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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.



Author Archives: Kyle Field

Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) Teases The Model 3 Performance Edition

July 19th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

YouTuber Marques Brownlee — aka MKBHD — took to Twitter to tease the world with some still shots of a Tesla Model 3 Performance Edition and some vertically mounted cameras capturing blood-curdling, portrait-mode video footage destined for Instagram's new IGTV platform


Why I Cut Meat From My Diet (Spoiler: It Wasn’t For The Planet)

July 19th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Since cutting meat from my diet, my eyes have been opened to the numerous other reasons people get rid of meat from their diets. Here on CleanTechnica, we should talk more about the climate impact of eating meat, because it's huge and yes, cow farts are a part of the equation


Day Hack: The Transition To 100% Rechargeable Batteries At Home

July 19th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

When we rebooted our life a few months back, I took the opportunity to go all in on rechargeable batteries and naturally went right back to Eneloop. We bought a nice starter pack that had a nice variety of cells and adapters as well as a charger and a few weeks later, picked up a pack of loose cells for all of our devices


Tesla Steps In As Model S Buyers Retroactively Lose €4,000 “Green Bonus” In Germany

July 19th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) retroactively reversed a €4,000 environmental bonus that many Tesla Model S buyers had already received, based on a technicality. At the heart of the matter is a stipulation in the Guideline on the Promotion of Sales of Electric Vehicles that mandates that the base model of vehicles eligible for the environmental subsidy must be available for customers to purchase for under €60,000. They have to be able to take delivery of such a trim in order to be eligible for the bonus


The Fastest Armored Car In The World Is … A Tesla Model S

July 19th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The crazy cats over at Armor Max got all up into the Tesla Model S and completely overhauled it to make it fully bulletproof. One of the guys over at What's Inside? was given exclusive access to get in and explore the car before it was shipped off to the wealthy customer in the Middle East


Honda’s Clarity Vehicles Hint At What’s To Come As Honda Moves To Electrify Sales

July 18th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Honda has set a target of two-thirds of its global auto sales to be electrified by 2030, which includes fuel cell vehicles, plug-in hybrids, hybrids, and battery electric vehicles. To build a bridge to this future, Honda continues to shape its cutting edge automotive technologies into a family of production vehicles under the Clarity line. The Clarity line started with Honda's Clarity FCX, which was the original production Honda Fuel Cell vehicle for the masses and was itself based on the 2006 Honda FCX Concept


Optibus Leverages Cloud Computing & Proprietary Algorithms To Digitize Fleet Resource Planning

July 18th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The team at Optibus has developed a fleet resource planning and scheduling solution that it believes will define the future of transit operations around the world. We spent some time with Optibus co-founder and CEO Amos Haggiag to dig into the origins of the solution, what makes it tick and to get a better idea about how it is helping transit operators manage their fleets today


24 Miles Per Hour On The New Boosted Stealth Electric Skateboard (CleanTechnica Review)

July 18th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Boosted's new Stealth board looks very much like the previous versions of the board, but much like the name implies, that is all just a cover to keep it flying under the radar. In reality, the Stealth is a wild dog, ready to chase after a bunny at a moments notice...but there's no bunny. Or maybe I'm the bunny and the controller is just begging me to crank it up one more time. It's all getting a bit blurry as the board takes off and my body crouches down, knees bent in search of the tenuous balance as the adrenaline hits my bloodstream again. Sweaty palms. My body begs for more as my brain tells my hand to lay off the acceleration


The Future Of Light Electric Vehicles: #CleanTechnica Interview With CEO Of Boosted, Jeff Russakow

July 17th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Boosted has not just set the bar for what an electric skateboard is, or even raised the bar - Boosted IS the bar against which all other electric skateboards are measured. Its first generation Boosted Board enabled riders around the world to escape their containerized vehicles and instead, to explore their cities, villages, and neighborhoods as they are, raw and exposed


American Manganese Positions Itself To Lead The Charge Into EV Battery Recycling

July 16th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

American Manganese (AM) says it can retrieve 100% of the lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese and aluminum from batteries, like those used in plug-in vehicles, using technology it originally developed to process low-grade manganese ores. We spoke with American Manganese CEO Larry Reaugh about its roots in mining and how he believes it sets them up to lead the charge into plug-in vehicle battery recycling.


ElectraTherm’s Power+ Waste Heat Recovery System Generates Power & Captures Heat

July 12th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

ElectraTherm has commissioned its first Power+ waste heat to power unit in California. The unit generates fuel-free power from the waste heat generated by an existing biomass boiler using the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), thanks to a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for combined heat and power applications or prime power generated from biomass


Speed Academy Takes The Mountain Pass Performance Model 3 Onto The Track In Toronto

July 12th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The Tesla Model 3 is the most revolutionary electric vehicle released to date. Having made significant progress ramping up Model 3 production in June, Tesla is on track to see more Model 3 sales closed this month than any other electric car in the world will see, and the company could even overtake Porsche in total vehicle sales this year if it can maintain even a hint of stability in its Model 3 production lines for the balance of the year


EVgo Explores Potential Of Second-Life EV Batteries At Fast Charging Stations

July 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Second-life batteries are all the rage in the clean tech space right now as companies rush to define new business models that maximize the effort put into the initial construction of the battery, as well as the value extracted throughout their primary, secondary, and maybe tertiary use cases. EVgo has announced that it is getting into the game as well, with the addition of second-life batteries to its grid-tied public fast charging systems.


The Ojo Commuter Scooter Lets Adults Play In The Bike Lane

July 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Aside from being one of the most entertaining and satisfying product names to utter, the Ojo is a unique scooter positioned to further encroach on the divide between freeway capable scooters from the likes of BMW, Aprilia, Vespa and more...and electric scooters that find their way under the Christmas tree for the little ones



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