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Renault Zoe Sales Up 144% In France In November

Published on December 13th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes

The French plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) passenger car market scored 4,988 registrations in November (+71% year over year, or YoY). All-electric models jumped 119%, their highest growth rate in over 2 years, while plug-in hybrids recovered from the post-NEDC hangover (+11%)... Read More


Hecklers & Protestors Shout Down Trump’s “Laughable” Coal Sideshow At COP24

Published on December 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

First hinted at back at the beginning of November, the Trump Administration followed through with its intention to host a pro-fossil fuel event on the sidelines of the COP24 UN climate talks currently being held in Katowice, Poland, much to the mockery of observers and attendees, and the jeers and protests of climate campaigners. ... Read More


Jeep Renegade Plug-In Hybrid Production Inching Closer

Published on December 12th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

The Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that will be launched in early 2020 is nearing production. Currently, the Fiat Chrysler Melfi Plant in Italy is being readied for the production run. Pre-production copies will be made in 2019, before the final versions in 2020. €200 million is the amount reportedly invested in the new trim's launch... Read More

Climate Change

Current Climate Targets Put Us On Track For 3.0˚C Of Warming By 2100

Published on December 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The current state of global climate policies has the world on a path to 3.0˚C of warming by 2100, twice the 1.5˚C limit agreed upon in Paris three years ago, according to the Climate Action Tracker's annual update which was published on Wednesday at the COP24 United Nations climate change talks currently underway in Katowice, Poland. ... Read More


Denmark, UK, & Canada Lead In Using Technologies To Limit Climate Change

Published on December 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Denmark, the United Kingdom, and Canada lead the world when it comes to implementing measures to mitigate climate change, according to new research published earlier this month at the UN climate change conference, COP24, currently underway in Katowice, Poland, which assessed 25 countries that account for 80% of the world's population... Read More

Clean Transport

Bosch Launching Electric Van Sharing

Published on December 12th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Bosch is collaborating with toom to launch an electric van sharing service at German hardware stores. toom sells home improvement products and supplies, so the idea is to place electric vans at some of them to provide on-demand personal transportation for customers. Caroline Reichert, head of connected mobility solutions for EVs at Bosch, answered some questions about the program for CleanTechnica... Read More

Clean Transport

Electric Cargo Hauler With Mobile Depot Presented By Sortimo

Published on December 12th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Sortimo has shown two studies or concepts at the IAA Commercial Vehicles event -- one is an electric cargo mover and the other is a mobile depot. Sabrina Sendlinger, Corporate Communication Manager for Sortimo, answered some questions for CleanTechnica about the new innovations... Read More

Air Quality

Cities Should Embrace Electric Bikes

Published on December 12th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Electric bikes make everyone healthier. They reduce the societal subsidy for driving cars. They increase productivity. They increase the economy. They reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Cities should embrace them... Read More

Policy & Politics

The Far-Right On The Rise In Brazil: Between Gaslighting & Climate Change Skepticism

Published on December 12th, 2018 | by The Beam

In the age of post-truth, fake news profoundly marked the 2018 Brazilian race to the presidency. Technological tools that once promised a more inclusive and informed democratic process were massively used to mislead the electorate in the country. In such turmoil, any debate on the actual policy agendas of the candidates simply did not happen, let alone discussions on one of the most pressing issues of our time: climate change... Read More


“EV Sales Capital Of The World” Is Shanghai

Published on December 12th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

The International Council on Clean Transportation recently released a report on EV sales around the world. It’s a fascinating document with some intriguing insights. Were you aware that over one million electric passenger vehicles were sold around the world in 2017, that China led the way with over 579,000, and that most sales of such vehicles to date have taken place in China, Europe, Japan, and the United States... Read More

Clean Power

60 Minutes Should Release All Footage From Elon Musk Interview— Plus, More Context From Tesla & A Leaked Transcript

Published on December 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla CEO Elon Musk spent a few hours with the team at 60 Minutes, which was then edited down to fit in one of the show's standard 14 minute TV segments. It was an interesting piece that talked through the current state of the company and a bit about his life. They talked Twitter, pot, and Tesla. It was all going along swimmingly, albeit in a very mainstream media type of way that sensationalizes irrelevant details and glosses over the truly exciting bits... Read More

Climate Change

Global Investors Worth $32 Trillion Call For COP24 Leaders To Address Climate Change “Ambition Gap”

Published on December 11th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A total of 415 global investors with $32 trillion in assets under management have this week called on leaders at the United Nation's COP24 global climate change conference currently underway in Katowice, Poland, to address the climate change "ambition gap" by strengthening their Nationally Determined Contributions to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement... Read More

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