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CATL Putting $3 Billion Into 3 New Battery Factories, LG Chem Doubling Its China-Made Battery Production

January 10th, 2021 | by Zachary Shahan

The two largest EV battery producers in the world, as I recently reported, are CATL and LG Energy Solution (formerly LG Chem). They intend to stay at the top. On the last day of 2020, CATL announced a 39 billion yuan ($5.9 billion) investment into three new battery factories in China. LG Energy Solution, meanwhile, plans to more than double its battery cell production in China


Elon Mask, Tesla Alien Technology, Tesla’s Unique Business Model — Top CleanTechnica Stories in 2020

January 9th, 2021 | by Zachary Shahan

It may feel like 2020 just grew a tumor, but we are indeed in a new year. That means it's time to look back and reflect on the big stories of 2020. Well, the big cleantech stories — sort of. Admittedly, CleanTechnica stretched a bit beyond cleantech several times in 2020, and that was reflected in some of the top 20 articles of 2020. Have a scroll below to see them all


What Is GM’s New Logo & Ad Campaign Actually About?

January 9th, 2021 | by Loren McDonald

On Friday, General Motors debuted its new “Everybody In” marketing campaign and redesigned GM logo in a private briefing for automotive and advertising reporters as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to convince stakeholders that the company is truly serious about accelerating mass adoption of electric vehicles


A Sustainable Alternative To Portable Power Generators

January 8th, 2021 | by Johnna Crider

Football season in America is almost like a religious pastime. Here in Louisiana, we have our Tigers on Saturday, Saint's on Sunday rituals, and tailgating is very, very popular. However, it's also a major source of emissions since many game-goers often use portable gas generators while tailgating. In Ohio, a group of students picked up on this and saw a solution to a problem


New Cleantech Stock Resources

December 30th, 2020 | by Daryl Elliott

There are many stories about people who made enough money in Tesla (TSLA) stock to buy a Tesla vehicle. Some are now even "TSLA millionaires." Many electric vehicle fans and followers have made money on Tesla's stock as well as that of other young electric automakers, like NIO, which is a Chinese automaker whose stock has risen from $3.72 to $45+ in the past year


Tesla Gets 5-Year Lithium Hydroxide Deal With China’s Yahua

December 30th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We've written at length about the vast need for lithium if the electric vehicle market is going to keep growing at the pace it's been growing at. Lithium is abundant on Earth, but it takes years to set up lithium mines and manufacturing facilities to get that lithium ready for use in a battery, so it's not a resource issue, but rather a business and investment issue


Elon Musk’s 3 Core Tesla Messages This Year — From Numerous Public & Private Statements

December 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla CEO* Elon Musk has tweeted more than 3,000 times this year. We at CleanTechnica follow his tweets closely, since he provides much insight on Tesla via tweet and even breaks much news via Twitter. Additionally, I interacted with Elon several times this year on Twitter regarding a variety of Tesla topics (Autopilot, solar, and gigafactories, for example)



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