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Green Economy

Does A Sustainable First World Exist?

Published on October 18th, 2019 | by The Beam

In a world where consumption and population are increasing, we face a full-on crisis. More people around the globe are headed towards a First World lifestyle, but the West has modeled a version of it that has outgrown the ecosystem that sustains it. What can we, everyday citizens, do to help turn the tide... Read More


Cars

Tesla Takes Safety To The Next Level With New Patents & New Internal Crash Lab

Published on October 17th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla is looking for new ways to improve the crash structure with more robust "crash can" designs, according to a patent granted to the company this week. As defined in the patent, the crash can is the geometric structure of a vehicle designed to crumple in the event of a crash. Tesla defines a crash can as containing the following characteristics... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Smart Summon Is Deemed Safe Enough & Came Just In Time

Published on October 17th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Some argue that Tesla Smart Summon should not be released because it is "beta" software. That is not a strong argument. According to Lifewire.com: Beta refers to the phase in software development between the alpha phase and the release candidate phase. Beta software is generally considered "complete" by the developer but still not ready for general use due to a lack of testing "in the wild."... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

The Worldwide King Of Battery Capacity Is Tesla

Published on October 17th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla dominates the world’s electric vehicle market by any measure. The company’s Model 3 is currently the best-selling vehicle of any kind in Norway and the Netherlands, and it’s by far the best-selling electric vehicle just about everywhere in North America and Europe... Read More


Aviation

Brice Canyon. Photo: Nicolas Zart

Why Are Tourist Airplanes So Loud?

Published on October 16th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

After an 11-day hike around Zion Canyon, Brice Canyon, and the Grand Canyon, one thing became clear. Why are tourist parks and monument aviation so loud? We need quieter and cleaner electric mobility... Read More


Batteries

Solar+Storage Killer App From DR Microgrid (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Published on October 16th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

One of the stealth technologies that was unveiled at the recent Solar Power International trade show in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago is the plug-and-play solar+storage+nanogrid solution from start-up DR Microgrid, of Santa Ana, CA. It looks like a killer app because it is the only other system of its kind on the US market except that of Sonnen, which is more expensive, says DR Microgrid President AJ Perkins... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model Y: “Limited Production” ≠ Customer Deliveries

Published on October 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We published an article earlier today about leaked info we received from a historically reliable source inside Tesla who indicated there's a target to start limited production of the Tesla Model Y in Tesla's Fremont factory sometime around Q1 2020. That said, "limited production" is not the same as customer deliveries, and we do not have new insight into the timeline for the latter... Read More


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