Clean Transport

Will California Say “Yes” To Volkswagen’s $800 Million Settlement?

Published on April 27th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

The California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) ruling on the proposed settlement from the dieselgate scandal will come very soon. The Volkswagen Group of America is proposing to invest $2 billion into the nation's zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure over the next 10 years. A significant portion of this investment is earmarked for California. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the deal. Will California accept Volkswagen's $800,000 million settlement... Read More

Clean Transport

Electric Motorcycle Review — 2017 Zero DS 13.0

Published on April 27th, 2017 | by Susanna Schick

Zero entrusted us with a 2017 DS 13.0 for a month. Robert and I took it through the paces both around Los Angeles and off road. We argued over which was the ultimate urban warrior — the Zero DS or the Zero FXS. I’ve been riding my FX(S)* every day since 2013, and consider it the best streetfighter ever made. Well, the newer FX’s are even better, but I own mine, so that’s an advantage worth keeping when money is tight. Both models are great for daily commuting in a city with some of the worst pavement in America, or if your commute includes dirt roads... Read More


XING Mobility Miss R & Miss E

XING Mobility Miss R & Miss E Promise Electric Track Fun On Street

Published on April 27th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Somewhere in the comments on the MG E-Motion Concept story, longtime readers Benjamin Nead and Kurt Lowder asked how come we don’t we have small sport electric cars. While electric sedans are great and electric SUVs are interesting, seriously, where are the fun electric Roadsters today? The XING Mobility MISS R & MISS E hope to answer that question... Read More


Oil Giant Total Sees Electric Cars Seriously Cutting Into Oil Demand Soon

Published on April 26th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

At the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York on April 25, Joel Couse, chief economist for Total, predicted that sales of electric cars will surge from about 1% globally in today's new car market to up to 30% of the market by 2030. If that happens, he says, demand for petroleum based fuels "will flatten out, maybe even decline." Total is one of the world's largest oil producers. His forecast surprised many people at the conference... Read More


China Changing The Auto World, Germany Lagging

Published on April 26th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

A report by the Center for Automotive Research at the University of Duisberg-Essen in Germany predicts the market for new cars in China will exceed 30 million vehicles a year by 2025 and it expects EV sales to make up 30% of that figure. In 2016, EV sales in China amounted to 2.1% of sales. While that number is minuscule in the overall scheme of things, it is still double that of other countries. In China, plug-in hybrids and fully electric cars are known as "new energy vehicles." The CAR report counts both types in its EV sales calculation, according to Forbes... Read More


Mercedes Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Expands Into Berlin

Published on April 26th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

There are two kinds of carsharing services. In one, a company owns a large number of cars and rents them out to people who need them for short trips within a defined area. In the other, private owners make their cars available online via a smartphone app. Examples of the first kind of carsharing service include Daimler's Car2Go, Bolloré's BlueIndy, and AAA's new Gig program just getting underway in Oakland, California... Read More

Clean Power

RE100 Heads To Japan With First Japanese Member Announcement

Published on April 26th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Global 100% renewable energy initiative RE100 has signed its first Japanese member company, Ricoh Company Ltd., alongside an announcement that The Climate Group will work with the Japan Climate Leaders Partnership to raise awareness of the RE100, EP100, and EV100 campaigns. ... Read More

Autonomous Vehicles

CleanTechnica Readers Vote With Tesla On Moral Right To Share Driver Data

Published on April 25th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

People don't like to be the reason something bad happens. They lose even more interest if it's something really bad, perhaps even criminally bad. With that in mind, it's no surprise that some drivers have tried to blame their accidents on Tesla Autopilot. There were a couple of incidents (maybe more) where people seemed to accidentally hit "drive" instead of "reverse" or "brake," then took out part of a wall and crashed their Tesla as a result, and then blamed the whole thing on Autopilot... Read More

Clean Power

UK Wind, Wave, & Tidal Companies Are Exporting Goods & Services Worldwide

Published on April 25th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report published this week by UK trade body RenewableUK shows that the country's wind, wave, and tidal energy sectors are exporting their goods and services to the world on a massive scale, highlighting the growing importance of these technologies and the potential windfalls for the UK if the Government bets heavily on these industries. ... Read More

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