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Harley-Davidson’s newest electric concept is aimed at city dwellers — and could help the struggling brand reinvent itself

February 11th, 2019 at 12:56 pm » Comments Off

HD Electric Concept 2.1 Harley-Davidson has unveiled two electric-concept bikes as it tries to rebound from four years of declining sales. Harley-Davidson Harley-Davidson has declared that the future is electric — and it’s quickly scaling up a pipeline of electric bikes. Two new concepts unveiled last week at the X Games in Colorado wouldn’t require […]



Tesla proposes microgrids with solar and batteries to power Greek islands

January 27th, 2019 at 2:44 am » Comments Off

Tesla has met with the Greek government to propose ways to modernize the electric grid of the country’s many islands in the Mediterranean sea with microgrids and renewable energy to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. Several Greek islands are relatively remote and rely heavily on fossil fuels to power their electric grid. Over the […]



A massive, ‘semi-infinite’ trove of rare-earth metals has been found in Japan

January 7th, 2019 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

Researchers have found hundreds of years’ worth of rare-earth materials underneath Japanese waters — enough to supply to the world on a “semi-infinite basis,” according to a study published in Nature Publishing Group’s Scientific Reports. Rare-earth metals are crucial in the making of high-tech products such as electric vehicles and batteries, and most of the […]



Life-blood of Tesla batteries hits supply limits in Andean mine

December 31st, 2018 at 1:59 am » Comments Off

  For the past nine months, a U.S. company that is the world’s largest producer of lithium—a key ingredient in electric-car batteries—has been locked in battle with the Chilean government over pricing issues, production quotas, and environmental compliance. With no resolution in sight, the fight is sending tremors all the way up the electric vehicle […]



Chinese company says it will soon cross $100 battery threshold, slaying the gasoline car

December 12th, 2018 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

    Envision Group analysts discovered the price curve after purchasing Nissan’s battery division, Envision CEO Lei Zhang said. Getty photoGETTY Envision Energy will produce batteries for $100 per kilowatt hour by 2020, the Shanghai company’s founder and CEO said at Stanford University, predicting the price will drop to $50 only five years later and […]



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