SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy tests continue in Texas, possible launch date revealed

After being tracked from Florida to Texas, a local observer near SpaceX’s McGregor, TX facilities spotted Falcon Heavy’s second side booster vertical on one of the area’s static fire test stands. Posted to Facebook’s SpaceX group by Keith Wallace, a photo clearly shows the core’s distinctive nose cone, which takes the place of the interstage […]

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Tesla Model 3 test drives bring laughter at the Gigafactory as deliveries are going east

As we recently reported, Tesla is delivering more Model 3 vehicles to employees following the first few vehicles being delivered last month.

The deliveries were focused in California, but now we learn that more deliveries are starting to be confirmed to employees in other states as Tesla expands its production. more…

Tesla’s Solar Roof patent reveals “conductive paste” used for tile bonding

Tesla was granted a patent for its Solar Roof on August 29 for a new way to bond the roof shingles together, pushing forward a more efficient way to construct and install its photovoltaic roof tiles. The patent, a 28-page request for “Systems, Method, and Apparatus for Curing Conductive Paste,” allows Tesla to bond solar cell-embedded […]

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Green Deals: WORX Landroid M Robotic Lawn Mower $750, more

The official WORX eBay Store offers its WG794 Landroid M Cordless Robotic Lawn Mower for $749.99 shipped when promo code P20LABORDAY is applied during checkout. That’s a $250 savings off the original price, down nearly $200 from Amazon and the lowest that we’ve tracked. The WORX robotic mower takes the guesswork out of your yard. There’s no fumes, oil or gas. Basically fire this mower up and watch it go to work. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

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Tesla starts solar cell production at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo, raises annual capacity goal to 2 GW

Tesla Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel has confirmed that the company started solar cell production at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo.

Furthermore, the executive has also updated the company’s production goal to 2 GW of capacity per year. more…

Tesla increases Autopilot data collection as it pursues Full Self-Driving capabilities

Tesla is pushing forward on its Full Self-Driving goals as it increases data collection from Model S and Model X equipped with the Autopilot hardware suite. The California-based electric car maker has been collecting a wider range of data from its vehicles, which includes driver interventions of Autosteer, road classifications, as well as vehicle speed against a curve radius […]

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Renault is deploying 500 electric cars for a new car-sharing service in Madrid

Renault has no problem selling its all-electric Zoe with a 49% sales jump in Europe earlier this year, but it’s about to deploy a bunch more in a single move through a new car-sharing service in Madrid.

The French automaker plans an initial fleet of 500 electric vehicles by October. more…

Cadillac XT5 hybrid, plug-in hybrid owners, Frankfurt auto show: Today’s Car News

Today, the Cadillac XT5 hybrid breaks cover, we ask about plug-in hybrid owners, we turn to the Frankfurt auto show, and discuss CA and VW’s mitigation funds. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Cadillac revealed the XT5 mild-hybrid in China at the…

VGI: California’s cooperative effort to capitalize on EV-grid potential


Last September, Carla J. Peterman, a commissioner with the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC), outlined new requirements for California’s investor-owned utilities that would measurably advance commitments to transportation electrification (TE). One technical requirement singled out by Peterman was addressed in a document called “Enabling Vehicle-Grid Integration Through a Communications Standard,” which focused on the question… Read more »