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Watch Elon Musk reveal SpaceX's most detailed plans yet to start colonizing Mars in just 7 years

Elon Musk wants to build a metropolis on Mars starting in 2024.<p>At this year's International Astronautical Congress, Musk revealed some of the most detailed plans we've seen yet to achieve this goal.<p>It starts with building up a revenue stream using SpaceX's current fleet of reusable Falcon 9 rockets …

Elon Musk

Climate change poses ‘nightmare scenario’ for Florida coast, Bloomberg warns

America’s trillion-dollar coastal property bubble could burst “before the sea consumes a single house.” Here’s why.<p>“Pessimists selling to optimists.” …

The Northern Hemisphere's temperature has reached a terrifying milestone

<b>Update</b>: since this post was originally published, the heat wave has continued. As of Thursday morning, it appears that average temperatures across the Northern Hemisphere have breached the 2 degrees Celsius above "normal" mark for the first time in recorded history, and likely the first time since …

Global Warming

Model 3 Invites Start Going Out, What Do We Know About Tesla's Small Sedan?

With less than four weeks until the March 31 unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3, the first invites to the event have started to arrive. Exactly how much Tesla will show remains up in the air at this point — even the venue hasn’t been confirmed, though the company’s Hawthorne, Calif. facility seems …

Tesla

Na 2025 is er geen benzine- of dieselauto meer te koop

Mensen, ik heb de toekomst gezien en hij is prachtig. In 2035 zijn alle benzine- en dieselauto’s van de weg af. Ja, ook de hybrides. Niet zo leuk …

Tesla is turning its owners into a nationwide sales team

The dealer wars just got more interesting. Luxury electric-vehicle manufacturer Tesla launches a referral program, with new owners receiving $1,000 discounts and those making the referrals getting $1,000 of their own.<p>Back in 2013, when upstart electric-vehicle manufacturer Tesla was in a bad way, …

Tesla

Used market plugs the less affluent into Tesla ownership

Like most cutting-edge technology, electric cars tend to lose their value fast.<p>As new models debut with better battery range and more features, older electric vehicles fetch weak resale prices or languish on dealer lots.<p>But the Tesla Motors Model S appears to be bucking that trend.<p>An analysis of …

Paris climate deal to ignite a $90 trillion energy revolution

The old fossil order is on borrowed time as China and even India join the drive for dramatic cuts in CO2 emissions<p>The fossil fuel industry has taken a very cavalier bet that China, India and the developing world will continue to block any serious effort to curb greenhouse emissions, and that there …

Climate

Buddhists call for strong Paris climate deal to limit warming

<b>Senior Buddhists have called on world leaders to agree a new climate change agreement at a conference in Paris next month.</b><p>The 15 signatories, including the Dalai Lama, are urging politicians to completely phase out fossil fuels.<p>They argue that the rise in global temperatures must be limited to 1.5C …

Climate

How is Tesla different from regular cars for long-distance driving?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora, the best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access</i> …

Quora

Watch Tesla's autopilot stop an Uber driver's head-on collision

How do you narrowly avoid a nasty car crash without even touching the steering wheel or the brakes? Lucky for one Uber driver, his ride is a Tesla.<p>On …

Tesla

Doctors urge climate action

Australia's doctors will begin a campaign on Monday to warn world leaders that failure to make meaningful cuts to carbon dioxide emissions will cause …

Australian National University

Elon Musk: Tesla autopilot features coming Thursday in software upgrade

Tesla Motors, the electric automaker, plans to roll out its latest software upgrade—version 7, which includes autopilot features—worldwide to owners …

Tesla

Solar and Wind Just Passed Another Big Turning Point

Wind power is now the cheapest electricity to produce in both Germany and the U.K., even without government subsidies, according to a new analysis by …

Renewable Energy

Report: Tesla's Gigafactories could make $35K Model 3 feasible by 2020

Though upstart EV automaker Tesla is slated to unveil its $132,000 crossover SUV the Model X tomorrow, it's the brand's future mass-market EV, dubbed …

I rode in a Model S equipped with Tesla’s v7 Beta Autopilot – Here’s how it works [Part 1]

In mid-August Tesla sent out the first release of its beta v7.0 software update to early access testers all around the U.S. and parts of Europe. This particular update is an extremely anticipated one, not just because of the UI design overhaul, but because it includes several new ‘Autopilot’ …

Tesla

Musk to Hand Over First Model X SUVs Tuesday Night Near Factory

Tesla Motors Inc., the smallest publicly held U.S. automaker, hands over the first of its Model X sport utility vehicles Tuesday evening amid growing …

Tesla

Elon Musk says Tesla’s fully autonomous cars will hit the road in 3 years

AP<p>Tesla's self-driving vehicles are not far off.<p>During an interview earlier this week with the Danish news site Borsen, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the …

Why the days of gas-powered cars are numbered

Imagine that it's 1895 and you're the world's biggest buggy-whip manufacturer, raking in millions of dollars. You send your children to elite schools and summer in Europe. Then some young upstart named Henry Ford invents a buggy that has an engine instead of a horse. And your whip empire is …

Alternative Fuel

Tesla Motors Inc. to Announce Vehicle Deliveries Next Week

Next week could be a volatile week for <b>Tesla Motors</b> stock. On Tuesday, the company will finally show off its fully electric SUV, dubbed Model X. But could Tesla's announcement of third-quarter vehicle sales, which should take place before the week's end, ultimately be the announcement that decides …

They're called 'electric highways,' and they might change everything about how we drive.

Later this year, English engineers will begin testing a project that could revolutionize how we fuel our cars.<p>Called "electric highways," the …

Electric Vehicles

Just How Much Could the Sea Rise from Burning Fossil Fuels? A Lot.

New research predicts a stunning meltoff of the Antarctic Ice Sheet if all of the world's accessible fossil fuel is burned.<p>New York City would be swallowed by the ocean. Tokyo and Shanghai, too, would vanish.<p>Sea levels stand to rise by a staggering 164 feet (50 meters) or more if the world goes for …

Morgan Stanley analyst thinks gas-powered cars could be doomed — and that's great for Tesla

Jonas' views stem from his out-there notion that in the future, we won't drive around in a way that even remotely resembles how we do now.<p>For example, he doesn't think that people will want to actually own cars.<p>"As vehicular mobility potentially moves from a private ownership to professional fleet …

Tesla

Why Big Corporations Like Gap And eBay Are Mobilizing Against Climate Change

This week, California legislators received a pair of letters signed by dozens of corporations in support of two bills that would require the state to further reduce its greenhouse gas emissions through 2050. In both letters, the firms say tackling climate change is "one of America’s greatest …

New Nissan Leaf price

Nissan has revealed a new pricing structure for the updated Leaf electric car, which will be built in the UK and goes on sale in June. And for the …

Shocking: Prominent climate denier gets money from Big Coal

Christopher Horner has made his career fighting climate change, but not in the way you’re thinking: He’s been fighting the notion that it exists at …

Airbnb, Tesla partner to make road trips easier for Model S owners

Tesla Motors has invested millions of dollars into its superchargers—a growing network of nearly 500 fast-charging stations—to make long-distance …

Electric Vehicles