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BHP raises electric vehicle forecasts BHP now believes electric vehicles will comprise at least 7 per cent of the world's light vehicle fleet in 2035; up from a minimum of 5 per cent. The miner says electric vehicle sales in 2035 will be at least 16 per cent; up from 10 per cent.
Watch Teslacam Capture Major 3-Way Crash: Video Teslacam opened the Tesla world to a whole new level of collecting weird and/or accident type of videos. Here is another short video, provided by Raymond Luong, who caught a 3-way crash caused by not stopping on a red light.
Panasonic Joins Forces With Tropos Motors On eCUV Panasonic announced a partnership with Tropos Motors, a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of low-speed electric compact utility vehicles.
Next-Gen BMW i8 To Be All-Electric? Decision This Year The next generation of plug-in hybrid BMW i8 could be all-electric. A decision about the future of i8 to be made later this year, while the market launch of the second-generation is expected by the end of 2023. The chance for BEV is higher than for PHEVs, according to rumors.
Honda and General Motors Exploring Blockchain Platform for Electric Vehicles and New Revenue Stream for Car Owners: Report Honda is reportedly collaborating with General Motors on a blockchain research project. According to Nikkei Asian Review, the two automotive giants are exploring how a blockchain-based system could track the supply of power in smart grids and the amount of electricity stored in car batteries, and record electricity exchanges between the two.
California pushes back for EVs: proposed bill for no gas cars sold in US by 2040, ICE ban in state? As the Environmental Protection Agency prepares to introduce the final form of its proposal to freeze US fuel economy standards sometime in the near future, California is giving more indications of how it intends to fight the regulatory rollback. Late last week, California Rep.
Honda And GM to Research Smart Grid, Electric Car Interoperability With Blockchain Tech Major automobile manufacturers Honda and General Motors are jointly conducting research on electric vehicle and smart grid interoperability using blockchain tech, Japanese news outlet Nikkei reported on May 20.
Outfit your home with 3 energy-conscious TP-Link smart switches for $58 in today's best Green Deals Newegg offers a three-pack of TP-Link smart switches for $57.98 shipped. This is combined bundle of HS200 and HS210 switches, which each individually retail for over $25 depending on the model. If you're looking to dive into smart home life, and want to save some energy along the way, these light switches are perfect.
Tesla releases new Do It Yourself maintenance instructions for their cars Tesla has released new ‘Do It Yourself’ maintenance procedure instructions to help owners work on their own cars.
EVgo Brings Fast EV Charging at Chevron Gas Stations in California EVgo is working with Chevron to bring fast EV charging to select Chevron company-owned and operated gas stations in California. These stations are located in Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area communities in California, including Aliso Viejo, Manhattan Beach, Menlo Park, and Venice.
Full Review Of Tesla Model 3 Performance By Autogefühl: Video The Performance version of the Tesla Model 3 is getting a new wave of high-profile reviews recently first by Alex on Autos and now also Autogefühl takes a look at the top-of-the-line Model 3. Autogefühl, as always, covers the exterior, interior and driving experience, this time also with a test on the race track.
Tesla Model Y Not A Crossover, But A Tall Sedan: Says Designer He praises the car overall. He just says that if it were him designing it, he'd question the Model Y's roofline and hatch functionality. Gale also thinks some redesign to the front end, to make it more characterized, could help overall. In the end, Gale points out the early renderings of the Model Y were nearly spot on.
Honda, GM blockchain project to examine how EV owners could earn revenue from smart grids Honda and GM have joined forces in a new research project that aims to examine how electric cars and smart grids can work together in the future, with EV owners possibly leveraging their car batteries into new streams of revenue.
Tesla Adding Unity, Unreal Engines to Boost In-Car Gaming Options Tesla's infotainment system gained classic video games last year, and now the automaker plans to offer more gaming options. Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter that the company is working on porting the Unity and Unreal video game engines, which are among the most popular development platforms for games.
Tesla Gigafactory 3 building in Shanghai looks almost complete Tesla waited a long time to make its Chinese factory deal happened in order to be able to own the entire plant, which had until recently been impossible due to the country's protectionism laws. They moved extremely fast.
Electric cars still to win over drivers Only one in four people would consider buying a fully electric car in the next five years. That is the finding of one of the most comprehensive studies into UK consumers and pure electric vehicles. There has been a renewed focus on the climate and environment recently.
Rivian Confirms Launch Of R1T Truck, R1S SUV In Australia Rivian has announced that both its R1T electric pickup truck and its R1S electric SUV will fittingly go on sale in the Outback, a perfect environment for these adventure vehicles. It's not yet known if New Zealand will be included too, but Rivian chief engineer Brian Case is confident in saying that the brand will launch its vehicles in Australia.
EPA’s planned new method for estimating air pollution deaths not ‘scientifically sound’ The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to adopt new modeling to project air pollution health risks, according to a new report. Experts are already criticizing the new method, which would "drastically lower" previously determined premature death estimates.
Tesla cutbacks, Norway EVs, Hyundai filters, Hawaii beaches: Today's Car News Electric cars have become "normal" in Norway. Hyundai aims to keep particulates out of the cabin. Hawaii fights climate change with a sea wall. And CEO Elon Musk takes another razor blade to Tesla expenses. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Oil-rich Norway has become famous for how many of its citizens buy electric cars.
Report: Cities Designed To Shape & Enable New Mobility May 20th, 2019 by Rocky Mountain Institute. Originally published on the Rocky Mountain Institute's website. By Greg Rucks, Ben Holland, Laurie Stone. Urban areas that are designed to shape and enable new mobility - by rethinking streets, parking, and more - can lower emissions, enhance health, and improve equity.
EB Green Award Recognizes Brunswick Square Mall; Nominations Being Accepted for Green Recognition EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ ─ In an effort to raise environmental awareness throughout East Brunswick, the township's Green Team is sponsoring the first annual "Green Business Recognition Award." The inaugural Green Business Recognition Award is awarded to the Brunswick Square Mall for installing 17 charging stations for electric vehicles.
On Nevada's Electric Highway in a Tesla, a Wild West ethos versus a techie future This Tesla road trip along Nevada's Electric Highway is a trip into the future. Yet, it’s also an escape into the past. Can such joys co-exist?
Big investment not enough for long term at Tesla, Musk says: report In response, Musk told employees he will review "all expenses of any kind anywhere in the world, including parts, salary, travel expenses, rent, literally every payment that leaves our bank account" going forward. READ MORE: Tesla turned a profit at the end of 2018; Model Y coming by end of 2020.
Review: VeloMini Scoot and T1 trailer turns an electric scooter into a truck The VeloMini Scoot is an electric scooter model offered by VeloMini, an electric micromobility company in Santa Clara, California. While the VeloMini Scoot is available on its own, combining it with VeloMini's T1 trailer makes it an awesome errand running machine.
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