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How battery swapping could reduce EV charge time to just 10 minutes

The fastest electric vehicle charging stations currently get an empty battery to 80 percent full in about 30 minutes. But a new company is working on swapping out empty battery packs for fully charged ones. That would get an electric vehicle to 100 p... ...

Tesla and Toyota dominate as ‘Green Choices’ on Consumer Reports’ top car list

Consumer Reports' annual Top 10 car and truck picks came out Thursday and many electric and hybrid cars made the coveted list with a special new label. The Toyota Prius, Toyota Corolla Hybrid, Toyota Camry (and hybrid version), and Tesla Model 3 were... ...

Swarm’s low-cost satellite data network is now available to commercial clients

One of the original startups that set out to create a low-Earth orbit satellite constellation to provide a data network here on Earth is now open for business: Swarm, which now operates 81 of its sandwich-sized satellites on orbit, announced today that its network service is live and available to commercial customers. Founded in 2017 ...

Tesla’s Bitcoin investment could be bad for the company’s climate reputation and its bottom line

Tesla’s $1.5 billion investment in Bitcoin may be good for Elon Musk, but it’s definitely risky for the company that made him the world’s richest man, according to investors, analysts and money managers at some of the country’s largest banks. As a standard bearer for the consumer electric vehicle industry and the broader climate tech ...

General Motors wants to look more like Tesla with only EVs by 2035

General Motors is saying goodbye to gasoline and diesel cars and embracing even more electric and other zero-emission options. On Thursday morning, the American carmaker announced its plan to go carbon neutral by 2040. A major way they'll get there? ... ...

Public EV charging is a problem. Biden’s presidency could change that.

California is the most electrified state when it comes to cars: It accounts for up to half of all U.S. electric vehicles sales. But even with Teslas, Nissan Leafs, and Chevy Bolts all over the place, it's not always easy to find a public charging sta... ...

Weber acquires smart cooking startup June

Outdoor cooking industry leader and famed Kettle grill-maker Weber has acquired June, the smart cooking startup founded in 2013 by Matt Van Horn and Nikhil Bhogal. While financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, Weber has confirmed that June will continue to operate as its own branded wholly owned by Weber-Stephen Products, and will continue ...

National Grid sees machine learning as the brains behind the utility business of the future

If the portfolio of a corporate venture capital firm can be taken as a signal for the strategic priorities of their parent companies, then National Grid has high hopes for automation as the future of the utility industry. The heavy emphasis on automation and machine learning from one of the nation’s largest privately held utilities ...

Yayzy app automatically calculates the environmental impact of your spending

Ahead of the turning of the New Year, many people are wishing they could do something about the environment. Now, a UK startup hopes to make our environmental impact more personal. Yayzy has now launched an iOS app (but Android is coming) which literally links to your bank account to work out the environmental impact ...