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Is Big Auto Going The Way Of Big Tobacco?

Originally published on EVANNEX By Charles Morris It's an open secret that Big Auto's electrification efforts are mainly for the benefit of government regulators and the media. Even as they announce impressive-sounding investments in technology, and new plug-in models to be launched years down the road, they invest next to nothing in marketing their existing EVs, [&hellip

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Is Tesla Subsidized? What’s The Truth About Claims Tesla, SpaceX, & Elon Musk Wealth Only Exist Because Of Subsidies?

It's pretty common nowadays to hear the claim that the only reason that Tesla, or SpaceX, or any of Elon Musk's other ventures exists is because of government subsidies. I've myself heard the claim quite a lot over just the last few weeks. The funny thing: I haven't heard any specifics from those making these claims about how they are "subsidized." The general consensus when pressed seems to be: "Well, that's what I heard (and I don't like him)."

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Will Tesla Model S be a “collector car”? Tuckers are, but Kaisers aren’t: why?

Startup carmaker Tesla is just coming up on the 10th anniversary of its first delivery, the first of the 2,500 Roadster two-seat electric sports cars that launched it into world awareness. The company recently delivered its 300,000th car, putting it well ahead of all but one other startup carmaker in U.S. history. That would be Kaiser-Frazer...

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Elon Musk’s Obsessive Investment In The Future (Infographic)

If there is any one entrepreneur today that embodies the future, it's Elon Musk. According to Valuewalk, this "self-made billionaire Elon Musk can seemingly do it all. At just 46, the entrepreneur has launched a number of successful companies, including Tesla, SpaceX, PayPal, and the Boring Company and is now worth over an astonishing $20 billion."

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Renault Pushing For Carlos Ghosn To Stay On Another 4 Years As CEO, Seek Deeper Ties With Nissan

In contrast to earlier expectations that he would vacate his position as CEO at Renault and move into a chairman role for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, the board of directors at Renault has asked Carlos Ghosn to stay on another 4 years, it's been reported

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Trump’s Solar Tariffs Get Hit With a Wave of Legal Challenges

The anticipated fallout from the Section 201 solar trade case is now officially underway. Three Canadian solar panel manufacturers launched a lawsuit against the Trump administration at the United States Court of International Trade last week, claiming the new global safeguard measures violate the Trade Act of 1974 and the NAFTA Implementation Act. The complaint was filed on February 7 -- the same day President Trump's tariff proclamation took effect. The European Union also filed a request for …

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A hybrid term takes shape

Ali Abdalla's path at MIT has been an unconventional one. Abdalla, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, spent an entire year away from MIT doing two full-time internships. During the most recent one, from February through August, he worked with a design team at Tesla on high-voltage car components. To beef up his knowledge of electronics and stay connected to campus while in California, he simultaneously took 6.S064, an online version of 6.002 (Circuits and Electronics). “It actually helped,” says Abdalla. “I …

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NASA’s longest running survey of ice shattered records in 2017

Last year was a record-breaking one for Operation IceBridge, NASA's aerial survey of the state of polar ice. For the first time in its nine-year history, the mission, which aims to close the gap between two NASA satellite campaigns that study changes in the height of polar ice, carried out seven field campaigns in the Arctic and Antarctic in a single year. In total, the IceBridge scientists and instruments flew over 214,000 miles, the equivalent of orbiting the Earth 8.6 times at the equator “A big highlight for 2017 …

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Phase 1 Of “World’s Largest” EV Fast-Charging Network Completed In Queensland

Originally published on RenewEconomy By Sophie Vorrath The Queensland government has laid claim to the “world's longest electric vehicle superhighway in a single state” after the first phase of fast charger station installations was completed last month. State transport minister Mark Bailey says EV drivers can now travel from Coolangatta to Cairns, and west from Brisbane [&hellip

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Projecting the impacts of climate change

How might climate change affect the acidification of the world's oceans or air quality in China and India in the coming decades, and what climate policies could be effective in minimizing such impacts? To answer such questions, decision makers routinely rely on science-based projections of physical and economic impacts of climate change on selected regions and economic sectors. But the projections they obtain may not be as reliable or useful as they appear: Today's gold standard for climate impact assessments — model …