An RV based on the Tesla Semi misses the point of Tesla

The news site Motor1 rendered this concept vehicle – a recreational vehicle (RV) based on the Tesla Semi. This looks interesting, sure, and could be done obviously. It would require extending the frame perhaps, which surely seems possible to do. The thing is this doesn’t strike me as fitting the…

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Amid hydrogen outage in SF Bay Area, a hydrogen station in Oslo explodes

Following an explosion at the Air Products hydrogen processing facility in Santa Clara, hydrogen refueling stations across the SF Bay Area continue to be shut down. The explosion badly damaged, or destroyed, hydrogen production equipment and transportation trucks which served to carry hydrogen to refueling stations. Hydrogen refueling stations in…

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Electrify America aims to simplify electric car charging

Electrify America recently announced plans for upgrading the electric car charging user experience. In the immediate term the company will launch a mobile app to help customers find charging stations, reiterated its commitment to keep charging stations open to all through allowing payment using a credit card, while announcing membership…

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No, Tesla is not phasing out the J1772 adapter

Recently on Facebook a claim has gone around that Tesla is phasing out the J1772 adapter. This adapter is required for a Tesla car to charge at a regular charging station, since Tesla cars have a Tesla-specific charging port. There is a lot of history behind why Tesla has a…

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