Filed under: Emerging Technologies, Etc., EV/Plug-in, MPG, Tesla Motors, Renault
More than 600,000 battery electric and plug-in hybrid cars have been sold worldwide.
This number is up 20 percent in the last four months, and includes the top 10 countries for EVs. The number does not include most commercial vehicles, motorcycles, buses or EVs not legal for highway use. The US accounts for about 260,000 of those tallied, and is the largest adopter of EVs, while Sweden is the most aggressive. The largest growth occurred in Sweden, Germany, China and the UK. Read more at Hybrid Cars
EV drivers can now pay for charging at ChargePoint stations with Paypal.
Drivers can link Paypal to their ChargePoint account, and can use their ChargePoint app or card at the station. The first time drivers use Paypal at a station that charges a fee, they will be charged a $25 deposit from which the fee will be deducted. Read more in the press release below
The first NTx Apps Challenge awarded cash to five app development projects, including Juxt and GridLock.
Juxt is a mobile app that helps drivers find alternative fuel, parking spots and other points of interest along their routes. GridLock is a traffic light network that monitors traffic patterns and controls lights to optimize traffic flow. Winners get cash, continued mentorship and office spaces. Read more in the press release below
Renault says it could sell the Eolab at around the same price as its diesel-powered Clio.
The Eolab, which debuted as a concept at this year's Paris Motor Show, is said to be capable of up to 235 mpg. While Renault has not announced plans to mass-produce the super-efficient Eolab, the company's chief competitive officer Thierry Bollore said that if it did, it would "not cost more than a Clio DCi 90hp," which starts at about $23,900. Read more at Automotive News Europe
An author at Teslarati has created his own system to get notifications whenever Tesla adds a new Supercharger to its network.
Using a web scraping tool, Rob M. has set his @TeslaLiving
Twitter account to tweet the details whenever Tesla updates its Supercharger page
, or when Teslarati's Interactive Tesla Supercharger Map
gets a new location added. Rob has also created notifications for whenever new versions of Tesla software are added. Read more at Teslarati
Tesla CEO Elon Musk considers artificial intelligence an "existential threat."
In a symposium at MIT, Musk said, "With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon." It's a demon he fears we can't control. See Musk's comments in the video below (beginning at about 1:07:42) and read more at CNN Money
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