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EV Startups Steal The 2018 LA Auto Show

Published on December 16th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show is over and leaves us with a few questions, observations, and trends to report back. In this first part, we take a look at startups and how they go head to head against more established carmakers, as well as the difference between the media days and public days. In part 2, we will look more closely at traditional carmakers... Read More

Air Quality

Advancing Electric Scooters & Bikes In Cities — #CleanTechnica Exclusive

Published on December 16th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

The Autonomy conference in Paris is special in that it features diverse panels of experts focused on everything from electric cars to electric scooters and bikes to electric aviation to city planning. A group discussion moderated by CleanTechnica Director Zachary Shahan considered how cities and governments around the world could promote, support, and protect two-wheelers in the city... Read More


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EV Charging Is Getting Faster — Slowly

Published on December 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Siemens, Porsche, and BMW have been developing ultra fast charging technology since 2016. Last week, a 450 kW charger created by the group gave a Porsche Taycan a 62 mile range boots in just 3 minutes. Is such rapid charging about to become a reality? ... Read More


How To Opt Out Of Animal Agriculture & Live Plant Based

Published on December 16th, 2018 | by Daryl Elliott

With the climate generally growing warmer, and with animal agriculture contributing more than its fair share of greenhouse gases and other pollutants to the environment, more and more environmentalists and people, in general, are going plant-based. This article is a part of a series of articles on the environmental impact of the animal agriculture (ag) industry... Read More


Enel X Juice e-mobility Platform Seamlessly Connects Home, Work, & Public Charging Solutions

Published on December 16th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Enel has crafted its Enel X* business into one of the preeminent flexibility providers in the world, with intelligent charging solutions adding further optionality to the role more traditional distributed energy resources play in providing additional services such as demand response, frequency regulation, peak shaving, and local balancing thanks to digital aggregation platforms... Read More


Animal Agriculture & Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, PSTD, Biodiversity Loss, & World Hunger

Published on December 16th, 2018 | by Daryl Elliott

This is the part three of a multi-article series on the connection between animal agriculture and various societal and environmental problems. This article covers the relationship between animal agriculture and wildlife habitat encroachment, species extinctions, concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) odors, financially marginalized communities, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, world hunger, tax subsidies for animal agriculture, hidden costs of animal agriculture (including subsidized fast foods), slaughterhouse PTSD and alcohol/drug abuse, domestic abuse, human rights issues, and more... Read More

Clean Power

Understanding The German Energy Transition: From Leader To Laggard

Published on December 16th, 2018 | by The Beam

Germany is often praised as being the frontrunner in the transition to renewable energy. It is shutting down its nuclear power plants by 2022, and their capacity will be replaced by renewables. Today, the country already produces 38% of its electricity from renewable sources, mostly wind and solar. Its long-term goal is to reach 80–95% by 2050. But is Germany on the right path to reach these goals? ... Read More


Tesla Model 3 Comfortable For Nearly 7 Foot Tall NBA Player — #CleanTechnica Interview

Published on December 15th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Matt Bullard won an NBA Championship with the Houston Rockets during the 1993–1994 season. The 6'10" forward played in the NBA for 11 years, spending most of his career with the Rockets, where he set the season franchise record for 3-point shooting percentage at .446. He also had stints in Charlotte and Atlanta. Today, he is a broadcast analyst covering the Houston Rockets and the NBA. At almost 7 feet tall, he might seem to be an unlikely candidate to fit into a Tesla Model 3, but he does and enjoys the vehicle very much. Bullard answered some questions about his Model 3 for CleanTechnica... Read More


Could The Tesla Model 3 Cut Your Car Costs By A Third?

Published on December 15th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

I have written a series of articles on this site that attempted to accurately estimate the total cost of ownership (TCO) of various Model 3 trims, and then also compare those TCO estimates to a variety of competing cars. You can read the latest one, comparing the Model 3 to all the mainstream midsize sedans (Camry, Accord, Optima, and Malibu)... Read More


Investment Firm Newly Covering Tesla: “One of the most dynamic technology innovators over the last 30 years”

Published on December 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Wedbush Securities started covering Tesla stock last week. It's coverage led off with this comment from analyst Daniel Ives: "Tesla has evolved into one of the most dynamic technology innovators over the last 30 years and, in our opinion, has put itself into an esteemed category of companies such as Apple and Amazon that have revolutionized consumer buying habits and behaviors over the last decade."... Read More


Tesla Cuts Prices In China

Published on December 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Tesla is cutting prices in China on its Model X and Model S in anticipation of the Chinese tariff dropping to 15% on January 1. ... Read More


Tesla Model 3 Embarrassing Ford Mustang & BMW 3/4 Series — 8 Charts

Published on December 15th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3 is a hot topic among Tesla fanatics, portions of the climate hawk flock, regions of tech world, and various corners of the hyperactive Wall Street circus. But in the homes of Joe Schmo, Homer Simpson, Roseanne Conner, Danny Tanner, Tim "The Toolman" Taylor, the gang at Paddy's Pub, Leslie Knope, the Griffin family, and many actual American families, the Ford Mustang and BMW 3 Series are much more familiar names and perhaps cars they drive or dream of driving one day... Read More


Video: How To Remove The Tesla Model 3 Battery Pack

Published on December 15th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

One enterprising mechanic took on the challenge of removing the Tesla Model 3 battery pack. The video makes it clear that the process is not for the faint of heart and clearly requires a lift, given the weight of the battery... Read More

Clean Power

Array Tech Founder Corio Wins S&P Global Energy “Godfather” Award

Published on December 15th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

Ron Corio, the founder and chief innovation officer at Array Technologies, has been named a Lifetime Achiever within the 2018 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards. In a black tie affair, Corio, who has built and delivered 25 gigawatt-years of solar tracker generation to sites around the world, was honored Dec. 6 in New York as a godfather of the solar tracker industry... Read More


Tesla Opens Up Model 3 Ordering To European Reservation Holders

Published on December 15th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla is opening up the proverbial floodgates for Model 3 orders by inviting early reservation holders in Europe to configure their Model 3s. Customers ranging from Austria to Portugal to Belgium to Luxembourg have now received invites to configure their Model 3s (via emails from Tesla)... Read More


7 Great Holiday Gift Ideas For Tesla Model 3 Owners

Published on December 14th, 2018 | by Chris Boylan

With the Tesla Model 3 making its way into more people's garages and driveways, the options for customizing and personalizing the owner experience is expanding. And if you're looking for a great holiday gift for yourself or another new Model 3 owner in the family, here are a few of my favorites, based on personal experience as a Model 3 owner... Read More

Air Quality

BYD Electrifies Chile With 100 Bus Fleet For Santiago

Published on December 14th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Chile is leading the charge towards sustainable transportation in South America, having taken delivery of what is now the largest pure electric bus fleet in South America. The delivery of the 100 fully electric BYD K9FE buses was marked by a ceremony in the capital city of Santiago, Chile, on December 13th that was attended by the President of Chile, Mr Sebastián Piñera, the Minister of Transportation in Chile, Gloria Hutt, and other key leaders from the country... Read More

Clean Power

Renewables Are The Cleanest & The Cheapest

Published on December 14th, 2018 | by NRDC

Solar and wind energy are beating dirty fossil fuels and nuclear power in the marketplace. They are winning not because they are clean and necessary to combat carbon pollution, but because they are less expensive for power producers, companies, and customers... Read More

Climate Change

Countries Increase Climate Financing At CO24

Published on December 14th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Countries attending the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), better known as COP24, have made several new climate finance commitments, increasing existing commitments to both the World Bank Group's Adaptation Fund and the Green Climate Fund. ... Read More

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