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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

Fastned: DC Fast Charging Will Help Stabilize The Renewable Grid

July 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Fastned took to the interwebs to loose some facts about the impact its fast charging network has on the grid. With Fastned stations operating exclusively at 50kW and above, its network is a great case study for what large numbers of fast charging sessions might have on the grid. It opened up and shared information from more than 100,000 fast charging sessions over the last 5 years - and the results are interesting

Tesla On Track To Pass Porsche In Annual Vehicle Sales In 2018

July 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla's vehicle prices are aimed straight at the heart of luxury vehicles built and sold by the big German auto manufacturers. Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, and Audi have all been taken on very directly with Tesla's vehicles. Surprisingly, they have yet to really respond with any vehicles that can fight back against the onslaught

The Problem With Dealerships & Electric Cars

July 10th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Being the new-comers to the automotive space, electric and plug-in vehicles traditionally don't get the love they deserve at the dealership, regardless of how much effort the manufacturer put into actually building and marketing the vehicle to consumers.

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