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The BYD Han Lands With A Splash In Both EV & Hybrid Variants

Published on July 14th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

The highly anticipated BYD Han is finally here, as it is now officially available for sale in China in three flavors of electric vehicle and as a more traditional hybrid. The new mid- to large-sized sedan establishes BYD as a significant player in the world of consumer-facing fully electric vehicles for the first time in the brand's history... Read More


Batteries

The New BMW iX3 Is Coming To South Africa!

Published on July 14th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

The BMW iX3 shares the same platform as the plug-in hybrid, the mild hybrid, and the fossil fuel X3 models. The iX3 will be built at the BMW/Brilliance Automotive joint venture plant in China where BMW has been producing the X3. BMW also produces the X3 in Rosslyn, Pretoria, South Africa. Since they share the same platform, we hope in the long run BMW can start to also build the iX3 in Pretoria... Read More


Clean Transport

Lion Electric & Boivin Evolution Start Selling Electric Garbage Truck

Published on July 13th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Electric garbage trucks, for whatever reason, have long been one of my favorite types of electric vehicles. They're so large and heavy that electric ones can replace many clouds of pollution. They have fixed, clear routes, making it easy to ensure you have enough range for the job. They don't go on cross-country road trips — as far as I know... Read More


Cars

Tesla Has 3 (Or 4) Vehicles In “Most American Made” Top 10

Published on July 13th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

In the discussion thread of an article I wrote last week, Dr. Dean Dauger pointed out that Tesla has 3 models now confirmed on the list of the top 10 "Most American" cars. That's right — 3 out of the 10 cars on the list are Teslas! Presumably, the Model Y will be added at some point too... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Model Y vs. Lexus RX, Honda Battery Plans, Tesla Warranty Mystery — CleanTechnica Top 20

Published on July 13th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The 20 most popular articles published on CleanTechnica last week were led by a cost of ownership comparison between the Tesla Model Y and Lexus RX following a Tesla Model Y price cut, a Honda battery deal with CATL and potential implications, a Tesla [TSLA] warranty mystery that has both bulls and bears scratching their heads... Read More


Cars

Italy Set To Increase EV Incentives To €10,000 — Are Carmakers Ready?

Published on July 13th, 2020 | by Carlo Ombello

The Italian government is preparing new fiscal measures to sustain the economic recovery, following months of lockdown at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. Like in many other countries, particularly so in Europe, economic stimulus is being directed preferentially to a sustainable recovery, especially in the transport and construction industries. As part of proposed new measures, current incentives to low emission vehicles are set to be increased by at least 50% from August for the rest of the year, to levels aligned to similar policies recently adopted in countries like France and Germany... Read More


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