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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


10 Best Things About Owning A Tesla Model 3

January 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We've had our Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus for about 5 months now. The car is a wonderful vehicle and I wouldn't trade it for anything else. (Though, I frequently debate with myself if I'd prefer the Model 3 or the Model Y.)


What You Should Know Before Signing Up For A Tesla Solarglass Roof

January 26th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

The Tesla Solarglass Roof finally makes solar beautiful and easy to look at for folks who don't appreciate the look of conventional solar panels. I for one love solar and have always enjoyed the look of solar panels on a roof, but I also think the Solarglass roof tiles are more beautiful, more functional, and more durable than most traditional roofing surfaces


Waiting For Tesla Full Self Driving, These Are My Top Questions & Thoughts (As A User)

January 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

I'll admit it — I'm super eager for the first edition of Tesla "Full Self Driving" to roll out. Before critics start freaking out, I should make clear that I don't expect to nap, work, or watch movies while using initial iterations of Full Self Driving. I currently use Autopilot a ton, and I'm well aware that it is handling most of the driving just fine while I'm essentially a simple passenger, but I do keep my hands on the wheel and constantly scan the road like a pretend driver fully focused on acting out the role in search of an Oscar (or at least a Teen Choice Award)


Electrify America Appreciation & Suggestions From A Frequent EV Charging Friend

January 15th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

I absolutely appreciate the network of charging stations that Electrify America is providing. I used the network almost exclusively in a 4 state drive with a short-range electric vehicle (EV). I  drove the 2015 BMW i3 from Electrify America charging station to charging station from deep in Florida to the Appalachians and then back. I had some problems, some small delays, but never had to leave any group of stations without a charge. Yet, I think my suggestions should be taken seriously


Tesla Powerwall 2 Update — Nearly 2 Years Later

January 4th, 2020 | by Bob Borsh

Greetings from Vermont on New Year’s Day 2020 (at time of writing). Looking back into my archived articles here on CleanTechnica, it appears I have not had anything published since November 20, 2018. My first article regarding our rooftop solar + Tesla Powerwall 2 system was published on April 21,


Tesla Backup Gateway 2 … Bank of America UK EV Cost of Ownership Study … Tesla Revenue Growth — #CleanTechnica Top 20

December 16th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

What caught readers' eyes the most on CleanTechnica last week? That would be the new Tesla Backup Gateway 2, which looks like a mini Powerwall; a titillating study on EV total cost of ownership in the UK that Bank of American Merrill Lynch conducted and shared with CleanTechnica; and a commentary on Tesla's revenue growth juxtaposed against Tesla critics' seemingly never-ending pessimism, which is typically very misplaced


The #1 Thing I Love About Our Tesla Model 3 That No One Talks About

December 8th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We spend a lot of time in the car, and a lot of that time involves actually doing stuff, not just driving. That leads into the thing I love about our Tesla Model 3 that gets very little attention — and when it does get attention, often gets negative attention!


My Kia Soul EV — Two Years On

December 2nd, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

After two years with my Soul EV, and over 32,000 km (20,000 miles) later, the dream of having an EV is now just a good memory. The EV routine has become the new normal. The Kia has become the primary choice for driving, not only for commutes and daily errands, but also for some larger trips — up to 300 km (200 miles) — when fast-charging is available. That has left the fossil crossover relegated for that odd trip into the wilderness, or long travel where charging anxiety would be the norm


For The Record, I Love My Pretty Little Tesla Model 3 Covered In Nail Polish

November 26th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

It's funny, just when you think Tesla's got the most gangbusters, insane, record-breaking vehicle on the roads, it unveils another one that one-ups its predecessor. The Tesla Model 3 shattered record after record, and then Tesla unveiled the Model Y, a crossover or SUV version of the 3 that is basically guaranteed to outsell the Model 3. Just as Model Y test vehicles are being spotted left and right and there are rumors about production starting soon, Tesla says, "hold my beer, bruh," and unveils the Cybertruck (aka Cybertrukk, aka I'm-gonna-blow-your-freakin'-mind-and-then-put-it-back-together truck)



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