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Say What? $79–$178 Monthly Lease For An Electric Car?

November 23rd, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Let's try to decipher this one. It's not been that long since I leased an EV. This kind of deal was not around; or not anywhere that I heard of a few years back. Perhaps location makes a significant difference, or are EVs really coming down to a level accessible to those on a small budget


Why Automakers Should Actually Care About The Environment

November 19th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Dear Automakers, You should support the environment. In fact, without it, we would not be able to buy your cars. I mean, we would be dead if we didn't have clean air to breathe. Same problem if a climate disaster kills us, or ruins our livelihood


More Glimpses Of Tesla Model Y Near Tesla Fremont Factory

November 18th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

The Tesla Fremont factory is priming the nearby roads for another highly sought-after Tesla vehicle, the coming Model Y. Word is that the Tesla Fremont factory is busy putting together an assembly line for the Model Y. It has also been testing them on streets in the surrounding area — and sometimes further away


The Fastest Growing Source of Global Emissions: Transport

November 4th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

The multidimensional aspects of a situation are sometimes quite hard to grasp. Take a situation that involves one's health, one's transit, and commuting habits. How does travel, whether around the neighborhood, to the store, to visit family, or to commute to a job matter? It matters quite a bit in coexistence


How Can We Help Those Affected By The California Wildfires?

October 31st, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Every year it seems that California has these insane wildfires that are making people and animals homeless. This year is no different, except it seems worse. Every day, there seems to have been a new fire reported. CNN just reported that 26,000 people have been evacuated due to the Easy Fire. This wildfire has burned at least 1,300 acres and could jump Highway 23. Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayoub told CNN at a news conference that there were intense firefighting conditions. They actually had to ground fixed-wing aircraft because of the high winds, with gusts up to 65 miles an hour. For those who are unaware, that's almost the wind speed of a Category 1 hurricane


The Electric Bike Company Electrifies The Classic Southern California Beach Cruiser

October 30th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

It should not come as any surprise that the Electric Bike Company builds e-bikes, but it may come as a surprise to learn that they build them in Southern California. We stopped by the Electric Bike Company headquarters and manufacturing facility in Newport Beach, California to get the inside scoop straight from the mouth of founder Sean Lupton-Smith


How City Policy Can Reduce Gas Use

October 21st, 2019 | by John Farrell

In this webinar, Institute for Local Self-Reliance Energy Democracy Initiative director John Farrell is joined by Karl Rábago of the Pace Energy and Climate Center to discuss city-level strategies to reduce gas use


10 Years Of Commercial Electric Vehicle Success: Motiv Power Systems Powers On — CleanTechnica Interview

October 20th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

Headquartered in Foster City, California, Motiv Power Systems recently announced its 10-year anniversary working in the commercial electric vehicle industry. Electric passenger vehicles receive a great deal of attention in the press relative to commercial vehicles, but large trucks and buses are a very important part of the sustainable transportation picture. Motiv has become a leader in supplying all-electric chassis for these types of commercial vehicles


Solar+Storage Killer App From DR Microgrid (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

October 16th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

One of the stealth technologies that was unveiled at the recent Solar Power International trade show in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago is the plug-and-play solar+storage+nanogrid solution from start-up DR Microgrid, of Santa Ana, CA. It looks like a killer app because it is the only other system of its kind on the US market except that of Sonnen, which is more expensive, says DR Microgrid President AJ Perkins


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



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