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Jul 5, 2020

Tesla’s $20,000 Compact Car — Coming Soon After Tesla Battery Day Reveals New Batteries

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Tesla is working on a compact car that will be manufactured in China and distributed worldwide. The battery technologies required for a compact car will be unveiled at Tesla Battery Day that will enable Tesla to make a small car for less than $25,000, possibly close to $20,000 or less. The battery cost is the main factor to drive down the cost of an electric vehicle. The compact car is coming soon after Tesla Battery Day technologies are revealed. The new batteries will allow Tesla to shrink the battery pack’s size while offering enough range for everyday driving. Elon Musk’s speech at the launch event in China suggests the car will be quite unique, just like the Cybertruck.

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Jul 5, 2020

Luke Aikins No Parachute 25,000 Feet Airplane Jump Complete Video

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Stride Gum Presents Heaven Sent
Luke Aikins, the first person to accomplish a planned jump out of an airplane without a parachute or wing suit from a very high altitude (25,000 feet) (7,620 meters). Aikins eventually lands in a net.

“Jumpers are away. Now he’s practicing the flip. That’s how he’ll have to land. He’ll have to land on his back. At 18,000 feet the oxygen mask will come off. There goes the oxygen mask. Now at 12,000 feet he’ll hear a beep in his helmet that will tell him he’s halfway home.”

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Jul 4, 2020

No Propeller? No Problem. This Blimp Flies on Buoyancy Alone

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

On a cold March night last year in Portsmouth, England, an entirely new type of aircraft flew for the first time, along a dimly lit 120-meter corridor in a cavernous building once used to build minesweepers for the Royal Navy.

This is the Phoenix, an uncrewed blimp that has no engines but propels itself forward by varying its buoyancy and its orientation. The prototype measures 15 meters in length, 10.5 meters in wingspan, and when fully loaded weighs 150 kilograms (330 pounds). It flew over the full length of the building, each flight requiring it to undulate up and down about five times.

Flying in this strange way has advantages. For one, it demands very little energy, allowing the craft to be used for long-duration missions. Also, it dispenses with whirring rotors and compressor blades and violent exhaust streams—all potentially dangerous to people or objects on the ground and even in the air. Finally, it’s cool: an airship that moves like a sea creature.

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Jul 4, 2020

Elon Musk accepts Oklahoma Gov. invite, visits site of proposed Tesla factory in Tulsa

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, government, policy, sustainability, transportation

On Friday afternoon, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Director of Policy and Government Affairs Craig Hulse landed in Tulsa, OK, for a meeting with local officials. Musk’s trip comes amidst Tesla’s highly anticipated announcement about the site of the Cybertruck Gigafactory, the electric car maker’s upcoming manufacturing plant for its unique all-electric pickup.

Musk and Hulse were welcomed by Gov. Kevin Stitt and Secretary of Commerce Sean Kouplen, as well as the property owner of a plot of land that the city is offering to the electric car maker. Images shared by the Gov. Stitt show Musk and local officials conversing in the middle of a massive plot of land. The meetup seemed to be private and simple, though the governor highlighted that he still believes that Tulsa is the perfect place for Tesla’s next vehicle production plant.

Jul 3, 2020

Harley-Davidson LiveWire rider completes Mexico to Canada electric border run

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Sure, the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle may be designed for urban riders, but that doesn’t mean it can’t handle long distance trips. At least that’s what Diego Cardenas just proved after completing a ride from the US-Mexico border to the US-Canada border to celebrate his 50th birthday!

Jul 3, 2020

Check Out the U.S. Army’s New High-Tech Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

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They just ordered 248 more of them.

Jul 2, 2020

Rimac C_Three Rendering Is a Four-Seat 1,900 HP Electric Hypercar

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Rimac Automobili went very quickly from a company that built subassemblies for others to one that produces some of the quickest, most desirable electric hypercars on the market. The man behind it all is Mate Rimac, a 32-year-old Croatian with a passion for electricity and innovation and, we presume, never-take-no-for-an-answer kind of attitude.

16 photos.

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Jul 2, 2020

The dry ice-cooled electric motorcycle heading for the land speed world record

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Originally intended to make the record attempt this month, plans for the (hopefully) record-breaking run have now been delayed until next year. There seems to be a lot of electric vehicle world record attempts being delayed lately.

But that’s no matter to the Voxan team, including six-time motorcycle racing world champion Max Biaggi, who plans to ride into the record books on the Salar de Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia in July 2021.

The delay may have prevented the team from making their record run this month, but it hasn’t stopped them from unveiling the impressive bike today.

Jul 2, 2020

China completes new mega-airport

Posted by in category: transportation

Construction is complete on Beijing’s new mega-airport. This is what it looks like.

Jul 1, 2020

Epic Cycling | Truly Unique Bicycle that Walks

Posted by in categories: media & arts, robotics/AI, transportation

In today’s video I want to show you symbiosis of bicycle and walking robotic creature Strandbeest!

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