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Dyson electric car for 2020 draws executives from Aston Martin, Tesla

Dyson, the British appliance company best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, has cleared up speculation that has persisted for nearly 10 years. Founder and chief engineer James Dyson officially confirmed his company is developing an electric car and is planning for a 2020 launch. Not only has Dyson had 400 employees working on an electric car...

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Can Distributed Energy Resources Get Paid to Serve as ‘Virtual Transmission Lines’?

More states around the country are investing in non-wires alternatives -- distributed energy projects that can substitute for expensive upgrades to grid distribution systems. Now, a new group hopes to do the same for transmission lines. A partnership between former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman Jon Wellinghoff and the Center for Renewables Integration argues that …

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Toyota electric-car tech to come from venture with Mazda, Denso

Very little is known for sure about the long-range electric car Toyota will launch around 2020. Over the last two years, the company—by far the industry's strongest proponent of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles—has concluded it must field a battery-electric vehicle to stay competitive. Toyota is likely unhappy about it, but regulations in...

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Solar, Batteries and LNG Emerge as Competitors to Oil in Island Markets

Just days after Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica, the country's prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, stood in front of the U.N. Generally Assembly in New York to plead for help. “I come to you straight from the front lines of climate change,” he said. The leaders of island nations have been at the forefront of international climate agreements, pushing for more stringent climate commitments in forums where lurching progress is the …

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Accelerating The Global Transition To 100% Renewable Energy

As prices for renewables keep falling, global energy transition will happen faster than many think. To accelerate the process, we need innovative political measures Accelerating The Global Transition To 100% Renewable Energy was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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Tesla Infotainment Systems To Now Use Intel Rather Than Nvidia Tech

Tesla's infotainment systems will now be powered by computer chips supplied by Intel, rather than by Nvidia, according to a new report from Bloomberg Tesla Infotainment Systems To Now Use Intel Rather Than Nvidia Tech was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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ABB Partnering With Northvolt To Build “Europe’s Largest Battery Plant” In Sweden

The Switzerland-based engineering giant ABB will be working with Northvolt on that company's project to build what will reportedly be "Europe's largest lithium-ion battery production plant." That battery factory will be in Sweden ABB Partnering With Northvolt To Build “Europe's Largest Battery Plant” In Sweden was originally published on

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Here’s how to comment on EPA proposal to loosen emission limits on cars

On August 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would reopen the Comment Period for the vehicle-emission standards for model years 2022 through 2025 it had finalized in January. The auto industry and its lobbyists had complained that the agency had moved too quickly, despite its issuance last summer of a voluminous Technical...

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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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Carl Garland, professor emeritus of chemistry, dies at 87

Carl W. Garland, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry, died Tuesday, July 11, at the age of 87. “Carl was an influential and outstanding scientist, mentor, educator, and colleague,” said Professor Timothy Jamison, head of the Department of Chemistry, upon learning of Garland's passing. “We continue to hold him in very high esteem and will remember him fondly.” Born on October 1, 1929 in Bangor, Maine, Garland was a resident of Lexington, Massachusetts. He completed his undergraduate studies at the …

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Chevy Bolt Production Ramps Down While Tesla Model 3 Production Ramps Up

Chevrolet is shutting down the Orion Township factory where it makes the Bolt electric car for a few extra weeks this summer to deal with mounting inventories. Meanwhile, Tesla is preparing to ramp up production of the Model 3. Chevy Bolt Production Ramps Down While Tesla Model 3 Production …

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Formula E Has Built Itself Up As A Platform For Disruptive Innovators

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag and team have defied the odds by starting up a completely new electric racing series from the ground up that is doing much more than just entertaining fans — it has crafted an entire ecosystem geared at catalyzing the shift from petroleum-powered transportation to electric-powered propulsion

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Tesla Sends Out Event Invites For Model 3 Part 3 Referral Program Winners, Confirms Location

July is perhaps the biggest month in Tesla's history, with the first 30 29 Model 3 production vehicles set to be turned over to the first lucky owners on the 28th of the month. Until now, it was uncertain when the event would actually take place, and more than that, where it would be. The first production Model 3 was confirmed to be for Ira Ehrenpreis, but he gifted the prized vehicle to Elon Musk earlier this month, leaving 29 …

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California’s Extension of Cap-and-Trade Provides More Certainty to Cleantech

Late Monday night, California lawmakers approved a group of bills that extend the state's landmark program capping greenhouse gas emissions. The news comes after months of rejected bills and aggressive negotiations by Governor Jerry Brown. Before the vote last week, Governor Brown told lawmakers that the bill was “the most important vote of your life.” “This isn't about some cockamamie legacy. This isn't for me. I'm …