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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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Jaguar I-PACE Concept Makes The Rounds In Geneva & London

In anticipation of the model's launch next year, Jaguar recently showcased its all-electric I-PACE Concept on the streets of London (for the first time), giving us a look at the real-world face of the highly anticipated model Jaguar I-PACE Concept Makes The Rounds In Geneva & London was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Porsche Put €2.2 Billion Into R&D (Including Plug-Ins) In 2016

As part of its efforts to prepare for and keep up with the changes occurring in industry, Porsche put €2.2 billion into research and development efforts during 2016 (FY), according to recent reports Porsche Put €2.2 Billion Into R&D (Including Plug-Ins) In 2016 was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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LeEco Looking To Sell 49-Acre Site In Silicon Valley… Less Than A Year After Buying It

LeEco, the primary backer of the electric vehicle startup Faraday Future, is now looking to sell the 49-acre property in Silicon Valley that it acquired from Yahoo less than a year ago. LeEco also unveiled the LeSEE last year in China and then in San Francisco — pictures of the LeSEE are throughout this article LeEco Looking To Sell 49-Acre Site In Silicon Valley… Less Than A Year …

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Exceptional individuals honored at the 2017 MIT Excellence Awards and Collier Medal ceremony

On Thursday, March 16, the MIT community gathered at Kresge Auditorium to honor recipients of the 2017 Excellence Awards and Collier Medal. The MIT Excellence Awards are among the highest honors awarded to MIT staff, and acknowledge the extraordinary efforts made in the spirit of fulfilling the goals, values, and mission of the Institute. The Collier Medal honors the memory of Officer Sean Collier, whose spirit lives on as a lasting part of the MIT community. The 2017 ceremony opened with a lively performance by

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Tesla vs Uber — #TrumpEffect & Branding

No doubt about it — associating with Donald Trump is a dangerous thing for any cleantech company to do. A weaker brand could be demolished by the backlash, and a stronger one severely damaged Tesla vs Uber — #TrumpEffect & Branding was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, …

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Mike Thornhill: “We need to inspire future generations to want to work within renewable energy and cleantech.”

This week, Anne-Sophie Garrigou, journalist at The Beam, interviewed Mike Thornhill, founder of Rebalance, a renewable energy recruitment company. Mike talks about the shift to renewables in a large article released in The Beam # Mike Thornhill: “We need to inspire future generations to want to work within renewable energy and cleantech.” was …

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Tomorrow’s Energy Leaders Call for Leadership From Trump Today

We are now just days away from the inauguration, and beyond boisterous campaign pledges to arrest the coal industry's decline and withdraw from the Paris Agreement, President-elect Donald Trump's scant energy and climate policies remain frustratingly obscure and inscrutable. But what we have not heard is just as worrisome. The Trump administration has given little indication of its support for perhaps the strongest economic driver in the American economy today: clean energy. While China opened the new year with a …

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Chevy Bolt EV Distribution Plan — Nationwide Ordering By July, Deliveries By September

The Chevy Bolt EV will be available nationwide by September, with nationwide ordering beginning by July, according to recent reports Chevy Bolt EV Distribution Plan — Nationwide Ordering By July, Deliveries By September was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join …

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Featured video: Paint by numbers

“When I was new to MIT, I interviewed a lecturer who had also been a student here. He mentioned the nostalgic feeling of walking through the campus and seeing the hand-painted lettering on the doors. The doors, he said, had remained a constant on the landscape while so much else has changed. I hadn't even noticed the signs were hand-painted, or that they were so much part of the MIT culture. As time went by, I became further intrigued when I heard people excitedly mention that they spotted the 'painter' in a …

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Details On Tesla’s New Referral Program

Building on its earlier referral programs, Tesla's new referral program running from January 16th through March 15th offers Model S and Model X owners who refer new buyers to the company a number of different prizes and awards Details On Tesla's New Referral Program was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, …

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Vice Ruler Of Dubai Has Tesla Supercharger (& Model S) — Nothing To See Here, Move Along Now …

I landed a couple of pretty interesting scoops today while in Abu Dhabi for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. First of all, I found out that Tesla is opening a store in the UAE next month — it's unclear if the store will be in Abu Dhabi or Dubai or both cities. That was expected for a long time, though, especially given that the backdrop of Dubai has appeared in some Tesla advertising

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German Renewable Energy Auction Model Is A Failure

I recall that Germany used to build 7 GW of solar a year under a market-based feed-in tariff. Now we get close to nothing. This doesn't make any sense. Cost of new solar has gone down. Why stop now? And isn't there some sense of urgency about global warming German Renewable Energy Auction Model Is A Failure was originally published on

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India Wants To Go 100% Solar, But Still Runs On Coal

India aims to build 1 terrawatt of global solar power – four times the current worldwide total – and become a 100% electric vehicle nation by 2030. Those are great ambitions, but they still far short from what is needed for a true energy transformation away from coal India Wants To Go 100% Solar, But Still Runs On Coal was originally published on

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Toyota’s Electric Car Division Will Be Staffed By Just 4 Employees

After announcing recently that it is open to the idea of making electric cars, Toyota is putting its money where its mouth is. It has decided to establish an in-house venture company responsible for developing electric vehicles. It will be staffed by four people. How's that for making a commitment Toyota's Electric Car Division Will Be Staffed By Just 4 Employees was originally …