MINI Countryman ALL4 PHEV Produces 221 Horsepower

Published on July 26th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The new MINI Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid is a car that's probably worth keeping an eye on, if one is in the market for a sporty car with a plug that doesn't cost too much. That said, the model clearly has some limitations that are worth highlighting right off the bat (before getting into the positives)... Read More


EV Annex Puts The Tesla Model 3 In Your Pocket (4 Videos)

Published on July 26th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The folks over at EV Annex just can't stop innovating. We usually find them with new products popping out of their shop in Florida, but this time they are going virtual with the release of their new Augmented Reality (AR) smartphone app. The app lets users get up close and personal with their very own Tesla Model 3 right now... Read More

Policy & Politics

VW Exec Oliver Schmidt To Plead Guilty In US

Published on July 26th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The Volkswagen AG exec arrested last year in the US in relation to his part in defrauding diesel vehicle emissions regulators, Oliver Schmidt, will be pleading guilty on August 4 in US District Court in Detroit, a court spokesperson has revealed... Read More

Clean Transport

Angela Merkel: Don’t “Demonize” Diesel Cars

Published on July 26th, 2017 | by James Ayre

In response to the announcement by the UK government that the sale of new diesel- and petrol/gas-powered cars will be banned by 2040, a spokesperson for the German government was quoted as saying that the German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned many times against "demonizing" diesel cars... Read More

Cleantech News

All Fracking Is Local

Published on July 26th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

As the BLM tries to block an Obama rule that would protect drinking water on public lands, citizens in western Pennsylvania are taking direct action to block fracking operations and preserve their water supply from state sponsored pollution. ... Read More


Used Tesla Model S vs Tesla Model 3 (Next #Electrifying Webinar)

Published on July 26th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

With Tesla Model 3 now in production, we're having a lot of fun. The naysayers have not exactly quieted down (they actually seem louder than ever), but yet another major milestone they said was impossible is already in the rearview camera. New details on the Model 3 are coming out on Friday along with the final unveiling of the production version of the car. There will surely be some fun surprises. However, more or less, we know what the Model 3 is offering... Read More


BMW Announces Next Step In Vehicle Electrification Strategy

Published on July 26th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

BMW Group has been one of the early leaders in 21st century electrification. In general, BMW seems serious about the transition to electric cars, and it produces a high-quality EV (BMW i3) as well as several plug-in hybrids. The BMW Group holds electrification as one of the central pillars of the Group's corporate strategy. As part of that, it just announced a new battery-electric MINI, a variant of the brand's core 3-door hatch model... Read More

Clean Transport

Germany’s KBA: Volkswagen Diesel Car Owners Who Refuse Engine Software Updates Will Lose Registration

Published on July 26th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Here's a bit of good news on the air pollution front: Volkswagen diesel car owners in Germany will lose their vehicle registrations if they refuse to receive engine software updates to bring their cars in line with emissions standards, going by documents from the country's motor vehicle watchdog KBA (as reported by Focus Online)... Read More


It’s Never Been Done Before

Published on July 25th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

It's a common argument — whether worded so directly or not. It's a reason used to not start a business, to not advocate for better government policies, to not launch a new product. This simple argument stifles many an effort to make the world better... Read More

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