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Motiv Power Systems Focuses On Scaling Up With New Chassis Supplier Deal

April 16th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Northern California electric vehicle solution provider Motiv Power Systems is restructuring its team to enable a more rapid production ramp. The restructuring moves Motiv's Founder and former CEO Jim Castelaz into the role of Chief Technology Officer role, where he can continue to drive and lead the development of the company's software, firmware, and battery solutions


CleanTech Talk with Ross Gerber — Tesla Climate Leadership, Tweeting, $420, & The Oil Crisis Of The ’70s

April 13th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

For our hot new Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with Ross Gerber, cofounder, president, and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management, to discuss cleantech innovation, Tesla, climate change, insurance companies, and more. The conversation was approximately one hour long, so to cut it down into more manageable portions, we've split it up into a couple of episodes. Listen on your favorite podcast platform or via the embedded player below


The Tesla Model 3 Is Winning Over Hardcore Gearheads

April 13th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The Hagerty Group was “built by people who love cars.” Since its 1984 founding, it has grown into one of the world’s foremost providers of insurance for collectible vehicles. The company’s web site offers a wealth of information and resources for connoisseurs of the automobile


With Full Self Driving Evolution, Elon Musk Believes Your Tesla’s Value Will Appreciate — Interview Video

April 12th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

In a must-watch interview with MIT artificial intelligence researcher, Lex Fridman, Elon Musk has revealed that he believes the move towards Full Self Driving functionality will cause the asset value of current Tesla vehicles to appreciate, rather than depreciate. This is a game-changing contrast with traditional vehicles, which typically lose around half of their value over the initial 3 years of ownership


Member-Owned Community Solar Poised For National Adoption

April 11th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Community solar projects are sweeping the nation, enabling individuals to benefit from solar energy even if they don’t have panels on their house or apartment building. The financial design of a community solar project may vary widely, however, which can make or break any savings that a system could yield for the consumer. 


The Aston Martin DB6 EV Story Told By Fully Charged Agent Jonny Smith

April 10th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

Having tried myself — and failed miserably — to convert my old Volvo, and noticing how the Duke & Duchess departed Windsor Castle in a Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero last year, this video caught my eye as soon as it left the editing room of the guys at Fully Charged. And maybe you already heard: Bond himself is going EV in the next movie in his iconic series, driving the Aston Martin Rapide E. Oh dear, what has the world come to


Tesloop’s Connected Network To Support Electric Vehicles — CleanTechnica Interview

February 25th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

Tesloop, previously known for a city-to-city shuttle service in the US West, has more recently created Carmiq, a network for connected EVs to provide support to owners in the form of services for data, connectivity, and convenience. On the data side, users can access information related to driving efficiency, safety and battery charging alerts, vehicle valuation, and leaderboards. For connectivity, the platform covers car sharing and rentals, parking, car cleaning, tire services, and so forth. The convenience services are related to insurance, financing, the CA HOV sticker, registration status, and the federal income tax form. Rahul Sonnad, the CEO of Tesloop, answered some questions for CleanTechnica about the network


It’s Worth Remembering — The Core Purpose Of Tesla

February 23rd, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

With Tesla, Elon Musk set out to accelerate the advent of sustainable energy. With solar, battery storage, and electric cars, Musk is looking (deeply) at practical clean energy solutions for the planet. He's even opened the company's patents to expedite EV adoption by others in the auto industry


Elon Musk Deconstructs Tesla’s Production Ramp Timelines

February 22nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Elon Musk recently went on ARK Invest's "For Your Innovation" podcast, where he talked about Tesla's progress with autonomous vehicle tech and the company's production ramp rates for Model 3 and beyond. His comments shed light on his view of the company's progress with the Model 3 production ramp compared to earlier estimates and help the rest of us better understand the company's oft criticized delays


Over 140,000 Electrified Vehicles Delivered By BMW In 2018

February 19th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

BMW sold 142,617 electrified vehicles to customers around the world last year. This figure includes MINI vehicles as well as BMWs, and of course plug-in hybrids as well as fully electric vehicles. Over 50% of the sales occurred in Europe. Wieland Brúch, an expert on BMW Group Electromobility, answered some questions about the sales for CleanTechnica



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