Transportation

Elon Musk On 100% Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Potential, Li-ion Battery Components…

Originally published on Lenz Blog. It is of course correct that eventually all energy will be renewable, and the only question is how fast that happens. Fossil fuel will run out eventually. It is also correct (in my opinion) that we should rather not gamble with the amount of CO2 that can be safely released.

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Nissan LEAF Recall — 2013, 2014 Models Recalled For Airbag Sensor Software Issue

The 2013 and 2014 models of Nissan’s highly popular electric vehicle, the LEAF, are being recalled by the auto giant in order to address an issue with the airbag sensor software. While a large number of LEAFs — approximately 29,165 — are affected by the recall, that number is just a tiny fraction of the

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Electric Porsche Might Be Offered In 2015

Originally published on Gas2. The Porsche hybrid 918 Spyder went into production last year thanks to the “outstanding customer response” for the $845,000 vehicle. Given Porsche’s interest in green speed, it comes as no surprise that in a recent interview with German magazine Auto, Motor und Sport, Porsche CEO Matthias Müller revealed his desire to launch an all-electric sports car. But can Porsche

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GM Wants To Ban Direct Tesla Sales In Ohio

Originally published on Gas2. In the battle between Tesla Motors and entrenched car dealers, reinforcements have arrived for the status quo in the form of General Motors. With the recent setback in New Jersey, the battlefield has shifted to Ohio, where another proposed ban on direct car sales awaits authorization. According to Automotive News, GM’s Selim

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In GM-Ford Dustup, Detroit Dirt Is The Big Winner

GM and Ford have created quite a stir with dueling plug-in EV ads that play off the 1% – 99% thing. GM got things going with the Cadillac ELR in a spot naturally bent to the smaller fraction, and Ford shot back with a closely tailored, insanely hilarious spoof featuring Ford’s C-MAX Energi. After watching

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Electric Vehicle Concept Could Drive In Floods

Originally published on Gas2. In a world with rapidly melting polar ice and rising sea levels, you want to be sure your car can still, you know, car in the event that you wake up and there’s 3 feet of water covering the streets of your neighborhood. If that seems like a reasonable sentence to you, then, buddy —

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Cadillac ELR Convertible Concept

Originally published on Gas2. Sales of the Cadillac ELR have thus far been disappointing, but perhaps an unofficial convertible conversion can make the luxury hybrid more appealing? Newport Convertible Engineering is well practiced in the air of removing the roof, and they’ve taken their talents to the tarted-up version of the Chevy Volt, at least

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2 Of Top 10 Stock Searches In 2013 Were For Cleantech Companies — Tesla (TSLA) & SolarCity (SCTY)

I happened to be poking around Google Trends the other day and noticed there was a section for the most-trending stocks in 2013. To my surprise, two of the top 10 companies were cleantech companies — Tesla (TSLA) (#2) and SolarCity (SCTY) (#8). Well, Tesla wasn’t a huge surprise, but really, 1/5 of the top 10 stocks are

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Unplugged Performance of Tesla Model S

Originally published on Gas2. The Tesla Model S has made it. You can tell, because – in addition to selling like plug-in hotcakes – the wealthiest and most discerning buyers of Elon’s electric luxury car have begun to turn to the automotive aftermarket to help make their Tesla just a little bit more their own. These are early

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Lithium-Air Batteries Planned By Volkswagen

Originally published on Gas2. It has been confirmed that Volkswagen is working on a powerful new battery for its EV fleet. Speaking at the Geneva Motor Show, Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser said that “an 80kWh unit is under development using our own technology. It would provide between three and four times the battery power in a given package.” This

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