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3 Tesla Unveilings: Model 3 — July, Tesla Semi — Sept, Tesla Pickup — 18–24 Months (#ElonTweets)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk just revealed a number of things on Twitter that will surely be of interest to many of you reading this. ... For one, we now know for sure that the "final unveiling" event for the Tesla Model 3 will take place in July — to roughly coincide with the beginning of Model 3 production, seemingly 3 Tesla Unveilings: Model 3 — July, Tesla Semi — …

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Honda Clarity EV & Plug-In Hybrid Just Introduced In New York

The Honda Clarity is to Honda what the Hyundai Ioniq is to Hyundai — a single chassis that can accommodate several different powertrains. For Hyundai, that means a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a fully battery-electric version built on the same platform. For Honda, it means a fuel cell, a plug-in hybrid, and a fully battery-electric version are available, all based on the same platform

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Workhorse Electric Truck (with Range Extender) Has Stunning Specs

A representative from Workhorse reached out to Gas2 and CleanTechnica this morning via email to share some preliminary specifications for its upcoming W-15, which it believes is the first plug-in, range-extended pickup truck built from the ground up by an original equipment manufacturer. The Workhorse W-15 electric truck is specifically designed to meet the needs of commercial fleet operators. The representative also forwarded two photos of the chassis without the bodywork

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DHL (Deutsche Post) To Double Electric Delivery Van Production

Disruption is a beautiful thing. DHL — known in Europe as Deutsche Post — is one of the largest delivery companies in the world. When it wanted to reduce is carbon footprint by using battery-powered electric delivery vans, it approached several major manufacturers and asked them to supply it with vehicles that met its needs. Not possible, the manufacturers all said. Too expensive. Not enough volume to make it worth our while

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MIT Quarter Century Club welcomes new members for 2017

The MIT Quarter Century Club (QCC), comprising staff and faculty members with 25 years of employment at the Institute, inducted 99 new members at a March 13 ceremony at the Samberg Conference Center. This year's class includes 77 inductees from the Cambridge campus and 22 from Lincoln Laboratory. The late Sergeant John Carr of the MIT Police was inducted as an honorary member. In addition, the club recognized 38 members who mark their 50-year anniversary with MIT …

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Looking ahead to the future of computer-driven cars

The field of transportation is undergoing a seismic shift with the introduction of autonomous driving — or computer-driven cars. Computer vision scientist and Mobileye co-founder Amnon Shashua PhD '93 described the challenges associated with this technology in a talk last month hosted by MIT's Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM). The technology behind computer driven cars, Shashua

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Camping In A Tesla Model S, Or Tesla Model 3?

Given the large size of the Tesla Model S, it's all-electric nature, and the option of a generous panoramic roof, it shouldn't be too surprising that some owners have taken to occasionally using their car as a mobile tent/hotel pod. After all, why not? The battery packs are large enough that you can leave the [&hellip Camping In A Tesla Model S, Or Tesla Model 3? was originally published on

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Hydrogen cost could equal 50-cent gasoline, with renewable energy: study

Hydrogen fuel-cell cars face an uphill battle toward mass adoption. Both cars and fueling infrastructure need to be made widely available before large numbers of consumers can seriously consider switching from gasoline to hydrogen. But under certain circumstances, hydrogen could prove very attractive to consumers for one simple reason. DON'T MISS...

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Plugless’s Wireless Tesla Charger In Action (Video)

Those getting impatient for Plugless's (Evatran's) wireless Tesla Model S charger to hit the market may be interested in taking a gander at the new video posted below — which shows the offering in action. The video was passed along to us here at CleanTechnica a couple of days ago. Enjoy. Notably, the email sent to [&hellip Plugless's Wireless Tesla Charger In Action (Video) was originally …

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Analysis Finds Wind Could Replace 6,000 Gigawatt-Hours of Coal in Colorado

In 2004, Colorado voters passed an initiative establishing, for the first time, a renewable energy standard (RES) through a popular vote. The legislative declaration for the initiative, Amendment 37, started with: “In order to save consumers and businesses money...” and concluded with the idea that renewable energy should be developed to the “maximum practicable extent." …

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Porsche 911 won’t get electric, hybrid versions any time soon

Porsche is among the cadre of German luxury carmakers adding all-electric and plug-in hybrid models to their lineups to better compete with Tesla Motors. The Porsche Mission E electric-car concept that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show last year is scheduled to enter production by the end of the decade. Porsche also previously offered the...

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How Kokam Designed the Battery for Solar Impulse’s Historic Flight Around the World

BusinessGreen: The Firm Behind Solar Impulse's Extraordinary Battery Last month, solar-powered plane Solar Impulse landed back in Abu Dhabi, completing the final leg of its historic round-the-world trip a year and a half after first setting off. However, the pioneering plane famously faced more than a little turbulence on the journey: it was grounded …

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Santa Clara Electric Vehicle Charging Center The Largest In California

The City of Santa Clara in California recently enjoyed the grand opening of the largest public multi-standard electric vehicle charging facility in the state. City and electric vehicle (EV) industry officials enjoyed the effort to enable more refreshing air and celebrated the milestone at the Santa Clara Electric Vehicle Charging Center, which is located in the city's Tasman [&hellip

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LG Chem Licensing Li-Ion Battery Tech From Optodot

Originally published on EV Obsession. Optodot Corporation and LG Chem have signed a new patent license agreement that will see the lithium-ion battery manufacturer granted the right to utilize the boehmite separators developed by Optodot, according to a new press release. To provide some background here, boehmite is a material utilized in the “ceramic” coating [&hellip LG Chem Licensing Li-Ion Battery …

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Tesla Offers 30-Day Autopilot Trials To Hook New Users

Tesla is apparently really eager to get Model S drivers sipping the autopilot kool aid, and it's kicking efforts into high gear. Model S owners with Autopilot hardware but who did not purchase the option are starting to get in-car popups pitching a free 30-day trial of autopilot. While Tesla has not shared how many users are [&hellip Tesla Offers 30-Day Autopilot Trials To Hook New …

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Nissan Achieved Record Fleet Sales In European Market During 2015

Nissan's European electric vehicle fleet sales — primarily sales of the Nissan LEAF car and the e-NV200 van — climbed to record levels for the fourth year in a row during fiscal year 2015, according to a recent press release from Nissan. The climb in fleet sales was a pretty significant one — a 45% year-on-year [&hellip Nissan Achieved Record Fleet Sales In European Market During …

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Heading Towards $1.6 Billion Bonus Payout Sooner Than Expected

Back in 2012, Tesla CEO Elon Musk signed an agreement with the company that will see him awarded up to 5.27 million stock options (priced at $31.17 a share) following the achievement of various performance goals outlined in the agreement. While it was expected by many Tesla observers that these goals would be (eventually) achieved, [&hellip Tesla CEO Elon Musk Heading …