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Elon Musk & Tesla: Solving Hardware Problems With A Software Mindset

July 6th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

One of Tesla’s big advantages over legacy automakers is its software expertise. Back in 2014, Tesla co-founder Ian Wright told me that Big Auto’s software tended to resemble “a dog’s breakfast.” Tesla, with its Silicon Valley roots, designed its vehicles with a unified systems architecture from the beginning


Zero-Emissions Trucks Are The Future: Let’s Do This

July 4th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Last Thursday, California made history by becoming the first state to mandate that truck makers move to zero-emission drivetrains. California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) new Advanced Clean Trucks regulation requires that half of the state’s trucks will need to be zero-emission by 2035, and the remaining half by 2045. A complementary Zero-Emission rule for fleet owners is in the works as well


7 Bonus Electric Bus & Truck News Stories

June 28th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Following our end-of-month 7 bonus electric car & SUV stories, 5 bonus battery stories, and 7 bonus solar + storage stories, here are 7 bonus electric bus & electric truck stories that we didn't have time to cover as standalone articles but didn't want to skip completely


7 Bonus Solar + Storage Stories — Sonnen, Sunrun, Stem …

June 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

There's only so much time in the day — a lesson I seem intent on not learning. We've published many solar energy articles in the past month and many energy storage articles, but here are 7 more solar plus storage (solar+storage) articles we just couldn't dedicate full articles to


Amazon Buying Zoox. Who Is Zoox?

June 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Zoox, based out of California (of course), has been working for years on autonomous ride-hailing technology. It was valued at $3 billion in 2018. Amazon just bought it — reportedly fro $1.2 billion


West Coast Electric Utilities Map Out I-5 Electric Truck Charging Sites

June 25th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Reliable EV charging infrastructure is critical for a transition to electric vehicles, and that includes electric trucks. It seems US West Coast utilities understand that very well, as they are taking a lead and pushing society in the needed direction. Recently, 9 West Coast utilities and two agencies created


Lyft: 100% Electric Vehicles By 2030. CleanTechnica: Ya Think?

June 24th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Lyft published the positive announcement last week that it would be 100% electric by 2030. Naturally, this is significantly uplifting news, but the responses from some members of CleanTechnica senior staff while eating avocado and cheddar cheese wedges


Arcimoto’s Deliverator Paves The Way To Sustainable Deliveries In Los Angeles With Hyrecar

June 23rd, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Arcimoto has officially added its fully electric Deliverator delivery vehicles to the Hyrecar fleet in Los Angeles, California to enable gig drivers to take advantage of a purpose-built electric delivery vehicle. The vehicles are well suited to empower delivery drivers to maximize earnings with a vehicle that's right-sized for delivery with a lower cost to operate than a comparable gasoline-powered vehicle


Nevada Plans To Adopt California’s Fuel Economy Standards

June 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has decided to side with California and Tesla, not Donald Trump and certain lagging automakers, on the need for cleaner cars. Governor Sisolak announced today, June 22, that Nevada would adopt California's fuel economy regulations


Santa Monica To Pilot Zero Emissions Delivery Zones

June 21st, 2020 | by Susanna Schick

The city of Santa Monica’s main business district has been chosen as the pilot for the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator’s new Neighborhood Zero Emissions Delivery Zone. The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) has put out an RFI (request for information) to companies far and wide who may have the technological solutions they need to solve this challenge


Your Home Battery Can Be Part Of A Virtual Power Plant In California

June 21st, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Sunrun pulls in customers with a catchy truth about the unpredictability of life, and electricity. To be sure that your house stays alive with power, even if the grid goes down, Sunrun’s rechargeable solar battery systems are one solution. They can make sure your home’s power stays stable and reliable, which we mostly take for granted but can become a problem if you're struck by a hurricane in Florida or wildfire-related outages in California


Little NASA Electric Airplane Soon Coming To Life

June 19th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We've covered NASA's development of a little electric airplane since 2016, when staff at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center and Langley Research Center took delivery of a modified Tecnam P2006T fuselage that would be used to build the X-57 (aka Maxwell)


Top 5 U.S. Cities For Bicycling

June 18th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

People for Bikes has published the top 5 cities, perhaps happier cities than most, for bikes in the US, out of a total of 567 cities



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