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Cars

Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) Teases Tesla Model 3 Performance

Published on July 19th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

YouTuber Marques Brownlee — aka MKBHD — took to Twitter to tease the world with some still shots of a Tesla Model 3 Performance Edition and some vertically mounted cameras capturing blood-curdling, portrait-mode video footage destined for Instagram's new IGTV platform... Read More


Batteries

Clean Energy Revolution Is Market Driven

Published on July 19th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Today, renewable energy resources like wind and solar power are so affordable that they’re driving coal production and coal-fired generation out of business. Lower-cost natural gas is helping, too... Read More


Buildings

Ford Wants To Make Central Michigan Station Thrive Again

Published on July 19th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Central Michigan station in Detroit has been closed for many years. In fact, for some it has been a symbol of urban decay, but Bill Ford wants to change that. In the next four years, the plan is to renovate it for use by the Ford Motor Company, so it becomes an entrepreneurial hub... Read More


Clean Power

A Solar Power & Energy Storage Revolution Is Upon Us

Published on July 19th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance describes some of the implications of the growing solar power and energy storage trend as it relates to the current, centralized utility-based electricity distribution model. Because solar and energy storage can be cost competitive with grid electricity prices in some places, consumers now have an alternative to only using utility-based electricity. Report author John Farrell answered some questions for CleanTechnica... Read More


Batteries

Day Hack: The Transition To 100% Rechargeable Batteries At Home

Published on July 19th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

When we rebooted our life a few months back, I took the opportunity to go all in on rechargeable batteries and naturally went right back to Eneloop. We bought a nice starter pack that had a nice variety of cells and adapters as well as a charger and a few weeks later, picked up a pack of loose cells for all of our devices... Read More


Cars

Tesla Steps In As Model S Buyers Retroactively Lose €4,000 “Green Bonus” In Germany

Published on July 19th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) retroactively reversed a €4,000 environmental bonus that many Tesla Model S buyers had already received, based on a technicality. At the heart of the matter is a stipulation in the Guideline on the Promotion of Sales of Electric Vehicles that mandates that the base model of vehicles eligible for the environmental subsidy must be available for customers to purchase for under €60,000. They have to be able to take delivery of such a trim in order to be eligible for the bonus... Read More


Cars

Wroclaw’s Electric Carsharing Program Passes 30,000 Users

Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

A local news report in the Polish city where I've been living for nearly 10 years highlights that our relatively fresh electric carsharing program — Vozilla — has passed 30,000 users. Before moving to Florida a month ago, I was seeing the cars — mostly Nissan LEAFs — everywhere I went... Read More


Air Quality

Honda’s Clarity Vehicles Hint At What’s To Come As Honda Moves To Electrify Sales

Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Honda has set a target of two-thirds of its global auto sales to be electrified by 2030, which includes fuel cell vehicles, plug-in hybrids, hybrids, and battery electric vehicles. To build a bridge to this future, Honda continues to shape its cutting edge automotive technologies into a family of production vehicles under the Clarity line. The Clarity line started with Honda's Clarity FCX, which was the original production Honda Fuel Cell vehicle for the masses and was itself based on the 2006 Honda FCX Concept... Read More


Clean Power

Denver Pledges 100% Renewable Electricity By 2030

Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

Denver's Mayor, who is seeking a third term, has pledged the city will source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. In doing so, Denver has become the 73rd city in the United States to commit to a 100% renewable electricity target; however, few have aimed to complete the transition so quickly. ... Read More


Cars

Volkswagen Will Build Electric Cars In America

Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The head of Volkswagen North America says his company will build the ID Crozz and ID Buzz electric cars in Tennessee. Will they be identical to the cars designed for other markets or larger to better suit American tastes? ... Read More


Coal

The UK Surpasses 1,000 Coal-Free Hours In 2018

Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The UK's dwindling interest in coal-fired power has long been known, but it looks like the effects of the country's coal phase-out are going to hit a monumental peak in 2018 as the country has surpassed 1,000 hours without using coal already in 2018. ... Read More


Air Quality

Optibus Leverages Cloud Computing & Proprietary Algorithms To Digitize Fleet Resource Planning

Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The team at Optibus has developed a fleet resource planning and scheduling solution that it believes will define the future of transit operations around the world. We spent some time with Optibus co-founder and CEO Amos Haggiag to dig into the origins of the solution, what makes it tick and to get a better idea about how it is helping transit operators manage their fleets today... Read More


Clean Transport

24 Miles Per Hour On The New Boosted Stealth Electric Skateboard (CleanTechnica Review)

Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Boosted's new Stealth board looks very much like the previous versions of the board, but much like the name implies, that is all just a cover to keep it flying under the radar. In reality, the Stealth is a wild dog, ready to chase after a bunny at a moments notice...but there's no bunny. Or maybe I'm the bunny and the controller is just begging me to crank it up one more time. It's all getting a bit blurry as the board takes off and my body crouches down, knees bent in search of the tenuous balance as the adrenaline hits my bloodstream again. Sweaty palms. My body begs for more as my brain tells my hand to lay off the acceleration... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Formula 1 Champ Nico Rosberg Test Drives A Tesla Model X (Video)

Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

A Formula 1 racing champion, with gasoline flowing through his veins, happens to be excited about a tech revolution unfolding in the automotive space. Last year, InsideEVs reported that Nico Rosberg, Formula 1's 2016 champion, made a pilgrimage to Silicon Valley. During his visit, "Tesla was his first stop ... [and] continuing on the electric vehicle theme, he popped into ChargePoint’s headquarters."... Read More


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