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JA Solar Misses Wide In Lackluster Third Quarter

Shanghai-based solar cell manufacturer JA Solar missed wide on its third-quarter earnings and shipments experiencing a significant decrease compared to the previous quarter, causing shares to plummet. 

Spain’s Government Kneecaps Research at Plataforma Solar de Almería

Claiming budget cuts, Spain's ruling conservative party has once again kneecapped solar, this time, it is advanced concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies research at the world famous solar research lab Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA) in the Tabernas region of Spain, part of the Center for Energy, Environment and Technological Research (CIEMAT)

The New GenZe e-201 E-Bike — Connectivity Is The Name of The Game (Part 2)

In part one of this GenZe e-201 review, I looked at the overall design of the new GenZe e-201 e-bike, what has changed, and what hasn't. In this part, I focus on the app and the ride feel

Facebook Revives Zombie Wind Power Project In Nebraska

The Trump administration pitches coal, but Nebraska catches wind power fever with a new 320-megawatt wind farm for a new Facebook data center

Ford Unveils New PHEV For Police & Government Fleets

Ford has just unveiled the country's newest plug-in hybrid (PHEV) targeted for the police force and government fleets

Finnish Packaging Design Company Sulapac Wins Circular Economy Startup Award

Awareness continues to grow about the immensity of the challenge facing our consumer culture when it comes to reducing the vast volumes of plastic waste being created and disposed of thoughtlessly. Innovative solutions are not just being developed from big corporates but from small disruptive startup companies. 

Tesla Factory A Shrine?

Because I’m a minister long concerned for the ethics of how we get and use energy, my recent trip to tour the Tesla factory to the San Francisco Bay Area (Fremont) had an inspiring feel to it, like going on a pilgrimage to a shrine

EV Battery Giant CATL Planning $2 Billion IPO To Fund Expansion, Including New 24 GWh Manufacturing Plant

The China-based electric vehicle battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) is now planning a $2 billion IPO to be completed by the end of June 2018, with the funds to be used to accelerate the company's expansion plans

South Korea To Impose $63.1 Million Fine On BMW, Mercedes-Benz, & Porsche For Emissions Violations

The government of South Korea will be imposing a combined fine of 70.3 billion won (~$63.1 million) on BMW AG, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche for the violation of various emissions rules, the country's Ministry of Environment has reveal...

Toyota Chairman Tells Der Spiegel EVs Are Not Ready For Mass Production Yet, Too Expensive & Too Slow To Charge

In keeping with earlier comments from Toyota execs about electric vehicles, Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada was recently quoted by the noted German publication Der Spiegel as saying that plug-in electric vehicles are not yet ready for mass production and sale

Toyota Mulling Sale Of Locally Designed & Manufactured All-Electric Vehicles In China

Toyota is now mulling the idea of selling locally designed and manufactured all-electric vehicle models in China — rather than continuing to design models outside of the country and then adapt them to the local market (which is now the largest auto market in the world and also by far the largest electric car market)

Climate Launchpad 2017 Startup Spotlight: Go To-U

We originally connected with the Go To-U team as we were planning our Cleantech Revolution Tour event in Berlin, Germany, and Wroclaw, Poland. Then Andrea and I met them in Cyprus during this Climate Launchpad Grand Final event. And we collaborated yet again for our recent EV charging conference in Warsaw, Poland

eMotorWerks JuiceBox Pro 40 EVSE Review (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

On paper, it appears that eMotorWerks' JuiceBox is the most advanced and intelligent Level 2 EVSE ("EV charger") on the market today. As such, we were excited for the opportunity to spend some quality time with the JuiceBox Pro 40 to see if it lived up to the hype

Cobalt, Ontario (Mining Ghost Town) May Be Brought To Life Thanks To EV Batteries

Ever since the release of The Economist's video about the coming electric car age and 2018 being a tipping point, I'm more interested in cobalt and have read about the problems with cobalt mining. We all want particulate-free fresh air and zero CO2 emissions. Show More Summary

Why 9 Of Top 10 Norway Cars Are Electrified (CleanTechnica Video)

One of the top presentations at EVBox’s first annual rEVolution conference earlier this year came from Sture Portvik, project leader for electrical vehicles and charging infrastructure in the City of Oslo's Agency for Urban Environment. He was also presenting in Paris recently for Autonomy, where I was again present to moderate some panel discussions

Hyundai IONIQ Wins Women’s World Car Of The Year “Supreme Award”

I've been intrigued by the Hyundai IONIQ from the first time I heard about it. First of all, there's a style and range in this electric car that must appeal to a large number of people. There are also three compelling powertrains depending...Show More Summary

If GM Is Serious, It Will Still Take About 16 Years To Catch Up To Tesla

Chevy plans to put three more cars based on the Chevy Bolt platform on the road by 2021, and then introduce a new modular electric platform supporting at least 20 new vehicles by 2023. If they stick to these plans, a reasonable question is how long it will take before they have more fully electric cars on the roads of the world than Tesla, if ever

Short-Seller Jim Chanos Adds To Short Position On Tesla, Says CEO Elon Musk To Be Out By 2020

Tesla short seller extraordinaire Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates — who hasn't been served well by his positions on the company in the past several years — has continued to add to his short position on Tesla in recent days, he revealed at the recent Reuters Global Investment 2018 Outlook Summit

Why Does Tesla Do Everything Better?

The #1 complaint about Tesla seems to be that... we have to wait too long for mass production of its products. That's sort of a sign that the company is doing things quite well. Actually, if you crunch the numbers, you can see that Tesla cars offer more range, better performance, better interior tech, better semi-autonomous driving features, better charging options, and

BYD Opening Electric Truck Factory In Canada, Cites Friendlier Environment For EVs Than US

The China-based electric vehicle manufacturer BYD will be opening its first assembly facility in Canada next year in Ontario. This is in anticipation of surging demand for electric trucks in the country, the company has revealed

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