April 3rd, 2020 | by Jo Borrás
Last month, Lucid Motors quietly took a pre-production Lucid Air electric sedan on a 400-mile (643 km) drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The run was part range test, part proof of concept, and part PR mission, and went off without a hitch. Then, once the Lucid crew made it to LA?
They charged up, and drove back
January 25th, 2020 | by Paul Fosse
If you haven't see the part one of the Elon Musk interview with the Third Row team yet, I highly recommend it. That said, I know it is challenging to find 2 and a quarter hours to dedicate to listen to it, so I summarized the content of the podcast/video for you so that you can easily jump to sections that most interest you!
January 15th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan
Mass transit, and especially electric mass transit, are top solutions for a variety of transportation challenges. It provides solutions to traffic congestion, pollution, and inequity. Many people who choose buses, walking, subways, and mass transit, do so — to avoid the stress of traffic. They are an antidote to some of the biggest negative side effects of car culture
January 14th, 2020 | by Jake Richardson
NYU Assistant Professor of Economics Michael Gilraine studied what happened when a number of schools in the Los Angeles area had air filters installed as a safety measure after a very large natural gas leak occurred. Gilraine's research uncovered an unexpected benefit, and he answered some questions about his research for CleanTechnica
November 27th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
The Greater Los Angeles Region, home to almost half of all Californians, is aiming to meet pollution and carbon emission goals by targeting 80% EV market share by 2028, in time for the LA Olympics. 30% of the private vehicle fleet of around 15 million vehicles will be EVs
November 26th, 2019 | by Susanna Schick
Los Angeles. 2028. The Summer Olympics return for their third trip. The Olympic Committee has fulfilled their promise to only use recycled materials. An easy promise in a city with so much existing Olympic Infrastructure. But will the Olympians be able to breathe? Will Los Angeles, America’s manufacturing hub, be forced to shut down factories (and the ports!) for weeks preceding the Olympics in order to ensure adequately clean air? Or will this not be enough? Will all Olympic events be held indoors? Will Olympians compete wearing filtration masks and oxygen tanks
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
October 16th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Today in Los Angeles, Volvo took the wraps off its new fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge, supported by a plan for the company to rapidly convert its vehicles and company operations to low emissions. The XC40 leads the charge for the company, but is only one prong in the larger Volvo effort
September 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
National Drive Electric Week is starting. This annual event has been going on for nearly a decade to raise awareness around electric vehicles (EVs). It's organized by Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association, but the core of the work is in the grassroots around the United States and even now the world
September 4th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
The CERO One e-bike is the brainchild of co-founder and CEO of CERO Bikes Kiyoshi Iwai. After yet another day of crawling through Los Angeles traffic, Kiyoshi was at his wits' end. He envisioned a Los Angeles where people moved around the sunny city on bicycles. Where smog was replaced with fresh air and hours spent in a car were exchanged for more time with family exploring the city
August 30th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
If we can find ways to integrate non-permanent homes into cities, we could improve things a lot
July 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
Officials continue to adopt electric buses to serve transit needs in cities all over the world. In the latest news, Los Angeles and Seoul are the latest to jump aboard. Los Angeles is buying 40, while Seoul is buying
July 16th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Tesloop made a name for itself running a shuttle service from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back with Teslas. [&hellip
July 9th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson
Eric Way and his friend Alex Venz drove their electric cars from the LA area to Las Vegas and back after a problematic New York Times article was published about driving a Chevy Bolt on this same trip. Eric owns and drives a Chevy Bolt and Alex has a Tesla Model 3. (CleanTechnica’s Kyle Field also just completed this trip in his Model 3 to demonstrate the ease of making the round trip journey.)
July 7th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Road trips rarely consist of scripted fueling stops, nicely packed sack lunches, and firm itineraries, so when EV enthusiast Dennis Pascual and I decided to make the 540-mile run from Los Angeles, California to Las Vegas, Nevada and back, we intentionally shot from the hip. The quintessential road trip from LA to Vegas is a staple coming-of-age trip that thousands of youngsters embark on every week
June 30th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Los Angeles will partner with 8minute Solar to create a new solar power plant that will supply electricity to the city for 25 years at a price of 1.997 cents per kWh -- the lowest price ever in the US.
April 25th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson
According to a new report from the Environment America Research & Policy Center, solar power capacity doubled in most American cities in the last six years. Bret Fanshaw, the Director of the Go Solar campaign at Environment America, answered some questions about the growth for CleanTechnica
February 14th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The city of Los Angeles has abandoned plans to build three new gas-fired generating plants and will rely on renewable energy instead. Mayor Eric Garcetti says the decision was inspired by the Green New Deal.
February 12th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
Airbus just released the results of a preliminary survey, Preliminary Community Perception Study, on the public's perception of Urban Air Mobility (UAM), and it's mostly favorable
December 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
EVgo has flipped the switch on a new bank of fast, super-fast, and ultra-fast EV chargers that help plug-in vehicle drivers conveniently make the run from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
December 2nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
It's widely known that California is the center of US electric vehicle adoption. California leads the country in terms of overall electric vehicle (EV) sales as well as EV market share of new vehicle sales. It's also where Tesla was born and where nearly every US EV startup pops up.
But there are other states that are also well ahead of the US average for EV market share ... and they're basically all in the west
November 29th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The Boring Company plan to did a tunnel under the 405 freeway in West LA has come to an end thanks to a lawsuit filed by local residents who objected to the city allowing the project to proceed without a full environmental review.
October 24th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The first Boring Company tunnel in Hawthorne, California, will be opened officially on December 10 with free rides for the public the following day. What is Elon's magic carpet ride really like? We will know soon enough.