Jean-Louis Saulnier

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German Environment Minister gets rid of her Tesla Model S as her official government car

Last year, the German Environment Minister for North Rhine-Westphalia, Johannes Remmel of the Green Party, bought a Tesla Model S 90D as his official government car.<p>The move was seen as a statement for electric cars, but now the new Environment Minister is getting rid of it.<p>Since June, the …

L.A. Is Testing a Pavement Treatment That Can Drop Street Temperatures by 12 Degrees

In Los Angeles, temperatures that exceed 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) during the summer are not uncommon. Dark pavement can contribute …

Why Do Electric Cars Have Only One Gear?

Most electric cars have a single gear ratio. You probably understand the basic reasons for this, but the math is still super fascinating.<p>One of the biggest differences between electric cars and their conventional counterparts has to do with the drivetrain. An internal combustion vehicle has a …

This First Look At The Tesla Model 3's Dash Controls Is Not At All Promising

Possibly the most controversial design decision of the Tesla Model 3, even beyond its Renault Caravelle-like grille-less face, is its instrument …

Electric vehicle batteries may get much more valuable soon

A new study shows they can help the grid without being degraded.<p>One of the hottest questions among energy nerds these days has to do with the interaction of electric vehicles and the electricity grid. Will EVs remain passive consumers of electricity, like toasters or refrigerators, the way they are …

Vacances des Présidents : passation d'un message politique

On apprend à regarder, à se rencontrer, à voyager.<p>Julian Bugier : Merci Jean Viard.<p>Côté gouvernement, les vacances seront courtes et discrètes : …

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