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  • The new DeLorean is all about flying cars

    The new DeLorean is all about flying cars

    The DeLorean name is iconic thanks largely to Back to the Future, in which one of the original automaker’s cars was turned into a time machine by ‘Doc’ Emmett Brown. Now, the original DeLorean founder’s nephew is working on making flying cars a reality, with his own aerospace company. Paul DeLorean’s DeLorean aerospace isn’t actually aiming to exactly… Read More

  • Tesla’s ‘tiny house’ hits the road in Australia to show off solar power potential

    Tesla’s ‘tiny house’ hits the road in Australia to show off solar power potential

    Tesla has a new way to demonstrate the possibilities of its home solar products to potential customers – using a ‘tiny house’ on wheels, which it can tow on a rolling tour with a Tesla Model X. The Tesla Tiny House made its official debut in Australia (via Electrek), where it will welcome visitors at Melbourne’s Federation Square, before taking off for a… Read More

  • Faraday Future signs lease on new turn-key manufacturing facility

    Faraday Future signs lease on new turn-key manufacturing facility

    Faraday Future recently abandoned plans to build its own tailor-made factory from scratch in Nevada, and now it’s signed a lease on a new ready-made production facility in Hanford, Calif. The switch in strategy reflects a broader shift in the electric carmaker’s approach, which has been scaled down for earlier ambitious and lofty goals based on the company’s economic… Read More

  • Toyota takes stake in Mazda, invests more in self-driving and AI

    Toyota takes stake in Mazda, invests more in self-driving and AI

    Toyota has agreed to purchase a five percent stake in Mazda, and will build a joint plant in the U.S. worth $1.6 billion, the automaker revealed today. Toyota also said it’s going to increase its investment in “crucial fields” related to the future of automotive technology, including self-driving, artificial intelligence and green vehicle tech. The automaker’s… Read More

  • Tesloop does emission-free electric freight shipping – with a Tesla Model X

    Tesloop does emission-free electric freight shipping – with a Tesla Model X

    Tesloop is a company that saw great potential in the Model X from Tesla – not as a consumer vehicle, but as a means of providing city to city fleet passenger transport, similar to a train or bus with added comfort and style, and with all the benefits of sustainable electric transit. Tesloop just completed its first novel use of the Tesla Model X in another capacity: As a freight… Read More

  • Tesla has completed its first ever Solar Roof product installations

    Tesla has completed its first ever Solar Roof product installations

    Tesla has already completed the first installations of its Solar Roof products, which use integrated solar panels to gather energy. The solar tiles were first introduced last year, and are designed to look essentially indistinguishable from traditional roofing materials so that they present an aesthetically attractive option to consumers who might shy away from traditional panel designs. Read More

  • Solar cell lenses give these shades a charge

    Solar cell lenses give these shades a charge

    Over the years I’ve seen concepts of solar-powered sunglasses come and go, but the dream of for some reason wearing solar panels on my face has eluded me — until today. Genius engineers at Karlsruhe Instutite of Technology have successfully made a pair of shades with organic solar cell lenses — and you don’t even have to stare directly at the sun for them to work. Read More

  • Ikea begins selling solar panels and home batteries in the UK

    Ikea begins selling solar panels and home batteries in the UK

    Ikea is getting into the domestic solar power generation and storage market in the UK, with new solar panel and home storage battery system products. The products include panels that integrated with existing roofing solutions provided by Solarcentury, a UK solar power company, which includes a 25 year guarantee on the panels themselves, as well as s six-year warranty on installation and… Read More

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