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Meet The Rest Stop For The Electric Flying Cars Of Tomorrow

April 8th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

It's 2020. That means that despite the COVID-19 induced global financial meltdown, we're supposed to have flying cars by now. Thankfully, there are still a few companies out there trying to make that dream a reality, and when they do, all of you who buy those electric flying cars will need a place to land, charge, and re-charge for the next leg of your flight. That's where Beta comes in


It’s Happening: Airspeeder Flying Car Company Gets Cash Infusion

April 7th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

The mad scientists at Alauda are actually doing it -- the Airspeeder flying cars are going to happen. What's more, they're going to happen somewhat sooner than later thanks to a seven-figure round of fundraising from Australian technology venture capital firms Saltwater Capital and Jelix, FOREX trading and money management firm Equals, and German logistics company


9 EV ETFs To Invest Your TSLA Profits In

February 5th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

I've been saying for a few years that I'd love to have a good EV and autonomy index fund that had global reach, and that covered car brands, OEMs and batteries. I've been looking for similar good funds in the larger cleantech and clean energy space as well, but this article is just about my findings on the EV+autonomy front. 


Electric Aircraft Pilot Training Is Arriving

January 15th, 2020 | by Nicolas Zart

Quantum Air and OSM Aviation Group just announced an electric aircraft pilot training partnership. OSM Aviation Academy will conduct the Quantum-branded pilot training program according to FAA commercial standards. Electric urban air mobility (UAM) is taking shape one step at a time


Delta Flight Dumps Fuel On School Children

January 15th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

A Delta flight bound for Shanghai had to make an emergency fuel dump earlier today. That fuel rained down upon Los Angeles near a school playground. Around 40 people were injured, the AJC reports


ASR Says It Has A Parachute For Every eVTOL Aircraft

January 4th, 2020 | by Nicolas Zart

Aviation Safety Resources (ASR) — a leading parachute safety company that won one of Revolution.Aero’s competitions earlier this year — says it has a parachute system that will work with eVTOL aircraft, even at low altitudes. I recently spoke with Larry Williams, CEO of ASR, on how the company’s parachute technology works, its application for eVTOL aircraft, and public perception


Tesla Cybertruck vs. Garage … Dutch EV Sales Explosion … 2012 Model S Still Beats New Non-Tesla EVs — Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of December

January 2nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Cybertruck may be "old news" by now (ah, the not-so-endearing ADD of the internet), but a piece of ours explaining why it doesn't really need a garage was still king of the hill last month. Tesla took silver too, with a story explaining that the 2012 Tesla Model S still has superior specs to new 2020 EV entrants from other companies than Tesla. In third was a piece on world-leading research from our friend Mark Z. Jacobson and several colleagues on how the world could be a galaxy-leading 100% renewable energy planet!


Green New Deals For The World Are Green Good Deals

December 29th, 2019 | by Mark Z. Jacobson

The Earth is rapidly approaching 1.5°C global warming, air pollution kills over 7 million people worldwide each year, and diminishing fossil fuel resources portend social instability. Yet, recently, world leaders at the United Nations Madrid climate talks failed to agree on a path forward. The core of the problem is the belief by some leaders that solving global warming will be expensive and drain the economy of their country. However, new research indicates that this belief is incorrect



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