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Browsing the "California" Tag

Fuel Cell Engineer Develops Fix For Hundreds of Ventilators

April 4th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Last week, California finally received a shipment of life-saving ventilators that the state desperately needed to help in the fight against COVID-19. When the boxes arrived, however, hopes were quickly dashed, as 170 of the ventilators were broken and useless. At least, they were until fuel cell engineer Joe Tavi got a hold of them


Video: Lucid Air Driven 400 Miles From San Francisco To LA

April 3rd, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Last month, Lucid Motors quietly took a pre-production Lucid Air electric sedan on a 400-mile (643 km) drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The run was part range test, part proof of concept, and part PR mission, and went off without a hitch. Then, once the Lucid crew made it to LA? They charged up, and drove back


Check Out This Electric Vehicle Total Cost Of Ownership Calculator

March 28th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We're quite fond of running and publishing total cost of ownership forecasts here, whether comparing the Tesla Model 3 with the BMW 3 Series, comparing the Tesla Model Y with the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S, or comparing the Volkswagen ID.3 with the Volkswagen Golf


Italy, Florida, California, & China — 4 Demonstrated & Potential COVID-19 Paths

March 23rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

I spend probably far too much of my day reading about the COVID-19 pandemic. Sometimes I find stuff that's uplifting and hopeful. Sometimes I find stuff that's more or less terrifying. Much is up in the air because much is still unknown about the virus and its effects across a representative sample of humanity. A one percentage point difference on a variety of matters, including hospitalization rate of those infected and death rate of those infected, can result in an enormous difference across society. As far as I have seen, no one yet has a clear handle on some of these key factors, so keep that in mind as you read on (and share data in the comments if you think you have answers)


Chevy Bolt = #2 Subcompact Car In California, BMW i3 = #3 “Entry Luxury Car”

March 18th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We recently reported on the Tesla Model 3 being the 3rd best selling vehicle in California in 2019 as well as the Tesla Model X ranking either #1 or #4 in its class, depending on which class you put it in. Some other electric cars did quite well in California as well, though. The Chevy Bolt was the 2nd best selling subcompact car in California and the BMW i3 was the 3rd best selling "entry luxury car" there


Adapting To Fire: How Cities Can Enhance Resilience With Distributed Energy

March 5th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

As California experienced uncharacteristically low precipitation in February, normally its peak rainy season, parts of the state are moving into drought conditions. This is likely to increase wildfire prevalence in the state in 2020, and it underscores the point that communities need to be thinking about a range of strategies to increase their resilience to wildfires


Your Journey Toward A Fully Electric Future Starts With A Single Step

February 29th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Every journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle starts with a single step. It starts with a dissatisfaction for the status quo. With all that said, my encouragement to you today is to take your next step. Take the step that sits in front of you, whether that be to give up your car in favor of a bike, to purchase an electric vehicle, to install solar on your roof, to add a battery backup system, or even to upgrade your electrical panel if that's what's in the cards


Long Beach Transit Adds 14 More BYD Electric Buses

February 26th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Southern California's Long Beach Transit is adding a few more electric buses to its fleet with news of a new deal for 14 fully electric buses from Shenzhen, China-based BYD. The new buses will be manufactured at BYD's Lancaster, California factory where it produces a range of electric buses and trucks


As California Forests Heat Up, Birds Are Flocking To Higher Ground

February 25th, 2020 | by Nexus Media

Forests are critical to slowing climate change because they soak up huge amounts of heat-trapping carbon dioxide. Birds help keep forests healthy by eating insects that spread tree-killing diseases. Birds also scatter seeds that give rise to new trees. If birds leave, the forests could be in trouble


Looking Behind The Curtain At Canoo With The Man In Charge, Ulrich Kranz

February 5th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Canoo burst onto the scene in September with the introduction of its first electric vehicle, simply dubbed the canoo, wrapped in a sleek black skin. The shiny black wrap hides many of the angles and nuance of the exterior, so we were excited when Canoo reached out to invite us down to their headquarters in Torrance, California for a look behind the scenes



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