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Air Quality

The Rise Of The Fully Electric Moped

Published on August 3rd, 2020 | by Kyle Field

The next class beyond a Class 3 e-bike, which in the US can use pedal assistance to boost riders up to 28 miles per hour (no throttle), is a moped. These strange hybrids were a stepping stone in the evolution of the bicycle to the motorcycle and sport both an engine or motor and a set of pedals... Read More


Cars

EVBox Pushes Into DC Fast Charging With An Eye On The Software-Powered Future Of EV Charging

Published on August 3rd, 2020 | by Kyle Field

EVBox started off as a developer of some of the most innovative electric vehicle chargers in Amsterdam and proceeded to push across the pond into the United States. CleanTechnica sat down with EVBox's Director of Policy and Utility Programs for North America, Megha Lakhchaura for a socially distanced conversation about the company's progress in EV charging deployments, the impact of COVID-19, and the path moving forward for EVBox... Read More


Batteries

Watching The Baseload Paradigm Fail

Published on August 3rd, 2020 | by George Harvey

Because of the nature of baseload power plants, only supplying enough to cover the base load, other plants have to be put online to cover any demand above the base load. These include load-following plants, which are more costly to run. In the old days, many of these ran on oil. Nowadays, the fuel of choice is natural gas, though the design of the plant is a different from that of a gas-fired baseload plant... Read More


Interviews

Is Energy Still A Natural Monopoly?

Published on August 3rd, 2020 | by John Farrell

A “natural monopoly” is a service or product that gets cheaper as the market grows. Hempling says that the idea of a natural monopoly has changed dramatically in recent years and that many have lost sight of natural monopoly’s place in energy markets... Read More


Cars

Tesla = 19% of Global Plugin Vehicle Market

Published on August 3rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Yesterday, I reported that the Tesla Model 3 had nearly 4× as many sales as the second best selling electric vehicle in the world in the first half of 2020, and more sales than the 2nd best selling, 3rd best selling, 4th best selling, 5th best selling, and 6th best selling plugin vehicles combined. Let's now look briefly at plugin vehicle sales rankings by brand... Read More


Cars

In Defense Of PHEVs (Probably Part One)

Published on August 3rd, 2020 | by Jacek Fior

Within two weeks in June, I read two articles on CleanTechnica that somehow made me blush a little. The first one openly said the era of PHEVs must end (something I have said a few times myself, to be honest) and the second one was on SUVs being responsible for growing transport emissions in the EU. The reason I blushed was that a few days before the first of the two articles came out, I had decided to buy (or, to be precise, long-term hire/rent) a PHEV SUV, the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid... Read More


Cars

Our First Trade Show — A Wrapup

Published on August 3rd, 2020 | by Andrea Bertoli

On Wednesday, July 29, the CleanTechnica team ventured to where no cleantech news site has gone before — into the world of virtual trade shows!... Read More


Clean Transport

Just How Much Does Tesla Get In Subsidies Anyways?

Published on August 3rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

A common theme off and on for years regarding Tesla is subsidies, and it's a popular one again. The idea from critics is that Tesla is getting billions of dollars of subsidies and that's why it's a viable company. Let's hone in on that thought and see how accurate it really is... Read More


Batteries

Sony Consumer EV, Panasonic Getting Maxwell Tech, 2 Non-Tesla European Gigafactories — CleanTech News Show #19

Published on August 2nd, 2020 | by Chanan Bos

This is the 19th broadcast of CleanTechnica’s weekly news show. We now also have a Patreon page! This week’s show covers Panasonic claims regarding future batteries, whether Sony's concept EV might reach the market after all, two non-Tesla Gigafactory wannabees, a green skyscraper (half of which is made out of wood), the ITER fusion reactor entering the assembly phase — and much more!... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model 3 Had More Sales Than 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, + 6th Best Selling Electric Vehicles In 1st Half Of 2020

Published on August 2nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

While different electric vehicles may be #1 in different markets (the Renault Zoe in France, the Audi e-tron in Norway, the VW e-Golf in Germany), globally, there is no question which electric vehicle is the most popular. According to recently compiled data from EV Volumes, the Tesla Model 3 had nearly as many sales in the first half of 2020 as the 2nd best selling, 3rd best selling, 4th best selling, 5th best selling, 6th best selling, and 7th best selling plugin vehicles combined... Read More


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