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EV Federal Tax Credit Phase Out Chart

Predicting When US Federal EV Tax Credit Will Expire For Tesla Buyers

Published on January 20th, 2017 | by Loren McDonald

One of the most frequent questions you see these days in electric vehicle forums, blog comments, Facebook groups, and here on CleanTechnica is some variation of the following: "I reserved my Tesla Model 3 on (fill the date), will I still be eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit when my car becomes available?"... Read More


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Vice Ruler Of Dubai Has Tesla Supercharger (& Model S) — Nothing To See Here, Move Along Now … (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Published on January 18th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I landed a couple of pretty interesting scoops today while in Abu Dhabi for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. First of all, I found out that Tesla is opening a store in the UAE next month — it's unclear if the store will be in Abu Dhabi or Dubai or both cities. That was expected for a long time, though, especially given that the backdrop of Dubai has appeared in some Tesla advertising... Read More


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2017 Electric Car Sales Projections — From You & EV Volumes

Published on January 23rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

How many electric vehicles will be sold in the US during 2016? Will Chevy Bolt EV sales grow rapidly following nationwide availability in the late summer? What about Toyota Prius Prime sales (if Toyota ever works out the dealership issues)? What will happen with the Tesla Model 3? Will it launch on time? Will mass production begin this year, or not truly until ... Read More


Cars

To Squeak Or Not To Squeak — Fixing Model S Squeaks & Creaks

Published on January 23rd, 2017 | by Kyle Field

One persistent critique of the Tesla Model S is that it is prone to random squeaks and creaks emanating from various parts of the car. These claims are often rebutted with the base claim that because the Model S is electric and thus, so quiet, even the tiniest of squeaks and creaks stands out... Read More


Batteries

Saudi Arabia: Fossil Fuels Are Cleaner … Wait, What? (Exclusive Video)

Published on January 23rd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid A. Al-Falih, who is also chairman of Saudi Aramco, the world's "most valuable" company, was interviewed in Abu Dhabi for Global Action Day last week. I happened to be in attendance and captured Al-Falih making some "interesting" comments... Read More


Biomass

Renewables Now Cheapest, But How To Enable Faster Renewable Energy Growth?

Published on January 22nd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Renewable energy is now the cheapest option, on average, for new electricity capacity around the world — developed countries like the US as well as developing countries. As I noted the other day, we need to keep channeling this message to the broader public, and especially decision-makers, but there are other things to do in order to increase renewable energy growth... Read More


Bicycles

E-Bikesharing + Carsharing Scheme In UK Is A First

Published on January 22nd, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

For the first time in the UK, you can join a bikeshare that uses electric bikes (e-bikes). With 5 new docking sites across the city of Exeter, bicyclists can easily give an electric bicycle a spin around the city. The city of Exeter has more docking stations planned as well to increase ridership and availability of the self-service bike hire network... Read More


Batteries

3 Ways Donald Trump’s Climate Approach Is A US Economic Disaster

Published on January 21st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

To be fair, we don't yet know what Donald Trump's precise climate approach will be, but it seems all but guaranteed that he will slow and obstruct climate action and will do a great deal to increase pollution and CO2 emissions from out-of-date oil, coal, and gas industries. This is idiotic not just because it puts all of human society at great risk, but also because it's one of the worst economic moves a politician can make... Read More


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New Tesla Model S 100D Option Features 335-Mile Range

Published on January 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre

As was earlier speculated, the Tesla Model S 100D (the P100D minus the "Performance" bit) possesses a single-charge range of well over 300 miles, something that we now know for sure following the company updating its online design studio to feature the new option... Read More


Clean Power

Global Solar PV Demand Grows For 10th Straight Year, 2017 Will Be Bigger

Published on January 21st, 2017 | by Adam Johnston

Firm growth from China will help boost overall global PV demand for the 10th consecutive year, according to a recent report from IHS. IHS Technology Senior Analyst Josefin Berg said Chinese feed-in tariff (FIT) cuts from last September have created higher-than-projected 4th quarter growth. Berg notes global capacity additions reaching 77 gigawatts (GW) in 2016 and 79 GW in 2017. The former is a projected 34% year-on-year growth rate in 2016, exceeding 2015’s 32% year-on-year growth rate... Read More


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NHTSA Investigation Finds No Tesla Autopilot Defect In Fatal Crash

Published on January 20th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

This week, NHTSA closed its investigation into the crash that killed Joshua Brown, saying its staff "did not identify any defects." In response, the company issued a brief statement. “At Tesla, the safety of our customers comes first, and we appreciate the thoroughness of NHTSA’s report and its conclusion.”... Read More


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