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2020 Starts With A Bang For Italy’s EV Market — January Sales Up 587%!

Published on February 11th, 2020 | by Carlo Ombello

January sales are out for the Italian car market, and electric cars are up by nearly 600% (!) over the same month last year. 1943 BEVs were sold in the country, an epic surge over last year's 283 units during the same period. Surprised? 2020 was awaited with great anticipation in the EV community, with many new electric models entering the market and stricter emission regulations by the European Union forcing automakers to sell cleaner cars. A surge in popularity for EVs was expected, but the first month of the new year goes beyond expectations. ... Read More



Workplace Charging Made Simple With ampUp

Published on February 11th, 2020 | by Sponsored Content

ampUP is offers smart, easy to use, and controllable EV charging to businesses. Feature-abundant software and a reliable user experience complements the rapid charge station growth while waving the EV adoption flag... Read More

Autonomous Vehicles

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Hyundai Taps Canoo For New Purpose-Built Vehicle

Published on February 11th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Hyundai and Canoo announced today the establishment of a joint effort to develop a standardized, scalable electric vehicle platform to underpin future Hyundai and Kia vehicles, but buried in the release was a hint at a completely new market segment for the Korean automaker: purpose-built vehicles... Read More

Autonomous Vehicles

Hyundai Taps Canoo For Joint Development Of New EV Platform

Published on February 11th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Canoo and Hyundai will be developing an all-electric platform based on Canoo's skateboard. The move has the potential to inject some much needed electric vehicle innovation into Hyundai, which, despite the success of the Hyundai Kona EV and sister company Kia's Niro EV, has yet to find a solid foothold in the market... Read More


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How Can Africa Join The EV Revolution? (Video)

Published on February 11th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

A lot of the OEMs have not expressed any interest in bringing EVs to the rest of Africa anytime soon. With the majority of them struggling to meet demand in their home and traditional markets, it doesn’t look like Africa will be a priority anytime soon... Read More


Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Could Be Cheaper & More Energy Dense

Published on February 11th, 2020 | by Jake Richardson

Research at Monash University in Australia led to the development of a very high-performance and energy efficient lithium-sulfur battery. Dr. Mahdokht Shaibani, a Research Fellow in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Monash University, who also held a leadership role on the project, answered some questions about the work for CleanTechnica... Read More

Air Quality

A Gas Station!

Published on February 11th, 2020 | by Barry A.F.

There was a building on a relatively busy corner leading out of town that could never stay in business. From the time I was a kid, it kept changing and opening as something else — a restaurant, a trading post, an antique store, a restaurant several times, and probably a few other businesses over the years that I can't even remember... Read More


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A New Tesla Model 3 Commercial In Chinese

Published on February 10th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

There is a new commercial for the Made-In-China Tesla Model 3 out, but it's not known if Tesla produced this or a fan did. It's most likely produced by a fan. The original Weibo video was posted by the user New Travel Editor... Read More


We Should Thank The GM EV1 (And Its Death) For Tesla

Published on February 10th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Considering how much major automakers are struggling to develop their own commercially viable EVs and catch up with Tesla, it’s ironic that several of these brands did produce EVs back in the 1990s, but cancelled those models, leaving the field wide open for the California upstart... Read More


The Origins of Starman, Tesla-Inspired Superhero

Published on February 10th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

By day, he’s a mild-mannered company director in the software industry. But when duty calls, he suits up, and uses his powers to advance the cause of clean energy and transportation, foiling the nefarious schemes of fossil-fueled evildoers... Read More


NY State Officials Are Pleasantly Surprised By Tesla’s Buffalo Factory

Published on February 10th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Sean Ryan, of the New York State Assembly, says that he is "pleasantly surprised" at Tesla's progress at its factory in Buffalo. He toured it on Friday. "The factory is built out. It has complete lines running, product moving around, people are there, so it's really transformed itself into what we've been hoping for," he says... Read More

Clean Power

The 2020 Community Power Scorecard

Published on February 10th, 2020 | by John Farrell

Each year, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance tracks and scores states based on their energy policies and how these policies help or hinder local clean energy action. In the 2020 Community Power Scorecard, two states excelled, seven states and the District of Columbia saw above average scores, 11 were average, 17 were mediocre, and 13 states received failing grades at enabling individuals and communities to take charge of their energy futures... Read More


Updated! The Nikola Motor Badger Will Have 600 Mile Range & Arrive As A Battery Electric & Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

Published on February 10th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Today, Nikola Motors unveiled a new electric truck, the Badger. The vehicle is still in the early stages of development, but the company is working on a battery electric version and a hydrogen fuel cell electric configuration that can also recharge its onboard battery from the grid. The Badger will hit the market with a 600 mile (965 km) range and a 0–60 mph time of 2.9 seconds... Read More

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