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Lending at a loss only makes sense if there are other buyers willing to risk bigger hits
“Tesla had engaged in widespread, systemic negligence.”
Exit follows a series of high-level departures and financial pressures as car deliveries halve
Henry Mance plugged in, turned on and hit Interstate 80 to find out
Subsidies requiring parts to be produced locally have taken toll on fledgling groups
July fall follows cuts to subsidies that had driven rapid growth
Slow battery gains mean green commercial jets will not take off for decades, if ever
Three things which caught our eye.
Scientists tout potential ‘clean’ replacement for fossil fuels as companies develop new projects
Job losses at Nissan are only one sign of the industry’s convulsions
After two disappointing quarters, self-driving cars may ride to the rescue
Power-assisted travel is booming — but police are cracking down
Musk doubles down on “appreciating asset” line.
Partnership with Jiangling Motors will offer access to world’s largest EV market
Because, why not?
Theresa May backs Britain’s biggest carmaker in drive to meet environmental pledge
Government aims to promote uptake of electric vehicles alongside net-zero target
Agreement between carmakers deepens transatlantic co-operation
LA-based start-up plans to hire 1,000 people over next two years
E-bikes fit the Silicon Valley ethos of ‘learning by doing’ far better than self-driving cars
LG Chem among companies looking to diversify sourcing to ride out Japan rift
A technical revolution is driving differing approaches to protecting innovation
Lithium-ion costs are following the path of solar and falling, only faster
China’s ‘no waste’ energy drive and fast-growing electric vehicle sector; energy-harvesting tech in remote areas; oil groups face conflicting shareholder demands; the quest for ‘cleaner barrels’; the mismatch between green intentions and consumer reality
Companies suspend or scale back Paris operations after mayor vows crackdown