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Robins solar project will cover hundreds of acres The…

The Telegraph The Georgia Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a massive solar project north of Robins Air Force Base that will cover hundreds of acres.… More


Hyperloop One is Coming to Europe With These 10 Proposed…

Inverse Hyperloop One, the only company in the world with a full-size hyperloop test track, is coming to Europe. On Tuesday, the company announced that it will continue its global tour with a stop in Amsterdam on June 6, a chance to detail a number of routes …… More


Chief Motor Engineer At Tesla Shares Innovative Insight In…

InsideEVs Battery technology gets the most media attention, but the company also has a world-class team dedicated to developing better traction motors. Among that team is Konstantinos Laskaris, Tesla’s Chief Motor Design Engineer, who is responsible for the …… More


[auropilot] Here’s what Tesla’s Autopilot 2.0 can see with its 8…

Electrek With the second generation Autopilot, Tesla is betting on computer vision and basing the system on cameras. It has 8 cameras all around the Model S and Model X. 3 of them are front-facing, one narrow forward camera with a range of 250m, another …… More


US utility offers clients cheap Tesla batteries for grid…

Engadget For the first time, a power utility has teamed up with Tesla to use its battery packs for extra grid power during peak usage times. Vermont’s Green Mountain Pow…… More


Google-blessed Android infotainment system comes to the car | Ars Technica

Google has (finally) formally announced its “Android Automotive ” in-car infotainment system. The company has signed a deal with Audi and Volvo to bring a car-focused version of Android to market, with Google building and licensing the OS for car makers just as it does for phone OEMs. Both Audi and Volvo will build Google’s version of car Android into “their next ge More


23–50% of Electric Car Drivers Plan to Get Tesla Model 3 Next (CleanTechnica Report) | CleanTechnica

Below is another segment of CleanTechnica‘s new, 93-page electric car & driver report . In case you missed previous intros, for the report, we surveyed over 2,000 electric car drivers living in 28 countries (49 of 50 US states, 26 European countries, and 9 Canadian provinces). We wanted to find out what early electric car adopters require and desire from their next electric cars More


Elon Musk’s solar tiles have an infinite warranty, low cost

WHETHER he’s reinventing the rocket, revolutionising electric cars, or trying to solve traffic congestion, Elon Musk is relentlessly driving innovation.

Overnight the billionaire entrepreneur and Tesla CEO released the latest details about Solar Roof, the company’s solar energy capturing roof tiles — and it was met with some genuine excitement.

The tiles are cheaper than expect More


Sodium, magnesium to replace lithium in batteries — ScienceDaily

A project supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) aims to find new materials which can be used in rechargeable batteries and eventually provide alternatives to the current lithium batteries. Lithium-based batteries have several drawbacks, such as the limited availability of the raw material itself as well as the numerous safety issues, which are primarily associated with the use More


Hyperloop flies into Nor-Shipping – Splash 247

> Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), the company leading the charge to realise the concept of transporting people and cargo safely, efficiently and very quickly through vacuum tubes, is set to bring its own brand of disruptive thinking to Nor-Shipping 2017.
> The firm, which encompasses more than 50 teams working together across 38 countries, is sending a delegation led by More


California to test electric-car ‘point of purchase’ rebate for electric cars

t’s clear that incentives to buy specific cars work best when they can be applied directly at the time of sale.

That’s why purchase rebates are widely preferred by electric-car advocates to tax credits, which may take up to 15 months to be usable, depending on the timing of the purchase and tax filing.

While the federal electric-car incentive is an income-tax credit and l More


New Chinese Electric Car Factory Will Be Able To Produce 200,000 Cars/Year

GAC Group, which is shorthand for Guangzhou Automobile Group, has started building a new manufacturing facility on a 2 square mile campus located in China’s southern Guangdong province. The factory will be dedicated to electric car production and autonomous vehicles. It is expected to cost nearly $700 million and will have a capacity of 200,000 cars a year once completed by the end of next year. More


Israeli Company StoreDot’s 300-Mile Electric Car Battery Charges in 5 Minutes – The Drive

While many of the challenges facing electric cars are progressively being solved by car companies, charging time remains a major obstacle. It’s finally become fairly easy to achieve 200-plus miles of range in an EV, even one with a pricetag that can can dip under $30,000 after incentives (see: Chevy Bolt ), but charging time has been a challenge…until now , at least. More


Live From The Field

So you will have power constantly, even when the grid fails you.

“Electric cars originally didn’t look good, they had low range, they didn’t have good performance, they were like a golf cart, so people had a real hard time buying electric cars”, Musk said in a company video. “Why would you get anything else?”

Here’s what investors need to know.

But in its blog po More


First Hyperloop route could be ready by 2020

Commuters can ride the hyperloop, a futuristic, super-fast transportation system , as early as 2020 and the United Arab Emirates could be the first market for it, according to the chief of one of the companies involved in developing the technology.

Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), told CNBC on the sidelines of the Innovfest Unbound co More


New Battery Could Power Electric Cars 620 Miles on Single Charge

The average American drives about 30 miles (48 kilometers) per day, according to AAA , yet many people are still reluctant to buy electric cars that can travel three times that distance on a single charge. This so-called range anxiety is one reason gasoline-powered vehicles still rule the road, but a team of scientists is working to ease those fears.

Mareike Wolter, Project Manager o More


Tesla taking reservations for solar roofs

PALO ALTO – After a Hollywood reveal, Tesla is ready to bring its solar roofs to Main Street — or perhaps just to some exclusive suburban enclaves.

The Silicon Valley electric car and clean energy company began taking $1,000 reservations Wednesday for its power-generating solar roofs. The company says the tiles will be priced competitively to traditional roofs, when factoring in energy More


Tesla Soars 4% Tuesday on Model Y News, Autopilot Update –

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA ) stock soared over 4% on Tuesday as news broke that the company will introduce its Model Y SUV by 2020. The highly anticipated SUV was first mentioned in July 2016 by CEO Elon Musk when he announced plans to bring a compact SUV to the market.

The vehicle will add to the company’s pipeline, which will have its first mass-market vehicle, the Mode More


China’s GAC announces giant $6.5 billion electric vehicle industrial park

We have been talking a lot about China at Electrek over the past few months, but that’s because it has quickly become the largest electric vehicle market in the world and it’s likely to keep growing with the government’s mandate.

Now one of the country’s biggest automakers, GAC Motor, announced that they started construction at a giant $6.5 billion industrial park to develop and pro More


Tesla Wants Drivers to Share Autopilot Driving Videos to Help Self-Driving Cars – The Drive

Since the launch of its Autopilot driver-assist system, Tesla has asked customers for permission to gather car data in order to help improve the system. As part of a recently-launched Autopilot software update , Tesla is expanding that data-collection effort to include video.

When Tesla launched the update, which brings cars built since October 2016 up to parity with older cars in te More


Tesla asks for permission to gather video clips from cars…

The Car Connection Tesla recently rolled out its Autopilot 8.1 software update, offering nifty new features for folks who’d bought vehicles equipped with Tesla’s Autopilot 2 hardware. Over the weekend, Tesla published yet another Autopilot update, bringing even more …… More


Simple math is why Elon Musk’s companies keep doing what…

Quartz Physicist Richard Feynman returned over and over to an idea that drove his groundbreaking discoveries. His approach was documented by his Caltech …… More


Vision | GoMentum Station

GoMentum Station in Concord, California is where the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) leads and facilitates a collaborative partnership among multiple AMs; OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers; communications suppliers; technology companies; researchers and academia; public agencies and other partners. These entities converge in research development, testing validation and commercialization of Co 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


ChargePoint to deploy 200 of its ‘up to 400 kW’ electric vehicle charging stations in the UK | Electrek

We were excitted when ChargePoint unveiled its latest charging station technology earlier this year . It’s a modular system called Express Plus and it can enable a record-breaking charge rate of up to 400 kW.

The only problem is that ChargePoint doesn’t operate its own charging stations. Therefore, in order for those to get deployed, other companies need to buy them and operate More


India’s green car plan prioritises electric vehicles over hybrids | Zawya MENA Edition

NEW DELHI, May 7 (Reuters) – India’s most influential government think-tank has recommended lowering taxes and interest rates for loans on electric vehicles, while capping sales of conventional cars, signalling a dramatic shift in policy in one of the world’s fastest growing auto markets.

A draft of the 90-page blueprint, seen by Reuters, also suggests the government opens More


Electric Car Sales Are Suddenly Taking Off in Europe, Thanks To Renault

Europe has been somewhat slow to jump on the EV bandwagon, but that appears to be somewhat changing as Bloomberg reports sales of electric vehicles rose nearly 38 percent in the first quarter of the year. That’s versus 2.9 percent for all last year.
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China eyes 1m electric, hybrid cars in 2018

The emission restrictions in Europe and the US may have influenced the auto industry to seek alternative powertrains including electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles but in fact, it is China that has the greatest impact in pushing the industry toward the use of cleaner energy.
Last year, Beijing proposed a law to put a cap on carbon emission that requires automakers to allocate 8 percent of th More


Volkswagen plans to ‘leapfrog’ Tesla in electric car race

The Volkswagen car brand said it is confident it will “leapfrog” the competition and become a leader in electric cars by 2025 as it redirects its attention to battery-powered vehicles and emerges from the 2015 diesel emissions scandal.
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10 electric vehicle benefits you might not know about…but…

Electrek We all know the direct benefits of owning an electric vehicle – cleaner, cheaper, smoother travel, getting to drive in carpool lanes, tax rebates, not being a douchebag to the environment, etc.… More