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GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered... more
US interstate highways need overhaul, says new report  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The future of the US Interstate Highway System is threatened by a persistent and growing backlog of structural and operational deficiencies and by various looming challenges, such as the progress of automated... more
2019 Audi E-Tron first-drive review: A worry-free, all-EV SUV - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
The year 2019 will mark the entry of many new players into the luxury electric car space. With Tesla paving the way and Jaguar impressing us... more
Audi e-tron first drive: Quick, comfortable and familiar  TechCrunch · 3 days
Even after a few minutes behind the wheel, it’s easy to forget the Audi e-tron is electric. The SUV is not outrageous or radical, but rather pedestrian and effortless. Audi didn’t invent... more
Who's most excited for Porsche's all-electric Taycan? Tesla owners - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
Porsche's been offering preorders on its upcoming Taycan electric sports car for some time now, and while it won't tell us how many folks have plunked... more
Subtlety and the selective art of separating lanthanides  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Lanthanide elements are essential parts of today's high-tech commodities including flat-screen TVs, cell phones, electric cars, and satellites. While the demand for these elements is high, separating lanthanides from impurities (other lanthanides)... more
BepiColombo Now Firing on All Cylinders  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA spacecraft on a mission to Mercury, is now firing its thrusters for the first time in flight. On Sunday, BepiColombo... more
US interstate highways need overhaul, says new report  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The future of the U.S. Interstate Highway System is threatened by a persistent and growing backlog of structural and operational deficiencies and by various looming challenges, such as the progress of automated... more
This Aston Martin DB6 hides an electric secret - Roadshow  CNET · 4 days
Staring down a dirty-car ban in your town? That won't apply when your Aston Martin goes electric. more
More belt-tightening at VW to fund electric new start  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
German car giant Volkswagen said Thursday it is looking for three billion euros ($3.8 billion) in new savings to help fund its pivot towards electric vehicles, adding that it could... more
Electrifying transportation in Trikala, Greece  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An EU project will deploy 10 new light electric vehicles in smart city Trikala to show citizens the benefits of driving three- and four-wheel electric vehicles in urban areas. more
An app for operating a self-driving car  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and IT Engineering, a Korean electric vehicle producer, have jointly developed a smartphone software package for calling and moving a self-driving car with voice recognition. more
Widespread decrease in wind energy resources found over the Northern Hemisphere  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As climate change is becoming a greater matter of concern, efforts on mitigation are being undertaken by the world community. Developing clean and renewable energy is... more
Researchers examine competing states in high-temperature superconductors  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
High-temperature superconductors can transport electrical energy without resistance. Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have carried out high-resolution inelastic X-ray scattering and have found that high uniaxial pressure induces a long-range charge order... more
High pressure orders electrons  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
High-temperature superconductors can transport electrical energy without resistance. Researchers have carried out high-resolution inelastic x-ray scattering and have found that high uniaxial pressure induces a long-range charge order competing with superconductivity. Their study opens up new insights into the behavior... more
Science: High pressure orders electrons  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
High-temperature superconductors can transport electrical energy without resistance. Researchers have carried out high-resolution inelastic x-ray scattering and have found that high uniaxial pressure induces a long-range charge order competing with superconductivity. Their study opens up new insights into... more
Scientists study impact of lithium dendrites on cathode materials  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Rechargeable lithium (Li) batteries are the most widely used energy storage devices found in consumer electronics and electric vehicles today. There are challenges, though, to optimizing their capacity, recyclability, and... more
How Police Used Tesla System to Halt a Sleeping Driver's Car  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
California police pulled alongside the gray Model S on U.S. 101 and saw that the driver was asleep. more
Calif. police use Tesla system to halt sleeping man's car  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The Autopilot system on a Telsa Model S may have helped the California Highway Patrol stop the car after its driver fell asleep on a freeway more
Faraday Future furloughs hundreds more employees as it runs low on cash  THE VERGE · 6 days
Electric car startup Faraday Future plans to furlough hundreds more employees as a result of an ongoing cash crunch during a battle with its... more
Superpedestrian’s follow-up to the Copenhagen Wheel is a ride-sharing scooter  THE VERGE · 6 days
Superpedestrian, which you might remember from the Copenhagen Wheel, is getting into electric scooter ridesharing. But... more
Audi to spend nearly $16 billion on self-driving car tech, electrification through 2023  TechCrunch · 6 days
Audi, the Germany luxury automaker under VW Group, said Tuesday it will invest 14 billion euros ($15.95 billion) over the next five... more
CHP may have used Tesla Autopilot to stop speeding car  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep. more
A bastard seal from the past reveals the potential for human hybrids  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Almost 90 years ago on a freezing January morning, the keepers of the Stockholm Zoo in Sweden discovered a dead seal pup in their... more
NASA's InSight Lander on Mars Just Set a Solar Power Record!  SPACE.COM · 1 week
During its full first day on Mars, NASA's solar-powered InSight lander generated more electrical power in one day than any previous Mars vehicle has, mission team... more
Automakers give the Chinese government access to location data of electric cars  THE VERGE · 1 week
China’s government has spent the last few years pressuring automakers and citizens to adopt hybrid and electric vehicles to cut into the country’s pollution... more
Alfa Romeo to add Jeep Compass-based SUV - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
Alfa’s new crossover will slot below the Stelvio and offer plug-in hybrid power. more
California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution  ABC NEWS · 1 week
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says wildfires in California in 2018 released roughly the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced each year to provide electricity to the state more
Coal is still king in global power production  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Coal remains the most widely used means of electricity production in the world. It also happens to be the biggest emitter of climate-changing carbon dioxide of any fuel. more
In China, Your Car Could Be Reporting Its Location to the Government  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
More than 200 manufacturers, including Tesla, Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Nissan, Mitsubishi and US-listed electric vehicle start-up NIO, transmit position information and... more
Tesco and VW plan free electric car charging points  BBC · 1 week
Customers can leave electric cars to charge while shopping, under a partnership with Volkswagen. more
The best deal on wire-free earbuds so far: Just $26.45 - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
These aren't my absolute favorite, but they're surprisingly good for the price. Plus: This top-rated electric toothbrush is $50 at Target but $19 here.... more
As GM cuts in US, Fiat Chrysler invests in Italian plants  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Thursday that its plants in Italy would return to full employment with a 5 billion-euro ($5.7 billion) investment in new cars and... more
China's electric vehicle monitoring raises surveillance fear  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Electric vehicles sold in China are giving real-time data to the government, providing a powerful surveillance tool without drivers' knowledge more
If your Tesla knows where you are, China may too  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Electric vehicles sold in China are giving real-time data to the government, providing a powerful surveillance tool without drivers' knowledge more
Electric vehicles send real-time data to Chinese government  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Electric vehicles sold in China are giving real-time data to the government, providing a powerful surveillance tool without drivers' knowledge more
In China, your car could be talking to the government  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Automakers selling electric vehicles in China send information about the location of cars to the government _ potentially adding to the tools available to President Xi Jinping as... more
Electric Audi E-Tron GT coming in 2020 with 249-mile range video - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
Audi's line of electrified vehicles gains a new member with the Los Angeles debut of the E-Tron GT Concept, slated for production... more
Audi’s E-Tron GT concept is a 590-horsepower electric sedan powered by Porsche  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Just two months after the debut of its first electric car, the E-Tron SUV, Audi has announced a new EV called the E-Tron GT... more
Audi’s e-tron GT concept is an all-electric sedan with some Porsche DNA  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Audi is making room in its electric future for more than SUVs or crossovers. After a string of teasers, the German automaker finally unveiled... more
Get to work with the VW I.D. Buzz Cargo - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
If VW is going to run electric race cars, why shouldn't the support vehicles be EVs, too? more
'Internet of electricity' and zero-carbon molecules will help decarbonise Europe – report  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An 'internet of electricity," zero-carbon cities and turning European soils into carbon sinks are among a slew of ambitious ideas to decarbonise our society... more
Porsche shows off new edition of mainstay 911 sports car  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Porsche says its future is in electric cars but for now it is rolling out a more powerful version of its internal combustion mainstay, the sleek 911 sports... more
ChargePoint raises $240 million to serve an anticipated flood of electric vehicles  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint has raised $240 million in a Series H funding round that attracted a diverse group of investors from the... more
Watch Audi, Italdesign and Airbus design and test an autonomous flying taxi  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Germany automaker Audi, Airbus and Italdesign presented Tuesday a scaled-down version of its vision of the future: a drone that can pluck the cab... more
Rivian debuts an electric pickup and SUV designed to look good while getting dirty  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Rivian has kept a relatively low profile since the automotive startup with Midwestern roots launched in 2009. Those days are... more
Putting hybrid-electric aircraft performance to the test  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Although hybrid-electric cars are becoming commonplace, similar technology applied to airplanes comes with significantly different challenges. Aerospace engineers are addressing some of them toward the development of a more sustainable alternative to fossil fuels... more
Rivian’s R1S SUV looks like an all-electric Land Rover  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
One day after unveiling its first vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show — an electric pickup truck... more
VW turned its electric cargo van concept into a race support vehicle  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
VW Group has put a new spin on its all-electric I.D. Buzz Cargo van concept. This time, the German automaker has reimagined the concept... more
Quip raises another $40 million for dental care products and services  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Quip, the dental care startup that got its start selling electric toothbrushes directly to consumers, has raised $40 million. The money comes in the form of... more
GM’s Oshawa closure raises questions on Canada’s future in green auto sector: experts  Global News · 2 weeks
After more than 60 years, General Motors announced Monday it's closing its Oshawa, Ont., plant, saying the company is focusing on electric... more
GM plans to cut more than 14,000 jobs, close factories as downturn looms  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
First, came the voluntary buyouts. Now, GM is ramping up its belt-tightening measures with cuts to factory and white-collar workers, plant closures... more
Sark electricity: The Channel Island that could lose its power  BBC · 2 weeks
The Channel Island of Sark has no cars or streetlights - and by the end of the week might have no electricity either. more
Tesla was weeks away from going bust - Elon Musk  Sky News · 2 weeks
Elon Musk has admitted Tesla was within weeks of going bust earlier this year as it attempted to increase its electric car production. more
Tesla was within weeks of going bust - Elon Musk  Sky News · 2 weeks
Elon Musk has admitted Tesla was within weeks of going bust earlier this year as it attempted to increase its electric car production. more
Startups, old-line automakers aim to take bite out of Tesla  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a renovated old cash register factory in suburban Detroit, 300 engineers are toiling away on an all-electric pickup truck and an SUV that they hope can take... more
The 2020 Range Rover Evoque has an optional hybrid rear view mirror  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has just announced the newest version of the Range Rover Evoque, the company’s stout little SUV first unveiled in 2010.... more
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a tech-intensive luxury SUV - Roadshow  CNET · 3 weeks
An active suspension, augmented-reality navigation and a mild-hybrid powertrain all conspire to make the GLE-Class great. more
Nvidia to Provide AI Platform for Chinese EV Startups  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Nvidia has signed separate deals with Chinese electric vehicle startups XPeng Motors, Singulato Motors, and SF Motors. more
FedEx is adding 1,000 Chanje vans to electrify its fleet  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
FedEx is turning to a relatively new and unknown startup as it ramp up its efforts to electrify its fleet of delivery vans. The company announced Tuesday plans to add 1,000... more
Carbo brings its light and peppy electric bike to the US  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The Carbo is a new electric bike that weighs a mere 27 pounds and can pep up your morning commute. Created by the Montreal-based team that... more
Carbo brings its light and peppy electric bike to the U.S.  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The Carbo is a new electric bike that weighs a mere 27 pounds and can pep up your morning commute. Created by the Montreal-based team that... more
Zero-emission rules mean fewer electric car choices for most Canadians: Don Pittis  CBC · 3 weeks
Zero-emission vehicle laws are supposed to force carmakers to produce and sell more electrics. But without a national program, it may not work. more
Tesla Starts Taking Model 3 Orders in China  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
China is the largest market for electric vehicles and most forecasters predict that its sales in the country will speed up rapidly. more
VW wants to storm car market with cheaper electric model  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Volkswagen intends to invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) in the electric and autonomous car technologies expected to reshape the industry—and said it would make battery-powered vehicles more... more
Volkswagen to spend 44 bn euros on 'electric offensive'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
German auto giant Volkswagen said Friday it will invest 44 billion euros by 2023 in the smarter, greener cars of the future as it ramps up efforts to shake off... more
VW wants to storm car market with mass-market electric model  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
German automaker Volkswagen says it will invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) to develop autonomous and electric cars and expand the appeal of battery-powered vehicles by selling its... more
Rivian releases weird electric R1T truck teaser video and we can't even - Roadshow  CNET · 3 weeks
The video is less than a minute and three-quarters is just macro shots of a guy's face. But the truck... more
Tesla acquires trucking companies to squeeze in more deliveries before Dec. 31  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Thursday that the electric automaker had acquired “trucking capacity,” a move aimed to boost deliveries of its Model 3... more
Elon Musk bought trucking companies to hasten Tesla Model 3 deliveries - Roadshow  CNET · 4 weeks
This way, more buyers should be able to receive their vehicle before the tax incentive phase-out begins. more
Taking hydrogen mobility forward in Europe  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the drive to decarbonise Europe's transport sector, fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) offer crucial benefits. For one, their fuel – hydrogen – can be generated from a wide variety of local renewable energy sources, limiting... more
Faraday Future employees sue investor over ‘conspiracy’ to destroy the EV startup  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
The battle between ailing electric car startup Faraday Future and its main investor, Chinese real estate giant Evergrande, escalated once again on Wednesday. Employees... more
Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
German automaker Volkswagen says it will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, getting ready to ramp up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher... more
Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
German automaker Volkswagen says it will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, getting ready to ramp up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher... more
Symbolic significance of sustainable products needs to be emphasised more among consumers  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Consumers appear to embrace sustainable innovations, such as electric vehicles and smart energy systems, because it means something positive for their status and identity.... more
Locked in a Tesla patent suit, Nikola nabs $210M at $1.1B valuation for hydrogen trucks  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Nikola, the hydrogen trucking startup currently suing Tesla for patent infringement (those are the actual names, sorry spirit... more
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