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These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof

 If you’re going to be decking your roof out with solar tiles, there’s a possibility that you may forgo what might be the best placement of a skylight in favor of more solar cell square footage. Luckily solar glass is fast becoming an option, and these clever glass blocks are the best option I’ve seen yet. Read More
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Fisker’s EMotion Tesla competitor will make its official debut at CES 2018

 The first car from Henrik Fisker’s new electric vehicle company, the EMotion luxury sport sedan, will premiere at CES in January 2018. That’s according to Fisker himself, who shared the debut date with TheStreet on Friday. We already know what the EMotion looks like, as well as its $129,000 starting price tag, and some of the technical achievements it’s said to pack, like… Read More
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Infiniti’s Prototype 9 is a modern electric car with 1940s retro racer roots

 Days of thunder future past? Infiniti’s newest race car prototype is actually inspired by vintage race vehicles of the 1940s, with a torpedo-style sleek cylindrical body and offset wheels at the end of extended axes. The drivetrain of the so-called ‘Prototype 9,’ however, is all 2017: It’s an electric motor, combined with a 30 kWh battery pack. Here’s what I… Read More
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Tesla and GE are installing solar rooftop systems on 50 Home Depots

 Tesla’s energy unit is working with GE’s Current to install solar systems on 50 Home Depot locations in the U.S. The installation is part of a plan on Home Depot’s part to move more of its stores to clean power, with a goal of generating 135 megawatts of clean energy from its locations by 2020, Bloomberg reports. The power generated from the installations will be sold back… Read More
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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
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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
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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
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Toyota takes stake in Mazda, invests more in self-driving and AI

Toyota Camrys built using the Toyota Production System 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
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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 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
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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
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