CleanTechnica Clean Tech News & Views: EVs, Solar Energy, Batteries Mon, 29 May 2023 02:30:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 CleanTechnica 32 32 13821326 Holiday Weekend Reveals Future Charging Needs (Part 1) Mon, 29 May 2023 02:30:56 +0000 Memorial Day weekend is a time for Americans to hit the road and enjoy the start of summer. According to AAA, an estimated 42.3 million people were expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, which is a 6% increase over last year. 37.1 million of those travelers will be driving, an increase of more than […]]]> 0 296663 Fake Social Media Accounts Are Attacking Electrify America Sun, 28 May 2023 23:29:29 +0000 Toward the end of last week, there was a real shocker of an announcement in the industry when Ford announced that it will be adopting the Tesla/”NACS” charge plug for vehicles starting in 2025. When there’s a big story like that, one important aspect of ongoing coverage is to see how other players in the […]]]> 0 296635 Volta Trucks Enters Partnership To Help Build Testing Fleet Sun, 28 May 2023 16:36:32 +0000 Volta Trucks is trying to take a different approach to cargo vehicles in cities. Starting in 2017, with grand plans to revolutionize safety and environmental technology for trucks, the company has had a long journey to delivery. The Swedish EV startup’s vehicle, the Volta Zero, is an all-electric commercial cargo vehicle designed for city-center freight […]]]> 0 296701 How Will The EV Transition Affect Real Estate Planning? Sun, 28 May 2023 16:11:07 +0000 As many automakers look to follow Tesla into the electric vehicle market, the shift could change how real estate developers and building owners plan new projects. A move toward overnight charging at apartments and condos could offer cost savings on electricity, and one professor thinks that owners of these developments will feel pressured to add […]]]> 0 296716 Tesla 100 GB Data Bomb Turned Over To Handelsblatt Sun, 28 May 2023 15:01:57 +0000 One or more Tesla employees have supplied data from inside the company to Handelsblatt, much of it embarrassing to the company.]]> 0 296636 New York To Build 13 Fast Charging Hubs Sun, 28 May 2023 14:03:22 +0000 From where I’m sitting in New Mexico, it sure looks a lot like large cities like New York already have enough. After all, it already has a lot more charging than our whole state has! However, expanding the electric vehicle fast charging infrastructure in cities that already have such facilities is important for several reasons. […]]]> 0 296698 New 3-Row VW ID.Buzz Reveal Incoming! What Should We Expect on June 2nd? Sun, 28 May 2023 05:36:46 +0000 The Volkswagen Microbus, also known as the VW Type 2, the Kombi, or simply the Bus, has become a cultural icon for several reasons. Introduced in the 1950s, the Microbus quickly gained popularity due to its unique design, versatility, and association with various social movements. One of the main factors contributing to the Microbus’s iconic […]]]> 0 296621 NOAA: How Greenhouse Gas Pollution Amplified Global Warming in 2022 Sun, 28 May 2023 04:35:51 +0000 “The AGGI is derived from highly accurate measurements of greenhouse gases in air samples collected around the world,” said Vanda Grubišić, Ph.D, director of NOAA’s Global Monitoring Laboratory (GML). “It continues to rise despite international efforts to curb emission of greenhouse gases from fossil fuels that seem to be falling short of their targets.”]]> 0 296651 Tesla’s 3 Master Plans — What It Has Achieved & What It Hasn’t Sun, 28 May 2023 03:37:33 +0000 What happens when we analyze and weigh each of the 3 Tesla master plans, including the intentions outlined and the actions that resulted? ]]> 0 296518 Some Serious News & Some Silly News From Hyundai Sat, 27 May 2023 18:35:06 +0000 During May, Hyundai has had a number of press releases. But, unlike most months, Hyundai had a couple of fun ones about a customer’s weird custom license plate and Spiderman. I know some readers are super cereal, so I decided to start with one serious one that’s a big move for the company. So, let’s […]]]> 0 296615 Volvo Proves Anti-EV Trolls Wrong Sat, 27 May 2023 17:33:24 +0000 In a recent press release, Volvo announced that it’s found a way to truly stick it to the trolls that attack EVs online, in social media, and in regular media. Before we get to how Volvo did this, let’s take a look at the bogus arguments that it’s proving wrong. A Common Argument Against EVs […]]]> 0 296513 BLUETTI Launches Veterans & Military Purchase Program: Exclusive Discounts on Power Solutions Sat, 27 May 2023 13:00:17 +0000 Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor the sacrifices of service members. In recognition of their dedication on this Memorial Day, BLUETTI proudly introduces the Veterans and Military Purchase Program to support and express gratitude to active duty and retired military personnel. Veterans and Military Purchase Program: Honoring Our Heroes   From May 25th […]]]> 0 296421 Kia Aims To Expand The Role Of EVs In The World With New Apps Sat, 27 May 2023 11:30:48 +0000 Electric vehicle (EV) batteries are often associated with powering vehicles, but their capabilities extend far beyond that primary function. As technology evolves and the demand for clean energy solutions grows, the potential applications of EV batteries continue to expand. In this article, I’ll delve into some of these innovative uses that not only contribute to […]]]> 0 296515 Neuralink & Elon Musk Want To Control Your Brain Sat, 27 May 2023 11:01:40 +0000 The US FDA has given the go-ahead for Neuralink to begin testing its technology on humans. Will Elon Musk implant the tech in his own brain in the trials?]]> 0 296540 Two Charging Companies Respond To Ford’s Adoption Of The Tesla/NACS Plug Sat, 27 May 2023 04:14:11 +0000 Yesterday’s announcement that Ford’s future vehicles would be equipped with Tesla’s NACS charging connector (Supercharging port) signaled a big shift in the industry. Before the announcement, Tesla was using its plug and everyone else was using the CCS1 plug in the United States. It seemed like this would continue indefinitely, as manufacturers of both vehicles […]]]> 0 296600 Nevada Clean Energy Transmission Projects Go Forward Thanks To Biden-Harris Admin Sat, 27 May 2023 03:01:20 +0000 Greenlink transmission lines would bring 8 GW of clean energy to Nevada communities]]> 0 296552 The Battle For Germany’s EV Market, Part IV — Tesla Model Y vs. Volkswagen MEB Family Sat, 27 May 2023 02:34:55 +0000 The overall German auto market had a positive month in April (+13% year over year), with BEVs being the highlight (+34% YoY). There were 29,740 BEV registrations last month, 15% of the overall market. That pulled the market up — quite different from PHEVs, which were down 46%. The latter are now suffering from the […]]]> 0 296164 Methanol & Ammonia Tell A Good Shipping Fuel Story, But Stop Before The Tragic Finale Fri, 26 May 2023 23:35:52 +0000 In sales pitches for methanol and ammonia for maritime fuels, the numbers don't add up, and the omissions are glaring.]]> 0 296504 Central Heat Pump Water Heaters Are A Crucial Technology To Decarbonize Multi-Family & Commercial Buildings Fri, 26 May 2023 22:35:49 +0000 Water heating uses a lot of energy, and consequently costs a lot of money and creates a lot of pollution. The heat pump water heater is the silver bullet to these water heating problems. It’s efficient, saves money, reduces or eliminates air pollution, and it delivers hot water with faster first hour ratings than electric […]]]> 0 296555 Blue Bird Opens New Production Facility For Electric School Bus Production Fri, 26 May 2023 21:35:55 +0000 Blue Bird recently unveiled its new Electric Vehicle (EV) Build-up Center in Fort Valley, Georgia. The company repurposed an almost 40,000 sq.ft. facility to accommodate the growing need for electric, zero-emission school buses. At the EV Build-up Center, skilled technicians equip the vehicles with electric batteries and other necessary parts, building them into environmentally friendly […]]]> 0 296510 Global Transition to Electric Vehicles Needs Urgent Support, Report Warns Fri, 26 May 2023 20:35:52 +0000 Policy Actions Needed to Accelerate Equitable Transition Toward ZEVs]]> 0 296539 Roam Launches The Roam Hub: A Multi-Purpose Electric Motorcycle Charging Station Fri, 26 May 2023 19:35:49 +0000 Roam, a technology company that develops, designs, and deploys electric vehicles tailored for the African continent, launched the first Roam Hub this morning in Nairobi. The Roam Hub is a multi-purpose electric motorcycle charging station. Though it is still possible to charge the Roam Air at home, the Roam Hub acts as an ecosystem solution […]]]> 0 296532 100% Electric Vehicles Now 13% Of New Car Sales In France Fri, 26 May 2023 19:10:04 +0000 The China-made Dacia Spring was last month’s best selling EV and the 11th best selling car overall in France.]]> 0 296022 US Officials Visit Li-Cycle’s Battery Recycling Plant in Arizona Fri, 26 May 2023 18:35:43 +0000 The Importance Of Battery Recycling Lithium battery recycling is an essential process that plays a significant role in conserving resources, protecting the environment, and ensuring the sustainability of energy storage technologies. With the rapid growth of electric vehicles, portable electronics, and renewable energy systems, the demand for lithium-ion batteries has surged, making their recycling more […]]]> 0 296508 No, There Won’t Be Nuclear-Powered Commercial Shipping This Time Either Fri, 26 May 2023 17:35:32 +0000 Nuclear for commercial ships is so obviously flawed from a business perspective that I didn't even bother to include it in my quadrant chart of sexy vs impractical maritime decarbonization technologies.]]> 0 296410 EvChaja & BasiGo Collaborate With Kenya Airways To Facilitate An Electric Bus Ride For The Sustainable Flight Challenge Fri, 26 May 2023 16:35:39 +0000 Kenya Airways (KQ) is participating in the second edition of the Sustainable Flight Challenge (TSFC), an initiative of SkyTeam. The initiative is a friendly competition between SkyTeam member airlines. A Kenyan Airways Boeing 787-800 (B787-8) Dreamliner took off from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol yesterday morning, and was the first Kenya Airways […]]]> 0 296521 40% Of New Cars Sold In Netherlands Now Plugin Cars! Fri, 26 May 2023 15:50:12 +0000 After a good first quarter, April increased plugin registrations by 53% YoY, to 11,919 units, with the Dutch plugin vehicle (PEV) market reaching 40% last month. That’s mostly thanks to pure electrics (28% of new vehicle sales), which jumped 73% year over year (YoY). The overall market is also rising, to 29,669 units, although at […]]]> 0 295845 When A Company Abandons CCS, It Should Completely Take Care Of Existing Owners Fri, 26 May 2023 15:35:35 +0000 Ford CEO Jim Farley met with Elon Musk on a Twitter Space to announce that Ford will be adopting Tesla’s NACS plug for future cars, starting in 2025 with next-gen vehicles. While this will probably end up being a good move for the industry, we’ll have to wait and see how this plays out as […]]]> 0 296503 New Report: Carbon Capture & Storage Serves California Communities, Environment, & Economy Fri, 26 May 2023 14:53:42 +0000 LLNL and the Clean Air Task Force have released a new report "Sharing the Benefits: How the Economics of Carbon Capture and Storage Projects in California Can Serve Communities, the Economy, and the Climate,” that examines the costs of carbon dioxide capture, transportation, and geologic storage in California.]]> 0 296482 Supreme Court To America — No Clean Water For You! Fri, 26 May 2023 11:50:20 +0000 The US Supreme Court has struck down the prevailing interpretation of the Clean Water Act in a win for polluters and developers.]]> 0 296469 Off-Grid Solar Brings Hope To Remote Villages Fri, 26 May 2023 10:50:17 +0000 Electricity is a convenience that is often taken for granted, since it is all around us. It can be found everywhere in our everyday lives, our homes, vehicles, phones, our work. Almost every part of our daily routine involves electricity in some form or another. But what would life be like without electricity to power […]]]> 0 296192 Would You Buy A $25,000 Tesla Model C — Today — If You Could? Fri, 26 May 2023 03:30:59 +0000 For those of you who’ve followed me over the years here at CleanTechnica, you know I’m a bit of a snowbird — I head north from the balmy southern US up to New England for July and August to visit with family and longtime friends. While in the north country, I retrieve my 2013 Honda […]]]> 0 296418 VinFast Finally Considers Southeast Asia As A Market To Expand Into Fri, 26 May 2023 00:35:14 +0000 For many months, it has been a big question to automotive experts in the region — why is VinFast, a company located in the Southeast Asian region, which can gain obvious benefits from selling to markets within the ASEAN, chosing to sell to the finicky markets in North America and Europe first before selling to […]]]> 0 296455 Ford Electric Cars To Have Best Fast Charging In USA With Tesla Supercharging Fri, 26 May 2023 00:01:07 +0000 Ford and Tesla came out with a big announcement today. Starting in 2025, Ford will bring electric vehicles to market that will include Tesla’s Supercharging port — also now called the North American Charging Standard (NACS). That means Ford electric vehicles will have the best charging access in the United States, unless something changes, as […]]]> 0 296491 Why Ford EVs Will Get Tesla NACS Charging Ports, Access To Superchargers Thu, 25 May 2023 23:58:09 +0000 On a Twitter spaces discussion earlier today, Ford CEO James Farley and Tesla CEO Elon Musk discussed a partnership whereby Ford EVs will gain access to Tesla’s extensive high-speed Supercharger network of over 12,000 high-speed chargers starting in 2024. Why does this matter? Tesla’s Supercharger network is widely recognized as being the most widespread and […]]]> 0 296490 Shining A Spotlight On Wind & Solar Misinformation Thu, 25 May 2023 23:35:51 +0000 Wind and solar are a fool's game says Bryan Leyland of New Zealand. He has some interesting theories about sustainable energy. ]]> 0 296419 Revel Offers Free EV Charging in NYC for Tesla, Other EVs This Weekend Thu, 25 May 2023 23:09:03 +0000 EV owners in New York City are getting a nice little perk this Memorial Day weekend, courtesy of Revel:  free high speed charging. Revel, the all electric (All Tesla) ride share service, just invited any EV owners – Telsa or otherwise – to enjoy free high speed charging all weekend long at their newest EV […]]]> 0 296480 Gogoro Increases Partnership With Dotstation To Serve 8 Cities In Korea Thu, 25 May 2023 22:35:23 +0000 In the past, we’ve covered Gogoro a number of times at CleanTechnica. It would be foolish not to! In Taiwan’s urban areas, the Gogoro Network has introduced an innovative swappable battery refueling system that prioritizes sustainability and efficiency. This advanced network currently supports 540,000 riders and boasts over 1.1 million smart batteries, accessible at 12,000 […]]]> 0 296415 Compact Commercial Vehicle Makers Share Common Platform for Mini-Van BEV Thu, 25 May 2023 21:35:28 +0000 Japanese car makers Daihatsu, Suzuki, and Toyota came together to launch a single platform mini-commercial van battery electric prototypes at the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) exhibit which ran along with the G7 Hiroshima Summit. The G7 Summit followed the ASEAN Summit in Jakarta, where EV and battery production was also one of the main […]]]> 0 296436 House Upholds President Biden’s Solar Tariff Veto Thu, 25 May 2023 20:35:16 +0000 Today the U.S. House of Representatives failed to achieve the two-thirds majority necessary to override the President’s veto of the Congressional Review Act legislation that would overturn his two-year solar tariff moratorium. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on this development: “Today’s vote […]]]> 0 296440 DOE Launches Cool New Decarbonization Effort Thu, 25 May 2023 19:35:14 +0000 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recently introduced the Clean Fuels & Products Shot, an initiative focused on substantially decreasing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) originating from carbon-based fuels and products essential to daily life. As the seventh DOE Energy Earthshot, this project aims to lower carbon emissions from the fuel and chemical industry by […]]]> 0 296412 ASEAN Battery Conference Wants Collaboration To Encourage Growth In A Region That Is “About To Be Ready” For EVs Thu, 25 May 2023 18:35:03 +0000 The 1st ASEAN Battery and Electric Vehicle Technology Conference (ABEVTC) successfully united six of the region’s leading battery and EV organizations to conduct collaborative research and development activities for energy storage, to promote the growth of the battery industry in ASEAN via a memorandum of understanding. The inaugural event, which ran from May 9 to […]]]> 0 296428 Electrify America Offers 2 Years Of Charging For The Upcoming BMW i5. Is This A Good Idea? Thu, 25 May 2023 17:35:07 +0000 In a recent press release, Electrify America announced yet another complimentary charging program, this time for a BMW vehicle. In this article, we’ll take a look at the deal and the larger trend that it’s a part of. Plus, I’ll speculate a bit about the future of this “free lunch.” Electrify America’s Latest Deal With […]]]> 0 296396 Co-Living Startup Surfbreak Is Opening 2nd Location As Slow Tourism Industry Gains Momentum Thu, 25 May 2023 16:35:54 +0000 I’ve written about co-living before, and I knew it wouldn’t be the last time. Co-living encapsulates community and sustainability in one, two of my favorite subjects I could rattle on about all day every day. And by “encapsulate,” I mean it literally makes a physical manifestation of them. The concept is simple — create a […]]]> 0 293705 The First EV Charging Station Connected To Kenya’s New E-Mobility Tariff Has Been Launched Thu, 25 May 2023 15:35:00 +0000 Kenya’s Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) recently approved new electricity tariffs effective April 1st. As part of this latest tariff review, EPRA introduced a special tariff regime for the electric mobility sector. The new e-mobility tariff has been set at 16 Kenyan shillings for energy consumption up to 15,000 kWh during peak periods and […]]]> 0 296402