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Renault Zoe Wins 2018 Electric Model Trophy In Germany, BMW Wins Manufacturer Title — Germany EV Sales Report

Published on January 19th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) passenger car market ended the year dropping 10% in December, to 5,711 registrations, with fully electric cars continuing to expand (+12% YoY) while plug-in hybrid electrics couldn't find a way out of their hole (-35% in December). Fully electrics (BEVs) now clearly outselling plugin hybrids (PHEVs) — 67% PEV segment share for BEVs in December, and well above the 2018 average (53%)... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Consumers Know Jack About Electric Cars (Video)

Published on January 19th, 2019 | by Nexus Media

The telephone should have been an instant hit. It revolutionized human communication overnight, and yet it took decades to catch on. AT&T president Theodore Vail blamed meager sales on public ignorance. No one knew how to use the phone, he said... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model 3 vs. Honda Accord … Flying Tesla Roadster … Tesla 75D Vehicles vs. Supercharging V3 — #CleanTechnica Top 20

Published on January 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The top, most popular, most clicked stories of the past week here on CleanTechnica were about the Tesla Model 3, Tesla Roadster 2, Tesla Supercharging, Tesla Model S, other electric vehicles coming to invade Europe, the cost-competitiveness of solar + storage, and more. Scroll through the headlines and click the links to find out more and to read any stories you might have missed in the 100 articles we published last week... Read More


Cars

China Flexes Its Muscle — Go BEV or Go Home

Published on January 19th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

We have seen a lot of announcements for many new electric cars from the big carmakers. Some say it is #dieselgate that opened their eyes. Others think Tesla and Musk are threatening their sales. Occam's razor tells us to look at the easiest explanation first. China's NEV mandate might be the easiest explanation... Read More


Bicycles

Lightning Motorcycle LS218 Strike

New Lightning Strike Electric Motorcycle Coming Soon With 150 Mile Range, 150 MPH Max Speed, 35 Minute DC Charging — For $12,998

Published on January 18th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

When it comes to electric motorcycles, Lightning Motorcycles sits somewhere on the top of the hill. But being a leader means always improving. Lightning just announced a new and more affordable electric motorcycle, available in March, with performance and a price that sends shock ripples to the competition... Read More


Cars

Range & The Myth Of The “City Car”

Published on January 18th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

The myth of the modern "city car" originates from the makers of Swatch watches. They thought there should be a market for stylish, functional, small cars for city dwellers — the same kind of people who bought their watches. This "SwatchMobile" became the Daimler Smart car. It was very popular, mainly among journalists who found it was something quirky to write about it. As far as sales goes, it turned out to be a product for a very small niche... Read More


Clean Power

San Diego Has Vast Solar Parking Lot Potential

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

San Diego has an untapped 500 megawatt solar potential at commercial sites within the city, with parking lots representing three-quarters of the total, according to a new survey by the Clean Coalition. ... Read More


Clean Power

Siemens Gamesa Unveils 10 Megawatt Offshore Wind Turbine

Published on January 18th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Spanish wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced the launch of its newest offshore wind turbine on Wednesday, a 10 megawatt (MW) behemoth which will increase individual turbine output by as much as 30% and pit the company against its peers, GE Renewable Energy and MHI Vestas in the race for the most powerful offshore wind turbine. ... Read More


Cars

Nissan’s Resistance Is Futile — Renault Will Assimilate It

Published on January 17th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

History is sometimes ironic. The French state saw Carlos Ghosn's refusal to merge Nissan into Renault as an obstacle to the growth of the former national car company. They attributed it to his megalomania, and not to sentiments within Nissan and Japan. He could only keep his job at Renault when he promised to make the alliance irreversible, nearly as good as a full merger. That job would be for his successor... Read More


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