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Teaching Tesla To New Audiences

2 hours 6 min ago
What strategies do you use to reel friends into the excitement of owning a Tesla

10 Top Characteristics Of Early/Short-Range EV Adopters — In My Experience

2 hours 22 min ago
There are many people joining the electric vehicle (EV) movement every day, but we are still in the "early adopter" phase of the transition to electricity for transport. What does that make people who bought short-range EVs years ago? Super-early adopters? Ultra-early adopters

NASA Images Show Antarctica’s Eagle Island Almost Ice-Free

3 hours 58 min ago
NASA images show a new side of Antarctica, an almost ice-free side. The images show a breathtaking view, and not in the sense that one would have when looking at something beautiful. I am sure it is beautiful, but for our planet, that melted ice has to go somewhere. Just a few days after we wrote about it being warmer in Antarctica than Louisiana, the highest temperatures ever recorded at Argentina's Esperanza research station arrived: 65 degrees Fahrenheit. The gif image below tells a chilling story that is just heating up

University of Georgia Getting 20 More Electric Buses, Bringing Fleet To 33

5 hours 49 min ago
The University of Georgia (UGA) has plans to add more electric buses on its campus and to host the largest fleet of electric buses out of all the universities in the nation

Fees On Rideshare Services Have Provided $4.2 Million For Boston Transportation Projects

6 hours 16 min ago
Fees on rideshare services Uber and Lyft are helping local sustainable transportation projects throughout Boston. Despite these two companies' contributions toward bad traffic in the area, both have paid millions to help with transportation initiatives

Mattel Tesla Cybertruck Model Comes Complete With Broken Window Decal

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:51pm
Mattel announced a 1/10 scale model of the Tesla Cybertruck last week. In less than 24 hours, it was sold out. But a 1/64 scale model is still available.

Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Creates Antibiotic Effective Against Drug Resistant Bacteria

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 8:46pm
Scientists at MIT have used AI to discover a new antibiotic that is effective against drug resistant bacteria.

USA Braces For Tsunami Of Microgrids As Defense Dept. Wades In (#CleanTechnica Exclusive Interview)

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 7:51pm
The Defense Department is taking steps to accelerate the microgrid revolution by tapping the analytic power of rural electric cooperatives

40,000 Miles & 15 Months Living In A Tesla Model 3

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 7:43am
Living in a car, van, or RV doesn’t appeal to that many people, but for the intrepid minority who do live this lifestyle, it can offer some unconventional and enriching experiences for those who choose mobile living out of necessity or for those who do so for the freedom to travel as much as their budgets allow

Blue Nova Launches The MegaBoy 1 MWh Storage Product

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 5:57am
Blue Nova Energy, a member of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Listed Reunert Group, looks to be ramping up nicely and has just launched the MegaBoy

6 Plug-In Hybrid Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks Join NOLA Sewage & Water Fleet

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 5:50am
You will see more hybrid pickups in the city of New Orleans for its Sewerage and Water Board. The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has deployed 6 new XL plug-in hybrid electric Ford F-150 trucks to its fleet

Tesla’s Helping Australian Bushfire Victims

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 5:14am
Tesla is helping Australian bushfire victims with its part in the collective efforts alongside 5B, a solar provider in Sydney, and Mike Cannon-Brooks, the founder of Atlassian. The goal is to install solar panels and batteries in towns that have lost power completely due to the devastating bushfires of 2019–

Consumer Reports On Tesla’s “Superior Energy Efficiency”

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 4:48am
In an article published by Consumer Reports, the nonprofit and independent organization that focuses on truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace, had a lot to say about Tesla and its competition. "Tesla is facing increasing competition, but its batteries and superior energy efficiency give it an edge," writes Consumer Reports

40 Million Americans Depend On The Colorado River. That Could Be A Problem.

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 2:06am
The Colorado River now carries about 20% less water than it did a century ago. The Colorado originates in the Rocky Mountains, where it is fed by melting snow. Due to the changes in weather patterns attributable to a heating planet, not as much snow falls in those mountains today as in prior years. Less snow means the land in the upper elevations is warmed by the sun where previously the snow cover would reflect sunlight back into space, making the area hotter, which means that whatever snow falls melts sooner

RIP Google Makani: Perhaps The Entire Airborne Wind Energy Space Will Finally Disappear

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 9:00pm
With luck, the airborne wind energy space will sink back into academic research efforts involving kitesurfing kites at University of Delft. It's useful to continue to play with things in academia, and it's a domain with a lot of engineering complexity that's a good proving ground for engineers who can go on to do useful things as a result

Methane Emissions Under-Reported, Study Claims

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 8:00pm
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Limiting how much escapes into the atmosphere could slow the pace of global heating.

EV Advocates Kick Off Canada’s First Coast-To-Coast EV Road Trip

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 7:05pm
A pair of EV advocates are hitting the road this Sunday on Canada's first non-stop coast-to-coast electric vehicle road trip. Ian Pavelko (aka the Mad Hungarian) from Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC and Trevor Page (founder of Tesla Owners Online) of Aurora, ON will drive a Tesla Model 3 Performance through the night from British Columbia to Halifax, utilizing Tesla's brand spanking new trans-Canadian Supercharger network to keep the vehicle charged up along the way

The Lordstown Motors Endurance Enters The Electric Truck Fray

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 6:05pm
Workhorse spinoff Lordstown Motors teased its new fully electric truck, dubbed the Endurance, in a new video showcasing its 6.2 million square foot factory in Lordstown, Ohio. The truck takes the lucrative design of the Workhorse W15 truck and shapes it for commercial customers. The company expects the new Endurance to be the first fully electric truck built in the US specifically for commercial customers

How Low Can Solar Cells Go? Perovskite Researchers Say Down, Down, Down

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 5:03pm
New perovskite solar cell research is ready to hit the market and when it does, solar energy will bury coal and natural gas in an avalanche of clean power

Ben Wehrem: “7 Things I Learned While Working At Tesla”

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 7:25am
This is the story of a former Tesla employee, Ben Wehrem, who wound up working for Tesla while he was traveling. His blog post shares 7 things that he learned while working at Tesla and sheds light on the atmosphere as well as the love Tesla owners have for their vehicles