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Ford’s Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUV revealed in leaked photos, prices and configurations

November 15, 2019 at 01:03PM Ford is officially debuting its fully electric crossover SUV on Saturday, November 17 – but we got a look at the new Mach-E (which was just officially named yesterday) a couple of days early. The leak comes from Ford’s own website, as screenshotted for posterity by Jalopnick, and includes photos… Continue reading Ford’s Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUV revealed in leaked photos, prices and configurations

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Recycling robots raise millions from top venture firms to rescue an industry in turmoil

November 14, 2019 at 11:33PM The problem of how to find the potential treasure trove hidden in millions of pounds of trash is getting a high-tech answer as investors funnel $16 million into the recycling robots built by Denver-based AMP Robotics. For recyclers, the commercialization of robots tackling industry problems couldn’t come at a better… Continue reading Recycling robots raise millions from top venture firms to rescue an industry in turmoil

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Lyft deploys 200 long-range EVs for its rideshare rental fleet in Colorado

November 14, 2019 at 05:45PM Lyft is making 200 new long-range EVs available to rideshare drivers as part of its Express Drive program, the company revealed today. Express Drive is a program that Lyft offers to provide rental cars to drivers on its platform, as an alternative to options like long-term leasing. Express Drive members… Continue reading Lyft deploys 200 long-range EVs for its rideshare rental fleet in Colorado

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Ford’s all-electric SUV is officially the ‘Mustang Mach-E,’ and you can reserve one starting Nov. 17

November 14, 2019 at 02:08PM Ford has revealed the official name of its forthcoming EV SUV, which has a Mustang lineage and which will be officially revealed on November 17 in LA. The new vehicle is called the Mustang Mach-E, and following its official unveiling (hosted by Idris Elba, by the way), you’ll be able… Continue reading Ford’s all-electric SUV is officially the ‘Mustang Mach-E,’ and you can reserve one starting Nov. 17

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UCLA now has the first zero-emission, all-electric mobile surgical instrument lab

November 12, 2019 at 06:46PM Electrification in the automotive industry isn’t just about consumer cars: There are plenty of commercial and specialist vehicles that are prime candidates for EVs, including in the healthcare industry. Take the new UCLA mobile surgical lab developed by Winnegbago, for instance – it’s a zero-emission, all-electric vehicle that will move… Continue reading UCLA now has the first zero-emission, all-electric mobile surgical instrument lab

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Ex-Facebook CPO Chris Cox now advises on climate & campaign tech

November 08, 2019 at 10:08PM Chris Cox’s motivational speeches were at the heart of Facebook’s new employee orientation. But after 14 years at the social network, the Chief Product Officer left in March amidst an executive shake-up and Facebook’s new plan to prioritize privacy by moving to encrypt its messaging apps. No details on his… Continue reading Ex-Facebook CPO Chris Cox now advises on climate & campaign tech

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Walmart reaches settlement with Tesla over solar panel fires, drops lawsuit

November 05, 2019 at 06:15PM Walmart has dropped a lawsuit that accused Tesla of breach of contract and gross negligence after rooftop solar panel systems on seven of the retailer’s stores allegedly caught fire. A settlement has been reached and stipulation of dismissal has been filed with the court, a Walmart spokesperson said in an… Continue reading Walmart reaches settlement with Tesla over solar panel fires, drops lawsuit

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Supercross’s anticipated EV class not ready for primetime in 2020

October 31, 2019 at 05:40PM Motorcycle racing series Supercross isn’t quite ready to add an EV class. The sport — where riders race high-performance machines on jump-filled stadium tracks — currently fields only gas-powered two-wheelers. Supercross was poised to launch an all-electric class this month, by converting its junior program to a new e-moto manufactured… Continue reading Supercross’s anticipated EV class not ready for primetime in 2020

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All-electric Mini Cooper SE priced starting at $29,900 in the U.S.

October 28, 2019 at 02:20PM The new all-electric Mini Cooper SE, the first Mini designed from the ground up as an electric car, is going to retail in the U.S. starting at $29,900 (plus an $850 Destination and Handling fee) – before any tax incentives are applied. That puts final pricing as low as around… Continue reading All-electric Mini Cooper SE priced starting at $29,900 in the U.S.

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Tesla’s new Solar Roof costs less than a new roof plus solar panels, aims for install rate of 1K per week

October 25, 2019 at 11:16PM Tesla has launched the third iteration of its solar roof tile for residential home use, which it officially detailed in a blog post on Friday and in a call with media. Tesla CEO Elon Musk kicked off the call with some explanatory remarks on the V3 Solar Roof, and then… Continue reading Tesla’s new Solar Roof costs less than a new roof plus solar panels, aims for install rate of 1K per week

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Elon Musk predicts Tesla energy could be ‘bigger’ than its EV business

October 24, 2019 at 01:49AM Tesla CEO Elon Musk forecast that the company’s energy business will eventually be the same size as — or even bigger than — its automotive sector, the latest sign that the company plans to put more time and resources to scaling up its solar and storage products. “It could be… Continue reading Elon Musk predicts Tesla energy could be ‘bigger’ than its EV business

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Tesla is launching version three of its solar roof tile this week

October 24, 2019 at 12:13AM Tesla will debut a new, third iteration of its solar roof tile this week – with an official debut tomorrow afternoon. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during the company’s earnings call on Wednesday that it’ll make an official announcement detailing the differences in generation three on Thursday afternoon. Tesla originally… Continue reading Tesla is launching version three of its solar roof tile this week

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Plug and Play launches an accelerator to develop technologies addressing plastic waste

October 23, 2019 at 03:01PM The Plug and Play network of accelerator programs is partnering with the nonprofit organization Alliance to End Plastic Waste to create an accelerator focused on developing technologies to reduce, remove or replace plastics in the industrial ecosystem. Like Techstars, Plug and Play operates a number of industry-focused accelerator programs around… Continue reading Plug and Play launches an accelerator to develop technologies addressing plastic waste

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Electric vehicle charging software EV Connect raises $12 million

October 22, 2019 at 11:53PM EV Connect, the Los Angeles-based company that sells software to manage electric vehicle charging, has raised $12 million in a Series B round led by investors Mitsui & Co. and Ecosystem Integrity Fund. The company has raised $25 million to date. EV Connect’s cloud-based platform has an open standard architecture… Continue reading Electric vehicle charging software EV Connect raises $12 million

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Pizza Hut is testing Zume’s compostable round boxes

October 22, 2019 at 12:00PM Pizza Hut this morning announced plans to pilot Zume’s signature round pizza boxes. Testing for now will be extremely limited — in fact, it’s only happening at a single location in Phoenix, Ariz. The boxes are one of a number of different technologies being pushed by the SF Bay startup.… Continue reading Pizza Hut is testing Zume’s compostable round boxes

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In the Accelerator over the Sea

October 16, 2019 at 06:10PM In our oceans the scale of disasters is measured in millions, billions, and trillions, while solutions amount to single digits: individuals or institutions working to impact a chosen issue with approaches often both brilliant and quixotic. Putting such individuals in close contact with both whales and billionaires is the strange… Continue reading In the Accelerator over the Sea

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Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP

October 08, 2019 at 10:30PM Europe’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, set for a dual role in the next Commission, faced three hours of questions from members of four committees in the European Parliament this afternoon, as MEPs got their chance to interrogate her priorities for a broader legislative role that will shape pan-EU digital strategy… Continue reading Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP

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NASA’s first all-electric experimental X-plane is ready for testing

October 04, 2019 at 12:50AM NASA will fly a crewed X-plane, one of the experimental aircraft it creates to test various technologies, for the first time in two decades in the near future. This X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell to be exact, is significant for another reason, too: It’s the first fully electric experimental plane that… Continue reading NASA’s first all-electric experimental X-plane is ready for testing

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Here’s how much the all-electric Polestar 2 will cost in its launch markets

October 03, 2019 at 06:44PM Volvo group’s Polestar electric performance car sub-brand has announced pricing for the Polestar 2, the company’s second production car, a four-door mid-sized fastback that will begin production in 2020 and start shipping as early as next June. Starting prices are set at between 58,800€ (around $63,720 U.S.). Those prices include… Continue reading Here’s how much the all-electric Polestar 2 will cost in its launch markets

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Package Free picks up $4.5 million to scale sustainable CPG products

September 26, 2019 at 03:00PM The climate crisis continues to be just that… a crisis. And it’s spurring people across the country (and globe) to take action, particularly when it comes to their own lifestyle. Lauren Singer is one such person. After studying Environmental Science and Politics at NYU, she started a blog called Trash… Continue reading Package Free picks up $4.5 million to scale sustainable CPG products

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ClimateTech is the new hot space for investors in a warming planet

September 24, 2019 at 12:54PM How do you attract the attention of a prince? Aside from being Meghan Markle, of course. One answer came recently in the form of Prince Harry’s backing of a new initiative designed to make offsetting the carbon from your airline flights a properly mainstream idea. For Harry, the initiative had… Continue reading ClimateTech is the new hot space for investors in a warming planet

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Google announces 18 new renewable energy deals

September 19, 2019 at 09:00PM Google today announced its largest package of renewable energy deals yet. Worth a total of 1,600-megawatts, the package includes 18 deals in the U.S., Chile and Europe. This brings Google’s current set of wind and solar agreements to about 5,500 megawatts (MW) and the company’s number of total renewables projects… Continue reading Google announces 18 new renewable energy deals

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Amazon’s ‘climate pledge’ commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and 100% renewables by 2030

September 19, 2019 at 05:30PM In Washington today, Amazon announced a series of initiatives and issued a call for companies to reduce their carbon emissions 10 years ahead of the goals set forth in the Paris Agreement as part of a sweeping effort to reduce its own environmental footprint. “We’re done being in the middle… Continue reading Amazon’s ‘climate pledge’ commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and 100% renewables by 2030