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Author Archives: Zachary Shahan

10 Awesome Design Features of Tesla’s Newest Supercharger Station

November 16th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

It shouldn't surprise you that seeing a nice pic of the new Tesla Supercharger station in Kettleman City, California, triggered another article. This station is really a prime example that others should learn from, and it's not just about one or two things — I counted 10. 

New Tesla Superchargers Hint At Future Of Public Charging (& Not Just Because They Have 40 Stalls)

November 15th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla emailed approximately an hour ago that it just opened North America's largest Supercharger station ... er, two of them. What's more interesting to me is that they represent a transition into a different charging dimension. Kyle Field and I have been talking about this for a couple of years — the future of public charging needs to include more amenities, more relaxation opportunities, more commercial attractions, and just overall more ::stuff:: (forgive the consumerist language and implications here)

Do One Thing

November 15th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

This has been building for a while, but this week's call to action from 15,000 world scientists pushed me up the final step that led to this article

Amsterdam’s Electric Vehicle Leadership (CleanTechnica Video)

November 14th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the top presentations at EVBox’s first annual rEVolution conference earlier this year came from Bart Vertelman, Program Manager of Electric Mobility at the City of Amsterdam. Check out his presentation below in this exclusive CleanTechnica video

The Mobility House — Used EV Batteries Intelligently Powering The World (CleanTechnica Video)

November 14th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the top presentations at EVBox's first annual rEVolution conference earlier this year came from Thomas Raffeiner, CEO & Founder of The Mobility House. In this presentation, Thomas highlighted a few projects used old EV batteries and helping to intelligently manage extreme as well as regular electricity needs in these locations. The Mobility House has partnered with Nissan, Renault, Daimler, and others for these projects. In my eyes, though, the most interesting project was with the Vatican. The presentation is worth a watch, so just get on it

Chevy Bolt Rises Again, Nissan LEAF Drops Off Cliff (October US Electric Car Sales)

November 12th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Our EV charging conference last week delayed my monthly US electric car sales report, but the day has arrived. Naturally, Tesla Model 3 bottlenecks are a bummer, so my Model 3 estimate* is moderate. Meanwhile, estimates for the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X put these vehicles at #2 and #3. And the car that really stole the show in October was the Chevy Bolt

What Changed In The EV Market In October?

November 12th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

We published 509 articles in October. It's rather hard to read every single one — I'm not sure if anyone does, but I can tell you that I don't have time for that and I'm the director and chief editor of the site! We publish weekly and monthly roundups of the most popular articles, but I've felt like something was still lacking. So, I've decided to jump into a couple of new monthly reports — one for electric vehicles (this one) and one for solar energy + stationary energy storage

In Giant Shifts, The Invisible Becomes Haunting

November 10th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

The shift away from fossil fuels to clean technology options is so dramatic that I think it can't even be overrated. But one thing that means is that many "invisible" laws of human society will be ripped up, tossed out, and will create resulting commotion and challenge

Electric Car Sales Trends, Forecasts, & Insights (CleanTechnica Interview)

November 4th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

If you're a regular CleanTechnica reader, you know EV Volumes well, and you probably also recognize Viktor Irle's face. We've been enjoying and sharing data from EV Volumes on a regular basis for a long time, and Viktor has joined us for most of our Cleantech Revolution Tour conferences

How Cities Can Stimulate More Electric Car Sales (CleanTechnica Interview)

November 4th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

David Beeton is a leading researcher and policy instigator in the e-mobility world, and more broadly. He founded Urban Foresight in 2011 and has been rolling strong as Managing Director of the company. Here's a quick snippet of what he does there, from his LinkedIn profile: "Working globally on strategies and projects for smart cities. A particular focus on rapidly emerging sectors such as electric vehicles, smart grids, intelligent transport systems and renewable energy."

Norway EV Leadership, Subsidies, & Plans (CleanTechnica Interview)

November 4th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Continuing and nearly at the end of our interview series in advance of our West Meets East: Charging Central & Eastern Europe's Electromobility Revolution conference* (part of our Cleantech Revolution Tour conference series), below is an interview with Morten Edvardsen, senior policy advisor at Norsk elbilforening (the Norway EV Association). If you are curious about the hottest electric car market in the world (by far), I think this is an awesome read. And why wouldn't you be curious about Norway's leadership!

Charging, Charging, Charging — Best Way For Cities To Break Down EV Adoption Barriers (CleanTechnica Interview)

November 2nd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Prepping for our coming CleanTechnica + GreenWay 1st annual EV charging conference in Warsaw, Poland, I've been interviewing leading thinkers and doers in the EV charging world and in the Central & Eastern Europe EV industry who will be presenting or sitting on panel discussions during the conference*. This time, I peppered one of my ELMO Carsharing and Tesla Shuttle co-founders, Jacek Fior, with some questions. Check out the discussion below

Electric Motocross Motorcycle … Tesla Model 3 Photos … Nissan LEAF Test Drive From Early Tesla Model S Driver (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

October 30th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Missed some stories on CleanTechnica this past week? Of course you did — no one can read them all! See what people were most enticed to read, and click through to some of the stories if they tickle your fancy or you just want to see where the discussions in the comment threads went

Charging The rEVolution (CleanTechnica Interview)

October 29th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Sprouting out of EV-loving Holland, EVBox has become one of the largest EV charging station companies in the world ... and it has plans to conquer the world with some guidance (and a lot of cash) from Engie. So, we're honored to have the company represented our first annual EV charging conference* in Warsaw, Poland

Plugsurfing (CleanTechnica Interview)

October 29th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I love the name of this company so much, that I just skipped creating a real title. Highlighting another one of the excellent speakers, panelists, and working group members who will be at our coming EV charging conference* in Warsaw, Poland, below is an interview with Quentin Lerebours, Plugsurfing's Business Development Manager

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