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Cars

Gene Munster: “There’s a method to Musk’s goal-setting madness.”

Published on July 22nd, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

To create breakthrough products, Steve Jobs created his own reality distortion field which helped Apple reach unattainable goals. Likewise, Elon Musk has an unorthodox method for setting Tesla's goals. Yes, there's a lot of bellyaching in the media over Musk's missed deadlines. But according to former Apple analyst Gene Munster (via Loup Ventures), "There's a method to Musk's goal-setting madness."... Read More


Climate Change

Our Climate and The Years Project Launch #YouthStepUp Climate Contest

Published on July 22nd, 2018 | by Years of Living Dangerously

Do you have an idea to help fight climate change? This could be your chance to bring your idea to life and share it with the world. If you are a U.S. resident, aged 18–24, you’re invited to participate in the #YouthStepUp Contest, a competition focused on solutions to climate change proposed by the youth of America, led and managed by Our Climate and The Years Project... Read More


Clean Transport

10+ Million Fires, 19,000 Deaths, And 70,000 Injuries From Internal Combustion Vehicles

Published on July 22nd, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), over 10 million highway vehicle fires caused about 19,000 deaths and over 70,000 injuries in the United States from 1980–2015. According to the NFPA, a highway vehicle is, “any vehicle designed to operate normally on highways, such as automobiles, motorcycles, buses, trucks, and trailers.” The good news about the data is that highway vehicle fires have been decreasing since 1980, which was the peak year at 456,000 fires... Read More


Cars

Remember That Time Elon Musk Saved SpaceX & Tesla? (Video)

Published on July 22nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla and SpaceX are not just two companies led by Elon Musk — they are two visions: 1) a sustainable future here on Earth and 2) expanding the human race to other planets. Both companies aiming for these audacious, larger-than-life goals had to face far tougher times than they're facing today... Read More


Boats

Wrocław — Polish Shenzhen

Published on July 22nd, 2018 | by Jacek Fior

There seems to be some kind of attachment I feel towards Shenzhen as I have already used it as benchmark (high one!) for some Polish activities related to e-mobility. Yet again, let me use it to praise one of my favourite cities — that is Wrocław in Poland... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Is The Possibility Of Perception Perversion The Real Reason Jim Chanos Is Short Tesla?

Published on July 21st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla has reached its artificial milestone of producing 5,000 Model 3s per week, and media outlets (and buyers) continue to post rave reviews. The company’s three vehicles are the three top-selling EVs in the US market. Model S has been consistently outselling every competing large luxury sedan for a couple of years, and it appears as if Model 3 will similarly dominate the small sedan segment. At least two sets of auto industry experts (Munro & Associates and a group commissioned by German automakers) have performed teardowns of Model 3, and concluded that the new EV should be earning a healthy profit margin. Does this really sound like a company in trouble... Read More


Climate Change

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3 Natural Gas & Climate Myths

Published on July 21st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Fossil fuels (all of them!) are the energy of the past. With new technologies like wind, solar, and advanced batteries in our hands, we can power today and tomorrow with clean, reliable energy that doesn’t harm our health and destroy our planet... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model S Is This Decade’s Greatest Car, Hagerty Claims

Published on July 21st, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

If you're a collector of classic cars, you're probably familiar with Hagerty. Started in 1984, this industry leader protects over one million vehicles — insuring some of the world's finest collector cars. With real-world expertise valuing the classics, Hagerty decided to put together a comprehensive list which includes: "the greatest vehicle of each decade, from the earliest days of the automobile to the present."... Read More


Cars

Nissan LEAF Nismo Arriving This Month (In Japan)

Published on July 21st, 2018 | by Jo Borrás

Nissan first showed a sporty, Nismo-tuned version of its new Nissan LEAF back in October of 2017. Since then, there hasn’t been much to report — until now. That’s because Nissan has announced that the Nismo LEAF is set to go on sale in Japan as early as July 31st!... Read More


Cars

Rumor: BMW To Offer 150 Mile i3

Published on July 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Bimmer Today has broken news about a new 120 amp-hour (Ah) BMW i3 that the early entrant into the electric vehicle market will introduce in the coming years. The news came through a source who claimed the new battery configuration would be arriving in a matter of months in 2018 or in early 2019 at the latest... Read More


Cars

Cost To Supercharge Across The United States vs Cost Of Gasoline

Published on July 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla has been moving away from free Supercharging for its Model S, Model X, and Model 3, which elevates the importance of the cost to Supercharge as it becomes the new "cost of gas" for drivers looking to hit the road on longer trips. But how does it compare to the cost of driving an internal combustion vehicle? We dive into the details, comparing a Model S, Model X, and Model 3 to a 20 MPG gas car and a 50 MPG hybrid in several states across the nation. ... Read More


Climate Change

An Increasingly Warmer World Is Changing Sporting Events

Published on July 21st, 2018 | by Nexus Media

The next FIFA World Cup in 2022 will be held in winter, not summer, due to the sweltering climate of the next host country, Qatar. Located on the Persian Gulf, Qatar sees an average high temperature of 108 degrees F in the summer, and temperatures close to 123 degrees F have been recorded in the capital Doha. For a sport that requires players to run continually for 90 minutes, this poses a huge health hazard. And even without the physical strain of playing soccer at the highest level, extreme heat threatens significant health problems, including dehydration, exhaustion and stroke... Read More


Cars

Formula E Cars Keep Getting Faster, With Longer Driving Range

Published on July 21st, 2018 | by Nexus Media

Currently, cars last around 25 minutes before needing to be recharged, so drivers have to switch to a second car mid-race. For the fifth season of Formula E, which begins in December, each car will sport a battery large enough to make it through an entire 50-minute race. They will also feature a more aerodynamic design to compensate for the added weight. The million-dollar cars promise a top speed of upwards of 170 miles per hour, more than 30 miles per hour faster than their predecessors and closer to the speed of NASCAR and Formula 1 race cars... Read More


Cars

5 Common Electric Car Myths

Published on July 21st, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

In the UK, Go Ultra Low is a government-backed effort (in association with automakers) to spread awareness about electric vehicles. Go Ultra Low recently joined forces with OnePoll to publish new research regarding the public's understanding (or lack thereof) related to plug-in cars. It turns out respondents had a number of common misconceptions about electric cars... Read More


Batteries

Tesla Model 3 Spotted In New Zealand

Published on July 21st, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

A Tesla Model 3 was recently spotted in New Zealand. New Zealand is one of 18 countries where the driver's side is on the right (India and Japan are the largest). The right-side-driver Model 3 will begin deliveries in 2019. The spotted Model 3 has the driver's side on the left, so it is likely being used for testing purposes. The southern island of New Zealand has some of the windiest, curviest, snowiest roads in the world... Read More


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