Porsche CEO opens up about Tesla, hints that Mission E will bring back buyers

Porsche’s North America CEO Klaus Zellmer opened up about his thoughts on Tesla who, this year, is showcasing a Model 3 as an exhibitor at the LA Auto Show. The legacy German auto maker is also in town to highlight four new vehicle updates this year in its fifth largest market. In an interview with CNBC reporter […]

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Honda Clarity Series Awarded 2018 Green Car Of The Year

The Honda Clarity series, comprised of the 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, arriving at dealerships nationwide on December 1, and the 2017 Clarity Electric and 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell, available in selected markets, was recognized as the 2018 Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Green Car Journal awarded the Clarity series […]

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California’s largest solar power plant to extract oil

Yesterday, Aera Energy and GlassPoint Solar announced plans to build California’s largest solar energy project. Located at the Belridge oilfield west of Bakersfield, the project will be used to generate steam to inject into the ground to help extract oil.

The site will produce 12 million barrels of steam per year, replacing 4.8B ft3 of natural gas that would have been burnt to generate the steam. The oil-producing solar project is projected to save more than 376,000 metric tons of carbon emissions, which is equivalent to the emissions of 80,000 cars per year.

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Green Deals: Sengled A19 LED Smart Light Bulbs $7, more

Amazon offers the Sengled A19 LED Smart Light Bulb for $6.99 Prime shipped when promo code 30ELEMENT is applied during checkout. That’s a 30% savings off the regular price at retailers like Home Depot and the best available. This smart LED light bulb works with SmartThings, Wink and Alexa devices. Remote control allows you to set schedules and timers, thus saving money when not in use. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

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GM links electric vehicle effort to autonomous driving in attempt to compete with Tesla

Tesla shocked a lot of people when they announced last year that all their cars are now “self-driving ready” – potentially making them the first automaker with future-proof cars through upcoming software updates.

But those updates have been delayed and the lead position for the race to autonomous driving is still up for grab.

Now GM is claiming that lead position and linking their autonomous driving effort to electric vehicles in order to compete with Tesla. more…

Tesla powers on massive battery as South Australia prepares for summertime energy demands

Tesla has powered on its world’s largest battery at the Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia, carrying out CEO Elon Musk’s 100-day target to install a grid-scale Powerpack battery unit, or the system would be free. After a week of testing, with the 100MW system being partially charged for the first time on November 24, […]

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Tesla 100MW battery flexes muscles early this morning – delivers 70MW of ‘stored wind energy’, shows off fast switching

The 100MW/129MWh Tesla battery delivered in 100 days has begun testing. And – for the first time – on Thursday at 4:30 PM in Australia, early this morning in the US, the power plant delivered 70MW of ‘stored wind power’ during the peak electricity demand period.

Elon Musk, on March 9th of this year, promised via a tweet that he could deliver this battery within 100 days – or it’d be free.

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