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We just drove the all-electric Chevy Bolt — and Tesla is officially in trouble

"I don't know anything about Angola, but I know they're in trouble," Barkley quipped. The US went on to win by 116-48.<p>Tesla isn't the automotive equivalent of Angola, but at times I get the sense that General Motors considers itself the Dream Team: the car company that symbolizes US manufacturing …

Tesla

After the Women's March: six mass US demonstrations to join this spring

Organizers across the US are riding the momentum of the post-inauguration march to mobilize in solidarity with scientists, immigrants, LGBT people and more<p>Hope your feet aren’t sore yet, because come spring, there are major nationwide marches planned for nearly every weekend.<p>After the success of …

Rights & Freedoms

Elon Musk Pushed Muslim Travel Ban to Top of Trump Meeting Agenda

At a Friday meeting of President Donald Trump’s economic advisory council, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he made sure the Trump …

Donald Trump

Elon Musk says he put immigration ban on Trump council agenda

Elon Musk said he wasn't about to join Uber's CEO in quitting President Trump's economic advisory council, and he's sticking to his guns in the wake of a meeting on February 3rd. The Tesla founder claims that he managed to get the immigration ban discussed "first and foremost" on the meeting agenda …

Pledge of Allegiance

'I do not accept him as my leader' — Uber CTO's explosive anti-Trump email reveals growing internal tensions

In the message, CTO Thuan Pham blasted Trump as a "deplorable person" and called his election a huge step backward — even comparing it to the rise of ruthless dictators such as Mao Zedong in China and the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia after the Vietnam War.<p>The email was being circulated internally among …

Trump Administration

SpaceX is back to inventing the future after a successful rocket launch

SpaceX today launched 10 Iridium satellites on its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket before flying the first stage of the rocket back to a floating landing platform in the Pacific.<p>This launch marks the first flight since a Falcon 9 rocket caught fire and was destroyed during a routine engine test in …

Space Travel

Americans overwhelmingly support Bernie Sanders’ economic policies — so how’d we end up here?

Most Americans want single-payer health care, economic justice and action on climate change. That day will come<p>During a CNN town hall held by Sen. Bernie Sanders last Monday, the Vermont senator and progressive icon tried to drive home a point that he has frequently made in the past: There is …

Middle-class

The new American exceptionalism: How the Russian connection to the 2016 election signals the destruction of our nation’s ideals

Our nation has a long history of fighting over what American exceptionalism means. It’s about to get even uglier<p>Amid a new slate of disturbing and unsubstantiated reports about the connections between President-elect Donald Trump and Russia it is easy to become distracted by lurid allegations about …

Political Science

Tesla could achieve 0-60mph acceleration in just 2.3s w/ new update for Model S P100D Ludicrous, says Elon Musk

As we reported yesterday, Tesla finally started pushing the software update promised by CEO Elon Musk that includes an Easter Egg to enable an even quicker 0 to 60 mph acceleration in the Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous. The vehicle was already the “Quickest Production Car in the World” with a …

Tesla

Tesla's greatest hope for going mass market could present a threat to its car factory

Tesla has started production of lithium-ion batteries in partnership with Panasonic at its massive Gigafactory in Nevada.<p>Meanwhile, the carmaker is gearing up to build 500,000 vehicles by 2018 at its plant in Fremont, California.<p>Which of these two manufacturing challenges do you think is …

Tesla

SpaceX eyes January 8th return to flight after finishing up accident investigation

The company has been grounded for the past four months<p>SpaceX is aiming to return to flight on January 8th, as the company has officially determined what caused one of its Falcon 9 rockets to explode on a Florida launch pad this past September. In an online update this morning, SpaceX detailed the …

Space Travel

Putin: Russia won't expel US diplomats -- report

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Moscow will not expel American diplomats in response to US sanctions against Russia.<p>Putin said he would not pursue "irresponsible 'kitchen' diplomacy" and would instead attempt to rebuild relations with Washington after the …

Russia

Here's Mexico's plan to gain leverage with Trump

To defuse Trump's threats to disrupt trade and investment, policymakers say Mexico aims to strike a balance between hearing out his concerns over illegal immigration and U.S. jobs, and adopting a firm posture to protect its own economic interests.<p>Mexico wants security, immigration and management of …

Mexico

Obama administration is close to announcing measures to punish Russia for election interference

The Obama administration is close to announcing a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election, including economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, according to U.S. officials.<p>The administration is finalizing the details, which also are expected to …

Russia

Tesla is increasing the price of its cars in the UK after the Brexit vote

Tesla sent an email on December 21 to people who had registered to receive news on the company and its cars in the UK. "We will be increasing our UK prices for custom orders by 5% on 1st January 2017," the email read.<p>The price rise doesn't apply to cars that are already in Tesla showrooms or …

Tesla

Solar Now Produces a Better Energy Return on Investment Than Oil

<i>The future is not good for oil, no matter which way you look at it. — Motherboard</i>*****Solar — it’s not just a clean power source producing zero …

Solar Power

Tesla starts fining Supercharger hogs $0.40/minute

If you’re a Tesla owner with a habit of leaving your car at a Supercharger after it’s finished charging, be warned: effective immediately, the …

Petition calls for Barack Obama to fulfil Green Climate Fund pledge

US promised US$3bn towards fund, which was part of historic Paris agreement, but so far has transferred only $500m<p>More than 100 climate and development organisations, along with 70,000 people, have called on Barack Obama to help secure the future of the Paris agreement by transferring the remaining …

Climate

Apple just invested in China’s largest wind-turbine maker to power its supply chain

What does an iPhone have in common with a wind turbine in rural China? Apple is behind them both.<p>Apple has invested in four subsidiaries of Goldwind, China’s largest wind-turbine manufacturer. Each branch is located in a different province—Henan, Shandong, Shanxi, and Yunnan—and Apple will take a …

Renewable Energy

Tesla’s SolarCity starts hiring production workers at its ‘Gigafactory’ for solar panels

The production plans for Tesla’s newly acquired solar panel factory in Buffalo through its acquisition of SolarCity are not entirely clear. There are a lot of cards at play. Tesla and Panasonic are now going to get involved in SolarCity’s manufacturing of solar cells and solar modules, while the …

Tesla
Tesla

Trump a ‘game changer’ for auto industry, CEO says

U.S. president-elect Donald Trump's critical stand toward free trade could affect Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's business in North America, according to the Italian automaker's chief executive officer Sergio Marchionne.<p>Mr. Trump's election "certainly is a game changer, mainly because I think that …

Automotive Industry

BMW Joins Tesla in Singing the Swan Song of Traditional Dealerships

A while back, Tesla came under fire when they announced that they won’t be selling their cars through traditional dealerships. Being the offspring of …

Jill Stein prepares to request election recounts in battleground states

Green party presidential candidate seeks donations to fund efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin over ‘compelling evidence of voting anomalies’<p>Stein to formally file for Wisconsin recount as fundraising effort nears $5m<p>Jill Stein, the Green party’s presidential candidate, is preparing to …

Government
North America

19 long-range electric cars you'll be able to drive by 2021

In fact, Tesla vehicles are currently the only battery electric cars you can buy in the that have an official range of more than 200 miles per charge.<p>But that is quickly changing.<p>Most major automakers, including GM and Volkswagen, have vowed to roll out more than one fully electric car by …

Electric Vehicles