Ron Baron, a billionaire stock investor and Tesla shareholder, says that Tesla could be worth $1.5 trillion by the end of the decade. expand full story


The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) this week published a study comparing emissions from private car trips with journeys via Uber or Lyft. Researchers also looked at the broader impact of ride-hailing on other types of urban travel, including public transportation, biking, and walking.

The top-level finding is that ride-hailing trips today result in an estimated 69% more climate pollution on average than the trips they displace. The solution? Electrify Uber and Lyft, and share rides on those services.

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The Tesla Cybertruck versus Ford F-150 tug-of-war rematch finally happened, but neither Tesla nor Ford were actually involved. Instead, a bunch of engineers put a half-scale Cybertruck versus the best-selling pickup. expand full story

BMW is showing an iNEXT electric car prototype going through extreme heat tests ahead of the launch of the production version. expand full story

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Tesla’s sales in China have dropped significantly in the first month of the year despite Tesla starting local production and deliveries. The drop also happened before the ramp-up in fear over the coronavirus and now Tesla’s stock is taking a major hit. expand full story

It will take months to figure the extent of the catastrophic Coronavirus outbreak. To help fight off the Covid-19 epidemic, eHang is lending its eVTOL for medical relief. expand full story

Tesla has reported some fully autonomous test miles for the first time in years in the California DMV disengagement report, but it’s nothing to get too excited about. expand full story

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Utah legislature is considering a statewide electric-vehicle charging network bill.
  • Ireland buys 600 more hybrid buses. Why not opt for fully electric?
  • Seattle’s new NHL team will fully subsidize public transport for hockey fans.

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