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This latest research is part of a rise in wearables being used to track health and fitness. Conservative estimates by researchers show that the wearable electronics market, of which health/fitness trackers are about 61 percent, will represent at least $2 billion (£1.6 billion) in revenue worldwide by 2018.
Homejoy is pitched toward younger people with disposable income who may feel awkward about using domestic help; clients don’t have to interact with the cleaner if they don’t want to, which makes it feel as though they’re ordering a product, not human labor.
The Obama administration has a target of 1 million plug-in car sales by the end of 2015. By the end of this year, such sales may reach almost 300,000, according to analyst Alan Baum, whose West Bloomfield, Michigan, firm tracks sales data.
To reach our 2030 goals, we need 100,000 people convincing their communities to buy at least $1 million worth of money-saving climate-change solutions every year.

The Volt’s still in the lead. Year-over-year growth looks solid.

"In a report last month, Lux Research predicted that Tesla would be able to sell only 240,000 vehicles a year by 2020, less than half the 500,000 it has forecast. That would leave it with substantial overcapacity in battery production that would not be made up for in sales to other car companies or for other battery applications, the research firm said.

To reduce the risk, Tesla has said that it is also targeting the market for large-scale electricity storage systems used by power companies, where low unit costs are also a key competitive factor.”

"investment pundits think that Tesla Motors is on the verge of achieving something big: A battery cheap enough to make electric vehicles cost-competitive with conventional cars.

Daniel Sparks at Motley Fool is reporting that the company is on the right track towards developing a battery that costs only $100 per kilowatt-hour — a cost widely believed to be the threshold where electric vehicles can finally be cost-competitive.”