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Nov 15, 2018

Nio deploys 18 battery swap stations covering 2,000+ km expressway

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No one in the electric vehicle space has managed to make battery swapping work yet, but Nio is trying big time with 18 new battery swap stations covering a 2,000+ km expressway in China.

Several companies tried and failed at battery swapping. Tesla had a battery swap system that they seemingly abandoned and Better Place went bankrupt.

But you could say Tesla didn’t try that hard and has instead bet on fast-charging and Better Place was a little too ahead of its time.

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Nov 15, 2018

How California Needs to Adapt to Survive Future Fires

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

California is burning for very good reasons, like climate change and population growth. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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Nov 15, 2018

How algae could sustainably reduce the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

In collaboration with fellow researchers, chemists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a process that, according to initial calculations, can facilitate economically removing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The latest World Climate Report (IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ° C) acknowledges the global relevance of the process.

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Nov 15, 2018

Inventors of spinning wind turbine win James Dyson award

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Lancaster students win £30,000 prize for O-Wind turbine after scooping UK equivalent.

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Nov 14, 2018

Tesla confirms Model 3 is getting a CCS plug in Europe, adapter coming for Model S and Model X

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After years of speculation, Tesla finally confirmed today that Model 3 is getting a CCS Combo 2 plug in Europe and an adapter is coming for Model S and Model X.

With growing third-party fast-charging infrastructure in Europe, electric vehicle owners are starting to have many options.

Tesla owners have access to those networks on top of Tesla’s own Supercharger networks, but they had to use an expensive CHAdeMO adapter, which has its own limitations and isn’t yet compatible with Model 3.

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Nov 14, 2018

Harnessing artificial intelligence for sustainability goals

Posted by in categories: business, economics, robotics/AI, sustainability

As ESA’s ɸ-week continues to provoke and inspire participants on new ways of using Earth observation for monitoring our world to benefit the citizens of today and of the future, it is clear that artificial intelligence is set to play an important role.

Taking place at ESA’s centre of Earth observation in Frascati, Italy, on 12–16 November, ɸ-week has drawn hundreds of people from numerous disciplines to explore innovation, new technologies and cross disciplinary cooperation – to see how satellite data coupled with new technologies such as artificial intelligence can bring benefits to science, business, the economy and society at large.

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Nov 14, 2018

Volkswagen announces 2 new factories to go electric, partners with SK Innovation for battery cells

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Today, Volkswagen is announcing that it is converting two more factories to electric vehicle production and it is partnering with SK Innovation for battery cells.

Earlier this year, VW announced that its Zwickau factory will be the first to go all-electric.

The German automaker plans to produce 1,500 electric cars per day at the plant.

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Nov 12, 2018

How solar panels could cool our homes while harvesting energy

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Warm on top, cool on bottom.

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Nov 12, 2018

This Is How The Genius Elon Musk Will Give Free WiFi To The Entire Planet

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites, sustainability

The very same guy, who invented PayPal, created the Tesla Cars, plans to create “SolarCities” and developed cars that will make money for you when you don’t use them, has ANOTHER brilliant idea. Elon Musk plans to launch 4,000 low-orbit satellites in order to give free internet access worldwide, two of them has already been launched a month ago.

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Nov 10, 2018

Elon Musk authorizes Tesla employees to provide assistance for the California wildfires and ‘not worry about payment’

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

California, Tesla’s home state, is currently on fire as the current wildfire season is proving to be particularly devastating.

CEO Elon Musk has authorized Tesla employees to provide assistance for the wildfires and not worry about payment.

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