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Breaking! GM Shares Battery (Ultium) & EV Platform Details During EV Day Event — CleanTechnica Field Trip

March 4th, 2020 | by Loren McDonald

“We believe in an all-electric future and we are bringing all of the power and assets of GM to the EV opportunity.” Those were the key messages that both GM CEO Mary Barra and president Mark Reuss conveyed several times throughout a 2-hour action-packed agenda delivered to an estimated 50 journalists during EV Day at GM’s Design Dome at the Tech Center in Warren, Michigan


Tesla Giga Berlin Groundbreaking Ceremony Later This Month

March 2nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Elon Musk will be attending the Giga Berlin groundbreaking ceremony later this month, Armen Hareyan of Torque News indicates. In the Torque News video, Hareyan refers to another news article quoting Jorg Steinbach, Brandenburg's Economic Minister, who said the groundbreaking ceremony for Tesla's fourth Gigafactory in Berlin will be scheduled in March


Your Journey Toward A Fully Electric Future Starts With A Single Step

February 29th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Every journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle starts with a single step. It starts with a dissatisfaction for the status quo. With all that said, my encouragement to you today is to take your next step. Take the step that sits in front of you, whether that be to give up your car in favor of a bike, to purchase an electric vehicle, to install solar on your roof, to add a battery backup system, or even to upgrade your electrical panel if that's what's in the cards


Long Beach Transit Adds 14 More BYD Electric Buses

February 26th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Southern California's Long Beach Transit is adding a few more electric buses to its fleet with news of a new deal for 14 fully electric buses from Shenzhen, China-based BYD. The new buses will be manufactured at BYD's Lancaster, California factory where it produces a range of electric buses and trucks


Tesla’s Battery Costs Have Been Dropping … Fast

February 26th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Even Tesla’s detractors in the auto industry concede that the company’s superior battery technology gives it a substantial head start versus the legacy automakers. Not only are the Californian carmaker’s batteries better, but they’re considerably cheaper, which is surely one reason that Tesla is able to sell its vehicles at a healthy margin, while most of the others are struggling to show a profit on the few EVs they sell


Tesla Model 3 Crushes Original Tesla Roadster — Like A $70,000–100,000 Car With Cost Of Toyota Camry Or Honda Accord

February 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

As you may have seen by now, 7 year Tesla insider David Havasi and I have been getting together in recent months to talk about the deep history of Tesla from an insider (David) and outsider (me) perspective in a podcast and video chat series called Tesla Inside Out. The thing that triggered this chat was recent data from BloombergNEF showing that battery energy density has nearly tripled in the past decade


Electric Car Charging Solutions Continue To Evolve

February 24th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Electric car charging stations have been growing at an exponential rate. With every manufacturer planning to make the eventual transition towards electric vehicles, throwing up infrastructure has become a potentially lucrative investment. While the number of gas stations are declining, EV chargers continue to grow. EVAdoption points out that as of March 2019, there were over 63,000 level 2 and up charging stations in the


Tesla’s Secret Weapon Is Fueled By The Sun

February 24th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla's secret weapon is something that many investors don't even think to consider when they think of Tesla. CNN Business reminded us that investors only think about EVs when they think about Tesla. However, Tesla's secret weapon is fueled by the same thing life on Earth is — our sun


Perovskite Solar Cells … Toyota Driving Off A Hybrid Cliff … The Boring Company’s 1st Vegas Tunnel — #CleanTechnica Top 20

February 24th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular CleanTechnica stories last week involved perovskite solar cell research and projections (a hot topic for the past few — or several — years), Toyota's continued focus on hybrids (considered by many to be a death knell for the hybrid leader and 100% electric laggard), and The Boring Company's first of two Las Vegas tunnels


Solar-Powered Vehicles From Solarolla

February 24th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

"I’m part of a grass roots solar vehicle production company in Ashland OR, called Solarolla (www.solarolla.com)," Daniel & the Solarolla team wrote


The Tipping Point

February 23rd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Imagine a world where transport is free, air is clean, and streets are quiet. Imagine a world where education is attainable, power available, and healthcare accessible to all. Imagine a world where the cost of living goes down instead of up. Now stop imagining and watch this talk by Tony Seba


Tesla’s Helping Australian Bushfire Victims

February 21st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla is helping Australian bushfire victims with its part in the collective efforts alongside 5B, a solar provider in Sydney, and Mike Cannon-Brooks, the founder of Atlassian. The goal is to install solar panels and batteries in towns that have lost power completely due to the devastating bushfires of 2019–


Audi & Umicore Collaborate On EV Battery Recycling

February 20th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling has been a topic of discussion for years, but it took some time to get enough electric cars on the road (and then off the road) for commercially viable EV battery recycling outfits to grow. The times, they are a-changin', and we're starting to hear a bit more about the idea and early ventures. One such story comes from Audi and Umicore


Span Partners With LG On Intelligent Breaker Panel & Energy Storage

February 20th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Span, maker of the smart electrical panel, has partnered with LG to develop a fully integrated electrical and energy management system for the home. The new offering will integrate Span's smart panel and LG's RESU energy storage units to give homeowners unprecedented control over their energy to enable them to use it when the want, how they want



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