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BNEF’s Latest “Embarrassingly” Lowball EV Outlook

May 19th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

BNEF's reputation as progressive on EV adoption projections is in question after its latest Electric Vehicle Outlook report trims its previous projections of sales across the coming decade down 10%, and assumes annual growth rates will quickly drop to 23–24% from the current rate of 56%.


Tesla Model 3 Charges Twice As Fast As Audi e-tron … Air Pollution Is Killing Us … “Tesla Killer” MIA — #CleanTechnica Top 20

May 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular articles of the past week on CleanTechnica were topped by a detailed, thorough, clear debunking of an Audi marketing mistake — thanks to a couple of guest posters for that piece. Also topping the charts were a depressing look at the high cost of air pollution, another "Tesla killer" that doesn't threaten let alone beat any Teslas, our Danish writer's interesting debate with himself (number crunching and all) regarding which Tesla Model 3 to buy, and an "Elonroad" EV charging system in Sweden


Electric Car Drivers & Potential Drivers — Chime In!

May 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

As I announced last week, we are now collecting data for our 2019 electric car driver report. Yet again, building on the work of previous years and always looking to evolve, we're aiming to significantly improve the data, analysis, and report in


New Report On Plastics & Climate — The Hidden Costs Of A Plastic Planet

May 18th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Amanda Kistler, Director of Communications and Development at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), has shared a new report with CleanTechnica. The full report, Plastic & Climate The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet, was released on May 15, 2019. Below is a summary of the report and several highlights from it


German Brands Recover Ground In German Electric Car Market — April EV Sales Report

May 18th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market continued on the right track in April, having scored 7,771 registrations. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) grew at a faster pace, +50% year over year (YoY), than plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), +14% YoY, contributing to an all-electric share in 2019 of 67%, far above the 2018 result of 53%


UK Solar Output Hits Record Peak Of 9.55 Gigawatts

May 16th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The UK Solar Trade Association announced twice this week that the country's solar fleet broke the peak generation record set originally two years ago, highlighting the need for solar to be allowed to participate on a level playing field in the country's energy mix


China × Cleantech — April 2019

May 15th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Welcome to the next issue of China x Cleantech, our April 2019 news edition. For our full China × Cleantech history, stroll over to the “Future Trends” section of our website. For the previous edition, check here


43 Cities Score “A” Grade In CDP Climate Change Ranking

May 13th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A total of 43 cities --- including Barcelona, London, Paris, Cape Town, and Hong Kong --- populate a new "A List" ranking cities' action to cut emissions and set climate strategies published this week by environmental impact non-profit CDP to celebrate the start of EU Green Week


On Climate, Washington State Back In The Lead

May 12th, 2019 | by NRDC

Washington State closed out its 2019 legislative session with some big wins for the climate. The legislature passed a 100% clean electricity standard, new efficiency policies, and regulation of super-pollutants, but there is more to do in coming years


EV Drivers — Who Are You? Why Are You? What’s Next?

May 12th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Since 2016, CleanTechnica has published annual reports on electric vehicle drivers, which electric vehicles (EVs) they drive, what they expect to buy or lease next, their charging experiences, what features they want in a vehicle, and more. This is fascinating stuff and we share the results with the CleanTechnica community after the full analysis is completed. It's time for another round of survey collection


Yes, The International Monetary Fund Is Waking Up To Financial Risks Of The Climate Crisis

May 12th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

It’s a sign of the times that even the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is exploring ways in which it can help address the climate crisis. Building on two new IMF papers released last week and Managing Director Christine Lagarde’s eight years of leadership, this mainstay of traditional economic thought is lending its voice and unique mandate to the cause of tackling climate change


Is Your City Really Serious About Road Safety? Look For These 3 Things

May 12th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Thirty-six people died in traffic crashes in Washington, D.C., last year, a 20% increase from 2017. Eight people, six of whom were walking or biking, have already been killed this year, prompting a major public rally just two weeks ago. Residents are angry that the city isn’t succeeding in curbing road deaths, despite the fact that Mayor Muriel Bowser committed to end traffic fatalities entirely by


Tesla Model 3 Reigns Supreme In The Netherlands — April EV Sales Report

May 11th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The Dutch plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market had another positive sales month in April, with 2,520 plug-in vehicle registrations, up 150% year over year (YoY). That translated as a PEV share of 8% across the overall auto market, pulling the year-to-date (YTD) count to 12,944 units, and keeping the 2019 PEV share at 9% — above last year's final result


French EV Market Returns To Normal — April EV Sales Report

May 11th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The French plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market had 4,542 registrations in April, up 43% YoY, with a big portion of this growth coming from pure electric vehicles (BEVs). In total, BEVs scored 3,222 deliveries last month (+70%), with those all-electric cars representing 71% of all plug-in vehicle sales. This growth is even more significant when we realize that the overall vehicle market remained stagnant (+0.4%)


Is Big Auto Betting On Flying Cars?

May 10th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The 21st century is already two decades old. Dude, why do we still not have flying cars? Pragmatic souls might reply that, since the heyday of 1950s science fiction, we’ve come to realize that flying cars aren’t particularly practical or particularly necessary, and that we might do better to solve the problems created by the earthbound variety before creating new frontiers for traffic jams and road rage



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