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US Maritime Administration: San Francisco Bay Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Ferry Feasible, But Expensive

A newly released feasibility study from the US Maritime Administration on the subject of a potential high-speed, hydrogen fuel-cell passenger ferry deployment in the San Francisco Bay, as well as on the associated hydrogen fueling infrastructure, has provided some interesting new findings. The study — conducted by Sandia National Laboratories, and which examined the technical, regulatory, […]

November 7th

Top Investment Evaluator Recommends Tesla–SolarCity Merger

Originally published on EV Obsession. The prominent advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has given its recommendation to support Tesla’s $2.3 billion SolarCity acquisition/merger, telling shareholders that Tesla would be able to bridge the funding gap with SolarCity, and also that the acquisition was an important step in the firm’s path to becoming an integrated sustainable […]

November 7th

69-Year-Old Engineer Suing Tesla For Age Discrimination

A former employee of Tesla, a 69-year-old engineer that was fired by the company earlier this year, is suing, alleging age discrimination is why he was fired. The newly filed lawsuit is an interesting one, though not particularly surprising, as a number of similar lawsuits have been filed in recent years by other tech-sector employees […]

October 7th

Audi Shuttles VIPs At Berlinale In Its Autonomous A8 L W12

Originally published on EV Obsession. Autonomous cars seem to be everywhere nowadays (that’s an exaggeration, I know), with the latest sighting being a driverless Audi A8 L W12 that served as a VIP shuttle at Berlinale. The driverless Audi in question apparently relied upon easily identifiable buildings for its orientation, along with other computations. This […]

February 23rd