BMW’s plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance will get wireless charging
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BMW’s plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance will get wireless charging

BMW revealed its newest electric vehicle, a plug-in hybrid called the 530e iPerformance. The variant’s options include a forthcoming wireless charging pad, targeting a 2018 release window, which…

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Elon Musk teases Tesla electric semi truck, up to 4 new Gigafactory locations
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Elon Musk teases Tesla electric semi truck, up to 4 new Gigafactory locations

Elon Musk was on stage at the 2017 TED Conference in Vancouver on Friday, and he revealed some of his tunnel work and aspirations, but he also talked…

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Taylor Farms wants to make food without fossil fuels
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Taylor Farms wants to make food without fossil fuels

As industries go, agriculture represents one of the worst environmental offenders, according to research by the United Nations Environment Programme. Farms need tending around the clock. So besides…

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ChargePoint is ready for flying EVs
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ChargePoint is ready for flying EVs

Yesterday I wrote about a poll conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan that found people were interested in flying cars if they were autonomous, shared and…

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Watch Uber’s Elevate electric VTOL summit live right here
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Watch Uber’s Elevate electric VTOL summit live right here

Uber’s Elevate summit, which brings together experts in the vertical take-off and landing industry, is happening in Dallas, Texas starting today and continuing through tomorrow. The conference includes…

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Tesla to double its Supercharger network in 2017, topping 10K chargers globally
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Tesla to double its Supercharger network in 2017, topping 10K chargers globally

Tesla is getting ready to produce the Model 3 at volumes unprecedented for the company, but it hasn’t forgotten about that other key ingredient in the electric vehicle…

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Planet enlists machine learning experts to parse a treasure trove of Amazon basin data
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Planet enlists machine learning experts to parse a treasure trove of Amazon basin data

Planet, the satellite imaging company that operate the largest commercial Earth imaging constellation in existence, is hosting a new data science competition on the Kaggle platform, with the…

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Nature Conservancy gives forest management a digital makeover
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Nature Conservancy gives forest management a digital makeover

Keeping a forest healthy often means deciding what to do tree by tree and acre by acre. That’s easy enough with a square mile of it, but what…

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Audi’s latest concept is a new all-electric Tesla Model X competitor
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Audi’s latest concept is a new all-electric Tesla Model X competitor

Audi’s newest electric vehicle is a crossover SUV with a 4.5-second 0-60mph time, and an impressive range of around 300 miles when its 95kWh battery is topped up.…

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Volkswagen’s I.D. CROZZ electric concept aims for 2020 production
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Volkswagen’s I.D. CROZZ electric concept aims for 2020 production

Electric production vehicles may be relatively rare, but electric concepts abound, and most of them are targeting 2020 for a rough production date, as is the Volkswagen I.D.…

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In Portland, Uber launches initiative to add electric vehicles to its fleet
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In Portland, Uber launches initiative to add electric vehicles to its fleet

With a new electric vehicle initiative, Uber is finally speaking Portland’s language. The company shares a rocky history with the famously green city, but that won’t stop Portland from becoming…

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Lucid tests a prototype of its Air electric car at extreme high speed
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Lucid tests a prototype of its Air electric car at extreme high speed

Lucid is continuing down its path of shipping a Tesla competitor, and the Air just underwent another milestone: High-speed testing. A performance-targeted prototype version of its flagship Air…

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Tesla will reveal its electric semi truck in September
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Tesla will reveal its electric semi truck in September

Elon Musk just let us know when we’ll get a look at the electric semi truck that he’s teased in the past: The Tesla transport vehicle will be…

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Tesla to reveal a pickup truck within two years, and final Model 3 design in July
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Tesla to reveal a pickup truck within two years, and final Model 3 design in July

Tesla plans to show off an electric pickup truck sometime within the next two years, the company’s CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter today. The pickup was teased…

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Tesla will reveal the final production Model 3 in July
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Tesla will reveal the final production Model 3 in July

Tesla is going to show Tesla 3 buyers what their call will officially look like in July, Elon Musk revealed on Twitter on Thursday. The Model 3’s first…

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Full Harvest raises $2 million to stop farmers from tossing ‘ugly’ fruit and veggies
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Full Harvest raises $2 million to stop farmers from tossing ‘ugly’ fruit and veggies

Full Harvest, a San Francisco-based startup, has raised $2 million in seed funding to reduce food waste at the farm level. Founded by Christine Moseley, formerly the head…

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A $150 million fund, The Engine, will back startups others find ‘too hard’
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A $150 million fund, The Engine, will back startups others find ‘too hard’

A fund and accelerator for advanced technology startups, The Engine, closed its debut fund at a robust $150 million this week, according to its president, CEO and managing…

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This Porsche-based electric supercar has a 215-mile range and crazy acceleration
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This Porsche-based electric supercar has a 215-mile range and crazy acceleration

Austrian EV tuner Kriesel is making a name for itself in the world of high-performance electric conversions. After creating a purely electric Mercedes G-Class with Arnold Schwarzenegger, the…

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Ford to bring plug-in hybrid to China in 2018, targeting mostly electrified lineup by 2025
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Ford to bring plug-in hybrid to China in 2018, targeting mostly electrified lineup by 2025

Ford is going to be focusing on electrification across its lineup in China, with plans to electrify most of its vehicle offerings in the country by 2025, Reuters…

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Graphene used to sieve salts from seawater
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Graphene used to sieve salts from seawater

Scientists continue to explore the potential of graphene, aka the one-atom thin sheet of bonded carbon atoms that was created more than a decade ago after researchers first peeled a few layers…

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Tesla now worth more than GM, making it the most valuable U.S. automaker
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Tesla now worth more than GM, making it the most valuable U.S. automaker

Tesla is trading up again today, after a strong run yesterday that saw its total market cap value leapfrog Ford’s. It passed GM’s market cap on Tuesday, meaning…

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Shared EV access is expanding in Portland
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Shared EV access is expanding in Portland

Portland, Oregon, has started a pilot program to bring car sharing and alternative fuels to low-income neighborhoods where residents might not consider either type of transportation accessible. A…

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Mercedes-Benz speeds up the launch timeline for 10 new electric vehicles
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Mercedes-Benz speeds up the launch timeline for 10 new electric vehicles

Mercedes-Benz had already committed to launch 10 new electric vehicle models within the next decade, but now it’s looking to launch them by 2022, which is at least…

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Arable raises $4.25 million to demystify farming with sensors and data
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Arable raises $4.25 million to demystify farming with sensors and data

Arable has raised $4.25 million for solar-powered sensors and software to help farmers produce more food with fewer resources, and more accurately predict their yields. Middleland Capital and…

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London’s social impact accelerator BGV plans seed fund
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London’s social impact accelerator BGV plans seed fund

London-based ‘social impact’ accelerator, Bethnal Green Ventures, which backs pre-seed startups with ideas for using tech to tackle social and/or environmental problems, has taken £1.3 million in funding from…

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Japanese authorities decry ongoing robot failures at Fukushima
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Japanese authorities decry ongoing robot failures at Fukushima

Six years ago, a massive earthquake, consequent tsunami and nuclear crisis struck Japan. International organizations rushed to help the country’s devastated residents, and to figure out how to…

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Zero Motorcycles CTO Abe Askenazi on the future of two-wheeled EVs
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Zero Motorcycles CTO Abe Askenazi on the future of two-wheeled EVs

Electric cars and buses have already begun to take over the world, as evidenced by daily sightings of EV brands like Tesla, Prius, Bolt and Proterra on U.S.…

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Tesla Model 3 is ‘just a smaller, more affordable’ Model S, says Elon Musk
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Tesla Model 3 is ‘just a smaller, more affordable’ Model S, says Elon Musk

The Tesla Model 3 is not a product iteration along the lines of successive iPhones, Elon Musk clarified on Twitter on Friday. Instead, it’s a “smaller model affordable…

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Tesla’s solar roof tiles will be available to order starting in April
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Tesla’s solar roof tiles will be available to order starting in April

The Tesla solar roof tiles the company unveiled last year, which look like regular roof tiles and yet have roughly equivalent efficiency with traditional solar power gathering cells,…

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Causes of the global water crisis and 12 companies trying to solve it
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Causes of the global water crisis and 12 companies trying to solve it

It’s World Water Day. Time to wake up and take shorter showers. That is, if we’re fortunate enough to have them. Water scarcity and pollution are persistent global problems.…

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Wright Electric unveils its commercial electric plane business
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Wright Electric unveils its commercial electric plane business

Gas is the biggest cost for airlines. The easiest way to reduce these costs? Don’t use gas at all. That was the pitch from Wright Electric, a startup…

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An eBay for grain trading, FarmLead, raises $6.5 million Series A
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An eBay for grain trading, FarmLead, raises $6.5 million Series A

Farmers work to feed the world. Yet somehow, corn, wheat and rice sales are still happening at a local level through antiquated paperwork and phone negotiations. Now, an…

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Vinsight gives grape and almond growers a high-tech crystal ball
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Vinsight gives grape and almond growers a high-tech crystal ball

Farmers know how hard it is to predict yield accurately. High-value crops like grapes or almonds prove particularly challenging. Farmers expect, and settle for, twenty to forty percent…

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An eBay for grain-trading, FarmLead, raises $6.5 million Series A
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An eBay for grain-trading, FarmLead, raises $6.5 million Series A

Farmers work to feed the world. Yet somehow, corn, wheat and rice sales are still happening at a local level through antiquated paperwork and phone negotiations. Now, an…

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Tesla co-founder and CTO JB Straubel explains its new solar storage facility
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Tesla co-founder and CTO JB Straubel explains its new solar storage facility

Tesla’s new solar energy storage facility on the Hawaiian island of Kauai does what most solar power plants cannot: it stores energy from the sun during peak times…

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Santa Fe enlists Rubicon Global to curb waste and ramp up recycling
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Santa Fe enlists Rubicon Global to curb waste and ramp up recycling

Humans, especially Americans, are kind of slobs. We mess up the Earth by throwing out about 4.5 pounds of garbage per person on average every day. Two-thirds of…

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The Lucid Air electric car starts at just $60,000 – before tax credit
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The Lucid Air electric car starts at just $60,000 – before tax credit

Lucid’s first electric vehicle doesn’t cost what you think it does – the company revealed basic pricing information for the Air on its blog, basically just to mute speculation…

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Utilis takes top water innovation prize at Imagine H2O for tech that finds leaks underground
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Utilis takes top water innovation prize at Imagine H2O for tech that finds leaks underground

An Israeli tech startup called Utilis has taken top honors at Imagine H2O this year, for technology that can detect underground leaks in underground, potable water supply systems…

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Tesla’s Kauai solar facility will offset 1.6M gallons of fuel use per year
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Tesla’s Kauai solar facility will offset 1.6M gallons of fuel use per year

Tesla’s Kauai solar power facility is officially open for business as of Friday, with a 13 MW SolarCity solar farm installation providing power to a Powerpack storage facility…

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Tesla’s Kauai solar storage facility offers a glimpse of the company’s future
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Tesla’s Kauai solar storage facility offers a glimpse of the company’s future

Tesla’s solar installation on the Hawaiian island of Kauai is not just a product launch of the company – it’s the first real proof the company’s offering that…

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Farmer’s Business Network cultivates $40 million to help farmers buy seeds at favorable prices
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Farmer’s Business Network cultivates $40 million to help farmers buy seeds at favorable prices

GV (formerly known as Google Ventures) and DBL Partners co-led a $40 million investment in Farmer’s Business Network, Inc., the company announced on Tuesday. FBN started as something…

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John Deere partners with Kespry to bring drones and aerial data to construction and forestry
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John Deere partners with Kespry to bring drones and aerial data to construction and forestry

Heavy equipment makers Deere Co., better known as John Deere, have forged a strategic alliance with drone-tech startup Kespry, the companies announced Tuesday in Las Vegas at CONEXPO,…

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How Hazel Technologies keeps fresh fruit and vegetables from spoiling
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How Hazel Technologies keeps fresh fruit and vegetables from spoiling

Chicago-based Hazel Technologies is on a mission to reduce food waste. The company has developed packaging inserts that, through the magic of basic chemistry, can ward off fungus…

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Amazon begins large-scale rooftop solar installation across its warehouses
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Amazon begins large-scale rooftop solar installation across its warehouses

Amazon is looking to improve its renewable energy track record, with a new project that will see it install large solar energy gathering arrays on the rooftops of…

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Daimler leads ChargePoint’s new $82M round for EV charging network growth
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Daimler leads ChargePoint’s new $82M round for EV charging network growth

Campbell, Calif.-based ChargePoint secured a new $82 million funding round, led by automaker Daimler. The new funding will help ChargePoint expand its network of electric vehicle charging stations…

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HowGood raises $4.2 million to guide shoppers to products that match their values
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HowGood raises $4.2 million to guide shoppers to products that match their values

Millennial consumers care about the sustainability of what they buy more than any other generation that came before them. This point is illustrated in studies from Pew Research,…

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Volkswagen’s e-Golf gets a range boost to 125 miles for 2017
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Volkswagen’s e-Golf gets a range boost to 125 miles for 2017

The e-Golf, Volkswagen’s electric version of its popular compact car, officially gets around 50 percent more range this year than it did in the previous model. That means…

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Thistle launches meal kits to make nutritious baby food at home
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Thistle launches meal kits to make nutritious baby food at home

Food delivery startup Thistle was never in the business of making meal kits, those boxes of pre-measured ingredients and recipes to help customers cook at home. The startup’s…

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Tech War: Prius Prime vs. Hyundai Ioniq
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Tech War: Prius Prime vs. Hyundai Ioniq

By a lucky coincidence, I had a chance to drive both the 2017 Prius Prime and the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq in the same week. The Prius Prime is…

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TesLab is the companion app Tesla owners have been waiting for
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TesLab is the companion app Tesla owners have been waiting for

Tesla actually makes a lot of data available to vehicle owners via APIs and other endpoints, but it’s not always easy to find and make use of that…

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Daimler’s Smart will focus on electric vehicles exclusively in North America
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Daimler’s Smart will focus on electric vehicles exclusively in North America

The adorable little Smart cars you see on North American roads from here on out will likely be primarily electric, as the company has decided to cease sales…

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This Lucid Air electric car winter test video reminds us snow can be good
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This Lucid Air electric car winter test video reminds us snow can be good

Lucid’s Air is a 1,000 HP electric dream car, which is still in the early stages of real-world testing, but which already has more than a few EV…

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Tesla said to be aiming to start test production of Model 3 on February 20
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Tesla said to be aiming to start test production of Model 3 on February 20

Tesla is pausing production at its California assembly plant in Fremont in order to prepare for Model 3 production, the company announced on Wednesday, and Reuters reports via…

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Tesla answers claims of poor factory working conditions and unionization efforts
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Tesla answers claims of poor factory working conditions and unionization efforts

Jose Moran, who claims to be a Tesla employee working at the company’s Fremont, California assembly facility, took to Medium on Thursday to detail working conditions at the company, and…

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Ford plug-in hybrid sales rose 38% in 2016
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Ford plug-in hybrid sales rose 38% in 2016

Ford saw some significant year-over-year growth in its plug-in hybrid sales in 2016, despite gas prices that on average saw historic lows throughout the year. The total number of…

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Faraday Future said to be scaling back its electric car model lineup
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Faraday Future said to be scaling back its electric car model lineup

Faraday Future is scaling back some of its ambitions, according to Reuters, taking its planed product portfolio from seven electric vehicles to just two, and also reducing the…

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Chevrolet ends production of the Spark EV now that the Bolt EV is out
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Chevrolet ends production of the Spark EV now that the Bolt EV is out

Chevrolet is putting its electrified bets on the Bolt EV, as the company announced today that it’s ending production of the Spark EV, the compact car with a relatively…

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GM and Honda partner to mass produce hydrogen fuel cells in Michigan
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GM and Honda partner to mass produce hydrogen fuel cells in Michigan

Automakers GM and Honda are teaming up on a new venture to jointly manufacture hydrogen fuel cells at scale, with plans to start mass production by 2020 and…

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EPA scientific studies must be vetted by administration before release
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EPA scientific studies must be vetted by administration before release

The Trump administration has told the EPA that its scientific work must pass through a political vetting process before being released, multiple sources indicate. I’ve asked the EPA…

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Kreisel’s fully electric Mercedes G-Class is the Terminator’s off-road vehicle of choice
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Kreisel’s fully electric Mercedes G-Class is the Terminator’s off-road vehicle of choice

Electric vehicles tend to be designed with a certain customer in mind, and typically this imagined buyer is probably bookish, possibly vegan and mostly concerned with getting around…

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Elon Musk actually believes Rex Tillerson could be an “excellent” Secretary of State
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Elon Musk actually believes Rex Tillerson could be an “excellent” Secretary of State

Tesla and SpaceX CEO met with Donald Trump on Monday, and just a day later, he’s expressing optimism about Trump’s choice for Secretary of State, former ExxonMobil CEO…

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Driving the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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Driving the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Driving the Chevrolet Bolt is a bit anticlimactic at first; it feels a lot like driving an ordinary car initially, albeit one with more pick-up than the average…

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LiquiGlide raises $16 million to get every last drop out of packages or tanks
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LiquiGlide raises $16 million to get every last drop out of packages or tanks

If you think it’s frustrating trying to get that last drop of ketchup out of the bottle, or toothpaste out of the tube, imagine having to waste and…

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Ford, GM and FCA CEOs meet with Trump to discuss regulation and job creation
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Ford, GM and FCA CEOs meet with Trump to discuss regulation and job creation

Donald Trump met with top execs at all three major U.S. automakers on Tuesday, in a sit-down in which he laid out his desire to see the car…

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Here’s how Chevrolet built a practical electric vehicle with the 2017 Bolt EV
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Here’s how Chevrolet built a practical electric vehicle with the 2017 Bolt EV

Chevrolet said it was going to bring an affordable, long-range electric vehicle to market – and it did, with the 2017 Bolt EV. I visited Palo Alto to…

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Energy is the new new internet
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Energy is the new new internet

If you’re not paying attention to what’s going on in energy, you should. We’ve seen this movie before. Spoiler alert: There’s massive economic opportunity ahead. How massive? Imagine…

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Tesla now offers a 100D Model S and Model X with extended range
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Tesla now offers a 100D Model S and Model X with extended range

Tesla’s new 100 kWh battery pack first arrived with a “performance” designation, hence the “P” in P100D, but now the company has released the 100D version of the…

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Ford begins testing Transit Plug-in Hybrids in London ahead of 2019 production
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Ford begins testing Transit Plug-in Hybrids in London ahead of 2019 production

Ford has begun testing of its new Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid with Transport for London, working with the UK city’s local transit authority to pilot 20 of the…

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The official White House website has dropped any mention of climate change
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The official White House website has dropped any mention of climate change

Trump’s administration is acting quickly to dangerously reimagine reality, deleting all specific mentions of “climate change” and “global warming” as well as removing an entire page dedicated to…

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Most pressing infrastructure needs do not require federal money or approval
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Most pressing infrastructure needs do not require federal money or approval

President-elect Trump has called for a trillion dollars in infrastructure investment, but he wants the private sector to play a critical role. Fortunately, one of our nation’s immediate…

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Tesla to build Model 3 motors and gearboxes at its Gigafactory
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Tesla to build Model 3 motors and gearboxes at its Gigafactory

Tesla will be making electric motors and gearboxes at its Nevada Gigafactory, in addition to batteries. The news comes from Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, who discussed that additional…

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Fiat Chrysler under investigation by U.S. Justice Department over emissions
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Fiat Chrysler under investigation by U.S. Justice Department over emissions

Thursday we learned that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is investigating Fiat Chrysler U.S. (FCA) regarding alleged software-based circumvention of emissions standards. On Friday, Bloomberg reported that the…

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EPA accuses Fiat Chrysler of using software to skirt emissions standards
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EPA accuses Fiat Chrysler of using software to skirt emissions standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a notice to Fiat Chrysler (FCA), informing the automaker that approximately 104,000 vehicles, including specific models of 2014, 2015 and…

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Kuli Kuli raises $4.25 million to make moringa a mainstay in the US diet
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Kuli Kuli raises $4.25 million to make moringa a mainstay in the US diet

Oakland-based food startup Kuli Kuli has raised $4.25 million in a Series A round of funding to bring moringa, a high-protein plant, to more kitchens in the U.S.,…

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FarmLogs raises $22 million to make agriculture a more predictable business
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FarmLogs raises $22 million to make agriculture a more predictable business

Ann Arbor, Michigan-based FarmLogs has raised $22 million in a Series C round of funding for technology that helps farmers monitor and measure their crops, predict profits, manage…

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Las Vegas launches the first electric autonomous shuttle on U.S. public roads
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Las Vegas launches the first electric autonomous shuttle on U.S. public roads

Las Vegas, transportation beat reporters can’t quit you; CES was like a car extravaganza, and now you’re launching a self-driving, fully electric shuttle on public streets. The shuttles…

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Apple, Facebook and Google top Greenpeace’s clean energy report
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Apple, Facebook and Google top Greenpeace’s clean energy report

Apple has earned the title of greenest tech company in the world for the third year in a row, according to a new report from environmental organization Greenpeace.…

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Volkswagen’s I.D Buzz concept is a microbus for the self-driving era
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Volkswagen’s I.D Buzz concept is a microbus for the self-driving era

Volkswagen’s new I.D. Buzz electric vehicle concept is a futuristic take on the microbus that revives the family camper for an era when we’ll spent just as much…

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Next-gen Samsung EV battery gets 300+ miles of range from a 20-minute charge
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Next-gen Samsung EV battery gets 300+ miles of range from a 20-minute charge

Samsung’s SDI battery subsidiary announced a new battery cell designed for use in electric vehicles that offers improved density to manage a max range of up to 372…

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Better Ventures closes $21 million fund to back the next Tesla or Patagonia
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Better Ventures closes $21 million fund to back the next Tesla or Patagonia

Oakland-based venture capital firm Better Ventures recently closed its second fund at $21 million according to cofounder and managing director Wes Selke. The firm was originally founded as an…

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This electric bus company just raised $140 million
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This electric bus company just raised $140 million

According to Proterra, a Burlingame, Ca.-based company, its zero-emission electric buses can drive a stunning 350 miles one charge — and on city streets, no less. With that kind…

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Tesla’s Gigafactory starts mass producing battery cells
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Tesla’s Gigafactory starts mass producing battery cells

Tesla’s massive Nevada Gigafactory has started producing lithium-ion battery cells in mass capacity, with the aim of supplying products including the upcoming Model 3 electric vehicle and the…

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Ford to build new all-electric SUV and autonomous hybrid at Michigan plant
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Ford to build new all-electric SUV and autonomous hybrid at Michigan plant

Ford has announced plans at CES to build a range of new electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, revealing plans for seven of its total 13 planned electric cars set…

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Automakers aren’t really advertising electric vehicles
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Automakers aren’t really advertising electric vehicles

There are more plug-in vehicles available now than there were a decade ago, and the sales of those vehicles are growing. Sales of electric vehicles are up about…

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Lucid Motors unveils the Air, a new luxe electric car with a 400-mile range
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Lucid Motors unveils the Air, a new luxe electric car with a 400-mile range

California-based Lucid Motors revealed its first car today, a fully electric sedan aimed at the “executive” market, with a 400-mile range rating from its onboard 100kWh battery, a…

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Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and 18 others commit $1 billion to new cleantech fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
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Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and 18 others commit $1 billion to new cleantech fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Vinod Khosla, Jack Ma, John Doerr and 15 other high-profile investors have formed a new venture firm, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, that will pour at…

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Jay-Z backed JetSmarter raises $105 million to become Uber for private jets
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Jay-Z backed JetSmarter raises $105 million to become Uber for private jets

JetSmarter has raised $105 million in Series C funding, at a $1.5 billion pre-money valuation, to build its marketplace for private jet services, according to Sergey Petrossov, the…

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Chevrolet delivers its first Bolt EVs to customers
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Chevrolet delivers its first Bolt EVs to customers

Chevrolet has delivered its first three Bolt EVs to customers, making its success in delivering a long-range all-electric car available at a decent price official. The company’s first three…

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Here’s what the back of Fisker Inc’s EMotion electric sport sedan looks like
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Here’s what the back of Fisker Inc’s EMotion electric sport sedan looks like

Henrik Fisker’s newest electric car company, Fisker Inc., continues the gradual reveal of its first car, the EMotion. I certainly have a lot of feelings looking at this —…

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Berkeley project tests tracking imperiled forests with 3D multispectral drone imaging
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Berkeley project tests tracking imperiled forests with 3D multispectral drone imaging

Droughts, climate change and deforestation are putting forests at risk worldwide, so studying these ecosystems closely is more important than ever — but it’s a hell of a…

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Google says it will hit 100% renewable energy by 2017
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Google says it will hit 100% renewable energy by 2017

Green energy projects for data centers and other facilities are goals for a lot of tech companies, but one of the largest – Google – now says it’s…

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AeroVironment: official charger of the Chevy Bolt
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AeroVironment: official charger of the Chevy Bolt

The 2017 Chevy Bolt is coming to California and Oregon before the end of 2016, and along with it comes its very own official charger from AeroVironment. The…

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Tyson Foods launches new venture fund to back food and agriculture startups
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Tyson Foods launches new venture fund to back food and agriculture startups

Tyson Foods Inc., one of the world’s largest makers and marketers of meat products, has announced the formation of a $150 million venture capital fund to back food…

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New leaf-like nano surface could boost solar panel efficiency
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New leaf-like nano surface could boost solar panel efficiency

We often look to nature for tips on how to build better tech, and few things in nature are better at harnessing the power of the sun than…

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BMW, Daimler, Ford and VW to build high-power European EV charging network
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BMW, Daimler, Ford and VW to build high-power European EV charging network

A new joint venture between major carmakers will attempt to make it easier to get around Europe using electric cars, thanks to a network of chargers with up…

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Maserati plans an all-electric Alfieri for 2020
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Maserati plans an all-electric Alfieri for 2020

Maserati was said to be looking at 2020 as the target time frame for its first production electric vehicle, and now the company has confirmed to Autocar that…

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Faraday Future’s factory construction paused; shipping timelines at risk
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Faraday Future’s factory construction paused; shipping timelines at risk

Electric vehicle maker Faraday Future may not be able to make its first cars in time to hits its 2017 shipping deadlines, according to a new report by…

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Volkswagen will begin making electric cars in North America in 2021
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Volkswagen will begin making electric cars in North America in 2021

Volkswagen’s EV plans include manufacturing in North America starting in 2021, according to the company. The new production expansion is part of VW’s goal to ramp up to…

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Tesla and SolarCity made this whole island solar-powered in under a year
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Tesla and SolarCity made this whole island solar-powered in under a year

Tesla and SolarCity’s union is still very fresh, but the combined companies are already highlighting what they’ve been able to accomplish even just as partners. The SolarCity blog…

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Tesla officially acquires SolarCity
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Tesla officially acquires SolarCity

Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity officially closed Monday morning, bringing together Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company with the solar energy company founded by his cousins Lyndon and Peter Rive.…

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