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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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Electric Cars Often Actually Save Owners Time

Among current EV drivers, the vast majority of charging is done at home or work. In such places, it takes a few seconds to plug in the car and a few seconds to unplug it. In actuality, it is often easy to leave with a “full tank” (full battery) most of the time. Drivers no longer have to find gas stations on or near their travel routes, don't have to spend time getting off the road and into the gas station, don't have to get out and pump gas, don't have to go inside or pull out their credit card and pay for gasoline, and don't …

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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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In Kenya, An Entrepreneur Is Using Biodiesel To Fight Climate Change

Kitui Industries, started experimenting with biodiesel in 2008, when oil prices were peaking. This alternative fuel produced from vegetable oil is obtained from crushing cotton seed, and can replace conventional diesel.

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Electricity Prices are Highest in Hawaii but Expenditures are Highest in South Carolina

Hawaii has the highest residential electricity prices in the United States, averaging 27.5 cents per kilowatthour (kWh) in 2016—more than twice the national average. However, residential customers in four states spent more per household for electricity that year: South Carolina, Alabama, Connecticut, and Maryland. In South Carolina, the average residential electricity customer spent $1,753 for […] The post Electricity Prices are Highest in Hawaii but Expenditures are Highest in South Carolina appeared first on The Energy …

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How Tesla Redefines The Auto Business

Tesla's original mission was to electrify the world's transportation system. Along the way, that expanded into a reboot of the entire automotive industry. By the time it's all over, Tesla will have redefined not just the way cars are fueled, but the way they are designed, manufactured, marketed and sold

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What Are Elon Musk’s Ultimate Goals? Overview Of Tesla & SpaceX Plans

What's the ultimate goal of Elon Musk? As some would have it, he's a money grubber who only exists because of government "subsidies" (presumably a reference to the federal EV tax credit, which is open to consumers buying electric cars from any auto manufactures, and to California's air pollution reduction programs). As others would have it, he's a savior of the world who will "colonize" Mars and transition the world away from fossil fuels

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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