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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


Québec Plans To Roll Out EV Fast Charging Network & Re-Invest Revenue

May 21st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Minister Pierre Moreau presented on May 15th, 2018, at the Assemblée Nationale a law to establish a public DC fast charging (DCFC) network for electric vehicles around Québec. Hydro-Québec would be able to fix the rates of the public service DCFC for electrical vehicles so that deployment of DCFC is entirely financed by charging revenue


The Great American Fracking Bubble

May 21st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

In 2008, Aubrey McClendon was the highest paid Fortune 500 CEO in America, a title he earned taking home $112 million for running Chesapeake Energy. Later dubbed “The Shale King,” he was at the forefront of the oil and gas industry's next boom, made possible by advances in fracking, which broke open fossil fuels from shale formations around the U.S. What was McClendon’s secret?


Sun Power: How Solar Tech Is Empowering People Around The World

May 20th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Solar energy is not just a powerful way keep the lights on, or even to ditch dirty fossil fuels. Solar energy is empowering communities around the world — by putting people to work, helping families cook meals more safely, and allowing children to learn even after dark (just to name a few things)


Why This Chevy Bolt Owner Decided It Was Time For A Tesla Instead

May 19th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Last year, EV driver Jay Lucas of Alexandria, Virginia, contributed an account of a road trip in a Chevy Bolt to Green Car Reports. However, he’s now driving a used Tesla Model S, and he wrote a follow-up piece for GCR, explaining why he finds the Tesla to be a superior choice for long-distance driving


Why Tesla Autopilot Will Continue To Set The Pace In The Self-Driving Vehicle Industry

May 19th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla took an early lead in the race to offer customers vehicle autonomy, and its Autopilot system remains the state of the art. However, the technology is advancing more slowly than the company predicted — Elon Musk promised a coast-to-coast driverless demo run by the end of 2017, and we’re still waiting. Meanwhile, competitors are hard at work on their own autonomy tech — GM’s Super Cruise, is now available on the CT6 luxury sedan


Tesla Battery Cells, Modules, & Packs (Videos)

May 15th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

When it comes to electric vehicles, it’s all about the batteries. The appearance of powerful, low-cost batteries was the technological advance that made modern EVs possible. Tesla’s battery technology is one of the major reasons it has been able to leapfrog the legacy automakers. And it’s batteries that hold the key to the future of electrification: the quest to deliver EVs that can truly replace fossil fuel vehicles centers on improving battery technology


Tesla Model 3 Gross Margins

May 14th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

In the ongoing tug-of-war between Tesla bulls and bears, one of the most controversial subjects these days is the gross margin that Model 3 can generate at a 5,000 cars per week production rate as well as the rate when production lines have fully matured. Bears had previously focused on whether Tesla could successfully ramp up Model 3 production quickly enough so as to hit the 5,000 per week production number before Tesla’s cash position becomes compromised, but with the company now consistently turning out thousands of Model 3s per week and evidence of additional gains, the emphasis has shifted to the profitability of those cars produced, and this is where the concept of gross margin becomes key



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