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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 code: http://ts.la/kyle623

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Tesla China Adds Extra Security To Prevent Parking In EV Charging Spaces

January 15th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

A few new Tesla Supercharging spaces in China have some added security thanks to a new parking protection system that was recently added. Twitterer JayinShanghai posted photos of the new devices, which come as a welcome solution to widespread reports of gas and diesel vehicles intentionally parking in Tesla Supercharging stations

Cringefest: Tesla’s White Seats vs. Glass Of Red Wine (Video)

January 15th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Our friend Vincent regularly tweets about all things Tesla, and as a Model 3 owner, he also recently took to YouTube to show how the white seats in his Model 3 hold up to a glass of admittedly cheap red wine. To make it even more interesting, he enlisted his child to come do the clean-up, and the results are impressive

Innovative Tesla Model 3 Seat Lock Aims To Reduce Break-Ins

January 15th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

After becoming frustrated with recent break-ins to the rear corner window in Tesla Model 3s, a few owners banded together to solve the problem once and for all by creating a new device that prevents the rear seats from being unlatched

Enterprising Tesla Model 3 Owner Adds Automatic Trunk & Frunk Opening

January 14th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

i1Tesla was one of the first YouTube channels to show how to upgrade the frunk struts on the Model 3 to stronger ones that gave it enough oomph to open the frunk all the way with just the tap of the button on the app. Now, he's released a new YouTube video that shows the process he followed to accomplish the same for the trunk, though it requires a bit more effort and a few more parts

Fenix International Powers The Entire Home With Pay-As-You-Go Solar Systems #CES2019

January 12th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Pay-as-you-go programs continue to revolutionize the world through solar lighting and cell phone charging systems that open up the opportunities that come with electricity, and Fenix International is leading that charge in Africa. CleanTechnica sat down with Jit Bhattacharya, CTO of Fenix International at CES this week to talk about how pay-as-you-go solar systems have scaled up to power the entire home and how the acquisition by Engie has helped Fenix International take its business to the next level

Zero Mass Water’s Hydropanels Pull Water From Thin Air At #CES2019

January 11th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Zero Mass Water and its Source hydropanels that literally create perfectly balanced drinking water from the air have been on our radar for a long time, so we were excited for the opportunity to connect with its CEO, Cody Friesen, at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada to talk about their panels

Southern California Edison Increases Plug-In Vehicle Rebate To $1000 For 2019

January 4th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

California utility Southern California Edison has increased the rebate available to customers who purchase or lease a new or used plug-in vehicle on or after January 1st, 2019 through its Clean Fuel Reward Program. The increase raises the maximum funds available through the impressive rebate from $450 to $1,000 for 2019 and stacks on top of any existing federal, state, and local rebates that may be available to customers

BYD Wins Contract To Supply 64 Electric Buses For Medellín, Colombia

January 4th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

New energy powerhouse BYD won a contract to supply 64 of its electric buses to the Colombian city of Medellín. The new contract represents a milestone for Colombia as it establishes what will be the largest fleet of electric buses in Colombia and the second-largest electric bus fleet in Latin America, behind BYD's recent delivery of 100 buses in Santiago, Chile, late last year

Toyota Research Institute To Unveil Next Generation Autonomous Test Vehicle At CES

January 3rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Toyota announced that it will be unveiling a new automated driving test vehicle at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7th, and CleanTechnica was invited to see it first-hand at the reveal. The new vehicle, dubbed the P4, is based on the new kid on the block 5th generation Lexus LX 500h, which has been loaded up with the Toyota Guardian and Chauffeur systems which it will continue vetting in its automated test fleet in spring of

Tesla Model X Owner Tows Pickup Truck From ICEd Supercharger Stall

January 3rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Sales of the Tesla Model 3 are introducing thousands of new customers, not only to the Tesla family, but also to the world of electric vehicles. Those new owners are taking to the streets and, more importantly, to the rows of new Superchargers that Tesla is feverishly installing across the United States and around the world as it struggles to keep up with customer demand

Electra Meccanica Ramping Up Production At New Zongshen Factory (Video)

December 31st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The Electra Meccanica proposes a different solution to moving people around with its three-wheeled electric car, the SOLO. The SOLO is built as the ultimate single person people mover, on the premise that the vast majority of trips we take are with a single person in the car

Is The Rivian R1S The Ultimate Electric Sport Utility Vehicle?

December 23rd, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Rivian took the Los Angeles Auto Show by storm for the reveal of its fully electric truck and SUV. Both are based on the same skateboard-style electric chassis, which will be available with three different battery sizes for a maximum range of 400+ miles per charge in the largest configuration

How Tesla Model 3 Compares To Tesla Model S On 2,400 Mile Road Trip

December 22nd, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Back in 2015, we bought a 2013 Tesla Model S and purposely purchased it from the Tesla Service Center in Columbus, Ohio, even though we live in California. It wasn't the closest location to our home in Ventura, but it gave me the opportunity to see how the car and Tesla's Supercharger network stacked up to the hype when put to the test

The EV Annex OWL Is An Affordable Way To Add Wireless Phone Charging To The Model 3

December 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Usually when we talk about charging here on CleanTechnica, it has to do with plugging in an electric car to juice up the batteries. The folks at EV Annex are all about electric vehicles, but their expertise is helping owners to make their vehicles fit their lifestyles. To do that, EV Annex developed a wireless Qi charging pad for the Model 3 that makes keeping your smartphone juiced up a breeze

INFINITI To Show Off Fully Electric CUV Vision Vehicle At NAIAS Next Month

December 19th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

INFINITI may be known for larger than life SUVs that sport lower than average MPG efficiency, but it is at least starting to consider cracking the door open. What door? The door that leads into a future powered by electricity. A new release from INFINITY implies that the company does understand what is behind that door

Banksy Hangs The “Most Polluted UK Town” Out With His Latest Creation

December 19th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Banksy drops a bomb on the 'most polluted town in the UK' with a new work that cuts to the heart of the issue. Banksy dropped the new two-sided creation on the world in an Instagram post that shows a child simply enjoying life, caught up in the sheer joy of a flurry of snowflakes. Playful holiday music paints an image of a holiday scene, with a child singing, "little snowflake, falling from the sky."

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