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Renault Zoe Slows, But Remains #1 In Europe (April Electric Car Sales Report)

Published on May 31st, 2017 | by

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The European passenger plug-in market had some 17,500 registrations last month, up only 6% over the same month last year. Despite this slowdown, the market is up 24% this year, with the electric vehicle (EV) share now standing at 1.4%. read more

Electric Car Charging: Convenience, Reliability, Accessibility, & Future Needs (CleanTechnica EV Driver Report)

Published on May 31st, 2017 | by

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It was with a great degree of curiosity that we explored EV charging experiences and needs by type of EV and region for our latest EV report. What’s the story for Tesla drivers, non-Tesla fully electric car drivers, and plug-in hybrid drivers? What’s the story for Americans vs Europeans? We already covered the desire and demand for fast charging and superfast charging in a previous section, but we dive much more into other charging matters here. Jump down below the line for the results. read more

If Countries Are To Meet Paris Climate Change Pledges, Cost Of Emitting Carbon Must Rise To $50–$100 Per Tonne By 2030

Published on May 31st, 2017 | by

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If the countries involved are to meet the pledges made as part of the Paris Climate Change agreement, then the cost of emitting carbon dioxide must rise to $50–$100 per tonne by 2030, according to a new study from The Commission on Carbon Prices — which is a group of 13 “leading economists” being backed by […] read more

Electric Vehicle Revolution & Tesla Shuttles Come To Germany & Poland

Published on May 30th, 2017 | by

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CleanTechnica’s next Cleantech Revolution Tour is approaching, and it is packed with EV and clean energy leaders from around Europe who are intent on easing the way into a brighter future. Starting in Berlin (Germany) on June 27 (special networking activities), continuing on June 28 in Berlin (panel discussions and presentations), offering shuttle rides from Berlin to […] read more

Southern California Edison Offers $450 Rebates On New & Used Plug-Ins & Electric Cars

Published on May 29th, 2017 | by

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Southern California Edison has begun issuing rebates of $450 to people who purchase a plug-in hybrid or electric car. The program applies to those who buy a used EV as well as new cars. read more

These Are The Features That Electric Car Drivers Demand & Desire (CleanTechnica Report)

Published on May 29th, 2017 | by

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One of the more interesting things for me in our annual EV surveys is how much people want various special features — auto lane change, all-wheel drive, superfast charging, fast charging, etc. The extra fun in our new 93-page electric car driver report is that we got these responses segmented by type of EV and region. Jump down below the line for the results. read more

US Electric Car Road Trip: A Tale Of Two EVs (Part 2 Of 3)

Published on May 29th, 2017 | by

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After switching cars in the morning, leaving the Nissan Leaf and picking up the blue BMW i3 REx, we prepared for the trip to Connecticut. As there would be more than one car travelling, the smaller i3 would be the cargo van, so we filled it with three suitcases and other smaller bags. read more

2nd Daimler Battery Factory In Kamenz On Solid Ground Now

Published on May 24th, 2017 | by

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The foundation for the second ACCUMOTIVE (a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler) battery factory in Kamenz, Germany, has now been laid, according to new press release. The under-construction €500 million lithium-ion battery pack production facility has reportedly been designed to be CO2-neutral and will be relying on electricity from a power + heat production facility […] read more