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Zoom Electric Scooters: First Impressions

3 hours 20 min ago
Zoom Electric Scooters lent us one of its electric scooters so we could test them and see how they stack up in the growing world of EVs in all shapes and sizes

Tesla’s “Premium Connectivity” Will Now Set Owners Back $10/Month

3 hours 27 min ago
We all knew this day would come, and for better or worse, that day is here. For Tesla owners who purchased their vehicles on or after July 1, 2018, Tesla is now starting to charge $9.99 per month for data connectivity for a select set of features bundled into what it calls Premium Connectivity at the end of this year

Volkswagen Ramps Up Electric Vehicle Software & Mobility Solutions

4 hours 19 min ago
On January 1, Volkswagen will pull all its software development activities together under the umbrella of a new division called Car.Software. One goal is the creation of a dedicated operating system -- vw.os -- for all vehicles manufactured by Volkswagen Group.

Urban Farms Are Off The Hook — And Off The Shelf (#CleanTechnica Interview)

5 hours 19 min ago
Urban farms as easy as opening the fridge? One company has a plug-and-play system that could become the next standard appliance for homes and businesses

Keolis Nederland BV Selects BYD To Supply Largest Electric Bus Order In Europe

6 hours 20 min ago
The Netherlands is getting another massive wave of electric buses, thanks to a massive order from Keolis Nederland BV for 259 new buses from BYD. The order, which was inked on December 6th at Keolis' head office in Deventer, is the largest single order for electric buses in Europe and reveals just how comfortable transit operators around the world are with the prospect of electric vehicles in their fleets

California Ends New Fracking Pending Results Of Scientific Study

7 hours 15 min ago
California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered a halt to all new fracking permits pending a review by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Environmental groups cheered while industry groups predicted dire consequences.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch: UK Tesla Model 3 & Other EV 3-Year Total Cost of Ownership Analysis Shows EVs Much Cheaper than Fossil Competitors

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 4:01pm
We've published numerous analyses of our own on the total cost of ownership of the Tesla Model 3 and Volkswagen ID.3 compared to top gasoline competitors. However, if you don't trust research from CleanTechnica, perhaps you'll find the work of a major international financial firm more palatable. A recently published report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) dove into this topic for the

Tesla Revenue Growing Exponentially, But Critics Can’t Move On

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 9:03am
Several months ago, Hamid Shojaee tweeted out a superb chart highlighting both Tesla's annual revenue growth and summaries of the consistently wrong claims of Tesla critics and skeptics. It was so brilliant that I wanted to write an article about it, but I never got to that. As it turns out, though, the chart is still relevant today

US Gas Vehicle Sales Up Big In November, Still Down In 2019

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 7:37am
Tracking monthly US auto sales by company or brand is one of the oddest-feeling things I've done in my decade or so covering cleantech. Perhaps that's because the focus is on tracking non-clean tech. The fact is, though, it shocks me every month to see how many people still buy gasoline cars. Gasoline cars are far worse than electric cars currently on the market for the same cost (or even less). Nonetheless, there are so many people buying clunky, noisy, slow, high-maintenance, low-tech, high-depreciation gasoline vehicles every single day. Objectively, it doesn't make sense

Cheap EV Leases … Visions Of A Cybertruck Future … Model 3 vs. Model Y Visual Comparison — CleanTechnica Top 20 in November

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 5:10am
The most popular CleanTechnica stories of November involved romance, murder, secrecy, drama, and the most shocking finale in the history of entertainment. Oh, wait, no, they mostly just involved a bunch of cleantech news updates and analyses

EV Market Share In Finland Reached 10% Last Month!

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 4:07am
When you think of countries leading the way in terms of electric vehicle adoption, Norway certainly comes to mind, and probably also Sweden, the Netherlands, and Iceland. But Finland? No, Finland hasn't historically had great EV adoption, but it is having a strong year, and last month showed a big boom in EV sales growth

1.19 Gigawatts Of Solar Power For The Land Of The Gigafactory

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 2:16am
Nevada, home of the Tesla EV Gigafactory, is getting a new burst of renewable energy with 1.19 new gigawatts of solar power from the company NV Energy

Planned Tax Increase For BEVs In Denmark Scrapped — Sales Surging

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 2:05am
Denmark Planned Tax Increase For BEVs Scrapped — Hurray! Tax Increase For ICEVs Scrapped Too — What

Trump’s Tariffs Cost Americans 62,000 Solar Jobs

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 1:26am
Trump's tariffs have harmed Americans by raising prices, cutting jobs, and losing the US billions in investment opportunities. From 2017–2021, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) expects 62,000 fewer jobs in the solar industry — which is more than the entire US coal mining industry

Hyundai Kona EV, Kia Niro EV, & Chevy Bolt Dominate South Korea Electric Vehicle Sales

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 11:14pm
The South Korean electric vehicle market doesn't get the most attention, but it is bubbling up, with 2% of passenger vehicle sales in the country now EV sales. Similar to the USA, though, the market is dominated by just a few models

BMW Group Joins “Getting to Zero Coalition” — 1st Carmaker To Do So

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:16pm
Being superbly happy with the performance, and yes, the style of the BMW i3 that I drive, it's nice to hear BMW is continuing to focus on manufacturing electric cars in a green way. The company actually operates a sustainability strategy that exists along the entire value chain, supporting sustainability more deeply than in the cars or car factories themselves

Solar Simplified Takes A Look Into Consumer Attitudes Around Climate Change

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 8:15pm
A recent Solar Simplified survey dove into the topic of climate change and what we think we can do about it. Solar Simplified surveyed 5,000 people across the United States in order to understand their nuanced approaches, or lack of any approach, in daily life

A 2.9-Megawatt Solar Project For 10 Schools & 24% Of Richmond Public Schools’ Electricity Needs

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 3:20pm
Standard Solar, Inc. is now supporting Richmond Public Schools with a 2.9-megawatt solar project that should be completed this year. Solar arrays were installed at 10 elementary and high schools throughout the Richmond, Virginia, and Dominion Energy service area

More Airlines Are Offering Carbon Offsets, But Is It A Real Solution?

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 1:00pm
As pressure mounts on the aviation industry to create more sustainable ways to do business, EasyJet has become the latest airline to pledge to fly carbon neutral. As concerns rise within the industry that people will stop flying in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, a host of airlines including British Airlines, Air Canada, and Air New Zealand, are now offering carbon offsets as a way to combat the emissions their domestic flights are creating. 

Plug-In Vehicles = 59% of Vehicle Sales in Norway in October

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 5:57am
When it comes to electric vehicle adoption, Norway is king of the hill. Nearly 2 out of every 3 passenger vehicles sold in Norway come with a plug. In October, the plug-in vehicle share was 59%, a bit higher than the 56% plug-in vehicle hold for January–October