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Entrepreneur Adds Mobile Service Station At Tesla Superchargers

January 20th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

If you ask a driver of an electric vehicle about the things they miss the most about driving a combustion vehicle, fueling up probably isn't on the list, but the amenities at these very same service stations might be. The ability to refill tires, vacuum out the car, dump some trash, and grab a hot cup of coffee adds some serious convenience to the fueling experience


Machine Learning Makes More Money For Renewable, Fleet, & Microgrid Operators

January 20th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

Machine learning initiatives are emerging in multiple markets where there are less irrational forces at play than are seen in the stock market. Commodity and energy markets have clear drivers for price, and emerging ancillary markets such as demand management are providing new and often complex ways to gain a profitable edge


Electrify America Appreciation & Suggestions From A Frequent EV Charging Friend

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


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

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


California Offers Up To $9,500 To Purchase Used Or New Electric Vehicle, Focus On Lower-Income Motorists

January 5th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

I understand income barriers. So, bravo to California for helping those who want to change afford to change. California's new electric vehicle (EV) incentives for the lower income help them improve air quality and fight climate change by going electric. They can now get $9,500 in EV incentives in certain regions, or even $14,000 if you add in state incentives and all requirements are met


Utility-Scale Solar Has Led U.S. Solar Since 2012

January 5th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The utility-scale solar sector has led the overall U.S. solar market in terms of installed capacity since 2012. In 2018, the utility-scale sector accounted for nearly 60% of all new solar capacity, and is expected to maintain its market-leading position for at least another six years


EVgo Adds Tesla Adapters To Its Fast Charging Stations In San Francisco

December 20th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Public fast charging network operator EVgo has rolled out the first Tesla connectors ever to be deployed on a non-Tesla fast charging network in the US. The new program will initially see Tesla charging adapters added to all of EVgo's fast charging stations in the City of San Francisco with a broader rollout across the US following in


Six Flags Discovery Kingdom To Be 80% Powered By Solar Carport

December 13th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Borrego Solar Systems and sPower worked with the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this year to manifest the first theme park on the West Coast powered by solar energy. In this case, the solar will account for 80% of the park’s energy usage. One difference in this theme park's solar installation from other similar installations is that it will be powered by one of the most substantial solar carport installations in the country


Tesla Model 3 = #3 in California … Tesla Cybertruck Spy Video … — CleanTechnica Top 20

December 9th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Cybertruck continued to blow up last week, and stimulated many different articles. Nonetheless, the Tesla Model 3 slipped through the pack to take the #1 position on the top stories list. A few more Model 3 stories, some Ford stories, a few on Tesla gigafactories, and a little bit of solar just about wrapped up the rest of the top 20 list. Check out the details below


No, Machine Learning Does Not Have A Huge Carbon Debt

November 30th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

The increase in CPU cycles to advance machine learning has been accompanied by advances in efficiencies of computer technology and lower carbon electricity, but it's worth paying attention to. It's only going to increase. 


California’s EV Rebate Changes: A Good Model For The Federal EV Tax Credit

November 29th, 2019 | by Loren McDonald

Effective December 3, California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project will see two key changes, with the net effect being that 13 currently available electric vehicles will no longer be eligible for rebates. These changes in the California rebate program also can serve as a model for improving the federal EV tax credit



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