As corporations increasingly embed sustainability into their long-term plans and decision-making processes, new business models are emerging that promise to deliver financial and non-financial (such as environmental and societal) values while working toward a net-zero emissions economy. A new paper by Volans, commissioned by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, … Read more »
What drives Elon Musk? It’s the power of innovation and to make the world better place. While it may sound amorphous, he is applying that ambition to ensure that not only more electric cars get on the road but also that more solar energy gets firmly rooted in the market. His latest: “Solar Roofs,” which consist not of the panels but of the whole roof.
Volkswagen may have to build electric vehicles in the US to make up for installing illegal defeat devices in about 600,000 diesel engine cars that allowed them to cheat emissions standards. German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reports the EPA has asked VW to produce electric vehicles as its plant in … Read more »
As the COP21 climate change conference in Paris enters its second and final week, businesses and government leaders are increasing their calls for a climate deal and initiating new programs to limit global warming. Here are some of the recent announcements: The Compact of States and Regions, a reporting mechanism … Read more »
Volkswagen has admitted almost 1.2 million diesel vehicles in the UK are involved in the emissions scandal and used “defeat devices” to cheat air pollution laws. VW said the diesel vehicles include 508,276 Volkswagen cars, 393,450 Audis, 76,773 Seats, 131,569 Škodas and 79,838 Volkswagen commercial vehicles, The Guardian reports. The … Read more »
Electric automaker Tesla Motors has reached an agreement with electronics giant Panasonic Corp to build a massive US battery plant. Panasonic, Tesla’s current battery cell supplier, said Thursday it will manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells and invest in the equipment, machinery and other tools based on the two companies … Read more »
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the patents for his company’s electric vehicle technology “belong to you” and in an attempt to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.” In a blog post, Musk says … Read more »
Elon Musk, the billionaire US entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, revealed details Monday for Hyperloop, a superfast mode of transportation that could take passengers and cars from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes. The idea for Hyperloop, which was floated nearly a year ago, was … Read more »