Tesla Solar Roof: 'Deal or Dud'?

Guest post by David Middleton Here’s How Much One of Tesla’s Amazing Solar Roofs Actually Costs Tesla’s price promises savings, but they won’t come immediately. By Jack Crosbie on August 5, 2017 Filed Under Batteries, Electric Cars, Elon Musk, Money, Power & Solar Energy The Tesla Solar Roof is here, and if company CEO Elon Musk has…

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Tesla battery, subsidy and sustainability fantasies

More subsidies from exhausted California taxpayers cannot compensate for hard realities Paul Driessen The first justification was that internal combustion engines polluted too much. But emissions steadily declined, and today’s cars emit about 3% of what their predecessors did. Then it was oil imports: electric vehicles (EVs) would reduce foreign dependency and balance of trade…

An interesting advance in battery applications

From Stanford University encouraging news, a rechargeable Zinc-air battery would put electric cars into the realm of reasonable practicality, where with lead-acid batteries they are currently not. Stanford scientists develop high-efficiency zinc-air battery Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with costly platinum…