User: irge304 Topic: Green Technology
Category: Cars
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D.C. has given Elon Musk a permit to do a little digging for the Hyperloop 19.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It’s not much now, just a parking lot with a discarded gin bottle and an old exterminator receipt.

But the slice of pavement near the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives building in the District of Columbia could be the gritty precursor to a tunnel network that could propel pods...

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Some early owners of Tesla's Model 3 are reporting quality problems. Do buyers care? 18.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Mark Schey of Morristown, N.J., stepped into his garage a few mornings ago eager to hop inside his shiny new car — the much desired and currently rare Tesla Model 3 electric sedan. The one with the 15-inch touchscreen on the bare-bones dash.

He flashed his electronic key card to unlatch the door,...

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Toyota Prius software fix may reduce fuel efficiency, experts say 18.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When Robert Enger took his Toyota Prius into a dealership for a safety recall, he didn’t expect that his fuel economy would drop.

Just six months after buying the new 2013 Prius, Enger learned that the company was recalling it to fix the car’s hybrid electrical system, which was overheating and...

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Electric cars and technology are upending transportation as we know it. But is Colorado prepared? 18.2.2018 Denver Post: Business
The electric revolution is here. But it's not clear that Colorado policymakers are truly ready for the changes ahead.
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Air Force Academy officer apologizes for sergeant’s racially biased email 18.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
A commander at the U.S. Air Force Academy has apologized after a lower-ranking officer sent an email that struck some people as derogatory about African-Americans.
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No charge 17.2.2018 BBC: Business
A third of UK car-owners do not have a driveway - so charging an electric car can be difficult.
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Bird scooter firm settles legal fight with Santa Monica 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The startup that placed electric scooters around Santa Monica for riders to share has reached a settlement with the city over allegations that it failed to secure businesses licenses and vendor permits.

The scooters, known as Birds, began to mysteriously show up around Santa Monica in September.

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How businesses use climate change as a soft sell 16.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plus, a young climate change fighter tells the story of her efforts in a northern Minnesota town.
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Electronics-recycling innovator faces prison for trying to extend computers' lives 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Eric Lundgren is obsessed with recycling electronics.

He built an electric car out of recycled parts that far outdistanced a Tesla in a test. He launched what he thinks is the first “electronic hybrid recycling” facility in the United States, which turns discarded cellphones and other electronics...

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Apple's Siri isn't very smart in the HomePod 15.2.2018 Washington Post
Apple's Siri isn't very smart in the HomePod
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Body found inside burning car in Garden Grove parking lot 13.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Police are investigating the death of a person found inside a burning car behind a bank in Garden Grove on Tuesday morning, officials said.

Authorities were alerted to a fire in the middle of a strip mall parking lot in the city’s Little Seoul district about 3:30 a.m. and arrived to find a Toyota...

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The fall of Faraday Future's key backer threatens a California town's dream 13.2.2018 LA Times: Business

The black SUV that pulled up to an abandoned tire factory in Hanford, Calif., three years ago was supposed to transport the farm town south of Fresno into the future.

A group led by former Tesla Inc. executives brought a bundle of gutsy ideas from their new employer, Chinese tycoon Jia Yueting,...

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The Daily 202: Freewheeling immigration debate in Senate will test power of conservative outside groups 12.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Heritage Action remains committed to ‘call true north’ — even when that means breaking with Trump. But the group also wants a seat at the table.
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There's a Global Race to Control Batteries---and China Is Winning 12.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Companies from China now dominate the lithium-ion battery production process, which starts in Congo and ends up in a phone or electric car. Says one executive: ‘We’re realizing that the Congo is to [electric vehicles] what Saudi Arabia is to the internal combustion engine.’
Be green without giving up luxuries 11.2.2018 Washington Post
Manufacturers have stepped up, and eco-friendly products no longer mean you have to do without.
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Space X sent a cute red Tesla into space. Here’s what’ll probably happen to it 10.2.2018 Washington Post
Assuming it avoids being destroyed by micrometeoroids, radiation will make it fall to bits.
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Elon Musk: The man who sent his sports car into space 10.2.2018 BBC News - US & Canada
Elon Musk just launched the world's most powerful rocket. It's only a fraction of what he's up to.
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5 things you should know about Apple's HomePod before buying one 10.2.2018 Washington Post
5 things you should know about Apple's HomePod before buying one
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2018 Smart ForTwo Electric: The world's cutest convertible 9.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In past reviews, I’ve written about the sublime pleasure of driving around Los Angeles in a convertible on a warm, balmy night.

Now I’ve found a way to make it even more sublime: Add silence.

The Smart ForTwo — which you’ll see in great numbers in any major European capital, but in small numbers...

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Dominion bill advances in Va. House, Senate as consumer advocates renew warnings 9.2.2018 Washington Post
Dominion bill advances in Va. House, Senate as consumer advocates renew warnings
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