shadow

São Paulo (Brazil) Formula E Races Being Moved To Punta del Este (Uruguay)

São Paulo, Brazil, had been slated until somewhat recently to play host to a Season 4 race in the popular Formula E racing series — until, that is, the fact that the city's authorities were in the process of actually selling the venue where the race would have taken place necessitated the event being postponed

shadow

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid first drive

There's a new plug-in hybrid in town, and it could expand the audience for cars that provide useful electric range for daily driving while retaining an efficient gasoline engine for longer trips. The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is the third and most important model in the Clarity lineup, which already includes the hydrogen Fuel Cell model as...

shadow

How privacy policies affect genetic testing

Different types of privacy laws in U.S. states produce markedly different effects on the willingness of patients to have genetic testing done, according to a new study co-authored by an MIT professor. As the research shows, policies that focus on the privacy risks of genetic testing, and ask for patient consent to those risks, lead to a reduction in tests performed. But policies that emphasize limits to further disclosure of genetic data without consent, and explicitly define genetic data as the property of the …

shadow

The Secret EV Sales Tool!

I've been an advocate for EVs since restoring a 1994 USElecticar Chevy S-10 in 2009. I'll admit my time horizon for wide adoption of EVs at that time was decades out. Little did I realize that two players would appear Nissan with the Leaf in 2011 and Tesla with the Model S in 2012. Hindsight [&hellip The Secret EV Sales Tool! was originally published on EV …

shadow

Australia’s First Offshore Wind Farm Takes Next Step Toward Reality

Australia's first offshore wind farm has taken the next step toward becoming a reality this week with Victorian-based developer Offshore Energy announcing this week that it has partnered with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners to develop the 2 GW Star of the South offshore wind farm.

shadow

If you plan to buy an electric car, you should do it this month

Common wisdom has it that the last few days of any calendar year are the best time to buy a car. Not only are franchised dealers and their salespeople seeking to close out the month with a bang, but it's the end of a year and their allocation of cars next year can depend on how many they sell this year. In other words: bargains may be there for...

shadow

US Energy Bodies Unite Against Senate Tax Bill

With the Senate Republican tax bill racing towards a contentious vote despite numerous obstacles, a group of American energy trade bodies have penned an open letter raising urgent concerns that claim a provision, if it remains as-written, would have dire impacts on the country's renewable energy industry.

shadow

Tesla’s Giant Australian Battery Is Proof That Energy Storage Is Coming of Age

Tesla built the world's biggest lithium-ion battery ahead of schedule. It's an important milestone for the technology, and Tesla itself. But is it coming at a cost to smaller players in the industry? This week on The Interchange, we'll talk about how Tesla's battery supply constraints are hitting downstream installers and developers. We'll bring GTM Staff Writer Julian Spector on the show to discuss his recent reporting on Tesla's delivery delays. Then, we'll cover some of Spector's other big …

shadow

Life with Tesla Model S: musings on new Tesla Roadster

Like almost everyone else, I was blown away by Tesla's surprise introduction of the second-generation Roadster at the recent semi-truck reveal event. Zero to sixty in 1.9 seconds, a 620-mile range, gorgeous sleek lines, and a price of $200,000. Mind-blowing indeed. But a few of the new Roadster's numbers didn't add up for me...