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Cars

BYD Steps Up (China Electric Car Sales Report)

Published on April 22nd, 2018 | by Jose Pontes

After the usual off-season (January and February), March came and electric car sales surged to 59,000 units in China, up 85% year over year (YoY). Quarter 1 2018 sales doubled compared to the same period last year, to over 122,000 units... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model S & BMW 5 Series Neck & Neck In Netherlands (March Electric Car Sales Report)

Published on April 22nd, 2018 | by Jose Pontes

The Netherlands had 1,834 registrations in March, up 123% compared to March 2017. Last month actually resulted in a 4.3% plug-in vehicle share of the auto market, thus helping the 2018 share climb to 3.3%. The Tesla Model S was once again the monthly best seller, thanks to 588 registrations, allowing it to beat its own record of 576 deliveries, which dated back from December ... Read More


Cars

Tesla’s Secret Weapon

Published on April 21st, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

The Tesla "secret weapon" is not some new technological innovation, but rather it is a set of ideas proven effective by research and that can likely be found in a book titled something like: How to build a successful company for the future for idiots. No doubt, Musk has read extensive literature on the subject... Read More


Clean Power

Kopernik Is Changing Lives In West Timor With Low-Cost Cleantech Solutions

Published on April 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The woman walks up to the door of the office with confidence and orders two new water filters and a single solar-powered lamp. The products were destined for a neighbor’s household after she saw the benefits they provided. The water in the Kupang neighborhood she lives in is chronically contaminated with silt and other particulates that the low-cost and easy-to-implement Nazava water filters remove time and time again... Read More


Cars

Lightyear Drops Its One Top To Show How It Was Designed & Produced

Published on April 21st, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

An electric car that runs on sunlight is bound to get the press going and commenters seething about whether the possibility is practical or not. But even if the technology is not 100% there yet, is it not reasonable to pay attention to the early startups that could potentially become tomorrow's established electric vehicle (EV) and autonomous vehicle (AV) leaders? In a rarefied field, Lightyear proposes the One, an EV that runs on sunshine ... somewhat... Read More


Cars

This S3XY Chart Shows Tesla’s Exponential Growth In The Making

Published on April 21st, 2018 | by Carlo Ombello

Tesla's production figures for the first quarter 2018 were released recently and provided great support to the company's mission to accelerate the adoption of electric cars. Elon Musk's company is under intense pressure as it strives to ramp up production of its first affordable car, the Model 3, which is seen as a game changer as it will appeal to a wide variety of customers, particularly with the forthcoming $35,000 base model. ... Read More


Policy & Politics

Police Arrest Porsche Powertrain Development Head In Germany

Published on April 20th, 2018 | by James Ayre

The head of powertrain development at Volkswagen’s Porsche business, Joerg Kerner, has been arrested by authorities in Germany in relation to the Stuttgart public prosecutor office's investigation of the ongoing Volkswagen diesel vehicle emissions cheating scandal, unnamed sources quoted by Bild am Sonntag have revealed... Read More


Coal

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Great Britain Goes 55 Hours Without Using Coal

Published on April 20th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

In a Tweet posted on Thursday, the UK's electricity and gas owner National Grid confirmed that Great Britain had gone over 48 hours without any coal electricity generation, which was further confirmed to play out to be nearly 55 hours in total. ... Read More


Clean Transportation

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Lyft Goes Green In A Big Way

Published on April 20th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Lyft has announced it will spend millions to purchase carbon credits to offset its carbon emissions worldwide. It will also invest in carbon reduction programs in the industry. ... Read More


Clean Power

Grayson power plant

Crunch Time For Renewable Energy In SoCal

Published on April 19th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Officials in Glendale, California, have asked for renewable energy proposals before approving a plan to repower the Grayson generating plant to use natural gas. Its decision could have broad implications far beyond Glendale. ... Read More


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