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Santa Monica To Pilot Zero Emissions Delivery Zones

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The city of Santa Monica’s main business district has been chosen as the pilot for the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator’s new Neighborhood Zero Emissions Delivery Zone.

Porsche Faces Intense Competition From Upstart Electric Car Company

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A single electric car model from an upstart EV manufacturer is outselling the iconic Porsche 911 as well as several of its stablemates in the Porsche model lineup, namely the Panamera sedan and Boxster/Cayman twins. Who is this daring new company? None other than Porsche itself.

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How Tesla Can Improve Its Customer Service

CleanTechnica

Tesla is a company that I care about because its mission is important to me. Full disclosure: I’m a shareholder with a very minute number of shares.)

How To Watch & Listen To Tesla Q3 Earnings Call — Most Useful Livestream

CleanTechnica

As always, CleanTechnica will be streaming the quarterly Tesla conference call live later today with all the bells and whistles you have come to expect from our previous livestreams. Here is the link to our coming livestream. It is also embedded below.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Vote For The Best EVs To Win The LA Auto Show ZEV Awards

CleanTechnica

The Los Angeles Auto Show announced in September that it would hold an inaugural awards program called THE ZEVAS this year. That stands for The LA Auto Show Zero-Emission Vehicle Awards.

EDF & Magill University Document 81,000 Orphan Oil & Gas Wells In US

CleanTechnica

There are 81,000 orphan wells we know about spewing methane into the atmosphere. The actual number could be 30 times higher than that. Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Oil edf Magill University methane leaks orphan oil and gas wells REGROW Act

Tesla Cybertruck Spotted With Visible Side Mirrors (Video)

CleanTechnica

A Tesla Cybertruck has been sighted in California with an updated design, Drive Tesla Canada reported. The article noted that Jesse Sandoval spotted the Cybertruck and told them the photo was taken at the Castle Airport in Atwater, California — just two hours from the Fremont factory.

Toyota & Stellantis Announce Not-So-Big Battery Factory Plans

CleanTechnica

Toyota and Stellantis announced US battery factory plans. One of them is somewhat important.

Tess Goes To The Dentist — Conversations About Tesla

CleanTechnica

Had a great time at the dentist yesterday morning. I drove my red Tesla Model 3 SR+ into the car park and noticed that a mum and her two boys were watching the car closely — I doubt if they were admiring my ability to back the car in. Mum met me at the door […].

U.S. DOE Awards Nearly $40 Million for Grid-Decarbonizing Solar Technologies

CleanTechnica

Funding Supports 40 Projects That Will Increase the Lifespan and Reliability of Solar PV, Accelerate the Industrial Use of Solar Power and Storage . Clean Power Grid Solar Energy Adriano Espaillat Chris Pappas Cortez Masto Dina Titus Ed Perlmutter Marcy Kaptur Michael Bennet Tammy Baldwin

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

HiPhi X Pops To The Top — The Super SUV Tops Premium EV Sales In China

CleanTechnica

Unique to HiPhi X, users are also able to actively play a role in the car's evolution through Human Horizons' design principle of "value defined through co-creation".

Oil, Coal, & Gas Got $5.9 Trillion In Subsidies In 2020 — IMF Report

CleanTechnica

Direct and indirect subsidies for fossil fuels reached an all time high in 2020.

Porsche Recalls 11,287 Taycans In USA Due To Small “Issue” With Hazard Lights

CleanTechnica

Porsche is having to recall a total of 11,287 Taycans to address an issue with the automatic emergency braking software that can cause the hazard lights to turn on when they shouldn’t, Autoblog reports. This is almost all of the Taycans in the US, the article noted, while adding that it is more of a […]. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV recalls Porsche Porsche Taycan recalls

Las Cruces Purchases 5 BYD Buses For Its RoadRUNNER Fleet

CleanTechnica

The Las Cruces City Council has approved the purchase of five BYD buses, BYD announced in a press release. The K8M buses are 35-foot battery-electric buses that will be used for the city’s RoadRUNNER Transit fleet. The K8M is an American-mad transit bus that can seat up to 33 people.

Gasoline Found In Iqaluit Water Supply, Residents Say Tap Water Smells Like Fuel

CleanTechnica

I was doing my usual TikTok scrolling when I stumbled upon this bit of news. TikToker Annie Buscemi shared that the City of Iqaluit had declared a state of emergency due to petroleum being in the drinking water.

Update: Battery Fires May (Not) Slow The EV Revolution

CleanTechnica

Battery fire concerns strike Ford, Chevrolet, and Hyundai, endangering the EV revolution. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles battery fires Chevy Bolt EV battery fires Ford Ford Escape PHEV Hyundai Kona Electric LG LG Chem

Update On Australia’s Solar-Led Renewable Energy Charge

CleanTechnica

As I sit at my desk in front of my computer, the sun is shining and my pool looks very inviting outside my office window, but I am driven to write. Australia gets a lot of bad press internationally about our love for fossil fuels and how we are dragging our feet on climate change […].

The Rad Power Bikes RadCity 5 Plus Electric Bike — CleanTechnica Review

CleanTechnica

The Rad Power Bikes RadCity has been a staid workhorse for commuters for many years and was recently given a complete makeover.

Dozens Of Original Tesla Roadsters Lost In Gruber Motors Fire

CleanTechnica

Over the weekend, tragedy struck again at Gruber Motors in Arizona.

22% of New Car Sales Were Plugin Car Sales in France in September

CleanTechnica

The Tesla Model 3 was the 9th best selling car overall in France in September, and the Renault Zoe was 13th.

“A Charge Wherever You Are” — Australian EV Charging Service To Make Your Life Easier

CleanTechnica

“Thanks for keeping my car alive while I was away. I didn’t park in the best spot and I was going to have 40+ sentry notifications, but I was in a rush to get on the plane and at least I could count on you guys being there.”.

Sandy Munro Shares His Thoughts About Tesla’s Giga Berlin

CleanTechnica

Sandy Munro and Cory Steuben, President of Munro & Associates, recently sat down on Munro Live to share their thoughts about Tesla’s recent event at the newly opened Giga Berlin. Sandy noted that he had quite a few predictions and most of those came true.

What’s Happening With EV Charging Infrastructure In The USA?

CleanTechnica

How will ample EV charging infrastructures spur EV sales? The goal is to have 100% EV sales in early-adopting states by 2035 and 100% in the rest of the country by 2040.

Tesla Begins Deliveries Of Its New Model X Long Range

CleanTechnica

Tesla has begun the first few deliveries of its new Model X Long Range with six seats. Over the weekend, Tesla shared images of some of the deliveries taking place. In the walkaround video (further below), you can see all six seats and the yoke for steering.

Billionaires Beating the Government in Race to Net Zero 

CleanTechnica

Andrew Forrest, Mukesh Ambani, and Larry Fink walk into a bar — “looks like it’s coke zero all round,” says the bartender. The richest man in India (Ambani) has set a goal of net-zero emissions by 2035 for his company.

New Software Puts Rail Freight on Express Track to Net-Zero Emissions

CleanTechnica

Integrated System To Examine Full Network of Locomotives and Infrastructure for Deep Decarbonization Potential.

Now More Plug-In Car Sales Than Diesel Car Sales In Europe

CleanTechnica

Now the next milestone has been passed—in August, plug-in vehicles (plug-in hybrids and pure EVs) outsold diesels in Europe for the first time, taking a 21% share of the market, compared to 20% for diesels.

VinFast Confirms US Sales Plan

CleanTechnica

VinFast will kick off its US sales push at the LA Auto Show in December. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Electric SUV online sales VinFast Vingroup

You Can Now Order A Tesla-Powered Golf Mk2

CleanTechnica

It has been in the works for a while, and you may remember Kit Lacey from eDub Services talking about this VW Golf Mk2 conversion in his warehouse tour earlier this year — now it’s here!

Even ICE Enthusiasts Are Seeing The End, But What Does The End Look Like?

CleanTechnica

Switching cars over to electric drive is a good goal. Electric motors are far more efficient than their ICE counterparts, so they waste a lot less energy and are generally cleaner even when the power plant uses fossil fuels.

How Exxon Uses The Courts To Silence Opponents

CleanTechnica

Exxon is using a bludgeon to intimidate Imperial Beach, California. It's not working. Fossil Fuels Oil Big Oil Enbridge energy transfer partners exxon Exxon lied Imperial Beach RICO Serge Dedina

The Newest Tech In Alternative Foods (Video)

CleanTechnica

Plant-based products are becoming more popular due to progress in terms of flavor, affordability, and sustainability. What's the tech behind the advances? Agriculture Fossil Fuels Health co2 emissions Maillard reaction plant based food Tastewise vegan

A Look Back At Some Informative Expert Panels During National Drive Electric Week

CleanTechnica

Originally posted on EVANNEX. This article comes to us from Stuart Gardner, Electrify Your Ride Program Director at Generation180, a national nonprofit working to inspire and equip people to take action on clean energy.

Fortescue Future Industries Buys Majority Stake In Lightweight Solar Tech Company HyET

CleanTechnica

Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Future Industries has bought a majority stake in technology group HyET. Its “Powerfoil” solar technology is described as extremely lightweight (5% of the weight of traditional glass panels), and with a significantly lower levelized cost of energy.

Video: New Car Buyers Prefer Buying Online Instead Of Through A Dealer

CleanTechnica

One of Tesla’s key obstacles in the United States is the traditional auto dealership industry.

Tesla Now Selling More Vehicles In USA Than Lexus, Volkswagen, Mercedes, BMW, & Many Others

CleanTechnica

I just published a report highlighting the fact that Tesla’s US sales have been growing as the overall auto market has tanked, and I also published one looking at companies’ EV share of auto sales (Tesla being at 100%, of course).

After Tesla, Porsche & Volkswagen Lead in Share of Sales Being Electric in USA — 12.2% & 7.6%

CleanTechnica

The other day, we got news that Tesla CEO (or Technoking, technically) Elon Musk was invited to join a meeting of 200 Volkswagen Group managers. That may seem weird — well, it is weird — but it also makes a lot of sense.

Saving Humanity While Losing Our Humanity: Human Rights vs “Final Solutions” in the EV Market

CleanTechnica

“Live free or die: death is not the worst of evils.” ” — General John Stark, 1809 If you’re a defender of human rights, the news can be a hard thing to read and/or watch. Every day, some powerful piece of crap wearing a suit (or powerful pieces of crap wearing suits) are trying to take […]. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Policy & Politics China Ford GM Tesla

Tesla US Sales Up 104% While US Auto Industry Down 22%

CleanTechnica

Comparing the 3rd quarter of 2021 to the 3rd quarter of 2020, US Tesla sales were up 67% while overall US auto sales were down 13%. Compared to 2019, the difference was even more stark — Tesla sales were up 104% and US auto sales were down 22%.

US & Denmark Unveil Big Plans For Wind Power

CleanTechnica

Denmark and the US have aggressive offshore wind plans. Clean Power Offshore Wind Farms Solar Energy Wind Energy Deb Haaland Denmark Department Of Energy (DOE) renewable energy islands US Department of Energy (DOE) US offshore wind us offshore wind energy

Bright Yellow Rivian R1T Spotted In NYC

CleanTechnica

Sam Sheffer shared a short video of a beautiful, bright yellow Rivian R1T to TikTok yesterday.