Canadian Power Generator To Install Tesla Powerpacks
Man builds giant Tesla logo out of Legos. TransAlta says stationary batteries will encourage renewable energy in Canada. BMW gives Nanyang Technological University an i3 and i8 for electromobility research.
Honda, Toyota, and Nissan are partnering in Japan to offer up to $90,000 a year per station to subsidize the operation of hydrogen refueling stations. The program is expected to run through 2020 and could cost as much as an estimated $49 million.
Volkswagen chairman Martin Winterkorn says the company is prepping a battery with a 186-mile range, which is more than double the current e-Golf. Although, it's less than the projections of potential competitors like the Tesla Model 3, Chevrolet Bolt, and the rumored upcoming Nissan Leaf update.
Tesla Drivers Have Surpassed A Billion Electric Miles
UPenn's easier recycling process for rare earth metals reduces their environmental cost. Nissan Leaf drivers have prevented 55,000 tons of CO2 emissions in Europe alone. Tesla Model S drivers have racked up a billion miles.
The 2016 Ford F-150 is getting some minor but noticeable updates. Buyers benefit from the switch to Sync 3 for infotainment and an available Pro Trailer Backup Assist system. There are also new Special Edition Appearance Packages for the XLT and Lariat.
Humanoid Robots Drive Cars And Use Power Tools As They Vy For Millions In Cash Prizes
In 2013 the DARPA Robotics Challenge was created to inspire universities and corporations to build robots to assist humans in disaster situations. The robots are asked to open doors, climb stairs, turn valves and even drive a cars and use power tools to saw through a wall! We head to Pomona, CA, for the 2015 DRC Finals and track two of the teams vying for millions in prize money.
Tesla Partners With Dalhousie University For Battery Research
Toyota will need strong plug-in sales to meet CA standards, and Subaru and Mazda may depend on Toyota. Tesla and Dalhousie University agree on a five-year battery research program; Nomadic Power gets a €2 million grant for its solar trailer batteries.
The trolley problem is a thought experiment that puts a person in a lose-lose situation and forces them to react. The same concept is being applied to autonomous vehicles to help determine how they should react in an accident.
A Honda CR-Z with electric SH-AWD will race in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Tesla's liquid-cooled cable could reduce charging times in the future. Smart expands the Twinamic DCT offering to 90-hp Fortwo and 71-hp Forfour.