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Clean Power

NASA Tests Record-Setting Alta Devices Solar Cell On Space Station

Published on December 18th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

Alta Devices’ record-setting solar cell has just begun a one-year test by NASA in the latest Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE-X) flight investigation, launched in November on board the NG CRS-10 mission. NASA is testing Alta Devices solar technology at the Space Station in order to evaluate the technology for future NASA low-Earth orbit missions, including powering CubeSats, a trending, small, inexpensive satellite design... Read More


Clean Transport

Tesla FUD: Tesla Firings #TSLA

Published on December 18th, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal

I'm going to examine the narrative that Elon Musk terminates employees on a whim and what that might mean. This came back up after a Wired article that described "production hell" and how it felt to work at the factory during that time, and then was regurgitated into other articles by other authors... Read More


Cars

Tesla Domination Budding, Toyota & Honda Getting Hit By EV Rise — Conquest Sales Charts & Data

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Before the modern electric car era, if you needed a car and wanted something fuel efficient, your best options were generally Toyotas and Hondas, the two companies that led on hybrids and fuel-efficient non-hybrids. There are generations of drivers who still love Toyota and Honda as a result of those cars and these two companies' reputations for reliability, fuel efficiency, and high quality for the money. But Tesla is now setting a much higher bar, and consumers are responding... Read More


Cars

Electric Vehicles & Loud Pipes

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Daniel Rozell

Based on sales trends and environmental necessity, electric vehicles (EVs) are the future. But one concern of increasing EV use is the potential effects on pedestrian safety. Several studies and common sense suggest that a near-silent EV poses a risk to pedestrians who are used to judging traffic by sound. This has led to requirements that EVs generate some form of pedestrian warning noise when operating at low speeds where wind noise is negligible. ... Read More


Climate Change

COP 24 Wrap-Up: 3 Steps Forward, 2 Steps Back

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The COP 24 climate summit was intended to create the technical framework for implementing the Paris climate accords. Some progress was made but the world is less united now on taking bold action to reduce carbon emissions today than it was three years ago. ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Video: Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai Construction Moving Forward

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

A new video has surfaced showing construction progress at Tesla's third Gigafactory outside of Shanghai, China. Surprisingly or unsurprisingly, the new Gigafactory has already been the source of much contention. Self-proclaimed shorters of TSLA stock have visited the site and shared videos of fields of dirt, empty office buildings, and the like. (Sound familiar?)... Read More


Cars

Innovative Xpeng G3 Electric SUV Goes On Sale In China

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Chinese EV startup Xpeng, formerly known as Xiaopeng, has begun selling its innovative G3 electric SUV in China. As we indicated a few weeks ago from an auto show in China, the electric vehicle's launch date in the Red Dragon was December 12, and it seems that announcement was accurate... Read More


Cars

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Jaguar Land Rover Poised To Cut 5,000 Jobs

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Jaguar Land Rover sales have fallen off a cliff, largely because many of its vehicles are powered by diesel engines. It is struggling to convert to electric cars but will it have enough money to do so? Meanwhile, it expects to layoff 5,000 employees next year. ... Read More


Clean Power

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Rhode Island Renewable Energy Becomes Part Of The Everyday Landscape

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Carolyn Fortuna

The highway drive through Johnston has become anything but routine these days, for, as we crest a highway hill, we now see a line of wind turbines that appears on the horizon, rising high to the skyline. The 7 total wind turbines have become part of the norm of our RI renewable energy landscape, and many of us who live and work in the state are mighty glad... Read More


Cars

A Week Of FUD — #Pravduh About #Tesla Report 15

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Chanan Bos

Only a week to go till Christmas and Tesla failing seems to be on the wish list of certain journalists, but because their paycheck probably comes in part from fossil fuels, a lump of coal is all they will get for their troubles. Some of the headlines that we saw this week were so outrageous that they have no place in the mainstream media, a tabloid maybe. This is what we mean... Read More


Clean Power

Trump Administration Statement At COP24 Doubles Down On Backwards Thinking

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Speaking on Wednesday at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), better known as COP24, the United States doubled-down on its allegiance to the fossil fuel industry and a business-as-usual case, while further espousing a view about its emissions levels that is beginning to bear less and less relation with the truth. ... Read More


Batteries

Tesla Model 3 vs. Losing Luxury Gasmobiles … Tesla Model 3 Easter Egg Fun … How To Best Charge A Tesla — #CleanTechnica Top 20

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

A Tesla Model 3 sales report, a Tesla Model 3 easter egg, and a note about how to best charge your Tesla overnight took home the gold, silver, and bronze medals this past week. Also topping the charts: other Tesla news, other Tesla news, other Tesla news, and Tesla hypotheticals. Read on after the Tesla photo for more details and to read the most popular stories of last week here on CleanTechnica... Read More


Cars

Who Showed What At The 2018 LA Auto Show?

Published on December 16th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

In part 1 of our review of the 2018 LA Auto Show, we looked at the mobility startup world and how it is proposing to meet tomorrow's mobility needs. Let's now look at what traditional carmakers had to offer at the 2018 LA Auto Show... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

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EV Startups Steal The 2018 LA Auto Show

Published on December 16th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show is over and leaves us with a few questions, observations, and trends to report back. In this first part, we take a look at startups and how they go head to head against more established carmakers, as well as the difference between the media days and public days. In part 2, we will look more closely at traditional carmakers... Read More


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