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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. Tesla referral code: http://ts.la/kyle623

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Volkswagen Converting Zwickau Automotive Plant To Produce Electric Vehicles

November 16th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

In a move that it believes is the first of its kind in the world for a major car factory, Volkswagen is converting its automotive factory in Zwickau, Germany from the production of internal combustion vehicles to produce electric vehicles. The news this week builds on a higher level announcement that VW issued about the conversion of the Zwickau plant to support electric vehicles late last year

Rad Power Bikes Rolls Out New eBike Lineup For 2019

November 16th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Rad Power Bikes' Rad Rover and Rad Wagon impressed CleanTechnica's Nicolas Zart and now the company is kicking things up a notch with a refresh of its lineup for 2019. The refresh is being led by the introduction of a new folding, step-through ebike called the RadMini Step-Thru that makes its RadMini an easier bike to ride with a step-through design and a more compact frame

Stem Is Moving Beyond Energy Storage Into Solar+Storage Solutions

November 16th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

CleanTechnica connected with Stem's SVP of global sales and marketing, Alan Russo, at Solar Power International this year to get the inside scoop on what makes Stem tick today and how that's changing now that it is folding solar into its catalog of turnkey solutions

One Ecuadorian City Is Converting Its Entire Bus Fleet To Electric By March 2019

November 14th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The transit operator in the Ecuadorian port city of Guayaquil has decided to convert its entire fleet of transit buses over to electric with the purchase of 20 of BYD's 12-meter, 80 passenger buses. The transition to electric transit is expected to set the city of Guayaquil apart as a leader in clean technologies, a fitting role for the city long known as the 'Gateway to the Galapagos'

The Solar Panel Art Series Makes Its North American Debut In New York City

November 14th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The Solar Panel Art Series is back with a new round of artistic creations that make use of up-cycled solar panels as the canvas. This time around, it has set up shop in New York City, where the 12 works of art are on display for interested parties to see in person as the bidding action heats up online at the Paddle8 auction house

Tesla President Jerome Guillen Lays Out Path Forward For Gigafactory 1

November 13th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla President of Automotive Jerome Guillen recently opened up about Tesla's plans for expanding and optimizing Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada. As usual, Tesla is keeping a watchful eye on the future with the construction of its new Shanghai Gigafactory, but Gigafactory 1 isn't yet close to reaching its own max potential

Clif Bar Goes Solar With New 5 Acre, 2 MW Solar Farm In Twin Falls, Idaho

November 13th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Clif Bar is slashing the carbon footprint of its Twin Falls, Idaho bakery with the installation of a 2 megawatt (MW) ground mounted solar farm that will be installed adjacent to the bakery. When completed next June, the new solar farm will supply 30% of the annual electricity needs of the 300,000 sq ft facility

Should All Plastic Be Banned? Join The Discussion On Kialo!

November 7th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Engaging in an honest, factual and logical debate isn't always possible, but the folks over at Kialo are on a mission to maximize the likelihood of a positive outcome, whatever the topic may be. Their platform was built to allow just about anyone to have a structured online debate about just about anything

The Solowheel V10 Personal Electric Vehicle Adds Power, Range, & Stability

November 3rd, 2018 | by Kyle Field

InMotion pulled out all the stops with the V10F, bundling increased power, range, and stability into a package that's a more practical alternative for using this personal electric vehicle as a true commuter, but it comes at a cost. CleanTechnica spent some quality time with the InMotion V10F at the Alt Car Expo in Santa Monica to see how it stacked up against the competition

DS Automobiles Ramping Up To A Fully Electrified Lineup By 2025

October 31st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

DS Automobiles is taking a step into the present with a new commitment to the ever-ambiguous fully 'electrified' lineup by 2025. DS Automobiles' CEO Yves Bonnefort took to Twitter to reinforce the company's push into electric vehicles from the Paris Auto Show, where the company unveiled its updated plug-in hybrid DS 7 Crossback E-Tense and fully electric DS 3 CUV with an estimated 186 miles of range

India’s 1.5 Million Electric Vehicles & Why You’ve Never Heard Of Them

October 31st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

In Italy, there are scooters everywhere, in Amsterdam, people love their bikes, and Thailand has its tuk-tuks. Over in India, there are rickshaws by the thousands. These low cost people movers are now being converted to low cost electric vehicles by the thousands, with over 1.5 million battery-powered electric rickshaws already zipping silently around the country. This is the electric vehicle revolution you've probably never heard of

Honda’s Head Of R&D Hints At Fully Electric, 4 Wheel Drive Acura NSX

October 29th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Honda may have more plans for electric vehicles than it has initially let on, as Honda's head of R&D recently broke the news that the next-generation Acura NSX may pull from the NSX-inspired 1,000 horsepower fully electric beast that it took to the infamous Pike's Peak challenge. That's tasty

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