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Hyperloop Test Facility to be Built in Nevada (RT)


The Hyperloop test track will begin construction this month. Hyperloop Technologies, a California company, will start construction of the test facility in southern Nevada, the Associated Press reported. A track roughly half a mile (one kilometer) long will be built at the Mountain View Industrial Park in North Las Vegas, with testing planned …

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Volkswagen’s Dr. Herbert Diess to Keynote CES 2016


Dr. Herbert Diess, chairman, board of management, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming CES 2016.  His speech is expected to focus on electric mobility.  Read the full press release below: ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, announced today that …

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Ford Plans Large Investment and Expansion of EV Programme


Ford is massively increasing its investment in EVs, announcing an extra investment of $4.5 billion as well announcing 13 new EVs to be announced or released by 2020.  Read the full press statement below: DEARBORN, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ford is investing an additional $4.5 billion in electrified vehicle solutions by 2020 as …

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Ford Expanding EV Research and Development Program


Ford has announced that it is expanding its EV Research and Development program.  Read their full press release below: DEARBORN, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ford is expanding its electrified vehicles research and development program in Europe and Asia this year, creating a “hub and spoke” system that allows the global team to further accelerate …

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Australian Utility Origin to Market Tesla’s Solar System (Global Times)

Tesla Motors Inc on Thursday listed Australia’s largest power and gas retailer Origin Energy as one of the distributors for its solar battery storage product, which the EV manufacturer is also launching globally in Germany and the US.  “Tesla Energy is working with solar installers, electricity retailers and network providers to …

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