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10+ Years in Cleantech

April 1st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

A decade ago, wind power was already basically cost-competitive with conventional power sources, utility-scale solar was significantly more expensive but starting to bloom, and electric vehicles were hardly a blip on the horizon and basically unknown to most of us. How did that change in the past 10 years


Renault Zoe Is #1 In Hot European Market (For Now) — February EV Sales Report

March 31st, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in market landed over 69,000 registrations in February (+111% compared to February 2019), with the 2020 plug-in market growing 117%, to some 144,000 units. This is a great performance that should help to weaken the effect of the upcoming coronavirus months, in which sales will most likely fall abruptly throughout the continent


MG Donates 100 Electric Crossovers To Healthcare Workers In UK

March 31st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Rather than try to make or procure ventilators to help healthcare workers in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, British automaker MG decided to stick to something it knew a little better — cars. In particular, MG Motor UK announced that it would contribute 100 of its ZS EV electric crossovers to National Health Service (NHS) locations around the country


Next “Tesla Inside Out” Episode — Webinar + Q&A

March 31st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

With social distancing being the name of the game these days, longtime Tesla insider David Havasi and I are no longer able to jump into a Tesla and chat about Tesla together for an hour. Perhaps that's for the best, as it gives us the opportunity to steer the "Tesla Inside Out" series into a potentially better direction


Tesla Model Y & Model 3 Owner Shares 1st Thoughts On Model Y (+ Q&A For CleanTechnica Next Week)

March 30th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

I have to admit to some shame picking up my Tesla Model Y Performance in the middle of this pandemic, but Tesla has designed a thoughtful "touchless" delivery that minimizes chance for contact between customers and delivery staff. To get to the Tampa Delivery Center, I took wipes, a mask, and gloves for my Lyft ride there (my cost). Luis Manuel had sanitized his car and we kept our distance between driver and passenger


CASE 580 EV | Project Zeus Promises Quieter Job Sites

March 29th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

CASE is calling its new machine "Project Zeus," and it's the industry's first electric backhoe loader. And, according to CASE, it offers levels of power and performance that are equivalent to similarly sized, diesel-engined backhoes in the market while producing zero "tailpipe" emissions. Even better: it does all that at a fraction of the operating costs of the ICE options


The Current & Coming Climate Crisis — Podcast With Michael Mann

March 29th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down to talk with Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and the Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, about the immediacy and importance of addressing climate change


Drone Delivery By Geely: Selling Cars In The Age Of COVID-19

March 29th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

The whole process is incredibly polished, and could set the standard by which direct-to-consumer sales start to happen globally. That's especially significant these days, too, now that the laws surrounding dealerships and franchises continue to get challenged by upstart EV makers. Heck, even the keys themselves are next-level -- take a look for yourself!


Electric Vehicle Models That EV Owners In Europe Considered But Didn’t Buy

March 29th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Perhaps the most fascinating new question in this year's Electric Car Drivers: Demands, Desires & Dreams reports concerned the electric vehicles people considered but didn’t buy. We asked EV owners which other electric vehicle models they thought about buying before deciding on the one they purchased or leased. I was surprised to see how much people actually cross-shopped across classes while considering which electric vehicle to buy


2020 Fiat 500e — All-New & Electric Only (Gallery)

March 29th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Earlier this month, Fiat unveiled its first new car that was designed -- from the outset -- to be a purely electric offering. Meet the all-new 2020 Fiat 500e that was supposed to debut at the Corona-cancelled Geneva show. It's a car that looks so much like the old one that you'd be forgiven for wonder what, exactly, has changed


Volkswagen Software Comments — 10 Months Ago vs. Today

March 29th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

From a 2019 Volkswagen story about Volkswagen: "The new 'Car.Software' unit will be responsible for essential parts of software development for vehicles and cloud platforms in all brands and regions." From someone at Volkswagen this week: "This is no longer a laugh. ... The car is far from ready for the market. ... It's an absolute disaster. We just can't get people."



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