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This iPhone case is revolutionary! Adds dual SIM, wireless charging, Android OS, second screen and more

The smart iPhone case adds secondary Android smartphone to the back of an iPhone with all these features.<p>Forget all the iPhone accessories you've …

This iPhone case just ended the war between Android and iOS

Why pick sides in the eternal conflict between iOS and Android?<p>Eye is an iPhone case that contains a fully independent and functional Android phone. …

Mobile Technology

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Floating Solar Power Plants To Become A Reality

In the not so distant future, the power we need could very well be provided by floating solar power plants that are offshore. Wind farms have become very popular in recent years and now experts are looking at ways to create sustainable energy without having to develop land. The solution: use the …

This Adorable Tiny Car Is Actually A Bike

The PodRide has headlights, a trunk, a roof–and even a motor.<p>After he got tired of biking to work in Sweden’s cold, wet winters, engineer Mikael Kjellman decided to redesign his bicycle. He took inspiration from fabric-covered bike trailers made for children–and decided to make an adult version, …

Electric Vehicles

2017 BMW i3, 2018 Audi A5, electric Ferrari: Car News Headlines

BMW has boosted battery capacity of its i3 electric car to help counter impending arrivals such as the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] …

Tesla tested Model X's Bioweapon Defense Mode, and it performed admirably

One of the most surprising features of Tesla's crazy-expensive, crazy-fast electric SUV, the Model X, was a feature called the Bioweapon Defense Mode …

Opinion: Apple should buy Tesla — and make Elon Musk CEO

Apple Inc.’s dismal earnings announcement shows why it badly needs to rethink its innovation model and leadership.<p>Its last breakthrough innovation …

The Mini Rocketman could be reborn as an EV

Superleggera concept might also have a future, but faces long odds.<p>Ask Mini fans what their favorite concept has been over the past 15 years, and you're likely to get one of two answers – the tiny Rocketman hatch, or the Superleggera roadster. The two cars are perhaps the best representations of …

Roadsters

Sustainable mobility: 3 steps to scaling up renewables in transport

"The Week that Electric Vehicles Went Mainstream" was the headline of a recent blog posted by Tesla Motors. Just one week before, the company began taking reservations for its long-awaited consumer-priced sedan, which will begin production in 2017. The response was unprecedented.<p>According to Tesla, …

Tesla revs up production plan for Model 3 cars; Elon Musk is sleeping in the factory

Tesla Motors says it will ramp up production of its best-selling Model 3 electric car much more quickly than planned, with a target of producing …

Tesla’s Elon Musk: Time to ‘revolt’ against fossil fuel industry

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk predicted Wednesday that half of all new cars will have self-driving technology within seven to 10 years, while cautioning that the change will threaten the jobs of people who now drive for a living.<p>Speaking at the World Energy Innovation Forum, Musk also called for the …

Elon Musk: 'We need a revolt against the fossil fuel industry'

Tesla’s chief executive Elon Musk has accused politicians of bowing to the “unrelenting and enormous” lobbying power of the fossil fuel industry, warning that a global “revolt” may be needed to accelerate the transition to more sustainable energy and transport systems.<p>Speaking at the World Energy …

Fossil Fuels

Elon Musk is going to make the sun shine at night with a new SolarCity/Tesla Energy project

SolarCity will produce the electricity, Tesla Energy will store it – and the SolarCity Utilities Services will deliver it to you at night. Recently, Tesla said they would install more energy storage with Solarcity in 2016 than the USA installed in 2015. This morning SolarCity put out two press …

Tesla’s ‘upgradable’ battery may change the way we buy cars

Tesla is selling a car with an "upgradable" battery. Only it's not upgradable in the take-it-to-the-dealer-and-they'll-swap-out-some-hardware sense. Instead, you give Tesla thousands of dollars to "unlock" hardware that's <i>already included</i> in your car with an over-the-air software update. The Model S …

The refreshed Tesla Model S 70 lets you pay to 'unlock' a bigger battery

In its newly updated Model S sedan, Tesla is selling a 70kWh battery that is secretly a 75kWh battery. The company has been selling them for almost a month, and is just now telling the world about it. Even better? If you bought one of those 70kWh Model S sedans, you can pay $3,250 to "unlock" the …

Elon Musk Already Says the Tesla Model 3 Will Be Delayed

"Will we actually be able to achieve volume production on July 1 next year? Of course not," Musk said of the all-electric Tesla Model 3 during a Tesla earnings call.<p>At the official unveiling of the Tesla Model 3 in California last month, CEO Elon Musk was bullish about the date the car would go on …

Tesla

Tesla Motors Is Already Enjoying Reverse Cannibalization From Model 3

Model 3 is actually boosting demand for Model S, and not the other way around.<p>As a famous smartphone maker once said, it's better to cannibalize …

Can Tesla Build Enough Electric Cars?

Tesla Motors will accelerate production of all its electric vehicles, pushed by heady demand for its planned midpriced car, the company said …

Singapore to Install Driverless Pods for Transportation by the Years End

The emergence of autonomous driving is nothing new, with the likes of Google and Tesla Motors all currently developing vehicles that are entirely …

Here's Another Thing Elon Musk is Disrupting

Elon Musk’s quest for the mass-produced electric car isn’t only disrupting the traditional auto market—it’s shaking up the markets for the metals …

Tesla just doubled its already outrageous production goal

Despite reporting first quarter losses, Tesla has announced a “challenging” goal to hit its 500,000 car milestone two years earlier than originally …

The World's First Electric Ferrari Ditches The V8 For Tire-Crushing Electric Motors

A San Diego-based EV conversion company salvaged a charred Ferrari (they had many to choose from) by turning it into what the company claims is the …

Sports Cars

Elon Musk wants a war with the fossil fuel industry

The fossil fuel industry is not exactly beloved, but it has us in a bind since we’re still so dependent on oil for our energy needs. <i>The Guardian</i> …

How Tesla's Huge Crumple Zone Just Saved 5 Lives

In 2013, the Tesla Model S was given the best NHTSA safety rating of any car, ever. Today, five teenagers are really, really happy about that.<p>On May …

2016 Tesla Model X review: The most amazing SUV on the road - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> Stunning performance backs up a technological show of dominance.<p><b>The Bad</b> Those falcon-wing doors are showy, but impractical in most cases.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> An amazing car for the moment, unfortunately compromised by those doors.<p>It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here. It's the …

Another study confirms electric cars have lower carbon emissions, in Minnesota this time

It's a very reasonable question: electric cars themselves have no tailpipe emissions, but what about the power plants used to recharge them?<p>After …

Tesla projects total 2016 sales of 80,000 to 90,000 electric cars

Tesla Motors projects sales of 80,000 to 90,000 electric cars in 2016, and now believes it will produce 500,000 cars per year by 2018, rather than …

Tesla

Fiat Chrysler CEO: Unclear who owns self-driving cars’ data

<i>(Reuters)</i> — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Alphabet Inc’s Google have yet to determine who would own data collected in their collaboration on self-driving vehicles, FCA Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said Friday.<p>“That’s exactly what has to be determined,” Marchionne said in response to a …

Top 5 global hubs for driverless cars

The worlds of automobiles and technology are colliding like never before, notably in the field of the self-driving car. But while it's easy enough to …