Telematics Equals Sustainability, Tesla Ban “Bad Policy”, EV “Duck Curve” & Tesla More in CA

Blog - Tying the Future of Telematics to Sustainability

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Blog - Tying the Future of Telematics to SustainabilityTying the Future of Telematics to Sustainability

Fleet telematics has become a core technology for fleets looking to make substantial reductions in fuel consumption — and their carbon footprints — to support their sustainability initiatives. This is because today’s systems, in general, equip fleet managers with near real-time reports that help them identify and address fuel-wasting behaviors, such as…

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Blog - FTC officials: Ban on Tesla's direct sales 'bad policy'FTC Officials: Ban on Tesla’s Direct Sales ‘Bad Policy’

WASHINGTON — In an unusual move, three top officials with the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday came out in opposition to laws that ban automakers like Tesla Motors Inc. from selling automobiles directly to consumers. Laws that ban car manufacturers from selling their own products are “bad policy” and outdated, the FTC officials said in a blog post. Such laws are…

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Blog - Why Electric-Car Charging At Work Matters: Explaining The 'Duck Curve'Why Electric-Car Charging At Work Matters: Explaining The ‘Duck Curve’

For many electric car owners, charging at work is a nice bonus, but not a necessity. For others, it’s the difference between choosing an electric vehicle, and not doing so–the extra charge at work makes all the difference. But there’s another reason charging at work is important, and it’s all to do with the electricity grid and the “duck curve”. Chargepoint founder and CTO CEO Richard Lowenthal explains the duck curve–and the benefits of …

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Blog - Is Tesla Planning Another Electric Car Factory in California?Is Tesla Planning Another Electric Car Factory in California?

Is Tesla going to be manufacturing more cars or car parts at a new facility? The electric car company won’t comment specifically, but city officials in tiny Lathrop, Calif., say work is underway converting a 431,000-square-foot facility that once housed a Chrysler-Daimler distribution center into a Tesla factory. Lathrop City Manager Steve Salvatore, confirming the arrival of Tesla in his small town of 19,000, said …

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