Panasonic Unsure About Committing To Tesla’s Gigafactory

By Nicholas Brown. Panasonic, a major manufacturer of batteries, is hesitant to join Tesla Motors’ ‘Gigafactory’ project, because it would raise investment risks, according to Panasonic’s CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga. “Our approach is to make investments step by step,” Tsuga said yesterday. “Elon plans to produce more affordable models besides Model S, and I understand his thinking…

The Effect Of Autonomous Cars On Fuel Consumption

Brainstorm Project – Home Autonomous cars open a window of opportunity for amputees, people who suffer from visual impairment, Parkinson’s disease, and any other condition that could have an effect on their safety, such as severe cases of ADHD. It enables them to get around privately without soliciting lifts. That’s a godsend, but how is…

Nissan Introduces Their Commercial Electric e-NV200 Van

Originally published on Cleantechnica by James Ayre. The e-NV200 — essentially a compact commercial electric van inspired by the LEAF — was recently unveiled by Nissan. The electric van will be only the second battery-electric vehicle to feature into Nissan’s global line-up — the first being, of course, the highly successful LEAF. The general idea…

Nashville MTA Orders 7 Proterra Electric Buses

The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has ordered seven battery-powered electric buses from Proterra, along with a charging station. Delivery to Nashville, Tennessee is slated for this year, after they are constructed at Proterra’s Greenville, South Carolina manufacturing facility. The buses, which will operate in the free Downtown Music City Circuit, were funded by the city…

New Tesla Factory Could Make 500,000 EV Battery Packs Annually

Tesla Motors Takes Another Step Forward Tesla Motors’ electric vehicles are among the best-selling EVs, and that means they need many batteries to build their cars. The company intends to construct an enormous ‘Gigafactory’ (possibly in Nevada) which could produce up to 500,000 electric vehicle batteries annually. The batteries are to be constructed from the…

Netflix Creates A Hilarious Parody Of Drone Delivery

Netflix created an amusing spoof of drone delivery services called Drone2Home. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucz3JpvDQjk’]On a serious note, drones have the potential to deliver packages very efficiently, both in terms of speed and energy usage. Drones demonstrated by Amazon and the UAE are the lightest, and smallest vehicles to deliver packages yet. Instead of using one large…