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Taiwan Military Chooses Tesla Model 3 For Its EV Fleet

February 14th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla's Model 3 has been chosen for the Taiwan military's EV fleet, Tesmanian reports. The Republic of China Military Police (ROCMP), as it is officially known, had a budget of 3.18 million Taiwanese dollars, or $103,000 in US dollars. Tesla won the contract, which resulted in a total of two Model 3 Standard Range Plus vehicles being purchased along with wall chargers and a solar system to charge the vehicles


EVs Outsold Manual-Transmission Vehicles In 2019 In USA

February 14th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Electric vehicles outsold manual-transmission vehicles in the USA for the first time in 2019. This is just another data point showing that consumers are making wiser choices when it comes to driving and choosing more and more zero-emissions vehicles


Tesla Raises $2B In Capital — What That Means & Could Mean

February 14th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla provided a $2 billion common stock offering this week, creating capital for the company to ensure its ongoing success. This $2 billion dilutive common stock offering shocked and surprised many analysts on Wall Street


NASCAR Plans To Introduce Hybrid Technology

February 14th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

NASCAR is on track to introduce hybrid technology at some tracks starting next year as it tries to strike a balance between the needs of manufacturers and fans.


Global e-Mobility Funding Report — Q3 2019

February 13th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

The Global e-Mobility Funding Report for the third quarter of 2019 showed a total of $2.7 billion raised by 45 electric vehicle (EV) companies across the world. This funding amount is even higher in reality since another 18 EV-related companies didn’t disclose any financial details


Opel Ampera-e (Opel Who?!?) Wins January In The Netherlands — EV Sales Report

February 13th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

With a sales rush in the last days of 2019, one would imagine January would bring a big hangover for the plug-in vehicle market. But turns out, it hasn't. Yes, the Dutch plug-in market was down 2% year over year (YoY), to 3,184 registrations, but because the overall market fell even more (-6% YoY), the plug-in vehicle (PEV) share (7.2%, 4.3% for fully electric vehicles alone) actually grew compared to 12 months ago (6.9% in January 2019). So ... why is this happening


Energy Innovation CEO Hal Harvey: Climate Solutions Are At Our Fingertips

February 13th, 2020 | by Years of Living Dangerously

It’s easy to become overwhelmed with the climate crisis. With powerful political forces and traditional energy businesses pushing hard to deny the problem, delay progress, or greenwash their own activities, it can sometimes feel like progress is unattainable


The Exxon Plant Near My House Caught Fire

February 13th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The Exxon plant here in Baton Rouge has caught fire this — and even though officials say there wasn't an explosion, several witnesses reported hearing one. I also heard one and I live just 5 miles away


Tesla’s Advantage With Its Battery Technology — Low Cost

February 12th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

It appears Tesla has an advantage over its rivals, such as GM and Porsche, when it comes to the new battery technology that it is developing. Tesla has long been a leader on EV batteries, for years seeming to have a significantly lower cost (cost per kWh of capacity) for batteries than others


Environmentalism & The Electric Car

February 12th, 2020 | by Robert Dee

I have several acquaintances who are concerned about our present administration and Trump's anti-environmental actions (now he's just turned back the protection of streams and waterways, giving industry carte blanche to pollute even more). Several of those same individuals just bought new gas cars in the last year. That's the problem! It's not the climate deniers, however naive they may be — it's the people who understand the danger at our door and think it's someone else's responsibility to fix


Hydrogen Is Going To Lose The Race On The Rhine

February 12th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Most people in the renewable energy ecosphere know that battery electric mobility is ahead of hydrogen fuel cell mobility. Many people are also aware that progress in battery technology is going faster than in hydrogen fuel cell technology


2020 Starts With A Bang For Italy’s EV Market — January Sales Up 587%!

February 11th, 2020 | by Carlo Ombello

January sales are out for the Italian car market, and electric cars are up by nearly 600% (!) over the same month last year. 1943 BEVs were sold in the country, an epic surge over last year's 283 units during the same period. Surprised? 2020 was awaited with great anticipation in the EV community, with many new electric models entering the market and stricter emission regulations by the European Union forcing automakers to sell cleaner cars. A surge in popularity for EVs was expected, but the first month of the new year goes beyond expectations.



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