Cars

28–40% of EV Drivers Have Solar Panels (CleanTechnica EV Report)

Published on June 25th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Previous surveys — including our initial EV driver survey — have found a strong link between driving electric cars and having home solar panels. Yet again, in our 2017 EV driver report, a very large portion of our respondents had home solar panels, which means that they are essentially “fueling” their electric cars with sunshine... Read More


Bicycles

Electric Big Phat Scooter

Electric Big Phat Scooter Offers Versatility & Oomph

Published on June 25th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Riding fat wheels on electric bicycles and scooters can be a thrill if the electric motor is up to the job. We've covered two dual-motor electric bikes (e-bikes) so far that were silly fun to maneuver in corners — the EVO Big Bud PRO from Emotion and the MOAR foldable fat tire e-bike. It certainly sounds as if the Phat Scooter is shooting for something a little different, which should appeal to many as well... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Hyper Chariot Aims To Go Faster, Further, & Cheaper Than Hyperloop

Published on June 24th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

The concept of low- to no-pressure travel through tubes has been around for a few hundred years, but it's clearly facing a revival of inspiration lately. It continues to capture imaginations as a promising future mode of transport, but also now investment dollars. Today, the idea of achieving high-velocity travel in a controlled tube environment may have made a step forward, thanks to the startup Hyper Chariot Network... Read More


Cars

Investing In The Future

Published on June 24th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Investing is sort of always kind of supposed to be about the future, right? The challenge that has faced many an investor is that the future can be hard to predict. As it turns out, that leads much of the investment community to look at the past and extrapolate forward... Read More


Cars

Cleantech Fun In Berlin — June 27

Published on June 23rd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

We're now announcing the plan for June 27, which involves some social networking, good food, and an EV charging walking tour that involves a "scathing critique" of EV charging stations, cleantech communications, and branding. Here's the schedule... Read More


Cars

How To Land One Of Tesla’s Coveted Intern Spots

Published on June 23rd, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Those of us who only dimly remember our college days may have an outdated view of what it means to be an intern. Days of tedious trips to the copy machine for no pay? Not in today’s Silicon Valley. According to the web site Glassdoor, interns at Tesla make a median monthly pay of $4,480, and SpaceX interns make $4,080. ... Read More


Cars

Is This Tesla’s #1 Fan?

Published on June 23rd, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

I asked him how he first discovered Tesla and he explained, "My love for Tesla started after watching the documentary, Revenge of the Electric Car, which educated me about the history and the impact that we could have if we embraced electric vehicles."... Read More


Cars

This Is How Tesla & Electric Cars Conquered Norway

Published on June 23rd, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

With about 100,000 electrics on the road, Norway (population 5 million) trails only the U.S., China, and Japan in absolute numbers. By 2025, the government has suggested, there may be no gasoline- or diesel-powered cars sold in the country... Read More


Climate Change

Climate Adaptation Is King In The New Anti-Normal

Published on June 23rd, 2017 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Many governments and companies have spent months, and in some cases years, taking serious steps to become resilient in the face of these climate impacts, which threaten to overwhelm any and all mitigation efforts and produce a fairly rapid collapse of the world economy... Read More


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