April 8th, 2018 | by Reinhard Bimashofer
Enthusiasm for the fully electric future of mobility was one of the core elements of the rEVolution conference in Amsterdam on March 13. More than this: It was sort of like a little Woodstock for e-mobility. Yeaaaah! Great music, thundering sound, and the two hosts, Monica Araya and CleanTechnica Director Zachary Shahan, entering the stage like pop stars for their picturesque welcome
April 8th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
Electric skateboards, bikes, mopeds, motorcycles, cars, trucks, boats, airplanes, and trains — no matter where we look, all aspects of mobility have been touched or will be touched soon enough by electric powertrains. Ironically, trains were early to electrify, but we're still behind the times in the
March 15th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
Don't worry if you haven't yet heard of FlixBus, many of us hadn't either. The group's site certainly caught our attention, though
February 26th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
What did hundreds of thousands of people read on CleanTechnica in the past week? My monologue on Republican policy problems didn't crack the top 20, but the following stories certainly lit people up
December 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Around 5 billion trips were made by transit rail services in the US during 2016 — which relates to travel by light rail, heavy rail, and commuter rail — according to data published by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and brought to my attention by the Department of Energy's Fact of the Week service
December 14th, 2017 | by Saurabh
Indian Railways has taken yet another initiative towards its goal to increase the use of renewable energy in its operations.
December 13th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan
It is hopeful transit news for popular corridors of Florida, where many a highway traveler encounters stifling streams of traffic congestion. The country's first private high-speed train service is launching this month in Florida. Residents and travelers will enjoy the better option that many of us have been wanting for decades
December 11th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
BART has entered into two new power purchase agreements to supply power for its system from wind and solar resources. The move accelerates it renewable energy goals announced earlier this year.
December 11th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan
A longtime friend of mine with rooftop solar panels took a test drive of my humble 2015 Nissan LEAF the other day. He and his wife drive a nice SUV hybrid and once owned a Jaguar. After some nice comments about the LEAF, he and his wife decided that absolutely his next vehicle will be all electric. I encouraged him to test drive some Tesla options (explaining the value, quality, autonomous safety, minimalistic style, and top-of-the-line technology.) As his hybrid is in very good shape, he did not seem in a hurry. He responded that by the time he made the switch to all-electric, there will be many choices as good as a Tesla and his interest may lie elsewhere. Perhaps this vehicle below might interest him, being a one-time Jaguar owner
December 9th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard
The USA alone uses roughly 220 billion gallons of hydrocarbon fuel a year for transportation. Diverting 3.4% of that to hydrogen as a fuel still displaces 7.5 billion gallons, and the gallons which will be diverted are the most polluting and have the highest greenhouse gas emissions.
November 30th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
In the late 19th century, trolley tracks and an elevated railway ran around the entire circumference of the city of Chicago. The encircling infrastructure came to be known as The Loop. The name stuck and is still used to refer to the central part of downtown Chicago today. It may even have been in Elon Musk's subconscious mind the day he dreamed up his Hyperloop concept
November 27th, 2017 | by Saurabh
Nagpur Metro will join the list of ever-growing urban metro rail projects to use solar power for its operations.
November 14th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Arrivo says it has signed a deal with the state of Colorado to construct a "hyperloop inspired system" that will whisk cars and cargo between Denver and Boulder in 10 minutes.
November 12th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart
The Siemens eHighway heavy-duty truck project continues in California, as the company has revealed a mile-long stretch in the port of Los Angeles and Long Beach for testing purposes
November 12th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard
Seven concepts -- fungibility, ubiquity, loose coupling, electronics outperforming the physical, human nature, economics and the future already being here -- make it clear that the future is electric
November 12th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
A planned community on the Boston's South Shore will be a laboratory for sustainable cities worldwide, marrying internet of things technology with renewable energy to create a healthy environment for living and working.
November 9th, 2017 | by Matthew Klippenstein
Episode #39 of Cleantech Talk is here! A giant passive house project in Vancouver, a trackless train, and an unsatisfactory Tesla conference call stole the show in our opinion, so that's what we discussed
November 1st, 2017 | by James Ayre
The China-based auto manufacturer BYD will see its annual profit fall by up to one-fifth during 2017 as the result of rising levels of competition in the hybrid and plug-in elected vehicle markets, company execs recently announced
November 1st, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart
It might sound like something that comes straight out of a nightmare, but China is working on a trackless electric train. Our curiosity peeked, we had to bite. What exactly is a trackless electric train
October 26th, 2017 | by Kyle Field
BYD has announced an effort with the Egyptian city of Alexandria to explore the possible installation of BYD's SkyRail system in the port city. The announcement comes after BYD's General Manager for the Middle East & Africa Auto Sales Division, AD Huang, and Chairman of the Alexandria Passenger Transportation Authority, Khaled Eleiwa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the effort