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Daimler is investing £571m to build electric cars in…

The Independent Germany’s Daimler plans to invest 5 billion yuan (£571m) in China, jointly with its Chinese joint-venture partner, for capacity to produce electric cars and the batteries that power them – part of an effort to help its China operations comply with the …… More

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GM thinks cheaper batteries will make electric cars more…

USA TODAY General Motors intends to make a profit on its next generation of electric vehicles because the batteries will cost nearly one-third less than the batteries in today’s Chevrolet Bolt, CEO Mary Barra says.… More

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VW Earmarks $40 Billion for Self-Driving, Electric-Vehicle…

Bloomberg Production of electric cars for European markets will largely be focused at a German factory in Zwickau. The factory will manufacture the first vehicles of the VW brand’s planned I.D. electric car range starting in 2019 as well as battery-powered …… More

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Tesla unveils new roadster; electric semi-truck

HAWTHORNE — Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday night sprung a surprise on the world, using the launch of a new electric semi-truck to announce what he said will be the world’s fastest production car, a new Tesla Roadster.
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Cheapest electricity on the planet is Mexican solar power at 1.77¢/kWh – record 1¢/kWh coming in 2019, sooner | Electrek

Per a press release from the Centro Nacional de Control de Energía (Cenace) of Mexico, the department received bids for 3TWh of solar electricity, with the lowest bids being 1.77¢/kWh coming from Italian multinational ENEL Green Power.

This record low price of electricity on earth, just beats out the 1.79¢/kWh from Saudi Arabia , and is part of a pattern marchin More

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Tesla Revives Roadster as Musk Boasts Top Speeds, 620-Mile Range

Tesla Inc. is resurrecting the Roadster.
Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk surprised the crowd gathered Thursday for the electric-car maker’s debut of its Semi truck with a next-generation version of the company’s first model. The billionaire boasted that the car will be available in 2020 as the fastest production car ever made, getting from zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds.
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How GM Plans To Bury Tesla With Onslaught Of Electric Vehicles That Will — Gasp! — Make A Profit

General Motors says its new family of electric vehicles will be 30 percent cheaper to build than the current Chevrolet Bolt EV, thanks to battery breakthroughs and other engineering feats that will add to the carmaker’s bottom line, even as it continues to rake in profits from trucks, crossovers and SUVs.

GM’s new modular EV platform, launching in 2021, will be the basis for at least 20 More

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VW Teams With Chinese Partners in $12 Billion Electric-Car Push – Bloomberg

Volkswagen AG will invest more than 10 billion euros ($12 billion) with its partners to make and develop a range of new-energy vehicles in China as carmakers step up investments in low-emission models in the world’s biggest auto market.

Volkswagen will make the investments by 2025 and introduce 40 locally produced vehicles, its China head Jochem Heizmann told reporters in Guangzh More

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Tesla’s new second-generation Roadster is the fastest production car ever made – The Verge

As fans gasped, Musk said the Roadster had a 200kwh battery pack and a 620-mile range per charge, or over 1,000 kilometers. Again, another record shattered. Or so Musk claims. Imagine driving to Los Angeles to San Francisco, and back, without recharging, Musk teased.
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Tesla Truck: Elon Musk Reveals Semi With a Model 3 Heart | Fortune

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled Thursday night its latest electric vehicle, a semi-truck that shares a number of parts with its new mass-market passenger vehicle the Model 3, including the same motor. Even the handles come from the Model 3.

The Thursday night reveal, a splashy VIP-filled event held on the grounds of Tesla’s design studio and Musk’s other company, SpaceX, marks a notable mi More

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This is the Tesla semi truck – The Verge

It’s a delicate moment for Tesla, with both fans and investors watching the rollout of its first mass market car intensely, and now they are tuning into see a truck, because it’s Tesla. The usual audience for freight innovation is far more niche. But when Elon Musk talks trucks, his fans whistle and shout.

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Tesla Semi rolls into reality

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Elon Musk wears many masks. Internet entrepreneur. Electric car salesman. Rocket man.

Add trucker to the list.

Musk rolled silently into a long-anticipated and oft-delayed event here Thursday at the controls of Tesla Semi. The electric vehicle company’s first electric big rig truck is a shot across yet another industry bow for the brash Tesla and SpaceX CEO wh More

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General Motors Shows First Picture Of Its Tesla Model Y…

Seeking Alpha GM CEO Mary Barra reveals that two electric crossover SUVs will launch in the next 18 months. There’s even a picture of the Buick version!… More

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Buffett-backed Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD to open…

South China Morning Post BYD, the Chinese electric vehicle maker backed by Warren Buffett, plans to open its first assembly plant in Canada, in anticipation of a surge in demand for electric trucks from municipalities and businesses.… More

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Denver to build ‘hyperloop-inspired’ high-speed transport system

Arrivo and the Colorado Department of Transportation have announced plans to build a series of high-speed transportation routes.
The system will propel vehicles and cargo through an electromagnetic superhighway using magnetic levitation and electric power.
If the system works as advertised, getting around Denver could be much quicker.

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Fisker claims solid-state battery ‘breakthrough’ for electric cars with ‘500 miles range and 1 min charging’ | Electrek

When Henrik Fisker relaunched its electric car startup last year, he announced that their first car will be powered by a new graphene-based hybrid supercapacitor technology , but he later announced that they put those plans on the backburner and instead will use more traditional li-ion batteries .

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China Will Consider Resumption of New Electric Car Permits – Bloomberg

China’s government is considering a resumption of new permits to make electric vehicles as early as the first half of 2018, a move that would clear the way for Ford Motor Co. and Tesla Inc. as well as a string of local manufacturers to start production, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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New Solar Panel Design Could Charge Your Phone With Ambient…

ExtremeTech Battery technology is still advancing at a sluggish rate in spite of intense research. The amount of energy you can carry around continues to limit what our mobile devices can do, and current methods of charging can only take us so far.… More

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OPINION Challenges and solutions to developing India’s…

Electric Vehicles has taken centre-stage post the recent announcement of the Government to make India an all-electric passenger vehicle market by 2030. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently made a bold statement to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, citing “Be under no illusion about the Indian government’s determination to make the switch to alternative vehicle fuels, “ More

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China Electric Vehicle Industry Research Report 2017-2021 -…

Business Wire (press release) In terms of the development trend of current technologies and vehicle driving principles, electric vehicles can be divided into three categories: battery electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles. Since fuel cell …… More

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Full Tilt: When 100% of Cars Are Autonomous New York Times…

New York Times The potential of the autonomous vehicle is to help us interact with our environment in ways never before possible. The temptation is to turn ever more inward, exchanging the physical world for yet another simulation. Either way, self-driving cars with …… More

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Tesla’s Model 3 Is the ‘iPhone of EVs’: Instinet | Investopedia

Electric car pioneer Tesla Inc. (TSLA) invited institutional investors to take a ride in its new Model 3 sedan, its first mass-market model, at a closed-door event at its showroom in Brooklyn, N.Y. A number of analysts, including a team at Instinet, were enthusiastic about the company’s first mass-market vehicle after their test drives. (See also: Tesla’s Margin for Error Is ‘Uncomfo More

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The end could be near for Faraday Future’s ambitious…

Electrek It feels like Faraday Future, once a well-funded electric car startup with over 1,000 employees, has been fading away over the last few months. Now it looks like …… More

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New Research May Vindicate Tesla’s Choice To Forego…

Seeking Alpha Hackers at the Tesla Motors Forum believe they have uncovered the model of camera that Tesla uses. The shutter speed of that model is 1/60th, meaning it exposes each frame for 1/60th of a second.…

cameras to determine distances to within 10 centimeters (3.9 inches) of accuracy.
10 cm of accuracy is most likely sufficient for self driving, making LIDAR unnecessary.
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[government news] The Federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Is a Bipartisan…

EcoWatch Current policy calls for an already-scheduled phase out of the credit over the two calendar quarters after each automaker surpasses 200,000 total plug-in vehicle sales. The new House proposal would eliminate the tax credit entirely at the end of this …… More

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India Plans World’s Largest Solar Power Tender — 20…

CleanTechnica It is perhaps the worry of missing the ambitious renewable energy target that the Indian government has floated the idea of launching the world’s largest solar power tender. According to media reports, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy is …… More

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Tesla is working on a new ‘smoother and more detailed’ map…

Electrek As we previously reported, Tesla has been updating its entire map engine since this summer. Not many Tesla owners currently benefit from those updates, which are only enabled in a select few markets for Model S and Model X, as well as all Model 3 …… More

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Uber Elevate | The Future Of Urban Air Transport

Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft will bring far-reaching changes to our cities and our lives—quicker daily commutes, less traffic congestion, and cleaner air around the world. Uber Elevate has already started exploring the barriers we’ll need to overcome to make this a reality. Read our white paper to learn more about the future.

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How Your Electric Car Could Help Power Your Home Singularit…

Singularity Hub One of the laments you frequently hear from fossil-fuel lobbyists and renewable energy skeptics concerns the intermittency problem.… More

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