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EV Surge Begins

In a report released on the 24th March 2015, the German based Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemburg (ZSW) stated the global numbers for electric vehicles is close to three quarters of a million vehicles (740,000) with just about half of those (320,000) being purchased in 2014 and that's despite lower global oil prices.  The United

Apple iCar?

There's been much speculation over recent weeks that Apple are ramping up to enter the car market.  The best guess scenario to date is that they will produce an electric vehicle around 2020 under the codename 'Project Titan', possibly shaped like a mini-van, that will compete with Tesla & GM and that it will be autonomous.

Tesla Home Battery Storage

Elon Musk casually announced Tesla's official entry into home battery storage.  Since the announcement of the Gigafactory there has been a deal of speculation that Tesla would move to home storage systems as it makes perfect sense for the company to enter the energy market. He stated the home battery packs could be in production in

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Are Autonomous Cars the Canary in the Coalmine?

MEC has reported on the impending revolution of autonomous (self drive/driverless/no driver) vehicles previously.  Already we are seeing the technology built in to existing high end models  such as the Tesla P85D and probably most people are aware of the Google self drive car. The advances in the underlying technology seem to be advancing at a more