April 22nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
China's moratorium on building new coal-fired generating stations is about to expire, but that won't lead to a boom in new coal plants. Analysts say the plummeting cost of renewables make further investment in coal power unprofitable.
April 22nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
China's National Renewable Energy Center announced last week that the country's solar PV installations for the first quarter reached only 5.2 gigawatts (GW), down 46% over the same quarter a year earlier, highlighting the significant uncertainty that has plagued the Chinese solar industry over the last 10 months
April 21st, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Each year we are building wind and solar capacity that will displace roughly 9,000 million tons of CO2, over 100 times the total global carbon capture history. IPCC reliance on carbon capture is misplaced
April 21st, 2019 | by Sebastian Blanco
Walking the massive convention center that houses Auto Shanghai 2019 (i.e., the Shanghai Auto Show) is a great way to get in your steps. The place is huge, taking up 5,400,000 square feet of exhibit space. There are cars and automotive-related companies displaying everything from the latest SUV to a new electric concept to a meal-delivery robot that takes its cues from R2-D2. It's an overwhelming array of new technology, and then you realize that there are two floors
April 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Wolfsburg — The Volkswagen Group and Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd. registered in Jiangxi (China) have signed a memorandum of understanding on long-term lithium supplies for battery cells. Under the agreement, Ganfeng will supply lithium to the Volkswagen Group and its suppliers for the next ten years. Volkswagen is thus already securing a significant share of its lithium requirement for batteries
April 18th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon
Xpeng Motors, a Chinese EV startup, has unveiled the Xpeng P7, an electric sedan/coupe with 600+ km (300+ miles) NEDC Range, a reported 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) time of just 4 seconds, dual motors (which enable four-wheel drive), and a semi-autonomous driving system
April 17th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Information regarding the immediate future of China's solar industry continues to be drip fed by the country's government and experts believe that the current policy draft would amount to subsidies of RMB3 billion (US$447 million) which could support over 30 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity in 2019.
April 16th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon
Welcome to the next issue of China x Cleantech, the March 2019 edition. For our full China × Cleantech history, stroll over to the “Future Trends” section of our website
April 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
China's solar industry is expected to transition towards a subsidy-free market which could begin as early as 2021, according to a new analysis of China's solar industry published by Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory.
April 10th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
The China passenger car association's first quarter figures are in, and electric vehicle sales continue their rapid rise, up 118% year on year, to over 254,000. Meanwhile, fossil vehicle sales have fallen 13% year on year, to 4,823 thousand for the quarter
April 10th, 2019 | by Erika Clugston
The company logged 95,442.6 autonomous miles on the streets of Beijing, according to a recent report from the city
April 10th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The global energy storage market is expected to increase 13-fold over the next five years and add as much as 146 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of new capacity by 2024, according to a new report published Tuesday by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.
April 9th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed in a tweet this morning that the structure of the company's new Gigafactory in Shanghai, China, is on track for completion in May. Equipment for the factory will come in later, taking several months to be installed, be calibrated, and get up and running
April 6th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse
The weekly Autoline show from the Detroit area recently invited Sandy Munro back to talk about Tesla in China. Munro was once one of Tesla's most ardent skeptics, when he famously compared the Model 3 build quality to a "Kia from the '90s." After spending some more time tearing down the Model 3 and learning more about it, Sandy warmed to the company and had much more complimentary things to say about the company, including calling the Model 3 electronics "Like a Symphony of Engineering."
April 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Tesla’s first-quarter deliveries dropped by 31% compared to the previous quarter as the Elon Musk–led company struggled to deliver cars to customers in international markets. The company said that approximately 10,600 cars were in transit, compared to 2,907 cars that were in transit at the end of the fourth quarter of
April 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
It's a bit harder for us to monitor Tesla activity in China than in the US and Europe. However, a certain Chinese American Tesla enthusiast seems to have a high number of connections there. Our friend Vincent routinely picks up intel on Tesla deliveries, Gigafactory 3 construction in Shanghai, and other matters. Below are some recent updates from Vincent
March 31st, 2019 | by Jose Pontes
Traditionally, February, along with January, are the two slowest months in the Chinese plug-in vehicle market, but with sales growing 58% year over year (YoY) last month, to some 53,000 units, especially in the context of a falling market (the mainstream market was down 17% last month), one can’t really complain about this market, despite the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market share dropping slightly to 4.7% (4.3% in February). However, the 2019 result is already above the 2018 result (4.2%)
March 30th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute
Green infrastructure like healthy forests, wetlands and coral reefs can cheaply and effectively enhance the performance of traditional built, or “gray infrastructure.”
March 28th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
2018 was a banner year for plug-in vehicles: global sales totaled 2.1 million units, a 64% increase compared to 2017. As a share of the overall light vehicle market, cars with plugs reached 2.2% for the year, and an impressive 3.8% for the month of December (as reported by EV-Volumes.com)
March 24th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Below is an excerpt fromInsane Mode: How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil by Hamish McKenzie.*
March 22nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
BNEF says electric buses avoid the use of three times more fossil fuels than electric cars, especially in China where the number of electric buses is exploding.
March 22nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
A new $2.63 million joint UK-Chinese offshore wind research center was opened on Thursday in Yantai City, with its purpose to act as a leading renewable energy research and development center situated to support the growth of its two respective offshore wind industries.
March 21st, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
During the recent unveiling of the Tesla Model Y, Elon Musk discussed the future Shanghai Gigafactory (Gigafactory 3). The Tesla [&hellip
March 19th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
China is betting big on airships for freight with a partnership with French company Flying Whales. Better access to remote areas and big cost savings are the reason, but will airships open a path to cleaner air transport