March 27th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás
Volvo is switching from over-the-road trucks to rail transport to move cars between its factories and storage depots across Europe, China, and the United States, and the results are more impressive than you might think!
March 19th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
Once upon a time, I lived in the city of Groningen. I still think it has the best quality of life of any city I've ever lived in or visited
March 19th, 2020 | by Kyle Field
Arcimoto unveiled the prototype of a last mile delivery version of its Fun Utility Vehicle last year and is back with a sleeker, more refined version of the Deliverator. CleanTechnica spoke with Arcimoto CEO Mark Frohnmayer to get the inside scoop on the new build and on Arcimoto as a whole
March 12th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Need an electric Class 3 commercial truck? Give Bollinger Motors a call. They will be happy to build one to your exact specifications.
March 3rd, 2020 | by Kyle Field
Nikola is merging with VectoIQ as part of a move that will see the new company being listed on the NASDAQ at an estimated post-merger valuation of $3.3 billion. The new company will operate under the Nikola Corporation name and be listed under the stock ticker "NKLA."
February 24th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Outrider, based in Colorado, is offering electric, autonomous yard trucks that can speed freight operations in America's 400,000 distribution centers.
February 24th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
The most popular CleanTechnica stories last week involved perovskite solar cell research and projections (a hot topic for the past few — or several — years), Toyota's continued focus on hybrids (considered by many to be a death knell for the hybrid leader and 100% electric laggard), and The Boring Company's first of two Las Vegas tunnels
February 19th, 2020 | by Kyle Field
At the BloombergNEF Summit in San Francisco, California last week, BNEF's Colin McKerracher made a case for electric vehicles finally reaching the "end of the beginning" as businesses and consumers recognize and begin to embrace electric vehicles en masse
February 18th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
Markus Lienkamp is the chair of Automotive Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. It seems that would make him a full blown auto expert (hence the title). Lienkamp says that "this is technically not easily feasible and it's also pointless both economically and ecologically."
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
February 11th, 2020 | by Kyle Field
Nikola Motors has partnered with IVECO to establish the manufacturing hub for its first production vehicle in Ulm, Germany. The facility will produce both the battery electric and fuel cell electric versions of the the company's cab-over heavy duty truck for the European market, the Nikola
February 11th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Hapag-Lloyd is testing a new marine fuel that combines low sulfur bunker oil with biodiesel to reduce carbon emissions.
February 7th, 2020 | by Kyle Field
Amazon takes us behind the scenes in the design process for its next generation last-mile electric delivery vehicle. In the new video, Amazon Director of Last-Mile Fleets Ross Rachey highlights the massive opportunity and the obligation Amazon feels to improve the sustainability of its operations. "We're trying to build the most sustainable transportation fleet in the world," Rachey said
January 30th, 2020 | by Kyle Field
BYD continues to sprint towards electrifying every vehicle category in the world with news today that it is adding an electric forklift production facility in the Southern California city of Rancho Dominguez. The new 50,000 square foot facility will also include supporting offices, warehousing, and demonstration space to show potential customers what these new lithium iron phosphate-powered vehicles are capable of
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
December 15th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Freight Waves has announced its pick for FreightTech 25, which "highlights the most innovative and disruptive companies across the freight industry." Tesla, of course, made the list. The freight industry is just another one of the industries that Tesla is disrupting
December 15th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
As some act to stall progress, the forward motion provided by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and all she represents is a remarkable step forward. Presenting a Green Deal plan for Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, she and her colleagues took a seed from US progressives and gave it the watering and care it needed in the fertile ground of Europe
December 10th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Loveland, Colorado-based commercial EV builder Lightning Systems just closed a $41 million round of financing comprised of equity, debt, and working capital line funding from a variety of investors. Lightning Systems plans to use the new funding to scale up production of its electric powertrains for Ford Transits, Ford E-450s, Ford F-59 step vans, Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 6500XD trucks, and Lightning Electric city buses
December 6th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Being superbly happy with the performance, and yes, the style of the BMW i3 that I drive, it's nice to hear BMW is continuing to focus on manufacturing electric cars in a green way. The company actually operates a sustainability strategy that exists along the entire value chain, supporting sustainability more deeply than in the cars or car factories themselves
December 3rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field
The Nikola Corporation is making a push into the EU with partner trucking company IVECO after the pair showed off the design model of the battery electric version of the Nikola TRE for European customers. Launching the battery electric Nikola TRE gives Nikola a bridge to the hydrogen-powered future the team envisions as the reality of the investment and lead time required for hydrogen to manifest in the global transportation marketplace are realized
November 28th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Zero-emissions adaptation is everything in our changing world. Land, sea, and air traffic all need to switch to zero emissions. A favorable example of maritime adaptation comes to us from euronews.com, which invites us to meet Ellen. Ellen means "Sun Ray," or some say "Bright One." Although, Ellen is powered by wind, not solar
November 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
The Nikola Motor Company dropped a bomb on the electric vehicle industry today with news of a pending acquisition of a team that has developed next generation battery technology. The news comes with claims of a cathode with 4 times the energy density of today's lithium-ion cells, lasts for 2,000 cycles, and at a cell cost of 50% less than today's lithium-ion cells
November 11th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
What's new and hopeful for the transition to zero carbon cargo shipping