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Tesla to unveil details of super charger next Monday night

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Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it will unveil the technology and deployment plans for its super charger next Monday night. As we reported last year, Tesla has been planning to install a “super charger” station somewhere between Los Angeles and San Francisco that can add 150 miles of charge...
Tesla to unveil details of super charger next Monday night

Glympse partners with Mercedes for real-time location sharing from dashboard

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The 2013 Mercedes-Benz A-Class. (Mercedes photo) Seattle startup Glympse just announced an interesting deal with Mercedes-Benz to incorporate its real-time location-sharing service into the dashboard of the car maker’s new A-Class vehicles. Glympse, which normally offers its service through smartphones, describes the partnership as the first of its kind. Under...
Glympse partners with Mercedes for real-time location sharing from dashboard
Chinese companies slowing collecting discounted U.S. electric car assets

After Fortune Criticized Kleiner's Ray Lane, He Cancels A Speaking Event (HPQ)

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Kleiner Perkins partner Ray Lane is the chairman of Hewlett-Packard, which is going through a rough time. Perhaps as a result, Lane has kept an exceedingly low profile this year. So it was notable when the Commonwealth Club, a San Francisco-based public-affairs forum, announced that Lane would speak in late...
After Fortune Criticized Kleiner's Ray Lane, He Cancels A Speaking Event (HPQ)

Honda leasing Walking Assist devices to hospitals for rehabilitation

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Honda is finally letting its Walking Assist devices out of the laboratory and onto the legs of those who need them. The car maker is leasing 50 pairs (in medium and large sizes) out to hospitals in Japan that provide physical rehabilitation and therapy to people with lower limb...
Honda leasing Walking Assist devices to hospitals for rehabilitation
After loving to hate Tesla, many scramble to show their love
How China's city-focused electric car programs fell short

Politicians, Car Dealers Trying To Make It Illegal To Buy A Tesla In North Carolina

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Last fall, we wrote about how auto dealers were bitching about the fact that electric car company Tesla sells their cars directly. It has "stores" but you can't buy your cars from those stores, due to antiquated and ridiculous regulations about car sales. Most states have laws that basically say...
Politicians, Car Dealers Trying To Make It Illegal To Buy A Tesla In North Carolina

Mercedes-Benz 'fully integrating' iPhone into new A-class

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German car maker Daimler has announced plans to "comprehensively" integrate the iPhone into the user experience of the new A-Class Mercedes-Benz models. Drivers will be able to access various types of content right from the built-in vehicle display and use a center-armrest controller to more safely manipulate the device. Siri...
Mercedes-Benz 'fully integrating' iPhone into new A-class

Court Rejects Tesla's Claim That A Bad 'Top Gear' Review Hurt Sales

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As he heaved the £92,000 electric sports car off the Top Gear track, little did Jeremy Clarkson know the incident would be the topic of legal argument for years to come. But that December 2008 episode of the BBC2 show has been examined repeatedly by some of Britain's most senior...
Court Rejects Tesla's Claim That A Bad 'Top Gear' Review Hurt Sales

Ford Launches Ford2Go Manufacturer-Backed Car Sharing Program in Germany

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Ford today announced the official launch of its Ford2Go car-sharing service in Germany, in partnership with the company behind the manufacturer-independent Flinkster car share network. Ford2Go is the first car maker-backed car sharing program, and it will be available nationwide in Germany, bringing dealerships into the mix. Ford clearly views...
Ford Launches Ford2Go Manufacturer-Backed Car Sharing Program in Germany

Obama calls for action on climate change, clean energy in inauguration speech

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Suggesting that the U.S. could make fighting climate change a priority in his second term, President Barack Obama called out “the threat of climate change” and the need for a “transition” to “sustainable energy sources” during his speech at the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Obama said: “… America cannot resist this...
Obama calls for action on climate change, clean energy in inauguration speech
Cleantech VC funding drops by a quarter in Q2

New Mexico developer suing Tesla over lost electric car factory

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Remember back in 2008 when electric car maker Tesla Motors changed its mind and decided to move the production of its Model S electric car from New Mexico to California? Well, so does the developer that was going to build a 150,000 square foot facility in New Mexico that was...
New Mexico developer suing Tesla over lost electric car factory
In largest automotive Klout perk, Chevy loans Volts to consumers in 6 cities
Note to Romney: Tesla is not Solyndra

Electric car maker Tesla announces 90-second automated Model S battery swap coming later this year

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shown off an upcoming advance in the service it provides for its electric cars after demonstrating the first battery pack swap for a Model S. Two cars were serviced in the time that it took for a pre-recorded filling of a 20-plus gallon gas tank, indicating...
Electric car maker Tesla announces 90-second automated Model S battery swap coming later this year
Tesla exec on potential North Carolina sales ban: 'It's an inconvenience'

Gunfire detector recorded sounds of Tesla plane crash in East Palo Alto

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On Wednesday morning, a small private plane ran into power lines in heavy fog over East Palo Alto, in Silicon Valley. The plane burst into flames and broke up, scattering fire onto a day care center, a home, and three cars, according to first responder reports. Killed in the crash...
Gunfire detector recorded sounds of Tesla plane crash in East Palo Alto
Tesla's Supercharger Announcement Could Be Its Most Important One Yet

Google and Kia partnership will bring Google Maps and Places to new cars this year

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Korean car-maker Kia is set to give its UVO eServices telematics a huge shot in the arm, teaming up with Google to offer its next-generation navigation system. The new setup will debut in this year's Sorento CUV, which is scheduled to arrive in Q1. Kia's updated (once Microsoft-assisted) UVO...
Google and Kia partnership will bring Google Maps and Places to new cars this year

Baidu and Ford cooperate on hackathon to produce Baidu Cloud apps for Sync AppLink

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Chinese search giant Baidu has for the first time partnered up with another company on a hackathon. Ford was the lucky partner, as the two hosted an event over the weekend that used Baidu’s developer tools to build apps designed for the car maker’s Sync AppLink system. The 24-hour event featured individuals...
Baidu and Ford cooperate on hackathon to produce Baidu Cloud apps for Sync AppLink

China's Most Popular Social Media Site Is Quite Literally Censoring 'The Truth'

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China's history of censorship is well-documented. They are constantly censoring or blocking websites altogether, they do it insanely fast, they do it to the detriment of their own companies, and if it involves a politician, or a politicians son driving and crashing a Ferrari, for instance, they'll even ban searching...
China's Most Popular Social Media Site Is Quite Literally Censoring 'The Truth'

California Pumps $10 Million Into Tesla for SUV

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Luxury electric car maker Tesla is getting a bit of government help to bring its next vehicle to market. The California Energy Commission on Wednesday approved a $10 million grant that Tesla is to use to expand manufacturing capacity for its forthcoming Model X SUV. Under the terms of the...
California Pumps $10 Million Into Tesla for SUV

Tesla loses money in Q2 but says 5000 Model S sedans to ship this year

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Luxury electric car maker maintains revenue guidance despite questions about ability to turn out high volumes of new Model S sedan. [Read more]...
Tesla loses money in Q2 but says 5000 Model S sedans to ship this year

Tesla Repays U.S. Loan

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Luxury electric-car maker Tesla Motors said it fully repaid a $452 million federal loan and said it would be able to finance development of its next two vehicles without selling new shares....
Tesla Repays U.S. Loan

Opinion: The problems with the DOE green car startup loans

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Over the past year I’ve seen a recurring scenario with the Department of Energy’s green car loans, and it’s not a pretty sight. Here’s the picture: a young, sometimes promising — sometimes not promising — electric car or alternative vehicle startup moves to the late stages of the DOE’s green...
Opinion: The problems with the DOE green car startup loans

BMW adds Samsung S Voice support to iDrive console in 2014 model cars

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BMW has announced that it is adding Samsung S Voice support to the iDrive console on its 2014 model cars, along with a range of other enhancements. The car-maker is also adding support for Apple’s equivalent iPhone service, Siri. With BMW offering its own voice-control functions, things could get confusing,...
BMW adds Samsung S Voice support to iDrive console in 2014 model cars

Tesla, the New York Times and the levelling of the media playing field

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If you’ve been following the back-and-forth recently between pioneering electric-car maker Tesla Motors and the New York Times — which published what the company thought was an unfair review of its vehicle — you know that it has become a war of words in which both sides are claiming the...
Tesla, the New York Times and the levelling of the media playing field

Report: Advanced Equities to close up shop

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Advanced Equities, the Chicago investment group that has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for cleantech startups in recent years, is shutting down its broker-dealer operations, reports Fortune’s Dan Primack. Advanced Equities recently agreed to settle charges from the SEC that it misled investors while raising funds for an alternative...
Report: Advanced Equities to close up shop
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