#1 cleantech news, reviews, & analysis site in the world. Subscribe today. The future is now.


Cars

1st Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Pluses Registered In Norway!

Published on August 20th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

For those of you who have followed the Norway Tesla registration statistics this quarter, it has been very slow since the end of quarter flurry in June. Tesla delivered most of its shipments in June and the country has been waiting for a ship since then... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Looking Back At Jay Leno’s Strong Support For Tesla Over The Years (Video Retrospective)

Published on August 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

As the next season of the CNBC show "Jay Leno's Garage" kicks off on August 28th, the legendary talk show host, comedian, and car enthusiast recently shared some positive comments on the future of Tesla. And this wasn't the first time he's voiced his support. Over the years, Leno's appreciation for Tesla and Elon Musk have grown... Read More


Agriculture

Burger King Dared Me (& My Cat) To Taste Test The Impossible Whopper

Published on August 19th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

A few days ago, I woke up to an interesting notification on my phone. It was from the Burger King app, and the company wanted me to taste test the Impossible Whopper. To make it a fair test (and one that enough people would want to take a chance on), the app offered a special deal: one regular beef Whopper and one Impossible Whopper for $... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

How Tesla’s Path To Self-Driving Cars Is Different From Others

Published on August 19th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

The race to fully autonomous vehicles is on. In April, Elon Musk declared that Tesla should have over a million level 5 autonomous vehicles manufactured by 2020. To clarify, that means over a million cars equipped with the necessary hardware capable of driving with no help from a driver. That's contingent, of course, on the software being ready. In addition, government approvals will be necessary (read: mandatory) long before self-driving Teslas will be commonplace... Read More


Cars

Tesla Sentry Mode Helps BMW Owner Try To Catch A Thief

Published on August 18th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla's Sentry Mode is always saving the day, or at least helping police solve crimes that without witnesses are hard to solve and get pushed aside until new evidence shows up. In this case, a BMW owner benefitted from Tesla's Sentry Mode... Read More


Cars

222,000 Miles In A Tesla Model S (Video + Interview)

Published on August 18th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

When you see a video about an electric vehicle -- in this case a Tesla Model S -- that has been driven well over 200,000 miles and could go another 200,000 or farther, it helps to refute anti-EV misinformation. It also points to a future where EV owners can potentially drive their vehicles farther and with lower ownership costs than if they had a gas-powered car or truck... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Lilium eVTOL Red Dot Award

Lilium Flirts With Biomimicry, Wins Red Dot Award

Published on August 18th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

One benefit of the new wave of electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) and electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) airplanes is the freedom the electric propulsion system gives designers. Airbus has a "Bird of Prey" concept that will please most Star Trek fans, and now a flying Manta Ray could grace our skies in a few years... Read More


Batteries

sodium sulfur battery cell

Is This Why Tesla Stays Secretive About Maxwell Technologies?

Published on August 18th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

There has been a ton of speculation about why Tesla bought Maxwell Technologies. The obvious but vague answer is that its battery technology will improve Tesla's automotive and energy storage products, but we now know the more detailed answer. It's a long story, but it's well worth the read. Please read this post to the end, as it's very easy to misunderstand this if you don't get the whole story... Read More


Cars

Chinese EV Sales In July: After The Subsidy Storm

Published on August 18th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

After an end-of-incentives derived surge in June, July saw the expected hangover, with the Chinese plug-in vehicle market dropping 7% year over year (YoY), and the 70,000 units of last month representing less than half of the deliveries of the previous month. Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) sank 22% YoY in July, their worst drop in over two years, while, amazingly, fully electric vehicles (BEVs) still managed to grow, if only by 1%, despite the gloom all around them (the overall market also dropped 4%)... Read More


Clean Power

Clean Energy At 1 Cent Per Kilowatt-Hour

Published on August 18th, 2019 | by Scott Cooney

We need clean energy, and we need it ASAP. There are barriers to getting it done, including permitting, price, land-use issues, energy-water nexus issues, lobbying efforts by the fossil industries and the puppets they install in our government, and more. Capital projects can take years to develop as a result of these obstacles... Read More


Cars

EV Tipping Point in Norway

Published on August 18th, 2019 | by Roy L Hales

Prior to the introduction of supportive government policies, most battery electric vehicles (BEV) were in Oslo, Norway. In March 2014, one percent of the vehicles on the roads were electric, while 21% of new vehicle sales were plug-in vehicles. Five years later, in March 2019, 58.4% of new vehicle purchases were fully electric... Read More


Aviation

Bye Aerospace & OXIS Energy To Commercialize Lithium-Sulfur Batteries For Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

Published on August 17th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Bye Aerospace is an extremely busy electric aviation company developing the future of our urban air mobility (UAM) world. It has two electric airplanes (eCTOL) and is working on an electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) project with Uber Elevate. But that's not all. It is also partnering with another two companies focusing on pre‐crash sensing technologies, parachute ballistic recovery systems, landing gear‐airframe crashworthy structural concepts, high-energy absorbing seats, and advanced restraints... Read More


Back to Top ↑