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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


Clean Transport

ChargePoint’s New Home Flex Charger Makes Home EV Charging Easy

Published on September 17th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

ChargePoint casually dropped its new residential electric vehicle charger into the market today and it packs a special feature that allows it to play well with any input amperage from 16 amps up to 50 amps without much fuss. The new ChargePoint Home Flex brings the same ChargePoint experience into the garage without having to worry about whether or not the output amperage of the home circuit is an exact fit for the electric vehicle (EV) charger before purchasing it... Read More


Clean Power

Renewable Energy Investment Over Last Decade Tops $2.5 Trillion

Published on September 17th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Figures published earlier this month by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have shown that global investment in new renewable energy capacity between 2010 and 2019 is on course to exceed US$2.6 trillion --- led by the solar industry which is expected to end the decade with more gigawatts of power capacity installed than any other generation technology. ... Read More


Cars

UAW GM strike

GM Makes Empty EV Promises As Strike Talks Continue

Published on September 17th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

The United Auto Workers decided to strike General Motors this week after contract negotiations failed to achieve a new contract acceptable to the union. The next day, the company issued a statement saying it intends to invest $7 billion in its US manufacturing facilities over the next 4 years... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Autopilot & Lane Change Improvements in Tesla Software V10 — CleanTechnica Review

Published on September 17th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

As I wrote a few hours ago, Tesla's new V10 software is rolling out to Early Access program members and I happened to land in one of those people's cars. I wrote a quick summary and first impressions of many of the new features in that article, but it seemed like improvements to Autopilot warranted their own dedicated piece. The improvements seem to fall into two categories: 1) the visualizations for the driver, and 2) the car's ability to naturally drive itself... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

3 Ways Tesla Is Transforming What It Means To Be A Car

Published on September 16th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Yes, Tesla cars are cool. They're the quickest cars on the market, the safest cars on the market, and the highest tech cars on the market. It's hard to overstate or even properly explain why they stand out and are genuinely in a class of their own. However, it's not just that they're quick, safe, and high tech. Tesla is starting to transform what it means to be a car... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla’s V10 Updates — Freakin’ Awesome Home Movie Theater, Autopilot & Navigation Improvements, Joe Mode … (1st Impressions!)

Published on September 16th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I got quite lucky tonight. I was walking along Sesame Street minding my own business when I all of a sudden got plopped into a Tesla Model 3 with Tesla's new V10 software. I know, I know — you shouldn't talk to strangers. But when you get an opportunity like this, you just have to take it. Let's run through the various improvements coming to Tesla vehicles in ... Read More


Fossil Fuels

The Hidden Cost Of Shell Oil Spills In Niger Delta

Published on September 16th, 2019 | by The Beam

Decades of oil spillage in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta and the incessant bickering over who should own up to the wanton environmental degradation has taken a toll on Nigeria’s economy, seeing it slid into recession with the delta being classified as one of the most polluted places on earth... Read More


Clean Power

To Attract Investors & Developers, India Announces Incentives For Solar Energy Parks

Published on September 16th, 2019 | by Saurabh

The Indian government is planning to facilitate implementation of solar power parks across the country with each project having a capacity of 2 gigawatts. The solar and wind energy parks shall be implemented under the ultra mega renewable energy power parks program. The capacity proposed for each park earlier was believed to be 1.8 gigawatts... Read More


Bicycles

Attending National Drive Electric Week Event In Florida

Published on September 16th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Yesterday, I attended the Drive Electric Week event in New Port Richey. Next week, if all goes as planned, I'll attend another one in Florida. I've been attending these sorts of events for a few years. Although I enjoy them, I don't think they are very effective at their stated purpose. Every time I attend a Drive Electric event, it seems that it is preaching to the choir. I was happy to see a few non-EV owners at the event, but the majority of the people there owned an ... Read More


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