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Why GM Auto Workers Are Striking & Some Want To Make More EVs

Published on September 19th, 2019 | by Daryl Elliott

Ted Krumm, head of the UAW's bargaining committee states: "This strike is about us ... standing up for fair wages, for affordable quality healthcare, for our share of profits, and for our job security." Apparently, the autoworker union does not believe that GM is adequately sharing with workers the more than $8 billion in profits the company made in ... Read More


Cars

IIHS: Tesla Model 3 Earns Top Safety Score In All 8 Test Categories

Published on September 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3 won the IIHS's TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, which means that the car achieved the top score in all 8 test categories. You cannot get a better score. While this is a tremendous achievement, it's also not surprising. The Model 3 already achieved the best safety score ever from the NHTSA, and we know that it is the safety leader due to abundant crumple zones, market-leading active safety features, extremely strong doors and a similarly strong roof, a low center of gravity that keeps the car stable, and tremendous traction control... Read More


Cars

New Tesla Model 3 Aero Wheel From Fast Wheels — Wicked!

Published on September 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Way back in 2016 when I camped outside the Montreal Tesla store for two nights to reserve my Tesla Model 3 Performance, I can't say I had wheels on my mind. There were many other things — excitement wondering what the car would actually look like, the experience of meeting so many amazing people from the Tesla community, staving off frostbite ... but in that exact moment, any impact about what this car would have on my work was pretty far down the list... Read More


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A Practical Reason Why Nürburgring Records Matter To Tesla

Published on September 18th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

Until a couple weeks ago, my knowledge of the famous Nürburgring race track in Germany was basically limited to the strange Ring Racer roller coaster that was built in 2009 to be the fastest in the world, but ended up only operating four days in 2013 after they blew more than 12.3 million euros making it... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Gets An Invite To Set Up Factory In Tamil Nadu, India

Published on September 18th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister, Edappadi K. Palaniswami, is on an investment tour in the US and the UK. In the US, he stopped by the Tesla plant in San Francisco. According to Times of India, a press release stated that "The CM visited Tesla Inc unit in Fremont and got to see the manufacturing of environment-friendly vehicles, batteries, and energy storage products."... Read More


Consumer Technology

DWeb: Leveraging Technology For Environmental Protection & Disaster Relief

Published on September 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

I've just returned from the Decentralized WebCamp held this year at a regenerative mushroom farm in Santa Cruz, California. A global community hailing from Brazil, Germany, China, India, Canada, Russia, and everywhere in between participated to bring their own unique contributions to the many domains of the Decentralized Web, or “DWeb.”... Read More


Climate Change

Fridays For Future

There Has Never Been A Better Time To Become A Climate Activist Than Now. Here’s Why

Published on September 18th, 2019 | by The Beam

For our planet to remain habitable, we have to change everything. To move away from fossil fuels, we have to transform the way we eat, commute, live, consume, and travel. And we have to raise our voices — not just the youth, but people of all ages. In order to save our future, we have to become climate activists. The timeframe has been set a long time ago and we are approaching its end with increasing pace... Read More


Clean Power

US Utility-Scale Solar Pipeline Tops 37.9 Gigawatts

Published on September 18th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The United States solar industry now boasts the largest pipeline of utility-scale solar projects in history with a record 37.9 gigawatts (GW) of contracted solar, according to the latest figures from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association. ... Read More


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CleanTechnica Exclusive: Polestar Will Open Its 1st Store In Oslo

Published on September 18th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Are Hansen of Norway is an active member of the CleanTechnica community. A few days ago, he was walking through a part of Oslo that features many upscale shopping locations and spotted something unusual. So he snapped some photos and forwarded then to us, along with a news report from Norwegian news source ABC Nyheter... Read More


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BMW i3 = #1 Electric Vehicle In Germany In August, Record Performance

Published on September 18th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in electric vehicle market continued on the right track in August, having registered 8,121 units. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were up +104% year over year (YoY), while plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) keep suffering (down 9%). The plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) share was 2.6% in the month, with BEVs alone hitting 1.6%. That kept the 2019 plug-in share at 2.6% (1.7% BEV)... Read More


Clean Power

Will A Watershed Event Turn The Tide Against Fossil Fuels?

Published on September 17th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

Right now we are facing an existential crisis, despite the fact conservatives deny the reality of climate change and the media doing their bidding (thanks to bullying, bothsiderism, and disinterest) climate change quickly threatens the future of the planet and the human race... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Live Music + EVs + Beer = Abita Springs Drive Electric Day

Published on September 17th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Abita Springs Drive Electric Day was held on Sunday, September 15, and was a part of the nationwide celebration of EVs known as National Drive Electric Week. Abita is known for its wide range of local brews. One of my favorites is Purple Haze, another is the holiday edition, Creole Cream Ale (which can't get here quick enough!)... Read More


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Tesla Model S Laps The Nürburgring In 7:23 — Crushing The Porsche Taycan

Published on September 17th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

A Tesla Model S prototype currently testing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife has been informally timed lapping the circuit in 7:23. The stopwatch timing was made by a correspondent of the German publication Auto Motor und Sport. The Tesla did have have the advantage of using race compound tires, but that doesn't account for the almost 20 second advantage over the Porsche Taycan's publicized lap time (7:42). The Tesla also looks to have the potential to surpass the track performance of every gasoline saloon, save limited production specials from Jaguar and ... Read More


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