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Study Links Mother’s Air Pollution Exposure Around Time Of Conception With Risk Of Birth Defects In Baby

The amount of air pollution a mother is exposed to around the time of conception is directly linked with the risk of her baby being born with birth defects, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics on December 10th,

Madagascar Is The Face Of Things To Come

While the Christmas season is now over, an article published recently by CleanTechnica author Steve Hanley referencing the Charles Dickens' novella "A Christmas Carol In Prose, Being A Ghost Story Of Christmas" got me thinking

Chinese Electric Vehicle Subsidy Changes In 2018 — The Details

As 2017 drew to an end, we got news on China's electric vehicle subsidies for 2018. Major changes lie ahead. Firstly, the new subsidy policy is designed to encourage higher range and lower energy consumption in electric vehicles, while removing and decreasing subsidies to lower ranged models. Show More Summary

Tesla Tech Conquers Great & Small — From Towing Semi Trucks To Wiping Windshields

Tesla uses computers to make driving safer, whether its by keeping the windshield clear or delivering precisely the right amount of torque to the wheels. Now you can access the trip planning tool from the internet as well.

The Electric SUV Race Is On — But Alfa Romeo Is Shy To Join The Party

We just wrote about the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV coming to the US — finally. We've also lamented in the past the lack of electric SUV/CUV choice. It's the hottest segment in the world and there are so few electric offerings, even though consumers are begging for them! So, it's nice we have a double decker today — another positive story from Steve about an electric

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Hits US Shores! (Quietly)

The race to build an affordable electric SUV is on, with Jaguar and Tesla leading the way. In the meantime, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is finally available in the US and Alfa Romeo is considering a large SUV boosted by a 48 volt electric turbocharger.

Kia Motors To Reveal Electric Concept At CES 2018 With “Human-Machine Interface”

Kia Motors unveiled its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Nero at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2017, and it will now introduce its new electric vehicle (EV) concept car at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), as well as its vision for future mobility

Most EV Drivers Choose To Lease Instead Of Buy

Are you surprised by the title? We're not — 100% not surprised. Why buy a new car technology as it rapidly improving year after year when you can lease? That is one of the biggest problems carmakers are facing today as they try to sell EVs, and so far, they haven't come up with the solution needed. Show More Summary

One-Year BMW i3 Review — So Close To Perfection, But A Few Things Baffle Me

My first year with the first generation BMW i3 has left me somewhat baffled. It is perhaps the quickest car within city limits, ever. And on the twisty roads in the countryside, it will make you weary and speed blind at times. It will work those corners so hard, you will need to catch your breath after a while. Show More Summary

EV Revolution In China — Next Stop: Delivery & Freight Vehicles

Electric vehicles are not all sexy next-generation roadsters or Chinese AI-linked car startups — the mundane backbone of the economy of logistics vehicles is also undergoing electrification. Tesla brought much rightful attention to its electric semi, but in China a large shift in medium- and short-range logistics vehicles is also happening

Huge China Reforestation Campaign Kicks Into High Gear

China plans to plant enough trees in 2018 to cover an area as large as Ireland. It's all part of its campaign to reduce carbon dioxide levels in accordance with its commitment to the environment.

It’s Not Just Shenzhen — Jaw-Dropping China Electric Bus Roundup

We've published a couple of articles recently on Shenzhen's dramatic electrification of over 16,000 buses — something completely unprecedented around the world. But to say this is an isolated case of Chinese electric bus leadership would be to miss the much bigger and broader story. Show More Summary

Workhorse Gets Approved To Test Its SureFly Electric Hybrid Helicopter

There is something going on at Workhorse, and its latest press release hints at what the company is trying to do. After the announcement of its newest electric vehicle (EV) van, it is now announcing that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given it a green light to fly its electric helicopter, the SureFly Electric Hybrid Helicopter

Hyundai & Aurora Partner To Develop Level 4 Autonomous Vehicles By 2021

Hyundai Motor Company and Aurora, a leader in autonomous vehicle technology, have announced a strategic partnership to bring self-driving Hyundai vehicles to market by 2021. You may not recognize the name Aurora yet, but you probably recognize the name of its CEO, Chris Urmson, who was the CTO of self-driving cars at Google for several years. Show More Summary

Worldwide EV Road Trip Happening Now — A Fascinating Story To Follow!

You may, or may not, have heard that for the past 662 days, a Dutch man has been driving across the world in an electric car. He started in the Netherlands, has driven up, down, and around Europe (passing through 20 European countries), journeyed through the Middle East and Asia, and has just made it to Indonesia, so is now not far from his destination of Sydney, Australia

GreenWay Launches First “GridBooster” EV Fast-Charging System In Central & Eastern Europe

GreenWay just launched the "first ever" electric vehicle fast-charging station in Central and Eastern Europe that is supported by a battery-based energy storage system. The battery-backed EV fast charger was unveiled at Bratislava’s Avion Shopping Mall in Slovakia, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica

Continental & Bosch Buy Into Digital Mapping Company HERE

Following large investments from a number of other major auto industry firms, Bosch and Continental have now both acquired large stakes in the digital mapping firm HERE, according to recent reports

The Top 3 Electric Bicycles That Impressed Us In 2017

There was an explosion of electric bicycles (e-bikes) in 2017, and we can safely bet 2018 will give us even more, to choose from. The real question is, will anyone break the quality entry-level barrier? We think we found one

Unless We Significantly Contain Average Global Temps, 25% Of The Earth Will Turn To Desert

We need to step up and accept the most aggressive global average temperature goals if we are going to save entire areas of the planet from aridification -- becoming deserts

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