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Edmunds Confirms Tesla Model 3 Braking Distances Have Improved

June 15th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

On the heels of the Consumer Reports confirmation that Tesla's software update for the Model 3 improved braking distances, Edmunds also took to the track to confirm if the change had indeed improved vehicle braking times in other Model 3 vehicles


New Nissan LEAF e-Pedal Premieres September 6 — Simple Things Can Be Amazing

July 20th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Nissan LEAF, the electric car that has made possible smooth, torquey, zero-emissions driving for hundreds of thousands of early adopters is premiering another innovative first on Sept. 6. Nissan just announced that the new Nissan LEAF will come with e-Pedal, another pioneering technology that puts Nissan at #1. In actuality, e-Pedal is one step forward in regenerative braking and one-pedal driving, benefits of electric cars that drivers quickly learn to love


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Buick Making eAssist Mild-Hybrid Tech Standard On 2018 Buick LaCrosse

June 8th, 2017 | by James Ayre

In an interesting bit of news, it's been revealed that the 2018 Buick LaCrosse will feature the firm's eAssist mild-hybrid (light-electrification) system as standard when it goes on sale this autumn. This system will reportedly (when coupled with the 4-cylinder engine option) result in a 19% increase to city fuel economy (as compared to the V6) — as a result of the 86V lithium-ion battery pack allowing for effective regenerative braking


Toyota Passes On EVs In Favor Of Hybrids & Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

October 18th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Toyota's presentations at the e-volution event focused on a dual prong approach to alternative fuel vehicles. For the near term, Toyota will focus on extending its hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology into new segments, extending the technologies horizontally across its lineup in the


A Quick Look At Tesla’s Obstacle-Aware Acceleration

October 14th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

What is obstacle-aware acceleration? The name implies what it does, and it's one of Tesla's many features that actually prevents minor accidents when enabled. Now You Know shows a quick comparison in the video below of how it works -- with it enabled and disabled


Tesla Vehicle Efficiency Leads Industry Thanks To Tesla Vehicle Design Culture

October 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

More range! More range! That’s the mantra that has replaced the "More power!" of the internal combustion engine (ICE) era. How much range is enough? All we know at this point is that car buyers want more. Tesla, always attuned to consumer desires, upped the stakes once again in April, increasing the range of Model S to what Road & Track colorfully calls “a bladder-busting 370 miles.” The interesting thing is that the company achieved this 35-mile increase without increasing the size of the battery


Elon Musk Announces Plaid Performance Upgrade To Tesla Model S, X, & Roadster!

September 12th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Elon tweeted earlier in the evening a clear reference to both Spaceballs and Tesla's upcoming power boost for the coming Tesla Roadster: "The only thing beyond Ludicrous is Plaid." In a followup tweet, he noted that the Plaid option would be available on the Model S and Model X as well as the Roadster. When Marques Brownlee noted that we are going to need details, Elon replied "Soon." Tantalizing


Top Reasons To Buy These 13 Electric Vehicles

September 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Some people like to say that we here at CleanTechnica only write about Tesla, only care about Tesla, only want to hug Tesla, and only promote Tesla's vehicles. That's not true. We've actually published more than 1,000 articles regarding the Nissan LEAF, hundreds regarding the Chevy Bolt, hundreds regarding the Renault Zoe, hundreds regarding the BMW i3, and many more. Yes, nowadays, the Tesla Model 3 — as the first truly mass market electric car — dominates our EV coverage, just as it dominates EV sales in the markets where most of our readers reside. But we actually love and obsessively cover numerous EVs


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CleanTechnica Special: Verdego Aero Eric Bartsch On Hybrid Electric Plane Design

August 26th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

I recently caught up with Eric Bartsch from VerdeGo Aero to talk about the differences between electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft and electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) aircraft. If you recall, we previously announced that VerdeGo stopped the development of its eVTOL aircraft to focus instead on designing powertrains for other eVTOL and eCTOL aircraft makers, a valuable way to enable more urban air mobility (UAM)


Small Towns Across The US Are Trading The Environment For Revenue

August 26th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

In the largest such study to date, Governing Magazine took a hard look at revenues from traffic fines. The authors found that an alarming number of local governments are "dangerously dependent on punitive fines and fees." Governing focused on the precarious financial situation this leaves these municipalities in, and that's no joke, but it's also important to look at the ways in which these unethical practices affect the environment



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