Daily Archives: December 16, 2016

Will Lucid Motors Shake The EV Lull Into Hyperspace?

By Nicolas Zart Electric vehicles (EVs) have improved a lot since generation 1.0, about 15 years ago. You know which one I’m alluding to — the famous/infamous EV1. And if generation 2.0 freed us from the sub-50 mile range constraint, generation 2.5 finally broke the 100 mile range barrier with Nissan and BMW, amongst a…

Climate Change & The Arctic (NOAA’s 2015–2016 Report Card) — Highest Air Surface Temperatures On Record By Far, Second-Lowest Sea Ice Extent, Lowest Spring Snow Cover, Etc.

By James Ayre The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its 2015–2016 Arctic Report Card, providing specific data points to go along with the very weird weather of the last year Climate Change & The Arctic (NOAA’s 2015–2016 Report Card) — Highest Air Surface Temperatures On Record By Far, Second-Lowest Sea Ice…

Volkswagen Group Joins eRoaming Platform Hubject

By James Ayre The Volkswagen Group has joined the electric vehicle charging (eRoaming) platform Hubject as a shareholder, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica Volkswagen Group Joins eRoaming Platform Hubject was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter….

Future Renault & Nissan EVs To Share Same Platform

By James Ayre Future electric vehicle offerings from Renault and Nissan will share a common platform — with powertrains and basic “underpinnings” being the same, but styling and optioning being different — going by recent comments from the senior vice president of Renault-Nissan BV (the strategic management unit) Future Renault & Nissan EVs To Share…

Espin E-Bike Review: Pedal-Assisted Awesomeness

By Scott Cooney Recently, we were contacted by Espin, an e-bike company making an innovative pedal assist bike, to do a review of its newest product. The company asked me to do a review and lent me a bike for two weeks, which I gladly used for my daily commute in hilly San Francisco Espin…

What turbine electronics are repairable, and which are not

By Paul Dvorak Many of the electronic controls in older turbines are unsupported by their manufacturers. But they are still repairable. Better yet, they can be improved. Here are a few success stories. Aaron Lawson / Director of Engineering ServicesJohn Greulich / Director of SalesPSI Repair Services An analysis conducted by Wind Energy Update suggests…

sPower finishes first 10-MW solar project for California city

By Kelly Pickerel Marking yet another milestone in its journey toward Zero Net Energy status, today the City of Lancaster, California, and sPower, an independent energy producer, announced that the Western Antelope Dry Ranch utility-scale solar power facility became operational at the beginning of this month. This new facility is now producing 10 MW of…

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