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About Jennifer Sensiba

Jennifer Sensiba Jennifer Sensiba is a long time efficient vehicle enthusiast, writer, and photographer. She grew up around a transmission shop, and has been experimenting with vehicle efficiency since she was 16 and drove a Pontiac Fiero. She likes to explore the Southwest US with her partner, kids, and animals.



Author Archives: Jennifer Sensiba

Did The US Navy Solve Clean Energy With A Compact Fusion Reactor?

October 14th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Salvatore Pais, of the US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), claims to have invented a compact fusion reactor. With a size of between 0.3 and 2 meters (1 foot to 6.5 feet), the patent claims that the device could generate between a gigawatt and a terawatt, while needing far less energy input than it produces


New Features Should Be Enjoyed Responsibly

October 13th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Let's look at a hypothetical (but ridiculous) scenario. Somebody gives your kids backpacks with a bullet-resistant panel built inside. Whatever your feelings on that, your kids really like the backpacks for other reasons, so you decide to let them use them


Petition Demands Consumer Control Over Vehicle Data

October 2nd, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

A petition on Change.org demands that Congress change US law to give consumers greater control over vehicle data. While the petition is run by an industry group with an interest in the outcome of this debate, it does raise important points about consumer rights and future repair costs. However, there needs to be more discussion of the privacy implications of vehicle data


Some In The Solar Industry Need To Clean Up Their Image

September 30th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

People can avoid rising energy costs by going solar, and lower their environmental footprints at the same time. The financial and environmental advantages alone are enough to sell solar systems. There's no need for deceptive practices


An Immense Source Of Clean, Efficient Energy Might Lie At The Edge Of The Solar System

September 30th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Actually using a black hole for something other than mass destruction may sound farfetched, but in 2016, Stephen Hawking figured that a black hole with the mass of a mountain could provide for all of humanity's energy needs. Considering that a black hole of 5 Earth masses is around the size of an orange, one as massive as a mountain would be minuscule


Arnold Schwarzenegger Lends Greta Thunberg A Tesla

September 30th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

One of the very interesting things about Greta's climate activism is that she walks the walk. She doesn't do air travel, even for trips that cross oceans. Most recently, she made headlines for a speech at the United Nations in New York, but despite being from Europe, she didn't get there by plane. People helped her get across the ocean by sailboat to help her keep her climate impacts as low as possible


Lumos Matrix Helmet — The Gold Standard In Bike Safety

September 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

It's not often that we write reviews of a bike helmet on CleanTechnica. For most people, and for most helmets, there's nothing special. You find one that fits on your head and that meets the applicable safety standards, adjust it to fit, and go. Lumos decided to go above and beyond the normal with their new Matrix helmet. Not only does it protect your head, but it has features that can help prevent an accident from happening in the first place


Seamless Bus-To-Air Service Expands Ridership

September 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

A new startup, called Landline, is going to experiment with operating fleets of buses as if they were regional airlines, and this approach has a lot of potential to expand bus ridership while reducing air travel to and from the smallest cities


Tesla Should Get Into Financing Cars

September 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Here on CleanTechnica, we've had a number of stories showing how much cheaper, in total, owning a Tesla can be compared to common gas-powered economy cars. While the purchase price of cars like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are a lot lower than a basic Model 3, the costs of ICE (internal combustion engine) maintenance and fuel often end up adding up to more than what the Model 3 would have cost. Despite this, people keep buying the "cheaper" cars


2019 RadRover Electric Bike Review

September 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

I recently had an opportunity to get my hands on a 2019 RadRover, by Rad Power Bikes. While I did get this bike as part of a collaboration with a third party, I'm glad to have the opportunity to give our readers an independent review of the bike. So far, it's been a great ride!


How Canoo Could Disrupt The Airline Industry & Real Estate

September 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

As I've followed the reveal of Canoo this week, it's something that's coming out of left field for most of us. Like WALL-E when he found the spork, automotive journalists just aren't sure which box Canoo fits into, if any. What nobody's pointing out so far is that we've been here before, and vehicles like this could prove to disrupt industries far outside of the automotive world when combined with autonomous technology


EVgo Announces Partnership With Uber

September 28th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

EVgo recently announced a partnership with Uber in which the companies will share data, give drivers access to charge, and do other things to improve EV awareness and adoption


Trump Betrays Conservative Principles To Attack California, Tesla, & EVs

September 24th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Now that the legal battle between the Trump Administration and California over emissions standards is underway, we can get a good look “under the hood” at the legal arguments and strategies each side is using. Parties arguing in court will always do whatever it takes to support their own agenda, but this legal battle is particularly instructive


What “Storm Area 51” Can Teach Us About Climate Change

September 19th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

It started out innocently enough. A college student was up late looking at absurd things on Facebook. After seeing a Facebook event planning the theft of “all of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes,” David Montero decided he wanted to make something even more ridiculous, just for fun. He quickly put together “Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us,” and went to bed


Watch A Tesla Model 3 Performance Shoot For Maximum Speed

August 30th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Tesla Model 3 Owners has released a video showing a max speed test of the Performance Model 3. On PMG Canada's track, they managed to achieve a speed of 262 km/h, or 161 MPH. The video describes the experience of exceeding the advertised top speed by 6 MPH as "pretty scary."


Bollinger Teases Prototype Unveiling Next Month

August 30th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

After 18 weeks of preparation, Bollinger's team has its two new prototype designs almost ready for next month's unveiling, on September 26. The first vehicle, the B1, is an SUV, not unlike a classic Ford Bronco. The B2, a similar design, has a pickup truck bed instead of an enclosed



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