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Batteries

Electric Car Drivers & Potential Drivers — Chime In!

Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

As I announced last week, we are now collecting data for our 2019 electric car driver report. Yet again, building on the work of previous years and always looking to evolve, we're aiming to significantly improve the data, analysis, and report in ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

The Cost Of Owning A Tesla After 200,000 Miles

Published on May 25th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Guest contributor: Steve Sasman*. Note: Steve recently went on an epic 48 state road trip visiting 107 Tesla stores, meeting over 500 Tesla employees, and discovering some helpful Tesla road trip hacks. Here, Steve looks back at the cost of owning his Tesla after breaking the 200,000-mile mark. ... Read More


Air Quality

Correcting Audi’s Fast Charging Presentation … Tesla Keeping Summer Safe … Perovskite Solar Cells — #CleanTechnica Top 20

Published on May 25th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular articles of the past week started with a couple of space scientists correcting a very misleading Audi presentation comparing e-tron fast charging to Tesla Model 3 fast charging. (That article has since been referenced in the Wall Street Journal.) Other top stories included a fun Tesla software update, some news regarding perovskite solar cells, and our 2019 EV driver (and non–EV driver) surveys... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Some Hard Truths About Autonomous Driving

Published on May 25th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

“The future of transportation is inevitably one of electric-powered fully-autonomous vehicles that you don’t own. This will all be mandated by the government, because it’s the only thing that can prevent thousands of pointless deaths every year.”Am I raising a strawman to burn here? Yes, but it’s not as fake as it appears at first glance... Read More


Clean Transport

Charging On Without A Plan In The UK

Published on May 25th, 2019 | by Andy Miles

The UK government, like the eccentric Don Quixote, is charging on without a rational plan for charging infrastructure. What has been required since 2010 when the first viable EVs started to emerge is a central government plan and policy for charging infrastructure. In the absence of any such planning, charging points of all kinds have sprung up like weeds in a neglected garden, with no specifications for siting, for access, or for payment... Read More


Air Quality

State of Global Air 2019 — A Special Report On Global Exposure To Air Pollution & Its Disease Burden

Published on May 25th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

It's a fine balance to stay above the depression point when one is educated about the state of our environment, the state of our union, the state of our planet, the state of politics, and the legacy we are leaving for our grandchildren. A new report on air pollution doesn't really help with that depression, but it is important for us to cover nonetheless... Read More


Clean Power

The Dance of Nuclear, Coal, & Renewables in South Africa

Published on May 25th, 2019 | by David Zarembka

Regular CleanTechnica readers should know that Elon Musk was born in South Africa and only left for Canada when he finished high school. Does Tesla have a presence in his birth country? As far as I know, there is one Tesla employee who is promoting battery storage, which is sorely needed in a country with frequent blackouts. South Africa, as a former British colony, is a right-hand drive country and Musk has said that Tesla would open a store and begin sending Model3s there by the end of this year. There are many wealthy people in South Africa, and with Musk having “hero” status there, it ought to be a good market for Tesla cars, potentially the biggest in Africa... Read More


Air Quality

BYD Delivers The First Fleet Of Electric Buses To Argentina

Published on May 25th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

A fleet of fully electric buses in Argentina was brought across the Chilean border and to its final destination in the City of Mendoza by BYD on May 23rd after making the lengthy trek to get into the country by freighter. The 12 new BYD K9 buses will be the first fleet of electric buses in Argentina when local bus operator STM puts them into operation later this year. ... Read More


Buildings

4 US States Scoring Under-the-Radar Clean Energy Wins

Published on May 25th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

In the United States, the falling cost of renewable energy means the economic case for investing in renewables is stronger than ever before. Across the country, from South Carolina to Nevada, states are taking new measures to harness wind and solar power. Since January, more than 10 state legislatures have enacted policies that encourage new renewable energy development... Read More


Cars

Porsche 911 Fanatics, Volvo Fanatics, Lexus & Ford Mustang Fanatics Become Tesla Model 3 & Model S Fanatics

Published on May 25th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

There are a lot of anonymous and a few non-anonymous anti-Tesla trolls on the internet. Whether they are connected to the oil industry, work for traditional auto companies, or simply picked up an odd prejudice against clean electric cars, they seem to be obsessed with Tesla articles, to the point that they have to comment on hundreds of those articles despite not liking the company. One of the favorite tools of the Tesla smear is calling people who recognize the benefits of Tesla vehicles "fanboys" (often with the implication that they're idiots and have no good reason to be "fanboys")... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model 3 Rewrites The Rules Of What A Sport Sedan Can Be, Motor Trend Reflects

Published on May 25th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

I was so glad to see this Motor Trend comparison of the top 3 sport sedans you can buy for around $50,000, and to see that it included the Tesla Model 3, I'm tired of reading reviews comparing the Model 3 to other electric cars. Everyone knows where it stands compared to other electric cars (it beats them for the most part, unless you have special requirements, like you need an SUV), but as well as Tesla has sold car over the last year, there are still places where people have no idea about Tesla or any electric car... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

EV sales in Norway

Other Nations Support Electric Cars. In The US, They’re Supposedly A Threat To Gas Tax Revenue.

Published on May 24th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Governments in Europe and China are trying to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles by offering subsidies and incentives, and it’s working. In Norway, EVs are exempt from taxes, and drivers receive perks such as free parking and reduced tolls. Almost 60 percent of new cars sold in the country in March were fully electric. China’s combination of incentives and mandates is acting as a magnetic force, sucking the global EV industry out of America and Europe and into China, where over a million electric cars were sold in ... Read More


Batteries

Rayvolt Is Not-So-Secretly Plotting An eBike Revolution Powered By The Sun

Published on May 24th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

From the glossy pages of its catalogs and the beautiful pictures that adorn the Rayvolt website, it is not immediately clear what kind of company Rayvolt is. So when they invited CleanTechnica out to their headquarters to meet the team and to see their new lineup of ebikes for 2019, we were excited to get a look behind the curtain at what it was that really made them tick... Read More


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