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Autonomous Vehicles

1987 Self-Driving Technology — The Future Was Almost Ready Decades Ago?

Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

Isn't this funny: Here I am, happy about finally placing an order on a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus, including the full self-driving package, and at the same time as I choose to flicker through a bunch of old Motor magazines from 1987 to find some mentions of my old 1987 Volvo 240 for a fun comparison, I stumble upon the highlight below... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

An Electric Bike That Reads Your Mind?

Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Xmera recently started a new ad campaign on Facebook for an electric bike (e-bike) that uses wrist sensors and an EEG helmet to read your mind for easy control and customized workouts. After years in development, the bicycle is set to go live for crowdfunding next month... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Autopilot, Full Self Driving, Elon Musk, ARK Invest — CleanTech Talk with Tasha Keeney

Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

For our hot new CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with ARK Invest Analyst Tasha Keeney to discuss various aspects of autonomous vehicles, Tesla, Tesla, and Tesla. Tasha is focused on autonomous cars and 3D printing in her position at ARK Invest. She and ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood recently hosted Tesla CEO Elon Musk in the studio for their new podcast series, so we built off of that chat and I also brought in several key autonomy topics I'm always eager to learn more about... Read More


Cars

Here’s Why The Model Y Is The Only Tesla I Don’t Mind Waiting For

Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Chris Boylan

I know that's a strange title for an article. But let me explain. I took my family for a test drive in a Tesla Model S P85+ back in 2013. I was hooked. So were the kids. (The wife took a little more convincing.) But a sedan, even a roomy sedan with the ability to seat seven (sort of), wasn't an ideal choice for us at the time. Then I saw the video for the upcoming Model X. OMG, those FALCON-WING DOORS! Seating for seven. Loads of space. I NEEDED THAT!... Read More


Batteries

Tesla Nevada Gigafactory — Something Strange Is Going On, But It’s Not What You Think

Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

The Tesla Gigafactory is a technological marvel, is largely a mystery, and also happens to be the world’s biggest battery manufacturing facility. This article was originally going to be about the financing “freeze” and what might actually be going on, but now it will also straighten out some new Panasonic lithium waste that just hit the fan... Read More


Aviation

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When Airplanes Are Designed To Be Energy Agnostic, You Know Electricity Is Banging At The Door

Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

The amount of breakthroughs and progress electric aviation has made this past decade are awe inspiring. We've got news practically every day of electric airplanes (e-planes) and electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft under development, planned for market, or already arriving. When you look back to long-off dreams of electric VTOL aircraft back in the '90s, today's reality is astounding... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Incentives In 8 US States

Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

In the US, the federal tax credit for electric vehicles has been cut in half from $7,500 to $3,750 for both Tesla and GM. Now, the current administration looks like it's turning its back on clean cars. In the future, there could be some hope things change. But with the federal tax credit currently winding down, it's worth investigating what electric car incentives also exist on the state level... Read More


Cars

This Is How It’s Gonna Go Down (With Tesla)

Published on April 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla story is fascinating. Whether you love the company or hate it, it is easy to get pulled into the story like you're pulled into a good movie. This is surely one reason so many people so obsessively check for Tesla news and op-eds every day... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Diving Into The Tesla Model 3, BMW i3, & Chevy Bolt (Video)

Published on April 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Munro & Associates in Auburn Hills, Michigan, is in the business of taking cars apart. The company’s teardown reports reveal the juicy details of every single component — how they work, where they came from, and how much they cost. Automakers pay sizable sums for these reports, in order to figure out what their competitors are up to. Sandy Munro’s 2018 teardown of a Tesla Model 3 delivered some important insights into the California carmaker’s strengths and weaknesses. What about other electric cars... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Road Trip Tips & Tricks

Published on April 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

We do love Tesla Electric Road Trip stories, especially when they’re spiced with practical charging tips. A recent addition to the genre, from Brad Templeton, posted on Forbes goes beyond the usual travel log of sights seen and charging difficulties overcome. Templeton’s account of a weeklong trip from San Francisco to the southern California desert to enjoy the spectacular springtime poppy bloom includes some interesting insights about how driving electric changes the overall traveling experience... Read More


Cars

Planning For Backcountry EV Adventures

Published on April 18th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

If you’re willing to plan ahead, take a little extra time, and enjoy the journey as much as the destination, there’s no reason to leave your EV at home... Read More


Cars

Reuters Spreads Electric Vehicle FUD On Behalf Of Laggard Japanese Auto

Published on April 18th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

In a classic FUD piece penned by a long-term cheerleader of Japanese OEMs, Reuters — either in ignorance or in deceit — is spreading falsehoods and negativity about EVs. The piece directly quotes from engineers and managers on the payroll of Honda and Toyota, Japanese automakers both known to be unwilling to offer electric vehicles... Read More


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