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EV Efficiency & Range at 60–65 mph behind Large Vehicles vs 60–65 mph Unshielded vs 70 mph Unshielded

November 26th, 2017 | by Andy Miles

Someone asked me for precise figures in the difference, in range, between driving slower, driving faster, and driving behind a large vehicle to reduce air resistance. I had to confess that I couldn't give him precise figures, as I had based my article just on my experience of driving an EV for a couple of years and noticing a definite difference in range in those three scenarios. I decided that, rather than leaving it open, I would perform some road trials to see exactly what the difference was


The Electric Bicycle Kit ECZO Is A Turnkey Solution

November 25th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

The electric bicycle kit ECZO is a do-it-yourself (DIY) that should fit just about any mountain bike. And the good news is that it's a powerful little beast. There are so many DIY kits for electric bikes (e-bikes) that it's practically impossible to try to list them all. Thankfully, Oleg Evseenkov, the СЕО of ECZO Bike, came to meet us in Southern California so that we could try his kit


Tesla Model 3 vs Tesla Model S (Video)

November 16th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

We've seen a handful of Tesla Model 3 review videos floating around — including an excellent hour-long, deep dive into the car's features by our friends at Model 3 Owners Club. That said, we just got a chance to conduct an in-depth evaluation of Model 3 for ourselves. It's a fascinating car, and in our view, will come to dominate the mid-sized sedan segment over the next few years. 


Kia Soul EV Review (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

October 28th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

I recently reached out to Kia to see if I could spend some quality time with the Kia Soul EV. It is a funky-looking vehicle that packs a surprising 93 miles of range. As a first-generation EV for Kia, that speaks to the brand’s desire to deliver a product that packs the most bang for the buck for its customers. Having said that, the Kia Soul EV does fall short compared to the generation of new electric vehicles hitting showroom floors today, like the Hyundai Ioniq with its 124 miles of range and the Chevy Bolt at 238 miles of range


Tesla Model 3 Interior, Touchscreen, Center Console … (Model 3 Owners Club Deep Dive Part 2)

October 28th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Trevor from the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club reached out to us for a sneak peak at a video they put together that dives deep into just about every nook and cranny of a brand new, first-run Pearl White Tesla Model 3 Long Range. To do the video justice, we broke the video out into 3 segments that cover roughly 20 minutes each. Following up on Steve's article, I will be diving into the interior and touchscreen details, and then Zach will dive into control stalks, the keycard & app, windshield wipers, driving experience, and a bit more


Tesla Model 3 Owners Club Deep Dive Into The Tesla Model 3 (Part 1) — Hot!

October 27th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Trevor Page of the Model 3 Owners Club contacted us here at CleanTechnica a few days ago to say he and YouTube co-host Kenneth Bokor had secured the use of a Tesla Model 3 for two days. They were free to drive the car, probe its intricate bits inside and out, photograph it, take videos, and measure things. They sent over a 1 hour and 10 minute video of the details. The only restriction put on us was that we could not share the video or embed it into a story until after Tesla announced that regular production of the Model 3 had officially begun. Naturally, we agreed to Trevor’s terms and conditions


An 8 Hour Road Trip In A Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van

October 14th, 2017 | by Jesper Berggreen

In light of the just announced 150—350 kW High Power Charge system from ABB being presented in Stuttgart, Germany, this month, I think this story needs to be told now, before it is so outdated no one will care


Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid Review (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

October 8th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Moms and dads across the US have been eagerly waiting for an efficient plug-in hybrid that could haul big families and gear. Aside from the $80,000+ Tesla Model X, there weren't any plug-in vehicles that could haul around larger families with room for 7 and all the trimmings. Because of that, the Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid minivan has been a highly anticipated vehicle since it was first announced in January 2016. It has been watched very closely by eco moms and sustaina-dads alike


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


Tesla Model X Is Ridiculous, Astonishing, Still Car From The Future, CNET Reports

September 9th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

Good news for those considering the Model X — Tesla recently dropped the price of the 100D by $3,500 and P100D by $5,000. That said, is this the car for you? Tim Stevens from CNET's Roadshow* recently revisited the SUV and explained that, "the Model X isn't just an SUV. It's an electric SUV, of course, but it's a lot more than that, too. It's quicker than most sports cars on the road, yet far more practical and more comfortable. It offers a selection of luxury appointments rarely found on cars not costing well into the six figures and it manages to fit three rows of seats in a distinctive shape in a segment full of me-too crossovers."


2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Review (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

September 9th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

At first glance, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric is an unassuming 5 door Hyundai that blends in with the rest of the fleet. A closer look reveals a streamlined grille that has been smoothed over with a sleek cover to improve aerodynamics. It guides air it no longer needs for cooling around the vehicle as efficiently as possible. The grill and subtle electric model badging are the only aesthetic touches on the outside that hint at the completely different beast that lies within


Every Plug-In Car Model Has A Selling Point

September 3rd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Not that long ago, only a few electric cars were on the market. Nowadays, there are a few dozen. We certainly have a few favorites here on CleanTechnica, but every plug-in car really has its own selling points. I'm sure I don't have a comprehensive list of these in my head, and many of the points are definitely as subjective as opinions about music or movies, but below are many of my thoughts on why I'd recommend various plug-in models


Tesla Autopilot Review — 2 Months Later

August 31st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

A little over two months ago, I provided my initial observations from life with Tesla Autopilot. Clearly, I was young and foolish. Without a doubt, I rushed in. That said, I have no regrets and stand by what I wrote on June


Tesla Model 3’s First Reviewers Are In Love

August 3rd, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

It's here. It's official. The Tesla Model 3 has arrived. In style. Elon Musk took the stage last week to introduce the world to the next wave of automotive disruption. This car is going to make waves. Make no mistake, Tesla has delivered something that will shake the auto industry to its core. ArsTechnica asked Musk about the reservation count and reports: "The CEO then went on to say the net reservation number was currently 'over half a million.'" 


24 Hours With The New, Longer Range 2017 BMW i3 (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

July 20th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

This review summarizes my early learnings in my first day with the new longer range BMW i3. A comprehensive review will follow, but I have found that some of the most important and impactful learnings about a vehicle arise very early on in vehicle use, as that is generally the time in which prospective buyers will make their decisions. My comments include the background of time I've spent with the vast majority of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles available in the United States (including owning at various times the Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S, and Mercedes B250e)



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