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Tesla Roadster Zero To 60 MPH In 1.1 Seconds – Really

SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla is updating the new Roadster design, and it looks like it’s going to achieve a 0-60 mph acceleration in a mind-boggling 1.1 seconds with the SpaceX package. The new Roadster prototype is currently being displayed at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. Electrek shared a

By |2021-05-24T09:37:47-04:00May 24th, 2021|STEM|

Texas To Host Largest Solar Project In United States

CHICAGO - Invenergy, a global developer and operator of green energy generation and storage, announced a 1,310-megawatt solar farm in northeastern Texas - the largest in the US upon completion. The solar farm is currently under construction. The Samson Solar Energy Center, as it’s called, will support five major consumer brands and supply power to

By |2020-11-28T12:53:27-05:00November 28th, 2020|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid|

Rivian Hires Tesla Staff To Build Charging Network

DETROIT - Rivian, an electric pickup truck startup, is betting on its own network and it is hiring from the leader, Tesla, to build it out. Electrek has learned from sources familiar with the matter that the automaker is working on the “Rivian Adventure Network” and it is hiring people who worked on Tesla’s Supercharger network.

By |2020-06-13T14:49:22-04:00June 13th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Rivian Reopens Factory – Amazon Delivery Van On Time, Pickup Delayed

PLYMOUTH - Rivian announced that it reopened its factory in Normal, Illinois, after shutting it down due to the pandemic. It resulted in a delay in bringing the R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV to production, but their Amazon electric delivery van is still on time. The electric startup bought Mitsubishi’s shuttered factory in

By |2020-05-30T14:03:59-04:00May 30th, 2020|Auto Tech|

New Tesla Paper Touts New Battery Technology As Electric Vehicle Range Extender

SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla, through its research arm in Canada, has published the results of research on Hybrid Lithium-Ion/Lithium Metal Cells, which can be used to create what can be best described as all-electric cars with a range extender. Typically, when we talk about electric vehicles with a range extender, we are talking about a battery-powered

By |2020-05-17T10:45:38-04:00May 17th, 2020|Auto Tech|

GM’s Director Of Battery Cell Engineering: We’re Nowhere Near The Bottom Of The Price Curves

On a recent trip to Detroit, we spent a few minutes with Tim Grewe, GM’s director of battery cell engineering and electrification strategy. The company has a robust and expanding battery-cell R&D program and testing facility. At the same time, GM announced a new joint venture with LG Chem to build an Ohio-based battery gigafactory with

By |2020-02-12T13:55:50-05:00February 12th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Cybertruck Drag Coefficient As Low As 0.3

Last week we covered how the Tesla Cybertruck’s aerodynamics might be better than its boxy shape suggests, and today Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to the numbers and suggested that the Cybertruck could get a Cd (drag coefficient) as low as .3 – quite impressive for a pickup truck. In the last post, we went over some

By |2019-12-01T16:20:54-05:00December 1st, 2019|Auto Tech|

Apple Hires Tesla’s Head Of Electric Powertrains In Effort To Bring Electric Car To Market

SAN FRANCISCO - There has long been a debate about Apple’s secretive automotive project being only about a self-driving system for vehicles rather than a full electric autonomous vehicle. It now looks clear that the latter is the case as Apple hires Tesla’s head of electric powertrains. Earlier this month, we reported on Tesla losing its

By |2019-03-31T18:31:49-04:00March 31st, 2019|Auto Tech|

Tesla Semi Electric Truck To Deliver Electric Cars – Sustainable Future In A Photo

SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla is in the middle of its end-the-quarter push to deliver as many vehicles as possible and it’s even using its own electric semi truck prototypes to deliver vehicles. CEO Elon Musk shared a picture of the Tesla Semi truck carrying the vehicle – showing a glimpse at a sustainable future in

By |2019-03-31T18:31:49-04:00March 31st, 2019|Auto Tech|