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What green tech best suits pickup trucks in 2030? Take our Twitter poll

The three most significant debuts at the 2018 Detroit auto show were pickup trucks, one from each of the Detroit Three automakers. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup led on Saturday night, followed on Sunday by the 2019 Ford Ranger, a mid-size pickup that rivals the Chevy Colorado on sale since 2015. The trio was rounded out on Monday...

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Wind Industry Embraces Robots to Boost Safety, Cut Costs

An $8 million cash injection for a little-known startup this month highlighted the growing importance of robotics in wind turbine operations and maintenance. Ann Arbor, Michigan-based SkySpecs, which makes drone systems for wind farm inspections, gained the funding through a Series B financing round led by Statkraft Ventures with UL Ventures, Capital Midwest and previous backers Venture Investors, Huron River Ventures and others. SkySpecs will use the cash to add greater intelligence to an autonomous …

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NASA, NOAA to announce 2017 global temperatures, climate conditions

Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annual release of data on global temperatures and discuss the most important climate trends of 2017 during a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 18. The teleconference panelists are: Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York Deke Arndt, chief of the global monitoring branch of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information in …

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Pic + Video Of Inside Of Fully Autonomous GM/Cruise Taxi

GM has released pictures of the inside of a fully autonomous, driverless taxi design that the company is currently trying to get approved by US regulators. The inside of the GM/Cruise self-driving car is about what you'd expect from such a vehicle — there's no steering wheel and no pedals of any kind

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Tax Equity Investors Break Their Silence on Congressional Tax Bill

Tax equity investors have mostly kept quiet on how the Republican tax bill, which President Trump signed into law in December, may impact their participation in the clean energy market. During a Thursday webinar from law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, investors emphasized that the market remains in limbo. However, big financial entities are getting clarity about the …

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Electric-car vs gas costs, self-driving Bolt, more 2018 diesels, Workhorse orders open: Today’s Car News

Today, TKTKTKTKTK. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The next wave of long-distance electric cars will arrive from European luxury makers, with the Audi e-tron electric SUV due this fall in at least some countries' driveways. Every wondered what a Chevy Bolt EV would look like sans steering wheel? That is called the Chevrolet Cruise AV...

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You Can Now Legally Ride Your UBCO 2×2 Utility Electric Bike On Streets

There are a lot of electric bicycles (e-bikes) on the market today — from off-road adventure beasts to fat-tire bikes with folding frames. Some can't even be legally ridden on streets. If you own a UBCO 2x2 e-bike, you know what we're talking about, but here's some good news: the new UBCO 2x2 utility e-bike solves that problem

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Electric cars are cheapest to drive against gas cars in these states: new report

Electric cars still cost significantly more to buy than gasoline-powered vehicles of the same size and capabilities. But cars that plug in are almost always cheaper to run per mile, often by a significant multiple. A study released Thursday has quantified those differences, comparing the cost-per-mile of gasoline versus electricity in different...

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World’s Largest Dynamic Hydrogen Electrolysis Facility Opens In Hamburg-Neuhof

The world's largest dynamic hydrogen electrolysis plant — intended to utilize "excess" surges of grid electricity for the production of hydrogen — has been inaugurated in Hamburg-Neuhof (Germany) by H&R Ölwerke Schindler, a subsidiary of H&R KGa

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Is Prickly Pear Cactus The Crop For The Climate Changed Future? Researchers Argue “Yes”

Anthropogenic climate change is set to make much of the currently inhabited world a much harsher, hotter, and water-scarce place — while at the same time turning other regions into swamps and flood-prone toxic waste dumps

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Tesla Fulfilled Its 100-Day Australia Battery Bet. What’s That Mean for the Industry?

Credit where credit is due: Elon Musk made a crazy, eye-catching promise, and he delivered. After a series of regional blackouts that shook South Australia in September 2016 and February 2017, a fierce debate emerged over how to manage the grid. Musk inserted himself into the debate, saying on Twitter that he could deliver 100 megawatts of storage in 100 days …

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Tesla Model 3 video review, Volvo XC90 plug-in range boost, dealers unprepared for electric cars: Today’s Car News

Today, we've got a pair of articles on the Tesla Model 3, including a poll; a quiet but important electric-range boost for the 2018 Volvo XC90 T8; and some (more) bad news about car dealers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as we do every seven days, we ran down last week's most important green-car stories. The USPS is...

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How many Model 3s will Tesla deliver by Dec 31? Take our Twitter poll, again

More than five months ago, before the 2017 Tesla Model 3 officially launched, we published the results of a poll asking how many of the lower-priced electric cars would be delivered by the end of this year. Survey respondents on Twitter were optimistic, with more than half suggesting Tesla would deliver more than 10,000 by December 31. Suffice it...

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Musk Will Quit Advisory Panels If Trump Reneges On Paris Climate Accords

Elon Musk may have finally had enough of Donald Trump's shenanigans. He tweeted on May 31 that if Trump actually does pull the US out of the Paris climate accords, he will have no choice to resign from Trump's advisory boards. Musk Will Quit Advisory Panels If Trump Reneges On Paris Climate Accords was originally published on