BYD Sold Over 13,000 Plug-In Electric Cars In May

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In total, some 13,388 plug-in cars were sold (a new high this year for BYD), which is 55% more than a year ago (but the lowest pace of growth so far this year).

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Why Formula E Will Be Racing In Saudi Arabia

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The electric series has announced a 10-year deal with the country’s General Sports Authority and Riyadh will host the season-opening race of the 2018/19 championship in December – the first event with the new Gen2 machinery – subject to the approval of the FIA’s World Motorsport Council.

“The moment when those green lights go on in Riyadh, Formula E becomes of age,” FE CEO and founder Alejandro Agag tells Motorsport.com. “For me that moment will be as big as the first start of the [inaugural] race in Beijing.”

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Expert Says Tesla Model 3 Battery Pack Is Most Advanced Ever Produced

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Tesla and Panasonic’s joint R&D efforts made the new 2170 battery cell possible. This next generation battery is smaller, more efficient, simpler and easier to maintenance — yielding the new, groundbreaking Model 3 battery pack. So let’s dive into the details.

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Big Auto Following Tesla’s Lead Beyond Just The Cars

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Tesla understood this synergy early in the game, and its Tesla Energy division has carved out a lucrative side business selling stationary battery storage to electric utilities, as well as residential and commercial energy customers (actually, “side business” may not be quite the right description, as Elon Musk has predicted that Tesla’s energy business may someday be bigger than its car business).

As a recent article in SingularityHub explains, other auto manufacturers see the possibilities and are also beginning to get into the stationary storage market.

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Tesla Model 3 Now A Top 100 Selling Car In U.S.

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but it is enough to put the Model 3 in the lead among plug-in electric cars by a margin of more than 6,000 units.

More surprisingly though, the Model 3 is now the only plug-in electric car on the Top 100 sales list for the first 5 months of 2018.

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Chargeway’s Nifty Charging Signs Are Color-Coded And Effective

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Chargeway makes it more easily identifiable, especially for newbie EV users, who need only to recognize right charging station by color of their charging standard and a number that corresponds to power output.

J1772 (AC) and CCS Combo (DC) – Green
CHAdeMO -Blue
Tesla – Red

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Charged EVs | Chicago gets charged with 20 Proterra electric buses, Boring Company airport link

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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has been testing two electric buses since 2014 – the e-buses have handled Chicago’s weather well, and have saved the agency some $24,000 in fuel costs and $30,000 in maintenance costs annually.

CTA expects to begin receiving the first Proterra buses by the end of 2018, and will put them into service on the #66 Chicago route, one of its busiest. CTA will monitor the performance of the new buses and use the information to guide future modernization of its fleet, which includes more than 1,800 buses.

The contract with Proterra also includes the installation of five DC fast charging stations at Navy Pier, Chicago/Austin and CTA’s Chicago Avenue garage

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