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iFixit gives Fairphone 3 a perfect 10 for repairability

September 11, 2019 at 04:15PM Here’s something the hermetically sealed iPhone can’t do: Score a perfect 10 for repairability. Smartphone startup and social enterprise Fairphone’s latest repairable-by-design smartphone has done just that, getting 10/10 in an iFixit Teardown vs scores of just 6/10 for recent iPhone models. The Fairphone 3, which was released in Europe… Continue reading iFixit gives Fairphone 3 a perfect 10 for repairability

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Porsche’s all-electric evolution: from sketch to Mission E concept to Porsche Taycan

September 04, 2019 at 03:00PM The Porsche Taycan, the German automaker’s first all-electric sports car, has arrived. After four years of development, the company lifted the veil Wednesday on the Porsche Taycan. Here’s a look back at how this four-door electric vehicle developed from a few sketches to the Mission E concept, and then to… Continue reading Porsche’s all-electric evolution: from sketch to Mission E concept to Porsche Taycan

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Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S: Spec for spec, price for price

September 04, 2019 at 03:00PM The Porsche Taycan is a missile aimed straight at Tesla. The German electric sedan packs everything needed to give the Model S its first real fight. The Porsche is just as fast, is sleeker thanks to a lower drag coefficient and packs several technical goodies missing from Tesla’s sedan. However,… Continue reading Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S: Spec for spec, price for price

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Porsche unveils the $150,900 Taycan Turbo electric sedan

September 04, 2019 at 02:50PM Porsche has poured more than $1 billion into the development of its first all-electric vehicle, a sleek four-door specimen that marks the beginning of a new chapter for the German automaker and its biggest bet in more than a generation. On Wednesday, in three simultaneous events in Canada, China and… Continue reading Porsche unveils the $150,900 Taycan Turbo electric sedan

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Climate activists plan to use drones to shut down Heathrow Airport next month

August 29, 2019 at 01:00PM A UK group of climate activists is planning to fly drones close to Heathrow Airport next month in a direct action they hope will shut down the country’s largest airport for days or even longer. The planned action is in protest at the government’s decision to green-light a third runway… Continue reading Climate activists plan to use drones to shut down Heathrow Airport next month

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Walmart and Tesla are going to try and work things out

August 23, 2019 at 10:35PM Walmart came out swinging earlier this week in a lawsuit that accused Tesla of breach of contract and gross negligence over problems with rooftop solar panel systems installed at the retail giant’s stores. Now, just days later, the lawsuit has been placed on hold while the two companies try to… Continue reading Walmart and Tesla are going to try and work things out

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The 2020 Chevy Bolt EV now has a 259-mile range thanks to some cell chemistry tinkering

August 23, 2019 at 05:02PM The 2020 Chevy Bolt EV now has 259 miles of range, a 9% increase from previous year models of the electric hatchback, according to the EPA. To get there, the company focused on cell chemistry, not the battery pack. The GM brand did not add more battery cells or change the… Continue reading The 2020 Chevy Bolt EV now has a 259-mile range thanks to some cell chemistry tinkering

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This Thiel Fellow thinks he can help scooters, drones and delivery robots charge themselves with sunlight

August 23, 2019 at 12:02AM From the time he was a high school student, Rohit Kalyanpur thought it was peculiar that although it’s possible to create energy from a solar panel, the panels have long been used almost exclusively on rooftops and as part of industrial-scale solar grids. “I hadn’t seen [anything solar-powered] in the… Continue reading This Thiel Fellow thinks he can help scooters, drones and delivery robots charge themselves with sunlight

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Frontier technologies are moving closer to the center of venture investment

August 22, 2019 at 09:04PM As the technologies that were once considered science fiction become the purview of science, the venture capital firms that were once investing at the industry’s fringes are now finding themselves at the heart of the technology industry. Investing in the commercialization of technologies like genetic engineering, quantum computing, digital avatars,… Continue reading Frontier technologies are moving closer to the center of venture investment

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Shell’s first electric vehicle fast charger lands in Singapore

August 19, 2019 at 04:49PM Royal Dutch Shell, the energy giant known for its fossil fuel production and hundreds of Shell gas stations, is creeping into the electric vehicle-power business. The company’s first DC fast charger launched Monday at a Shell gas station in Singapore. Greenlots, an EV charging startup acquired by Shell in January,… Continue reading Shell’s first electric vehicle fast charger lands in Singapore

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How about earning crypto tokens to carbon-offset your Uber rides?

August 15, 2019 at 06:29PM Most of us, by now, are aware that all sorts of crazy stuff is happening to the planet’s climate and the blame is pretty much universally recognized as lying with humans, pumping more and more carbon into the atmosphere. Scientists are now saying tree planting, for instance, has to happen… Continue reading How about earning crypto tokens to carbon-offset your Uber rides?

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Through a new partnership and $72 million in funding, LanzaTech expands its carbon capture tech

August 07, 2019 at 06:00AM For nearly 15 years LanzaTech has been developing a carbon capture technology that can turn waste streams into ethanol that can be used for chemicals and fuel. Now, with $72 million in fresh funding at a nearly $1 billion valuation and a newly inked partnership with biotechnology giant, Novo Holdings,… Continue reading Through a new partnership and $72 million in funding, LanzaTech expands its carbon capture tech

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Nissan and EVgo to add 200 fast chargers as more electric vehicles hit US roads

August 06, 2019 at 05:02PM Nissan and EVgo said Tuesday they will install another 200 DC fast chargers in the United States to support the growing number of consumers who are buying electric vehicles, including the new Nissan Leaf e+ that came to market earlier this year. The 100 kilowatt DC fast-charging stations will have… Continue reading Nissan and EVgo to add 200 fast chargers as more electric vehicles hit US roads

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Patrick Brown, the chief executive of Impossible Foods, is coming to Disrupt

August 05, 2019 at 05:51PM Impossible Foods is having quite the year. In the past seven months, the company has signed a nationwide deal with Burger King, weathered a demand surge that saw supplies dwindle and stocks of its signature Impossible burger sell out across the country, and raised fears among players in the $98… Continue reading Patrick Brown, the chief executive of Impossible Foods, is coming to Disrupt

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An autonomous robot EV charger is coming to San Francisco

August 01, 2019 at 05:03PM Electric-vehicle chargers today are designed for human drivers. Electrify America and San Francisco-based startup Stable are preparing for the day when humans are no longer behind the wheel. Electrify America, the entity set up by Volkswagen as part of its settlement with U.S. regulators over the diesel emissions cheating scandal,… Continue reading An autonomous robot EV charger is coming to San Francisco

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Didi Chuxing and oil giant BP team up to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure in China

August 01, 2019 at 06:44AM Ridesharing and transportation platform Didi Chuxing announced today that it has formed a joint venture with BP, the British gas, oil and energy company, to build electric-vehicle charging infrastructure in China. The charging stations will be available to Didi and non-Didi drivers. The news of Didi and BP’s joint venture… Continue reading Didi Chuxing and oil giant BP team up to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure in China

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Tesla has a new energy product called Megapack

July 29, 2019 at 11:50PM Tesla has launched a new utility-scale energy storage product called Megapack modeled after the giant battery system it deployed in South Australia as the company seeks to provide an alternative to natural gas “peaker” power plants. Megapack is the third and largest energy storage system offered by Tesla. The company… Continue reading Tesla has a new energy product called Megapack

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Apple leads corporate American solar energy usage

July 25, 2019 at 02:07PM Apple led the way in solar usage as technology companies step up their development of renewable energy projects to offset their carbon emissions. That’s the word from the Solar Energy Industry Association in its latest tally of leading corporate solar energy installers across the U.S. Last year, Apple installed 400… Continue reading Apple leads corporate American solar energy usage

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Tesla focuses on service with 25 new service centers in Q2, rate of new openings to ‘increase’

July 25, 2019 at 12:36AM Tesla is set to aggressively ramp up the rate at which it opens new service facilities, according to CEO Elon Musk’s guidance on the company’s Q2 2019 earnings call. In total, Tesla opened 25 new service centers during the quarter, and added 100 new service vehicles to its existing fleet… Continue reading Tesla focuses on service with 25 new service centers in Q2, rate of new openings to ‘increase’

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Tesla has begun preparations for Model Y production at its Fremont factory

July 24, 2019 at 11:56PM Tesla has already started the preparations required to get production started on its forthcoming Model Y compact all-electric SUV, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk . During his introductory comments on the automaker’s Q2 2019 earnings call, Musk noted that prep had started at its facility in Fremont, confirming a… Continue reading Tesla has begun preparations for Model Y production at its Fremont factory

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Known for its electric scooters, Gogoro moves toward its future as a mobility platform

July 23, 2019 at 05:05PM Since the launch of its first electric scooter in 2015, Gogoro co-founder and CEO Horace Luke has frequently been asked when the startup is going to expand beyond Taiwan. In its home country, Gogoro’s two-wheel vehicles, with their distinctive swappable battery system, are now the top-selling electric scooters. But Luke… Continue reading Known for its electric scooters, Gogoro moves toward its future as a mobility platform

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Tesla’s new V3 Supercharger can charge up to 1,500 electric vehicles a day

July 19, 2019 at 03:02AM Tesla has opened a massive next-generation electric vehicle charging station in Las Vegas that combines the company’s core products into one sustainable energy ecosystem, fulfilling a vision CEO Elon Musk laid out nearly three years ago. The new V3 Supercharger, which supports a peak rate of up to 250 kilowatts,… Continue reading Tesla’s new V3 Supercharger can charge up to 1,500 electric vehicles a day

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How Carl Pope helped drive a $500 million pledge to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon” (Part 2)

July 18, 2019 at 08:53PM Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg recently pledged to rapidly spend $500 million in a bid to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon,” aiming to end this country’s use of coal and natural gas power in a generation or less. In another recent piece, I featured an in-depth interview with Carl… Continue reading How Carl Pope helped drive a $500 million pledge to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon” (Part 2)