FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two handsome young men “as close as brothers” were supposed to be attending college in the fall. Instead, their families and classmates are mourning them after a fiery crash of an electric car on a curvy road on Fort Lauderdale beach.Driver Barrett Riley, of Fort Lauderdale, and front-seat passenger Edgar Monserratt Martinez, of Aventura, both 18 and students at Pine Crest School, were trapped in the burning wreck and died in Tuesday’s crash, police and fire officials said. Another passenger, also 18, was taken to a hospital.The trio were traveling in a Tesla Model S sedan along Seabreeze Boulevard before it crashed into a concrete wall, police said.Fort Lauderdale Police said the Tesla’s speed was believed to have been a factor in the crash, but they could not say where the fire began or its cause.The Tesla does not use a gasoline-powered engine and is powered by a battery. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was … [Read more...] about Federal agency will investigate Tesla crash that killed two young students
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader BloombergGadfly Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events (Bloomberg/Bloomberg) by Anjani Trivedi | Bloomberg by Anjani Trivedi | Bloomberg April 8 at 8:42 PM Hitching a ride on Tesla Inc. these days seems precarious at best, especially for its sole battery supplier Panasonic Corp. Shares of the Japanese company plunged as much as 9 percent after a spate of Tesla bad-news stories over the past few weeks. First, the U.S. electric-car maker reported yet another fatal crash, then a shortfall in production … [Read more...] about Handle Panasonic With Care After Tesla Electric Shock: Gadfly
Tesla is expanding its charging infrastructure into a new area: office parking lots. A new “workplace charging” program unveiled today offers businesses free Tesla wall connectors and will also cover installation, provided they meet certain qualifications set forth by the California carmaker. Tesla won’t cover the cost of operating the charging stations, and the company says there could be other permitting, construction, zoning, or labor costs. The workplace charging stations will be compatible with all Tesla cars, but not with other EVs, and they won’t show up on publicly available Tesla charging maps. The wall chargers are 240 volts, or “Level 2,” which is capable of topping off a battery pack in a handful of hours, though the company says the charge rate will vary by location depending on the infrastructure available. While the Supercharger network is the best-known facet of Tesla’s charging infrastructure, the company has steadily … [Read more...] about Tesla will supply free charging stations to office parking lots
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has taken the wraps off a new battery energy storage project that will store up to 2 megawatts of electricity -- enough to power 1,000 homes for four hours.The new vanadium redox flow (VRF) battery substation was installed by Osaka, Japan-based Sumitomo Electric and will store renewable energy harnessed from solar panels and release it when resources are in high demand during peak business hours."We are delighted to see our first flow battery system operating in the U.S. through the multiple-use operation of the battery system in SDG&E's distribution network; we would like to prove its economic value and potential use on the electric grids," Junji Itoh, managing director of Sumitomo Electric, said in a statement.The SDG&E project is part of a trend involving utilities that deploy battery storage substations to supplement grid power supply during peak hours rather than drawing more electricity from generating sources such as coal-fired … [Read more...] about San Diego installs massive flow battery that can power 1,000 homes
On the evening of November 16th, the world will get its first look at Tesla’s next big project: an all-electric semi truck with a rumored range of up to 300 miles. The big question is, does the world actually need this? Elon Musk certainly thinks so. Earlier this week, he tweeted that the truck would “blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.” Which seems like a totally fine and not at all hyperbolic way to manage expectations. But the freight industry seems ambivalent at best. Trucking leaders say they welcome Tesla’s entry into the market, while acknowledging that their industry as a whole is clearly trending toward some form of electrification. But they also point out that truck manufacturers and operators have already embraced alternative fuel technologies, from natural gas to propane to hydrogen fuel cells. And battery-powered electric vehicles will face steep challenges, from weight restrictions to the availability of … [Read more...] about Does the world need a Tesla truck?