Discovery Communications and Liberty Global invest in Formula E. Plugless Power gets three-year retroactive warranty extension. Jay Leno wants people to write to their legislators about ethanol and the RFS.
South Dakota Funds Ethanol Storage; Apple Seeks Resolution With A123
South Dakota funds ethanol storage at retailers. The Honda Accord Hybrid can now meet availability demand. Apple looks into a resolution with A123 over employee poaching suit. Ford has announced the MoDe e-bike project as part of its Global Mobility Plan.
ChargePoint lists its 10 best US cities for EVs. Proposed legislation would remove Pennsylvania's 10-percent ethanol requirement for gasoline. Detroit Electric has designed its first showroom to sell the SP:01.
Predictions Say Oil, Ethanol Trains Will Crash 10x A Year For Decades
A new analysis predicts oil, ethanol trains in US will derail 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people. There are moves to prevent this.
US Govenrment Using Least Amount Of Energy In Decades
Russian truck manufacturer KAMAZ plans autonomous commercial vehicle. The US government is using least amount of energy since 1975. The reintroduction of an RFS reform bill aims to eliminate the ethanol mandate.
With the 2016 US presidential election already getting rolling, the debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard could play role in farming-intense states. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, a supporter of the mandate, thinks candidates who don't support the RFS could be at a disadvantage there for the very important caucuses.
US EVs To Hit 300,000 This Month; Cycling Superhighway For London
A man is graphing Tesla battery degradation over time. US plug-in vehicles are expected to hit 300,000 this month. Hyundai and South Korea are turning Gwangju into a fuel cell tech hub. London's mayor has approved a cycling superhighway. Corn states challenge EPA on emissions.
Jordan plans solar EV charging network. Mainstream BMWs to enjoy i3 and i8 technology. Ethanol prices could drop due to cheap oil. Antonio Felix da Costa wins Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix. Via Motors to announce launch of range-extended Chevrolet Silverado EV.
A few weeks ago, the University of Minnesota released a study on the environmental costs of alternative fuels. Not really a big news kind of event, right? Well, the study made a splash and generated lots of "Oh, really?" kinds of headlines. Those weren't the most accurate ones possible.
As far as we know, Tesla didn't build all of the Model S sedans it has sold in Norway at once, but it is just those vehicles that have been found defective and will soon be fixed. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that the company will replace defective Model S drive units sold in the Northern European country. Not a great way to start the holiday season.