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Whoosh! Wind Power Wins, Pipelines Implode In Fossil Fuel Week From Hell

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New wind power project sails ahead while fossil fuel stakeholders come to grips with record breaking heat and a fresh round of COVID-19 lockdowns.

France’s Recent Order Liberalizing Retrofits Of Old ICE Vehicles Supercharges Phoenix Mobility’s Ambitions For Mass EV Conversions

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We just love hearing about EV conversions. This is an industry that promises to play a major role in accelerating the transition to electromobility.

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Head To Head: Nikola’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks vs. The Tesla Semi

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Nikola Motor burst onto the scenes in a big way last year at Nikola World 2019, and we were there to take it all in. They showed off the new Class 8 Nikola Tre aimed at Europe and a full lineup of fully electric power sport vehicles, including the WAV personal watercraft.

Audi Snubs EVs, Says Will Continue To “Massively” Invest In Combustion Engines

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In what seems to be an obvious snub toward electric vehicles, Audi's new CEO, Markus Duesmann, said the company will continue to "massively" invest in combustion engines.

Portugal EV Market Share = 12%

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Portugal is a somewhat surprising bright spot in the electric vehicle market. It has one of the highest EV market shares (share of its overall auto market) in the world, yet is not a very wealthy nation like Norway of the Netherlands. And it's EV market share hasn't popped all of a sudden.

India’s Largest Building Integrated Vertical Solar System & The Road Ahead

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In 2019, U-Solar Clean Energy Solutions Pvt. installed India’s largest building integrated vertical solar PV system at a data center in Mumbai.

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Ex-Ford CEO Called It On Tesla [TSLA]: “I Think The Stock Is Heading Higher”

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Former Ford CEO Mark Fields recently shared what he thought of Tesla's growth on CNBC.

Tesla [TSLA] Has A Warranty Accounting Mystery

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Back in January, I explored the popular short seller thesis that Tesla is unfairly cooking its books by not accruing enough money for its warranty work.

Tesla Model Y Price Drops — New Cost of Ownership vs. Lexus RX

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Tesla has dropped the price of the Model Y by a few thousand dollars, with the starting price now at $49,990*. Let's look at a couple of cost of ownership analyses between the Tesla Model Y and he Lexus.

Elon Musk Talks Tesla AI Chip, Autonomy Level 5, Accessing The Vector Space In Your Mind, & More

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Last night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke at the virtual World AI Conference 2020 in Shanghai. He shared just how close Tesla is to reaching "Level 5" autonomy. He also said that Tesla China will get a chance to create original designs and engineering in the future.

69% of Autos Sold in Norway in 2020 Have a Plug

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Norway continues to be a shining star in the electric vehicle world. In the first half of the year, 48% of automobiles sold in the country were fully electric, a global record for EV market share. Plug-in vehicles represented 69% of auto sales, another global record.

Elon Musk Bullish On Tesla Robotaxis, Cathie Wood & Sam Korus Show Us The Money

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Fully self-driving vehicles that can go where they please and operate anywhere regulators allow them to do so are a tricky thing to think about, for three reasons.

London Electric Vehicle Company Rolls Out New Electric Delivery Van

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London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is well known for its iconic London taxis, which are now electric. Based on that experience, the company has just rolled out an electric van as well. It has similar styling, but more cargo space and certain other modifications.

Tesla Model 3 Sales Surge Ahead In China

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Sales of the Tesla Model 3 were up 35% month over month in China in June. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Market Research Research China China EV sales EV sales Tesla China Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model 3 China Tesla Model 3 sales Tesla sales

Spain Just Closed 47% Of Its Coal Power Plants, & Will Be 73% Soon

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Spain just closed down 7 of its remaining 15 coal power plants on June 30. That's a flick of the switch (or something a few switches perhaps) and 47% of the country's coal power plant capacity was shut down.

Elon Musk Is Ludicrously Rich Because He’s Not Focused On Making Money

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Elon Musk's tremendous success is due in fair part to the fact that he's not that focused on making money.

In A World First, Hyundai Fuel Cell Semis Ship To Customers

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This could be big for Hyundai. Investors are always looking for "the next big thing." That new technology or "killer app" that will multiply their dollars again and again -- and it looks like that thing might be green trucking.

Italy Throws Launch Party For Fiat’s 100% Electric “New 500”

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I'll admit it — I'm a sucker for the Fiat 500. I think it's an absolutely adorable car, and also super fun to zip around in (if electric). The styling is hard to beat (though, I think comparable to a Mini Cooper).

Plugin Vehicles = 16% Share of Auto Market in Netherlands, Tesla Model 3 Still #1

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Tesla Model 3 Keeps #1 Position, while Plugin Vehicle Market Share Hits 16% in June.

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Why Tesla’s Financial Success Is Critical To The Future Of CleanTech — Part 3

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In part one, I discussed how technological breakthroughs can be exciting, but technology itself isn't the catalyst to massive change.

Is Honda Waking Up?

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Honda has formed a "comprehensive strategic alliance" with CATL, one of the world's top three EV battery producers. This is not just a contract for batteries, but a rather deep and broad partnership.

This Is Why Electric Car Sales Are Blowing Up In The UK

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Well, there are a few reasons why electric car sales are exploding in the UK, where they now account for nearly 10% of auto sales.

India Looking To Strengthen Domestic Solar Manufacturing, Reduce Dependence On China

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With the resurgence of a border dispute with China, the Indian government is now looking to reduce dependence on Chinese imports, including solar cells and modules.

International Energy Agency: Electric Vehicle Battery Tech Rapidly Improving

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The International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook is an annual publication that reports on the current state of electric mobility around the world. It always contains important insights about the EV market, and this year’s report is no exception.

Rivian Reaps $2.5 Billion In Latest Funding Round As EV Investments Soar

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Rivian has secured another $2.5 billion to help it get production of its electric vehicles started. It seems everybody wants to get in on the electric car game now that Tesla has blazed the trail. Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles electric car companies Fisker Karma NIO Rivian Tesla

1 Year Later: Police Chief Loves Their Tesla Model 3

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It makes sense for police departments all across America to make the switch to electric vehicles, and Tesla, with its affordable Model 3, is a prime candidate.

Elon Musk Has Been Living On Tulsa Time

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Elon Musk spent the 4th of July standing in an empty field outside Tulsa, Oklahoma, trying to make up his mind whether to build his new US factory there or in Austin, Texas.

A Pink Glacier In Italy Is Not Good News

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In Italy, the Presena glacier is turning pink due to algae, and this will make the ice melt even faster. Blagio di Mauro from the Institute of Polar Sciences at Italy's National Research Council told CNN that pink snow has appeared on the glacier.

Tesla’s [TSLA] Q2 May Be Very Profitable

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Now that we've seen Tesla's actual Q2 2020 production and delivery numbers, the next thing Tesla bears and bulls turn their attention to is trying to determine what the financial impact will look like, and will Tesla make money.

How Electric Cars Take Over The US Market, With A Big Push From Tesla

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I wrote this article before Maarten came out with an article on the same subject last week, but I came to the opposite conclusion. He sees progress faster than his expectations, I see progress slower than my expectations. I think that is because I live in the US and he lives in Europe.

Zero-Emissions Trucks Are The Future: Let’s Do This

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Last Thursday, California made history by becoming the first state to mandate that truck makers move to zero-emission drivetrains.

City Of Sydney Goes 100% Renewable

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Sydney, the largest city in Australia, has signed a power purchase agreement that allows it to source all of its electricity from renewables.

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There’s A Global Battery Revolution Underway, & Tesla’s Leading It

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If you were looking to nominate a particular technology as the most influential of the early 21st century, batteries would be a logical choice.

Massachusetts Expands EV Rebates To Nonprofits, Business Fleets

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Massachusetts took a big step forward recently by include nonprofits and business fleets in the state's electric vehicle incentives.

Germany Hits 8.4% EV Market Share In June, & Heading Higher!

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Germany, Europe's largest auto market, saw plug-in electric passenger vehicle market share hit 8.4% in June 2020, significantly up from 3.4% in June 2019. The H1 2020 plug-in share stood at over 7.7%, and will grow further in the second half.

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Tesla Model 3 Is Best Selling BEV In Sweden As Market Hits 25%

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The Swedish plug-in electric vehicle market share in June 2020 hit 25%, up significantly from 10% in June 2019. Overall auto sales were still recovering, down 23% year on year. .

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Natural Gas As A Bridge Fuel To The Future? Not Anymore

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US utility companies are starting to transition directly from coal to renewables, eliminating the natural gas peaker plants that everyone thought would be part of the clean energy transition.

Tesla CyberVan — Gigantic Untapped Potential

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The development around Tesla these days is kind of mind boggling.

Volta Trucks Introduces Volta Zero

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Volta Trucks, a Scandinavian startup, has teased a zero-emission, fully electric delivery vehicle with typically slick and stylish Scandinavian design, named the Volta Zero. The vehicle will be launched this fall.

Can Argo.AI Make Ford & Volkswagen Self-Driving Leaders?

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Does Argo.AI give Volkswagen and Ford the potential to be genuine leaders in the self-driving vehicle revolution. Autonomous Vehicles Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Green Economy Investment Argo AI Artemis audi Ford volkswagen Volkswagen Group

Tesla’s Market Value Overtakes Exxon In Historic Paradigm Shift [TSLA > XOM]

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An energy paradigm shift is underway. According to Bloomberg, "Tesla Inc.’s s market value has surpassed Exxon Mobil Corp.’s s in a sign that investors are increasingly betting on a global energy transition away from fossil fuels."

Volvo Penta Begins Field Trials Of Battery-Electric Fire Truck

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The market for fire trucks may be small, but Volvo Penta still wants to convert it to battery-electric powertrains. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles electric fire truck Rosenbauer International volvo Volvo Penta

Chile Orders 150 Electric Buses From BYD!

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Miami, where you at? NYC, where you at? Chicago, where you at? Los Angeles, where you at? Chile just order 150 electric buses from BYD to transport people around its capital city of Santiago. Yes, 150!