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Clean Transport & Energy News Roundup (Exxon’s Hybrid, 60 MPH Electric Scooter, Rinspeed’s Wonkavator, Solar Tiles…)

In this abbreviated edition of the clean transport and energy news roundup, we’ve got the goods on how Exxon brought the first hybrid to life, a wicked fast electric scooter, a Rinspeed concept car that goes sideways, Ferrari’s EV, fully autonomous cars, a solar tender in Turkey, Massachusetts’ draft solar incentives, solar tiles, and how to upcycle an old chandelier with solar lights.

[CleanTechnica isn’t the only Important Media site to cover clean energy & transport news, and if you’re looking for more stories on electric mobility, bicycles, solar and wind energy, and other related issues, we’ve got them at sites such as Solar Love, CleanTechies, Planetsave, Bikocity, Gas2, and EV Obsession. We also host a large cleantech group on LinkedIn, called CleanTechies Around The World.]

For those keeping score at home, here’s the first Model X delivery to Portugal.

The 60 MPH electric scooter. Wear a big helmet.

No Ferrari EV to come, sorry.

Ube Industries expands production capacity to meet lithium-ion battery demand.

How the Rinspeed Oasis concept car is like a Wonkavator.

92% of the world’s population is exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution.

Truck transporting new Teslas is almost taken out by a commuter bus.

German Federal Highway Research Institute labels Tesla Autopilot a “considerable traffic hazard.”

Exxon is the father of the Prius.

Fully autonomous cars (Level 5 autonomy) are still a decade away.


New Pew poll shows that 89% of all Americans favor expanding the use of solar for electricity.

Turkey will launch a 1 GW solar tender by the end of the year.

Dutch solar tile manufacturer debuts its new products, in two colors.

Chile appoints Directors for board of new Independent Coordinator of the National Electric System.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker releases draft solar incentive program supporting the addition of 1.6 GW of solar.

Blue Moon Box is a subscription box of interactive science projects for kids.

How to upcycle an old chandelier into a solar lantern.


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