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Amazon invests in electric vehicle startup Rivian

Electric vehicle startup Rivian on Friday announced a $700 million investment round led by Amazon, which recently pumped money into a young self-driving car technology firm.

3 hours ago from TechXplore

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Everything you need to know about GM’s new electric bikes

General Motors announced last year it was getting into the electric bike business. But besides a crowdsourcing name competition and a few teasers, details were scant. Now, GM has given this ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from TechCrunch

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Shell buys Sonnen, Tesla’s competitor in the home battery business

The acquisition follows Shell's purchase of EV charging company Greenlots.

2 hours ago from Ars Technica

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MIT tech could let desalination plants use their own brine waste

When salt is removed from seawater in desalination plants, the byproduct is – not surprisingly – a lot of highly-concentrated salty brine. Ordinarily, this is just dumped back into the ...

3 hours ago from Gizmag

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Audi E-Tron already has over 20,000 reservations worldwide - Roadshow

It's a promising start for the new electric vehicle.

6 hours ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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2020 Kia Soul EV gets 243-mile EPA driving range - Roadshow

That's better than a lot of the competition, including the Chevy Bolt EV.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from CNET

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Apple ranks worst in report that shows its self-driving cars require human intervention every mile

Apple's self-driving cars may have a ways to go before they're ready to ride. A new report from California's DMV shows the firm's self-driving cars required a high rate of human intervention.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Daily Mail

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Better red than dread: Barrier keeps batteries safe

Rice University scientists have taken the next step toward the deployment of powerful, rechargeable lithium metal batteries by making them safer and simpler to manufacture.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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NHTSA Claim That Tesla Autosteer Reduced Crashes Proven Bogus

Remember the NHTSA report that claimed Tesla Autopilot cut fatality rates by 40 percent? It wasn't true. It wasn't even close to true. The post NHTSA Claim That Tesla Autosteer Reduced Crashes ...

7 hours ago from Extremetech

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Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant

A robot arm has successfully picked up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown, ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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