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Dark Side of Blockchain Tech [Infographic]

Cryptocurrency can raise a cause for concern from an environmental standpoint because the redundancies built into the system mean that a lot of that energy is wasted. Going forward, it is something that will need to be seriously addressed. Learn more!
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Electric Vehicle Start-Up Faraday Future Receives $2B in Funding

Towards the end of last year, Faraday Future was said to have secured some fresh source of funding. The electric car start-up has now confirmed receipt of $2 billion to aid in the construction of its first EV by the end of the year.
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Hyundai Will Use “Second Life” EV Batteries to Store Energy

Hyundai is partnering with Wärtsilä, a Finnish energy storage firm, to make use of the so-called second life electric car batteries for stationary energy storage.
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Chinese Start-Up NIO Partners With Big Tech Companies to Produce a Smart Electric Car

NIO is constructing a production factory in Shanghai and has a ready team of more than 5,000 engineers at its research center. The company aims to have its first car, the ES8 Sports Utility Vehicle, mass produced and ready for sale by the end of 2018.
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Talga to Make Conductive Concrete That Will Charge EVs as They Drive

An Australian graphite business plans to make concrete that will conduct electricity and charge electric vehicles as they drive, among other intriguing tasks.
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This Artificial Vision Can Calibrate an Entire Solar Field in a Single Night

Researchers have come up with a vision that enables solar field calibration to be completed in a matter of hours, reducing the time and workforce needed in the current calibration system for CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) plant.
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Jaguar Unleashes the Most Conventional EV There is – I-Pace SUV

Jaguar has overtaken its European competition and unleashed a brand that fully utilizes two of the rapidly growing segments in the auto industry; electric vehicles and SUVs.
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NHTSA Orders Autopilot Buddy Makers to Stop Selling It to American Drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a cease-and-desist order to the manufacturers of the equipment, saying that it endangers the lives of the drivers and other road users.
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Lightsource BP Finishes Its First Solar Project in India

Lightsource BP has successfully finished its first utility-scale solar project in Maharashtra, India. The UK Solar Projects and Smart Energy Solutions Company was awarded the contract through a highly competitive (450MW) tender process that ended in September 2016.
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Hyundai Reveals Details about the Upcoming 2019 Kona EV

The full-electric vehicle will be released later this year as a 2019 model and boasts of a 250-mile range. This places the 2019 Hyundai EV on the same level as the Chevrolet bolt and the Tesla models.

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