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How To Run The Model 3 Through An Automated Carwash

September 16th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The first time I went through the carwash with my Tesla Model 3, I couldn't figure out how to put the car in neutral, so I had to suffer through an embarrassing ordeal of stopping the machine and starting it again several times before they just told me to put it in drive and walked me through it. Intent on not doing that again, I went out and figured out how to wash the Model 3 properly

Fisker Planning To Bring Its Fully Autonomous Shuttle To The US In 2019 (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

September 15th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

CleanTechnica sat down with Henrik Fisker on August 30th, 2018, in Los Angeles to get an update on where Fisker, Inc. is today and where he plans to take the company in the months and years to come. Henrik opened up about his plans for a $40,000 Fisker, solid-state batteries, ultrafast charging, the Fisker Orbit, and more, much of which we covered in an earlier article

A Look At Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure In 2018

September 14th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Filling up a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) is one of those unknowns that many buyers might not consider until it's time to actually head to a station and fill up for the first time. We are in the unique position to try out many of the latest and greatest vehicles, including a handful of FCEVs

The Edmonton Transit Service Orders 25 Proterra Electric Buses

September 12th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Proterra announced that the Edmonton Transit Service has locked in a contract for 25 of Proterra's 40-foot Catalyst E2 max fully electric buses. The new buses will replace 25 aging diesel buses in what represents a celebration-worthy win for electric buses, clean air, and the people of the Edmonton, Canada

Fully Charged Takes The Hyundai NEXO For A Spin In South Korea

September 12th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Robert Llewellyn and the fine fellows over at the entertaining and informative Fully Charged show flew off to South Korea to spend some quality time in the new Hyundai NEXO fuel cell electric vehicle. They were able to tour it around the country before hopping on a Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell electric bus for a quick trip up into the mountains

Enveritas Is Working To Eliminate Poverty In Coffee With New Tech-Enabled Certification Process

September 12th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Most industry certifications for responsibly sourced coffee come with a steep price tag that puts them out of reach of all but the largest coffee conglomerates and plantations. Enveritas is a non-profit that is working to change that with a suite of new techniques that leverage technology to assess the sustainability of coffee growing operations at a much lower cost than other certifications. In fact, Enveritas offers certification to small farmers at no cost

Henrik Fisker Opens Up About $40,000 Fisker & Solid-State Batteries (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

September 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

CleanTechnica sat down with Henrik Fisker on August 30th, 2018, in Los Angeles to get an update on where Fisker, Inc. is today and where Henrik plans to take it in the months and years to come. Henrik opened up about his plans for a $40,000 Fisker, solid-state batteries, ultrafast charging, the Fisker Orbit, and more, which we will share over the next few days, starting with this article

BMW Opens iX3 Reservations In Norway In Advance Of 2020 Start Of Production

September 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

BMW is now officially taking reservations for its fully electric iX3 in Norway for buyers willing to drop a 15,000 Norwegian krone (€1,550 or $1,800) deposit. The fully refundable deposit locks in a spot in line for the highly anticipated fully electric sport utility vehicle when it moves into production in

UPDATED! Next Kraftwerke Teams Up With Jedlix On Electric Vehicle Charging Demand Response Pilot

September 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Cologne, Germany-based Next Kraftwerke has partnered with electric vehicle smart charging platform provider Jedlix on a new pilot that will aggregate electric vehicle charging stations as a deployable demand response unit aka secondary control reserve (aFFR) on its Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform. The pilot was tendered by the Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT to assess the viability of aggregated demand reserve using a handful of new technologies

The Leafboard Plus Is A Compact Electric Skateboard For Those On The Go

September 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The Leafboard launched with its first iteration on Kickstarter, with nearly $240,000 in orders secured that saw the first iteration created and shipped to early adopters. The team at Leafboard took all of the things they learned with the first version and are back with this second generation board, which they have dubbed the Leafboard Plus

Tesla Prepares For European Launch Of Model 3 With Paris Motor Show Appearance

September 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla has confirmed that it will bring the highly anticipated Tesla Model 3 to the 2018 Paris Motor Show, marking just the second official appearance of the Model 3 on the continent since its debut. The show will be held from October 4–14 at the Porte de Versailles and will whet the appetites of many reservation holders who have been eagerly awaiting official news of the European launch of the Model 3, which is expected in the first half of

The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Review (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

September 10th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Honda's Clarity line of vehicles was developed to lead the charge in bringing alternative fuel vehicles into production. The line started out as the Honda FCX Clarity and eventually came into its own when the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric were added to the mix

BYD Pushes Into Autonomous Tech With New Qin Pro Developer Edition

September 6th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

BYD took to the stage in Shenzhen, China, on September 5th at its Worldwide Developer Conference to share its plan for autonomous mobility for the years ahead. BYD launched its new D++ open-source autonomous vehicle technology platform, which was released with a special developer edition of BYD's Qin Pro

National Drive Electric Week Events Coming To A City Near You

September 5th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

That's right ladies and gentlemen, it's that time of the year again -- National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) is next week, September 8-16, 2018! National Drive Electric week is a rallying cry for everything that electric vehicles represent and brings together a grassroots collection of events spread across the United States under a single banner

Mercedes Unveils The Fully Electric EQC SUV — 450km Range (Video)

September 4th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Chairman of the Board of Daimler and Head of Mercedes-Benz Dr. Dieter Zetsche officially unveiled the new fully electric Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV in Sweden today. The vehicle promises to bring all of the safety, comfort, quality, and convenience Mercedes-Benz is known for into an electric vehicle that has been completely reimagined from the ground up

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