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


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


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


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


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 NATO’s border. [&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

Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Model 3 Progress, Gigafactories 1–5, Tesla Insurance … (Tesla 4th Quarter & 2016 Financials Call & Report)

Published on February 22nd, 2017 | by Kyle Field

In what was likely the most anticipated earnings call ever for Tesla, the auto manufacturer / stationary storage manufacturer / full service solar provider / soon-to-be taxi service / autonomous vehicle technology company (and maybe insurance company in the near future) shared financial results for Q4 2016 and for the full year. Perhaps more importantly, it also unpacked tons of detail for what's to come in the balance of 2017 and beyond... Read More


2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid & Electric: First Drive Impression

Published on February 22nd, 2017 | by Derek Markham

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq looks to be a serious contender in the affordable clean transportation sector, as buyers have the option of choosing from three different flavors — a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, or a fully electric car — of the platform, all at prices right in line with (or better than) the rest of the cars in their class... Read More

Clean Transport

Peloton & Omnitracs Plan Semi-Truck Platooning Technology Rollout

Published on February 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

I've read a number of pieces in recent years speculating on the potential benefits of a large-scale rollout of semi-truck platooning technologies, most of which seemed to make convincing arguments. It seems we'll get a close look at real-world viability relatively soon, as Peloton Technology has announced that it is partnering with the fleet management firm Omnitracs to begin providing platooning technology later this year... Read More

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