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Author Archives: Kyle Field

India’s Mahindra Doubles Down On Electric Vehicles With New Factory

December 10th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Mahindra's Electric Mobility group is taking a leap into electric vehicles with the inauguration of its first Electric Technology Manufacturing Hub in Karnataka, India. The new facility is a tangible step forward in support of Mahindra's Future of Mobility vision of providing Clean, Connected & Convenient vehicles for customers


The City Of Medford To Save $11,000 Per Year With New Rooftop Solar System

December 8th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The northern city of Medford, Massachusetts partnered with Solect Energy to install a 235 kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar system on the roof of its new Department of Public Works (DPW) building. The new system is comprised of 588 LG solar modules and is expected to cover 100% of the electricity usage over an average year, producing about 300,000 kilowatt-hours per year


How Much Should You Charge Your Tesla Overnight To Keep Your Battery Healthy & Software Sane?

December 7th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla's stance on how to charge its vehicles overnight continues to evolve as it processes volumes of real-world data from its fleet of Model 3s and their 2170 cells. Kim, from the Like Tesla YouTube channel, had been charging her Model 3 up to 70% for the 11,000 miles she had owned it. She found that in that time, the stated range of the car with a full charge had dropped from 310 miles to 260 miles


Waymo One Launches In Phoenix Today

December 5th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Waymo has officially launched its new Waymo One commercial on-demand ride hailing app in Phoenix, Arizona today, marking the latest step toward a fully-autonomous Waymo ride hailing service for the masses


Tesla Opens Up Sale Of A $35,000 (Used) Electric Car Today

December 5th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Making electric vehicles affordable (and fun!) has been one of the foundational goals of Tesla and it has officially delivered on the goal of selling a $35,000 Tesla today. There are a few used Model S on its website that are hovering around the $35,000 mark, with one that can be had for just a hair less ... as I write this


Rivian Electric Truck — Deep Dive

December 5th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Rivian rolled into Los Angeles in grand style with not one, but two, new fully electric vehicles that have been crafted to bring sport and utility into the world of electric vehicles


CEO Enric Asunción: Wallbox Runs On Innovation

November 19th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Wallbox is an electric vehicle charging equipment (EVSE) manufacturer based in Spain that's bringing some of the smartest, most innovative chargers to the market. CleanTechnica connected with Wallbox's CEO Enric Asunción to talk about the work it is doing on its current lineup of products and what the future holds for the company


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



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