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Tesla could have a 600-mile range electric car by 2017

October 6th, 2015 at 3:21 pm » Comments Off

The Tesla Model S surpasses any other electric vehicle on the market with its 265-mile driving range. The automaker isn’t stopping there, though. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk recently announced that Tesla may be able to increase that range to 600 miles as soon as 2017 and by 2020, the driving range could climb even higher to around […]

What do driverless cars mean for today’s automotive industry?

September 21st, 2015 at 2:58 pm » Comments Off

It has been confirmed, Apple is building its own autonomous car. With Apple’s entry, it’s clear. The automotive industry has opened up again. The manufacturers we’ve become so familiar with over the last century — Daimler, Ford, BMW, Volkswagen, Toyota, and General Motors — aren’t necessarily the vendors we’ll be thinking of in the future. […]

CEO of Tesla says humanity is currently running ‘the dumbest experiment in history

September 11th, 2015 at 6:01 pm » Comments Off

Elon Musk said in an interview earlier this year people are running “the dumbest experiment in history” by continuing to burn fossil fuels As Musk explained: “The greater the change to the chemical composition of the physical, chemical makeup of the oceans and atmosphere [due to increased carbon emissions], the greater the long-term effect will be.

Le Supercar: An electric car being developed by China’s Netflix

September 3rd, 2015 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

China’s Netflix, LeTV, is developing an electric car to take on Tesla. They’ve hired 600 people—including 200 stationed in the U.S.—to develop the car that they revealed for the first time.

StoreDot is developing an electric car battery that charges in 5 minutes

August 28th, 2015 at 6:18 pm » Comments Off

StoreDot, a three-year-old Israeli startup, is developing an electric car battery that will let electric cars travel hundreds of miles after only five minutes of charging.

‘WalkCar’ – battery-powered personal transporter small enough to fit in a backpack

August 24th, 2015 at 5:30 pm » Comments Off

Kuniako Saito, a Japanese engineer, has just invented a new way to travel: A transporter called a “WalkCar” that’s small, light and apparently easy to use. The WalkCar is battery powered and is about the size of a laptop. And although it looks like it can’t hold much weight and is made from aluminum, it can apparently […]

England is testing out roads that charge electric cars as you drive along them

August 20th, 2015 at 5:41 pm » Comments Off

The UK is hoping to significantly boost the range of electric cars by introducing roads in an 18-month trial that can charge the vehicles as they drive along them.

Travel nightmare: Airline to begin weighing passengers

August 17th, 2015 at 5:50 pm » Comments Off

One airline is creating an even greater travel nightmare: weighing passengers.  In order to figure out calculate the gross weight of an aircraft before it takes off, Uzbekistan Airlines has announced it will be weighing both passengers’ luggage and their bodies before they board flights. Yes, weighing people. On scales. In the airport.

Uber has made a real difference for women in Saudi Arabia

August 14th, 2015 at 7:04 pm » Comments Off

Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia. That leaves women reliant on male relatives or paid services to get to stores, school, and (increasingly) work. So when Uber launched in Riyadh in early 2014, its impact went beyond the general convenience of tech-enhanced ride hailing. The company has made a real difference in […]

Uber is being credited with the decline in California drunk driving deaths

August 13th, 2015 at 4:28 pm » Comments Off

Uber along with  Mothers Against Drunk Driving released a study earlier this year taking credit for a decline in drunken driving-related car crashes among drivers under 30. It was called out for not producing enough evidence to make the connection.

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