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Batteries

New Approach To Li-Ion Battery Efficiency At Stanford Puts Out Fires

Published on October 21st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

There's a new approach that is boosting the efficiency of lithium-ion batteries that also puts out fires — making the batteries fireproof. The new approach, according to scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is the reengineering of one of the heaviest components in batteries: sheets of copper or aluminum foil that are used to collect currents... Read More


Clean Transport

GMC HUMMER EV side view

GMC HUMMER EV: Big, Bad, Pricey — But With Less Guilt, & WTF

Published on October 21st, 2020 | by Loren McDonald

If you are anything like me, you perhaps thought that the original gas-powered HUMMER was one of the worst products to ever be brought to market. It was originally a military vehicle (Hummvee) converted into a monster truck/SUV that in my neck of the woods soccer moms would use to drive their kids to school and then pull their boats and horse trailers on weekends... Read More


Batteries

How To Watch & Listen To Tesla Q3 Earnings Call (Livestream)

Published on October 21st, 2020 | by Chanan Bos

Tesla has announced that its earnings call for shareholders will take place on October 21, today, at 2:30pm PDT. Now that Tesla no longer has a PR team, this earnings call could bring to light a lot of fascinating new details about Battery Day as well as its implications, since it's the first time since the event that the company will be answering questions... Read More


Buildings

Top 4 DIY Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Published on October 20th, 2020 | by Scott Cooney

Imagine if you could put $25 under a couch cushion, and in 5 years go back and find $1,250. That's the type of return on investment represented in energy efficiency... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model 3 Leads September EV Surge In Italy As Market Triples Year On Year

Published on October 20th, 2020 | by Carlo Ombello

EV adoption in 2020 is skyrocketing in most European countries, with governments' responses to the coronavirus pandemic focusing on a green recovery. As we enter the last few months of the year, the effects of these environmental policies and the ongoing rollout of new EV models on the market are starting to show. Italy is no exception to this, as September figures for electric car registrations reach new heights... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Robert Scoble Talks Tesla, Self-Driving Tech, Robotaxis, & More On Mind Meld Podcast

Published on October 20th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Robert Scoble, a tech blogger who grew up in Cupertino, CA — who has known Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak for more than 3 decades, was the first person to get a ride in the first Tesla with Elon Musk, was the first person to buy an iPhone at an Apple Store, and has various other stories along those lines — recently joined Josh Gonsalves from his Tesla over Zoom to talk about Tesla, autonomous vehicles, computer vision, and augmented and virtual reality... Read More


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