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Where Would The EV Market Be Today If Tesla Didn’t Exist? 

March 8th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Where would the EV market be today if Tesla didn't exist? This sounds like a silly question since many fans would say, "Duh, there wouldn't be one." Even as the market expands and new models arrive, I think that critics also know this


Germany’s EV Market Share Keeps Growing — Hits 6.9% In February

March 8th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Germany, Europe's single largest auto market, saw February plug-in vehicle market share hit 6.9%, consolidating January's growth trend. Meanwhile, February's overall auto volume fell by 10.8% year-on-year in Germany, from 268,867 to 239,943, with combustion vehicles taking all of the losses


Norway Rises Above 68% Plug-In Vehicle Market Share In February!

March 7th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Norway, the global leader in the transition to electric vehicles, has seen its strongest ever February with over 68% market share for plug-in passenger vehicles. The vast majority of plug-ins were pure electric (BEV), which took 49.7% of the overall market.


Tesla Model Y Compared To BMW’s X5M & X6M High-Performance SUVs

March 7th, 2020 | by Paul Fosse

On the last day of February, BMW launched a pair of high-performance SUVs, the X5M Competition and the X6M Competition. I was inspired to create this article comparing the Tesla Model Y to these BMWs after viewing the YouTube video from The Fast Lane that compared the two stylish, sporty, and very high-performance SUVs


NREL Research Boosts Stability of Perovskites, Helps Silicon Solar Cells

March 6th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

A change in chemical composition enabled scientists to boost the longevity and efficiency of a perovskite solar cell developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The new formula enabled the solar cell to resist a stability problem that has so far thwarted the commercialization of perovskites


Quick Guide To EV Battery Reuse & Recycling

March 6th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The growth in deployments of lithium batteries will inevitably create a large flow of retired or used batteries. By 2030, analysts predict that retirements could exceed half a million vehicles annually or over 2 million metric tonnes of batteries per year


240 EV Companies Raised ~$17 Billion In 2019

March 5th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

It seems like e-Mobility has become the new tech market for all types of investors. Companies like Tesla, Rivian, Byton, Bird, Tier Mobility, Sono Motors, and ChargePoint are the new Facebooks of this era. Besides venture capitalists (VCs), many corporate venture entities of Fortune 500 companies stepped in last year


Adapting To Fire: How Cities Can Enhance Resilience With Distributed Energy

March 5th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

As California experienced uncharacteristically low precipitation in February, normally its peak rainy season, parts of the state are moving into drought conditions. This is likely to increase wildfire prevalence in the state in 2020, and it underscores the point that communities need to be thinking about a range of strategies to increase their resilience to wildfires


What Does Climate Adaptation Look Like?

March 4th, 2020 | by NRDC

Climate adaptation encompasses a wide array of actions that help people and nature cope with the present-day harms of climate disruption and minimize future harms. Ideally, adaptation allows us to move beyond just surviving the climate crisis to thriving in a fundamentally new world



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