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Cars

Trump’s Trade War, Round One: China 1, America 0

Published on July 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Trade wars are easy to win, our own Dear Leader says. He's right, but maybe not in the way he imagines. CleanTechnica readers of a certain age may remember a time a few decades ago when America imposed import tariffs on Japanese cars in an effort to protect US carmakers. The result? Japanese automakers soon built new factories in the US and began to push the domestic companies toward oblivion. Today, Toyota and Honda continue to crank out sedans built in America while the Big Two And A Half in Detroit have slashed sedan production to focus on the only vehicles they can sell successfully -- pickup trucks and large SUVs... Read More


Clean Power

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Communications & PR From Experts At Antenna Group: Webinar Recap

Published on July 15th, 2018 | by Andrea Bertoli

Did you catch our webinar with the cleantech marketing firm Antenna Group? Jake Rosmaryn and Josh Garrett sat down to discuss their company’s focus on cleantech public relations (PR) and marketing, and it was an awesome conversation. Antenna Group works with a range of companies across the cleantech and renewables fields, so their experience is broad and unique... Read More


Cars

Tesla License Plate Fun

Published on July 15th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Even though Elon Musk and his team recently celebrated the factory's 5,000 per week Model 3 production rate milestone, Tesla is still sitting on roughly 420,000 outstanding Model 3 reservations. Sure, 28,386 Model 3 vehicles have already been delivered to customers (and 11,166 more are in transit), but that still leaves a whole lot of reservation holders anxiously awaiting their new Tesla... Read More


Clean Transport

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What Does It Mean When Everybody Is Cheating On Emissions Standards?

Published on July 15th, 2018 | by Steve Bakker

If you’re keeping up with all the post-Dieselgate news, you know that more and more automakers — to one degree or another — are being discovered to have falsified emission standards and/or fuel economy data. Here’s a list of makers who have either admitted to emissions wrongdoing, or have been accused of it... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

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First Waymo Jaguar I-PACE Hits The Streets Of San Francisco

Published on July 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The first three Jaguar I-PACE electric SUVs intended for Waymo's self driving service has arrived in San Francisco, where they are being used to calibrate the autonomous driving systems and develop a knowledge base of maintenance information. Waymo expects to have 20,000 of them in revenue service by 2020. ... Read More


Cars

Former (Real) EPA Chief: Big Oil Is “Peddling Misinformation” About Electric Cars

Published on July 15th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Christine Todd Whitman served as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President George W. Bush back in 2001–2003. With experience having worked intimately with (and regulating) the energy industries, it should come as no surprise that she witnessed efforts from the oil industry to undermine clean energy solutions. Recently, Whitman came forward (via CNBC) to discuss Big Oil's misguided "misinformation" efforts... Read More


Cars

2018 Chevy Bolt Seems A Fine Fit For Mountain Exploring & Other Edge Cases

Published on July 14th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

I finally got a call to come and test drive the 2018 Chevy Bolt. It was worth the wait. I enjoyed the dynamic little EV. I prefer small cars in general — something to take you where you need to go without a lot of space grabbing. The Bolt fit the bill and at the same time seemed to offer enough all-electric car advantages to genuinely consider it... Read More


Cars

Tesla’s [Ahem, Elon’s] Unconventional Approach To Media Criticism

Published on July 14th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Negative media coverage is a fact of life for any company, large or small. However, as it does in so many areas, Tesla approaches this problem quite differently than most firms do. Conventional wisdom has long been that companies shouldn’t respond to attacks in the media, but Elon Musk never got that memo. He responds quickly, forcefully, and often colorfully... Read More


Cars

BMW i3 vs Chevy Bolt vs Nissan LEAF (Comparison Review)

Published on July 14th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I recently test drove the Chevy Bolt (at last!) and also spent some time driving a 2015 Nissan LEAF again (due to our i3 being in service). The differences were striking, and I have to say that the Bolt was a letdown — compared to the electric cars I'm used to... Read More


Climate Change

Thanos Revives Centuries-Old Debate About Overpopulation

Published on July 14th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Internet history was made on Monday as Reddit, one of the most popular websites in the United States, banned half the members of a discussion group dedicated to Thanos, the villain of Avengers: Infinity War. In one fell swoop, some 300,000 users got the boot, and they were excited about it. Josh Brolin, who played Thanos, even made a short video to commemorate the event... Read More


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