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Electrek.co on Future Of Cars
Tesla Full Self-Driving data looks awful: We challenge Elon Musk to prove otherwise
The little data that is coming out of Tesla's Full Self-Driving Beta looks awful, and that's putting it mildly.
Over $40 billion in EV investments establishes new US 'battery belt' with 15 new plants or expansions
A new ” battery belt” is emerging in the United States as automakers from around the globe race to meet the overwhelming demand for fully electric, zero-emission vehicles. With limited production…
Electrek.co on Mobility
Norway rolls back EV incentives while boosting walking and cycling
Norway is set to make another move toward a greener future by rolling back EV exemptions while promoting walking, cycling, and taking the bus.
The largest electric school bus fleet in the US just launched in Maryland
One of the largest school districts in the US has deployed the single largest electric school bus fleet in the country.
Electrek.co on Renewable Energy
In France, all large parking lots now have to be covered by solar panels
France just approved legislation requiring all parking lots, current and future, to be covered in solar panels.
Tesla cancels solar projects in mass, scales back solar division
Tesla has canceled solar projects in mass across the US as the company says that it is shutting down its solar operations in some markets.
Electrek.co on Self Driving
We tested Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it was scary
We tested Tesla Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, and it was a scary experience. FSD Beta enables Tesla vehicles to drive autonomously to a destination…
Electrek.co on Solar
In a US first, California will pilot solar-panel canopies over canals
In 2021, scientists published a feasibility study about erecting solar panels over canals, and it's about to become a reality.
«If all 4,000 miles of California’s canals were covered with solar panels, that could produce 13 gigawatts of renewable power. A gigawatt is enough to power 750,000 homes, so that would be enough power for 9.75 million households. For perspective, as of July 2021, there were 13.1 million households in California.»
Scientists put a semi-transparent solar roof on a greenhouse, and unexpected things happened
UCLA engineers put a semi-transparent solar roof on a greenhouse, and some unexpected things happened with both the roof and the plants.
Electrek.co on Solar Energy
These rooftop solar vacuum tubes that make both electricity and heat are US-bound
UK-based solar tech developer Naked Energy's rooftop solar vacuum tubes, which produce both electricity and heat, will soon be sold in the US.
Electrek.co on Tesla
Tesla battery researcher unveils new cell that could last 1 million miles in 'robot taxis'
Tesla’s battery research partner has released a new paper on a battery cell that could last over 1 million miles, which they say is going to be particularly useful in ‘robot taxis’ – something that…
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Elon Musk reveals more details about Tesla Robot, sees people gifting it to elderly parents
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed more details about Tesla Optimus, the company’s upcoming humanoid robot, and how he sees the product rolling out over the next decade. Over the last few years, Musk…
Could rooftop wind give rooftop solar a run for its money?
This bladeless wind energy unit just might be a game changer for generating clean energy on commercial building rooftops.
A new sodium-ion battery breakthrough means they may one day power EVs
Sodium-ion battery performance has been limited because of poor durability, but this is about to change for the better.
Tesla teases Optimus humanoid robot prototype with new image
Tesla has teased its Optimus humanoid robot prototype with a new image ahead of a full unveiling planned for September 30th. Earlier this year, CEO Elon Musk announced “Tesla AI Day #2” with “many…
Tesla goes on motor design hiring spree for humanoid Optimus robot
Tesla is going into a hiring spree for motor and actuator designers and engineers for its humanoid Optimus robot program. The automaker is actually hiring more for the robot program than for its…
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