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

July 3, 2017 by  
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Tesla’s highly-anticipated Model 3 electric car will officially hit the market this Friday, according to an early-morning tweet by CEO Elon Musk . Estimated to sell for approximately $27,500 with a federal tax credit, the five-seater will be able to travel 215 miles on a single charge and it’s capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds. According to Musk, production for the Model 3 was supposed to start in July, but the company has faced numerous delays. The Palo Alto , California-based company is seeking to churn out 5,000 Model 3 sedans each week by the end of 2017, and 10,000 per week in 2018. As Phys.org reports, the speed at which Tesla can meet its production goals is questionable because last year, the company only produced 84,000 cars. In comparison, competitors such as General Motors, Volkswagen, and Toyota sell 10 million vehicles per year. Related: Chevy unveils first pre-production Bolt EV ahead of Tesla’s Model 3 debut An additional concern is how Tesla will meet all the servicing needs for all Model 3 vehicles, as Model S and Model X owners will have to share the company-owned charging stations with an influx of new cars. One way Tesla intends to assist consumers who are far away from charging stations is to deploy a fleet of mobile service trucks who are on-hand and ready to help. The company also seeks to double its high-speed charging points to 10,000 by the end of 2017. Tesla’s Model 3 will face stiff competition, however – the Chevrolet Bolt costs $36,000 and can travel 238 miles per charge, and the next-gen Nissan Leaf is expected to have autonomous driving technology and a range close to 300 miles. + Tesla Via Phys.org Images via Autoblog , Wikimedia

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US Coal-Produced Electricity To Fall To The Lowest Level Since 1949!

June 15, 2012 by  
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As we reported in March, coal currently accounts for less than 40% of US electricity production. But now new  research from IHS CERA  reveals that coal use in the US has dropped to the lowest level since 1949, as the nation switches to natural gas and cleaner, cheaper alternatives. This year, US utilities firms are forecast to burn 808 million tons of coal, a 13% decline from last year and the fewest tons since 1992. Amazingly, this is the lowest level of  coal-produced electricity  since the government began collecting this data in 1949, but what’s even more impressive is the speed at which it is happening. Four years ago, the amount of electricity that came from coal was 50% and by 2020, it is expected to account for just 30% of the country’s power supply. Read the rest of US Coal-Produced Electricity To Fall To The Lowest Level Since 1949! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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Purdue Team Tackling ‘No-Sleep Energy Bugs’ That Drain Smartphone Batteries

June 15, 2012 by  
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Are you fed up with your smartphone battery draining by lunchtime? Especially when you’re not even using it? Well, a team from Purdue University have set out to tackle this problem by proposing a method that automatically detects “no-sleep energy bugs” — a type of software glitch that can drain your battery without you knowing it. Read the rest of Purdue Team Tackling ‘No-Sleep Energy Bugs’ That Drain Smartphone Batteries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: API , no-sleep energy bugs , Purdue University , smartphone battery , smartphone battery life , smartphone battery status , why does my smartphone battery drain so fast

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Green-Roofed Cannon Beach Home in Oregon Generates More Energy Than it Uses

June 15, 2012 by  
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OOIIO Architecture’s Women’s Prison in Iceland Is Filled with Light and Greenery

June 15, 2012 by  
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Madrid-based OOIIO Architecture has developed a proposal for a female prison in Iceland. After interviewing people who live and work in the design team determined that the worst thing about living in a correctional facility is the feeling that you are actually in one. The resulting design doesn’t look like a typical penitentiary; instead, it resembles the cogs of a large watch, trading the dark spaces and small cells found in most prisons for, a light, open structure with lots of greenery. Using prefabricated concrete panels, the construction will be economical, and efficient. The system will allow everything to be built on a short time line, with low carbon emissions. Covering the building with a thick peat layer, a vernacular design typical of Iceland, will let grass to grow over the structure to capture a natural facade. + OOIIO The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to  see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following  this link . Remember to follow our  instructions  carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green architecture , green design , green prisons , green roof , Iceland , natural lighting , ooiio , OOIIO Architecture , prison , prison design

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Recycled Gecekondu Shelter at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport Teaches Kids About Green Design

June 15, 2012 by  
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