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TAUR Is Launching An Electric Scooter Built For The Road

October 23rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

In 2019, TAUR, which is based out of London, was co-founded by Richard Adey and Carson Brown. Richard Adey, TAUR's CEO, has worked at the Tesla Gigafactory, where he focused on electric vehicle technology. The co-founders gathered a team with experience not only at Tesla, but also at Apple, Ford, and Uniwheel. The goal is to create a new and fresh electric scooter that can be driven on the road, safely


Democratizing Energy & Community Solar Investment

September 11th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, CleanTechnica Director Zach Shahan sits down with Matt Moroney, cofounder and COO of Raise Green, to discuss Raise Green’s efforts to leverage crowdfunding for investment in clean energy projects nationwide, including its brand new accelerator program that CleanTechnica is breaking the news about


Sono Motors Seeks Help From The EV Community

December 23rd, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Sono Motors, the solar-powered EV company we've written about before, is looking for help. Starting up a company is no small task, and starting an automobile manufacturer is harder still. After getting at odds with investors, Sono decided to take a very different approach: ask the overall EV community to help fund it instead


It Takes A Crowd: Funding Solar Energy In Developing Countries

October 20th, 2019 | by The Beam

When it comes to the global energy and development outlook, we should be considering crowdinvesting as an enabler that could begin to level global playing fields and ensure that sustainable business is at the heart of sustainable development. The challenges we are facing cannot be solved by crowdinvesting alone, but initiatives that make it easier for individuals to act together are already leading the way


SlimFold Wallet Is The Fashionable, Eco-Friendly Wallet You Crave

June 3rd, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

I recently conducted an interview with Dave Zuverink, Founder and CEO of SlimFold. I was tired of my old, thick, leather wallet and wanted to see if I could replace it with a thin vegan one. I found SlimFold, ordered a wallet, and contacted Dave Z. to see if he wanted to do an interview for CleanTechnica. Thanks to Dave for answering my questions!


HiveMind’s Mycelium Technology Can Help Atmospheric Carbon Drawdown

April 6th, 2019 | by Sponsored Content

Mycelium forms a symbiotic friendship with the root systems of plants, allowing trees and plants to 'talk' to each other and share information. Mycelium is also a huge factor in the carbon drawdown potential of healthy soils. Learn more about how mycelium is one of the key factors for rapid atmospheric carbon drawdown, and why some fossil fuel companies are rapidly adopting this solution.


NIU, “The Tesla Of Electric Scooters” — #CleanTechnica Interview

November 4th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

Zachary Shahan, director & chief editor here at CleanTechnica, interviewed NIU International Director Joseph Constanty at Autonomy in Paris last year. Below is a rundown of the high-quality connected scooter company, the "Tesla of electric scooters." NIU is reportedly the world's top selling smart electric scooter globally


WAU — Feature-Packed Smart Electric Bike

October 24th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

Kudos to another creative pair behind a new electric bike, their team of experts, and their WAU bike. What jumped out at me in watching the following video of the feature-packed eBike, which highlights dozens of wonderful features, was the nighttime lights. Very safe, widely visible, and even indicating braking. Every bicycle needs such lights


The Leafboard Plus Is A Compact Electric Skateboard For Those On The Go

September 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The Leafboard launched with its first iteration on Kickstarter, with nearly $240,000 in orders secured that saw the first iteration created and shipped to early adopters. The team at Leafboard took all of the things they learned with the first version and are back with this second generation board, which they have dubbed the Leafboard Plus


Energy Web Foundation: 7 Questions

April 23rd, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

We want to see adoption of the Energy Web chain as the standard blockchain foundation—the digital DNA—of the many applications in development by utilities, energy companies, startups, and others


Testosterone-Packed KingKong Pro Electric Skateboard = Huge Smiles On Your Face (#CleanTechnica Review, Part 1)

April 9th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Disclaimer: up until now, I've always shied away from electric skateboard tests since the choice was limited with a quality that didn't appeal to me. In an industry that is just starting, one exception is the KingKong Pro electric skateboard (e-skateboard). I've been following of its successful IndieGoGo campaign, which is ending soon (hurry up if you want to jump into that, by the way), and then I landed a review board. As you can guess, 1,800 MW of power spells oodles of fun and smiles! Read on for more details and a short bloopers video


Funding Cleantech With Blockchain: 9 Things To Consider

December 27th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard

To avoid regulatory and tax burdens, many ICOs choose their country as carefully as they choose their blockchain base. Given that cryptocurrencies are inherently without country and every regulatory experience is new, this is more reasonable than with IPOs, where both currency and IPO experience in a specific country matter more


A Cautionary Tale About Mainstream News Media

December 25th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Warning: this is a cautionary tale about mainstream news media, distortions, and beating others to the punch. It is also followed after many paragraphs by a CleanTechnica fundraising pitch. Of course, regarding the mainstream media frustration, we are very well aware that we are preaching to the choir here. CleanTechnica is made up of independent journalists, writers, and enthusiasts. We write, talk, and film for independent media outlets. As such, we don't owe allegiance to companies, executives, editors (well, sort of — right, Zach?), or ideologies. Nor do we bow to any lobby groups



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