Tesla unveils integrated ‘solar roof and Powerwall 2’

Tesla unveils integrated ‘solar roof and Powerwall 2’

Fred Lambert, Electrek.co, Oct 28, 2016 We were live at Universal Studios in Los Angeles today for Tesla’s unveiling of its new integrated energy solution with ‘solar roof and Powerwall’. For the event, Tesla and SolarCity retrofitted with the new solar roof solutions a bunch of houses used for film and tv sets by Universal Studios. The company surprised everyone…

More climate action planned this fall, federal environment minister says

More climate action planned this fall, federal environment minister says

More climate action planned this fall, federal environment minister says Justin Trudeau introduced a divisive carbon tax plan earlier this month, but Catherine McKenna said further climate change measures will be introduced before Prime Minister meets with premiers in December. October 22, 2016 by Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press Catherine McKenna says more federal measures will be rolled out before…

Route unveiled for Montreal Formula E races

Route unveiled for Montreal Formula E races

Route unveiled for Montreal Formula E races Jason Magder, Montreal Gazette Published on: October 21, 2016 | Last Updated: October 21, 2016 5:29 PM EDT Downtown Montreal will be buzzing with some of the fastest electric cars in the world over one weekend next summer. The street circuit for the first Formula E races to be hosted in Montreal was unveiled…

Everything you want to know about solar energy

Everything you want to know about solar energy

Solar Basics by the US Energy Information Administration Energy from the sun The sun has produced energy for billions of years. The energy in the sun’s rays that reaches the earth (solar radiation) can be converted into heat and electricity. Radiant energy from the sun has powered life on earth for many millions of years. Source: NASA In the 1830s,…

Tesla to create another Gigafactory-type deal with Panasonic through SolarCity Buffalo plant, Silevo is still in play

Tesla to create another Gigafactory-type deal with Panasonic through SolarCity Buffalo plant, Silevo is still in play

Fred Lambert, Electrek.co, October 17, 2016   We were quite surprised when Tesla and Panasonic announced a new deal to collaborate on the manufacturing of solar cells and modules at the SolarCity Buffalo factory. And that’s not only because it was announced at 11pm on a Sunday night, but because of the implications it has on the solar cells and…

Germany pushes for Europe-wide ban on gas-powered cars by 2030, only EV sales onward

Germany pushes for Europe-wide ban on gas-powered cars by 2030, only EV sales onward

Fred Lambert, Electrek.co, October 7, 2016   After coming to the realization that they would need a mandate for all cars to be zero-emission by 2030 if they want to comply with the goals set by the Paris agreement to curb climate-warming emissions, Germany’s upper house of parliament gained approval for pushing a Europe-wide mandate to stop gas-powered car sales by…

BMW unveils new self-balancing electric motorcycle concept amid rumored talks with Lit Motors

BMW unveils new self-balancing electric motorcycle concept amid rumored talks with Lit Motors

Fred Lambert, Electrek.co, October 11, 2016 Last month, we shared reports that Lit Motors, a small startup best known for developing self-balancing two-wheel vehicles, became an acquisition target for several major companies, including BMW. In an interesting development, BMW unveiled today its own self-balancing electric motorcycle concept. BMW’s concept is very much a motorcycle and not an enclosed two-wheel vehicle…