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Tesla founder, Chinese company launch SF Motors electric…

Green Car Reports In the beginning, there was Tesla, although it wasn’t started by current CEO Elon Musk. While Musk has now become synonymous with the electric-car brand, Tesla was actually founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who had previously founded …… More

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BP teams up with Tesla to venture into battery storage for windfarm

LONDON (Reuters) – BP has teamed up with Tesla to build its first battery storage project at one of its U.S. windfarms as part of a strategy to expand its renewable energy business, the energy group said on Tuesday.

Tesla will supply the 212 kilowatt (KW)/840 kilowatt hour battery at BP’s Titan 1 windfarm in South Dakota in the second half of this year. It operates 12 other wind More

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What does the EPA’s announcement on fuel efficiency standards mean for EVs? – Plug In AmericaPlug In America

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency took a huge step backwards by weakening fuel efficiency standards. What does this mean for the electric car market?
First, this announcement will set off a new round of collecting evidence, comments, and hearings through a public stakeholder process, which will take some time and cause uncertainty for automakers and consumers.
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PlugStar is making EV shopping easier – Plug In AmericaPlug In America

Buying your first EV can be a daunting experience. Will an EV even work for me? Which car is best for my needs? How will I charge it? How much will the electricity cost? And what incentives will I get? Often, shoppers will take these questions to the car dealer, who isn’t always prepared to answer those questions.
Plug In America is helping to ease these concerns through our new PlugStar E More

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Solar Power Investment Outstripped Coal, Gas And Nuclear…

Forbes More money was invested in solar power in 2017 than in coal, gas and nuclear power combined, according to a new report for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report says that global investment in solar rose 18% to $160.8 billion, …… More

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Bloomberg Estimates Model 3 Production at Nearly 2,400 Units per Week

Bloomberg’s Model 3 production tracker, which attempts to measure the progress Tesla(NASDAQ: TSLA) is making on production ramp-up by using Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs), has received lots of attention in the media. Though it’s not perfect, it’s a good tool for keeping an eye on the trajectory of the electric-car maker’s Model 3 production, as Tesla aims to go from More

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Tesla giant battery system praised energy market operator

Since the success of its giant Powerpack system in Australia, Tesla has been rolling out several other massive energy storage projects in the country despite some high-profile critics at the federal level and now within the new South Australian government who think the initiative is overvalued.

Nonetheless, the Australian Energy Market Operator praised the performance of the system in a new More

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The sale of electric cars more than doubles in first…

DutchNews.nl The sale of battery-powered electric cars increased by 136% to 3,945 in the first three months of 2018, motoring organisation RAI Vereniging reported on Monday. The market for electric cars, so far, is miniscule, but the Netherlands is the world’s fifth-largest …… More

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Tesla’s Quarterly Model 3 Deliveries Surge Past GM’s Bolt in the U.S.

Well that didn’t take long. During Q1, Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) Model 3 deliveries surged past General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) all-electric Bolt in the U.S., highlighting Tesla’s far more ambitious plans for its most affordable electric vehicle yet.

Sure, Tesla’s production ramp up for its Model 3 is running behind schedule. But it still only took about nine months fo More

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【general news] 4 Bold Predictions for Solar Energy

The solar industry can be a fast-moving place for companies and investors. But it’s a long-term, multitrillion-dollar opportunity, and any company that can build a lasting business could be a huge winner for investors.

As the industry evolves, companies who take the right strategy will be set up to succeed while those who take the wrong one may be doomed to failure. Here are a few tr More

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How Did Tesla’s 1Q18 Delivery and Production Figures Turn Out? – Market Realist

Tesla’s 1Q18 deliveries
In 1Q18, Tesla (TSLA) delivered ~29,980 total car units to its customers. The company delivered ~11,730 units of Model S, 10,070 units of Model X, and 8,180 units of Model 3. This total deliveries figure reflected an increase of 19.7% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis but remained flat on a quarter-over-quarter basis. The company delivered 29,967 car units in the prev More

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Virgin hyperloop shows off prototype

Virgin Hyperloop One tested a new prototype of its tube pod transport system this week at their test track in the Movaje desert. The test used the “Vision 2030 Hyperloop Pod” and was performed for the Crown Prince and Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.

Salman bin Abdulaziz, a potential customer, seems positive about using the technology in Sa More

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Elon musk to test high speed hyperloop

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO says his companies’ upgraded hyperloop transportation pod will undergo a test soon — with the aim of reaching half the speed of sound and then braking in less than a mile.
In a late Saturday night tweet, Musk teased the latest progress update in his effort to build a tunnel capable of whisking pods of travelers between cities at speeds of up to 700 miles per More

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tesla model 3-l awd in july/

Every Tesla Model 3 rolling off the line has so far been a single motor, rear-wheel drive variant. That’s been more than a little frustrating if you’ve had your heart set on the surefootedness of the dual motor all-wheel drive model. However, you now have a better idea of when you can expect it… and you might not be entirely happy. Elon Musk has informed a pre-order customer that More

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Tesla quickly registered early this morning another important batch of almost 3,000 Model 3 VINs

Just over a day after registering a record batch of Model 3 VINs, Tesla quickly registered early this morning another important batch of almost 3,000 Model 3 VINs – making it a record week and indicating a healthy production ramp.
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Portugal generated enough renewable energy to power the whole country- in march

Portugal’s renewable electricity production exceeded monthly consumption for what is likely the first time, in March, according to the nation’s transmission system operator, REN.The average renewable generation for the month exceeded 103% of consumption, beating out the last record (99.2%), set in 2014.
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Swiss police force using Telsa Model X SUVs

Tesla may soon be synonymous with law enforcement in one region of Switzerland where police just ordered several Tesla Model X P100D electric SUVs for its fleet of cop cars.
Police in the canton of Basel-Stadt announced in March that they will replace diesel vehicles in their fleet with the Model X SUVs, which Tesla’s called “the safest, quickest, most capable SUV ever.” In More

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Hyperloop Startup Gets Ready to Take on Musk Bloomberg -…

Bloomberg TransPod wants to raise $50 million for its own version of hyperloop technology, designed to ferry passengers at speeds of more than 1,000 kilometers (622 miles) an hour. The Toronto-based company is planning to build a half-size prototype near Limoges in …… More

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Hyperloop Startup Gets Ready to Take on Musk Bloomberg -…

Bloomberg TransPod wants to raise $50 million for its own version of hyperloop technology, designed to ferry passengers at speeds of more than 1,000 kilometers (622 miles) an hour. The Toronto-based company is planning to build a half-size prototype near Limoges in …… More

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90 Per cent Indians Would Opt For An Electric Car Says…

NDTVAuto.com Of course, the study also stated that electric cars are at a very nascent stage in India with the current ownership of only about 1 per cent, which is why car makers like Audi, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz are waiting and watching even though they …… More

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World invested more in solar energy than coal, gas and…

Global investment in renewable energyshot up last year, far outstripping investment in fossil fuels, according to a UN report.

As the price of clean energy technology plummets, it has become an increasingly attractive prospect for world governments.

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Global Electric Vehicle Market Looks To Fire On All…

Forbes There’s more disruption brewing for the mobility industry as electric vehicles (EVs) continue to surge ahead in top gear. According to Frost & Sullivan’s recently released “Global Electric Vehicle Market Outlook 2018,” global sales are poised to climb from 1.2 …… More

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Model 3 is the best selling EV is the USA this year

It’s official: Tesla’s new Model 3 is now the best-selling electric car in the U.S.

Tesla Inc. released its production numbers for the first quarter 2018 on Tuesday. The company delivered 8,180 Model 3s in the first three months of the year. That compares with 6,468 deliveries for Toyota Motor Corp.’s Prius Prime plug-in hybrid and 4,375 for General Motors Co.’s Chevy Bolt.

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[government news] Western, Northeast states strike partnerships to boost…

Utility Dive Eight Western states that banded together last year to promote electric vehicle adoption have announced they will partner with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) to facilitate communication and coordinate investment in the region.… More

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Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2018 – Improving Human Life with Aviation

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SA Symposium 2018 will convene experts and visionaries in

eFlight & Aeronautics
Sky Transit Initiatives
Batteries and Motors
Breakthroughs in Polite, Autonomous Aircraft
Urban Planning for On-demand Aviation
Ultra-quiet Propeller Science
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Electric vehicles to dominate Hawaiian roads by 2045, HECO predicts | Utility Dive

Hawaiian Electric Cos. last week laid out its broad long-term vision for electric vehicles on the islands, predicting most cars in its service territories will be electric by 2045.
The utility company filed its “Electrification of Transportation Strategic Roadmap” with the state’s Public Utilities Commission, outlining how it will utilize growing EV adoption to lower system More

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Renault Zoe became the most popular all-electric vehicle in France.

When Renault started selling the all-electric Zoe in France, it had a controversial scheme that prevented buyers from owning the battery pack. They could either own the car and pay a monthly fee to lease the pack or lease the whole car.

While it is indeed a controversial scheme, it’s undoubtedly a successful one since under it, the Renault Zoe became the most popular all-electric vehicle More

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Tesla Reports Strong First-Quarter Vehicle Deliveries

Tesla (TSLA) produced 34,494 vehicles in the first quarter, a 40% increase from the fourth quarter and its most productive three-month period ever, the company announced Tuesday morning before the market open
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Tesla see progress ahead and see no need to raise capital this year

Tesla Inc. sees progress ahead for the mass-market sedan that keeps falling short of targets and said a capital raise won’t be required this year, spurring a partial rebound for the electric-car maker’s battered shares.

The company led by Elon Musk built 2,020 Model 3 cars in the last seven days, trailing its target for a 2,500-unit rate for the final week of March. Tesla delivered 8,18 More

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