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Author Archives: Kyle Field

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

A Chat With Sunrun VP Of Grid Services About Residential Energy Storage

October 15th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Residential energy storage has the potential to be one key solution for effectively integrating distributed renewables into the future electricity mix. It is already seeing solid traction and offering respectable returns in some markets around the world. Hawaii and Australia, among others with their high electricity prices and vast solar resources, have become hotspots for residential energy storage

Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid Review (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

October 8th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Moms and dads across the US have been eagerly waiting for an efficient plug-in hybrid that could haul big families and gear. Aside from the $80,000+ Tesla Model X, there weren't any plug-in vehicles that could haul around larger families with room for 7 and all the trimmings. Because of that, the Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid minivan has been a highly anticipated vehicle since it was first announced in January 2016. It has been watched very closely by eco moms and sustaina-dads alike

Unplugged Performance Amps Up Tesla Model 3 With New Body Kit Offerings

September 19th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Unplugged Performance has brought its Model 3 body kit offerings out from hiding and the months of effort the team has poured into them have clearly paid off. The body kids transform the tame looks of Model 3 into an aggressive, race-ready stance that leaves no doubt what its intentions are

Proterra & LG Announce Jointly Developed Battery Cell [Hot!]

September 19th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Proterra and LG Chem are blowing the lid off a new battery cell that the pair have co-developed. The announcement comes as Proterra brings its new battery manufacturing facility online, which is capable of cranking out over 500 MWh of high-voltage packs per year for its heavy-duty electric vehicles

Santa Monica Alt Car Expo Brings EVs To The People

September 17th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The Santa Monica Alt Car Expo is consistently packed to the brim with useful people and experiences, which makes it one of the best events at promoting plug-in and alternative fuel vehicles. Year after year, I look forward to attending to not only see and drive the latest electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles, but to also meet up with the team of people who actually know all the ins and outs of the car

Solutionary Rail Proposes A Single Infrastructure Upgrade That Solves Two Chronic Problems

September 16th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Solutionary Rail is a book with a strange title that proposes a plan to solve two critical infrastructure challenges with a single effort. Electrifying the US rail system and installing electrical transmission lines that serve to both provide power to the rail system and to transport electricity from capillary generation sources to the destination of most rail traffic — urban centers

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