About Kyle Field

Kyle Field I'm a tech geek passionately in search of actionable ways to reduce the negative impact my life has on the planet, save money and reduce stress. Live intentionally, make conscious decisions, love more, act responsibly, play. The more you know, the less you need. TSLA investor. Tesla referral link: http://ts.la/kyle623



Author Archives: Kyle Field

Unplugged Performance Amps Up Tesla Model 3 With New Body Kit Offerings

September 19th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Unplugged Performance has brought its Model 3 body kit offerings out from hiding and the months of effort the team has poured into them have clearly paid off. The body kids transform the tame looks of Model 3 into an aggressive, race-ready stance that leaves no doubt what its intentions are


Proterra & LG Announce Jointly Developed Battery Cell [Hot!]

September 19th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Proterra and LG Chem are blowing the lid off a new battery cell that the pair have co-developed. The announcement comes as Proterra brings its new battery manufacturing facility online, which is capable of cranking out over 500 MWh of high-voltage packs per year for its heavy-duty electric vehicles


Santa Monica Alt Car Expo Brings EVs To The People

September 17th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The Santa Monica Alt Car Expo is consistently packed to the brim with useful people and experiences, which makes it one of the best events at promoting plug-in and alternative fuel vehicles. Year after year, I look forward to attending to not only see and drive the latest electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles, but to also meet up with the team of people who actually know all the ins and outs of the car


Solutionary Rail Proposes A Single Infrastructure Upgrade That Solves Two Chronic Problems

September 16th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Solutionary Rail is a book with a strange title that proposes a plan to solve two critical infrastructure challenges with a single effort. Electrifying the US rail system and installing electrical transmission lines that serve to both provide power to the rail system and to transport electricity from capillary generation sources to the destination of most rail traffic — urban centers


BYD Announces 1st Commercial SkyRail Line In Yinchuan, China

September 12th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

BYD announced that the first commercial application of its SkyRail monorail mass transit solution opened for operation in Yinchuan, China, on September 1, 2017. The SkyRail system in Yinchuan is the first monorail solution installed in China that uses a straddle design where the vehicle sits on top of the monorail, hanging over both sides


VW Announces Return Of The Minibus … As An Electric Vehicle … In 2022

September 12th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The VW Minibus is an iconic vehicle that just oozes beach vibes. Here in California, it is synonymous with surfing and the '60s and has a cult following even to this day. For that reason, it was impactful that VW CEO Dr. Herbert Diess chose California as the place to announce the return of the VW Minibus. He related as much to the crowd in Pebble Beach, California: "The Microbus has long been part of the California lifestyle. Now we're bringing it back by reinventing it as an electric vehicle."


Drive Electric Week Kicks Off With Events Across The USA

September 11th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

This weekend kicked off the 7th annual National Drive Electric Week, which sees electric vehicle advocates taking to the streets en masse with creative new ways to spread the word about electric vehicles. The week runs September 9–17 this year, which means two fun-filled weekends packed with events


China Plans To Ban Fossil Fuel Vehicles

September 10th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

China's vice minister of industry and information technology, Xin Guobin, has announced that the Chinese government is currently working on a timeline to end both the production and sales of fossil fuel vehicles. The bold move comes as the government struggles to respond to public outcry in major Chinese cities struggling with crippling air pollution


Electric Cars Up 137% In Germany, Approaching 2% Market Share

September 10th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

All signs point to a changing of the winds in Germany with regards to plug-in vehicles. Emissions scandal after emissions scandal have raked the confidence of the public in the German auto industry and many have started to take action. Sales number from August show that nearly 2% (1.88% to be exact) of new vehicle sales in Germany were plug-in vehicles, with fully electric vehicles up +137%. That's a higher percentage share of new vehicle sales than in the United States


Tesla Unlocks Extra Battery Capacity For Owners Fleeing Hurricanes

September 9th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Tesla owners on the Tesla Motors Club forums recently shared that Tesla has issued an emergency firmware update for owners in the path of Hurricane Irma. The update unlocks the additional battery capacity for owners of vehicles with software-limited battery capacity — like Model S and X vehicles with "60 kWh" of capacity that actually have 75 kWh batteries installed


2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Review (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

September 9th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

At first glance, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric is an unassuming 5 door Hyundai that blends in with the rest of the fleet. A closer look reveals a streamlined grille that has been smoothed over with a sleek cover to improve aerodynamics. It guides air it no longer needs for cooling around the vehicle as efficiently as possible. The grill and subtle electric model badging are the only aesthetic touches on the outside that hint at the completely different beast that lies within



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