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Those Wild Electric Cars That Influenced Modern EVs & PHEVs

Along the way on the rebirth of the modern electric vehicle (EV), we've witnessed some "far out" and pretty wild projects. We also saw some of the world's smartest folks pull together top engineers and brilliant ideas. Some of these companies and projects have threatened conventional carmakers inebriated with bottom line profits to the detriment of innovation. Sadly, some of the companies have fallen by the …

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China Electric Car Sales Report — Sales Jump 49% In May

The Chinese market had more than 40,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 49% increase in sales over the same month last year, with the EV market share now at 1.4%, close to last year's record (1.45%). Expect improvement as the year progresses and sales expand, with the Chinese EV market potentially surpassing […] China Electric Car Sales Report — Sales Jump 49% In May was originally published …

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China Electric Car Sales Grow 49% — BAIC EC180 Leads Rise of Microcars

The Chinese market had more than 40,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 49% increase in sales over the same month last year, with the EV market share now at 1.4%, close to last year's record (1.45%). Expect improvement as the year progresses and sales expand, with the Chinese EV market potentially surpassing 2% market share

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Tesla Moves Into Nevada As The State Enacts Progressive New Solar Policies

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed a handful of new solar and energy related bills today in Carson City to help the state pivot away from the anti-consumer, anti-solar net metering regulation that forced SolarCity out of the state in late Tesla Moves Into Nevada As The State Enacts Progressive New …

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Could India Really Become 1st Fully Electric Car Country?

Last year, when I presented* at a big institutional investment conference in India, there was a lot of talk about solar, but little about electric vehicles. Of course, a large portion of my presentation was about Tesla and electric cars. The presentation* from Indian Minister of Coal, Power, and New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, highlighted the highly competitive cost of solar power but didn't really touch electric …

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eMotorWerks Doubled Revenues For 3rd Consecutive Year In 2016

The electric vehicle smart grid charging technology firm eMotorWerks doubled its revenues for the third consecutive year in 2016, according to a recent press release. This expansion and revenue growth was partly the result of partnerships with companies such as AeroVironment, Webasto, and Nayax. The company's growing customer base is reflected in the fact that the firm now has more than 18,000 charging stations installed around the …

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Hyperloop One Reveals Its Plans For Europe …

Following its earlier city-level proposals competition in Europe, Hyperloop One has now revealed the candidate shortlist produced by that competition. The shortlist includes the proposals that were/are both economically and technically feasible Hyperloop One Reveals Its Plans For Europe … was originally …

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Midwest EVOLVE Launches — 3-Year Project To Support EV Adoption In US Midwest

A new electric vehicle promotion effort was recently launched in the US Midwest by the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest in partnership with 8 Clean Cities coalitions Midwest EVOLVE Launches — 3-Year Project To Support EV Adoption In US Midwest was …

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Building the ‘Solar Protection Factor’ Into an Increasingly Green-Powered Grid

Utilities need to prepare for the rise of wind and solar power and the retirements of baseload power plants, and that includes building “solar protection factors” into their long-term planning. That's one of the recommendations from consultancy ScottMadden in its latest energy industry update. The report, which covers subjects ranging from Trump administration energy policies, to blockchain, to smart cities, also gets into detail on today's key grid paradigm shift …

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MIT students hack assistive technology solutions for local clients

More than 1 billion people globally need one or more assistive devices, such as prosthetics and communication devices, to address problems resulting from their disabilities. However, currently 90 percent of people in need are without access to those products, according to the World Health Organization. Compounding this accessibility issue is a massive shortage in the assistive technology workforce. To promote innovation and long-term interest in working in the field of assistive technologies, the Assistive Technologies …

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Socioeconomic background linked to reading improvement

About 20 percent of children in the United States have difficulty learning to read, and educators have devised a variety of interventions to try to help them. Not every program helps every student, however, in part because the origins of their struggles are not identical. MIT neuroscientist John Gabrieli is trying to identify factors that may help to predict individual children's responses to different types of reading interventions. As part of that effort, he recently found that children from lower-income families …