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Autonomous Vehicles

Bye Aerospace eFlyer & Quantum OSM Branded Pilot Training. Photo: Bye Aerospace

Electric Aircraft Pilot Training Is Arriving

Published on January 15th, 2020 | by Nicolas Zart

Quantum Air and OSM Aviation Group just announced an electric aircraft pilot training partnership. OSM Aviation Academy will conduct the Quantum-branded pilot training program according to FAA commercial standards. Electric urban air mobility (UAM) is taking shape one step at a time... Read More

Fossil Fuels

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BlackRock Has A New Attitude About Fossil Fuel Investing

Published on January 15th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

In his annual letter to business leaders, the head of BlackRock, the world's largest asset management firm, says sustainability and climate change will now be part of all investment decisions. Is this a watershed moment in the campaign to rid the world of the scourge of fossil fuels? ... Read More


Italy’s Tiny EV Market Doubles Again — Over 10,000 Sales In 2019

Published on January 15th, 2020 | by Carlo Ombello

It's taken a long time, but Italy's electric car market is finally starting to take off. Official figures released by UNRAE (the association of foreign carmakers in Italy) confirm 10,566 battery electric cars were sold in the Bel Paese in the 12 months of 2019, doubling 2018 sales and consolidating a trend of exponential growth started two years ago. But why should we care, when a much smaller car market such as Netherlands saw over 12,000 Tesla Model 3s being sold in the single month of December... Read More


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Electrify America Appreciation & Suggestions From A Frequent EV Charging Friend

Published on January 15th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

I absolutely appreciate the network of charging stations that Electrify America is providing. I used the network almost exclusively in a 4 state drive with a short-range electric vehicle (EV). I  drove the 2015 BMW i3 from Electrify America charging station to charging station from deep in Florida to the Appalachians and then back. I had some problems, some small delays, but never had to leave any group of stations without a charge. Yet, I think my suggestions should be taken seriously... Read More

Air Quality

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LA Shows The Value Of Bus-Only Lanes (Video)

Published on January 15th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Mass transit, and especially electric mass transit, are top solutions for a variety of transportation challenges. It provides solutions to traffic congestion, pollution, and inequity. Many people who choose buses, walking, subways, and mass transit, do so — to avoid the stress of traffic. They are an antidote to some of the biggest negative side effects of car culture... Read More


MG Is Back From The Grave In Full Frontal Attack On European Car Market

Published on January 15th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

After the bankruptcy of the iconic British carmaker MG/Rover, the MG brand name was sold to a Chinese company. A few years ago, it was bought by SAIC Motor Corp. (formerly Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation). This is about the brand name, the logo, the goodwill, claims to its history, the models, and intellectual property. The production facility was used for a few years, but ultimately all production was relocated to China... Read More


Image Caption: One of Nopia’s Nissan Leafs charging at the Hub Mall, Karen, Nairobi: Picture by Remeredzai Kuhudzai

Kenya Meets Renewable Energy Generation Target, Should Now Shift Focus To Accelerating EV Adoption To Soak Up Excess Electricity

Published on January 15th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Kenya’s installed generation capacity is sitting at over 2,700 MW, which now exceeds the current peak demand of around 1,900 MW. At night during the off-peak periods, this demand goes down even further, to about 1000 MW. So where can all this excess and very clean nighttime electricity go... Read More

Autonomous Vehicles

The Difference Between Model 3 and Model Y

Differences Between Tesla Model 3 & Tesla Model Y

Published on January 15th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y may look somewhat similar, but they are not the same vehicle. However, some may not realize that or choose to believe otherwise. Twitter user Alter Viggo helped put things into perspective for some who may be confused... Read More


Delta Flight Dumps Fuel On School Children

Published on January 15th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

A Delta flight bound for Shanghai had to make an emergency fuel dump earlier today. That fuel rained down upon Los Angeles near a school playground. Around 40 people were injured, the AJC reports... Read More


Why Tesla [TSLA] Is On A Tear — “No Other Auto Company In The World That’s Growing That Quickly.”

Published on January 14th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla is growing like no other company in the auto industry and is pretty much on a tear. This is a good thing. In late 2019, as in four days before 2020, CNBC had Steve Westly, a former Tesla board member and a member of the Westly Group, on its Power Lunch show. They got right to the point with this question: "What's changed in 90 days?"... Read More

Autonomous Vehicles

NIO Day ES8 Unveiling. Photo: Nicolas Zart CleanTechnica

NIO EV Sales Up — Strong Community Backs The Startup

Published on January 14th, 2020 | by Nicolas Zart

NIO has released its delivery figures for December 2019. With deliveries of 3,170 vehicles in December 2019, including 2,537 ES6s and 633 ES8s, the cumulative deliveries of ES8 and ES6 have reached 31,913, spelling good news for the company as it closes a tumultuous year... Read More

Climate Change

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Scientists Tell Us How To Deal With Ecological Grief

Published on January 14th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

Many find ourselves grieving for the planet we used to know before fossil fuel pollution began to destroy it. Here are some examples of how climate scientists deal with their grief and a few small suggestions about what you can do to turn your grief into a positive force. ... Read More

Air Quality

Air Filters Used In LA Schools Linked To Higher Test Scores

Published on January 14th, 2020 | by Jake Richardson

NYU Assistant Professor of Economics Michael Gilraine studied what happened when a number of schools in the Los Angeles area had air filters installed as a safety measure after a very large natural gas leak occurred. Gilraine's research uncovered an unexpected benefit, and he answered some questions about his research for CleanTechnica... Read More

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