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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


Clean Power

ExxonMobil Eyes Clean Energy Partnership In India

Published on May 20th, 2019 | by Saurabh

Global energy behemoth ExxonMobil is reportedly in talks with an Indian company to initiate a partnership in the clean energy sector. The US-based company seems to have been attracted by the pro-clean energy policies in India and an increase interaction between Indian and American businesses over the last few years. ... Read More


Clean Power

Shock Australian National Election Victory Bodes Ill For Climate & Clean Energy

Published on May 20th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Australia went to the polls on Saturday in a long-awaited Federal election whose conclusion was so far beyond doubt the bookmakers decided to pay out a day or so in advance, but the conclusion was not to me, and the Coalition Government was returned to power in a shock election victory which will likely severely curtail the country's climate and clean energy policy... Read More


Buildings

Report: Cities Designed To Shape & Enable New Mobility

Published on May 20th, 2019 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Urban areas that are designed to shape and enable new mobility — by rethinking streets, parking, and more — can lower emissions, enhance health, and improve equity. Experimentation is key to best realize the potential of new mobility while avoiding negative and unintended consequences. Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI’s) recent report, Cities Designed to Shape and Enable New Mobility, describes the concept of MOD Cities — living test sites where local municipal governments, developers, financiers, vehicle manufacturers, mobility service providers, and urban designers and architects actively collaborate to co-innovate at the nexus of urban design, vehicles, and new mobility services. MOD Cities would put people first and be seamlessly integrated with the communities and urban fabric at their edges... Read More


Clean Transport

Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory — Main Structure Now Being Completed (Video Update)

Published on May 20th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

The latest aerial video from the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory site, courtesy of Jason Yang, shows the main structure of the factory very close to completion. The remaining roof and wall patches on the north and south extremities look set to be completed this week, with largely weather/cosmetic finishing of some surfaces remaining. Focus is now shifting to work on the loading bays and the factory's internals... Read More


Cars

Reasons To Buy A Tesla Model 3 By May 27, & A Few Reasons To Not Buy

Published on May 19th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Tesla is offering 5,000 free miles of Supercharging if you order by May 27. You have to use the miles within 6 months, but that could save you about about $450 if you drive a lot, less if you drive less. You should also get your car by June 30, 2019 — so, if you are in the US, you should be eligible for the $3,750 tax credit... Read More


Batteries

Global EV Market Growth 2013-2018

BNEF’s Latest “Embarrassingly” Lowball EV Outlook

Published on May 19th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

BNEF's reputation as progressive on EV adoption projections is in question after its latest Electric Vehicle Outlook report trims its previous projections of sales across the coming decade down 10%, and assumes annual growth rates will quickly drop to 23–24% from the current rate of 56%. ... Read More


Air Quality

Tesla Model 3 Charges Twice As Fast As Audi e-tron … Air Pollution Is Killing Us … “Tesla Killer” MIA — #CleanTechnica Top 20

Published on May 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular articles of the past week on CleanTechnica were topped by a detailed, thorough, clear debunking of an Audi marketing mistake — thanks to a couple of guest posters for that piece. Also topping the charts were a depressing look at the high cost of air pollution, another "Tesla killer" that doesn't threaten let alone beat any Teslas, our Danish writer's interesting debate with himself (number crunching and all) regarding which Tesla Model 3 to buy, and an "Elonroad" EV charging system in Sweden... Read More


Uncategorized

There Is Tesla, And Then There Are Automotive Dinosaurs

Published on May 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The first part of this two-part series involved a thorough examination of exactly what kind of business Tesla is, and how it fits into the broader market segments it serves. This second part covers the author's personal experience with Tesla vehicles and how those vehicles compare to others on the market today and tomorrow... Read More


Clean Power

Texas Going Big On Renewables: Phase II Has Started

Published on May 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

When a wind power discussion comes up, Texas is often mentioned. It’s not just that Texas has a lot of wind power. (It does.) It’s not just that Texas has a big, very isolated grid. (It does.*) There’s the oft-forgotten fact that when Texas started adopting wind power, it went from almost zero to the national leader in wind power in just 6 years!... Read More


Clean Power

Rethinking How Social Innovation Organizations Can Better Design For Scalable Impact

Published on May 19th, 2019 | by The Beam

“Investing in women is smart business and key to poverty alleviation at scale,” says Ajaita Shah, Founder and CEO of Frontier Markets, a rural marketing, sales, and service distribution company providing access to affordable and quality clean energy solutions and appliances to low-income households in India by building a network of rural entrepreneurs. ... Read More


Cars

Jerome — The Man, The Myth, The Tesla Super-Engineer — #CleanTechnica Interview

Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

If you were following Tesla in the early days of the Model S, and more so if you were an early Model S owner, you probably know or know of Jerome Guillen. He led development of the Tesla Model S (program director) and was also VP of Worldwide Sales and Service for 2½ years. He was absolutely loved by owners. If you frequented Tesla forums in the pre–Model X days, you might have even seen more love for Jerome than for Elon (Musk). People loved him... Read More


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