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Tesla Close To Testing Self-Driving Semi Truck, Going By Emails Between Tesla & Nevada DMV

Tesla is getting closer to the point of testing a long-haul, self-driving electric semi truck, going by recent emails between the company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles that Reuters reported on. How much closer? It's hard to say, especially when one considers the economic hurdles that would have to be surpassed for long-haul […] Tesla Close To Testing Self-Driving Semi …

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BMW Electrified Vehicle Sales Top 50,000 (2017 Sales Through July)

With a fairly broad "green" array — eclectic blend of attractive electrified vehicles — the BMW Group is apparently the world's 3rd biggest plug-in car manufacturer. With the best ever July for BMW Group, the company's total plug-in car sales through July surpassed 50,000. "Year-to-date electrified sales increase 74.8% to 50,711," a press release from the Bavarian auto manufacturer stated

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Bosch Going Forward With $1.1 Billion Facility For Self-Driving Vehicle Semiconductors

The prominent auto industry supply firm Bosch is planning to invest ~$1.1 billion into a new facility to manufacture semiconductors for use in self-driving vehicles, "smart city" infrastructure, and "smart homes." Bosch Going Forward With $1.1 Billion Facility For Self-Driving Vehicle …

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MINI Countryman ALL4 PHEV Produces 221 Horsepower

The new MINI Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid is a car that's probably worth keeping an eye on, if one is in the market for a sporty car with a plug that doesn't cost too much. That said, the model clearly has some limitations that are worth highlighting right off the bat (before getting into the positives)

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EV Annex Puts The Tesla Model 3 In Your Pocket (4 Videos)

The folks over at EV Annex just can't stop innovating. We usually find them with new products popping out of their shop in Florida, but this time they are going virtual with the release of their new Augmented Reality (AR) smartphone app. The app lets users get up close and personal with their very own Tesla Model 3 right now

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VW Exec Oliver Schmidt To Plead Guilty In US

The Volkswagen AG exec arrested last year in the US in relation to his part in defrauding diesel vehicle emissions regulators, Oliver Schmidt, will be pleading guilty on August 4 in US District Court in Detroit, a court spokesperson has revealed VW Exec Oliver Schmidt To Plead Guilty In US was originally published on …

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It Makes No Sense To Say Fracking Can Be Safe, No Matter What Guidelines Are In Place

The debate around fracking needs to start with some honesty. Very little of our everyday lives are completely “safe”, and fracking is no exception It Makes No Sense To Say Fracking Can Be Safe, No Matter What Guidelines Are In Place was originally published on

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Here Are 4 Ways That Anyone Can Take Climate Action

Originally published on The Climate Reality Project. You don't have to be a super activist or a Climate Reality Leader to act on the climate crisis. Here are four ways that anyone can make a difference. Climate Reality Leaders across the US and around the world are taking action and spreading the truth about the climate [&hellip

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Rural Electrification Corporation Of India Lists $450 Million Green Bond At London ISM

The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) issued and got its first green bond listed at London's International Securities Market recently. Government-owned REC successfully raised $450 million through the green bond issue, which was subscribed 3.9 times over with huge interest from Asian and EMEA investors. The green bond has a maturity of 10 years with an [&hellip

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Should Self-Driving Vehicles Make Ethical Decisions?

Until now, no one believed that autonomous cars — robotic vehicles that operate without human control— could make moral and ethical choices, an issue that has been central to the ongoing debate about their use. But German scientists now think otherwise. They believe eventually it may be possible to introduce elements of morality and ethics into self-driving cars

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Lucid Air electric luxury sedan: a Tesla Model S owner’s take

It's a cool spring morning in Menlo Park, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. In a two-story concrete-and-glass building on Constitution Avenue, just down the block from Facebook's vast fortress, a group of automotive engineers and designers is working to create the next-generation luxury high-performance all-electric sedan. A...

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Businesses & Investors Look For Ways To Turn A Profit On Bad Weather

There is a mountain of research detailing the ways climate change will stunt the economy. A recent study details how rising temperatures will slowly chip away at the U.S. gross domestic product. But, a crisis for some is an opportunity for others. Businesses & Investors Look For Ways To Turn …

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NRG Plans Sale of $4 Billion in Power Plant Assets, Including Up to 100% of Renewables Projects

Under pressure from investors and new board members, NRG Energy is preparing to sell off its renewable power plants as part of a wide-ranging restructuring plan. NRG, a top competitive energy supplier with more than 45 gigawatts of conventional and renewable power assets in the U.S., has been working on the restructuring plan since February. It revealed details Wednesday morning. The …