Author Archives: Kyle Field

Climate Launchpad Startup Spotlight: One Computer

November 4th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Two Persian brothers operating out of Estonia aspire to compete with the likes of Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud computing game but don't want to buy any servers to do that. They have plans to utilize the massive amount of idle internet-connected computing power that charging smartphones represent. Put simply, they want to pay you to use your smartphone's processing power while you sleep


Climate Launchpad 2017 Startup Spotlight: Sun Mill

November 4th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The team over at Climate Launchpad brought Andrea and me over to Cyprus for the epic Climate Launchpad Grand Final this year and we were blown away by the stretching solutions posed by the 105 startups in attendance


Chanje & eMotorWerks Deploy New Energy-as-a-Service Vehicle Charging Platform For Fleet Operators

October 31st, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Electric delivery truck manufacturer Chanje and intelligent EVSE manufacturer eMotorWerks are partnering on a new energy-as-a-service (EaaS) program to downstream fleet customers. The new program looks beyond just billing customers a flat rate per kWh and leverages the intelligent, connected eMotorWerks chargers as part of Chanje's core strategy to offer a complete energy service to customers


The Power Of Individual Action (aka Why We All Need To Educate Ourselves & Take Action)

October 28th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The reason I started reading CleanTechnica many years ago was that it was focused on action. It was focused on taking the problems we have with climate change and our environment today and sharing what people are doing to solve them. They talked about solutions I could put in place today and how they would make the world a better place


Kia Soul EV Review (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

October 28th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

I recently reached out to Kia to see if I could spend some quality time with the Kia Soul EV. It is a funky-looking vehicle that packs a surprising 93 miles of range. As a first-generation EV for Kia, that speaks to the brand’s desire to deliver a product that packs the most bang for the buck for its customers. Having said that, the Kia Soul EV does fall short compared to the generation of new electric vehicles hitting showroom floors today, like the Hyundai Ioniq with its 124 miles of range and the Chevy Bolt at 238 miles of range


Tesla Model 3 Interior, Touchscreen, Center Console … (Model 3 Owners Club Deep Dive Part 2)

October 28th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Trevor from the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club reached out to us for a sneak peak at a video they put together that dives deep into just about every nook and cranny of a brand new, first-run Pearl White Tesla Model 3 Long Range. To do the video justice, we broke the video out into 3 segments that cover roughly 20 minutes each. Following up on Steve's article, I will be diving into the interior and touchscreen details, and then Zach will dive into control stalks, the keycard & app, windshield wipers, driving experience, and a bit more


BYD & Egyptian City Alexandria Explore Possible SkyRail Installation

October 26th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

BYD has announced an effort with the Egyptian city of Alexandria to explore the possible installation of BYD's SkyRail system in the port city. The announcement comes after BYD's General Manager for the Middle East & Africa Auto Sales Division, AD Huang, and Chairman of the Alexandria Passenger Transportation Authority, Khaled Eleiwa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the effort


eMotorWerks Acquired By Enel

October 26th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Enel has acquired eMotorWerks, an intelligent EV charging station (EVSE) manufacturer and operator of the JuiceNet EV charging network


Philips Rounds Out Its LED Product Portfolio With Two New Bulbs

October 25th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Philips has released two new LED bulbs for residential use that have the potential to add some fun and personality to your space. We have reviewed Philips LED bulbs in the past and had a great experience, so when the team at Philips reached out to us about the new bulbs, we eagerly agreed to run them through the paces


BYD Introduces New Electric Midibus, 21 Ordered For North Holland

October 24th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

This week, BYD simultaneously announced its new Midibus at the Busworld show in Belgium. At the same time, the company shared that it has already secured its first European order for the new vehicle. Connexxion has ordered 21 units of the new BYD offering, which will be deployed to the north part of North Holland. The 21 Midibuses will put into service running a daytime bus route



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