Hyundai is building a battery 50% larger than Tesla’s megabattery in South Australia

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Tesla’s South Australia battery system won’t hold the title of world’s largest for long. Hyundai is building a 150 megawatt battery storage system – 50 percent larger than Tesla’s – in South Korea. And they say it should go live in just around three months.

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Teslas electric truck will have a 200-300 mile range

More details have been obtained about the Tesla Semi truck which is set to be unveiled next month. According to an exclusive report by Reuters, the big rig has a working range of 200 to 300 miles. To accommodate the reduction of mileage, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is considering developing an electric tractor trailer to accompany the vehicle.
Scott Perry of Ryder, a fleet operator in Florida, told Reuters that Tesla is building “an electric big-rig known as a ‘day cab’ with no sleeper berth, capable… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tesla’s new Solar Roof is actually cheaper than a normal roof

Good news for those who have been eyeing Tesla’s new Solar Roof since it was announced less than six months ago. Recently, the company revealed the cost of the eco-friendly solar tiles, and they have a price tag of just $21.85 per square foot. That’s nearly 20 percent less than a normal roof — even without factoring in the energy savings.

The sought-after Tesla Solar Roof tiles are made of glass layered over a photovoltaic substrate as a replacement for traditional roofing materials…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Teslas Model 3 electric car to finally go on sale this Friday

Tesla’s highly-anticipated Model 3 car will officially go on the market this Friday, according to an early-morning tweet by CEO Elon Musk. Estimated to sell for approximately $27,500 with a federal electric car tax credit, the five-seater will be the most obtainable for families yet. On a single charge, the Model 3 can travel 133 miles (215 kilometers) and is capable of accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than sixty seconds. Though customers who paid a $1,000 deposit for a Model… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Forward Labs’ new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla’s – and it can be installed in half the time

Tesla gets all the attention when it comes to solar roofs, but meanwhile, start-up Forward Labs has been hammering away at their own solar roof technology that not only blends right in with traditional roofs, but it is 33% cheaper that Tesla’s offering – and it can be installed in half of the time.

Forward Labs’ roof is different from Tesla’s in that, instead of using individual solar shingles, it uses a standing-seam metal roof that is made up of one large, layered piece. It has a tempered… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tesla’s groundbreaking solar roof just hit the market

Get your credit card ready, because Elon Musk just announced that Tesla’s Solar Roof tiles are available to order starting today. The innovative roof tiles look like traditional slate, Tuscan or shingle roofing, but they collect sun to power your home with clean, renewable solar. Musk said that the smooth black and textured will be available “this afternoon.”

Musk made the announcement today, as he so often does, on Twitter, adding that Tuscan and French Slate will be available in 6 months,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Elon Musk says Tesla’s solar roof will be cheaper than ordinary roofs

Related: Tesla shareholders “overwhelmingly” approve SolarCity merger

Via Gizmodo and Bloomberg

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Tesla’s Gigafactory to host grand opening on July 29

Ain’t no party like a Tesla party! The California-based luxury car company (turned battery company) is gearing up for the grand opening of its enormous Gigafactory, located outside Reno, Nevada. Tesla announced late last week that the battery factory will open in just two months, with a celebration scheduled for July 29. Oddly, this grand opening will be a lot different than most others, in that the factory is nowhere near fully operational and construction will continue long after party goers… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building