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Clean Transport

Nikola Motors Shoots For The Moon With 5 New Electric Vehicles — #CleanTechnica Field Trip

Published on April 22nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Nikola Motor Company blew up the world of zero-emission vehicles last week with the announcement of five new vehicles, ranging from its battery and hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks to a new electric personal watercraft. The announcements were made at Nikola World on April 16th and CleanTechnica was there to capture all of the news firsthand... Read More


Agriculture

Taylor Guitars Announces Planting Of 1,500 Ebony Trees In Cameroon

Published on April 22nd, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

Taylor Guitars, based in El Cajon, California, recently announced the completion of a tree planting project in Cameroon's Congo Basin area. 1,500 West African ebony trees were planted to help maintain this species, which is currently in a vulnerable state. Bob Taylor, Co-founder and President of Taylor Guitars, answered some questions about the tree planting work for CleanTechnica... Read More


Clean Power

China’s Solar Installations Down 46% In First Quarter

Published on April 22nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

China's National Renewable Energy Center announced last week that the country's solar PV installations for the first quarter reached only 5.2 gigawatts (GW), down 46% over the same quarter a year earlier, highlighting the significant uncertainty that has plagued the Chinese solar industry over the last 10 months... Read More


Clean Power

Renogy’s Solar Panels Bring Low Cost, Portable Solar To The Masses

Published on April 22nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Renogy has built some impressive portable solar panels that allow consumers to recharge their devices and their portable USB batteries using the power of the sun. It's a beautiful combination that had me excited when the company reached out to me about a review of its 5 watt and 10 watt portable solar panels... Read More


Cars

Tesla’s Seat Heaven — Home Of Tesla’s Cloud-Like Seats

Published on April 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

If you've ever ridden in a Tesla vehicle featuring the company's white vegan leather seats, you were surely impressed. They're as soft as a cloud. They're as white as Conan O'Brien's grandma (I assume). Beyond the smooth surface, they're so cushy you feel like you just sat on the marshmallow man. And on a cold day, they'll toast your buns quicker than a looney roadrunner can climb a mountain... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Will Tesla’s Leasing Program Disrupt The Ride-Sharing Market?

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla has been leading its customers through a merry little dance lately, shuffling its vehicle lineup around and raising and lowering prices. Buried among all the recent repricings is an announcement that has attracted little attention, but that offers a clue to Tesla’s future plans to deploy an automated ride-sharing network... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

5 Shiny Shanghai Auto Show Highlights — Singulato iC3, Icona Nucleus, Wey X, AiWays U5, & MAD Robot

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by Sebastian Blanco

Walking the massive convention center that houses Auto Shanghai 2019 (i.e., the Shanghai Auto Show) is a great way to get in your steps. The place is huge, taking up 5,400,000 square feet of exhibit space. There are cars and automotive-related companies displaying everything from the latest SUV to a new electric concept to a meal-delivery robot that takes its cues from R2-D2. It's an overwhelming array of new technology, and then you realize that there are two floors... Read More


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