Wed.Aug 12, 2020

Cheap Electric Vehicles More Affordable Than Petrol Cars In UK

CleanTechnica

Cheap electric vehicles? Is there such a thing? Do they exist in the. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Press Releases Research DriveElectric Europe EV prices FlexiHire Peugeot Peugeot e-2008 Peugeot e-2008 price renault Renault ZOE GT Line Skoda Skoda CITIGOe IV SE smart Smart EQ Smart EQ ForFour UK volkswagen Volkswagen e-Golf

Sustainable fleets are at an inflection point

GreenBiz

Sustainable fleets are at an inflection point. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 08/12/2020 - 00:15. Companies and cities are increasingly adopting lower-carbon fleets — including trucks and buses that run off electricity, renewable diesel and renewable natural gas — according to a new report from the research team at Gladstein, Neandross and Associates (GNA). . It's still early days for many of these markets, and sustainability goals remain one of the top drivers for fleets to buy these vehicles.

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Tesla Model 3/Y, Chevy Bolt, Nissan LEAF, Audi e-tron Sales — US EV Sales Report

CleanTechnica

This is not a comprehensive electric vehicle sales report for the United States. There is no such report. Too many automakers do not publish EV sales data to create such a report, and there is no national vehicle registration data to comb through and use.

How cities can influence the energy system

GreenBiz

How cities can influence the energy system. Heather House. Wed, 08/12/2020 - 00:45. As U.S. cities and counties transition to clean energy for their own operations and communities, many are finding that stakeholders and policies beyond their jurisdictions affect their ability to purchase clean energy.

Rumor: 1st Tesla Cybertruck Owners Will Be Tesla Employees

CleanTechnica

An apparent Tesla employee (since 2014) has noted on Twitter that Tesla employees will be the first to own a Tesla Cybertruck. Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Vehicles Green Economy Manufacturing Tesla Tesla Cybertruck Tesla Cybertruck deliveries Tesla Cybertruck production

Cod are disappearing due to global warming

Inhabitat - Innovation

Cod lovers might have to change their preferences soon. According to new research published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, global warming may cause a decline in cod populations. Cod thrive in cool water, and global warming pushes the species to the brink of extinction

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Meet eBussy, the new modular, electric truck-to-van

Inhabitat - Innovation

The eBussy doesn't look like your typical electric vehicle. This innovative creation offers more than you might expect

Rivian Vetting Final Production Process Ahead Of First Deliveries In 2021

CleanTechnica

Rivian is getting ready for production at its factory in Normal, Illinois and shared a glimpse into the progress to date in a new video. The video showcases a strikingly open warehouse where Rivian's engineers are vetting the flow of the production process. Cars Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Green Economy Manufacturing Rivian RJ Scaringe

Indigenous Amazon communities use tech to protect the forest

Inhabitat - Innovation

Indigenous communities in Brazil leverage technology to protect the Amazon and its resources. For a long time, Indigenous communities have protected the forest from illegal loggers and poachers

BYD Takes Its All New Han To Stuttgart For Some Street Cred 

CleanTechnica

If you are looking to get feedback on just how good your new luxury sedan is, then probably the best place to go to get that nod of approval is Stuttgart, Germany. They know a few things about luxury sedans in that part of the world. Big things are expected from the BYD Han with [&hellip. Batteries Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Green Economy Lithium-Ion Batteries Manufacturing BYD BYD Han China Europe EV sales Germany Stuttgart Germany

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How Everland is changing the eco-retreat scene

Inhabitat - Innovation

It's time to escape to Everland for family- and eco-friendly fun

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Tesla vs. BMW “Electrified” Global Sales — 1st Half of 2020

CleanTechnica

With data in for the first half of 2020, it's time to once again compare Tesla's global sales to BMW Group's global "electrified" vehicle sales — that is, sales of its many plug-in hybrid models and its two fully electric models, the BMW i3 (which I used to own) and the MINI Electric.

The Lookout House celebrates site's volcanic history

Inhabitat - Innovation

When Faulkner Architects was asked to design a house on a spectacular site in Truckee, California, the Placer County-based design practice allowed the beautiful landscape to dictate the design. The contemporary home, aptly named Lookout House for its views, emphasizes indoor/outdoor living with its full-height glazing and natural material palette

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RONN Motor Group Crowds Into Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Race With Scorpion-Based “Myst” SUV — What?

CleanTechnica

RONN Motor Group dangles hydrogen fuel cell SUV tease in front of Scorpion supercar fans, leans on trucks and buses for bread and butter. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles China Electricity Energy fuel cell green hydrogen hypersolar RONN Motor Group SunHydrogen sustainable hydrogen

IoT project will assess impact of climate change on forests, and inform UK policymaking

Envirotec Magazine

A trial is underway in forests in Surrey and Northumberland to assess the potential for Internet of Things (IoT) technology to monitor tree growth and the impacts of environmental change on the UK’s forests. Vodafone is funding the project, which is being conducted in partnership with Defra and the UK research organisation Forest Research. It will monitor tree growth and the impacts of environmental change on the UK’s forests.

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Lucid Air Could Have An EPA Range Of 517 Miles

CleanTechnica

In independent tests, a production prototype of the Lucid Air has been shown to have a range of 517 miles in the standard EPA test protocol. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EPA range FEV North America Lucid Air Lucid Air range Lucid Motors

US Coal Power Generation Plummets 30% in 2020, EIA Says

GreenTechMedia

coal power generation plunged by 30 percent in the first half of 2020 off an already-depressed base, shoved out by natural gas and renewables amid low energy prices linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new figures from the Energy Information Administration. Since its peak in 2007, U.S. coal consumption has been on the decline. But its fall has been getting steeper, and 2020 looks set to be a historically terrible year for the sector.

The Lucid Air Achieves 517 Miles of Range on a Single Charge (EPA Estimate)

CleanTechnica

We expected a remarkable result when we sent the Lucid Air for independent range testing at FEV North America, a leading provider of engineering services in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Batteries Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries Press Releases Atieva EPA range Formula E Lucid Air Lucid Air range Lucid Dream Ahead Lucid Motors Peter Rawlinson US

Energy Retail Innovation: Opportunities to Improve Consumer Engagement

CleanTech Group

Energy Retail Innovation: Opportunities for Better Consumer Engagement Electricity retailing, the fourth and final stage in the electricity delivering process. is a model. Energy & Power Energy Costs Energy Efficiency Sector Insights Retail Energy

Speculating About The Hyundai Ioniq 6

CleanTechnica

How much of the Hyundai Prophesy concept car will remain when it becomes the Ioniq 6 production car in 2022? Hopefully, most of it. The car is one of most visually appealing designs from a major manufacturer in years. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Hyundai Hyundai electric car Hyundai IONIQ Hyundai Ioniq 6 Hyundai Prophesy

As the Coronavirus Looms, Can African Cities Become More Walkable and Bikeable?

The City Fix

Cities in Africa are in something of a quandary when it comes to COVID-19. To date, the impact of the disease has been much less than most experts predicted. As of this writing, the continent has had over 890,000 confirmed. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

The Iconic Mercedes Pagoda Is Redefined As An All-Electric Vehicle By Ionic Cars

CleanTechnica

I love the English countryside. Whenever I visit the UK, I always makes sure I go for a lovely Sunday drive in the countryside. On a lovely day, the drive reminds me of trips to Nyanga and Vumba, small towns not so far from my home town, Mutare. It is always a splendid experience taking [&hellip. Batteries Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries electric classic cars Electric Mercedes Pagoda Europe EV sales Mercedes Pagoda UK

Lucid Air demonstrates 500-mile range

Charged

Lucid Motors has announced independent verification of a 517-mile range for its upcoming Lucid Air luxury sedan. The tests were conducted by FEV North America in Auburn Hills, Michigan, using the EPA’s Multicycle Test procedure. This appears to be a new record for a passenger EV, handily besting the 402-mile range of the 2020 Tesla Model S Long Range Plus. The Lucid Air is to be revealed September 9, and the company hopes to begin production to within six months after that.

The JackRabbit Version 2.0 E-Bike Makes Riding Electric Easy & Affordable

CleanTechnica

After an initial production run and a ton of new innovations, founder Tom Piszkin and team are back with version 2.0 of the newly rebranded JackRabbit e-bike. Bicycles Clean Transport Electric Bikes Jack eStrider JackRabbit Mobility kickstarter Tom Piszkin

Urgent action needed to save ‘shovel-ready’ renewable heat projects, say UK biogas firms

Envirotec Magazine

Renewable energy projects in the agri-food sector excluded from BEIS’s RHI Covid-19 Extension. Includes 20MW of previously-eligible renewable heat projects on farms and factory sites. Undermines Government ambitions to deliver Carbon Net Zero and to ‘build back better’.

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Diving into the Audi e-tron Quattro

CleanTechnica

For four decades, Audi has been setting the pace with permanent quattro all-wheel drive and thus initiated a paradigm shift in powertrain technology in the automotive world and in motorsport. Batteries Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries Market Research Press Releases Research audi Audi A3 e-tron Audi A3 e-tron PHEV Audi Quattro electric all-wheel drive electric models Europe UK

More than two dozen funds investing in tropical forests and communities

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Aug. 12 – More than two-dozen investment funds are making investments in tropical forests and communities. The funds have at least $2.6 billion in capital to invest in firms and projects generating revenue from tropical forestry and agriculture products and benefiting smallholder farmers and forest-dependent communities. Combating deforestation, incentivizing conservation, and improving livelihoods requires.

Huawei Showcases AI-Powered Smart PV Solution at SNEC 2020

CleanTechnica

On August 8–10, 2020, the SNEC 14th International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Exhibition & Conference are held in Shanghai New International Expo Center. With the theme of "+AI, Smart PV for Future, Enabling Smart PV to Be the Main Energy Source", Huawei showcased its AI-powered all-scenario Smart PV Solution, shared its vision and responsibility as the industry leader, released its 24-hour green power residential solution and five key AI applications for.

Achieving energy efficiency and sustainability with data-driven insights

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Organizations need data-based energy management solutions to succeed in the era of digitalization, says a new ABB whitepaper

eSkootr Championship™ Announces Pioneering Technical Partnership Supply Deal with Williams Advanced Engineering

CleanTechnica

The Electric Scooter Championship (eSC) is delighted to announce that Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) will develop and supply the series’ first eSkootr model. The deal will see the British technology and engineering services business — which originated from the renowned F1 constructor Williams — exclusively developing and supplying the eSkootr chassis, battery system and powertrain for the eSC’s first two seasons.