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Why self-driving cars may not be in your future

[ This is a summary of 3 articles below.   Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation”, 2015, Springer and “Crunch! Whole Grain Artisan Chips and Crackers”] Pavlus, John. July 18, 2016. What … Continue reading

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Diesel is finite. Trucks are the bedrock of civilization. So where are the battery electric trucks?

[ Related articles Just 16,000 catenary trucks would use 1% of California’s electricity generation, all vehicles 2.5 times more power than available Off Road vehicles and equipment need diesel fueled engines for power, mobility, and efficiency Hybrid electric trucks are … Continue reading

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Would Tesla, SolarCity or SpaceX exist without $4.9 billion in government subsidies?

[ Tesla has made no new battery breakthroughs. Batteries aren’t much better today than they were 200 years ago.  All Tesla did was build a better battery management system (BMS) by stringing teeny-tiny batteries together — thousands of them.  But … Continue reading

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Tesla’s powerwall

Hoium, T. November 1, 2016. Powerwall 2 Takes a Step Forward in Making Tesla’s Energy Storage Vision a Reality. Powerwall 2 is an improvement on the previous-generation product but does little to justify its cost to customers.  The Motley Fool. … Continue reading

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