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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


Cars

See Why Tesla Scares The Legacy Players

Published on May 26th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Mase Goslin, whose previous graphs we have highlighted, has compiled a new time series graphic of EV sales in the US, this time by brand. This more clearly shows Tesla's rise to absolute dominance of the US EV market, crushing all other players and accelerating off over the horizon. EVs are the future, and Tesla is the undisputed market leader, especially in the US, but also globally. If you're an automaker on the wrong side of this trend, it must be terrifying!... Read More


Cars

Audi e-tron Review

Published on May 26th, 2019 | by Sebastian Blanco

If you're reading CleanTechnica, then you probably know all about the Audi e-tron. After all, this is the German automaker's big push into all-electric mobility. It's an easy-to-live-with electric SUV that should appeal to any Audi fan, and it's proof positive that Audi is trying to woo ICE drivers into the electric fold without any big compromise. If you like electric vehicles — and we assume our readers do — then strategies like this are what will make driving electric the norm, someday... Read More


Policy & Politics

This Is A Problem: Donald Trump Loves Dictators, Slams Democracy, Free Press, FBI, CIA, & US War Heroes

Published on May 26th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

It's a real surprise that some Americans still support Donald Trump. He has vehemently attacked just about everything America is supposed to stand for — democracy, freedom of speech, the rule of law, patriotic heroes of justice, the FBI's search for justice, former US presidents and vice presidents of both parties, racial equality and religious freedom, decency, honesty, compassion, and love... 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


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