The Tesla Model S involved in the fatal crash on May 7, 2016, Florida, US.
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Two Tesla cars running on autopilot have crashed this year, and one driver was killed. It raises the question of whether the company's autonomous driving system is safe for our roads.
Apple’s share price has taken a beating in recent times.
Apple has ramped up its spending on R&D, but that's no guarantee it is building the 'next big thing'.
Elon Musk hasn't made a cheap electric car, but one that's attractive enough to create a mass market.
Shockwaves. Momentum is with electric cars.
The vacuum cleaner maker faces the same challenges as Elon Musk against the big auto players – so maybe it's time to try a different road.
The launch of a Tesla Model 3 sedan, aimed at the mass market.
Tesla's new Model 3 may be the kick the electric car industry needs to expand, with pre-orders exceeding expectations.
Lithium is used in Tesla Energy batteries for businesses and utility companies.
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If Australia investments in technology to recycle and lease lithium, it could capitalise on its increasing use in batteries.
There’s a good reason to connected to the electricity distribution network.
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If you're worried about rising electricity prices, then going off-grid sounds attractive. But why not create an intelligent network of solar-powerd batteries that can reduce prices for all?
Before jumping into the home battery market, make sure you do your research.
The 'early adopters' of home battery storage will pay significantly more than those who come later, but it won't be long until prices drop enough for many more to get on board.
Tesla owners with clever license plates: W/O GAS, TSLA 101, SUN ENRG, and SIN CO2.
As electric vehicle fans, Tesla's customers are a key cog in the company's marketing machine. How much pull will they have as Tesla makes the Model 3 for a broader – and tougher – crowd?
Tesla has already gone beyond demonstrating its self-driving car to having such a vehicle travel across the United States.
Unlike a driver, the way a self-driving car responds to emergencies is programmed –decided in advance. We need to sort out the legal questions of responsibility this raises, and soon.
The Supreme Court will decide a case that will have a big effect on distributed energy technology, including batteries.
The Supreme Court hears a case that will decide whether homes and businesses can earn money from distributed energy technologies, including demand response and home battery systems.
A geomobile revolution is coming.
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There's a global race on to harness mapping technology, delivering companies the data they need to gain a competitive advantage.
Each lump is an effective – if dirty – primary battery.
Fancy new battery technology is great – but still far off the scale required to put a serious dent in carbon usage.
The enormous amount of press that Tesla received last month over the announcement of its battery storage system – the Powerwall – cannot be put down to just clever marketing. There are so many reasons…
Low-running batteries are the cause of significant anxiety in modern life.
There are a few simple things you can to do maximise the lifetime of your batteries so they don't need to be replaced as often.
Batteries can cut carbon emissions, but mining the metals and other resources needed to make them can be a dirty business.
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The advent of battery storage heralds an even deeper embrace of electric cars and renewable energy. But amid the green tech revolution, we should be wary of creating new pollution problems.
Tesla’s lithium-ion powerwall isn’t the only technology available for household batteries.
Lithium-ion is currently the leading battery technology for home installation, but others are just over the horizon that might be even better.
You WILL build the world’s fastest electric car for me.
Ashlee Vance's new book is a fascinating portrayal of the personal sacrifices and mental detachment of one of the world's most successful engineers.
Batteries to store excess solar power will be a game-changer. But energy-efficient appliances will mean you can use a smaller battery.
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The unveiling of Tesla's Powerwall home battery has been hailed as a huge moment in renewable energy. But don't forget the other innovations that can help you use that stored power more efficiently.
Amid the fanfare over the launch of the Powerwall, has Tesla’s Elon Musk struck a decisive blow for renewable energy?
Tesla's new home battery could help halve the costs of electricity for typical American households - all using existing technology. The fossil fuel industry is right to be worried.