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SolarCity To Be Acquired By Tesla

FTC Approves SolarCity Acquisition By Tesla

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the SolarCity acquisition by Tesla Motors (here is official notification). The approval happened quicker that expected, considering the number of overlaps between the two companies (such Elon Musk himself serving as CEO of Tesla and Chairman of SolarCity at the same time), as…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 20

Road Trip Across Europe In A Tesla

Tesla’s European Road Trip Video

Back in the day, road trips across a continent in an electric car were next to impossible. But now, thanks to the long range of the Tesla Model S and Model X, as well as widespread support from Tesla Superchargers, road-tripping in a battery electric vehicle is both possible and…

2 days ago by Electric CarsTV 0

DevBot

Roborace DevBot Is Autonomous Electric Race Car – Video

Autonomous racing series Roborace, launched just a few months ago, presented its development prototype, the “DevBot”. The black prototype still has a seat for a driver, if one would like to compare human vs. computer driving, but the ultimate Robocar will be bereft of humanity, a computer on wheels. It…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 12

Nikola Motor Company: What do you get when you weld (32,000) 18650 cells together? A massive 320 kWh battery pack 3X the size of a Tesla Model P90D. Yes the truck is real. To be unveiled in person soon

Battery 500 Consortium Targets Future 500 Wh/kg Packs

As part of the Obama Administration’s announcement to invest $4.5 billion to support plug-in electric cars, a new consortium called Battery500 has been formed. Led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the main goal for the consortium have now been released: Build a battery pack with a specific energy of 500 watt-hours…

3 days ago by Eric Loveday 50