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The #1 Cause Of Death In Children & Adolescents In The United States

February 18th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

A valuable report published in the New England Journal of Medicine lists the 10 leading causes of death among American youth. It examines statistics regarding the 20,360 deaths of children and adolescents in the United States in 2016. As a comprehensive study and analysis, the information also includes trends over time and comparisons among countries


Another EV Benefit: Less Noise Pollution




January 27th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

One well known electric vehicle (EV) benefit is that EVs don’t produce tailpipe emissions from directly burning fossil fuels — emissions that contribute to climate change and harmful air pollution


EV Safety Benefits — Crumple Zones, Rollover Results, Vehicle Control

December 30th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

In this section of our report "The EV Safety Advantage," we roll through a handful of clear EV safety benefits, which help to explain electric cars' better performance in the case of accidents and subsequent insurance claims. We also throw in more safety ratings and charts


Electric & Hybrid Cars Have Better IIHS Safety Ratings Than Gasmobiles

December 30th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Earlier this year, we published a free report on EV safety, The EV Safety Advantage. As we approach the end of the year, we're publishing sections of that report as articles here on CleanTechnica. In this section of the report, 7 charts help to show that plug-in electric vehicles and hybrids score significantly better in IIHS safety ratings


10 Charts: Top Electric Car Benefits & Top Misconceptions

December 2nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

There's nothing like experience. You can read and write about something all day, but until you experience it, it's just a concept, and you don't really understand it. So, with that in mind, it is often interesting and useful to collect feedback from actual EV drivers about what they appreciate about their cars. It's also often interesting and useful to find out the top misconceptions they discover other people have about electric cars


Tesla Shuttle From Sarasota To Tampa Airport — Like Dr. Who’s TARDIS #Infinite

December 2nd, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

I flew out of Tampa airport recently. To travel to Tampa from Sarasota, we chose zero-emissions transport. It was the longest experience I've had in a Tesla Model 3. Booking a shuttle service to the airport, I was not thinking futuristic travel. I was thinking of the time, convenience, and zero emissions. Yet, it seemed to feel the most futuristic of all my experiences in Tesla vehicles. (It was my second time in the back seat of the Model 3, and I've spent many times in the back seat of a Tesla Model S.)


Want To Buy A New Car For Free In 10 Years? Buy An Electric Car Today

September 30th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

The report is another data point showing that a family's total cost of ownership of electric cars is better than for gasoline or diesel vehicles. And with all of the other benefits — including health, much lower greenhouse gas emissions and typically greater safety — it's not hard to see that the shift to electric cars will only accelerate


Forbes: Electric Cars = The Future, Gasmobile Killers

September 28th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Are the days of the gas guzzler numbered? Tom Raftery (via Forbes) says there are "seven reasons why the internal combustion engine is a dead man walking." He explains, "Electric cars are the future. The transition has just begun, but the move from ICE vehicles to electric will happen sooner and more quickly than most people suspect." Here's why... 


Do Electric Vehicles Have Better Overall Safety? Part 2

April 1st, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

In the first part of our series on whether or not electric vehicles (EV) are safer than comparable gasoline cars, EVs seem to beat traditional cars at least on paper in terms of drivetrain layout freedom. Given that the overall appearance of electric cars typically isn't a dramatic departure from gas/diesel vehicles, normal people probably have no idea how this new vehicle layout is so different. But what can actually be done with that design freedom to make EVs safer


CleanTechnica Chats With The Fully Charged Dudes (Video)

March 11th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Ever heard of the YouTube show Fully Charged? It seems like every CleanTechnica reader I meet these days is also a Fully Charged viewer. "Back in the day," I remember seeing just a few thousand (or even few hundred?) views on Fully Charged videos, but the viewership is now through the roof. I'm sure in good part it's down to the wicked good job the team does of highlighting interesting cleantech topics in fun ways


Electric Cars Often Actually Save Owners Time

February 18th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Among current EV drivers, the vast majority of charging is done at home or work. In such places, it takes a few seconds to plug in the car and a few seconds to unplug it. In actuality, it is often easy to leave with a “full tank” (full battery) most of the time. Drivers no longer have to find gas stations on or near their travel routes, don’t have to spend time getting off the road and into the gas station, don’t have to get out and pump gas, don’t have to go inside or pull out their credit card and pay for gasoline, and don’t have to take their cars in for oil changes & smog checks. In the end, this saves them a lot of time, even if you take into account the times when they do have to charge in public (during which they can often eat, play, or engage in other useful activities)


A Shaking Porsche vs A Tesla Model S (GIFs + Video)

December 25th, 2017 | by Jesper Berggreen

Talking about cars in general and electric cars in particular, you are bound to get around to the subject of the launch from 0–60 mph acceleration every now and then. And frankly, it doesn't really make sense in daily life, does it? The recent hype about the new Tesla Roadster proves the point. I mean, 0–60 in 1.9 seconds? Really? You would need a medical clearance for doing that. I get blurry vision below 4 seconds, so what's the point


Winning People’s Hearts To EVs & Renewables

October 2nd, 2017 | by The Beam

When regular people know I am working in the plug-in car business, their first reaction is: “Oh yeah, that’s the future…” Some connect that with fighting climate change and give me the thumbs up. Others, possibly more tech-savvy, mention autonomous cars and Tesla, a brand that has a following even outside the electric vehicle bubble. I suspect a portion of Tesla owners buy them because they are sexy, fast and tech laden, with the autopilot being its most important feature, and the fact that they are electric is just an added bonus


How Electric Cars Work, & Thus, How To Extend Range

October 1st, 2017 | by Andy Miles

Having owned an electric vehicle for just over 18 months now, I feel able to share my knowledge, which may be of help to those considering an electric vehicle for the first time, or those who have just started out on the road to electric vehicle driving


Irma Reflections — Charging My Nissan LEAF After Mother Nature Aimed & Hit Two Trump States

September 15th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

I experienced my first tornado at the age of 5, and my first hurricane (category 3) at the age of 22. I am fortunate -- never hurt or compromised. The water (everywhere) and the wind clearing out the atmosphere is refreshing (if houses remain and people are fine). The darkness without electricity for a day or so can be relaxing. Sunrise, sunset — they become more like what they were for most of our ancestors. At the same time, I grieve emphatically for all the lost lives and broken people who hurricanes have ripped apart


Why A Tesla Model X Is Great (& Beautiful!) In A Hurricane

September 10th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

As Hurricane Irma approaches the "Sunshine State" of Florida, it's a wonder to own a Tesla. Yes, it's the safest car in the world, but, it's also a pleasure to avoid the hours-long gas station lines that are plaguing the residents of Florida. After all, our "gas" station is right in our garage. And Tesla's Florida supercharger stalls remain open for business with no wait to plug in — at least not yet. But that's not all



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