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Siemens: New EV Motor+Inverter Combination Cuts Costs

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by James Ayre

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Siemens has developed a new approach to electric car design wherein the EV’s motor is housed together with the inverter — thusly reducing material use, weight, and, of course, cost. Given that inverters are used to ... Read More


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Minnesota Gets Ready To Launch Solar Highways

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by Leon Kaye

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We tend to think of Minnesota for its fishing, snow, and progressive politicians, but solar? Well if Minnesota has its way, solar arrays could soon be seen along the public rights-of-way that line the state’s highways. ... Read More


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Solar Decathlon Alum Now Helps Many Reduce Their Energy Use

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by Amber Archangel

1Sun4All. The Energy Department’s Solar Decathlon has a bit of news to bring you up to speed. The first is that the 2015 competition lineup has been updated to include the withdrawal of Stanford University. Stanford University previously competed in Solar ... Read More


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BYD Unveils World’s Largest Battery-Electric Vehicle

Published on October 23rd, 2014 | by James Ayre

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BYD recently unveiled what is soon to be the world’s largest battery-electric vehicle at the 2014 American Public Transportation expo in Houston, Texas. This biggest-ever EV has been tentatively dubbed “The Lancaster” — in honor of ... Read More


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Daimler: “Mmkay, Thanks For The $780 Million, Tesla”

Published on October 23rd, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro

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Editor’s Note: Daimler isn’t exactly known for being a leader in the electric car world, but it did help out Tesla tremendously several years back. With Tesla’s strong rise to investor and auto world fame, but ... Read More


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Most Of Us Are Horrible Fortune Tellers

Published on October 23rd, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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CleanTechnica readers are very well aware that most solar and EV market research forecasts are utter shite. Most of us are horrible fortune tellers, and market research firms covering disruptive technologies don’t seem to have much of ... Read More


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Detroit Electric May Really Be Happening

Detroit Electric May Really Be Happening

Published on October 23rd, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

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Editor’s Note: Before our story a week ago about Detroit Electric targeting the Korean market, it had been awhile since we covered Detroit Electric. Many of us thought some indefinite delays and long silence looked like a death notice. ... Read More


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