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Tesla Shines In June, But Zoe Holds Onto #1 In 2019 In Germany — EV Sales Report

July 17th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in vehicle (PEV) market continued on the right track in June, having registered 8,631 units. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were up strong, +117% year over year (YoY), compensating for the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drop of –9%, and all-electrics now represent two-thirds of plug-in registrations. The PEV share of the overall auto market was 2.7% in May, with BEVs alone hitting 1.8%. That pushed the 2019 plug-in share slightly up, to 2.6% (1.7% BEV)


Are Solar Vehicles Becoming Viable?

July 15th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Recently, Toyota announced a special research and development project. With Sharp and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), it has put a special test vehicle together that uses solar panels to generate almost 1 kW of energy during daylight hours, whether the vehicle is driving or sitting. 


Annie Easley, The Rocket Scientist Who Worked At NASA Before It Was Even Called NASA

July 14th, 2019 | by The Beam

Annie Easley started out studying pharmacy at Xavier University in New Orleans, but when she married and moved to Cleveland, she discovered the university there had just closed its pharmacy program, and started looking for a different career. When an article in a Cleveland newspaper about twin sisters who worked as ‘human computers’ at the then-NACA caught her eye, she applied there, was hired and the rest is history


US Auto Sales Down For Nissan, Jeep, Toyota, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Chevrolet, Honda, Mercedes, Infiniti, Audi, Mini, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Buick, & Cadillac In 2019

July 13th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We primarily cover the electric vehicle market here on CleanTechnica. However, context is important and that means sometimes looking at the broader automobile market. Therefore, I collect US auto sales data from almost all automakers on a monthly basis and take a look at their sales trends. I also split out car/sedan sales data for these automakers since the dominant, mass-market electric vehicle currently on the market is a car (the Tesla Model 3)


Tesla & Renault Shine In France — June EV Sales Report

July 12th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The French passenger electric vehicle market scored 5,847 registrations in June, up 25% year over year (YoY). That plug-in double-digit growth is even more significant when we realize that the overall market remained stagnant (-2%). This result placed the 2019 plug-in vehicle (EV) share at 2.5%, with fully electric vehicles (BEVs) alone having 1.9% share


Tesla Model 3 = #1 Best Selling Vehicle In The Netherlands Again (June 2019)

July 12th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The Dutch plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market had another great month in June, with 4,543 plug-in registrations, up 196% year over year (YoY). That translated into a PEV share of 11%. The year-to-date (YTD) count reached 20,047 units, which means a market share of 8.9%, well above the 6% of


Four Environmental Scientists Who Changed Our Understanding Of The World

July 9th, 2019 | by The Beam

Women have made major contributions to scientific research and to swing the spotlight back onto global environmental issues. The four women we feature here spent their lifetime exploring and documenting the planet with the goal to raise awareness about the importance of fighting for global environmental preservation


MIT Aerogel Generates Passive Heat From Sunlight

July 8th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers at MIT have created a new aerogel that can create temperatures of 200 degrees C or more from sunlight even on the coldest days. This could be the biggest news since solar panels were invented.


Advertising Is The Last Thing Tesla Should Do

July 2nd, 2019 | by Loren McDonald

Fellow CleanTechnica writer Barry A.F. recently penned two impassioned articles explaining his arguments why Tesla should start advertising (see: Tesla Should Advertise and Tesla Should Advertise, Part Deux). I completely disagree, as I think traditional advertising is the last thing on which Tesla should spend its limited marketing budget


Initial Testing Suggests New 62 kWh Nissan LEAF Suffers From #Rapidgate On Longer Trips

July 2nd, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

A recent road test by German EV rental specialist Nextmove has found that the new 62 kWh Nissan LEAF still suffers from similar DC fast charging throttling (#Rapidgate) issues at elevated temperature as the 40 kWh LEAF. On highway journeys requiring more than one DC charge (i.e., journeys over 310 miles or 500 km), onwards progress in the new 62 kWh LEAF may become frustratingly slow. Let's take a look


European Electric Vehicle Market Up 28%

July 2nd, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in market had some 37,000 registrations in May, growing 28% compared to the same period last year, a good performance considering the stagnating performance (+0.04%) of the overall market


China × Cleantech — June 2019

July 1st, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Welcome to the next issue of China x Cleantech, our June 2019 edition. Below I will inform you of rapid changes that are happening in China's cleantech market. For our full China × Cleantech history, stroll over to the “Future Trends” section of our website. For last month's edition, check here


Tesla Model 3 vs. Toyota Corolla … Tesla Autopilot Lifesaver … BMW’s White Flag To Tesla — #CleanTechnica Top 20

June 30th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Last week's 20 most popular articles on CleanTechnica included one generic EV story, one solar + wind story, and 18 Tesla stories. I guarantee you, our ratio of article topics was not 18:2 (9:1) in favor of Tesla, which seems to be another indicator demonstrating that there is a tremendous amount of public interest in Tesla news and high-quality original analysis



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