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Fuel Cells or “Fool” Cells?

Last month, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk called fuel cells “fool” cells. Fuel cells are new-age energy devices that convert a hydrogen-rich fuel’s chemical energy to electricity through a reaction with oxygen. Can the technology prove itself as a solution for storing and transporting renewable energy for transportation while only emitting water, heat, and electricity in…

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DOE’s SuperTruck Achieves Big Gains in Fuel Economy

The prototype has exceeded the Department of Energy’s goal of increasing tractor trailer efficiency by 50% by 2015.     From US Department of Energy, February 19, 2014 Pedestrians passing by the Energy Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. today saw quite a strange sight – an ultra-modern 18-wheeler, Class 8 tractor-trailer parked outside our building! …

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Tesla’s Giga Factory: Dreaming Too Big?

The EV company’s newly announced plans for a massive battery production facility depend on aggressive growth in demand.     From Renewable Energy World, By James Montgomery, March 3, 2014   Tesla made a splash last week with its proposed $5 billion “Gigafactory” and its eye-popping numbers: a 10 million square foot facility on an…

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Tesla Motors Closes Strong 2013 with Record Quarter

In shareholder letter, Elon Musk announces “giga factory” for battery production.   By Eric Wesoff, February 19, 2014   EV pioneer Tesla Motors announced its fourth quarter and 2013 results after market close today. Most recently, share price is up 14 percent after hours to $220. The shareholder letter is here. Tesla Motors (TSLA) beat analyst profit…

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Rundown of Electric Vehicles Available in 2014

Electric car website EV Obsession reviews all the electric cars known to be on the market in 2014.   Looking to compare the price, range, size and efficiency of this year’s lineup of electric vehicles? This list, compiled by EV Obsession‘s Zach Shahan, covers the full range of EV and PHEV options, from the economical…