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Cars

EVgo & Electrify America Make Charging Easier With New Roaming Agreement

Published on August 22nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Two of the largest DC fast charging network operators in the US have joined forces to make charging easier, thanks to a new roaming agreement between EVgo and Electrify America. The new agreement lets drivers use either their EVgo or Electrify America account to charge on either network without any additional fees... Read More


Climate Change

Paris Agreement Key To Future Health Of Global Economies

Published on August 22nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A new study by researchers from the University of Cambridge has concluded that 7% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will disappear by 2100 as a result of business-as-usual carbon emissions, reinforcing the need for countries around the world to fully commit to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. ... Read More


Clean Power

Walmart Sues Tesla Over Rooftop Solar Fires

Published on August 22nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Back in 2010, Walmart was one of the first major companies to get involved with the solar power revolution. It teamed up with SolarCity, the rooftop solar company started by Elon Musk's cousins Lyndon Rive and Peter Rive, to install rooftop solar arrays on 224 of its stores. To date, seven of those rooftop installations have caught fire, causing millions of dollars in structural damage and lost sales... Read More


Clean Power

Global Corporations Spur US Wind & Solar Growth

Published on August 22nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The world's largest corporations signed contracts for more than 6 gigawatts of wind and solar capacity in the United States last year, the beginning of what Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables is calling a "corporate renewables procurement boom" which is spurring renewable energy development across the country... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Why Hasn’t Hollywood Embraced The Electric Car?

Published on August 22nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

From James Dean’s Mercury coupe in Rebel Without a Cause to Burt Reynolds’s Trans Am in Smokey and the Bandit to Jason Statham’s McLaren in the new Fast and Furious film, cars have been stars in many a Hollywood classic. However, as a recent Bloomberg article points out, electric cars are still waiting for their big-screen breakthrough... Read More


Cars

Tesla — Champion In Crisis Management

Published on August 22nd, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Years ago I switched from a small (7 person) software development team to a larger (70 persion) software development team. The products both teams maintained were nearly identical, in function, size, number, and type of users. The planning of the small team was: "It is ready when it is ready." The large team was ISO certified and their software development was always within budget and time... Read More


Batteries

South Korea Says FU To Diesel Cheating While Tesla Model 3 Customers Form Long Lines

Published on August 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

South Korea is an interesting case in "Electric Vehicle World." LG Chem, probably the most notable EV battery company not connected to Tesla, is based there. It seems like LG Chem has battery contracts with every single automaker (it might be more like 60%). SK Innovation and Samsung SDI, medium-sized battery producers, also call Korea home. And then there are Hyundai and Kia, or Hyundai–Kia if you combine them due to their intertwined investment structure. These large automakers have produced highly acclaimed electric vehicles, but they struggle to produce a large number of them — or just don't care to do so... Read More


Cars

Sandy Munro States Tesla Has A 10-Year Lead Over US Automakers

Published on August 21st, 2019 | by Kurt Lowder

Get your popcorn and snacks ready! Sandy Munro has another hour-long interview about the ongoing transition to electric vehicles. There is always so much packed into these videos. Munro just has a knack for cutting right to the chase and explaining engineering, manufacturing, and business to the layperson. In the interview, Munro is joined by Mark Ellis, who is a Senior Associate at Munro and Associates... Read More


Cars

Tesla’s European Demand Rumors Get Blown Out Of The Water

Published on August 21st, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

There is a certain predictive quality in looking at the ships Tesla's has charted to ferry cars to Europe. In the past two quarters, the Europe/China ratio was 50/50, with the European vessels carrying some more cars than the ships bound for China... Read More


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