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Faraday Future abandons plan to build $1 billion electric car factory in Nevada amid cash woes – The Verge

Faraday Future, the troubled California startup that aimed to unseat Tesla as king of electric cars, is scrapping plans to build a $1 billion, 1-million-square-foot factory in Nevada — a casualty of the sprawling cash problems of its billionaire Chinese financier.

It was just five months ago that FF was claiming that it was finally restarting construction of its proposed factory More

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Tesla building the largest battery system in the world, Elon Musk says

Tesla is set to build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery storage project in South Australia.
Billionaire founder Elon Musk said the project will be completed within 100 days or it will be free.
South Australia has had major electricity issues since storms have destroyed key infrastructure.

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[model 3] Everything you need to know about Tesla Model 3, which is starting production today – The Verge

oday’s the day for Tesla. The automaker says it expect to complete production of “SN1” (or “Serial Number one”) of the Model 3, its first electric car for the masses. But the Model 3 isn’t just any car. Everything for the success of Tesla as a viable car company has been building up to this point. The Model 3 will define the future of the company — and the stakes for Tesla a More

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France Plans to End Sales of Gas and Diesel Cars by 2040

New York Times Nissan’s electric car, the Leaf, was displayed next to a charging stand at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2016.… More

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests Tesla Model S

A new set of crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety questions Tesla ‘s claim that the Model S is the safest car in history.

In fact, the person who oversaw the Model S crash tests tells CNBC, “If you’re looking for top-line safety, we believe there are other, better choices than the Model S.”

Dave Zuby, IIHS executive vice president a More

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Sacramento, Calif., to Serve as ‘Green City’ with Massive Electric Vehicle Carsharing Program

Last week, Volkswagen (VW) cemented its interest in establishing an electric vehicle (EV) carsharing network in California’s capital city of Sacramento. The auto manufacturer, as a part of the $14.7 billion settlement caused by the 2015 diesel emissions scandal, will devote $44 million to build out its first “Green City,” or network of electric vehicle charging stations and EV carsharing More

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Germany’s Innogy enters Californian electric car charging market | Reuters

Innogy (IGY.DE ), Germany’s biggest energy company, has set up a subsidiary in the U.S. state of California offering charging points for electric vehicles in competition with the top network ChargePoint.

The subsidiary, called Innogy E-Mobility US LLC, will make, market and operate the charge points, the German company, which was spun off from RWE (RWEG.DE ) l More

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The World Is on the Brink of an Electric Car Revolution | Climate Central

But a sea change is afoot that is forecast to kick gas-powered vehicles to the curb, replacing them with cars that run on batteries. A flurry of news this week underscores just how rapidly that change could happen.
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Three-quarters of Irish electric car fleet a battery electric vehicle

Electric vehicles includes full battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). A BEV receives all of its energy from the electrical grid; a PHEV can be supplied with energy from either the grid or the fuel pump. Some 75 per cent of the Irish electric car fleet are BEVs, 25 per cent are PHEVs
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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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Electric vehicle buyers pleased with their new cars Glenwo…

Glenwood Springs Post Independent And Holy Cross Energy is offering a $200 utility bill refund for any customer who purchased a new electric vehicle from one of the four participating dealers by June 30.… More

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Daimler, BAIC to invest $735 million in electric vehicles…

Reuters HK) have agreed to jointly invest 5 billion yuan ($735 million) in battery electric vehicle production in China by 2020 and to provide the infrastructure needed.… More

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Car companies’ vision of a gradual transition to self-drivi…

Vox An important moment in the self-diving car debate came on May 7, 2016, when Joshua Brown lost his life after his Tesla vehicle crashed into a semi-truck trailer.… More

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All the Electric Vehicles Currently Available in 2017  Au…

AutoGuide.com It’s widely considered the first electric vehicle that’s not only affordable, but offers impressive range, getting up to 238 miles on a single charge.… More

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China revises electric-car incentives to reward longer…

Green Car Reports It’s long been official policy for China that the country’s automakers will become the world’s highest-volume producer of electric cars. (It also intends to dominate lithium-ion battery cells and photovoltaic solar panels, for the record.) But the …… More

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Tesla upgrades its electric motor on the road to have powertrains lasting 1 million miles | Electrek

Electric cars are often advertised as having lower maintenance and that’s mainly because of electric motors being far less complicated than engines. They can also have significantly longer product life cycles than their gas-powered counterparts.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk even disclosed having the ambitious goal of making Tesla’s powertrains last for 1 million miles – meaning that More

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{advocacy] Accelerate electric vehicle targets to more than half of new car sales, urges new report

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Luxury car giants make big plans for electric vehicles – The Economic Times

CHENNAI: Luxury car brands are lining up electric vehicle plans for Indian roads even as hybrids get slapped with a high tax burden. Volvo Cars, for instance, is planning to roll out its global electric launch, due in 2019, in India as well. Others like BMW , Audi and Mercedes-Benz are betting on a mix of BS6 power trains, plug-in hybrids and full electrics while looking for India options from the More

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Electric cars reach record 42% of Norway’s total new car sales with boost from Tesla Model X | Electrek

While most countries have difficulties making electric cars reach 2% or 3% of their total car sales, Norway keeps pushing the bar higher and higher.

Last month was another record month for the country with electric cars representing 42% of its new vehicles being registered.

That’s a significant jump from their last record in January when they reached 37% of new car sales . More

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States yank electric-car aid, add new fees to pay for infrastructure

A growing number of states are imposing new fees on electric vehicles as officials scrounge for ways to pay for infrastructure projects they say are long overdue.
At least five states, including California, passed bills targeting the cars this year, bringing the total number with fees on the books to 13.
The charges generally range from $100 to $200 a year.

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Elon Musk’s first tunnel should be up and running next week

Elon Musk recently announced that his tunnel-digging operation, The Boring Company, is done carving out its first segment. He bundled the announcement with a declaration of love for tunnels — which he totally loves more than floors, by the way — but didn’t talk about the first tunnel portion’s location. Musk’s latest tweets More

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[bolt] GM’s Chevy Bolt EV sales increase to new high of 1642…

Electrek Albeit slowly, GM’s Chevy Bolt EV sales are still growing – reaching a new high of 1,642 units in the US last month. It brings the total delivered of the new …… More

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Solar Energy is Getting Cheaper and Cheaper  Wall Street…

Wall Street Pit In fact, GTM has predicted that by 2022, average global solar project costs will be down by around 27%, which is equivalent to an annual decline of approximately 4.4%.… More

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The Important Lesson From Record 560 Miles In A Tesla Model…

CleanTechnica A new “hypermiling” record for production electric vehicles has been set by a pair from Belgium, using a Tesla Model S P100D.… More

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Honda And Hitachi Automotive Announce Joint Venture For…

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NDTVAuto.com Honda Motor Company and Hitachi Automotive Systems have announced a joint venture to design and manufacture electric motors for electric vehicles in the future. The JV could help Honda increase electric car production and offer models in countries like …… More

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Company is modding street lights into electric vehicle…

Boing Boing The simple and very commonplace lamp post will soon become a ubiquitous charge point for electric cars. They charge at about 5 kW, or 16 amps, not super fast but overnight charging is all most drivers need.… More

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Tesla’s Model 3 to begin production on Friday: Elon…

MarketWatch Tesla Inc.’s TSLA, +0.24% Model 3 electric car should begin production on Friday, the company’s chief executive, Elon Musk, said Monday London time.… More

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[model 3] Tesla Model 3 to hit the road at the end of July – The Mercury News

The first Model 3s — Tesla’s newest vehicle and its lowest-priced yet — will be out on the streets next month, CEO Elon Musk said late Sunday.

The handover party for the first 30 Model 3 vehicles will be July 28, Musk tweeted.

The chief executive of the Silicon Valley electric-vehicle maker also laid out a production timeline on Twitter: “Production grows exponentially, so Au More

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Where Tesla Autopilot Truly Shines | CleanTechnica

As I noted after my first long-ish drive with Tesla Autopilot (version 1 hardware), there are certain things in highway traffic that at this stage make me nervous about Autopilot. Technically, it works very well, but it easily lulls a human driver into complacency, and it’s easy to get kicked out of autosteer while adaptive cruise control remains on … and then not realize autosteer is More

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UPS Sets New Renewable Energy & Electric Vehicle Goals For…

CleanTechnica The highly prominent global shipping carrier UPS has announced a new set of “sustainability” goals that will see the company greatly add to its fleet of alternative fuel and electric vehicles in the coming years, as part of its push to reduce its …… More

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