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The Arcimoto Deliverator Could Be The Ultimate Last Mile Delivery Vehicle

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


Perovskite Solar Cells … Toyota Driving Off A Hybrid Cliff … The Boring Company’s 1st Vegas Tunnel — #CleanTechnica Top 20

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


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


Nikola Motors Locks In Ulm, Germany As The Production Site For The Nikola TRE

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


Amazon & Rivian Designed 3 Bespoke Last-Mile Delivery Vehicles

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


BYD Builds New Lithium-Powered Forklift Facility In Southern California

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


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


Tesla #7 On FreightTech 25 List

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


Europe’s Green Deal: EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Announces “Europe’s Man on the Moon Moment” (Videos)

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


Funding Secured: Lightning Systems Raises $41 Million To Ramp Up Production

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


BMW Group Joins “Getting to Zero Coalition” — 1st Carmaker To Do So

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


Nikola & Iveco Partner To Bring The Battery Electric Nikola TRE To The EU

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


Nikola Pushes Deeper Into Battery Electric Vehicles With Next Generation Battery Tech

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



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