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Author Archives: Steve Hanley

Tesla Semi — 8 Charger Holes, 800 kWh Battery? Tesla Megacharger — 1.6 Megawatts?

November 17th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

KManAuto is a well known chronicler of everything Tesla on his popular YouTube channel. He was on hand at the Tesla Semi extravaganza yesterday (along with our own Kyle Field) and shot some video that includes a first look at the charging port for Tesla's groundbreaking Class 8 heavy hauler. What he found was that it has room for an 8 pin connector -- four times as many as the normal Tesla Supercharger uses for its passenger cars

New Tesla Roadster (Fastest Production Car Ever) In Broader Context

November 17th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Tesla's first production car was called the Roadster. Built on a heavily modified Lotus chassis, it was a direct descendant of the tZero, itself a modification of an existing sports car chassis. The tZero was manufactured by AC Propulsion, a small company near Los Angeles, and it used conventional lead-acid batteries. Its primary feature was that is used an AC motor — a revolutionary idea at the time

Canada & UK Form Alliance To Dump Coal

November 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Canada and the UK have formed an alliance entitled Powering Past Coal, which seeks to end the use of coal to generate electricity. The group has sent a letter to all the member nations at the COP 23 climate conference urging them to join.

Low-Priced Renewables Driving Change At US Utility Companies

November 14th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Renewables are disrupting the utility industry in Missouri, where one utility say it will invest $1.8 billion in renewable energy in the next few years and another says it will shutter an existing coal fired generating plant 10 years earlier than planned.

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