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An Even Hotter Tesla Shooting Brake

June 2nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Just a few days ago, an article here at CleanTechnica expressed why Tesla needs more models and trims. Although the author probably meant those to come from Tesla itself, not from a coach builder, the timing of the article was perfect. Because just a day earlier, Dutch site zerauto.nl showed an amazing Tesla Model S shooting brake (aka station wagon). The modified Model S was made by Remetzcar, who previously built a hearse based on a Model S. (CleanTechnica had an exclusive experience with that hearse last year.)


Wrangling Over German Coal Exit Discussion Reveals Difficult Task Ahead

June 1st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Germany struggles to get its highly anticipated coal exit task force on track. The government on Wednesday postponed at the last minute the official launch of the phase-out commission for the third time. The quarrels over the commission’s leadership and remit bear witness to the enormous task ahead, and also foreshadow difficult negotiations. However, the government insists that its schedule to name an end date for coal by the end of the year will be kept


Poland Has Huge e-Mobility Plans

May 31st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

The Polish government has adopted a new law on electromobility aimed at turning Poland into an e-mobility leader in Europe. The country wants to have 1 million EVs on the road by 2025 (download position paper here). Already home to electric bus manufacturing plants and a big EV battery plant, Poland is set to become the motor for electrifying transport in Europe. “We are really pioneers,” says Marta Gajęcka, Head of Energy Advisors to the President of the Republic of Poland, in an exclusive interview with Energy Post


96-Year Old Auto Mechanic & Racing Legend: Tesla Model 3 Favorite Car Ever

May 30th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

We loved reading the inspirational story about Wesley, age 83, driving his silver metallic Model 3 from California to Florida. My dad Walt Mordenti, age 96, lives in San Francisco. He picked up his red Model 3 (VIN 001388) at the Tesla Factory on December 23, 2017, which possibly makes him the oldest Model 3 owner


How Climate Change Is Affecting The UK

May 28th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

While the climate crisis affects some places more acutely than others, the writing’s on the wall everywhere: We need to accelerate the global shift from the dirty fossil fuels driving climate change to renewables so we can power our lives. Here's a look at the


4 Ways US Government Climate Information Has Changed Since Trump Took Office

May 28th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

After Donald Trump won the presidential election, hundreds of volunteers around the U.S. came together to “rescue” federal data on climate change, thought to be at risk under the new administration. “Guerilla archivists,” including ourselves, gathered to archive federal websites and preserve scientific data. But what has happened since? Did the data vanish


Airport Valet Express Purchasing 12 AVM Electric Vehicles

May 28th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

AVM this month announces a memo of understanding with Airport Valet Express to purchase 12 of AVM’s all-electric vans and SUVs. Airport Valet Express provides conventional day tours and bus service for the 120-mile route between Bakersfield, California and Los Angeles International Airport. Airport Valet Express will be using the new AVM vehicles to shuttle customers to and from their homes and Airport Valet Express’ welcoming terminal lounge


City Furniture Pre-Orders 5 Tesla Semis

May 27th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

City Furniture, one of the nation’s top-selling furniture brands, became the first furniture retailer in the U.S. to announce the pre-order of five all-electric Tesla Semi trucks, marking the next step in the company’s innovative “green” approach to all facets of its business


Xing Mobility Selects Induction Electric Drive System From Clean Wave Technologies For Next Generation Electric Super Car

May 27th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

AIPEI, Taiwan — XING Mobility, a Taipei-based electric powertrain system supplier, has selected Clean Wave Technologies to provide electric motors and drive control units to a rally-inspired supercar. “Miss R,” the world’s first electric supercar with on-and off-road capabilities, will deliver 1MW of power. XING Mobility selected Clean Wave based on its unique product features, including high-efficiency, compact design, low weight and no use of rare earth metals. The vehicle will utilize four Clean Wave traction motors, one for each wheel


Auto Pollution Grows In Europe As Tesla Shows The Way Forward

May 27th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

With European emissions standards getting steadily stricter, you’d think automakers would be steadily making their cars cleaner. Alas, you’d be mistaken — according to a recent report from JATO Dynamics (via Automotive News Europe), European emissions increased by a wee bit in 2017, reversing a decade of steady decreases in tailpipe pollution


How Does Geothermal Energy Work? Glad You Asked …

May 25th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

It’s time to dig into a less talked about-but-powerful source of renewable energy. While it’s hard to miss a massive solar array or a field full of wind turbines, so much of the action with geothermal energy happens out-of-sight that it tends to not generate as much love as its buzzier brothers in the renewable energy landscape


“The Accountants Are Taking Over” In The Oil & Gas Industry

May 22nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Most energy companies today report on their climate, environmental, and social impacts. In the EU, they are even legally obliged to do so. But how transparent are these reports? How can they be compared? And how will they be used by investors and policymakers? Clare Taylor spoke to a number of experts and learned that energy companies are increasingly under pressure to improve their non-financial reporting – and that there is more legislation to come. Meanwhile, one NGO is working on a global benchmark. “The accountants are taking over.”


We Examined 885 European Cities’ Plans To Tackle Climate Change — Here’s What We Found

May 22nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Around the world, cities endeavor to cut greenhouse gas emissions, while adapting to the threats – and opportunities – presented by climate change. It’s no easy task, but the first step is to make a plan outlining how to meet the targets set out in the Paris Agreement, and help limit the world’s mean temperature rise to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels


Germany’s Battery Storage & Redispatch Costs Hit Record Highs In 2017

May 22nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Renewable energy generation is still on the rise in Germany, though at a much lower pace than in the years around 2010, writes Marius Buchmann of Jacobs University in a detailed overview of the German electricity market in 2017. Costs of the feed-in tariff are stagnating, notes Buchmann, but redispatch costs which grid operators incur to keep the system stable, reached a new record far above €1 billion



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