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Ford to bring plug-in hybrid to China in 2018, targeting mostly electrified lineup by 2025

Ford is going to be focusing on electrification across its lineup in China, with plans to electrify most of its vehicle offerings in the country by 2025, Reuters reports. The long-term plan will begin with the launch of a plug-in hybrid electric sedan called the Mondeo Energi with local partner Changanin China in 2018, and then a …

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Tesla now worth more than GM, making it the most valuable U.S. automaker

Tesla is trading up again today, after a strong run yesterday that saw its total market cap value leapfrog Ford’s. It passed GM’s market cap on Tuesday, meaning it’s now the most valuable U.S. automaker as measured by the stock market’s standards. It looked quite likely that this was going to happen yesterday, and Tesla’s …

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Graphene used to sieve salts from seawater

Scientists continue to explore the potential of graphene, aka the one-atom thin sheet of bonded carbon atoms that was created more than a decade ago after researchers first peeled a few layers off a block of graphite with some Scotch Tape — before going on to refine their technique until a sheet just a single atom thick was produced. The nanomaterial has been …

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Mercedes-Benz speeds up the launch timeline for 10 new electric vehicles

Mercedes-Benz had already committed to launch 10 new electric vehicle models within the next decade, but now it’s looking to launch them by 2022, which is at least three years earlier than it had previously discussed. Mercedes sees the shift to electric as a more urgent one than it anticipated, and wants to lead, rather …

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Marijuana deliverer Meadow rolls up $2.1M for dispensary sales software

Meadow already lets you get a prescription for medical marijuana over video chat and order from a nearby shop that delivers. Now it wants to be the backbone of the weed business, too. Pot dispensaries can’t use standard point-of-sale or inventory software because they aren’t compliant with the industry’s strict regulations. So over the last year, since graduating …

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Don’t hand over EV charging in Northern California to PG&E

Northern California has become a test bed for electric vehicle charging. It’s no accident; the region is home to more electric vehicles and EV charging stations than anywhere else in the country. Like other innovative industries, the EV charging models, products and services that prove successful over time will scale around the state, the country and the world. …

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FTC files false advertising lawsuit against VW

This morning, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen Group of America, charging that it “deceived customers with the advertising campaign it used to promote its supposedly ‘clean diesel’ VWs and Audis,” according to the FTC press release. As I’m sure you recall, these are the vehicles that were caught cheating on emissions tests …

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Full Harvest wants to fix the big farm food waste problem at source

Modern farming has a huge problem with food waste, stemming from the mismatch between specific food buyer requirements vs Mother Nature delivering an unsaleable overabundance and/or producing knobbly fruit and veg that gets devalued on aesthetic grounds. But what happens when you throw a bit of technology into the mix? Silicon Valley based startup Full Harvest is trying to find out, …

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This startup just got $4 million to get you to eat more bugs

Silicon Valley produces some of the weirdest food concepts – lab-grown hamburgers, something called Soylent, and protein powder made out of crickets. That last one comes from Exo, a startup selling protein bars made out of crickets. Gross? Well, that gross idea just pulled in a $4 million Series A round from AccellFoods, existing investor …

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Investors, Entrepreneurs Upbeat On Energy Storage, China And The Internet Of Things

Ankit Mishra Crunch Network Contributor Ankit Mishra is a business development and partnerships fellow at Tradecraft. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network For the last 15 years, the Cleantech Forum has been organized by the Cleantech Group. Most recently it took place in San Francisco on January 25-27, 2016. Energy storage, China and the …

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