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Sep 27, 2020

Tesla’s new 4680 battery cells have been deployed in working vehicles for months

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Elon Musk recently clarified that Tesla’s new 4680 cells are already being deployed in some of its vehicles as prototypes. Even more interesting is that the next-generation batteries have already been in use for several months, though the CEO did not state which of its vehicles are equipped with the 4680 Roadrunner batteries.

The Tesla CEO related his update in a recent post on Twitter. While responding to a question about the company’s strategy with its cathodes and its suppliers, Musk noted that Tesla’s own battery cells are already powering some of its cars. That being said, Musk clarified that ultimately, prototypes such as cars that currently run on the company’s 4680 cells are trivial, as they are incomparably simpler than actual volume production.

Sep 27, 2020

Lockheed Martin Raider Helicopter

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The Raider by Lockheed Martin is a next-generation prototype helicopter that looks to redefine helicopter flight 🙌.

Sep 26, 2020

Eisenberg’s berserk 500-horsepower lightweight V8 motorcycle

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There is a primordial drive in certain motorcyclists that can only be satisfied by shoehorning the largest and most excessive engines possible into the frames of two-wheelers. The mighty V8, a staple of the muscle car world, has frequently found itself driving half the wheels it was designed for, but typically there’s been one glaring problem with the resulting motorbikes: they’re colossal.

Take the Boss Hoss, probably the best known V8 bike you can slap some money down and buy. Those things use engines up to 7 and a half liters in displacement, and you’d better bring a packed lunch if you want to walk around one.

Then there’s Nick Argyle’s Rapom V8, which uses an 8.2-liter, thousand-horsepower supercharged engine out of a freakin’ monster truck. That thing’s even bigger, and gets a hilarious four miles a gallon.

Sep 26, 2020

Tesla’s $25,000 Electric Car Means Game Over For Gas And Oil

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Tesla’s announcement of a $25,000 car in the next 3 years would mean you could buy a mass-market premium EV for the same price as a regular VW Golf. So why would you purchase the fossil fuel vehicle anymore?

Sep 25, 2020

Daimler unveils electric bus with 441 kWh solid-state battery pack

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

The Navy has fielded a 650-round ammo backpack nicknamed ‘Avenger’ to troops at some point in the last two years.


Daimler has unveiled an electric bus equipped with a solid-state battery pack — probably becoming the first planned production EV with a solid-state battery.

The German automaker has been aggressively electrifying its deep lineup of big vehicles from buses to commercial trucks.

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Sep 25, 2020

15 Vehicles That Can Run for 200,000 Miles or More

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If you want your vehicle to last long past your final payment, get one that can go the distance.

Sep 24, 2020

California to phase out sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035

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Gov. Gavin Newsom signs executive order that will require new automobiles sold in the state to be electric or otherwise zero-emissions.

Sep 24, 2020

Close look at Tesla Cyberquad electric ATV prototype [Gallery]

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Tesla’s Cyberquad electric ATV prototype had its first public outing this week since the unveiling last year, and here we bring you a closer look with a gallery of pictures.

When Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck last year, CEO Elon Musk had a little “one more thing” moment on stage when they brought the Tesla Cyberquad, an electric ATV, to show the loading capacity of Cybertruck’s bed.

At the time, it wasn’t clear whether Tesla planned on making the electric ATV available, but Musk later confirmed that it will be an option for Cybertruck buyers.

Sep 23, 2020

Goodyear’s New Tire Concept Can Regenerate Tread on the Go

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

You might never have to replace your tires again.


When all-electric vehicles eventually complete their global takeover, they’ll collectively require much less maintenance than their oiled up, transmission-based counterparts. As for the tires? That’s a different story.

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Sep 23, 2020

Here’s how many Cybertrucks Tesla expects to build in Texas

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Elon Musk said the company has “stopped counting” orders for the electric pickup.

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