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Climate Change

Can Amazon.com Save The Amazon?

Published on August 25th, 2019 | by Scott Cooney

Climate anxiety is real. I’ve felt it for years — a sense that we’re demolishing the only planet we have, hurtling toward a cliff at unprecedented speed, and, for the most part, only a backseat driver is currently starting to murmur something along the lines of, “Hey, guys? Ummm … maybe we ought to … you know, I don’t want to nag or anything, but, maybe we oughta, ya know, slow down?” I know it’s real in others, too — I’ve seen a growing number of despair-oriented posts in my social media feeds. This week, it seems to have hit a fever pitch, with the Amazon rainforest on fire in a way that just seems different somehow... Read More


Agriculture

Sustaining Indigenous Forests With Blockchain Technology

Published on August 25th, 2019 | by The Beam

Reducing deforestation, which is responsible for up to 11% of global greenhouse gas emissions, is crucial for the international community to achieve its goal under the Paris Climate Change Agreement to keep the global average temperature rise as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius... Read More


Cars

Tesla Experience Tunisia

Published on August 25th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Tunisia, being the first democratic Arab country, is always on the lookout for fresh and innovative things that would benefit the people and the world. Many of the younger people in Tunisia are well connected on social media and some in that number include Tesla owners and fans... Read More


Cars

The Best Electric Vans — CleanTech Talk with Tomek Gać

Published on August 25th, 2019 | by Winter Wilson

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Tomek Gac, Co-Founder of Tesla Shuttle and founder and CEO of Quriers.pl and Energia Słonca, to discuss the successes, challenges, and future of electric delivery vehicles... Read More


Cars

Tesla Full Self Driving & The Infamous 80–20 Rule

Published on August 25th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

For people working in software development, like I used to do, the 80–20 rule is infamous. It states that about 80% of the job is done in the first 20% of the time. The last 20% of the development will take about 80% of the time... Read More


Batteries

Tesla Model 3 vs. Toyota Camry Cost of Ownership … Range Lost On Parked Model 3 … Tesla Service FTW — #CleanTechnica Top 20

Published on August 24th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular CleanTechnica articles of the past week were led by (yet another) total cost of ownership analysis comparing the Tesla Model 3 and Toyota Camry. A couple of us here at CleanTechnica had previously published our own 5 year cost of ownership comparisons between these cars, but this one came from Loup Ventures, "a research-driven venture capital firm based in Minneapolis and New York investing in frontier technology." Other popular stories covered Model 3 range lost while parked, a Tesla service experience, and much more regarding Tesla. Non-Tesla stories included the sprouting EV revolution, a solar-powered Chevy Bolt, Burger King's Impossible Whopper, clean energy at 1¢/kWh, VW's EV potential, and much more... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla’s Game Of Pennies Is A Game Of $$Billions$$

Published on August 24th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Last year, discussing Tesla's challenge producing a $35,000 Model 3, CEO Elon Musk used the phrase "game of pennies" to highlight their efforts to bring down costs one step at a time, in every little way possible. Those pennies at up when on the scale of hundreds of thousands or even millions of cars per year... Read More


Bicycles

Small & Micro EVs Would Sell & Work Better If They Didn’t Look Funny

Published on August 24th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

As good as small EVs like the Smart (and its motorcycle-engined gas predecessors) do their jobs, they just aren't that appealing. They are built as tall as a more traditional compact hatchback, but much shorter and narrower. I'm sure the reason they're built this way is for ease of entry and exit and other utilitarian purposes, but it gives them a poor drag coefficient along with the odd looks... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

New Ad Campaign Part Of $2 Billion Effort To Promote Electric Cars

Published on August 24th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

While Volkswagen's dieselgate fiasco has been really disappointing, a recent development could be a pivot in the right direction. As part of the settlement, the company has launched its Electrify America “Normal Now” ad campaign as part of a $2 billion investment to encourage the adoption of zero-emission vehicles. The campaign looks to normalize the ownership of electric cars in an attempt to increase EV adoption... Read More


Clean Transport

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A Tale Of Two EVs

Published on August 24th, 2019 | by Andy Miles

It was nearly a year ago that I wrote an article on CleanTechnica about taking a 300 mile journey in a relatively short-range car, the Peugeot iOn, which is capable of only 50 to 70 miles at the absolute most on a single charge. The idea behind it was to say to people, “Look at me doing this. If I can do it in this little car, anyone can make use of an EV for a longer journey, especially a modern EV with 100 to 300 miles of range.” I thought it might give people more confidence to consider getting an EV, knowing it can be used for any journey, and knowing that you do not need 400 miles of range to make an EV practical for everyday use... Read More


Cleantech News

Seeking An Alternative To China (Per Today’s Imperial Order)

Published on August 24th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Today, all great American companies received orders from the Chosen One, Imperial President-For-Life Donald J. Trump, on Twitter. In order to comply with His Majesty's wishes, I will lead CleanTechnica's effort to start looking for an alternative to China. Thus far, my extensive research has borne out several great alternatives, which I will discuss below... Read More


Cars

Tesla Has Great Potential In Asia Beyond China

Published on August 24th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

In this article, I want to discuss Tesla's potential to grow in the Asian market. Everybody knows China is a huge opportunity since it is both the largest auto market in the world and it seems to get pretty good support from the government, which seems to be trying to address the air pollution issue in the country, but I wanted to look at the size of all the rest of Asia... Read More


Cars

How Tesla Is Supercharging Itself

Published on August 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Building an electric vehicle charging station is not a simple task. And the task becomes even harder if you're planning to build a network of charging stations around the world. According to a UBS report published in early 2017, the cost to build a supercharging station is a cool $250,... Read More


Fossil Fuels

350.org On Challenging Facebook’s Fossil Fuel Advertising Profits

Published on August 23rd, 2019 | by The Beam

As has been outlined on countless occasions, large tech conglomerates play a critical role in our day-to-day lives. Platforms like Facebook, for instance, help connect over 2.38 billion monthly active users. Thus, their social responsibility in everything from politics, news and even climate change is indisputable. Despite Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announcing his support for the Paris Climate Agreement, Facebook continues to take money from many fossil fuel companies via advertising... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

E For Electric Posts Video Of First Drive Of Byton M-Byte

Published on August 23rd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

The M-Byte uses batteries from CATL, one of the largest battery manufacturers in the world, and since CATL is an investor in only one car company (Byton), I don't think it will leave the company starving for batteries like many manufacturers are when they have a hit on their hands. Although I plan to buy a Tesla Model Y, if this car comes through as good as it sounds, I might buy one as a second car... Read More


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