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Tesla + Volkswagen — Budding Bromance or Fickle Frenemies?

July 30th, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

A few years back, Volkswagen was rumored to be in the running to acquire Tesla. It never happened. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk and VW CEO Herbert Diess seemed quite friendly when Tesla won an AUTO BILD award in Germany last year. Around that time, Musk tweeted, "Herbert Diess is doing more than any big carmaker to go electric. The good of the world should come first. For what it’s worth, he has my support."


China Is *Crushing* USA In Electric Bus Growth. Proterra Wants To Change That.

July 28th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

When it comes to electric vehicles, passenger cars grab most of the headlines — especially fast and glamorous ones made by a certain California company. However, electric buses represent one of the most exciting stories in the EV world — electrifying buses offers a huge opportunity to reduce emissions, and cut costs for transit agencies


VW’s Accra Factory Starts Production, & Toyota & Nissan Also Set To Open Plants This Year. We Hope They Add EVs Soon!

July 25th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Ghana’s new Automotive Development Policy has encouraged VW, Toyota, and Nissan to look into opening assembly plants in the country. The Ghana Automotive Development Policy provides the necessary framework to establish assembly and manufacturing capacity in Ghana. The initial focus will be on new passenger cars, SUVs, and light commercial vehicles which would include pickups, minibuses, and cargo vans. VW Ghana’s new vehicle assembly plant has already started production in Accra’s North Industrial Area


CleanTechnica Interview with Peter Carlsson, CEO of Northvolt: Part Three — Low-Carbon Advantage, Product Mix & Strategy

July 21st, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

CleanTechnica recently interviewed Peter Carlsson, Chief Executive Officer of Northvolt, the Swedish battery manufacturing startup-slash-giant. In this the third and final part of the interview, we discuss the benefits of Northvolt's low carbon manufacturing approach in the European context, and learn about its product mix and strategic positioning


Africa Needs Toyota-Branded BEVs, & Here’s Why

July 21st, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

The Brookings Institution says consumers in Africa are brand conscious and brand loyal. When it comes to cars, that brand is Toyota! In the brand new vehicle market, the Toyota Hilux is king in South Africa and also tops other charts. Other popular models in the new vehicle market are the Corolla, the Fortuner, and the Yaris


CleanTechnica Interview with Peter Carlsson, CEO of Northvolt: Part Two — EV Market Growth, Timeline & Capacity, Cheap Hydropower

July 20th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

CleanTechnica recently interviewed Peter Carlsson, Chief Executive Officer of Northvolt, the Swedish battery manufacturing startup-slash-giant. In part two of the interview, we discussed the growth in the European EV market, Northvolt's plans to scale its manufacturing capacity, its timeline, and its access to low-cost, renewable hydroelectric energy in Sweden


Ghana Pushes For Adoption Of EVs To Soak Up Excess Electricity Generation Capacity

July 20th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

In a bid to increase uptake of this excess electricity, the Energy Commission launched the Drive Electric Initiative in 2019. The Drive Electric Initiative says Ghana plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 15% of the projected business as usual approach emissions by 2030 and they see the acceleration of adoption of EVs as one of the best ways to achieve this


Uganda-Based Bodawerk’s Electric Tractors, Motorcycle Conversion Kits, Threshing & Milling Machines Look Set To Transform Lives

July 19th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

The company's mobility products are built from recycled and upcycled materials. Up to 90% of the materials used are sourced locally, with only the electric motors imported from China. They assemble their battery packs using the standard 18650 cells recovered from old laptops, which allows them to lower the costs of their products significantly to levels that are more affordable for their target market


CleanTechnica Interview with Peter Carlsson, CEO of Northvolt: Part One — Background, Mission, & Unique Approach

July 18th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

CleanTechnica recently interviewed Peter Carlsson, Chief Executive Officer of Northvolt, the Swedish battery manufacturing startup-slash-giant. Northvolt plans to use renewable energy to manufacture battery cells and packs for the European market, and already has substantial agreements in place with Volkswagen, BMW, ABB, and others. We sat down virtually with Peter to learn about the company's unique approach, and plans


Driving Electric In Africa Is A Whole Lot Cheaper Than Driving ICE: Part 2

July 17th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

One of the best ways to reduce emissions going forward is not to restrict the importation of used vehicles but to simply shift to cleaner and safer used vehicles. Used vehicles tend to come in at price points that are more affordable for the target market in most of these African countries



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