Author Archives: James Ayre

Fan-Made Commercial Shows “Nikola Tesla” Exploring Tesla Model S

February 6th, 2017 | by James Ayre

While Tesla doesn't advertise as of yet (if the company hasn't yet met demand, what would be the point?), there have been a number of pretty interesting Tesla ads that have surfaced in recent years ... which were all made by enthusiasts rather than company employees or contractors


Lucid Motors Air Sighting In San Francisco + New Teaser Video

February 5th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The recently unveiled Lucid Motors "Air" is a beautiful car (beautiful as far as cars go, anyways), but we've yet to see much of it in the wild (outside of promos and car shows), leaving those with a potential interest perhaps a bit hungry for more media


Volvo Creating Carsharing Business Unit

February 5th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The Swedish auto manufacturer Volvo has announced that it will be creating a new business division based around its carsharing work. While this will technically be a new enterprise, Volvo has actually been running a carsharing service known as Sunfleet for nearly 20 years now (since 1998), so the company won't be entering the field unexperienced by any means


Ontario (Canada) Lifts Price Cap On EV Rebate

February 5th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The province of Ontario in Canada has lifted the purchase price cap on its electric vehicle rebate program, according to recent reports. What this means in practice is that those buying relatively expensive electric vehicles (Tesla Model S, Model X, etc.) will now have access to a larger rebate than they did previously


China 100% Electric Bus Sales Grew To ~115,700 In 2016

February 3rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

Our friend Jose Pontes, a bi-monthly CleanTechnica contributor, recently posted an article detailing electric bus sales in China during 2016 over at the EV Sales blog. The figures allow those of us living elsewhere in the world to get more than a bit envious about China's progress (those of us who don't like breathing the exhaust from diesel buses, that is)


New Indiana House Bill Would Impede Tesla’s Direct Sales Model

February 1st, 2017 | by James Ayre

Following unsuccessful attempts last year to limit Tesla's ability to sell directly to customers in the state, pro-dealership forces in Indiana have already begun this year's anti-Tesla efforts. ... The newly proposed House Bill 1592 (authored by Representative Edmond Soliday) would effectively stop Tesla from selling within the state by 2019 (based on a couple of somewhat flexible assumptions)


Panasonic Hits 2 Decade Milestone For Solar HIT Modules

February 1st, 2017 | by James Ayre

Panasonic's solar photovoltaic HIT module production tech will pass the 20-year milestone this year, according to an email Panasonic sent to CleanTechnica. The company first debuted its patented, high-efficiency photovoltaic module back in 1997 and has since produced more than 18 million HIT modules


EV-Box Expanding Into Nordic Countries

January 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre

The electric vehicle charging solutions giant EV-Box will be officially entering the Nordic markets — Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland — in the near future, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica



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