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Why all standard black Tesla cars are about to cost $1,000 more  TechCrunch · 9 hours
Tesla will start charging $1,000 for its once-standard black paint color next month, according to a tweet Wednesday by CEO Elon Musk, the latest... more
Powering a solution: Professor takes charge at improving lithium ion batteries safety  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
As cutting edge as electric vehicles are, they're still vulnerable to an Achilles heel—the very source that gives them power. more
Fisker teases solar roof for upcoming electric SUV - Roadshow  CNET · 15 hours
The Fisker Karma had a solar panel in the roof, too, so this shouldn't come as a surprise. more
Expanding the temperature range of lithium-ion batteries  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Electric cars struggle with extreme temperatures, mainly because of impacts on the electrolyte solutions in their lithium-ion batteries. Now, researchers have developed new electrolytes containing multiple additives that work better over a wide temperature... more
2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid: Beautiful in blue - Roadshow  CNET · 20 hours
The sixth-generation Explorer gets an evolutionary design update and a whole new powertrain. more
YouTuber Simone Giertz turned a Tesla Model 3 into the 'Truckla' pickup - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
This massive project took the help of several friends, including the host of the Rich Rebuilds YouTube channel. more
Simone Giertz’s converted Tesla Model 3 pickup truck is wonderful  TechCrunch · 2 days
YouTuber Simone Giertz, celebrated DIY inventor, roboticist and general maker of cool stuff decided not to wait for Tesla’s forthcoming pickup truck. Instead, she bought a Tesla Model... more
YouTuber Simone Giertz transformed a Tesla Model 3 into a pickup truck  THE VERGE · 2 days
Simone Giertz was tired of waiting for Elon Musk to unveil his new Tesla pickup truck, so she decided to make one herself. The... more
Domino's Will Start Delivering Pizzas via an Autonomous Robot This Fall  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
For months now, the robotics company Nuro has been using electric, self-driving vehicles to deliver groceries to Kroger customers in Phoenix and Houston. more
2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid first drive review: A new kind of Explorer - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
The redesigned, sixth-gen Ford Explorer is better than ever and now comes with an optional hybrid powertrain. more
2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid: A new way to haul video - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
Ford adds an electrified version of its popular three-row SUV for 2020 with a new platform and all kinds of tech. more
Waymo’s self-driving Jaguar I-Pace vehicles are now testing on public roads  TechCrunch · 3 days
A little more than a year ago, Waymo surprised the industry and announced that its next big move in the world of autonomous vehicles would be... more
2020 Polestar 1 first drive review: Powering the future - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
This is the first production car from fledgling electric sports car manufacturer Polestar, and while its Volvo DNA is evident throughout, this car is unlike anything... more
Meet TezLab, the Fitbit for Tesla vehicles  TechCrunch · 5 days
Some of the best real-time insights into Tesla and its global fleet of electric vehicles — outside the confines of its Silicon Valley headquarters — might be through the lens of TezLab, a tiny... more
Electron (or 'hole') pairs may survive effort to kill superconductivity  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The emergence of unusual metallic state supports the role of 'charge stripes' in the formation of charge-carrier pairs essential to resistance-free flow of electrical current. more
Electron (or 'hole') pairs may survive effort to kill superconductivity  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists seeking to understand the mechanism underlying superconductivity in "stripe-ordered" cuprates—copper-oxide materials with alternating areas of electric charge and magnetism—discovered an unusual metallic state when attempting to turn... more
Volvo’s sporty looking Vera self-driving electric truck will go to work in Sweden  TechCrunch · 6 days
The Vera autonomous, electric truck from Volvo’s trucking subsidiary is not what you might expect in a transport truck – it looks... more
This new Honda e detail suggests it’s going to be fun to drive  TechCrunch · 6 days
New details keep trickling out about the Honda e, the compact electric vehicle that’s coming to market in spring 2020, from pop-out... more
Tesla’s in-car touchscreens are getting YouTube support  TechCrunch · 6 days
Tesla has consistently been adding software to its in-car touchscreen infotainment displays – including sometimes things that probably leave a lot of people scratching their heads. During a special Q&A today at annual gaming... more
Tesla is bringing the ‘Fallout Shelter’ game to its cars  TechCrunch · 6 days
As part of the gaming option for Tesla’s cars, Todd Howard, the director of Bethesda Games, said that the company’s “Fallout Shelter” game will be coming to Tesla... more
Large-area graphene-nanomesh/carbon-nanotube hybrid membranes for ionic and molecular nanofiltration  Science Magazine · 7 days
Nanoporous two-dimensional materials are attractive for ionic and molecular nanofiltration but limited by insufficient mechanical strength over large areas. We report a large-area graphene-nanomesh/single-walled carbon nanotube (GNM/SWNT) hybrid membrane with... more
VW says cooperation talks with Ford 'close to completion'  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Car giant Volkswagen's talks on co-operation with US-based Ford concerning electric vehicles and automated driving are "close to completion", the German company's chief executive Herbert Diess said Thursday. more
How a 'repair economy' creates a better community  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
John switches on the power saw he's bought secondhand on eBay. The machine "arcs—shooting out a visible electric charge. So he takes it apart to investigate. He identifies the problem: the field... more
Uber’s annual flying taxi summit reveals Uber Air has a ways to go  TechCrunch · 7 days
Flying taxis are undoubtedly an exciting concept — one that Uber has put a lot of work into making a reality. In... more
Willo is a robot that wants to replace your toothbrush  TechCrunch · 7 days
If you think about it, the basic concept of a toothbrush hasn’t evolved since… forever. Sure, many people have switched to an electric toothbrush, but it remains a... more
Researchers: bitcoin's carbon footprint equal to Las Vegas  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Researchers calculate that the electricity required for the virtual currency bitcoin generates as much carbon dioxide as cities like Las Vegas or Hamburg more
Ford will test new third-generation self-driving cars in Detroit  THE VERGE · 1 week
Ford is expanding on-road testing of its third-generation self-driving Fusion Hybrid to Detroit. The vehicles are already deployed... more
We ride along in Tesla Mobile Service's customized Model S video - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
Tesla has transformed a fleet of Model S's, giving them a second life as mobile service centers for the brand's electric cars... more
We ride along and fix electric cars with Tesla Mobile Service - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
Tesla brings the service center to the customer with an electric fleet of Model S sedans that have been transformed into workshops... more
Bird confirms acquisition of Scoot  TechCrunch · 1 week
Bird is acquiring electric scooter and moped startup Scoot, confirming TechCrunch’s previous report that the two companies were in acquisition talks. “We are thrilled to welcome Scoot to the Bird ecosystem and look forward to working with the... more
Swedish start-up secures funds for battery 'gigafactory'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Swedish start-up Northvolt Wednesday announced it had secured funding, in large part from Volkswagen, for Europe's biggest car battery factory, set to rival electric carmaker Tesla's US "Gigafactory". more
Light-powered nano-organisms consume carbon dioxide, create eco-friendly plastics and fuels  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels, a promising first step toward low-cost carbon... more
Volkswagen to take stake in battery cell maker Northvolt  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Volkswagen says it is buying a stake in Swedish battery cell producer Northvolt AB and plans a joint factory in Germany ahead of increased production of electric vehicles next year. more
Argo AI is taking its new generation of self-driving vehicles into downtown Detroit  TechCrunch · 1 week
Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based autonomous vehicle startup that Ford invested $1 billion in 2017, has expanded its testing to downtown Detroit with... more
Tesla CEO lifts shareholder spirits, takes aim at media  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tesla CEO Elon Musk assured shareholders the electric car maker has recovered from a disappointing start this year and promised to counter media coverage that he believes has distorted perceptions... more
Tesla has a design for a submarine car just sitting around  TechCrunch · 1 week
Tesla wants to show off a prototype of an electric pickup this year and it’s working on bringing the Model Y and Class 8 semi truck... more
The biggest news from Elon Musk’s Tesla shareholder meeting  THE VERGE · 1 week
Horses were a somewhat unexpected theme at Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting. After CEO Elon Musk suggested that owning... more
Tesla might get into the mining business to secure minerals for electric batteries  TechCrunch · 1 week
Tesla might get into the business of mining minerals used in electric vehicle batteries if it wants to expand its product lineup... more
Tesla CEO Elon Musk predicts record output, sales in 2Q  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Tesla CEO Elon Musk foresees new company records for car sales, manufacturing in current quarter more
Electric vehicles would be a breath of fresh air for Houston  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers are expressing hope for the future of Houston's breathable air, despite the city's poor rankings in the American Lung Association's 2019 'State of the Air'... more
Electric vehicles would be a breath of fresh air for Houston  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Cornell University researchers are expressing hope for the future of Houston's breathable air, despite the city's poor rankings in the American Lung Association's 2019 "State of... more
Uber adds another air taxi vehicle partner to the mix  TechCrunch · 1 week
In order to make Uber Air a reality, Uber needs vehicle partners to actually develop these electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles. Today at flying taxi conference Uber... more
Charging an electric car in America is about to get a little less painful  TechCrunch · 1 week
As electric vehicle charging infrastructure grows, a nagging complexity has popped up. Each electric vehicle charging networks has its own... more
Card readers at electric vehicle charging stations will weaken security, researchers say  TechCrunch · 1 week
Electric vehicle charging stations could become one of the next big targets for fraudsters — thanks to proposals in several state that researchers say... more
Light-powered nanobio-hybrid organisms consume CO2, create eco-friendly plastics and fuels  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels, a promising first step toward low-cost carbon... more
Switchgrass hybrid yields insights into plant evolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Switchgrass is attractive as a potential bioenergy crop because it can grow for years without having to be replanted. Requiring less fertilizer than typical annual crops like corn, switchgrass can keep more nitrogen, phosphorus... more
Light-powered nano-organisms consume CO2, create eco-friendly plastics and fuels  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels, a promising first step toward... more
Workhorse gets $25 million needed to finish electric delivery van  TechCrunch · 1 week
Workhorse Group, the electric vehicle company that grabbed headlines last month over a proposed deal to buy General Motor’s Lordstown, Ohio factory, has raised $25 million from a... more
Audi recalls its electric SUV over battery fire risk  TechCrunch · 1 week
Audi today issued a voluntary recall in the U.S. for the E-Tron SUV due to the risk of battery fire. An Audi spokesperson told Bloomberg that no fires had been... more
Fiat Chrysler in talks with Aurora on autonomous vehicles  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Fiat Chrysler is in talks to produce self-driving commercial vehicles with Aurora, an autonomous vehicle company led by former Google, Tesla and Uber executives. more
For hydrogen power, mundane materials might be almost as good as pricey platinum  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As anyone who has purchased jewelry can attest, platinum is expensive. That's tough for consumers but also a serious hurdle for a... more
US-China trade war sparks worries about rare minerals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China have sparked worries about the 17 exotic-sounding rare earth minerals needed for high-tech products like robotics, drones and electric cars. more
US-China trade war sparks worries about rare minerals  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Rising trade tensions are shining a spotlight on the 17 rare earth minerals needed for high-tech products like electric cars and robotics. But trade experts say China's rising tariffs and threats to... more
US-China trade war sparks worries about rare earth minerals  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Rising trade tensions are shining a spotlight on the 17 rare earth minerals needed for high-tech products like electric cars and robotics. But trade experts say China's rising tariffs and... more
Partially electric airplane makes California test flight  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A California company has conducted a test flight of a hybrid-electric airplane capable of carrying six people more
Toyota's electric vehicle program is getting sped way up, report says - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
The company that put hybrid vehicles on the map is now playing catch-up in developing fully electric vehicles. more
Zoox co-founder Jesse Levinson is coming to TC Sessions: Mobility  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox has a history of keeping its progressive and plans to itself. But that’s starting to change. The venture-backed company that is creating ground-up fully... more
Novel tools bridge the information gap between citizens and electricity grid operators  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It's generally agreed that a low-carbon economy is important if we're to combat climate change. One obvious way to do this is to modernize... more
India orders Uber and rival Ola to electrify 40% of fleets by 2026  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
India is doubling down on its push to replace gasoline and diesel vehicles on its streets with environmentally friendly electric cars. The... more
Ford to shut Welsh plant with loss of 1,700 jobs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Ford will shut its engine plant in Wales next year, costing about 1,700 jobs, the US auto giant announced Thursday in a further blow to Britain's embattled car... more
India Said to Plan Ordering Ola, Uber to Go Electric  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
India plans to order taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola to convert 40 percent of their fleet of cars to electric by April 2026, Reuters reports. more
BMW and Jaguar Land Rover team up on next-generation electric drive tech  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover have agreed to partner on the development of future electric vehicles, the latest in a string of collaborations... more
Jaguar Land Rover and BMW team up on electric drivetrain design - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
The two luxury powerhouses are joining forces to drive down cost on electric powertrain development. more
Forza Horizon 4’s latest update adds an electrifying new car  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The latest Forza Horizon 4 monthly update has landed just before E3, here's what's new. What you need to know Update 10 brings the insane electric hypercar, the... more
Tesla bars staff from anonymous chat app after leaks - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Employees at the electric carmaker can't use their company email to validate Blind accounts, the anonymous chat app says. more
Bird is launching an electric moped this summer  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Scooter-sharing company Bird is adding an electric moped to fleets in “select markets” this summer. Called the “Cruiser,” it’s the... more
Tesla Model 3 finally gets Qi wireless charging - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
Wireless charging for phones is increasingly common in modern cars, but Tesla has been lagging. Finally, Model 3 owners can get their Qi on. more
Most detailed X-ray image of batteries yet to reveal why they still aren't good enough  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Electric cars rely on the same lithium-ion battery technology that's in smartphones, laptops and virtually everything electronic. more
GM and Fiat Chrysler are buying Tesla’s regulatory credits  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
One of the more opaque segments of Tesla’s business just became a little more transparent. Recent  filings show that GM and Fiat Chrysler have bought zero-emissions vehicle credits from Tesla,... more
Volkswagen smashes electric vehicle record at Nürburgring  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The wild all-electric racecar Volkswagen built to compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb last year has smashed another record, this... more
Economical energy storage for the electric car of tomorrow  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new production process with the aim of efficient and environmentally friendly future battery production.... more
Elon Musk reveals Cuphead is coming to Tesla - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
The "sadistically difficult" cartoony shooter will be playable in the Model 3, Model S, and Model X while parked, Musk said. more
'Cuphead' launches on Tesla motor vehicles this summer, for reasons  Windows Central · 3 weeks
That was rather unexpected. What you need to know Cuphead is being ported to a new platform. Tesla vehicles should get the game this summer. Only the first... more
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