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40,000 Miles With The 2018 Nissan LEAF

January 6th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Since its release, many wondered how the new 40 kWh Nissan LEAF would hold up as the miles racked up. After over 40,000 miles driving mine, I’m starting to get a pretty good idea of how it fares. It’s a great vehicle, with only one serious drawback


88 CleanTechnica Electric Vehicle Reviews

December 30th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

CleanTechnica has had the lucky opportunity to review a freakin' ton of electric vehicles this past year, and many more in previous years. In the article below, you can find links to most of the reviews as well as short snippets about the vehicles (and a few other products)


How I Give A Tesla Model 3 Test Ride (As Often As Possible)

December 30th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

For this week's article, I'm going to update an article I published about 3 months ago on giving rides in your Tesla. I've been an EV owner for over 7 years (6½ years as a Leaf owner and 6 months as a Tesla Model 3 owner) and have been offering rides in my EV the whole 7 years


6 Months With 2015 BMW i3 REx & No Home Charging In Florida

December 26th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

We've now had a 2015 BMW i3 REx for 6 months. We're a family of four. The young ones are 2 years old and 4 years old, so don't go to school. We have no other car in the household, but I work from home and my wife is a full-time (+ overtime) mom. We could pay for a garage and have a place to charge, but we decided after moving here that we didn't need that


How Tesla Model 3 Compares To Tesla Model S On 2,400 Mile Road Trip

December 22nd, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Back in 2015, we bought a 2013 Tesla Model S and purposely purchased it from the Tesla Service Center in Columbus, Ohio, even though we live in California. It wasn't the closest location to our home in Ventura, but it gave me the opportunity to see how the car and Tesla's Supercharger network stacked up to the hype when put to the test


The EV Annex OWL Is An Affordable Way To Add Wireless Phone Charging To The Model 3

December 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Usually when we talk about charging here on CleanTechnica, it has to do with plugging in an electric car to juice up the batteries. The folks at EV Annex are all about electric vehicles, but their expertise is helping owners to make their vehicles fit their lifestyles. To do that, EV Annex developed a wireless Qi charging pad for the Model 3 that makes keeping your smartphone juiced up a breeze


7 Great Gift Ideas For Tesla Model 3 Owners

December 14th, 2018 | by Chris Boylan

With the Tesla Model 3 making its way into more people's garages and driveways, the options for customizing and personalizing the owner experience is expanding. And if you're looking for a great holiday gift for yourself or another new Model 3 owner in the family, here are a few of my favorites, based on personal experience as a Model 3 owner


Tesla Shuttle From Sarasota To Tampa Airport — Like Dr. Who’s TARDIS #Infinite

December 2nd, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

I flew out of Tampa airport recently. To travel to Tampa from Sarasota, we chose zero-emissions transport. It was the longest experience I've had in a Tesla Model 3. Booking a shuttle service to the airport, I was not thinking futuristic travel. I was thinking of the time, convenience, and zero emissions. Yet, it seemed to feel the most futuristic of all my experiences in Tesla vehicles. (It was my second time in the back seat of the Model 3, and I've spent many times in the back seat of a Tesla Model S.)


The Cat In The Tesla — A Dr. Seuss–Inspired EV Guide

December 1st, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

Today is my anniversary. No, not my marriage anniversary, but my 7 year EV anniversary. I was going to post a picture of our marriage certificate (purchase contract), but since I've traded in my Starter EV for a Trophy EV (same wife, different EV), the new car insisted we get rid of the reminders of the first relationship and I don't have that. In honor of that 7 year journey, though, this article is a summary of EV life back then, EV life today, and a few competitive EVs


The Short-Term Economics Of A Tesla-Powered Solar Home

November 18th, 2018 | by Bob Borsh

We went “live” with our solar installation on April 9, 2018. To recap, we’ve got 8.125 kW of generation capacity from our roof-mounted array of 25 panels, each capable of 320 watt gross output with a Powerwall 2 and a 240V Tesla car charging station


My Kia Soul EV — One Year On

November 18th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes

I’ve had my Soul EV for approximately a year now and have driven it for 21,000 km (13,000 miles). After the dream of having an EV being transformed into the daily routine, it’s time to look back and see the good, the bad and the unexpected of this journey


Designing Climate Solutions — #CleanTechnica Book Review

November 14th, 2018 | by Carolyn Fortuna

A new book is a one-stop source for policy changes to reduce GHG emissions. Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy is an accessible guide that should be on every person's resource shelf. It offers concise information and pathways for the necessary transition to a low-carbon society


My Trip In A Tampa Airport Tesla Shuttle — Model 3 Performance Edition

October 28th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

As some of you know, I recently had to make a trip over to Brussels to provide a presentation at a major EV conference there. Such is the life of an International Gasmobile Troll (agent 043). The most logical way to get home from the airport, of course, was a Tesla Shuttle!


How To Set Up The Dashcam In A Tesla Running Firmware v9.0

October 23rd, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla rolled out version 9.0 of its in-car firmware a few days ago, which included the new Dashcam feature. Dashcam takes advantage of the built-in cameras that come with the car to allow drivers to actively record video onto a properly configured USB drive. As it's not just plug and play, we will take you through the process of getting the new DashCam setup. Let's get started!


Chevrolet Bolt — The Right Electric Car On The Wrong Continent

October 21st, 2018 | by Jose Pontes

The Bolt EV was GM’s natural follow-up to the Volt's pioneering steps into electromobility. With the compact plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) market covered with the Volt, it was time for GM to go after the fully electric (BEV) subcompact segment, and for that, GM teamed up with Korea's LG. The result was a small yet space-efficient EV with a big, flat roller-skate battery between the wheels and a powerful motor. It was GM's first BEV-dedicated platform


BMW i3S — The BMW Version of the i3?

October 21st, 2018 | by Jose Pontes

I has really happy to get the opportunity to try out the new i3S on my recent trip to the US (many thanks, BMW USA!), as it would give me an opportunity to compare it to the standard i3 I had last year. That was the most fun I ever had with an EV (until this year, that is)


Lessons Learned From 6 Months With The Tesla Powerwall

October 21st, 2018 | by Bob Borsh

For those of you who have read my other articles, you know we had a Powerwall 2 installed with our solar generation system back in April this year. I was asked to provide my take on how things are going. What was expected, what was unexpected, how it’s been operating overall


2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Review

October 15th, 2018 | by Sebastian Blanco

The first time I drove a Hyundai Kona Electric, it was in rough prototype shape on a frozen lake in northern Sweden. That was back in February, and getting to spin the wheels in the honking traffic of Los Angeles last week made it clear that the company has done tremendous work in the intervening months to introduce one of the best all-electric vehicles on the road today



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