tesla’s Tilburg factory in the Netherlands, reports Electrek.
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A year and a half after customers in the US started receiving their orders, the first Tesla Model 3 cars have made it to their European owners. After the first shipment of cars arrived at the beginning of the week in the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, owners were soon emailed invitations to collect their vehicles from Tesla’s Tilburg factory in the Netherlands, reports Electrek.
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Waymo One passengers reveal what it’s really like to ride in Alphabet’s self-driving taxis

The world’s most exclusive club might be in Chandler, Arizona.

For months, dozens of self-driving vans owned by the Alphabet subsidiary Waymo have been crisscrossing the Phoenix suburb on the first rollout of the company’s autonomous driving program.

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The world’s most exclusive club might be in Chandler, Arizona.

For months, dozens of self-driving vans owned by the Alphabet subsidiary Waymo have been crisscrossing the Phoenix suburb on the first rollout of the company’s autonomous driving program.

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GM is going ‘all-electric,’ but it doesn’t expect to make money off battery-powered cars until early next decade

General Motors does not expect its electric vehicles to turn a profit for at least a few more years, CEO Mary Barratold investors Wednesday.
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General Motors does not expect its electric vehicles to turn a profit for at least a few more years, CEO Mary Barratold investors Wednesday.
The largest U.S. automaker repeated its commitment Wednesday to make its entire vehicle lineup “all-electric,” but provided investors with few details about those plans on a conference call after GM reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat More

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Tesla and Mercedes-Benz have been holding ‘talks’ about collaborating again, says Daimler CEO – Electrek

Tesla and Mercedes-Benz have been holding ‘talks’ about a possible new collaboration, according to comments made by Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche this week.

The idea first came up when Zetsche said last year that Mercedes-Benz is open to working with Tesla again.

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Tesla and Mercedes-Benz have been holding ‘talks’ about a possible new collaboration, according to comments made by Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche this week.

The idea first came up when Zetsche said last year that Mercedes-Benz is open to working with Tesla again.

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Tesla’s newly acquired battery tech could result in more power, longer range, and more durability

Tesla acquired a battery technology company this week and we are starting to learn more about their products and why the automaker wanted to acquire them.

A paper reveals that the dry electrode technology that Tesla bought as part of the deal could result in faster charging/discharging, longer range, and more durability.

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Tesla acquired a battery technology company this week and we are starting to learn more about their products and why the automaker wanted to acquire them.

A paper reveals that the dry electrode technology that Tesla bought as part of the deal could result in faster charging/discharging, longer range, and more durability.

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Mashable: Lyft adds electric vehicles, ‘green mode’ to ride-hailing app

Your chances of riding in an electric vehicle just went up: Lyft users will soon be able to request a zero-emission or hybrid vehicle directly from the home screen of the app.

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Your chances of riding in an electric vehicle just went up: Lyft users will soon be able to request a zero-emission or hybrid vehicle directly from the home screen of the app.

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Tesla reduces Model 3 price, now starts at $42,900 before incentives – Electrek

Tesla updated the Model 3 online design studio today to reduce the price of Model 3 by $1,100 across all versions.

The electric vehicle now starts at $42,900 before incentives.

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Tesla updated the Model 3 online design studio today to reduce the price of Model 3 by $1,100 across all versions.

The electric vehicle now starts at $42,900 before incentives.

The Model 3 Mid-Range, the least expensive version of Tesla’s newest model, used to start at $44,000 in the US following a price reduction after the start of the federal tax credit phase-out for Tesla buyers More

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Self-driving truck startup Ike raises $52 million

Ike, the autonomous trucking startup founded by veterans of Apple, Google and Uber Advanced Technologies Group’s self-driving truck program, has raised $52 million in a Series A funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures.

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Ike, the autonomous trucking startup founded by veterans of Apple, Google and Uber Advanced Technologies Group’s self-driving truck program, has raised $52 million in a Series A funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures.

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