Tesla obtains patent on its wild idea to use lasers as windshield wipers


Tesla has actually managed to obtain a patent on its wild idea to use lasers to clean debris off of vehicles. more… The post Tesla obtains patent on its wild idea to use lasers as windshield wipers appeared first on Electrek.

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Kia EV9: Concept electric SUV is full of ideas for production-bound model

Green Car Reports

Kia on Wednesday revealed the EV9 Concept, which both hints at an upcoming mid-sized electric SUV and sets a new sustainability-focused design theme for the brand.

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Tesla Successfully Patents Laser Windshield Wiper Idea


Who needs metal and rubber wipers when you can just have lasers instead

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Are Installing EV Charging Stations at Hotels a Good Idea?

Charged Future

If you are a hotel owner, you may be wondering if EV charging stations at hotels are a good idea.


Porsche launches ideas competition for sustainable mobility; €20,000 in prize money

Green Car Congress

At ‘re:publica’, the digital conference in Berlin, Porsche launched the ideas competition ‘Mobility for a Better World’. Together with its partners, Porsche is looking for fresh ideas and technology for the sustainable future of mobility. The deadline for submitting ideas is 30 August 2019. Mobility for a Better World is an ideas competition at the intersection of technology, mobility and sustainability asking how visions for a sustainable future could look.

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Hyundai to show next-generation fuel-cell systems, hydrogen society ideas

Green Car Reports

Hyundai plans to host a "global forum" called Hydrogen Wave on September 7, with the goal of showcasing next-generation fuel-cell systems, and promoting different uses for fuel-cell tech.

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Tesla existed before Elon Musk: Founders on how they pitched the idea

Green Car Reports

While he's the face of the electric-car maker today, Elon Musk did not start Tesla. Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning were co-founders of Tesla, aiming to produce what became the Tesla Roadster.

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The Transportation Climate Initiative is on life support. Do states have better ideas for reducing transportation emissions?

Green Energy Consumers

Earlier this week, we learned that Connecticut Governor Lamont withdrew his support for the regional Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI). When that news hit, we knew it was going to put pressure on the governors of Massachusetts and Rhode Island to follow suit.

Elon Musk wanted to be Apple CEO, but Tim Cook dropped an F bomb on that idea [U: Musk denies]


more… The post Elon Musk wanted to be Apple CEO, but Tim Cook dropped an F bomb on that idea [U: Musk denies] appeared first on Electrek. Update: Tesla CEO Elon Musk is denying that this interaction ever took place.

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Is leasing an electric car a good idea?

Go Ultra Low

The post Is leasing an electric car a good idea? At Go Ultra Low, we think leasing can be a great way to sample what it’s like to live with an electric car.

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Check out these 3 fun US summer road-trip ideas (with charge points)


more… The post Check out these 3 fun US summer road-trip ideas (with charge points) appeared first on Electrek. Seven out of 10 Americans plan on taking road trips this summer.

Elon Musk Has No Idea What He’s Doing With Tesla Bot

Cars That Think

But from listening to what Elon Musk said today, I don't think he has any idea what getting humanoid robots to do useful stuff actually involves. Yesterday, at the end of.

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Ford Patent: Fascinating EV Charging Ideas Related To Towing


An EV can be charged by towing it or rolling it down a hill. Ford patent reveals related real-world uses


DOE soliciting ideas for H-Prize topics

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Program (FCT) is soliciting ( DE-FOA-0000680 ) ideas for H-Prize topics ( earlier post ) and criteria for advancements that would help to enable the widespread commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

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Is hydrogen internal combustion a better idea than fuel cells?

Green Car Reports

About 15 years ago there was great hope in the idea of hydrogen internal combustion—essentially. Although hydrogen—and hydrogen fuel cells—could still play an important role in future transportation, even many hydrogen advocates will admit that hydrogen internal combustion probably won't. It certainly wasn’t always this way. Videos hydrogen youtube BMW Hydrogen 7 How It Works Engineering Explained

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California Energy Commission soliciting ideas for natural gas research, development and demonstration projects

Green Car Congress

As part of this process, the Commission is seeking ideas for natural gas research initiatives in the following areas: energy efficiency; renewable energy; natural gas infrastructure; natural gas related environmental research; and natural gas related transportation research. The template asks potential applicants to discuss their research idea, why it’s important and needed, and the issues/barriers they hope to overcome.

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Stimulating Ideas for Urban Mobility: BMW Group Research Unveils Innovative Concepts for Cargo bike & e-Scooter.

EV Obssesion

The post Stimulating Ideas for Urban Mobility: BMW Group Research Unveils Innovative Concepts for Cargo bike & e-Scooter.


Ohio workshop seeks ideas for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

Green Car Congress

NASA and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) are sponsoring the second in a series of regional public workshops to gather ideas and suggestions on the design of the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). Workshop participants will learn about the principles and concepts behind the NNMI and participate in interactive sessions designed to solicit ideas on how best to structure the network and the institutes.

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Chargeway: the best electric-car idea you've never heard of

Green Car Reports

Pretty much everyone knows how to put fuel into a conventional car. You pull up to the pump, open the vehicle's fuel door, put in a credit card, select diesel or one of three grades of gasoline, lift the hose, and pump. (In In New Jersey and Oregon, someone else does this for you.) Electric-car charging isn't quite that simple. DON'T MISS: Car buyers.

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Reusing electric-car batteries: great idea, lots of practical challenges

Green Car Reports

In practice, however—especially at scale—the idea turns out to have some practical challenges that must be overcome. In theory, it's a wonderful concept: once their tenure in an electric car is over, lithium-ion battery packs with as much as 70 percent of their energy capacity remaining can be sold and reused. At the simplest level, a. Batteries battery pack electric utilities plug-in cars solar reuse energy storage

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Al’s Bright Idea for Hermosa, Ted’s Tough Stance Against Oil & Why I’m Worried About It Mattering

Creative Greenius

Sarah Sikich, Heal the Bay’s Science and Policy Director, Coastal Resources at the podium, California State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi and State Senator Ted Lieu behind her – Photo by Jose Bacallao (lifted from Facebook).

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ChargePoint calls PG&E’s proposed 25,000-station charging network a bad idea

Green Car Congress

On Monday, PG&E announced it had filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission to build out a network of 25,000 electric car charging stations. Earlier post.) In response, Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint—currently the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network—issued a statement charging that the PG&E proposal “ creates a monopoly in EV charging equipment and services that will stifle growth and innovation in the market.”.

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How Is This a Good Idea: Car Dashboard Video Games

Cars That Think

Vehicles are not toys; keep games were they belong. transportation transportation/advanced-cars


Sandy Munro Finds Phenomenal Idea Under Ford Mustang Mach-E Hood


According to the review, Ford utilized the space more wisely than Volkswagen


In-Sein idea for Renault 'second life' batteries

Discover EV

Spent' lithium-ion batteries from Renault EVs are being given a new lease of life powering boats on the River Sein in Paris

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How Is This A Good Idea?: EV Battery Swapping

Cars That Think

Swap this technological dead-end out for better batteries, improved superchargers and more universal EV charging standards. energy energy/batteries-storage


Bright Automotives Plug-in IDEA Debuts on Tuesday

Green Car Congress

Bright Automotive will unveil its IDEA plug-in hybrid concept on Tuesday in Washington, DC. Bright will then take the IDEA will to Norway in May 2009 for the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS24). The IDEA is designed to operate in all-electric mode for the first 30 miles before switching to hybrid mode for a full range of 400 miles.

Why NASA thinks the Tesla Autopilot is a bad idea

Green Car Reports

Since news broke last month that the driver of a Tesla Model S running on the Autopilot driver-assistance system died in a crash, the technology has inspired intense debate. Regulators are investigating the crash to determine whether the fault was with the human driver, Autopilot itself—or a combination of both. Now, one agency with a. Tesla Motors plug-in cars NASA self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

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AM General the exclusive North American assembler for Bright Idea plug-in hybrid electric work-truck platform

Green Car Congress

has entered into an agreement for AM General LLC to be Bright’s exclusive North American assembler for the Bright IDEA vehicle platform. AM General will build the Bright IDEA in its Commercial Assembly Plant in Mishawaka, Ind., The Bright IDEA is an all-new, plug-in hybrid electric light-duty work-truck due on the market in 2014. Production of the Bright IDEA is contingent on the completion of Bright Automotive’s funding. Bright Automotive, Inc.

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Different Electric Car Motor Ideas

Electric Cars are for Girls

I am thinking of converting my 89 Honda Civic s/w to an all electric power driven system. I really don't want to go to a kit.


Getting To Work In Hermosa Beach – The Carbon Neutral ClueTrain Leaves the Station

Creative Greenius

The story actually began last week during Hermosa Beach Mayor’s State of the City address where Mayor Michael DiVirgilio spoke about the Carbon Neutral City concept: Mayor Di Virgilio was right back at it Monday night at the Hermosa Beach Green Task Force meeting, speaking enthusiastically on behalf of the idea: Join us after the jump to see your friendly neighborhood Greenius and my Fratelli Verde, Robert Fortunato, following the Mayor with our own remarks.

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Diesel Fuel From Air: Neat Idea, Very Inefficient Use Of Energy

Green Car Reports

It sounds like an intriguing idea: Make diesel fuel from air rather than fossil-fuel petroleum. Better yet, make it from carbon dioxide--the greenhouse gas whose concentration in the atmosphere has risen precipitously since the dawn of the Industrial Age. Diesel fuel, after all, is a hydrocarbon chain. Take hydrogen and carbon dioxide, add some. climate change carbon dioxide alternative fuel vehicles diesel fuel renewable diesel fuel

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Infiniti Qs Inspiration is the automaker's idea for an EV sport sedan

Green Car Reports

Infiniti is on the back foot for electrified powertrains today. The luxury automaker quietly shelved its hybrid powertrains in the past few years in the buildup toward an all-electric lineup sometime in the next few years. On Wednesday, ahead of the 2019 Shanghai auto show, the Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept sedan gave us a glimpse of what may be

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Car buyers have no idea electric-car charging stations even exist

Green Car Reports

Electric cars have promised to revolutionize transportation for years now. As more manufacturers offer electrified vehicles and prices continue to drop for battery technology, the easy correlation would be to assume that consumer interest has spiked. Actually, it remains pretty darn low, according to extensive research from J.D. Power. DON'T MISS. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure

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Fake 'Shifting' For Electric Cars: Dumbest Idea Of The Year

Green Car Reports

Gosh, those crazy electric cars. They're so different and confusing, eh? We've now come across a new and thus-far unparalleled example of just how far people will go to avoid dealing with the realities of electric cars. Which are, of course, smooth, quiet, and torquey, meaning they're fast off the line. We already know the Gummint plans to require


Schaeffler introduces the vehicle of ideas

Green Cars News

The idea is not to put the vehicle into production [.]. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news green vehicles hybrid vehicles Schaeffler Schaeffler Group Schaeffler hybrid vehicle of ideas Many upstart car manufacturers have big ambitions to establish themselves among the leaders of the motoring world – but the Schaeffler Group has far more modest goals. The company has developed the Shaeffler Hybrid to enable a practical comparison of the various options available for e-mobility.


People have no idea what electricity is or how it works (video)

Green Car Reports

Everyone knows what a gallon of gasoline is, or what they paid the last time they put fuel in their car. But trying asking your friends, relatives, and neighbors how much they paid per kilowatt-hour in their last electric bill. Or even what a kilowatt-hour is. We guarantee you that 19 out of 20 of them won't have a clue. DON'T MISS: Chargeway: the. Videos electric utilities charging electricity costs

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Better Place Battery Swapping: The Technology Behind The Idea

Green Car Reports

Last week, we shared with you our first-hand experience of driving an electric car through a Better Place battery swap station in Israel. Publicly, especially outside of Israel, Better Place’s concept of switching out depleted electric car battery packs for fully charged ones at its proprietary automated switch stations is what the firm is


Fiat calls for your future transport ideas

Green Cars News

Fiat is calling on motoring enthusiasts to share their ideas for the future of sustainable transport as part of the ‘Our Future Mobility’ project created by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). The Italian carmaker is organising a virtual roundtable to invite everyone interes[.].


Supplier ZF: Intriguing EV Ideas, But No Plans To Get In The Battery Business

Green Car Reports

The supplier ZF has designed and engineered a city-sized EV. Yet it has no plans to build such a model; the one-off prototype is just a means for the German supplier, touting its combined capabilities with TRW Automotive, which it finished acquiring earlier this spring, to flex its muscle on safety and efficiency initiatives and show its. EV EVs ZF

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Think electric car named top idea of the year

Green Cars News

Electric carmaker, Think is celebrating its city EV being named as one of the ‘100 best ideas of the year’. Spanish magazine Actualidad Económica, a leader in the fields of economics and business dubbed the electric vehicle as one of the top ideas of the year as part of its annual awards. NK award best idea electric car production Think


Five Holiday gift Ideas For Hybrid Car Drivers

Green Car Reports

Last week, we told you about our Five Holiday Gift Ideas For Electric Car Drivers, and today it’s time to turn our attention There’s just over one week left until Christmas, so we hope you’ve done most of your gift shopping to spare you that last-minute holiday rush. But have you got a present for your favorite hybrid car driver?


Greenius on Patch.com: Finding Free Green to Fund the Green Idea City

Creative Greenius

I don’t need to tell you how tight money is today. The economy may technically be “in recovery,&# but everyone I know has been spending less, cancelling services, delaying big purchases and taking another staycation. Even the banks are playing it frugal, extending little credit and approving few loans.

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