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A $5 trillion transition is taking place in the electric vehicle market – Business Insider

Change in the world of wheels is accelerating! Momentum is building and some days it’s hard to keep up.

Every week, the assumptions about the future of transportation, and the energy systems that turn our wheels, are becoming more Jetson-esque.

The excitement is palpable and as a technology junkie I love it. Auto shows are rolling out new electric vehicle (EV) models; China says it More

Change in the world of wheels is accelerating! Momentum is building and some days it’s hard to keep up.

Every week, the assumptions about the future of transportation, and the energy systems that turn our wheels, are becoming more Jetson-esque.

The excitement is palpable and as a technology junkie I love it. Auto shows are rolling out new electric vehicle (EV) models; China says it More

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: Tesla Model 3: Complete Guide to the World’s Most Hyped Car

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The death of the internal combustion engine

“HUMAN inventiveness…has still not found a mechanical process to replace horses as the propulsion for vehicles,” lamented Le Petit Journal, a French newspaper, in December 1893. Its answer was to organise the Paris-Rouen race for horseless carriages, held the following July. The 102 entrants included vehicles powered by steam, petrol, electricity, compressed air and hydraulics. Only 21 quali More

“HUMAN inventiveness…has still not found a mechanical process to replace horses as the propulsion for vehicles,” lamented Le Petit Journal, a French newspaper, in December 1893. Its answer was to organise the Paris-Rouen race for horseless carriages, held the following July. The 102 entrants included vehicles powered by steam, petrol, electricity, compressed air and hydraulics. Only 21 quali More

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Tesla Model 3 Reviews: What the First Drivers Think So Far | Fortune.com

Last week saw the delivery of the first 30 Tesla Model 3s to eager customers, as well as the first chance for many journalists and reviewers to get hands-on with the cars. There were at least three big questions ahead of the Model 3’s debut:
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Last week saw the delivery of the first 30 Tesla Model 3s to eager customers, as well as the first chance for many journalists and reviewers to get hands-on with the cars. There were at least three big questions ahead of the Model 3’s debut:
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Tesla’s Model 3 and the transition to sustainability

The first Model 3s were delivered this week, and with it, perhaps the beginning of the end of the internal combustion era. This might be the way horse stable owners felt when they first saw a Ford Model T. The new Tesla is as snazzy as the very expensive earlier models, but its price is a more affordable $35,000 rather than the upwards of $100,000 cost of more luxurious models. Elon Musk, like the More

The first Model 3s were delivered this week, and with it, perhaps the beginning of the end of the internal combustion era. This might be the way horse stable owners felt when they first saw a Ford Model T. The new Tesla is as snazzy as the very expensive earlier models, but its price is a more affordable $35,000 rather than the upwards of $100,000 cost of more luxurious models. Elon Musk, like the More

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Would Tesla Acquire Faraday Future And Lucid Motors? – Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha

Lucid Motors and Faraday Future need to fund their yet-to-be-built factories as well as all the other operations to support and warranty cars for decades.

While $700 million may buy a very small factory, a lot more money is needed to provide for a financial runway to scale.

In the event that this money can’t be raised very soon, all signs point to these companies being acquired  More

Lucid Motors and Faraday Future need to fund their yet-to-be-built factories as well as all the other operations to support and warranty cars for decades.

While $700 million may buy a very small factory, a lot more money is needed to provide for a financial runway to scale.

In the event that this money can’t be raised very soon, all signs point to these companies being acquired  More

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GENE MUNSTER: Tesla Model 3 launch is as big as iPhone – Business Insider

The longtime Apple analyst Gene Munster said the launch of Tesla’s Model 3 would be as big as the introduction of the iPhone.

Munster, who has for decades covered tech behemoths like Apple, Google, and Amazon, is bullish on Tesla and has argued that the electric-car maker resembles Apple in its early days.

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The longtime Apple analyst Gene Munster said the launch of Tesla’s Model 3 would be as big as the introduction of the iPhone.

Munster, who has for decades covered tech behemoths like Apple, Google, and Amazon, is bullish on Tesla and has argued that the electric-car maker resembles Apple in its early days.

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Woz thinks the next big innovation will come from Tesla,…

BGR Over the past few decades, Apple has been at the forefront of a number of technological revolutions. From the Apple II and the original Mac to the iPod and the iPhone, there’s no denying that Apple’s long history of innovative products have …… More

BGR Over the past few decades, Apple has been at the forefront of a number of technological revolutions. From the Apple II and the original Mac to the iPod and the iPhone, there’s no denying that Apple’s long history of innovative products have …… More

The Rise Of Electric Vehicles And Autonomous Driving…

Seeking Alpha New reports point to significant disruption in traditional sectors such as the vehicle and energy industries. Electric Vehicles (EV) and adoption of Autonomous Driving seen leading the disruption. Bold prediction regarding the potential for disruption …… More

Seeking Alpha New reports point to significant disruption in traditional sectors such as the vehicle and energy industries. Electric Vehicles (EV) and adoption of Autonomous Driving seen leading the disruption. Bold prediction regarding the potential for disruption …… More

Analyst: Tesla Model 3 Will Mimic the Success of the Apple iPhone | Inverse

he Tesla Model 3 is about to emulate the success of the Apple iPhone, according to a venture capitalist that thinks the company could be worth “hundreds of billions” of dollars by 2027.
The car will start at $35,000, making it by far the cheapest vehicle Tesla makes, and reservations have surpassed the 400,000 mark, representing approximately $16 billion in sales. But while the More

he Tesla Model 3 is about to emulate the success of the Apple iPhone, according to a venture capitalist that thinks the company could be worth “hundreds of billions” of dollars by 2027.
The car will start at $35,000, making it by far the cheapest vehicle Tesla makes, and reservations have surpassed the 400,000 mark, representing approximately $16 billion in sales. But while the More

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New Survey Shows the Tesla Model 3 Could Dominate the Market | Inverse

Tesla is gearing up to launch the Model 3, and if a new survey is right, it could dominate the marketplace for years to come because the teens love it. Respondents said that they believed Tesla would be the most successful in electric cars, and people who had a preference for the company were also the most likely to purchase an electric car. The Model 3 , set to enter mass production later More

Tesla is gearing up to launch the Model 3, and if a new survey is right, it could dominate the marketplace for years to come because the teens love it. Respondents said that they believed Tesla would be the most successful in electric cars, and people who had a preference for the company were also the most likely to purchase an electric car. The Model 3 , set to enter mass production later More

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Electric Car Demand Remains High Despite Low Gas Prices, AAA Says – The Drive

The past few years have seen consistently low gas prices and, with them, a rise in sales of SUVs. That’s led some carmakers, including Ford , to grumble about meeting current fuel-economy standards, which CEO Mark Fields believes will hinge on selling large numbers of electric cars and hybrids.

But despite low gas prices, AAA says demand for electric cars is still robust. More More

The past few years have seen consistently low gas prices and, with them, a rise in sales of SUVs. That’s led some carmakers, including Ford , to grumble about meeting current fuel-economy standards, which CEO Mark Fields believes will hinge on selling large numbers of electric cars and hybrids.

But despite low gas prices, AAA says demand for electric cars is still robust. More More

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Demand for electric vehicles bucks low gas prices, says AAA

The plug-in version of the Honda Clarity is displayed at the 2017 New York International Auto Show in New York City, U.S. April 12, 2017.
Lower gas prices have not dampened enthusiasm for electric cars, according to a new report from the Automobile Association of America.

More than 30 million Americans are likely to buy an electric vehicle as their next car, and demand among millenni More

The plug-in version of the Honda Clarity is displayed at the 2017 New York International Auto Show in New York City, U.S. April 12, 2017.
Lower gas prices have not dampened enthusiasm for electric cars, according to a new report from the Automobile Association of America.

More than 30 million Americans are likely to buy an electric vehicle as their next car, and demand among millenni More

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China could be world’s leading electric vehicle producer: experts – Pakistan Observer

The Chinese lithium-ion battery industry is growing to be the most powerful in the world, said Simon Moores, managing director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.
In a recent interview with Xinhua, Moores said that the world are seeing the rise of lithium-ion battery megafactories. “While it was started by Tesla’s Gigafactory, 70 percent of this new capacity is being built in China by maj More

The Chinese lithium-ion battery industry is growing to be the most powerful in the world, said Simon Moores, managing director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.
In a recent interview with Xinhua, Moores said that the world are seeing the rise of lithium-ion battery megafactories. “While it was started by Tesla’s Gigafactory, 70 percent of this new capacity is being built in China by maj More

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International Electric Vehicle Charger Market Growth with 29.38% CAGR by 2020 – Analysis, Growth, Drivers & Forecast 2016-2020 – Key Vendors: Siemens AG,ABB Ltd.,Plugin Now – MilTech

The Electric Vehicle Charger Market report provides an in-depth analysis with current and future trends to explain the future investment in the market. Global Electric Vehicle Charger market report shares facts regarding key drivers, challenges and Opportunities with impact analysis. The report includes definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure, development tr More

The Electric Vehicle Charger Market report provides an in-depth analysis with current and future trends to explain the future investment in the market. Global Electric Vehicle Charger market report shares facts regarding key drivers, challenges and Opportunities with impact analysis. The report includes definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure, development tr More

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Electric cars are the future | The National

High prices, limited model choices and the lack of supporting infrastructure are all driving people away from electric cars. As The National reported yesterday , experts and car enthusiasts say that it will take at least a generation to persuade drivers to use electric vehicles, even with higher fuel costs and government incentives. And this won’t happen without better awareness and wides More

High prices, limited model choices and the lack of supporting infrastructure are all driving people away from electric cars. As The National reported yesterday , experts and car enthusiasts say that it will take at least a generation to persuade drivers to use electric vehicles, even with higher fuel costs and government incentives. And this won’t happen without better awareness and wides More

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Four of 10 drivers globally would consider an electric car

It’s been merely six years since the first modern electric car hit the streets, and the segment looks ready to take off.

Over 43,000 people residing in 52 countries all around the globe were asked whether they are considering buying an electric car in the next five years.

On average, four out of 10 motorists say they’re either very likely or likely to get one.

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It’s been merely six years since the first modern electric car hit the streets, and the segment looks ready to take off.

Over 43,000 people residing in 52 countries all around the globe were asked whether they are considering buying an electric car in the next five years.

On average, four out of 10 motorists say they’re either very likely or likely to get one.

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Self-Driving and Electric Cars Are Going to Have Tons of Strange Effects on Society – MIT Technology Review

Electric cars will be good for the planet and autonomous vehicles will reduce the number of road accidents. That much we know. But what other impacts will the coming automobile revolution provide?

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Global survey: 40% of drivers would consider an electric car : TreeHugger

I often play a little game as I am driving my kids to school in my used Nissan Leaf: How many plug-in vehicles can I spot on the road? This morning, I was a little taken aback. In the space of a 20 minute drive, I saw twelve Nissan Leafs, several Chevy Volts, a Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the faintest glimpse of a Tesla Model S on the highway.

That’s pretty impressive for North Caro More

I often play a little game as I am driving my kids to school in my used Nissan Leaf: How many plug-in vehicles can I spot on the road? This morning, I was a little taken aback. In the space of a 20 minute drive, I saw twelve Nissan Leafs, several Chevy Volts, a Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the faintest glimpse of a Tesla Model S on the highway.

That’s pretty impressive for North Caro More

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Tesla is driving future of electric cars | The Sacramento Bee

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Auto executives identify electric vehicles as the top industry trend

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Nearly 115,000 Charges at Electric Circuit Stations in 2016: Up 146% Over 2015

MONTRÉAL, Jan. 22, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – The number of charges at Electric Circuitstations rose to 114,261 in 2016 from 46,465 in 2015, a 146% jump.

In addition, 2016 saw a 38% rise in the number of Electric Circuit charging stations (794 in December 2016 compared with 576 in December 2015) and some 60% in the number of plug-in vehicles registered in Québec (about 13,200 in December More

MONTRÉAL, Jan. 22, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – The number of charges at Electric Circuitstations rose to 114,261 in 2016 from 46,465 in 2015, a 146% jump.

In addition, 2016 saw a 38% rise in the number of Electric Circuit charging stations (794 in December 2016 compared with 576 in December 2015) and some 60% in the number of plug-in vehicles registered in Québec (about 13,200 in December More

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Tesla runs a survey to prove the "Autopilot" name is not misleading

(blog) Our friends at Engadget recently reported that the German government is not pleased with how Tesla has advertised the Autopilot semi-autonomous feature on the Model S and Model X. The government sent letters to Tesla emphasizing that it is only an …… More

(blog) Our friends at Engadget recently reported that the German government is not pleased with how Tesla has advertised the Autopilot semi-autonomous feature on the Model S and Model X. The government sent letters to Tesla emphasizing that it is only an …… More

What Trump’s election could mean to auto industry – Chicago Tribune

Donald Trump won the presidency by pledging to restore a vanished and golden economic era, when growth roared, factory jobs flourished and America sat unchallenged atop the global economy.

Yet he never offered much of a roadmap.

Which is why it’s far from clear how Trump will affect the economy, even though his agenda enjoys the advantage of Republican control of both the House More

Donald Trump won the presidency by pledging to restore a vanished and golden economic era, when growth roared, factory jobs flourished and America sat unchallenged atop the global economy.

Yet he never offered much of a roadmap.

Which is why it’s far from clear how Trump will affect the economy, even though his agenda enjoys the advantage of Republican control of both the House More

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How to buy a $35000 brand-new electric car for under $14000

MarketWatch The only thing keeping more people from ditching gasoline is that people don’t realize how freaking amazing electric cars are, and they also don’t realize you can now get one for the less than the price of a Honda Fit. Out of a dozen or more options on …… More

MarketWatch The only thing keeping more people from ditching gasoline is that people don’t realize how freaking amazing electric cars are, and they also don’t realize you can now get one for the less than the price of a Honda Fit. Out of a dozen or more options on …… More

An all-electric car fleet can save lives and over $30 billion in health & climate costs in the US, says study | Electrek

The general benefits of all-electric vehicles have been fairly understood for a while now. It’s why there are several federal and state incentives for consumers to buy them and automakers to make them, but now a new study is giving us a more detailed look at the health and climate costs associated with gas-powered cars in the US, and the impact of a transition to a mostly all-electric fleet.
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The general benefits of all-electric vehicles have been fairly understood for a while now. It’s why there are several federal and state incentives for consumers to buy them and automakers to make them, but now a new study is giving us a more detailed look at the health and climate costs associated with gas-powered cars in the US, and the impact of a transition to a mostly all-electric fleet.
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Apple has stopped EV development.

There are precious few industries with companies that pull in more revenue than Apple. There are also not many mass market products undergoing the kind of technological innovation we’re seeing right now in the smartphone market; Apple’s flagship product, the iPhone, is about to get a major facelift in 2017 and even more exciting new tech is expected soon after. The auto industry fits the bill More

There are precious few industries with companies that pull in more revenue than Apple. There are also not many mass market products undergoing the kind of technological innovation we’re seeing right now in the smartphone market; Apple’s flagship product, the iPhone, is about to get a major facelift in 2017 and even more exciting new tech is expected soon after. The auto industry fits the bill More

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Driving Advice From One Of The Most Efficient Tesla Model S Drivers In The World

CleanTechnica At a recent National Drive Electric Day, I met one of the most efficient Tesla Model S drivers in the world, according to his findings as an active member on Tesla forums and highly engaged in the EV enthusiast community.… More

CleanTechnica At a recent National Drive Electric Day, I met one of the most efficient Tesla Model S drivers in the world, according to his findings as an active member on Tesla forums and highly engaged in the EV enthusiast community.… More

Vector: Petrol cars ‘obsolete’ in 20 years

Tesla electric car owner Martin Minehan and giant energy distributor Vector are each playing a part in events that could make the petrol car obsolete in New Zealand within 20 years.

Minehan is one of a small but growing number of New Zealanders driving electric vehicles (EVs) towards a future some international experts believe will end road transport “as we know it” in 10 to 15 More

Tesla electric car owner Martin Minehan and giant energy distributor Vector are each playing a part in events that could make the petrol car obsolete in New Zealand within 20 years.

Minehan is one of a small but growing number of New Zealanders driving electric vehicles (EVs) towards a future some international experts believe will end road transport “as we know it” in 10 to 15 More

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Saša Cvetojević on His Experience of Driving Tesla Electric Car around Europe

According to Cvetojević, Europe is not uniformly adapted to electric cars.

Croatian entrepreneur Saša Cvetojević recently concluded a 10,000 kilometres long challenge that took him in an electric Tesla car from Zagreb to Istanbul to Nordkapp and back. He was trying to demonstrate that it was possible to travel all over Europe in an electric car, even though infrastructure needed for such More

According to Cvetojević, Europe is not uniformly adapted to electric cars.

Croatian entrepreneur Saša Cvetojević recently concluded a 10,000 kilometres long challenge that took him in an electric Tesla car from Zagreb to Istanbul to Nordkapp and back. He was trying to demonstrate that it was possible to travel all over Europe in an electric car, even though infrastructure needed for such More

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