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Climate Change

Fridays For Future

There Has Never Been A Better Time To Become A Climate Activist Than Now. Here’s Why

Published on September 18th, 2019 | by The Beam

For our planet to remain habitable, we have to change everything. To move away from fossil fuels, we have to transform the way we eat, commute, live, consume, and travel. And we have to raise our voices — not just the youth, but people of all ages. In order to save our future, we have to become climate activists. The timeframe has been set a long time ago and we are approaching its end with increasing pace... Read More


Clean Power

US Utility-Scale Solar Pipeline Tops 37.9 Gigawatts

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

The United States solar industry now boasts the largest pipeline of utility-scale solar projects in history with a record 37.9 gigawatts (GW) of contracted solar, according to the latest figures from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association. ... Read More


Cars

CleanTechnica Exclusive: Polestar Will Open Its 1st Store In Oslo

Published on September 18th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Are Hansen of Norway is an active member of the CleanTechnica community. A few days ago, he was walking through a part of Oslo that features many upscale shopping locations and spotted something unusual. So he snapped some photos and forwarded then to us, along with a news report from Norwegian news source ABC Nyheter... Read More


Cars

BMW i3 = #1 Electric Vehicle In Germany In August, Record Performance

Published on September 18th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in electric vehicle market continued on the right track in August, having registered 8,121 units. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were up +104% year over year (YoY), while plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) keep suffering (down 9%). The plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) share was 2.6% in the month, with BEVs alone hitting 1.6%. That kept the 2019 plug-in share at 2.6% (1.7% BEV)... Read More


Clean Power

Will A Watershed Event Turn The Tide Against Fossil Fuels?

Published on September 17th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

Right now we are facing an existential crisis, despite the fact conservatives deny the reality of climate change and the media doing their bidding (thanks to bullying, bothsiderism, and disinterest) climate change quickly threatens the future of the planet and the human race... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Live Music + EVs + Beer = Abita Springs Drive Electric Day

Published on September 17th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Abita Springs Drive Electric Day was held on Sunday, September 15, and was a part of the nationwide celebration of EVs known as National Drive Electric Week. Abita is known for its wide range of local brews. One of my favorites is Purple Haze, another is the holiday edition, Creole Cream Ale (which can't get here quick enough!)... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model S Laps The Nürburgring In 7:23 — Crushing The Porsche Taycan

Published on September 17th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

A Tesla Model S prototype currently testing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife has been informally timed lapping the circuit in 7:23. The stopwatch timing was made by a correspondent of the German publication Auto Motor und Sport. The Tesla did have have the advantage of using race compound tires, but that doesn't account for the almost 20 second advantage over the Porsche Taycan's publicized lap time (7:42). The Tesla also looks to have the potential to surpass the track performance of every gasoline saloon, save limited production specials from Jaguar and ... Read More


Clean Transport

ChargePoint’s New Home Flex Charger Makes Home EV Charging Easy

Published on September 17th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

ChargePoint casually dropped its new residential electric vehicle charger into the market today and it packs a special feature that allows it to play well with any input amperage from 16 amps up to 50 amps without much fuss. The new ChargePoint Home Flex brings the same ChargePoint experience into the garage without having to worry about whether or not the output amperage of the home circuit is an exact fit for the electric vehicle (EV) charger before purchasing it... Read More


Clean Power

Renewable Energy Investment Over Last Decade Tops $2.5 Trillion

Published on September 17th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Figures published earlier this month by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have shown that global investment in new renewable energy capacity between 2010 and 2019 is on course to exceed US$2.6 trillion --- led by the solar industry which is expected to end the decade with more gigawatts of power capacity installed than any other generation technology. ... Read More


Cars

UAW GM strike

GM Makes Empty EV Promises As Strike Talks Continue

Published on September 17th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

The United Auto Workers decided to strike General Motors this week after contract negotiations failed to achieve a new contract acceptable to the union. The next day, the company issued a statement saying it intends to invest $7 billion in its US manufacturing facilities over the next 4 years... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Autopilot & Lane Change Improvements in Tesla Software V10 — CleanTechnica Review

Published on September 17th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

As I wrote a few hours ago, Tesla's new V10 software is rolling out to Early Access program members and I happened to land in one of those people's cars. I wrote a quick summary and first impressions of many of the new features in that article, but it seemed like improvements to Autopilot warranted their own dedicated piece. The improvements seem to fall into two categories: 1) the visualizations for the driver, and 2) the car's ability to naturally drive itself... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

3 Ways Tesla Is Transforming What It Means To Be A Car

Published on September 16th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Yes, Tesla cars are cool. They're the quickest cars on the market, the safest cars on the market, and the highest tech cars on the market. It's hard to overstate or even properly explain why they stand out and are genuinely in a class of their own. However, it's not just that they're quick, safe, and high tech. Tesla is starting to transform what it means to be a car... Read More


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