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Cars

Which 5 Electric Vehicles Will Next Cross 100,000 Sales In A Year?

Published on February 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I reported 11 days ago that the Tesla Model 3 was the best selling electric car in the world in 2018 (special thanks to Jose Pontes and EV Volumes for the data). What the data also showed, which I didn't specifically highlight, is that the Tesla Model 3 became the first passenger electric vehicle to cross 100,000 sales in a single year. At 145,846 sales, the car actually crushed that milestone... Read More


Cars

Over 140,000 Electrified Vehicles Delivered By BMW In 2018

Published on February 19th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

BMW sold 142,617 electrified vehicles to customers around the world last year. This figure includes MINI vehicles as well as BMWs, and of course plug-in hybrids as well as fully electric vehicles. Over 50% of the sales occurred in Europe. Wieland Brúch, an expert on BMW Group Electromobility, answered some questions about the sales for CleanTechnica... Read More


Cars

China’s Passenger Electric Vehicle Sales Jumped To 91,000 In January, Suggesting 2 Million Total Sales In 2019 — CleanTechnica Report

Published on February 19th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

The China EV sales count for January 2019 is in. China recorded 91,175 passenger electric vehicle sales in the month, and around 96,000 when adding on commercial vehicles sales. Meanwhile, with total vehicle sales dropping in China almost 16% year over year this January, gasmobiles continue their inevitable fall whilst EVs inexorably rise... Read More


Cars

EVRT Middle East Put Three EVs Head To Head In The Regeneration Challenge

Published on February 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) Middle East tested the limits of today's electric vehicles in a region of the world that would not be at the top of the list for EV adoption. This year, EVRT Middle East took participants up to the top of the highest peak in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to put the participating vehicles to the test in the Regeneration Challenge... Read More


Clean Power

Consumers Power Stop-Work On New Solar Sparks Fire of Protest

Published on February 19th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Michigan’s Consumers Power has sparked a storm of protest over its inability to keep up with new solar requests for grid interconnection in its territory. Since the utility received over 2,400 interconnection applications in 2017 and 2018, compared with 215 in 2015, the increase in interconnection applications was “too substantial and too sudden” to cope with, it complained to the Michigan Public Service Commission... Read More


Clean Power

Why Minnesota’s Community Solar Program Is The Best

Published on February 19th, 2019 | by John Farrell

I’ve been asked a lot of questions about Minnesota’s community solar program over the past couple years and it’s time to make one thing clear: Minnesota’s program is the best in the country. Why? Because there 10 times more community solar projects in the queue—400 megawatts—in Minnesota than have been built in the history of community solar in the United States (40 megawatts)... Read More


Clean Power

Japanese Offshore Wind To Hit 4 Gigawatts In 2028

Published on February 19th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Japan's nascent offshore wind industry is expected to increase dramatically over the next ten years, according to energy analysts Wood Mackenzie, who predict that by 2028 the island country will boast upwards of 4 gigawatts (GW) of offshore capacity, a 62-fold increase on 2018 figures. ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Road Trip Hacks I Learned Driving Through 48 States

Published on February 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Driving both an older Model S and new Model 3, Steve went on an epic 48-state road trip visiting 107 Tesla stores and meeting over 500 Tesla employees. Here, Steve recounts some tips, tricks, and hacks he learned along the way (and at home). Stay tuned for upcoming posts on Steve's craziest road trip tales and a comparison of traveling such long distances in a Model S vs. a Model ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

nextmove Buys 100 Tesla Model 3s To Rent

Published on February 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Progressive German car rental company nextmove has dropped a bombshell of an order for 100 Tesla Model 3s. The firm has already taken delivery of the first 4 Model 3s in the order and has plans to have the car up for rent at all 10 of its locations soon... Read More


Cars

New $TSLAQ Theory For Tesla’s Imminent Collapse

Published on February 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Long before $TSLAQ was a thing, long before $TSLA was a thing, certain critics were predicting — obsessively — Tesla's flaming death. I'm not sure what has stimulated so much animus over the years, but the grave predictions get more humorous as the years go by... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model 3

Taking The Tesla Model 3 Sideways With Drift Mode

Published on February 18th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

For better or worse, the Tesla Model 3 is taking up smoking — enterprising racers are learning to disengage the overbearing factory traction control. As it comes from the factory, the Model 3 is tuned to be a completely zero-emissions vehicle and that includes tires... Read More


Clean Power

Spokane Tribe Goes Solar With Private, Fed Funding

Published on February 18th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

The Children of the Sun, as the Spokane Tribe refer to themselves, are going solar this year with installations in 28 locations generating over 600 kilowatts of energy, thanks to the support of Wells Fargo Foundation, the US Department of Energy and non-profit Grid Alternatives. The project is being managed by the Spokane Indian Housing Authority, in Wellpinit, ... Read More


Agriculture

EPA monitoring essential to Lake Erie health

Should Lake Erie Have Legal Rights?

Published on February 18th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

On February 26, voters in Toledo, Ohio will have a chance to approve a ballot initiative known as the Lake Erie Bill of Rights. If it passes, how will it help prevent the algae blooms and phosphorous pollution that poisons the lake? ... Read More


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