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Tesla Shines In June, But Zoe Holds Onto #1 In 2019 In Germany — EV Sales Report

Published on July 17th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in vehicle (PEV) market continued on the right track in June, having registered 8,631 units. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were up strong, +117% year over year (YoY), compensating for the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drop of –9%, and all-electrics now represent two-thirds of plug-in registrations. The PEV share of the overall auto market was 2.7% in May, with BEVs alone hitting 1.8%. That pushed the 2019 plug-in share slightly up, to 2.6% (1.7% BEV)... Read More


Clean Power

Masdar Plans 500 Megawatts Of Solar, Wind, & Floating Solar

Published on July 16th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, better known as Masdar, announced last week that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Armenian National Interests Fund (ANIF) to explore collaborating on 200 megawatt (MW) of solar PV, 200 MW of onshore wind, and another 100 MW of floating solar PV. ... Read More


Cars

How Did A Nissan LEAF Beat A Tesla Model S In A Race?

Published on July 16th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

The Nissan LEAF certainly doesn't have a reputation as a serious performance car. With far less power than any Tesla, "semi-independent" rear suspension like you'd find under a Chevy Cavalier, and many similarities with the Versa, the LEAF is widely regarded as an economy car, not a luxury or sports car. It certainly isn't seen as a real competitor to a Tesla, even an older Model ... Read More


Clean Power

China Approves 22.8 Gigawatts Of Solar PV For 2019 Subsidies

Published on July 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

China's National Energy Administration announced last week the results of its first national solar auction for Feed-in Tariff (FiT)-approved projects, in which it awarded 22.78 gigawatts (GW) across 3,921 projects, all of which must be completed and grid-connected by the end of the year.  ... Read More


Clean Power

CleanTechnica’s New Green Bank

Published on July 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Okay, it's not super new — we got the account last year. Nonetheless, we never announced it, and one of the good things about green consumerism is you can push others to follow suit, so I'm doing so now. Though, I'm also doing so because of a funny little surprise... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Police Still Investigating Last Year’s Uber Autonomous Vehicle Crash

Published on July 15th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

The Washington Post reports that Tempe, Arizona’s police department is still investigating last year’s fatal accident in which an Uber autonomous test vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian pushing a bike. The investigation comes at the request of Maricopa County’s prosecutors, who want to know more about whether the accident was avoidable... Read More


Cars

Are Solar Vehicles Becoming Viable?

Published on July 15th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Recently, Toyota announced a special research and development project. With Sharp and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), it has put a special test vehicle together that uses solar panels to generate almost 1 kW of energy during daylight hours, whether the vehicle is driving or sitting. ... Read More


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