Daily Archives: July 31, 2017

The Era of the Tesla Model 3 Has Begun

By Jeff Cobb After more than a decade of proving itself, Tesla has begun initial production of its Model 3. With the handing over of the first 30 cars to Tesla employees last Friday, the company’s “volume” model expected to usher it toward profitability is here and there’s nothing else quite like it. The all-electric…

New wind tower regulations cause a stir at hearing #NE

By National Wind Watch Monday’s nearly 3½ hour public hearing on zoning regulations nearly wrapped up without much comment on the wind turbines. Almost. Just as Antelope County planning members began discussing closing the meeting, Invenergy’s Nate Drucker asked for clarification on regulations. More public comments followed. Then the board reversed a previous decision on…

Tesla Model 3 Naysayers Slammed — Old Quotes

By Guest Contributor Now that we’re about to cross the finish line of Tesla’s first master plan, this also marks the end of the Model 3 Scoffathon. Let’s pause and reflect on the sage words of various experts who flashed their credentials and then swore up and down that Tesla would never get here, to…

2 Years In A Nissan LEAF, What Will Be Next?

By Cynthia Shahan I am coming close to the 2-year mark of my travels in the light footprint of zero-emissions Nissan LEAF. It has me thinking of what changes I may make in my personal transportation (if any) in the future. An abundance of ideas come to mind 2 Years In A Nissan LEAF, What…

New report provides forecast for small wind market

By Michelle Froese The market for small wind is expanding due to a rapid increase in energy demand. A rising need for cleaner, more affordable energy has provided a boost to the small-wind industry. Small wind-turbines provide cost-effective power output ideal for communities, offices, or farmers and ranches. Research and Markets has added a new…

2017 Chrysler Pacifica wins Altair Enlighten Award for weight reduction in full vehicle category; Toyota, Faurecia and AP&T module, technology winners

By mmillikin Altair and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) announced the winners of the 5th annual Altair Enlighten Award, which strives to promote and celebrate innovation in automotive lightweighting. The winner of the Full Vehicle category was the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, which is 249 pounds (113 kilograms) lighter than its predecessor. Toyota’s carbon fiber…

German Transport Ministry: We’re Open To Class Action Lawsuits Against Auto Manufacturers Involved In Diesel Emissions Cheating Scandal

By James Ayre The government of Germany is, in principle, open to the idea of class action lawsuits against the auto manufacturers involved in the diesel emissions cheating scandal, a spokesperson for the country’s Transport Ministry has revealed German Transport Ministry: We’re Open To Class Action Lawsuits Against Auto Manufacturers Involved In Diesel Emissions Cheating…

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