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Tesla Ramps Up the Hype During Trying Times

Elon Musk is breaking out his bag of pixie dust this week. Or, wait. Maybe it's a portal gun. At Tesla's semi-truck unveiling, which will be live streamed online this Thursday night, Musk he plans to “blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension,” using his “portal gun,” according to his latest tweet. In that alternate dimension, Tesla's …

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7 Potential Revisions To Federal EV Tax Credit

Kill it? Save it? Why not improve it? Electric vehicle advocates caught a glimmer of hope in the US last week when it was reported on November 9 that the Senate version of a revised tax plan would keep the federal EV tax credit intact. The House of Representatives tax plan released previously, however, would end the federal EV tax credit

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Energy Jobs: New Sunverge CEO, FERC Members Finally Approved, and Another Tesla Battery Departure

Can Sunverge's new CEO help the company pivot toward a software-centric approach? This week, the behind-the-meter battery aggregator swapped out its chief executive as part of a shift in strategy. CTO Martin Milani is replacing Ken Munson, who co-founded Sungevity and served as president and CEO for nearly a decade. "After 10 incredible and intense years of building a market and achieving what most never thought possible with virtual power plants and energy storage, it's a natural time to transition the …

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The Economist: Global Tipping Point For Electric Cars In 2018 (Video)

The Economist has an interesting and informative new video up: "Electric cars will come of age in 2018." The Economist supports that view that the global tipping point for electric cars may well be 2018 based on information regular CleanTechnica readers know well, but it's great to see such communication in the mass media

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Global Investments To Address Climate Change Reach $410 Billion Annual Average

A first-of-its-kind five-year trend analysis of global investments aimed at addressing climate change found that the annual average was $410 billion, and reached a record high of $437 billion in 2015 before falling to $383 billion in 2016.

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Bad news for Model 3, electric car songs, coasting or engine braking, tax credit in peril? Today’s Car News

Today, we've got news out of Congress in DC, bad news for the Tesla Model 3, some advice on fuel-saving techniques, and a song sung by electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla has been able to build only 260 Model 3 electric cars over the last three months, CEO Elon Musk said yesterday. That's ... not good. What saves more gas...

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Tax bill may eliminate credit for all electric-car buyers: report

The process of drafting a so-called tax reform bill has been shrouded in mystery, with even Republican congressmembers admitting they didn't know what provisions it will contain. But according to a report on Thursday, the draft of the bill, named the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—to be released Thursday—may eliminate the income-tax credit of...

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MIT joins court brief in support of “Dreamers”

MIT, together with 18 peer institutions, has filed an amicus curiae brief in a federal court lawsuit challenging the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — part of a growing set of Institute actions designed to support MIT community members affected by changes to federal immigration policy. In the brief, the schools focus on the effects the repeal of DACA will have on their DACA-protected students and recent graduates whose status as U.S. residents depends on the program; the impact …

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Nissan shares what future electric cars should sound like: the ‘Canto’ theme

Less than two years from now, barring action by the Trump administration, a National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration rule will require hybrid and electric cars to produce an audible noise under 19 mph. Alongside its Nissan IMx self-driving electric SUV concept it launched at the recent Tokyo Motor Show, the maker of the world's...

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Charging, Charging, Charging — Best Way For Cities To Break Down EV Adoption Barriers (CleanTechnica Interview)

Prepping for our coming CleanTechnica + GreenWay 1st annual EV charging conference in Warsaw, Poland, I've been interviewing leading thinkers and doers in the EV charging world and in the Central & Eastern Europe EV industry who will be presenting or sitting on panel discussions during the conference*. This time, I peppered one of my ELMO Carsharing and Tesla Shuttle co-founders, Jacek Fior, with some questions. Check out the discussion below

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Fuel Cell Fall Update: Drones, Cruise Ships and Carbon Capture

It's hard to find a fuel cell company that's in the black. In GTM's fuel cell summer update, "Wesoff's Wall" was introduced as a metaphor for the barriers standing between fuel cell companies and profitability. In the weeks since, the wall has claimed yet another victim. Last month, British fuel cell developer Intelligent Energy

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Saving gas by lifting the pedal: engine braking vs coasting (video)

The way a driver operates a car can produce very different fuel-economy numbers, and when driving downhill, two notable techniques come into play. The first is leaving the car in gear and using so-called engine braking to provide at least some deceleration. But many believe putting a car in neutral uses less fuel, followed by use of the brakes to...

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Tesla Model 3 Interior, Touchscreen, Center Console … (Model 3 Owners Club Deep Dive Part 2)

Trevor from the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club reached out to us for a sneak peak at a video they put together that dives deep into just about every nook and cranny of a brand new, first-run Pearl White Tesla Model 3 Long Range. To do the video justice, we broke the video out into 3 segments that cover roughly 20 minutes each. Following up on Steve's article, I will be diving into the interior and touchscreen details, and then Zach will dive into control stalks, the keycard & app, windshield wipers, driving experience, and a bit more

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Three Reasons Westerners are Fighting to Defend Federal Methane Waste Standards

Westerners are a hardy bunch. They are used to working through adverse conditions and making the best of what the land provides. That includes fighting to defend requirements from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management that are designed to cut wasted natural gas and maximize revenue for community projects. This is despite repeated attempts from […] The post Three Reasons Westerners are Fighting to Defend Federal Methane Waste Standards appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Nissan IMx Concept electric SUV debuts at Tokyo Motor Show

The long-awaited all-electric crossover utility concept from Nissan finally made its public debut Wednesday morning on the first press day at the Tokyo auto show. Dubbed the Nissan IMx, the compact crossover concept includes both fully autonomous driving and an electric range given as more than 370 miles (600 km). That range is likely on a...