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10+ Years in Cleantech

April 1st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

A decade ago, wind power was already basically cost-competitive with conventional power sources, utility-scale solar was significantly more expensive but starting to bloom, and electric vehicles were hardly a blip on the horizon and basically unknown to most of us. How did that change in the past 10 years


Tesla Battery + Ram ProMaster = Living Your Best Van Life

March 30th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Van life is one of those trendy hashtags that's easily overlooked these days, but a #vanlife lived outdoors, on the trails, and "away from it all" may be just what the social distancing doctor ordered — and if you're going to do it, you might as well do it in style. Is a Ram ProMaster + Tesla battery pack the winning formula to living your best life


Panasonic Is Building A Comprehensive Energy Management System For Homeowners

March 24th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Panasonic is building on its deep bench of products in the consumer space to build a suite of residential energy storage products. CleanTechnica spoke with Panasonic Sales Engineer Dan Glaser about the work Panasonic is doing to unify the various energy systems in the home into a single, intelligent operating unit


Tesla/SpaceX-Provided Masks & Ventilators … Tesla Model Y Tidbits … VW ID.3 Launch — CleanTechnica Top 20

March 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular CleanTechnica articles of the past week, naturally, included a few pieces related to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic that's shutting down half the world. Otherwise, hot topics were the Tesla Model Y (have to wonder how much this vehicle would dominate some portions of the news and public consciousness if not for COVID-19), the Volkswagen ID.3 and overall ID lineup/strategy, and other EV and Tesla news and analyses


The Electric Car Cost Tipping Point

March 21st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the most interesting and most challenging things in my career in cleantech media in the past decade has been communicating technology transitions. It is simply so difficult for us humans to deeply comprehend (or "digest") the arc of the trends as they are occurring. Even a rapid market transition seems like it is going very slowly ("taking forever") until it happens all of a sudden


Tesla Model Y Photo Gallery Shows Huge Trunk & Frunk Cargo Space

March 14th, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

Being a crossover midsize SUV, the Tesla Model Y has several advantages over the Tesla Model 3 sedan built on the same platform and sharing most parts. The first and foremost benefit of the Model Y is its practicality. It has huge storage space in the front and back. The 5-seat configuration Model Y has 66 cu ft vs. the Model 3’s 15 cu ft of cargo capacity


The Economist: Tesla’s Tech “Leaves Rivals in the Dust”

March 14th, 2020 | by Matt Pressman

In 2017, The Economist declared the internal combustion engine "roadkill" on a controversial cover, claiming, "it had a good run. But the end is in sight." For the conservative publication, this was a bold statement. Fast forward to 2020 and now Britain's financial pub points to Tesla as the carmaker to look out for as the industry transitions to electric


Samsung Reveals New Solid State Lithium Metal Battery With 900Wh/L Density

March 10th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Global battery powerhouse Samsung's Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Samsung R&D Institute Japan (SRJ) just published a new study highlighting its next generation solid state battery. The new lithium metal solid state battery delivers better energy density than more traditional lithium-ion batteries and promises to usher in a new generation of batteries to power all our devices


Quick Guide To EV Battery Reuse & Recycling

March 6th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The growth in deployments of lithium batteries will inevitably create a large flow of retired or used batteries. By 2030, analysts predict that retirements could exceed half a million vehicles annually or over 2 million metric tonnes of batteries per year


240 EV Companies Raised ~$17 Billion In 2019

March 5th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

It seems like e-Mobility has become the new tech market for all types of investors. Companies like Tesla, Rivian, Byton, Bird, Tier Mobility, Sono Motors, and ChargePoint are the new Facebooks of this era. Besides venture capitalists (VCs), many corporate venture entities of Fortune 500 companies stepped in last year



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