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Could Elon Musk’s Vision of Driving a Tesla on Mars become a Reality?

Could Elon Musk’s Vision of Driving a Tesla on Mars become a Reality?

Tesla
As you may already know, Elon Musk is the CEO of two large companies: SpaceX and Tesla. SpaceX is looking to get humans off the planet and onto Mars. Although they currently offer a satellite launch service and are soon to become an ISP with their Starlink project, SpaceX has the final goal of making humans a multi planetary species. SpaceX Falcon Heavy Meanwhile, Tesla has the aim of accelerating the global adoption of sustainable energy and transportation, specifically in the form of solar panels and electric cars. Essentially, Tesla is aiming to save the planet. Tesla Next Generation 2020 Roadster Meanwhile, SpaceX is looking to get humans off the planet. Although they currently offer a satellite launch service and are soon to become an ISP with their Starlink project,…
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5 Ways to Immediately Increase Your Electric Car Winter Range

5 Ways to Immediately Increase Your Electric Car Winter Range

Electric Cars, Tesla
If you own an electric car and live in a cold winter climate, you will be aware of how the cold weather impacts your range. Some users report that the range of a Tesla Model 3 can decrease by almost 50% when temperatures plummeted down to -8 Celsius. This does not just take place in permanently cold climates with an even more frigid winter like northern Sweden or northern Canada. It takes place to some extent in the majority of western civilisations, including the USA and the UK. Snowy Road in the United States Many say that Tesla’s in specific were just designed and tested in California climates, where the weather is mild all year round, but it seems as though all electric cars seem to have this problem to…
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Here Are the Top 10 Safest Electric Cars (Surprising)

Here Are the Top 10 Safest Electric Cars (Surprising)

Electric Cars
For most people, safety is one of their highest priorities when buying an electric car. You may have heard about electric car fires or autonomous crashes. Let's explore whether electric cars are safer than gasoline cars, and which electric cars are the best picks for safety. In general, due to certain design elements of electric cars like having the battery mounted on the floor, they are considerably safer than most internal combustion engine vehicles. Due to Tesla's specific focus on safety as their number one priority, they come out on top of the NHTSA ratings. Here are the top 10 safest electric vehicles according to EuroNCAP or NHTSA: Tesla Model 3 (2019) (87.5% combined)Tesla Model X (2019) (86.25% combined)Tesla Model S (2019) (no Euro NCAP score, 5 star in all…
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The UK gets its first dedicated climate budget: What does it mean for the environment?

The UK gets its first dedicated climate budget: What does it mean for the environment?

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UK Budget 2020 Chancellor Rishi Sunak's first UK budget has been laid out. It features a dedicated pot of money reserved for the environment, including investment in certain research options like Nuclear Fusion. Here's how the 2020/2021 budget will impact the environment. First, I'll break down the budget summary statement, before discussing whether the plan devised by the government is truly beneficial for the environment. How does the budget aim to help the environment? Under the 'growing a greener economy section', the budget outlines that the UK has already cut carbon emissions more than any other G7 country. These include Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, the UK, and the US. The UK was also the first country within this group to legislate for a target of net zero greenhouse gas…
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The Environment: A Silver Lining to The Coronavirus Pandemic?

The Environment: A Silver Lining to The Coronavirus Pandemic?

Sustainable Energy
The novel Coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the global population, doubling every few days. First, it hit China, then it hit Europe, and now the USA is becoming its epicentre. In an effort to curb the spread of the virus, many countries have imposed lockdowns, banning all but essential work and travel. Businesses have been encouraged to make their employees work from home where possible, whilst some countries have banned travel altogether. However, this seemingly disastrous situation could have a silver lining. It may be a small one, but the environment seems to be benefiting here. Let's explore how Coronavirus has impacted the environment. Where has Coronavirus hit hardest? As previously stated, China was the first country to be infected with the coronavirus. Over 80,000 people picked up the virus…
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Fremont Factory Closes and Panasonic Pulls Workers out of Nevada – Tesla Weekly

Fremont Factory Closes and Panasonic Pulls Workers out of Nevada – Tesla Weekly

Electric Cars, Tesla
Tesla Fremont Factory Closes Recently, California based automaker, Tesla, announced that it would suspend production at its Fremont factory beginning March 23rd. Tesla said the following in a statement: "We have followed and are continuing to follow all legal directions and safety guidelines with respect to the operations of our facilities, and have honored the Federal Government's direction to continue operating. Despite taking all known health precautions, continued operations in certain locations has caused challenges for our employees, their families and our suppliers." Over the past few weeks, Musk has been quite dismissive of the virus, stating that the 'Coronavirus panic is dumb' and that workers can 'go home if they want to'. In addition to the closure of the Fremont Factory, Tesla has also closed the Gigafactory in New…
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How will Coronavirus Impact Tesla and New Cybertruck Gigafactory? – Tesla Weekly

How will Coronavirus Impact Tesla and New Cybertruck Gigafactory? – Tesla Weekly

Electric Cars, Tesla
How will Coronavirus Impact Tesla? Currently, Coronavirus is sweeping across the globe, presenting itself in all continents but one, Antarctica. Unlike many other multinational corporations, Tesla is yet to face very significant Coronavirus disruption. Towards the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak, when it was most present in China, the Gigafactory in Shanghai was ordered to close by the Chinese government. At this point, that factory is not up to its full production rate, so closing it wasn't as much of an issue as it would have otherwise been. However, the virus did cause disruption to Tesla's supply chain, causing them to install the old computers in the car, rather than the new ones which were on the spec sheets. Predictably, this caused annoyance from Chinese owners and the Chinese government.…
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New ‘Reverse Summon’ Feature Coming to Autopilot and Track Mode V2 Released – Tesla Weekly

Electric Cars, Tesla
Tesla Summon/Autopilot In the past, Elon Musk has conceptualised a future autopilot having low, medium, and high speed modes. The ability to adjust to any situation is vital for a self driving system to be able to navigate itself from your house, to another destination, i.e. your work. Tesla aims to achieve this by, at least on the consumer level, splitting Autopilot up into categories. For example, the most recently released summon feature handles low speed driving around car parks and other areas that demand a speed of less than 10 mph. Summon is able to work without relying on white lines on the road to guide it. It detects obstacles and cleverly drives around them to the location that the driver specifies. At the moment, autopilot handles the medium…
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Boring Company Announces New Machine and California Megapack Coming Soon – Tesla Weekly

Boring Company Announces New Machine and California Megapack Coming Soon – Tesla Weekly

Electric Cars, Sustainable Energy, Tesla
Boring's new Boring Machine One of the reasons that The Boring Company came to fruition was because Musk believed that Tunnel Boring could be innovated. Typically, tunnel boring is an extremely slow task, moving at just under 1m per hour. This renders current systems useless at digging long tunnels in a short space of time. But, why is this? This main problem that tunnel boring companies face is not the machine itself, but the whole production line behind it. The only thing that the machine actually does is excavate and remove the excavation material outwards with a conveyor system. Consequently, power, lighting, reinforcements and other tunnel necessities must be installed following the excavation. This process moves much slower, meaning it is the tunnelling bottleneck, not the machine itself. Musk claims…
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Model 3 Drives 350 Miles and Cybertruck Towing Mode – Tesla Weekly

Electric Cars, Tesla
Elon Musk completes first Boring Company Tunnel in Las Vegas I previously reported that Musk's boring machine was halfway through its task to dig two tunnels under the Las Vegas Convention Centre. That would mean it was halfway through digging one. Since then, The Boring Company has been making some progress. Musk's side project has now managed to dig through one of the tunnels in its entirety. A video was released online of the machine smashing through an #onlyvegas banner and coming out into a deep pit. The 40ft deep tunnel should be capable of transporting passengers between the South Hall and the New Exhibit Hall at up to 150mph. Consequently, Musk claims that it should transport up to 4,400 people per hour, without causing any noise or vibration on…
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