Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Model 3 Progress, Gigafactories 1–5, Tesla Insurance … (Tesla 4th Quarter & 2016 Financials Call & Report)

Published on February 22nd, 2017 | by Kyle Field

In what was likely the most anticipated earnings call ever for Tesla, the auto manufacturer / stationary storage manufacturer / full service solar provider / soon-to-be taxi service / autonomous vehicle technology company (and maybe insurance company in the near future) shared financial results for Q4 2016 and for the full year. Perhaps more importantly, it also unpacked tons of detail for what's to come in the balance of 2017 and beyond... Read More


Cars

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid & Electric: First Drive Impression

Published on February 22nd, 2017 | by Derek Markham

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq looks to be a serious contender in the affordable clean transportation sector, as buyers have the option of choosing from three different flavors — a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, or a fully electric car — of the platform, all at prices right in line with (or better than) the rest of the cars in their class... Read More


Clean Transport

Peloton & Omnitracs Plan Semi-Truck Platooning Technology Rollout

Published on February 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

I've read a number of pieces in recent years speculating on the potential benefits of a large-scale rollout of semi-truck platooning technologies, most of which seemed to make convincing arguments. It seems we'll get a close look at real-world viability relatively soon, as Peloton Technology has announced that it is partnering with the fleet management firm Omnitracs to begin providing platooning technology later this year... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model S P100D Torque Stuns Drag Times After Dyno Test

Published on February 22nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Drag Times loves to play with the Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode. Recently, it loaded one onto a Mustang Dyno to get a peak into what sort of numbers the car is capable of, down at the contact patch where the rubber meets the road... Read More


Grid

Researchers Warn UK Must Increase Power System Flexibility

Published on February 22nd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Researchers from the UK Energy Research Centre have warned this week that the country needs to build much greater flexibility into its power system if it is to ensure energy security and avoid spiraling electricity costs in the future. ... Read More


Clean Power

First Solar Records Biggest-Ever Loss In Q4 & 2016

Published on February 22nd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

US-based solar PV manufacturer First Solar, reporting its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 results, reported its biggest-ever quarterly loss, as well as a massive net loss for the whole year, on the back of decreased revenue and a massive overhauling of the company. ... Read More


Coal

Indian Coal Imports Decline In January

Published on February 22nd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Reports from Indian newspapers are showing that Indian coal imports declined by 21.7% to 14.31 million tonnes in January, due to existing stocks supplying adequate supply. ... Read More


Clean Transport

Daimler To Do Pilot Run Of Mercedes-Benz Urban e-Trucks

Published on February 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre

Daimler will be manufacturing a small run of Mercedes-Benz Urban e-Trucks following the positive reception of the concept at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles trade show, and in anticipation of a further large-scale rollout of the technology, according to a new press release from the German giant... Read More


Cars

Refreshed Volkswagen e-Golf Now Available For Order In Germany

Published on February 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre

The new, refreshed Volkswagen e-Golf is now available for order in Germany, according to a press release from the company. The model features a new 35.8 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack (upgraded from the previous 24.2 kWh battery pack), allowing for a range rating of 300 kilometers from the NEDC — the "practical range" according to Volkswagen is closer to 200 kilometers... Read More


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