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Volvo’s Largest Electric Bus Order — 25 Volvo Electric Buses Ordered By Trondheim, Norway

Volvo Buses recently took its largest order to date for electric buses, an order for 25 Volvo 7900 Electric buses from the city of Trondheim in Norway Volvo's Largest Electric Bus Order — 25 Volvo Electric Buses Ordered By Trondheim, Norway was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more …

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Proterra’s Electric Bus Breaks a World Record for Range—1,100 Miles on a Single Charge

If you think Tesla's 300-plus-mile battery range for its electric cars is a big deal, here's a new world record that triples that figure. On Tuesday, electric-bus startup Proterra announced a world record by test driving an electric bus for a whopping 1,100 miles on a single charge. The previous world record for electric vehicle range was 632 miles for an electric bus and 1,013 for an electric car. The milestone shows how battery-powered autos are …

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California plans for its post-fossil-fuel future in electricity, cars

For 50 years, the state of California has led the United States when it comes to renewable energy and electric cars. The state features many programs to incentivize electric-car ownership, and 29 percent of the state's 2016 energy production came from solar, wind, and other renewable power sources. California is now preparing for a future in which...

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Climate Change Is Happening Faster Than Our Ability To Respond

Is it now already too late to adequately respond to or prevent extreme anthropogenic climate change? That possibility was noted by the noted public figure Neil deGrasse Tyson in a recent interview with Fareed Zakaria Neil deGrasse Tyson: Climate Change Is Happening Faster Than Our Ability To Respond was originally published on

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Der Spiegel Questions Whether German Auto Industry Can Survive

The German auto industry faces increasing pressure from Tesla and Chinese auto makers. Can it survive the transition to electric cars? Der Spiegel Questions Whether German Auto Industry Can Survive was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Volkswagen ID electric car to launch in 2020 along with new VW Golf

Volkswagen has a critical year coming in 2020, when the German brand will launch two incredibly important vehicles nearly back-to-back. The next-generation Volkswagen Golf will arrive that year, and then, one month later, the brand will launch its first mass-market electric car, the ID hatchback. The 2020 car will be the eighth generation of the...

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Alphabet/Google To Possibly Invest In Lyft, & Link With Waymo

Alphabet/Google is in talks with the on-demand taxi service Lyft about a possible investment — which would presumably involve some kind of link-up with Google's self-driving vehicle tech firm Waymo — according to recent reports. Considering that Google/Waymo is currently in the process of suing Lyft's competitor Uber for trade secret theft, the news is [&hellip Alphabet/Google To Possibly Invest In Lyft, …

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Chevy Bolt From Cruise “1st Production-Ready Self-Driving Car”

Alright, all you Teslaholics. Settle down. We all know that every Tesla built since October 2016 is capable of full Level 5 self-driving operation. But that hasn't stopped Cruise Automation, the San Francisco based autonomous car startup purchased outright by General Motors last year, from claiming it has the world's first production-ready self-driving car. How [&hellip Chevy Bolt From Cruise …

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How Deregulation Could Improve Reliability for Cash-Strapped African Utilities

Sub-Saharan African utilities are caught in a complicated interplay between centralized grid-extension costs and the decentralized off-grid generation boom. Liberalizing their electricity markets may be a partial solution. While high demand growth and the need for investment drove dramatic electricity sector reform in low- and middle-income countries in the 1990s and early 2000s, Power for All and GTM Research find that 71 percent of sub-Saharan African countries currently rely on vertically-integrated utility …

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Gene-editing technology developer Feng Zhang awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

Feng Zhang, a pioneer of the revolutionary CRISPR gene-editing technology, TAL effector proteins, and optogenics, is the recipient of the 2017 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize, the largest cash prize for invention in the United States. Zhang is a core member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, the James and Patricia Poitras Professor in Neuroscience at MIT, and associate professor in the departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biological Engineering at …

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Tesla Powerwall + High Electricity Prices Driving Australians To Energy Storage

Australia is undergoing something of an energy crisis — growing demand combined with under-investment in the electric grid has recently led to a series of embarrassing blackouts, and electric rates are soaring. South Australia has just overtaken Denmark as the place with the world's most expensive electricity

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The Strait of Malacca, a Key Oil Trade Chokepoint, Links the Indian and Pacific Oceans

Nearly one-third of the 61% of total global petroleum and other liquids production that moved on maritime routes in 2015 transited the Strait of Malacca, the second-largest oil trade chokepoint in the world after the Strait of Hormuz. Petroleum and other liquids transiting the Strait of Malacca increased for the fourth time in the past five […] The post The Strait of Malacca, a Key Oil Trade Chokepoint, Links the Indian and Pacific Oceans appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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7 Notes From New Tesla Model X Commercial (Video)

Tesla has published a new "commercial." Perhaps some people wouldn't like to call it that, but in today's world of YouTube-obsessed viewers, it's clear that this is the place for cutting-edge companies to put their marketing dollars. Of course, with Tesla's big brand appeal, it can get hundreds of thousands of views on a new YouTube video/commercial for relatively low cost, landing a much better ROI than paying for a TV commercial, but …

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A Funny Story — Used Tesla Model S vs Toyota Prius Prime

As many of you know, we're trying to get an electric shuttle startup (Tesla Shuttle) off the ground in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). We recently held a test ride event to attract customers, perhaps attract investors, and just generally EVangelize. To organize the event, we partnered with a fleet industry magazine, Menadżer Floty. I was surprised to find out that they actually had a Toyota Prius Prime to bring to the event

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Toyota & Mazda Partnering For New Assembly Facility In US & EV Tech

The two Japanese auto manufacturers Toyota and Mazda will be partnering for the development of a new $1.6 billion assembly plant in the US, as well as for the development of electric vehicle technologies Toyota & Mazda Partnering For New Assembly Facility In US & EV Tech was originally …

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Phytoplankton and chips

Microbes mediate the global marine cycles of elements, modulating atmospheric carbon dioxide and helping to maintain the oxygen we all breathe, yet there is much about them scientists still don't understand. Now, an award from the Simons Foundation will give researchers from MIT's Darwin Project access to bigger, better computing resources to model these communities and probe how they work. The simulations of plankton populations made by Darwin Project …

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“It’s Amazing When Nothing Holds You Back” — The New Nissan LEAF

I find the Nissan LEAF to be light, agile, and amazing. The next-generation Nissan LEAF is clearly one of the most anticipated electric cars of the year, perhaps of the next couple of years. It will feature an improved aerodynamic design inspired by airplane wings, Nissan now reveals. Nissan, enthusiastic about its coming offerings, throws out a play on words: "It's amazing when nothing holds you …

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BYD Lands Contract For 60 Electric Buses With Los Angeles County Metro

The City of Los Angeles is serious about its commitment to combating climate change. It is adding hundreds of electric cars to its municipal fleet and making plans that will allow low-income residents to dump their older cars with high emissions for cleaner cars. It is promoting many miles of bike paths. And the Los Angeles county public transportation system, known as the Metro, has just inked a deal with BYD to buy 60 electric buses for …