Last week, Bosch announced it is acquiring a California-based battery company that’s currently developing a solid-state lithium-ion battery. Bosch’s purchase of Seeo, set at an undisclosed price for the company’s intellectual property and research staff, was both groundbreaking and (to some) questionable. “It is the first instance of a major automotive player outright acquiring a […]

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Three new changes are coming for the Tesla Model S, including a new “ludicrous mode.” If the P85D’s “insane” mode was not enough for you, when this setting is engaged, the now-quicker Model S will reach 60 mph in a reported 2.8 seconds making the previous P85D’s 3.2 seconds seem sluggish. Top speed is 155 […]

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A small company in Maryland, committed to “building advanced green vehicles,” is putting the final touches on an all-electric Corvette Z06. Genovation Cars doesn’t make a habit out of electrifying sports cars. Its G2 two-door (pictured below) was created and built in-house, and is available as either a battery electric or a plug-in hybrid. When […]

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Tesla Motors is close to completing the first construction phase of its battery-building Gigafactory. The latest update on the Gigafactory reveals that a 900,000 square foot building is almost fully built and will soon be ready for the manufacturing equipment to be installed. Steve Hill, director of the governor’s office of economic development, spoke with […]

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A company named 24M announced that it has developed a semisolid lithium-ion battery that significantly reduces manufacturing time and expense without sacrificing performance. It has been quietly working on developing the technology for the past five years, and said that applications include both electrified vehicles and home power storage, similar to other lithium-ion chemistries. According […]

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BMW debuted its concept fuel cell car to the public during the company’s annual Innovation Days event, while also announcing plans to test the car on German roads later this month. Though it’s been known for some time that BMW is working with Toyota to build a fuel cell vehicle (FCV), with these actions come […]

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While Americans were celebrating Independence Day this weekend past, if it had wanted to, Tesla could have noted its contribution to energy independence with the 50,000th Model S sold since its June 2012 launch. Just one month after the Model S also just traversed the 75,000 global unit milestone, it’s a safe estimate 50,000 U.S. […]

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With the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans getting the green light last weekend, millions of viewers around the world turned their attention to this iconic track in France. But recently the Circuit de la Sarthe race track was the setting for a different type of vehicle when Shell brought its Eco-marathon prototypes to show […]

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The Chief Financial Officer of Tesla Motors unexpectedly announced that he will be leaving the company later this year. The news came earlier today during Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting. CFO Deepak Ahuja called his decision to retire “difficult,” adding that it was “akin to letting go of a child.” “My time at Tesla has been […]

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will spend up to $100 million in grants to help expand the infrastructure of renewable fuels. The funding has been allocated under the USDA’s Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership. Under this new program, the agricultural department will collaborate with state governments and private companies with the goal of […]

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