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Will hydrogen fuel cell vehicles be to their makers as the failed Edsel was once to Ford? Or, despite flak being piled on them from certain quarters, will they arise from a questionable proposition today to a clear win within 10-15 years, or less? No one really knows, but to be sure, FCVs do present […]

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Earlier this week, a private contractor was killed at a Tesla Supercharger just one day before the location’s grand opening, which may prompt some to wonder about the safety of this equipment. Few details have been released on the incident, which occurred sometime Tuesday morning at the facility in Norfolk, Va. Reports indicate that Steven […]

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In the first year it was eligible for consideration, Tesla Motors “shot to the top” of Forbes’ list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. The carmaker that seemingly avoids most traditional carmaker behaviors wasn’t selected because the Model S is so technologically advanced – though that certainly helped. Forbes’ explanation for what distinguishes Tesla from […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk likes to do things differently, but ironically his latest demonstration of a seemingly futuristic robotic “snake” is a way to stick with tradition – wires and plugs – when others are going wireless. He is extremely busy however, and if he doesn’t know, he wouldn’t be the only one unaware that Momentum […]

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Cyber security experts have successfully hacked into a Tesla Model S, shutting down the car while it was driving. The security breach was done by white hat hackers, a slang term for specialists that test systems for weaknesses to assess an organization’s security. Kevin Mahaffey, chief technology officer of cybersecurity company Lookout, and Marc Rogers, […]

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Audi has been loosely discussing its upcoming all-electric SUV for several months, and has now released a few details about the vehicle’s 300-mile battery. The automaker announced yesterday it will be collaborating with the Korean-based battery companies LG Chem and Samsung SDI to build this battery. These companies “plan to invest in the cell technology […]

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If hybrid vehicles continue improving at their current pace, a new study said manufacturing costs will “be cut in half before 2025,” positioning hybrids to compete directly with non-hybrids for sales. John German’s technical paper, published by The International Council on Clean Transportation, named advances through the learning process, increases in vehicle production and development […]

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German eBike manufacturer HNF Heisenberg announced that it will be using technology developed for the BMW i series to build its newest electric bicycle. The Heisenberg XF1 mountain bike features a drive unit swing arm that was originally patented by BMW Research and Technology. The swing arm was developed during the early concept phase of […]

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Are you one of those who are looking forward to battery chemistry “beyond lithium ion” before EVs can seriously challenge gasoline-powered counterparts? That won’t quite be needed, said Tesla Motors’ JB Straubel, rather it’s inevitable battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will soon be cheaper to own than and this will lead to their market domination. It […]

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Electric cars are presented as a solution for society’s needs to curb emissions and reduce petroleum consumption, but are they really environmentally friendly? The way researchers try to answer this question is by a “cradle-to-grave” life cycle analysis. This normally takes into account three phases – 1) the manufacturing process, 2) a car’s life in […]

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