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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.



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BYD Gains Foothold In Germany With Orders For 22 Electric Buses

September 23rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

BYD is moving into car country with its first order for fully electric transit buses in Germany. The orders for 22 of its 12-meter buses came from German public transit operators BOGESTRA and HCR and are aimed at improving ailing air quality in the greater Ruhr Metropolitan Region


The Span Panel Makes Adding Solar & Storage A Plug & Play Affair

September 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Span.IO is bringing intelligence to the home base of a home's electrical system with a new smart electrical panel that was designed from the ground up with home solar, energy storage, electric vehicles, and smart home tech in mind. The product was envisioned, designed, and engineered by a team of former Tesla engineers that brought the Powerwall to market, led by Tesla's former Head of Product, Arch Rao


The Arcimoto Fun Utility Vehicle Is Officially In Production!

September 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Mark Frohnmayer and the crew of creative crafters at Arcimoto have spent years refining the three-wheeled electric vehicle they call the Fun Utility Vehicle. After eight major revisions, 3 new configurations, a vehicle rental scheme, and all the excitement of taking the company public, they are finally starting production of the first retail builds of the Fun Utility Vehicle


ChargePoint’s New Home Flex Charger Makes Home EV Charging Easy

September 17th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

ChargePoint casually dropped its new residential electric vehicle charger into the market today and it packs a special feature that allows it to play well with any input amperage from 16 amps up to 50 amps without much fuss. The new ChargePoint Home Flex brings the same ChargePoint experience into the garage without having to worry about whether or not the output amperage of the home circuit is an exact fit for the electric vehicle (EV) charger before purchasing it


Brompton Challenges London Transit Riders To Hop On An Electric Bike Instead

September 16th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The fine folks over at Brompton took to the tubes in London with a new pitch: ditch the usual commute in favor of a ride on one of Brompton's lightweight, compact folding electric bikes. Most folks in the world still haven't ridden on an electric bicycle, which makes the proposal that much more exciting


The Vision Art Edition Brings Together 1UP & Other International Artists For Solar Art Auction

September 13th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The ability to harness the power of the sun to generate electricity without generating greenhouse gas emissions is one of the great magic tricks of our age. Even with magic, there are going to be leftovers, scraps, and secondhand products. The Solar Panel Art Series takes these outcasts, these used solar panels, and puts them in the hands of some of the most talented artists of our day


Byton Brings Two Flavors Of Its Fully Electric M-Byte SUV To Frankfurt

September 12th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The electric car builders at Byton brought the production build of their fully electric M-Byte SUV to the Frankfurt Auto Show for its big reveal to the world. They only build EVs and they have no plans to do it otherwise because as they see it, battery-powered electric vehicles are the future. Here at CleanTechnica, we couldn't agree more


Byton Brings The Production-Ready Byton M-Byte Out To Play In Frankfurt

September 12th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Byton took to the floor of the Frankfurt Auto Show this week to show off the production-ready version of the fully electric Byton M-Byte SUV. We loved what we saw of the M-Byte at the Los Angeles Auto Show in late 2018 and again in Las Vegas in January, but all of that had to be calibrated against the fact that it was not the production version


Tesla Is Now Installing Full Self Driving Hardware 3 Upgrade In Some Cars

September 11th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The first confirmed upgrade to Tesla's new Full Self Driving hardware version 3 took place today after a customer took his 2018 Tesla Model S P100DL into the Santa Barbara service center to get a new HEPA filter. After the service, Twitterer and longtime Tesla supporter Sofiaan Fraval noticed that a line on his service documents indicated that the new hardware had been installed at the appointment as well (h/t to Vincent for spotting this one)


Tesla & Green Mountain Power Launch New Flat Rate Solar + Storage Bundles

September 11th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla has kicked off a new initiative with progressive Vermont utility Green Mountain Power that lets customers lock in a flat monthly price for a solar-plus-storage system. The new program mirrors Tesla's new tiered approach to solar rentals and loans, but with the addition of two Tesla Powerwalls to each system for an extra fee of $30 per month


Breaking: 28% Decrease In Tesla “Lost Work Day Injuries” At Fremont Factory, + Sensor Suits & Virtual Reality For Better Ergonomics

September 10th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla has been expanding at an insane pace in a push to create new vehicle delivery routes to new countries at the same time as it continues adding production capacity for the upcoming Tesla Model Y. Construction at Gigafactory 3 in China is wrapping up on phase 1 and Tesla is getting close to making a decision on the location of Gigafactory 4 in Europe


Lightyear Hosts Public Q&A About Its Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle

September 10th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

After an initial review of the first drivable prototype earlier this year, the team at Lightyear has taken to the internet to host a public Q&A about its solar powered Lightyear One electric vehicle. To amp up the energy of the event, Lightyear brought Fully Charged host Robert Llewelyn to host the event with Lightyear's CEO Lex Hoefsloot


Ford Doubles Down On Powertrain Hybridization At The Frankfurt Auto Show

September 10th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford blasted onto the scene with a host of new vehicles for the European market that rolled in alongside new details about its plans for the electrification of its vehicle lineup. The announcement represents a significant step forward for Ford, but underwhelms with significant caveats that Ford expects more than 50% of Ford passenger vehicle sales to be "electrified" by the end of 2022. Right up front in the announcement, Ford excludes its cash cow and the least efficient vehicles in the Ford stable, its F-series trucks


Get The Frunk Outta Here! Tesla Raj Installs The New Power Frunk Kit

September 10th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Raj has been exploring his Tesla Model 3 from the inside out on his YouTube channel, Tesla Raj, since basically the day he took possession of it, and he just dropped a new video overview of a new product from Tesla Offers that lets you level up your frunk with liftgate functionality. Before we dive in, check out Tesla Raj's walkthrough of the new power frunk kit that shows off how it works and also goes all out with a full blown how-to installation video


Tesla Adds Online Parts Sales, Hinting At Direct Customer Sales

September 7th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla added a new Parts page to its online shop today in a move that hints at more direct sales of parts to customers around the world. The new shop is somewhat stripped down as it stands today, with a few options for floor mats and new key cards for the Tesla Model 3, but it bodes well for the future



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