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Could this off-the-grid technology be the future of electricity?  CBC · 1 hour
In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at an off-grid power company, driving an electric... more
Tesla's 'dog mode' keeps pets cool and other tech news  BBC · 10 hours
BBC Click’s Paul Carter looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week. more
'Goldilocks' thinking to cut cost of fuel cells in electric vehicles  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Electric vehicles running on fuel cells tout zero emissions and higher efficiency, but expensive platinum is holding them back from entering a larger market. A new... more
Tesla Model 3 stripped of Consumer Reports recommendations - Roadshow  CNET · 12 hours
The nonprofit consumer advocacy group removed its recommendation of a number of vehicles based on data from customer reliability surveys. more
Consumer Reports strips Tesla Model 3 and others of recommendations - Roadshow  CNET · 14 hours
The non-profit consumer advocacy group removed its recommendation of a number of vehicles based on data from customer reliability surveys. more
Electric car batteries inspire safer, cheaper way to make compounds used in medicines  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Inspired by the refined electrochemistry of electric car batteries, scientists have developed a battery-like system that allows them to make potential advancements... more
Electric car batteries inspire safer, cheaper way to make compounds used in medicines  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Recent advances in battery technology, from the engineering of their cases to the electrochemistry that takes place inside them, has enabled the... more
German Report Says 'Apple Car' Could Arrive in Form of Electric Van  MacRumors · 18 hours
The so-called "Apple Car" may not be a car after all, but rather an electric van, according to German site Manager Magazin. LiDAR-equipped Apple... more
Food industry waste becomes profitable biogas  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Huge gains can be made by using waste from the food industry for biogas production, no matter whether the biogas is used in vehicles or to produce electricity and heat. This is the conclusion of researchers... more
Tesla's Top Lawyer Leaves Two Months Into the Job  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Tesla said on Wednesday its general counsel Dane Butswinkas is leaving the electric carmaker just two months into the job. more
Transit app Citymapper wants to simplify public transport with a weekly subscription  THE VERGE · 2 days
Getting around a global city like London, New York, or Shanghai has become vastly more complicated in recent years. In addition to public transport... more
Porsche Taycan production forecast may be ‘conservative’  TechCrunch · 2 days
Porsche’s production forecast for its first all-electric vehicle may be too conservative, the company’s head of production said this week. Porsche has targeted 20,000 Taycan electric vehicles for the first year of production. But... more
Carbon taxes could create new winners and losers among countries  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Although conventional wisdom suggests that poor countries are more likely to bear a disproportionate burden of a worldwide carbon tax on fossil fuels used for electricity and transportation,... more
Macquarie Capital Venture Studio adds three new companies to infrastructure tech portfolio  TechCrunch · 3 days
Macquarie Capital Venture Studio, the infrastructure-focused accelerator affiliated with the nearly $500 billion-dollar investment firm, Macquarie Group, has added three companies to its portfolio.... more
New imaging technology captures movement of quantum particles with unprecedented resolution  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Excitons—electrically neutral quasiparticles—have extraordinary properties. They exist only in semiconducting and insulating materials and can be easily accessed in two-dimensional (2D) materials just a few atoms... more
Breakthrough in the search for graphene-based electronics  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
For 15 years, scientists have tried to exploit the "miracle material" graphene to produce nanoscale electronics. On paper, graphene should be great for just that: it is ultra-thin—only one atom thick and therefore two-dimensional,... more
Graphene 'sandwich' key to new electronics  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers solved one of the challenges of making graphene nano-electronics effective: to carve out graphene to nanoscale dimensions without ruining its electrical properties. This allowed them to achieve electrical currents orders of magnitude higher than previously... more
Nissan’s old Leaf batteries can power this smart pop-up camper for one week  TechCrunch · 3 days
Nissan has turned its old Leaf batteries into an off-grid camping companion. The automaker’s Nissan Energy subsidiary worked with camper manufacturer Opus... more
SeaBubbles shows off its ‘flying’ all-electric boat in Miami  TechCrunch · 5 days
We were promised flying cars but, as it turns out, flying boats were easier to build. SeaBubbles, a “flying” boat startup that uses electric power instead of gas, hit Miami... more
Amazon Invests in Rivian, an Aspiring Tesla Rival  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
The Rivian deal comes as its much larger electric car manufacturing rival, Tesla Inc, struggles to stabilise production. more
Giving keener 'electric eyesight' to autonomous vehicles  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Autonomous vehicles relying on light-based image sensors often struggle to see through blinding conditions, such as fog. But researchers have developed a sub-terahertz-radiation receiving system that could help steer driverless cars when traditional methods... more
US seeks ways to recycle lithium batteries in cars, phones  ABC NEWS · 6 days
US seeks ways to develop lithium-ion battery recycling to address global demand, potential shortages of materials for electric vehicle, phone batteries more
Highly crystalline Ni-doped FeP/carbon hollow nanorods as all-pH efficient and durable hydrogen evolving electrocatalysts  Science Magazine · 7 days
Herein, we report the synthesis of uniform hollow nanorods of Ni-doped FeP nanocrystals hybridized with carbon as electrocataysts for the... more
Amazon leads $700M round in electric automaker Rivian  TechCrunch · 7 days
Rivian, the electric automaker that debuted its first two vehicles just three months ago, has raised $700 million in a round led by Amazon . The news follows a report earlier this... more
Carbon capture on power stations burning woodchips is not the green gamechanger many think it is  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The UK's efforts to develop facilities to remove carbon emissions from power stations took a step... more
Tacklife's discounted electric screwdriver can help finish your projects  Windows Central · 7 days
Home improvement. The Tacklife SDP60DC cordless electric screwdriver is down to $11.95 with code 5DVGN9KF on Amazon. The screwdriver is $19 without the code and more regularly sells for around... more
Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: Long name, fast car video - Roadshow  CNET · 7 days
Not only does this Porsche have a ridiculously long name, but it also packs a list of features as long... more
Spintronics by 'straintronics'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Data storage in magnetic media is very energy consuming. Novel materials could reduce the energy needed to control magnetic memories thus contributing to a smaller carbon footprint of the IT sector. Now an international team has observed at the HZB... more
Robot mail delivery trucks developed in Detroit ready for China, US  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Looking like a delegation of toasters from space, a generation of electrically powered, self-driving mail trucks will roll out of a suburban Detroit industrial park later... more
Tesla Rushes Model 3s to China Before Trade-War Truce Expires  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Tesla is loading as many Model 3 sedans as it can onto vessels destined for the People's Republic ahead of March 1 more
Tesla Adds 'Sentry Mode' Safety Feature to Its Electric Cars  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The feature will be compatible with US Model 3 vehicles, followed by Model S and Model X vehicles that were manufactured after August 2017. more
2019 Kia Niro is a multifaceted fuel-miser - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
It's not perfect, but with a cargo-friendly crossover shape and hybrid fuel efficiency, the Kia Niro checks a lot of boxes for the economy-minded car-shopper. more
Tesla’s new Dog and Sentry modes take care even when you don’t  THE VERGE · 1 week
Tesla has just announced a pair of new modes that make great use of the abundance of sensors and technology inside the company’s cars... more
Giving keener “electric eyesight” to autonomous vehicles  MIT · 1 week
On-chip system that detects signals at sub-terahertz wavelengths could help steer driverless cars through fog and dust. more
Check out the first interior view of Honda’s Urban EV prototype  TechCrunch · 1 week
Honda has been teasing its all-electric urban vehicle in 2017, when the automaker showed off its vision of the future — that had a distinct 1970s... more
France to lift investment in electric car battery cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
France is planning to invest 700 million euros ($790 million) over the next five years to boost its production of battery cells for electric cars. more
Xiaomi electric scooter reportedly vulnerable to hijacking hack - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Flaw could allow hackers to remotely take control of the vehicle, including acceleration and braking, a researcher says. more
At the rim: Mods to nanotubes help filter salt from seawater  nanowerk · 1 week
The ability of carbon nanotubes to filter sodium while still allowing water to pass through can depend on many factors, including their diameters and the interactions... more
Making green cars greener with battery recycling  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The widespread implementation of electric vehicles will go a long way toward eliminating the greenhouse gas emissions of the transportation sector. But these GHGs don't just come from the tailpipe. There's another major culprit... more
Researchers use X-rays to understand the flaws of battery fast charging  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
While gas tanks can be filled in a matter of minutes, charging the battery of an electric car takes much longer. To level the playing field... more
Xiaomi-backed electric toothbrush Soocas raises $30 million Series C  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
China’s Soocas continues to jostle with global toothbrush giants as it raises 200 million yuan ($30 million) in a series C funding round. The Shenzhen-based oral care manufacturer has secured the... more
Extreme weather is sucking the life from your electric car  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
As more affordable and longer-range electric cars hit the market, the long-predicted shift to battery-powered transportation... more
Empa researchers investigate the safety of graphene for humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Graphene, a single layer of hexagonally arranged carbon atoms, is regarded as the miracle material of the future: it is flexible, transparent, strong, can assume different electrical properties and has... more
Deadly Takata airbag recall adds 1.7M more vehicles - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Daimler Vans, Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari models are among those impacted. more
Generating electricity with rice straw  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Rice straw is the waste product of growing rice. Normally, it is simply burned adding sooty pollution to the local air and nudging up atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. What if there were a better alternative to simply burning... more
Tesla Model 3 European deliveries have Autopilot turned off - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
Here's why the first examples of the electric sedan are arriving on the continent without a key feature. more
Amazon, Sequoia invest in self-driving car startup Aurora  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Aurora, the buzzy startup founded by early pioneers of self-driving car technology who led programs at Google, Tesla, and Uber, has raised more than $530 million in a Series B round led by Sequoia... more
Tesla makes its first Model 3 deliveries in Europe  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
A year and a half after customers in the US started receiving their orders, the first Tesla Model... more
Refillable' technology could provide enough energy to drive an electric car up to 3,000 miles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new type of electric vehicle power using "refillable" technology has taken another giant leap in advancing alternative... more
AAA: Cold weather can cut electric car range over 40 percent  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A new study finds that cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used more
Lyft offers electric vehicle options for riders, drivers  CBC · 2 weeks
The ride-hailing company is launching the feature first in Seattle and then in other cities. The option will show up... more
After 1-Year Joyride in Space, Starman Has Probably Trashed Elon's Roadster  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
After traveling more than 470 million miles (760 million kilometers) around the sun, Starman and his cherry-red Tesla Roadster have exceeded the car's warranty 10,000 times... more
Lyft offers electric vehicle options for riders, drivers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lyft passengers will soon be able to request a ride in an electric or hybrid vehicle when they're planning a trip. more
Untangling a strange phenomenon that both helps and hurts lithium-ion battery performance  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles and phones charge and discharge by ferrying lithium ions back and forth between two electrodes, an anode... more
Tesla knocks $1,100 off price of the Model 3  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tesla is cutting $1,100 from the base price of its car designed for the mass market, the Model 3. more
Tesla’s Model 3 pricing inches closer to $35,000 target  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Tesla has reduced the price of the Model 3 by $1,100, bringing the starting price of its cheapest... more
Tesla Model 3 Price Cut for Second Time This Year  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Tesla said on Wednesday it is lowering the price of its Model 3 sedan by $1,100, citing the end of a costly customer referral programme. more
Untangling a strange phenomenon that both helps and hurts lithium-ion battery performance  nanowerk · 2 weeks
New research offers the first complete picture of why a promising approach of stuffing more lithium into battery cathodes leads to their failure. A... more
UK car sales hit skids again: data  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
British new car sales slid in January from a year earlier, as weak demand for high-polluting diesel overshadowed a surge for electric-powered vehicles, industry data showed Tuesday. more
Scientists exploit gel polymer electrolyte for high performance magnesium batteries  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Electronic products, electric vehicles and large-scale energy storage closely related to human life create an ever-growing demand for rechargeable batteries. more
Experts characterize normal electrical activity in prostate cancer cells in real time  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Experts from the Universities of Bath and Seville have carried out a series of experiments with which, for the first time, they have been... more
Honda covered a lawn mower, power generator, and some cars in gold  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Honda marked its 50th anniversary in Australia today, and to celebrate, the company wrapped some of its most iconic products in gold vinyl, including... more
VW’s Electrify America will use Tesla battery packs to lower charging costs  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Electrify America, the entity set up by Volkswagen as part of its settlement with U.S. regulators over its diesel emissions cheating scandal, plans to install... more
Electrical activity in prostate cancer cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Experts have carried out a series of experiments with which, for the first time, they have been able to characterize the normal electrical activity in PC-3 prostate cancer cells in real time, with a resulting low-frequency... more
Tesla to buy battery tech firm Maxwell  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Tesla agreed Monday to buy energy tech firm Maxwell Technologies for $218 million, a move that could help the electric carmaker extend the driving range for its vehicles. more
In quest for better batteries, Tesla buys Maxwell Technologies  CBC · 3 weeks
Tesla has agreed to buy energy storage company Maxwell Technologies for $218 million US in an all-stock deal... more
The 2020 BMW 745e has more power and a longer range - Roadshow  CNET · 3 weeks
BMW has updated the plug-in hybrid version of its luxury sedan with a larger battery and more powerful motor. more
Directly cooled electric motor made from polymer materials  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Making electric cars lighter also involves reducing the weight of the motor. One way to do that is by constructing it from fiber-reinforced polymer materials. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical... more
Tesla Begins Sales of Cheaper Model 3 Car Variant in China  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Tesla said it will start taking orders in China on Friday for a lower-priced version of its Model 3 car. more
Musk Not Worried About Tesla Model 3 Demand, Wall Street Thinks Otherwise  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Musk said he sees higher demand for the Model 3, as the electric car maker begins to ship cars to Europe and Asia from... more
Five things you need to know about the 2020 BMW 745e video - Roadshow  CNET · 3 weeks
BMW's plug-in-hybrid luxury sedan gets a more powerful motor, a larger battery and a new engine to make ecoconscious driving... more
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Tesla’s new Dog and Sentry modes take care even when you don’t
Refillable' technology could provide enough energy to drive an electric car up to 3,000 miles
Directly cooled electric motor made from polymer materials
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