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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


All Hope Is Not Lost For BMW — New CEO & New CTO

March 17th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

In the automotive echo chamber, BMW is seen as the leader in electrification of autos. Among those that look at the future disruptive transition to tailpipe-free vehicles, BMW was climbing to the top of the “will likely not survive” list. Both rankings are based on the vision of BMW’s top managers, CEO Harald Krueger and CTO Klaus Fröhlich


Navigant’s Nonsense About Tesla Autonomous Driving

March 16th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

It is that time of year again. We see all the self-appointed experts extol their superior vision on the subjects that are most clickbait worthy. For a few years now, Navigant Research has produced its “Leaderboard” about the race to full autonomous driving. It is highly respected in the media, not so much among those that know a tiny bit about the subject


Porsche Soul, Electrified — My Review of the 2020 Porsche Taycan

March 8th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Porsche is known for producing elegant but powerful vehicles with the kind of blood-flowing horsepower and torque that you can spot and feel from a mile away. However, the company’s first car ever was actually a lot quieter. In fact, Ferdinand Porsche decided to launch his first vehicle under his future powerhouse brand as an electric car known as the Lorne-Porsche


Amsterdam⇒Paris With Renault ZOE — Hypermiling While Hyperventilating With 0% Battery Charge

March 8th, 2020 | by Jos Olijve

What to do when Renault invites you to the Twingo Z.E. launch event in Paris? Will you travel from the Netherlands by train or by plane, or drive in a Renault electric vehicle? We decided on driving there in our new Renault Zoe. With a 0% battery level, we arrived at our destination in Paris. This is a story of hypermiling, hyperventilation, and the joy of slow travel


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


A Gas Station!

February 11th, 2020 | by Barry A.F.

There was a building on a relatively busy corner leading out of town that could never stay in business. From the time I was a kid, it kept changing and opening as something else — a restaurant, a trading post, an antique store, a restaurant several times, and probably a few other businesses over the years that I can't even remember


The 2020 Chevy Bolt — GM Changes The Game, Again

February 8th, 2020 | by Robert Dee

In late 2016, the Chevy Bolt became the first affordable long range EV (electric vehicle), beating the Tesla Model 3 to market. As of this writing, in February 2020, GM has once again moved the goal posts. You can now buy a Bolt for around $26,000, underselling every affordable EV you can buy in America and having a longer range than all of them. Is it worth it? Let's take a look


Plug-In Hybrids Are Still A Useful Tool To Fight For The Environment

January 31st, 2020 | by Jennifer Sensiba

A few weeks ago, the EV folks on social media joined together to sing the scorn of a German engineering firm's "Hyper Hybrid" — a modified Tesla with a reduced battery pack and a small range extender under the hood instead of a frunk. "Why fix what isn't broken?" some asked. The general consensus was that battery EVs are the answer, while plug-in hybrids are a step backward. It's not that simple, though


Driving The MINI SE Electric In Miami

January 29th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

The new MINI SE electric car is a blast to drive and the perfect urban mobility device. Now if only MINI could do something about all that traffic!


2018 Nissan LEAF: 60,000 Mile Update

January 26th, 2020 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Almost a year ago, I wrote an article about the first 40,000 miles in my Nissan LEAF. Fortunately, I continue to drive this car a lot, and can give you an idea of what to expect



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