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A Clear Solution For Cleaner Air

October 12th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Californians love to be outside. But even on a clear, sunny day, we know that the air we are breathing isn’t as clean and clear as it looks, especially in our increasingly congested and crowded cities. Air quality is a complex topic that is affected by the weather, the time of day, and events like wildfires. But one aspect of air quality is very clear: tailpipe emissions make air quality worse. When those emissions happen in cities, millions of people are exposed to harmful pollution


Big Oil Faces A Formidable Foe In Fight Against Electric Vehicles

October 2nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Electric utilities are keen on electric vehicles these days — they see them as a future revenue source. Utilities from California to Florida to Michigan are sponsoring the installation of public charging stations, and some are offering rebates to customers for installing home chargers. To date, at least 50 utilities in 25 states have launched or proposed programs to encourage the buildout of charging infrastructure


California Brings Planet To Climate Change Fight — CleanTechnica Interview

September 29th, 2019 | by Tina Casey

If the policymakers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are serious about challenging California on climate change, they better upgrade their arsenal. Last week the Golden State set the Intertubes ablaze when it announced a new project that will unleash cutting edge satellites to track global greenhouse gas emissions with near-pinpoint resolution, and it has two heavy hitters on its side


Trump Betrays Conservative Principles To Attack California, Tesla, & EVs

September 24th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Now that the legal battle between the Trump Administration and California over emissions standards is underway, we can get a good look “under the hood” at the legal arguments and strategies each side is using. Parties arguing in court will always do whatever it takes to support their own agenda, but this legal battle is particularly instructive


Our Failed-Businessman President Is Working To Tank Another US Industry

September 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Whether it's due to pure business ignorance, immense ignorance in general, or poisonous malice, our current president, a consistent business failure over the past several decades, is working feverishly to destroy another major US industry — the auto industry


The Span Panel Makes Adding Solar & Storage A Plug & Play Affair

September 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Span.IO is bringing intelligence to the home base of a home's electrical system with a new smart electrical panel that was designed from the ground up with home solar, energy storage, electric vehicles, and smart home tech in mind. The product was envisioned, designed, and engineered by a team of former Tesla engineers that brought the Powerwall to market, led by Tesla's former Head of Product, Arch Rao


Help Normal People Learn About Electric Cars In Sarasota, Los Angeles, Huntsville, Oxnard, San Diego, Ventura, DC, Iowa City, Mexico City, Melbourne, Taipei, Etc.

September 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

National Drive Electric Week is starting. This annual event has been going on for nearly a decade to raise awareness around electric vehicles (EVs). It's organized by Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association, but the core of the work is in the grassroots around the United States and even now the world


Apartment EV Charging & Ownership May Be Easier Than You Think

September 10th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

One of the largest obstacles standing in the way of widespread electric vehicle adoption is the often daunting setup required to outfit customers who live in apartments with adequate charging infrastructure. While most EV enthusiasts and media sites advocate for owners of electric vehicles to charge at home, this can be a rather troublesome hurdle to overcome for potential buyers who live in apartments


Tesla Insurance Launches, Claims To Save Owners Up To 30% On Premiums

August 28th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla just officially launched its highly anticipated Tesla Insurance offering for Tesla owners in California. It promises to save owners up to 30% on their premiums compared to traditional automotive insurance companies. Tesla Insurance also sets the company up to provide the end-to-end vehicle purchase, service, fueling, and insurance services in a buildup to the launch of the Tesla Network. Talk about integrated


$107.4 Million Approved For Heavy & Medium-Duty EV Chargers In San Diego Area

August 23rd, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

The California Public Utilities Commission approved San Diego Gas & Electric’s plan to add many more EV charging stations for medium and heavy-duty vehicles like trucks, buses, and forklifts. Larissa Koehler, Senior Attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund’s Energy program, answered some questions about the new EV chargers for CleanTechnica


EVgo & Electrify America Make Charging Easier With New Roaming Agreement

August 22nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Two of the largest DC fast charging network operators in the US have joined forces to make charging easier, thanks to a new roaming agreement between EVgo and Electrify America. The new agreement lets drivers use either their EVgo or Electrify America account to charge on either network without any additional fees



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