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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Review

Published on October 15th, 2018 | by Sebastian Blanco

The first time I drove a Hyundai Kona Electric, it was in rough prototype shape on a frozen lake in northern Sweden. That was back in February, and getting to spin the wheels in the honking traffic of Los Angeles last week made it clear that the company has done tremendous work in the intervening months to introduce one of the best all-electric vehicles on the road today... Read More


Clean Power

Post-IPCC 1.5C Report, UK Government Seeks Advice On Net-Zero Emissions Target

Published on October 15th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A week after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published its landmark report warning that limiting global warming to 1.5°C will "require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society," the UK Government has sought advice from the country's Committee on Climate Change on setting a date for a net-zero emissions target. ... Read More


Cars

After 34 Years of Selling Cars, This Salesman Is Now Promoting EVs

Published on October 15th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

At the height of the financial crisis in 2008, Thomas J. Thias, a car salesperson at the 6th largest Class A dealership in the nation by total sales volume, watched as gas prices spiked to near record levels. “By June, prices had hit $4 a gallon and stayed that way until the end of October,” Thias explained. By late November, prices had dropped to $2 a gallon, “but the damage to small businesses, the Big Three automakers, and consumers was devastating,” he said... Read More


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Jaguar Mulls Transition To Fully Electric Lineup

Published on October 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Jaguar is considering transitioning to an all electric lineup by 2025, partly because the I-PACE has been so well received and partly because sales for the brand are sagging. Electric cars may be the shot of adrenaline the company needs to remain relevant in the future. ... Read More


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BMW Board Member In Denial About EV Revolution (Yikes)

Published on October 15th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

As we recently reported, Klaus Frölich, BMW's board member in charge of development, recently opened up about the company's "nightmare" related to electric vehicles — he contends EV costs will "never" get to a level commensurate with the internal combustion engine. Tim Nicholson (via Go Auto) delved a bit deeper with Frölich at this year's Paris Motor Show. In the interview, Frölich provides his thoughts surrounding the future of electric vehicles, diesel, and self-driving cars... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Car & Driver: Tesla Model X 100D Is “Fresh, Digitized, & Futuristic”

Published on October 15th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

With all the attention focused on Tesla's Model 3 these days, it's hard to remember that Tesla's SUV, its Model X, is still considered an industry game changer. Steve Siler (via Car and Driver) recently got a chance to review the 2018 Tesla Model X 100D, noting that its many fun features "contribute to a character that can be described as fresh, digitized, and futuristic ... a car that offers plenty of novelty."... Read More


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“Short Arms Syndrome” Sinks TerraE Consortium Plan

Published on October 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

TerraE, the consortium of German vehicle manufacturers that was supposed to build "green batteries" in Germany, is dead -- a victim of timid industrialists who don't want to put up the money needed to bring the plan to fruition. ... Read More


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Tesla Model 3 Owner Drives For Uber & Lyft In Kentucky — #CleanTechnica Interview

Published on October 15th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Andy Slye is a videographer/filmmaker and Uber driver who lives in Louisville, Kentucky. He doesn't drive a Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, or Ford Escape, though — his vehicle is a fully electric Tesla Model 3. As far as he knows, his Tesla is the only one of its kind being used as an Uber vehicle in his area. You can see how some of his passengers react to riding in it in a video he made, a video that actually got retweeted by Tesla and Elon Musk last week (after we interviewed Andy). Below are Andy's answers to questions we asked about the Model 3 and his experience with it in Kentucky... Read More


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2018 Nissan Leaf Owner Interview

Published on October 15th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Stephen Puryear and his wife recently purchased a 2018 Nissan Leaf. They live in the Bay Area and owned an older Leaf prior to getting the new one. (They also have a Toyota Prius.) Mr. Puryear generously agreed to answer some questions for CleanTechnica about his new Leaf experiences so far... Read More


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Tesla, ein unbequemer Weckruf für Deutschland. Alle Mann an Deck!

Published on October 15th, 2018 | by Alex Voigt

Als deutscher Ingenieur bin mehr als jemals zuvor über die Fähigkeit unser Auto Industrie zu überleben und zu gedeihen besorgt. Ich schreibe dies als eine Person, die sein Land, die Menschen und mein schnelles deutsches Auto liebt, ein wahres Meisterstück der Technologie... Read More


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The Beauty & The Beast At #MondialParis

Published on October 14th, 2018 | by Jos Olijve

There were two cars that stole the show and competed for the most desirable automobile at the Mondial de l'Auto 2018 à Paris. Those were the Hyundai Le Fil Rouge — Poetry in Motion, pure elegance — and the retro Peugeot e-Legend, offspring of the 504 Coupe from Pininfarina and a wild night with the Ford Mustang (raw power ready to explode)... Read More


Carbon Pricing

It’s Time For The Adults To Take Charge — 100 Corporations Responsible For 71% Of Carbon Emissions

Published on October 14th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The 6th IPCC Climate Assessment Report makes it crystal clear: Human society is facing a life or death. The only way to save ourselves is to drastically, dramatically, and deliberately reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. There are two ways to do that -- put less carbon dioxide in and/or take carbon dioxide out. Those are the choices. Deal with it like adults or suffer the consequences. End of story. Full stop... Read More


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8 “Impossible” Goals Tesla Achieved

Published on October 14th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

You may want to write this off as a clickbait fluff piece. Well, it may clickbait (depending on the definition you're using) but it is certainly not a fluffy Furby, flufferbot, or feckless sideshow. In fact, I think the points illustrated below are often critical to know and keep in mind when reading and writing about Tesla... Read More


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Against the Odds: Climate Innovation on the Rise in Oil-Dominated Regions

Published on October 14th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Solid cleantech ideas can arise anywhere around the world, and increasingly they are coming from talented entrepreneurs in countries, even those with economies that are focused on oil, like Nigeria, Kazakhstan, or Azerbaijan, where oil is literally pouring out of the soil. So how do these brave minds plan to succeed there, right in the middle of the fossil fuel universe... Read More


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Tesla Model 3 = Speed Demon (Video)

Published on October 14th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Even without the much-feared "Ludicrous Mode," Tesla's Model 3 Performance version is creating some jaw-dropping scenes at drag race venues... Read More


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