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Clean Transport

Climate Launchpad 2017 Startup Spotlight: Go To-U

Published on November 19th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

We originally connected with the Go To-U team as we were planning our Cleantech Revolution Tour event in Berlin, Germany, and Wroclaw, Poland. Then Andrea and I met them in Cyprus during this Climate Launchpad Grand Final event. And we collaborated yet again for our recent EV charging conference in Warsaw, Poland... Read More


Cars

eMotorWerks JuiceBox Pro 40 EVSE Review (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Published on November 19th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

On paper, it appears that eMotorWerks' JuiceBox is the most advanced and intelligent Level 2 EVSE ("EV charger") on the market today. As such, we were excited for the opportunity to spend some quality time with the JuiceBox Pro 40 to see if it lived up to the hype... Read More


Air Quality

Cobalt, Ontario (Mining Ghost Town) May Be Brought To Life Thanks To EV Batteries

Published on November 19th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Ever since the release of The Economist's video about the coming electric car age and 2018 being a tipping point, I'm more interested in cobalt and have read about the problems with cobalt mining. We all want particulate-free fresh air and zero CO2 emissions. It's time to lose the tailpipe and get up to date with battery-powered cars. The driving force is technological progress with batteries. "The good news is that technology will march on regardless. Batteries will get better, cheaper, and more abundant. Samsung SDI, LG Chem, Panasonic, SK Innovation, Kreisel, and other will keep improving EV batteries to win more deals, and the EV market will improve and grow, as it has been." But what will these batteries be made of, and where will we get the resources/materials... Read More


Cars

Why 9 Of Top 10 Norway Cars Are Electrified (CleanTechnica Video)

Published on November 19th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the top presentations at EVBox’s first annual rEVolution conference earlier this year came from Sture Portvik, project leader for electrical vehicles and charging infrastructure in the City of Oslo's Agency for Urban Environment. He was also presenting in Paris recently for Autonomy, where I was again present to moderate some panel discussions... Read More


Air Quality

Hyundai IONIQ Wins Women’s World Car Of The Year “Supreme Award”

Published on November 19th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

I've been intrigued by the Hyundai IONIQ from the first time I heard about it. First of all, there's a style and range in this electric car that must appeal to a large number of people. There are also three compelling powertrains depending on your needs — three electrified powertrains (my favorite being the IONIQ Electric). All three versions — the Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, and Electric — were treated as one car for voting purposes, dynamically increasing the EVs appeal in the 8th edition of the Women’s World Car of the Year awards. And that triplet of an electrified leader took the "Supreme Award."... Read More


Cars

If GM Is Serious, It Will Still Take About 16 Years To Catch Up To Tesla

Published on November 19th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard

Chevy plans to put three more cars based on the Chevy Bolt platform on the road by 2021, and then introduce a new modular electric platform supporting at least 20 new vehicles by 2023. If they stick to these plans, a reasonable question is how long it will take before they have more fully electric cars on the roads of the world than Tesla, if ever... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Why Does Tesla Do Everything Better?

Published on November 18th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

The #1 complaint about Tesla seems to be that ... we have to wait too long for mass production of its products. That's sort of a sign that the company is doing things quite well. Actually, if you crunch the numbers, you can see that Tesla cars offer more range, better performance, better interior tech, better semi-autonomous driving features, better charging options, and ... Read More


Batteries

Daimler To Put ~$755 Million Into EV Push In China

Published on November 18th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Daimler AG will be investing some 5 billion yuan (~$755 million) as part of its push to manufacture plug-in electric vehicles and associated battery packs in China with its joint-venture partner there (BAIC Motor Corp). That's what a company exec has just revealed at the Guangzhou motor show... Read More


Policy & Politics

Want To Regain Democracy? Talk *Politics* & *Policy*

Published on November 18th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

If you are watching the attacks on US democracy closely, it's a bit shocking. Basic elements of the US Constitution and a functional democracy are attacked on a daily basis. There are attacks on an independent judicial systems, attacks on independent media (which is essential to provide societal checks on political power — Thomas Jefferson said it was more critical than government itself), attacks on individuals who express different viewpoints, and attacks on free speech and the idea of discussion at all... Read More


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