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A Guide To Disaster Preparedness — Part One

October 25th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

We are still not at a mitigation level to avoid 1.5ºC or even 2ºC temperature rise, but of course we hope to get there before runaway climate change destroys us. Part of what we can do is to be prepared for extreme climate events. They can happen to anyone, and there is no way to know who that will be and when


Porsche & Boeing Sign An Agreement To Work On “Premium” eVTOL Aircraft

October 18th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Some big news this week is that Boeing and Porsche have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to look into the "premium" electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft market. Porsche says it wants to design a premium eVTOL aircraft and Boeing has aerodynamic expertise — hence the connection. The news introduces a few key turning points with both automakers and aviation. Both of these companies are established players and are feeling the media heat from aviation and road vehicle startups. I’m excited because I've been waiting for the convergence of road and air for the past three years


There’s 1 Group Of People Not At All Surprised By Donald Trump Letting Turkey Massacre US Allies

October 10th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

It's a shame — you've got a poor economy almost completely dependent on one industry (the oil industry) that is controlled by corrupt oligarchs, and that country's totally corrupt president is apparently running foreign policy for what is supposed to be the most powerful nation on earth. It's like a privileged, educated 20-year-old with kind and thoughtful parents who has fallen under the spell (or control) of a nasty, corrupt, immoral, drug-addicted street thug


EVs To Revolutionize Postal Services, & More

October 7th, 2019 | by Tomek Gać

Parcel and Postal Expo is the largest event for courier services in Europe and it is taking place in Amsterdam this year. What is different is the new emphasis placed on e-mobility — not only EVs, but also charging infrastructure. Having followed the trade show for a few years now, the shift is visible and e-mobility has never played such a significant role here before. My role has also changed over the years and I am in Amsterdam today with two of my clients that I have the pleasure to provide with consulting services on EV solutions — Voltia and InPost. The big question: what’s on the horizon for electrified postal services


Tesla Full Self Driving & The Infamous 80–20 Rule

August 25th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

For people working in software development, like I used to do, the 80–20 rule is infamous. It states that about 80% of the job is done in the first 20% of the time. The last 20% of the development will take about 80% of the time


Curtailment Is The Easy Answer

June 15th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

In a recent article, we found that curtailment of renewables may be cheaper than grid scale energy storage. Sometimes, the [&hellip


There Is Tesla, And Then There Are Automotive Dinosaurs

May 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The first part of this two-part series involved a thorough examination of exactly what kind of business Tesla is, and how it fits into the broader market segments it serves. This second part covers the author's personal experience with Tesla vehicles and how those vehicles compare to others on the market today and tomorrow


Tesla Road Trip Hacks I Learned Driving Through 48 States

February 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Driving both an older Model S and new Model 3, Steve went on an epic 48-state road trip visiting 107 Tesla stores and meeting over 500 Tesla employees. Here, Steve recounts some tips, tricks, and hacks he learned along the way (and at home). Stay tuned for upcoming posts on Steve's craziest road trip tales and a comparison of traveling such long distances in a Model S vs. a Model


The Human Element & Our Changing World

January 26th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Put any other distraction on hold for an evening and watch the extraordinary documentary The Human Element, a deep look into the heart of our last century and how we are transforming in the early part of this century. You will not regret spending the time to watch this one


Renault Zoe Wins 2018 Electric Model Trophy In Germany, BMW Wins Manufacturer Title — Germany EV Sales Report

January 19th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) passenger car market ended the year dropping 10% in December, to 5,711 registrations, with fully electric cars continuing to expand (+12% YoY) while plug-in hybrid electrics couldn't find a way out of their hole (-35% in December). Fully electrics (BEVs) now clearly outselling plugin hybrids (PHEVs) — 67% PEV segment share for BEVs in December, and well above the 2018 average (53%)


China × Cleantech — October

November 30th, 2018 | by Tim Dixon

Welcome to the next issue of China x Cleantech, October edition. As always, China has produced a steady stream of stories — some got covered here on CleanTechnica and others slip under the radar. This monthly feature helps to better inform you of the rapid changes happening in China. China × Cleantech is also published over on the “Future Trends” section of our website. Here's the previous report in case you missed it


Is VW Lying Yet Again? (This Time About Electric Cars)

October 29th, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Recognising that Tesla is stealing their lunch, VW Group's head Herbert Diess has bent the truth well beyond a breaking point in claiming that, by 2020, they will produce EVs that match Tesla's characteristics but at half the price. VW has already recently revealed the real (and fairly sensible) figures on its most affordable 2020 ID Neo EV, so why now are they grossly exaggerating its price and characteristics, or lying about Tesla's price? They must be getting desperate



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