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AC Cobra Series 1 Goes Electric For 2021

July 6th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

The makers of the iconic AC Cobra have launched a mechanically new version of the venerable little roadster for the 21st century, and it's electric!


LG Chem Secures Bigger Tesla Battery Contract

July 5th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Global battery giant LG Chem has reportedly secured a bigger order of batteries from Tesla due to higher demand and an inability for Tesla to produce enough batteries for its cars on its own. At least, that's the news out of Korea, where LG Chem is based


Elon Musk Has Been Living On Tulsa Time

July 5th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

Elon Musk spent the 4th of July standing in an empty field outside Tulsa, Oklahoma, trying to make up his mind whether to build his new US factory there or in Austin, Texas.


Solar Equipment Manufacturer Evolves, Tesla Model Y Availability, J.D. Power’s Tesla Evaluation — CleanTechnica Top 20

July 5th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The 20 most popular stories of last week on CleanTechnica were led by an interesting story of a solar manufacturing equipment maker moving into the solar cell manufacturing game (got that?), followed by a lot of Tesla stories, some hype for lithium-iron-phosphate batteries, Toyota announcing that it had done a horrendous job forecasting demand for the RAV4 Prime (leading to a battery shortfall and production suspension), Sydney inspiring the world by going 100% renewable (for electricity)


Is Recogni The Next Hot Autonomous Vehicle Startup?

July 5th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

In CleanTechnica's exclusive, in-depth interview with Peter Mertens, former board member of Audi, Volkswagen Group, Volvo, & Jaguar Land Rover and former R&D head of Audi (published yesterday), Dr. Mertens briefly discussed a few startups he's now on the board of. One of those was Recogni, and no offense to the others (which I'll come back to in another article), but Recogni seemed to be the one that got him most lit up


Tesla’s [TSLA] Q2 May Be Very Profitable

July 5th, 2020 | by Frugal Moogal

Now that we've seen Tesla's actual Q2 2020 production and delivery numbers, the next thing Tesla bears and bulls turn their attention to is trying to determine what the financial impact will look like, and will Tesla make money


Tesla Giga Berlin Surprises, Exploring The Lordstown Endurance Pickup, Tons Of EV News — CleanTech News Show #15

July 5th, 2020 | by Chanan Bos

This is the 15th broadcast of CleanTechnica’s weekly news show. This week’s show covers the new Lordstown Endurance, Tesla Giga Berlin plan changes (which I think we're the only ones to dig into so carefully and with enough context), the end of Byton, three new Citroën EVs, and more. Here are the stories covered in this week’s show


How Electric Cars Take Over The US Market, With A Big Push From Tesla

July 4th, 2020 | by Paul Fosse

I wrote this article before Maarten came out with an article on the same subject last week, but I came to the opposite conclusion. He sees progress faster than his expectations, I see progress slower than my expectations. I think that is because I live in the US and he lives in Europe


Are Tesla Owners Naive Or Tech Savvy? Maybe Both, But Mostly In Love

July 4th, 2020 | by Jesper Berggreen

I recently covered the J.D. Power 2020 Initial Quality Study (IQS) in which Tesla was represented for the first time, and in this report Tesla scored an absolute low due to many alleged quality issues, but the data behind this rating was not straightforward. To conclude on the discussions on this particular report, I think


My Interview With Peter Mertens, Former Board Member of Audi, Volkswagen Group, Volvo, & Jaguar Land Rover

July 4th, 2020 | by Alex Voigt

After my article "There Will Be Blood" was published here on CleanTechnica, Peter Mertens, the former Head of R&D at Audi and former Board Member of Audi, Volkswagen, Volvo, and Jaguar Land Rover, and now Board Member of Faurecia, Recogni and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Valens, reached out to me and asked if I am interested in an interview with him


EVs in a Time of COVID

July 4th, 2020 | by Joe Wachunas

As mobility changes drastically in this brave, new, COVID-impacted world, there are increasing signs that electric transportation can pivot us towards a better future


There’s A Global Battery Revolution Underway, & Tesla’s Leading It

July 3rd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

If you were looking to nominate a particular technology as the most influential of the early 21st century, batteries would be a logical choice. Cheap, compact batteries made smartphones and mobile computing possible, and larger and more powerful batteries represent the enabling technology behind electric mobility, renewable energy, and the smart grid


Germany Hits 8.4% EV Market Share In June, & Heading Higher!

July 3rd, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Germany, Europe's largest auto market, saw plug-in electric passenger vehicle market share hit 8.4% in June 2020, significantly up from 3.4% in June 2019. The H1 2020 plug-in share stood at over 7.7%, and will grow further in the second half



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