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Will Elon Musk's Hyperloop Doom High-Speed Rail?

Original post date: August 15, 2013
Article by: Sam Staley

Elon Musk unveiled his pneumatic tube inspired Hyperloop, a “fifth mode” of transportation that he hopes will revolutionize intercity travel on Monday. 741 more words


Why Elon Musk’s Batteries Scare the Hell Out of the Electric Company

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original link – http://www.cryptogon.com/?p=45568 via Bloomberg

Why Elon Musk’s Batteries Scare the Hell Out of the Electric Company

December 9th, 2014
Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. 224 more words

The story of Elon Musk and GM's race to build the first mass-market electric car

One of the hottest clashes in technology pits two pathmakers in the new era of electric cars—Tesla and General Motors. Both are developing pure electrics that cost roughly $35,000, travel 200 miles on a single charge, and appeal to the mass luxury market. 1,888 more words

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Tesla S Sparks Up Sydney.

The evening of December 9, 2014 (coincidentally, A Wheel Thing’s Mum’s birthday), saw the official launch and first deliveries of the Tesla S in Australia. Complete with a stunning view over Darling Harbour and a powerful performance by Sneaky Sound System, Tesla have ensured that their presence in Australia is noticeable and for the long term. 587 more words

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Economist interviews Tesla CTO JB Straubel on cars, planes, batteries and the energy industry

Great interview, not much new however if you follow Tesla and its CTO into the energy industry. Some interesting bits:

Why did Tesla act differently? For a start, it does not think of itself as a carmaker.

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MERCEDES-BENZ ➤ The B-Class Electric Drive

Edited by Wayne Gorrett

➤ First volume electric car from MB – first deliveries early 2015.
➤ Prices start from £26,950 (includes OLEV grant).
➤ Two trim grades – Sport and Electric Art. 534 more words

Industry News

Tesla wants Texas auto sales regulations loosened

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tesla passed on Texas as the site of its new $5 billion battery factory.

But the automaker still hopes to sell its electric cars directly to Texans over the Internet, instead of through dealerships, and it is dangling the carrot of future investment projects as an incentive. 80 more words