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  • GM Energy Prepares To Bring V2H Technology To Homes In North America
    by Steve Hanley (CleanTechnica) on April 22, 2024 at 15:11

    General Motors will introduce V2H technology with its Silverado EV and expand it to all its upcoming electric vehicles. The post GM Energy Prepares To Bring V2H Technology To Homes In North America appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • My First Adventure With The Kia EV9 Shows It’s Up To The Task, Even When Charging Companies Aren’t
    by Jennifer Sensiba (CleanTechnica) on April 22, 2024 at 12:44

    After getting my first impressions on Friday, I set out the next day to see how the Kia EV9 performed on the open road. So, I set out for Socorro, New Mexico, a small town on I-25 with some cool places in easy reach of the CCS charger. Everything went ... [continued] The post My First Adventure With The Kia EV9 Shows It’s Up To The Task, Even When Charging Companies Aren’t appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • New Report Tackles Electric Vehicle Charging Payment Challenges and Offers Key Recommendations
    by US Department of Energy (CleanTechnica) on April 22, 2024 at 11:10

    Payment issues can affect electric vehicle (EV) drivers’ charging experiences. EV charging should be accessible, convenient, and reliable, and payment issues affect both accessibility and reliability. Addressing payment issues presents an opportunity for improvements that may speed along EV adoption and improve drivers’ time with their EVs, keeping them on ... [continued] The post New Report Tackles Electric Vehicle Charging Payment Challenges and Offers Key Recommendations appeared first […]

  • Two Communities Find Electric Vehicle Options That Meet Local Goals Through Clean Energy To Communities
    by US Department of Energy (CleanTechnica) on April 22, 2024 at 11:10

    When the Board of Commissioners for Washtenaw County, Michigan, approved a climate action plan in 2022, the county was uncertain what implementation steps it needed to take—and how to pay for all of it. Limited staff, financing, resources, and data meant the county’s fleet management team “needed help in any ... [continued] The post Two Communities Find Electric Vehicle Options That Meet Local Goals Through Clean Energy To Communities appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • All-Energy & Dcarbonise caring for the environment
    by Claire Mclellan (Envirotec) on April 22, 2024 at 10:00

    Sponsored content: All-Energy 2024, the UK’s largest renewable and low energy exhibition and conference, brings together key stakeholders actively involved in engineering a net zero future. Held 15-16 May at Glasgow’s SEC.

  • Tesla Retreats When It Should Be Advancing
    by Chris Boylan (CleanTechnica) on April 22, 2024 at 03:37

    With Tesla’s lackluster performance in Q1 for EV deliveries, one would think the company would pull out all the stops to stimulate demand. And it has started taking the most basic measure, which is seemingly the only one in Elon’s arsenal: slash prices. Tesla’s Model Y, Model S, and Model ... [continued] The post Tesla Retreats When It Should Be Advancing appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • 7 New High-Tech & Elegant Electric Cars Launching In China This Week
    by Zachary Shahan (CleanTechnica) on April 22, 2024 at 00:38

    The 2024 Auto China motor show is being held in Beijing this week. Being a massive electric vehicle market, there are numerous electric vehicles being launched at the show. In fact, there are reportedly at least 20 EVs being launched there! The ones below are the most stunning, beautiful, high-tech ... [continued] The post 7 New High-Tech & Elegant Electric Cars Launching In China This Week appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Hyundai Enlists Toray For Electric Vehicle Makeover
    by Tina Casey (CleanTechnica) on April 21, 2024 at 22:13

    Electric vehicles are good, but they can always be better. That’s the motivation behind the big news about Hyundai’s newly announced partnership with the advanced materials firm Toray Industries. The two companies are mum on the details, but a quick look at Toray’s product lineup indicates that carbon fiber is ... [continued] The post Hyundai Enlists Toray For Electric Vehicle Makeover appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Study Unlocks Opportunities To Bridge The US Wind Energy Workforce Gap
    by US Department of Energy (CleanTechnica) on April 21, 2024 at 21:12

    NREL Study, the First To Use a System Dynamics Model To Quantify This Gap, Outlines Possible Solutions U.S. land-based and offshore wind energy markets are expected to grow significantly over the next few decades. With this growth, the demand for properly trained wind energy workers will also increase to meet national deployment ... [continued] The post Study Unlocks Opportunities To Bridge The US Wind Energy Workforce Gap appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Alaska’s Wind, Wave, & Tidal Resources Could Help State Meet Future Energy Needs
    by US Department of Energy (CleanTechnica) on April 21, 2024 at 20:35

    Offshore wind makes sense for decarbonizing energy production and building energy security and independence when it comes to ocean renewable energy production in Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), according to an analysis by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Their new report, “Feasibility Study for Renewable Energy Technologies ... [continued] The post Alaska’s Wind, Wave, & Tidal Resources Could Help State Meet Future Energy Needs appeared first […]

  • With Kestrel on Deck, Advanced Computing Hit a Home Run Over 300 Clean Energy Projects
    by US Department of Energy (CleanTechnica) on April 21, 2024 at 20:17

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) high-performance computing (HPC), efficient data center operations, and powerful visualizations have left an indelible stamp on clean energy innovation. As the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) only national laboratory solely dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy research, NREL has highlighted the impactful contributions ... [continued] The post With Kestrel on Deck, Advanced Computing Hit a Home Run Over 300 Clean […]

  • I Plan To Keep My Tesla Model 3 Until I Die: How Can I Make My Battery Last That Long?
    by Arthur Frederick (Fritz) Hasler (CleanTechnica) on April 21, 2024 at 18:36

    I will be 84 this year. Except for several corrected orthopedic issues, I’m still healthy, and based on family history, I could last another 10 years until age 94 or longer. By that point my kids will probably take away my smartphone/key, or at least remove the Tesla App from ... [continued] The post I Plan To Keep My Tesla Model 3 Until I Die: How Can I Make My Battery Last That Long? appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Repugnican States Sue To Block Already Weakened Exhaust Emissions Rules
    by Steve Hanley (CleanTechnica) on April 21, 2024 at 16:15

    The EPA has issued a new rule governing the exhaust emissions of passenger cars and light duty trucks but red states have sued to block it. The post Repugnican States Sue To Block Already Weakened Exhaust Emissions Rules appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • BEVs That International Automakers Sell In China, But Don’t Want To Offer You
    by Dr. Maximilian Holland (CleanTechnica) on April 21, 2024 at 13:59

    If you ever had the suspicion that there are BEVs that international automakers sell in China but don’t want to offer to those of us in other markets, well … you were right. As Zach recently reminded us, China is currently the epicentre of the global EV revolution, representing 60% ... [continued] The post BEVs That International Automakers Sell In China, But Don’t Want To Offer You appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Tesla Model Y Cheaper Than Ever in USA
    by Zachary Shahan (CleanTechnica) on April 20, 2024 at 23:35

    One week ago, I wrote about the Tesla Model Y (and the Tesla Model 3) having a base price below the average selling price of a new car in the US. In fact, taking the US EV tax credit into account, the Model Y was essentially $10,000 cheaper than the ... [continued] The post Tesla Model Y Cheaper Than Ever in USA appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Google Maps Now Offers EV Charger Locations & Intelligence-Powered Summaries
    by Carolyn Fortuna (CleanTechnica) on April 20, 2024 at 20:16

    If you drive an electric vehicle that’s not a Tesla, then you have experienced the tension that comes with leaving home for trips and wondering if there will be a charger on your route. We know that there is no retail category where a driver can be confident that an ... [continued] The post Google Maps Now Offers EV Charger Locations & Intelligence-Powered Summaries appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Adani Building World’s Largest Hybrid Solar & Wind Park In India — 30 GW!
    by Steve Hanley (CleanTechnica) on April 20, 2024 at 17:50

    The Adani Renewable Energy Park in northern India is unique for several reasons. First, it is a hybrid clean energy project that will harvest electricity from both solar panels and wind turbines. Second, it will be the largest such facility in the world when complete. Third, it will have a ... [continued] The post Adani Building World’s Largest Hybrid Solar & Wind Park In India — 30 GW! appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Tesla’s Strengths & Struggles, Kia EV9 Review, Solar Boom in South America — Top CleanTechnica Stories of the Week
    by Zachary Shahan (CleanTechnica) on April 20, 2024 at 17:49

    Let’s stroll through some of the top stories of the past week and a half here on CleanTechnica. It’s been a bit of a wild week, particularly because of the happenings at a certain cleantech company, but there’s a lot more going on than that as well. Enjoy the roundup! ... [continued] The post Tesla’s Strengths & Struggles, Kia EV9 Review, Solar Boom in South America — Top CleanTechnica Stories of the Week appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Global Heating Will Cost The World Economy $38 Trillion — A Year!
    by Steve Hanley (CleanTechnica) on April 20, 2024 at 17:40

    Global heating will cause upwards of $38 trillion in economic damage per year by mid-century according to a study from PIK. The post Global Heating Will Cost The World Economy $38 Trillion — A Year! appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Spiro Brings Its Electric Motorcycle Ecosystem To Nigeria
    by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai (CleanTechnica) on April 20, 2024 at 13:22

    Spiro has the largest fleet of electric motorcycles on the roads in Africa. Spiro now has over 13,000 electric motorbikes and 40,000 swappable batteries in operation across Benin, Togo, Rwanda, and Kenya. Spiro says, to date, riders have collectively driven almost quarter of a billion kilometers. Spiro also says that, ... [continued] The post Spiro Brings Its Electric Motorcycle Ecosystem To Nigeria appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Kia EV9: First Impressions
    by Jennifer Sensiba (CleanTechnica) on April 20, 2024 at 11:03

    There was a time when Kia was the bargain basement brand. Quality sucked, but the price was low. In recent years, Kia has made an amazing turnaround and has become an automotive leader. Nothing seems to prove this more than the company’s fast-charging and reliable EV offerings. So, when we ... [continued] The post Kia EV9: First Impressions appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • More Than 3× As Many Tesla Model Y Sales As Tesla Model 3 Sales In USA In 1st Quarter
    by Zachary Shahan (CleanTechnica) on April 20, 2024 at 03:57

    Tesla’s just had a tough quarter, including in the United States, but a tough quarter for Tesla would be a stunning, fantabulous success for any other company trying to sell electric vehicles. In the USA, according to data from Cox Automotive and Kelley Blue Book, more than one out of ... [continued] The post More Than 3× As Many Tesla Model Y Sales As Tesla Model 3 Sales In USA In 1st Quarter appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Volkswagen Gets Critical Tech Boost in China from Xpeng
    by Zachary Shahan (CleanTechnica) on April 20, 2024 at 03:54

    I think many EV fans and followers have been impressed and optimistic about Volkswagen Group’s focus on electrification in recent years — basically, since the big Dieselgate scandal shook everything up. Volkswagen Group came up with one of the first big plans from legacy automakers to roll out dozens of ... [continued] The post Volkswagen Gets Critical Tech Boost in China from Xpeng appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • 200 Clean Energy Companies Urge Congress to Pass Siting, Permitting, & Transmission Reform Before 2024 Election
    by Press Release (CleanTechnica) on April 20, 2024 at 02:37

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — [This week] nearly 200 solar and storage companies sent a letter to congressional leaders calling for legislation to improve permitting, project siting, transmission, and public lands access for solar and solar plus storage projects. Market forecasts show that a range of policy and economic outcomes will determine the volume ... [continued] The post 200 Clean Energy Companies Urge Congress to Pass Siting, Permitting, & Transmission Reform Before 2024 Election […]

  • Volkswagen Planning 30 Fully Electric Models For China By 2030
    by Zachary Shahan (CleanTechnica) on April 20, 2024 at 02:24

    Volkswagen Group set out several years ago to be a leader in the transition to electric vehicles. Not everything has gone according to plan, but it’s been moving forward — to be honest, at quite a fast clip for a company of its size. Two of its electric vehicle (EV) ... [continued] The post Volkswagen Planning 30 Fully Electric Models For China By 2030 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Critical Rule to Clean Up PFAS Contamination to Protect Public Health
    by Press Release (CleanTechnica) on April 19, 2024 at 23:49

    EPA action designates two widely used PFAS as hazardous substances under the Superfund law, improving transparency and accountability to clean up PFAS contamination in communities WASHINGTON — Today, April 19, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking another step in its efforts to protect people from the health risks ... [continued] The post Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Critical Rule to Clean Up PFAS Contamination to Protect Public Health appeared first on […]

  • Now 1 EV Fast Charging Station for Every 15 Gas Stations in USA
    by Zachary Shahan (CleanTechnica) on April 19, 2024 at 23:12

    Electric vehicle fast chargers are growing strongly in the United States. Thanks in large part to Joe Biden’s $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program, the number of public EV fast chargers in the country grew by 7.6% in the first quarter, to nearly 8,200 stations. That’s from about ... [continued] The post Now 1 EV Fast Charging Station for Every 15 Gas Stations in USA appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • 1st Projects Receiving Clean Energy Manufacturing Investments in America’s Industrial & Energy Communities
    by US Department of Energy (CleanTechnica) on April 19, 2024 at 22:08

    President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Supports New Projects Building Grid Transformers, Manufacturing EV Chargers and Solar Components, and Processing Critical Minerals, Helping Revitalize Local Economies with Clean Energy Jobs WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released details for 35 projects across 20 states that voluntarily shared ... [continued] The post 1st Projects Receiving Clean Energy Manufacturing Investments in America’s Industrial & […]

  • Hot Deal: Save Up To $700 On An E-Bike With Heybike’s Earth Day Flash Sale
    by GearTechnica (CleanTechnica) on April 19, 2024 at 22:07

    Many companies that put their products on sale for Earth Day are greenwashing more often than not, as the products usually have nothing to do with sustainability. But if those products actually do contribute to a cleaner and greener future, such as e-bikes, then putting them on sale for Earth ... [continued] The post Hot Deal: Save Up To $700 On An E-Bike With Heybike’s Earth Day Flash Sale appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Kia EV9 Offers Special Feature for NBA Fans
    by Zachary Shahan (CleanTechnica) on April 19, 2024 at 21:50

    Someone at Kia is apparently a big NBA fan. The award-winning EV9 is getting an update that allows those with exceptional amounts of team spirit to show what NBA team they support — just in time for the playoffs. Unfortunately, the sample images include a big error — they support ... [continued] The post Kia EV9 Offers Special Feature for NBA Fans appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • GM Picks Up The Electric Pickup Truck Torch Dropped By Cybertruck
    by Tina Casey (CleanTechnica) on April 19, 2024 at 21:16

    GM pushes the electric pickup truck envelope with new vehicle-to-home EV charging package, starting with the new Chevy Silverado EV. The post GM Picks Up The Electric Pickup Truck Torch Dropped By Cybertruck appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Hype Taxi Using Massive European Grants To Pay For Champagne-Scale Hydrogen Costs
    by Michael Barnard (CleanTechnica) on April 19, 2024 at 20:01

    In the crazy world of hydrogen-for-transportation plays, some endeavors stand out. Ballard’s $1.3 billion in losses, $55 million a year, since 2000 with no profits ever is one. The $1.2 billion that California received as a hydrogen hub which is going to go down the drain because it’s being spent ... [continued] The post Hype Taxi Using Massive European Grants To Pay For Champagne-Scale Hydrogen Costs appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Fahrbike’s Affordable UrbanCarry Cargo / Utility E-Bikes Come In 3 Sizes
    by Derek Markham (CleanTechnica) on April 19, 2024 at 18:24

    Fahrbike’s UrbanCarry line of cargo e-bikes look to be a great option for those looking for some affordable wheels that can carry both you and your gear, whether that’s children or the groceries or a workbag or three. Fahrbike has several UrbanCarry bikes to choose from — the Mini, the ... [continued] The post Fahrbike’s Affordable UrbanCarry Cargo / Utility E-Bikes Come In 3 Sizes appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • The next phase of CleanBC can reshape the green economy
    by Sicellia Tsui (Clean Energy Canada) on April 19, 2024 at 17:57

    What's next for British Columbia's ambitious climate journey? The post The next phase of CleanBC can reshape the green economy appeared first on Clean Energy Canada.

  • Earth Day 2024: The Climate Crisis & Why We Fight
    by Tina Casey (CleanTechnica) on April 19, 2024 at 15:04

    In an echo of the World War II documentary series "Why We Fight," Disney aims its storytelling firepower on the climate crisis. The post Earth Day 2024: The Climate Crisis & Why We Fight appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • DeBriefed 19 April 2024: ‘Most extensive’ global coral bleaching; World Bank spring meetings; India’s election kicks off
    by Aruna Chandrasekhar (Carbon Brief) on April 19, 2024 at 13:55

    Welcome to Carbon Brief’s DeBriefed. An essential guide to the week’s key developments relating to climate... The post DeBriefed 19 April 2024: ‘Most extensive’ global coral bleaching; World Bank spring meetings; India’s election kicks off appeared first on Carbon Brief.

  • MAX & Kofa Partner for TAILG Jidi Electric Motorcycle Financing in Ghana
    by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai (CleanTechnica) on April 19, 2024 at 12:43

    Lagos-headquartered MAX describes itself as a technology-enabled company driven by a vision to solve mobility challenges in Africa. MAX has over fourteen branches across Nigeria, Cameroon, and Ghana. It says its work helps to democratise access to vehicle ownership and empower mobility entrepreneurs with financial support services. MAX’s website adds ... [continued] The post MAX & Kofa Partner for TAILG Jidi Electric Motorcycle Financing in Ghana appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Join Us for Live Tesla FSD (Supervised) Drive & Tesla Discussion
    by Zachary Shahan (CleanTechnica) on April 19, 2024 at 11:20

    Interested in watching an unfiltered Tesla Full Self Driving (FSD) drive? If so, join David Havasi and me today at 1:15 pm ET (10:15 am PT / 19:15 CET) for our upcoming Tesla FSD (Supervised) test drive. We’ll also be discussing the state of Tesla — Tesla’s layoffs, Tesla’s sales ... [continued] The post Join Us for Live Tesla FSD (Supervised) Drive & Tesla Discussion appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • What’s Going On With The Protests At Tesla’s Giga Berlin Factory? Situation On The Ground
    by Letters to the Editor (CleanTechnica) on April 19, 2024 at 03:57

    Below is a Letter to the Editor from on the ground near Tesla Giga Berlin, by Madeindex Blog, with minor editing. If you’d like to submit a letter to the editor, please visit this link. In this post, I would like to address the situation around Tesla’s Gigafactory in Berlin ... [continued] The post What’s Going On With The Protests At Tesla’s Giga Berlin Factory? Situation On The Ground appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • $95 Million for Water Resources & Ecosystem Health
    by Press Release (CleanTechnica) on April 19, 2024 at 03:43

    Albuquerque, New Mexico — During remarks at the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration in Albuquerque today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the availability of up to $95 million through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for projects to bolster water resources, advance ecosystem health and support resilience in ... [continued] The post $95 Million for Water Resources & Ecosystem Health appeared first on CleanTechnica.