Cars

Vice Ruler Of Dubai Has Tesla Supercharger (& Model S) — Nothing To See Here, Move Along Now … (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Published on January 18th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I landed a couple of pretty interesting scoops today while in Abu Dhabi for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. First of all, I found out that Tesla is opening a store in the UAE next month — it's unclear if the store will be in Abu Dhabi or Dubai or both cities. That was expected for a long time, though, especially given that the backdrop of Dubai has appeared in some Tesla advertising... Read More


Batteries

3 Ways Donald Trump’s Climate Approach Is A US Economic Disaster

Published on January 21st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

To be fair, we don't yet know what Donald Trump's precise climate approach will be, but it seems all but guaranteed that he will slow and obstruct climate action and will do a great deal to increase pollution and CO2 emissions from out-of-date oil, coal, and gas industries. This is idiotic not just because it puts all of human society at great risk, but also because it's one of the worst economic moves a politician can make... Read More


Cars

New Tesla Model S 100D Option Features 335-Mile Range

Published on January 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre

As was earlier speculated, the Tesla Model S 100D (the P100D minus the "Performance" bit) possesses a single-charge range of well over 300 miles, something that we now know for sure following the company updating its online design studio to feature the new option... Read More


Clean Power

Global Solar PV Demand Grows For 10th Straight Year, 2017 Will Be Bigger

Published on January 21st, 2017 | by Adam Johnston

Firm growth from China will help boost overall global PV demand for the 10th consecutive year, according to a recent report from IHS. IHS Technology Senior Analyst Josefin Berg said Chinese feed-in tariff (FIT) cuts from last September have created higher-than-projected 4th quarter growth. Berg notes global capacity additions reaching 77 gigawatts (GW) in 2016 and 79 GW in 2017. The former is a projected 34% year-on-year growth rate in 2016, exceeding 2015’s 32% year-on-year growth rate... Read More


Cars

NHTSA Investigation Finds No Tesla Autopilot Defect In Fatal Crash

Published on January 20th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

This week, NHTSA closed its investigation into the crash that killed Joshua Brown, saying its staff "did not identify any defects." In response, the company issued a brief statement. “At Tesla, the safety of our customers comes first, and we appreciate the thoroughness of NHTSA’s report and its conclusion.”... Read More


Batteries

Rooftop Solar & Tesla Powerwall Helps Couple Slash Utility Bill 86%

Published on January 20th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Since Mike and Jan Lister added a rooftop solar system with a Tesla Powerwall energy storage battery to their home, they have seen their utility bills drop by a stunning 86%. The Lister’s system consists of 20 BenQ 330 watt solar panels, a SolarEdge inverter (one of the few inverters approved for use with the Tesla Powerwall), and a 6.4 kWh Powerwall... Read More


Clean Power

Donald Trump Plans Devastating Cuts To Department Of Energy Amidst Rick Perry’s Confirmation Hearing

Published on January 20th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

In his Senate confirmation hearings to be the head of the Department of Energy, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has rolled back his opinion of the DOE, climate change, and renewable energy, but it might come to nothing in the end, as reports suggest Donald Trump is preparing devastating cuts to the Department which would severely restrict America's ability to meet its own climate and energy goals. ... Read More


Cars

California Has ~50% Of US Electric Cars

Published on January 20th, 2017 | by James Ayre

EV Volumes recently highlighted some interesting stats with an interesting graph showing plug-in electric vehicle sales figures for the years 2011–2016 separated by state. As the graph shows, the vast majority of plug-in electric vehicle sales in the US have been in California — with Georgia, Washington, New York, Florida, and Texas making up the anemic vanguard... Read More


Climate Change

Do Americans Understand What Government Is For?

Published on January 20th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I keep telling myself to focus on other matters — a big EV report I'm in the midst of, our series on cleantech actions cities can take, my next US electricity reports, the dozens of stories I collected during my week cleantech megaweek in Abu Dhabi, etc. — but I keep getting thrown back in disbelief at the American public and many of the politicians we elected... Read More


Cars

EV Federal Tax Credit Phase Out Chart

Predicting When US Federal EV Tax Credit Will Expire For Tesla Buyers

Published on January 20th, 2017 | by Loren McDonald

One of the most frequent questions you see these days in electric vehicle forums, blog comments, Facebook groups, and here on CleanTechnica is some variation of the following: "I reserved my Tesla Model 3 on (fill the date), will I still be eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit when my car becomes available?"... Read More


Cars

Electric GT Tesla Model S P100D Does 0–62 MPH In 2.1 Seconds

Published on January 19th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The Electric GT Championship race-prepped Tesla Model S P100D accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.1 seconds, thanks to its 734 pound-feet of torque and 778 horsepower, the organization revealed at Autosport International 2017 in the ... Read More


Cars

2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid Test Drive & Review

Published on January 19th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV is a 7 seater, plug-in hybrid sport utility vehicle which makes it a great choice for folks looking for a vehicle that can run for a few miles in all-electric mode before switching to a more typical hybrid mode while also having the capacity to haul around tons of people, kids and/or gear... Read More


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