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Cars

How Did A Nissan LEAF Beat A Tesla Model S In A Race?

Published on July 16th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

The Nissan LEAF certainly doesn't have a reputation as a serious performance car. With far less power than any Tesla, "semi-independent" rear suspension like you'd find under a Chevy Cavalier, and many similarities with the Versa, the LEAF is widely regarded as an economy car, not a luxury or sports car. It certainly isn't seen as a real competitor to a Tesla, even an older Model ... Read More


Clean Power

China Approves 22.8 Gigawatts Of Solar PV For 2019 Subsidies

Published on July 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

China's National Energy Administration announced last week the results of its first national solar auction for Feed-in Tariff (FiT)-approved projects, in which it awarded 22.78 gigawatts (GW) across 3,921 projects, all of which must be completed and grid-connected by the end of the year.  ... Read More


Clean Power

CleanTechnica’s New Green Bank

Published on July 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Okay, it's not super new — we got the account last year. Nonetheless, we never announced it, and one of the good things about green consumerism is you can push others to follow suit, so I'm doing so now. Though, I'm also doing so because of a funny little surprise... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Police Still Investigating Last Year’s Uber Autonomous Vehicle Crash

Published on July 15th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

The Washington Post reports that Tempe, Arizona’s police department is still investigating last year’s fatal accident in which an Uber autonomous test vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian pushing a bike. The investigation comes at the request of Maricopa County’s prosecutors, who want to know more about whether the accident was avoidable... Read More


Cars

Are Solar Vehicles Becoming Viable?

Published on July 15th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Recently, Toyota announced a special research and development project. With Sharp and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), it has put a special test vehicle together that uses solar panels to generate almost 1 kW of energy during daylight hours, whether the vehicle is driving or sitting. ... Read More


Clean Power

Utilities Bid To Own Rooftop Solar Even As They Oppose It

Published on July 15th, 2019 | by John Farrell

Four years have passed since ILSR’s initial report on utility-owned rooftop solar, and this 2019 update shows small growth but some potentially large repercussions. This update rehashes the costs and benefits, updates the progress of the four initial programs, highlights a few new programs, and discusses the wider implications... Read More


Cars

Is This Why Automakers Are So Slow To Electrify?

Published on July 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I originally published this article almost 3 years ago, but it seems it's essentially as relevant today as it was then. The original title was, "What goes on in the minds of auto execs?" If someone has a better explanation than the thoughts below, chime in down in the comments... Read More


Cars

Could The United Kingdom Be The Next Norway For Tesla?

Published on July 14th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Here at CleanTechnica, we’ve published a lot about Norway’s smashing EV success. It makes us wonder, who’s next? One possible answer is the United Kingdom. This article summarizes what I found out about the market potential [&hellip... Read More


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