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Electric cars after 46 years: Chevy Bolt EV vs lunar rover

President John F. Kennedy challenged the United States to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s, and the country's space agency met his challenge with five months to go. However, in 1971, NASA sent a remarkable piece of equipment into space with astronauts—the Lunar Rover—which was actually designed and built by General Motors...

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Tesla — A Challenger Brand, The Ultimate Challenger Brand

Going up against Big Auto is no easy task. They're seasoned players with deep pockets and political influence. But Big Auto companies continue to be complacent when it comes to their flailing electric vehicle programs. Their leaders cling to the gas pump, while Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA] electrifies — blowing past the likes of GM, Ford, and even BMW to become the third-largest automotive brand by market capitalization. How did Tesla pull this …

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Potential Tesla Model S Buyers Should Consider The 100D

Anyone wondering about the practicality of taking long road trips in a Tesla Model S would do well to watch this recent video from Fully Charged, in which host Robert Llewellyn takes a Model S 100D on a journey from London all the way up to the Orkney Islands - the UK equivalent of a Kerouacian coast-to-coast odyssey.

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How to Sleep in a Tesla Model S or Model X

A few years ago, we had the good fortune of meeting Steve Sasman, the "proprietor" of the Tesla Hotel. According to Steve, "One of the many benefits of the highly versatile Tesla Model S sports car is the plentiful amount of room for one or two people to sleep in the back with the seats folded down. Outfitted with a comfy 8″ thick air mattress, you will sleep like a baby who just struck the technology jackpot

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64 Million Tons Of CO2-Equivalent Emissions A Year In US From Meat-Eating Domestic Dogs & Cats, Research Finds (#GreenSunday)

While many people have pointed out the reality that cutting one's consumption of meat is a notable means of reducing one's carbon footprint, I haven't heard many people bring up the subject of meat consumption by pets 64 Million Tons Of CO2-Equivalent …

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Beans For Beef: The Climate Change Initiative That Anyone Can Do (#GreenSunday)

Our #FakePresident has removed the United States from the Paris climate accords, leading some Americans to experience ecoanxiety. That's a relatively new term that the American Psychological Association has used to describe the feelings of dread and helplessness that follow from “watching the slow and seemingly irrevocable impacts of climate change unfold, and worrying about the future for oneself, children, and later generations.” As it turns out, …

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Tesla Powerwall + High Electricity Prices Driving Australians To Energy Storage

Australia is undergoing something of an energy crisis — growing demand combined with under-investment in the electric grid has recently led to a series of embarrassing blackouts, and electric rates are soaring. South Australia has just overtaken Denmark as the place with the world's most expensive electricity

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The Strait of Malacca, a Key Oil Trade Chokepoint, Links the Indian and Pacific Oceans

Nearly one-third of the 61% of total global petroleum and other liquids production that moved on maritime routes in 2015 transited the Strait of Malacca, the second-largest oil trade chokepoint in the world after the Strait of Hormuz. Petroleum and other liquids transiting the Strait of Malacca increased for the fourth time in the past five […] The post The Strait of Malacca, a Key Oil Trade Chokepoint, Links the Indian and Pacific Oceans appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Tesla Close To Testing Self-Driving Semi Truck, Going By Emails Between Tesla & Nevada DMV

Tesla is getting closer to the point of testing a long-haul, self-driving electric semi truck, going by recent emails between the company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles that Reuters reported on. How much closer? It's hard to say, especially when one considers the economic hurdles that would have to be surpassed for long-haul […] Tesla Close To Testing Self-Driving Semi …

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BMW Electrified Vehicle Sales Top 50,000 (2017 Sales Through July)

With a fairly broad "green" array — eclectic blend of attractive electrified vehicles — the BMW Group is apparently the world's 3rd biggest plug-in car manufacturer. With the best ever July for BMW Group, the company's total plug-in car sales through July surpassed 50,000. "Year-to-date electrified sales increase 74.8% to 50,711," a press release from the Bavarian auto manufacturer stated

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Life is Like a Model 3 Reservation … You Never Know What You’re Gonna Get

Tesla is still not talking much about the Model 3, but everybody else is. Have you noticed a wee bit of divisiveness in discussions of the Model 3 since the employee delivery party on July 28th? What I've been pondering since then is how the existing gap of split opinion regarding the most anticipated car in the known universe seems to have suddenly ripped open wider than the jaws of the car crusher at Monster Joe's wrecking …

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Pours Praise On China For EV & Renewable Energy Leadership

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently sat down with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval for an interview in front of around 30 US governors at the National Governors Association meeting. Musk teased the possibility of 2 or 3 more Tesla Gigafactories in front of the governors — many of whom have auto-manufacturing plants in their states. In a comprehensive interview that ranged from his vision for personal transport to the existential …

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Are German Automakers Facing Their iPhone Moment With Tesla?

After our overview about the allegations surrounding Germany's top automakers, one has to wonder if Tesla may soon pose a deadly threat. A recent article in the Financial Times ponders this further, reporting that Are German Automakers Facing Their iPhone Moment With Tesla? was originally published on

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Tesla Model 3 Ready To Race Tesla Model S … & Rumbling? (Video Fun)

We decided to create a video comparison for Model S and Model 3 ... but how? Sure, there are some spy shots and an increasing number of photos, but there have been very few side-by-side videos of the two vehicles together Tesla Model 3 Ready To Race Tesla Model S … & Rumbling? (Video Fun) was …