Cars

New 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf EPA Range = 125 Miles

Published on February 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Following the beginning of orders in Germany, the new 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf has been granted its official US EPA range rating — 125 miles per full charge. That figure represents a roughly 50% increase on the range of previous model years... Read More


Cars

Ontario Environment Minister’s Former Chief Of Staff Leaves To Work For Tesla, Accusations Of Conflict Of Interest Follow

Published on February 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The Ontario environment minister’s chief of staff, Ian Myrans, left his position earlier this month to go and work for Tesla. Following this announcement, some politicians have raised questions about a possible conflict of interest as regards the province's very generous electric vehicle incentives (up to CAD$14,000)... Read More


Cars

Tesla Video Footage From Severe Crash Uncovered By Hacker

Published on February 23rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

You may remember last year when we reported on the presence of a Model S P100D badge buried in Tesla's software. It was uncovered preceding the release and announcement of the new battery pack size by the "hacker" Jason Hughes... Read More


Interviews

Andreas Kuhlmann: “The Energiewende — or let’s rather say ‘energy transition’ — is in transition itself.”

Published on February 23rd, 2017 | by The Beam

Andreas Kuhlmann talks about Germany’s Energiewende and dena’s new initiative, the “Start Up Energy Transition” that, in his words, aims to “bring pioneers and enablers of global energy transition together, and to establish an international network of companies, start-ups and sustainability-conscious organisation.”... Read More


Air Quality

~20% Of Lorries Operating In Eastern Europe Use “AdBlue Killers” To Defraud Regulators, Research Finds

Published on February 23rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

New research from the University of Heidelberg (commissioned by the German television station ZDF) has seemingly confirmed earlier assertions by the German trade group Camion Pro that a significant fraction of lorries operating in Eastern Europe are utilizing so-called "AdBlue killers" to circumvent the use of the actual NOx-reducing fluid AdBlue while still qualifying for the various tax and toll reductions that vehicles using AdBlue qualify for... Read More


Cars

How Does The Tesla Model S P100D Accelerate From 0 To 60 Mph In Just 2.28 Seconds?

Published on February 23rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

How exactly does the Tesla Model S P100D accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.28 seconds (the figure achieved during recent Motor Trend testing)? In other words, how does a large sedan that looks as though its purpose is to provide a comfortable and leisurely experience for its passengers out-accelerate cars that are shaped like Ferraris and Porsches... Read More


Bicycles

France Now Offering €200 State Subsidy For Electric Bicycles

Published on February 23rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

The government of France is now offering a state subsidy of €200 to buyers of certain electrically powered bicycles, according to recent reports. This state subsidy will be on the table until January 31, 2018, reportedly — though, keep an eye out for a possible extension... Read More


Coal

NATO Renewable Energy To Penetrate Into Russian Petro-State

Published on February 23rd, 2017 | by Susan Kraemer

Renewable energy companies from three EU member nations — Finland, Germany, and the Netherlands — have just announced they will finance and build a total of 735 megawatts of wind power in Russia, the most dangerous petro-state on [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

Vivint Solar Hits 100,000 Customers

Published on February 23rd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A year after its intended merger with SunEdison collapsed amidst the latter's bankruptcy issues, Vivint Solar has announced this week it has hit 100,000 residential solar customers across the United States. ... Read More


Air Quality

London’s Growing Air Pollution Problems Spur New Charge To Keep Heavily Polluting Old Cars Out Of Central City

Published on February 23rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

London's air pollution problems seem to growing rapidly in recent years (or perhaps we should say they are returning, depending on how you think of it). Hourly PM2.5 levels now sometimes exceeding those of Beijing, China. Nitrogen dioxide (NOx) levels have been surging well beyond EU legal limits (over a 5 day period in January, NOx levels exceeded the EU's legal limit for a full year). London was recently put on a "Very High" air pollution alert for the first time... Read More


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