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Batteries

Tesla Powerwall Keeps A Remote Home Powered Through 42-Hour Utility Outage

Published on October 22nd, 2018 | by Kyle Field

A Northern California man in PG&E's electrical service territory had his electricity turned off by the utility for high wildfire risk for a full 42 hours yet was able to run his home on his Tesla Powerwall for the entire duration. The Powerwall installed in the remote home came out at the other end of the 42-hour outage with 9% charge remaining... Read More


Cars

Tesla Service Delivers “The Repair Experience Of The Future”

Published on October 22nd, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla gets its fair share of lumps for numerous automotive service and repair outages that have popped up as it has ramped up deliveries of the Model 3 in recent months, but it is worth remembering that Tesla has transformed service and continues to "wow" most of its service customers... Read More


Aviation

HoverSurf eVTOL Hoverbike S3

FAA OKs Third Ultralight eVTOL

Published on October 22nd, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Here's the third electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft officially recognized as an ultralight vehicle by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Welcome the HoverSurf Hoverbike S3 to the growing family of eVTOLs... Read More


Air Quality

Virgin & LanzaTech Partner On Alternative Jet Fuel

Published on October 22nd, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

LanzaTech says its alternative blend jet fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% or more. The company's CEO, Jennifer Holmgren, answered some questions about it and collaborating with Virgin Atlantic for CleanTechnica... Read More


Policy & Politics

US auto imports 2017

Understanding The Imported Car Market In America

Published on October 22nd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

America imported about $170 billion worth of vehicles from foreign countries in 2017. In fact, the majority of all vehicles sold in the US last year were imports. Here's a chart that shows which countries were the largest exporters of vehicles to America last year. ... Read More


Green Economy

How Blockchain Could Help To Protect The World’s Forests

Published on October 22nd, 2018 | by The Beam

Imagine a world where every purchase has an associated carbon price, which is offset by REDD+ projects. Each tonne of carbon saved through REDD+ projects could be registered on the blockchain, and tracked by people offsetting their purchases. The technology could in theory, remove the complexities associated with polycentric governance, and allow forest owners to claim a larger share of the benefit for protecting their forests, by interacting peer-to-peer with the consumers making purchases... Read More


Cars

Tesla Coverage Swings Positive In The Mass Media — #Pravduh Report 7

Published on October 22nd, 2018 | by Chanan Bos

In the name of Tesla and all of its supporters, I proclaim that this week is a win. This is the first week since September 1st (when we started #Pravduh) that there is more positive news about Tesla than negative news. As a matter of fact, if I hadn’t had my cup of coffee, I might have thought that I accidentally mislabeled and switched the positive and negative categories. Only 14% negative news!... Read More


Clean Power

San Diego On Verge Of Getting Electricity Choice

Published on October 21st, 2018 | by Bob Borsh

What if you had the option to directly pick and choose exactly where the power you are using in your house came from? Would it matter to you? What would the criteria be that you would use to choose that option? Price? Reliability? “Green” sources? The people of San Diego California are working towards answering those questions... Read More


Cars

Chevrolet Bolt — The Right Electric Car On The Wrong Continent

Published on October 21st, 2018 | by Jose Pontes

The Bolt EV was GM’s natural follow-up to the Volt's pioneering steps into electromobility. With the compact plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) market covered with the Volt, it was time for GM to go after the fully electric (BEV) subcompact segment, and for that, GM teamed up with Korea's LG. The result was a small yet space-efficient EV with a big, flat roller-skate battery between the wheels and a powerful motor. It was GM's first BEV-dedicated platform... Read More


Cars

BMW i3S — The BMW Version of the i3?

Published on October 21st, 2018 | by Jose Pontes

I has really happy to get the opportunity to try out the new i3S on my recent trip to the US (many thanks, BMW USA!), as it would give me an opportunity to compare it to the standard i3 I had last year. That was the most fun I ever had with an EV (until this year, that is)... Read More


Cars

18 Nasty Tesla Charts

Published on October 21st, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla used to be a nice and considerate young company, easing its way into a ginormous automobile ocean in which it sold one and then two guppies — the Model S and Model X. Then along came Model ... Read More


Batteries

Lessons Learned From 6 Months With The Tesla Powerwall

Published on October 21st, 2018 | by Bob Borsh

For those of you who have read my other articles, you know we had a Powerwall 2 installed with our solar generation system back in April this year. I was asked to provide my take on how things are going. What was expected, what was unexpected, how it’s been operating overall... Read More


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