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Tesla’s Diamond-Shaped Nevada Gigafactory Will be Powered by Solar and Wind Energy

Tesla’s Diamond-Shaped Nevada Gigafactory Will be Powered by Solar and Wind Energy

After a recent leak finally revealed that Tesla Motors' new Gigafactory is to be built in Nevada, the company confirmed the news late last week and released a new image of the proposed design. In a joint

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Tesla Roadster to Get 400-Mile Battery Upgrade Later This Year

Tesla Roadster to Get 400-Mile Battery Upgrade Later This Year

With all the news surrounding the Tesla Model S and the upcoming Model X, it's been easy to forget about Tesla's first model, the Roadster. While a new Roadster has not been announced, Tesla is reportedly

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California Considers Waiving Environmental Laws to Win Tesla Gigafactory

California Considers Waiving Environmental Laws to Win Tesla Gigafactory

The office of California Governor Jerry Brown has revealed it is considering legislation to ease environmental compliance laws for Tesla Motors in an effort to woo the company to build its first

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Tesla Announces Plans to Deliver 100,000 Electric Cars in 2015

Tesla Announces Plans to Deliver 100,000 Electric Cars in 2015

Last week Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the automaker will deliver 100,000 electric vehicles in 2015. The news sent Tesla's stock up five percent the morning after Musk released the statement.

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Tesla Motors and Panasonic Sign $200–300 Million Deal for the First Gigafactory

Tesla Motors and Panasonic Sign $200–300 Million Deal for the First Gigafactory

It's happening! After much speculation, Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors have struck a formal agreement over the Japanese company's manufacture and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the electric

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Breakthrough Honeycomb Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Boost EV Range to 300 Miles

Breakthrough Honeycomb Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Boost EV Range to 300 Miles

A team from the Stanford School of Engineering has made a breakthrough in lithium-ion battery design that is expected to result in more stable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and significantly

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All Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles Are Now Tax-Free in China

All Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles Are Now Tax-Free in China

In an effort to foster the adoption of more electric vehicles, China has announced that all electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles will be exempt from the purchase tax until 2017. Currently China's car

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Lumio Folding Book Lamp Creator Max Gunawan

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Lumio Folding Book Lamp Creator Max Gunawan

We met up with Max at the Techshop in San Francisco, CA to see the Lumio first hand. At first glance the lamp looks like a simple hard-bound book or journal, but once you open it, the book unfolds several

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Harley-Davidson Unveils Its Very First Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson Unveils Its Very First Electric Motorcycle

Electric vehicles are known for being whisper quiet, but that wouldn't be right with a Harley-Davidson chopper. In place of gas explosions making a racket, the LiveWire produces a high-pitched whir with

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BMW Delivers the First i3 Electric Car in the U.S., Pricing Starts at $41,350

BMW Delivers the First i3 Electric Car in the U.S., Pricing Starts at $41,350

After years of development BMW recently announced the delivery of the very first i3 electric car in the U.S. The 2014 i3 has been on sale in Europe since late last year, but the first buyer, Charles Rabie

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Used Toyota Camry Hybrid Battery Packs Get New Life at Yellowstone National Park

Used Toyota Camry Hybrid Battery Packs Get New Life at Yellowstone National Park

As more electrified vehicles hit the road, critics consistently wonder what we will do with all of the used battery packs that power these cars. Well, Toyota demonstrates how old nickel-metal hydride

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Wicked Laser’s Flashtorch Packs Enough Power to Cook an Egg

Wicked Laser’s Flashtorch Packs Enough Power to Cook an Egg

Wicked Laser's handheld laser products are beloved by Star Wars fans everywhere. But they also make a high-end flashlight. The latest tweak to their Flashtorch design packs up to 4,100 lumens of light,

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How Toyota Plans to Improve Hybrid Efficiency by Another 10%

How Toyota Plans to Improve Hybrid Efficiency by Another 10%

Never one to be outplayed, Toyota is working on the next-generation Toyota Prius hybrid due for release by 2016. With each new generation of Prius, the auto giant has made slight efficiency gains, but

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The Lightning LS-218 Electric SuperBike is the Fastest Motorcycle in the World

The Lightning LS-218 Electric SuperBike is the Fastest Motorcycle in the World

With a 200 horsepower electric motor and a top speed of 216 mph, the Lightning LS-218 SuperBike is not just the world's fastest production electric motorcycle - it also holds the world land speed record

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Expects ’200 Gigafactories’ Will be Needed to Meet Electric Vehicle Demand

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Expects ’200 Gigafactories’ Will be Needed to Meet Electric Vehicle Demand

Earlier this year Tesla announced plans to build a $5 billion Gigafactory battery plant that will reduce battery costs by 30 percent. This week Tesla CEO Elon Musk predicted that Tesla's Gigafactory will

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It’s Happening – Tesla to Break Ground On Their First Gigafactory Next Month

It’s Happening – Tesla to Break Ground On Their First Gigafactory Next Month

Even though Tesla only revealed plans for its new Gigafactory in February, CEO Elon Musk has announced that it will break ground on at least one of the two factories next month. Tesla has yet to announce

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Sarolea SP7 Electric Carbon-Fiber Motorcycle Fires Up for the Isle of Man TT Zero Race

Sarolea SP7 Electric Carbon-Fiber Motorcycle Fires Up for the Isle of Man TT Zero Race

The famous Isle of Man TT Zero race for electric motorcycles kicks off next month and Sarolea's new SP7 carbon fiber electric motorcycle will be competing against the world's best battery powered

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Arrives This Summer Starting at $41,450

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Arrives This Summer Starting at $41,450

This summer Mercedes-Benz is set to introduce the 2014 B-Class Electric Drive, which will go head to head with the BMW i3 electric car. The B-Class Electric Drive not only offers the comfort and quality

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Electric Car Sales Are Growing More Than 100 Percent Every Year

Electric Car Sales Are Growing More Than 100 Percent Every Year

Electric car sales continue to improve every year as more and more models hit the market and consumers begin to adopt the technology. A recent report shows that EV sales are currently growing at a rate of

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Folding Electric Gi Bike Charges Your Cell Phone and Fits in Any Apartment

Folding Electric Gi Bike Charges Your Cell Phone and Fits in Any Apartment

Biking to work is great for your health and the environment, although showing up drenched in sweat is a decided faux pas. That's why electric bikes are starting to become more popular - and the new Gi

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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid Debuts with a 157 MPG Rating

2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid Debuts with a 157 MPG Rating

Volkswagen has unveiled their new 2015 Golf GTE plug-in hybrid ahead of its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Based on the popular 2015 VW Golf GTI and GTD models, the new GTE turns the

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Tesla’s Lithium-Ion “Gigafactory” to Reduce Battery Costs by More than 30%

Tesla’s Lithium-Ion “Gigafactory” to Reduce Battery Costs by More than 30%

Last week Tesla announced plans to build a new large scale lithium-ion battery "gigafactory" within the next three years, and the automaker just revealed that it will require a massive initial investment

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EMC Unveils Solar-Powered Spark Recharging Station for the Xkuty One Electric Bike

EMC Unveils Solar-Powered Spark Recharging Station for the Xkuty One Electric Bike

One year after Electric Mobility Company (EMC) unveiled the Xkuty One electric bike in Spain, the company has now developed a solar-powered recharging station for the bike. The Spark recharging station

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Toyota to Test a Wireless EV Charging System that Recharges Batteries in Just 90 Minutes

Toyota to Test a Wireless EV Charging System that Recharges Batteries in Just 90 Minutes

Toyota has announced plans to begin verification testing of its new wireless battery charging system for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. Doing away with today's charging cables, the system can

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2015 Kia Soul EV Debuts in Chicago With a 100-Mile Driving Range

2015 Kia Soul EV Debuts in Chicago With a 100-Mile Driving Range

Kia just unveiled its first electric vehicle, the 2015 Kia Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. The EV looks nearly identical to the standard Soul, but under the hood lies a fully-electric powertrain with a

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Onewheel by Future Motion is a Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard that Lets You Glide Over the Pavement

Onewheel by Future Motion is a Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard that Lets You Glide Over the Pavement

For years, bicycles have received various electric upgrades, so why not the skateboard? The Palo Alto-based team at Future Motion decided it was time to give the skateboard a high-tech makeover with the

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Edible Electronics Made from Cuttlefish Ink Could Help Spawn a New Age of Medical Devices

Edible Electronics Made from Cuttlefish Ink Could Help Spawn a New Age of Medical Devices

Watch any nature special or visit an aquarium, and chances are you will be amazed by the intelligence, adaptability, and beauty of the cuttlefish. Part of the class Cephalopoda, these amazing molluscs are

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2015 Kia Soul Electric Vehicle Will Have a Driving Range Over 120 Miles

2015 Kia Soul Electric Vehicle Will Have a Driving Range Over 120 Miles

Kia is hard at work on a new electric version of the 2015 Kia Soul, which is set to arrive in the U.S. next year. On the outside, the 2015 Soul EV will look almost identical to the standard Soul, and

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Nissan Unveils BladeGlider Electric Vehicle Ahead of Tokyo Motor Show Debut

Nissan Unveils BladeGlider Electric Vehicle Ahead of Tokyo Motor Show Debut

Nissan just took the wraps off its new BladeGlider EV concept, which is set to debut later this month at the Tokyo Motor Show. The three-seater electric vehicle features closely-set front wheels to reduce

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Tesla May Build the World’s Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

Tesla May Build the World’s Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

Tesla doesn't have enough lithium-ion batteries to keep pace with their booming electric vehicle sales. Although the car maker sold 5,500 Model S sedans in the third quarter, sales might have been stunted

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