In its latest electrification effort, Uber announced that it will be deploying ‘hundreds of electric cars’ in India in partnership with local manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra. expand full story
We have seen bits and pieces of Tesla’s Model 3 Owners Manual before, but it has now leaked in full just as Tesla finally opened up Model 3 orders to regular reservation holders. expand full story
The new vehicles that Tesla unveiled last week featured some design details and technologies that we have seen before in Tesla’s vehicles, but it also featured some incremental improvements and apparent technological leaps that surprised us.
It opens up the question: are we going to see some of those developments in Tesla’s other vehicle lines? expand full story
Electric car charging infrastructure is a constantly changing industry attached to the rapid growth of electric vehicle adoption and new products are coming up all the time.
The latest to come to our attention as they increase deployment is the ‘Solar EV ARC’ by Envision Solar. They just won a contract with the city of Pittsburgh and now they want to be ‘the future of fuel’ by combining solar, batteries, and electric car charging. expand full story
Renault Samsung Motors, the French automaker and the South Korean electronics giant’s joint venture to produce cars in Korea, unveils today a new version of their all-electric sedan SM3 Z.E. with 50% more range. expand full story
Elon Musk’s small tunnel boring startup, the Boring Company, appears to still be moving at breakneck pace.
The company is now seeking to expand its tunnels under Los Angeles as Mayor Garcetti seems open to the idea. expand full story
Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a promise that they would deploy a giant 100 MWh battery project in South Australia in 100 days or it’s free.
That promise actually evolved with the project, but it is now completed on time, according to local officials and Tesla. expand full story
After focusing on the cost of operation instead of the purchase price during the unveiling event last week, Tesla has now released what it refers to as the “expected price” of the Tesla Semi electric trucks. expand full story
Green Deals: Free Tesla Ebook, 4-pack of Ecosmart 75W Equiv dimmable LED Light Bulbs: $11, more
Home Depot offers a 4 pack of dimmable Ecosmart Light Bulbs for $10.95 with free shipping . That’s over half off the regular price and one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for 75W equivalent bulbs that are also dimmable. These bulbs which are ideal for track and recessed lighting have a brightness of 940-Lumens have an actual Color Temperature- 2700K Soft White and are shatter resistant.
At 13W, these are about 6 times more efficient than incandescent for the same light and will save you an estimated $9/year/bulb in energy costs. That means these pay for themselves in a few months.
Other notable Green Deals today include:
The US House of Representatives passed a tax-reform bill on Nov. 16 that would change the amount of tax credit each kWh of wind power created gets going forward. The US Senate, disagreeing, has returned a bill without this change.
While being argued, signed projects at various stages of development are on hold – and some estimate $50 billion worth of planned wind projects might not be developed.