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VW claims it can produce 50 million electric cars, vows to have ‘much lower’ prices than Tesla

Ever since the ‘Dieselgate’ scandal, Volkswagen has been making a lot of claims about electrification, but it hasn’t much to show for yet.

Now, CEO Herbert Diess makes one of the biggest electrification claims for the company yet: that they can produce 50 million electric cars and will have “much lower” prices than Tesla.

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Virgin Hyperloop One seeing ‘big interest’ from Saudi investors, chairman says

Virgin Hyperloop One, one of the best-known players developing the high-speed transportation technology, is attracting “big interest” from Saudi investors, the company’s newly appointed chairman said Monday.
“There is a big interest in Hyperloop in Saudi Arabia,” Ahmed bin Sulayem told CNBC’s Dan Murphy in an interview Monday. “I think when the right More

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Amazon plans Tesla Powerpack at distribution center

Amazon reportedly plans more similar projects over the next 18 months.

Tesla Energy is aiming to ramp up its deployment of energy storage through several different channels. These deployments will range from Powerwalls at the residential level to large utility-scale projects, like the new giant project with PG&E in California, to the smaller scale commercial projects, like those ones w More

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Tesla makes Supercharging free for owners affected by California wildfires – Electrek

Tesla sent out an in-car notice to some owners in California to let them know that they are giving them free Supercharging to facilitate their travel if they need to escape the California wildfires.

As we reported yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk authorized Tesla employees to provide assistance for the California wildfires and ‘not worry about payment’ .

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Kymco to introduce ebike

Kymco is by and large known for its scooters and small-engine motorcycles. Here in the U.S. market, the company offers two motorcycles, the 150cc Spade and 125cc K-pipe. It also offers a brace of scooters, side by sides, and ATVs largely known for their inexpensive price. These product offerings are all about cheap fun, certainly not for world-beating performance. Kymco brought the SuperNEX electr More

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Tesla’s ‘Bioweapon Defense Mode’ is proving invaluable to owners affected by CA wildfires

When Elon Musk initially talked about the Model X’s “Bioweapon Defense Mode,” the company’s skeptics dismissed the feature as a simple gimmick. For owners of the company’s electric cars currently affected by the raging wildfires in CA, though, Bioweapon Defense Mode has become a welcome blessing, allowing them and their passengers to breathe clean air despite the worsening air quality ou More

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‘Harvesting the sun’: Washington state’s largest solar farm nears production

LIND, Adams County — Washington’s largest solar farm will begin commercial production next month in this Columbia Basin town better known for its annual Combine Demolition Derby.

Nearly 82,000 solar panels have been installed near Lind’s pioneer-era cemetery, resembling a mirage on the dusty landscape. Sensors adjust the angle of the flat, blue panels throughout the day, allowing them More

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In October 2018 BYD Set 5th Straight Plug-In Electric Car Sales Record

In October 2018, sales of plug-in electric cars by BYD amounted in China to 26,066, which is a new record (over 1,000 more than in September) at an annual growth rate of 121%!

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Tesla Energy takes part in CA’s record-breaking 2.2 GWh battery storage project

Tesla Energy is poised to participate in California’s initiative to build one of the world’s largest battery systems. After a historic 4-1 vote, California utility regulators approved a proposal put forward by Pacific Gas & Electric, which aimed to replace three natural gas-fired power plants in the state with utility-grade lithium-ion batteries.

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Australian state pledges 50% renewable by 2030

The Victorian Labor Party announced on Thursday that, if re-elected in the upcoming State election, it would increase the state’s Renewable Energy Target to 50% by 2030 in a move intended to create thousands of jobs, increase renewable energy in the state grid, increase investment, and drive down energy prices.
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Elon Musk authorizes employee to assist in California wild fire

California, Tesla’s home state, is currently on fire as the current wildfire season is proving to be particularly devastating.

CEO Elon Musk has authorized Tesla employees to provide assistance for the wildfires and not worry about payment.

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VW plans Tesla rival electric car for less than 20,000 euros: source

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) intends to sell electric cars for less than 20,000 euros ($22,836) and protect German jobs by converting three factories to make the Tesla (TSLA.O) rival, a source familiar with the plans said.

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Robyn Denholm replaces Elon Musk as Tesla’s board chair

Tesla said Robyn Denholm has taken Elon Musk’s place as chair of the company’s board.
Tesla delivered its largest quarterly profit in the company’s history in the third quarter of 2018, reporting about $6.8 billion in revenue and $312 million in profit for the period.
Denholm, who has served on Tesla’s board since 2014, will be leaving her role as CFO of Telstra More

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Telsla project is an unusual one because it pools battery capacity for homes with solar panels.

A community storage pilot project using Tesla batteries went live this week in Western Australia, three months ahead of schedule. The 105KW/420KWh pooled storage will act as a sort of locker for excess power produced by homes with solar panels.

The project is an unusual one because it pools battery capacity for homes with solar panels. It was funded by energy company Synergy and government- More

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BMW to launch its next all-electric vehicle

BMW is taking its time to launch its next all-electric vehicle after the BMW i3, which was launched back in 2013, but they now say that they are ready to roll out more EVs.

CEO Harald Krüger laid out the group’s electric vehicle plan in a speech in Munich on Wednesday

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Two big new all-electric ferries are coming to Canada

Electric propulsion is coming for virtually every mode of transportation, including maritime transportation. Ferries are a good place to start since they cover the same routes again and again. It makes it easy to plan for the range and charging solution of all-electric ferries.

Now Canada has got on board with the concept and ordered its first two new giant all-electric ferries.

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Tesla’s Autopilot improvements are the result of Elon Musk’s frontline leadership style

Considering the pace of Tesla’s constant innovation, the upcoming release of Advanced Summon, the first features of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving suite, and the rollout of the company’s custom-built Hardware 3, there is a good chance that Elon Musk’s vision of having a fleet of electric cars equipped with full autonomy could soon become a reality. And once it does, owners would have Musk to th More

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wireless charging at 120 kw

The principle of electromagnetic induction is that a current flowing through a conductor will generate a magnetic field, and conversely, moving a conductor in a magnetic field will generate a current. In the case of a continuous stable magnetic field, the conductor has to be physically moved to create a current in it. A single piece of wire moving through a magnetic field will produce only a small More

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Marc Benioff wants Elon Musk to build tunnels in San Francisco Bay Area

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Curtiss Motorcyclesis to unveil 2 ebikes

While the 2018 EICMA Milan Motorcycle showdoesn’t begin until tomorrow, Curtiss Motorcyclesis getting a jump on everyone. Today, they just unveiled two new versions of their super high power electric motorcycle known as Zeus.

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Tesla’s 3rd-largest shareholder discusses legacy auto’s ‘Kodak moment’

Amidst Tesla’s continuous rise, its disruption of the car industry is becoming more prevalent. This point was reiterated recently by a major Tesla shareholder, who noted that legacy automakers, with their decades of experience, might be facing their very own “Kodak moment.”
In a recent statement to Morningstar UK, Baillie Gifford manager Iain McCombie remarked that Tesla’s immense g More

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Tesla deploys Powerbank for home owners

The Tesla Powerwall can be a useful energy storage solution for homeowners with rooftop solar arrays. They can store excess power generated by their solar system, or use it when they need it or send it into the grid when it makes the most sense.

Right now, it’s Tesla’s main energy storage solution at the residential level, but two energy companies have decided to use Tesla’s bigger so More

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The Daimler CEO throws some cold water on Tesla’s electric truck project

There’s currently a race to bring electric trucks to market and change the economics in the trucking industry while removing its reliance on fossil fuels.
Tesla has the most aggressive plan to electrify the market with the Tesla Semi, but Daimler Trucks, one of the largest incumbents, is not worried about it.

The CEO throws some cold water on Tesla’s electric truck project and say More

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U.S. Tesla Sales In October 2018 Up By 861%

It’s not the last month of a quarter, so no one should expect sales of 30,000 electric cars like in September, but even in October Tesla is able to achieve a groundbreaking result of growth of 861% year-over-year.

Our estimates stand at over 20,000 Teslas delivered for the month, and each model noted growth.

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Tesla plans to achieve weekly production of Model 3 cars by 3,000 in China – Xinhua | English.news.cn

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) — U.S. top electric carmaker Tesla Inc. said Friday it is planning to produce 3,000 Model 3 sedans per week in China in the near future.
In a regulatory filing released Friday, Tesla said it is going to invest up to 6 billion U.S. dollars on factories and equipment over the next two years, while it is also developing plans to start producing approximately More

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Mopeds and scooters are going green – KYMCO chairman says electric scooters to be majority of new model sales

With over 70 million gas scooters and mopeds already on the streets worldwide, these small and nimble vehicles are an important part of the transportation ecosystem.

However convenient they are for riders though, loud and polluting gas scooters are a still a nuisance in many cities. But the scooter landscape is changing quickly as the industry shifts towards electrification. We sat down wit More

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Elon Musk says Tesla might make an electric bike – Business Insider

Elon Musk says Tesla might make an electric bike
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in an interview with Recode published on Friday that Tesla might make an electric bike. In the coming years, Tesla’s product lineup will expand beyond electric sedans and SUVs to include a pickup truck and a semi-truck, called the Semi. The automaker also plans to make More

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Tesla Semi rival Nikola dubs future fleet as US’ ‘largest air purifiers’ amid hiring ramp

As the Tesla Semi continues to undergo real-world testing in preparation for its initial production in 2019, rival startup company Nikola Motor has claimed that its future fleet will be the United States’ “largest air purifiers,” thanks to their hydrogen fuel cell systems. Nikola’s announcement comes amidst the company’s current initiatives to ramp its hiring activities for its facilitie More

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Tesla is planning massive multi-billion investments in its gigafactories over the next 2 years

Tesla is finally profitable and now CEO Elon Musk expects that the company will remain so going forward.

Some thought Tesla would have to slow its investments and its rapid growth in order to achieve that, but the company now guidelines massive multi-billion investments in its gigafactories over the next 2 years.

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GM electric bicycles unveiled along with a $10k contest to name them

GM has announced plans for two electric bicycle designs, one folding and one compact.

Despite unveiling photos, the company has been fairly mum on detailed technical specifications. But much can be gleaned from the images GM released.

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