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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


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


Tritium & EvGateway Bringing EV Fast Chargers To More Places

June 18th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

For EV drivers, every new support system, every new facility, and especially those fast charging stations with enough charging ports for each EV driver pulling up to charge, are immensely appreciated. That first sigh of relief — "Oh, I found you" — quickly followed by, "and you're working!" If you're in luck, that's followed by, "You're are working fast!" A new partnership will bring about that series of responses to many more people


Tesla’s Gigafactories: The Company’s Most Important Innovation?

June 17th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Over the past few years, many a Tesla skeptic has had to sit down to a meal of crow. One who is big enough to admit he was wrong is Matthew DeBord, who wrote in a recent Business Insider article that he regrets a clever quip he made a couple of years ago


Tesla Model S Delivery Event Is 8 Years Old (Video)

June 14th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

What were you doing 8 years ago? Tesla was preparing for its Model S delivery event on June 22. The video below shows a visual snapshot of the foundation being laid for the Model X, 3, Y, Cybertruck, next-gen Roadster, and Semi. Each of these new owners in 2012, along with the Tesla team back then, made it possible for Tesla to be where it is today


7 Autonomous Vehicle Bonus Stories

June 12th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, there's a lot of news in the auto industry about autonomous vehicles. Here are 7 recent stories that couldn't quite catch their own headline here on CleanTechnica but which seemed worth noting


World’s Largest Renewable Hydrogen Plant (Part 2)

June 8th, 2020 | by Jake Richardson

Recently we published an article about the Lancaster, CA renewable hydrogen production plant project, which covered a lot of ground, but in order to provide some more details, SGH2 CEO Dr. Robert Do answered some questions about it for CleanTechnica


The 2nd Life Of Used EV Batteries

June 6th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

When an electric vehicle (EV) comes off the road, what happens to the vehicle battery? The fate of the lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles is an important question for manufacturers, policy makers, and EV owners alike


Tesla Working On 12 Person Vans For The Boring Company

June 4th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The Boring Company has reportedly been approved to build an airport loop for the Ontario International Airport. Perhaps the more interesting thing about the story, though, is that Tesla is reportedly working with The Boring Company to produce 12-person electric vans for such routes


Will Low Gas Prices Hurt Tesla?

May 31st, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Amid the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have hardly had time to consider the effects of another economic H-bomb that went off around the same time: the collapse of oil prices



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