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Tesla Model 3 Month Is Here

July 1st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said on multiple occasions in the past year that the target was to start production of the Tesla Model 3 in July. When he first said this (on one of Tesla's quarterly conference calls), he was very hesitant to say it because he indicated it was a strict target for suppliers specifically because they knew not all suppliers would end up meeting the target. To try to really meet the target (or not go far beyond it), Tesla had penalties in place for suppliers who missed the deadline. Furthermore, as a backup, Tesla said it was preparing production capacity for any critical parts of the car itself in case its suppliers fell through


Could India Really Become 1st Fully Electric Car Country?

June 15th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Last year, when I presented* at a big institutional investment conference in India, there was a lot of talk about solar, but little about electric vehicles. Of course, a large portion of my presentation was about Tesla and electric cars. The presentation* from Indian Minister of Coal, Power, and New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, highlighted the highly competitive cost of solar power but didn't really touch electric vehicles


India Will Fly Forward With Cleantech & Climate Action Despite Donald Trump (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

June 2nd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I was lucky to be recording a panel discussion in Abu Dhabi in January when cleantech expert Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), asked Piyush Goyal, India’s Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, what India would do if the USA pulled out of the Paris Agreement (in order to satisfy the conspiracy theories and financial interests of Donald Trump). Piyush delivered an epic response


rEVolution (Video)

May 9th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I gave a presentation in March in Amsterdam (Holland) at EV-Box's first annual rEVolution summit. When creating my presentation, I decided to dive into a theme that I've been increasingly compelled to present on — how do you communicate electric transport to "outsiders" in the most effective way


Tesla Model X Named Top Overall Pick In AAA’s 2017 Green Car Guide

April 19th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The Tesla Model X was recently named by the Automobile Association of America (AAA) as the top overall pick in its 2017 Green Car Guide — with the all-electric SUV offering from Tesla besting all of the other EVs, hybrids, and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) offerings out there


Going Global: EV-Box’s Elvi (#CleanTechnica Original)

April 6th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

When I headed over to Amsterdam a few weeks ago to give a presentation at rEVolution 2017, I expected EV-Box would have some cool news to share, but I didn't expect as much as I got on the product side or the business/ownership side. I'll touch on the latter briefly here, but I covered it in a couple of previous articles and will dig into it more in another CleanTechnica exclusive soon, but I think there's a big story when it comes to Elvi that perhaps doesn't seem so notable on the surface and needs extra effort to highlight


Tesla Model 3 Test Track Video (#CleanTechnica Exclusive From Unveiling Night, Abridged)

April 1st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

One year ago, Kyle Field and I were in Los Angeles to see the unveiling of perhaps the most influential car in history. The introduction of the Tesla Model 3 seems as exciting today as it was a year ago — in some ways, a bit more exciting; and in some ways, a bit less exciting. I'll chat more about that after the video, but the video is the focus of the article


Electrifying Amsterdam Schiphol Airport — Tesla Taxis, Electric Buses, Etc. (#CleanTechnica Original)

March 29th, 2017 | by Rogier van Rooij

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is incrementally electrifying transportation on, from, and to the aviation hub. Being the largest airport in the Netherlands and the 3rd largest player in Europe, with 63.6 million passengers handled in 2016, Schiphol has expressed an ambition to become the most sustainable airport in the world. An important means of reaching this goal is by switching over to electric drivetrains for vehicles operating on the airport itself, as well as for transportation of passengers to and from Schiphol Airport


The 150-Year-Old Energy Giant Ready To Disrupt The Market (#CleanTechnica Original)

March 28th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Engie had been on our radar before, but never to a large degree, even though it is a giant energy company — one of the largest in the world. Then, in January, Thierry Lepercq — Executive Vice President of Engie in charge of Research, Technology and Innovation — made some eye-popping futuristic claims which grabbed a lot of attention. A short time later, I was in Abu Dhabi at a gigantic IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) meeting of ministers from many countries around the world. To kick off a big ministerial, there was a CNN-moderated panel discussion with top people from IRENA, Statoil, EDF, IEA (the International Energy Agency), and Engie. Thierry was at the table


Electric Bike Highlights At 2017 Electric Bike Expo Kickoff

March 8th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

We love electric bicycles, and the EV grin is alive and well in that industry! The 2017 Electric Bike Expo is off to a great start. 140 electric bicycles and more test rides than we could count were recently offered in Long Beach, California, to a delighted public ranging from teenagers to very happy senior citizens


The Lucid Motors Air Wipes The Competition! (Original Review, Pictures & Video — Part 2)

February 16th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

On Tuesday, we looked at the unveiling of the wildly impressive Lucid Motors Air at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. The Air's performance was already noteworthy on paper, but my test ride was beyond expectations. I haven't been this happy about a new electric vehicle, EV since the unveiling of the Tesla Model S P90D, and before that, the Roadster and AC Propulsion's eBox


The Lucid Motors Air Is Amazing! (Original Review & Pics & Video — Part 1)

February 14th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

In a previous article on CleanTechnica, I dissed the Lucid Motors Air introduction as yet another electric vehicle (EV) hypercar. Boy, was I wrong! An EV hypercar it is, and a real one at that. Hot on the heels of Faraday Future's second odd CES presentation for its FF91, the Lucid Air seemed like yet another unobtainium hyper-EV. I missed a few points I'll clarify here. Last night, Lucid Motors introduced its wild EV called the Air to a bewildered crowd at the Los Angeles Petersen Museum. We took a ride in it and it is anything. but. vaporware


Renewables = Over 50% New Electricity Capacity But 16% Of Energy Investment

January 24th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Only 18% of energy investment in renewables despite >50% of new power capacity being renewables is, to me, a sign that the carbon bubble is still growing, but it's also a giant Post-it note telling investors that it's time to shift focus and put money into the future ... if they want the future to be kind to them


Saudi Arabia: Fossil Fuels Are Cleaner … Wait, What? (Exclusive Video)

January 23rd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid A. Al-Falih, who is also chairman of Saudi Aramco, the world's "most valuable" company, was interviewed in Abu Dhabi for Global Action Day last week. I happened to be in attendance and captured Al-Falih making some "interesting" comments



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