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Quicker Tesla Roadster Might Fly (“Short Hops”)

cleantechnica.com  -  10 hours ago
This story about the Tesla Roadster was first published by Gas2. Following the unexpected reveal of the next-generation Tesla Roadster last week, Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to emphasize to his faithful followers that the 0–60 time of 1.9 seconds quoted at that time is for the

Uber Orders 24,000 Self-Driving SUVs From Volvo

cleantechnica.com  -  11 hours ago
This story about Uber and self-driving cars was first published by Gas2. In the summer of 2015, Travis Kalanick, the boy-child founder of Uber, told Elon Musk if Tesla could build 500,000 self-driving cars, his company would buy them all. This was before Tesla began producing its first Model S…

New Plug-In Hybrid Models Coming From Honda, Volvo, Lync & Co, And General Motors

cleantechnica.com  -  11 hours ago
This story about coming plug-in hybrid models was first published by Gas2. News about plug-in hybrids coming to market soon was everywhere last week. Honda, Volvo, Lync & C0, and General Motors all had something to say on the subject. Some of the announcements were bold; some were partially…

Too much antimatter is hitting Earth and scientists aren't sure why

inhabitat.com  -  11 hours ago
Scientists aren't sure why so much antimatter is hitting Earth. New observations at the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-Ray Observatory may offer an answer.

Vanadium Flow Batteries for Cost-Effective Energy Storage: An Inteview with Angelo D’Anzi, CTO of StorEn Technologies

cleantechnica.com  -  11 hours ago
StorEn Technology* is developing a new generation of vanadium flow batteries to meet the growing market demand for cost-effective energy storage. Unlike conventional batteries that store their reactive materials within their cells, vanadium flow batteries are a type of rechargeable battery in…

This prefab Escape Pod rotates to catch the suns rays

inhabitat.com  -  11 hours ago
Podmakers designed and crafted the Escape Pod, a cedar shingle-clad prefabricated unit that can be tailored to suit a variety of uses.

Mercedes-Benz Vans To Offer Electric Versions Of All Commercial Van Models, eSprinter Coming In 2019

cleantechnica.com  -  11 hours ago
Electric versions of all of Mercedes-Benz Vans' commercial van model lines are now planned — with deliveries of the eVito beginning in late 2018 and deliveries of the eSprinter beginning in 2019, and others following — according to a new press release. The electric vans won't come cheap, though.…

Ipsos RDA Research Shows US Auto Dealers Not Prepared To Sell Electric Vehicles

cleantechnica.com  -  12 hours ago
During the months of September and October 2017, Ipsos RDA deployed secret shoppers covering 11 auto brands selling electric vehicles across the 10 largest markets for electric vehicles in the US, with the intent being to determine dealer preparedness for the rapid growth of the…

India’s Wind Energy Generation Up 35% In Q3 2017

cleantechnica.com  -  12 hours ago
Good monsoon winds and a sharp jump in installed capacity helped India generate record wind energy in the July-September 2017 quarter. According to data released by the Indian government, wind energy generation in the country jumped 35% in Q2 2017 compared to the preceding quarter. The generation…

MIT Researchers Develop A New Heat Storage Battery In The Laboratory

cleantechnica.com  -  12 hours ago
Sunlight can be used to generate electricity using solar panels but it also can add heat to storage media like water, liquid metals, and molten salts. The problem for scientists is that those phase changes occur quite rapidly. If there were a way to slow them down and control how and when the…

Thankful For The Millions Moving Beyond Coal Globally

huffingtonpost.com  -  12 hours ago
I’ve come back home from the United Nations climate talks (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, with so much to be thankful for - namely, for the inspiration from th...

Could Walmart, Costco, & Kroger Become Some of the Largest EV Charging Centers in the US?

cleantechnica.com  -  12 hours ago
A future of vehicles powered by batteries will radically change how, where, and how often we “refuel” our cars and trucks. One of those shifts will be to charging electric vehicles at warehouse stores (also referred to as big-box stores, superstores, and hypermarkets) and supermarkets. Charging…

China Aims To Plug Renewable Energy Losses By 2020

cleantechnica.com  -  12 hours ago
China may be the largest renewable energy generator in the world, but it still has to sort issues related to integration of wind and solar power in the existing transmission grid. According to the National Energy Administration (NEA), curtailment of hydro, wind, and solar power projects is…

200 Megawatts To Be Re-Tendered At India’s Largest Solar Power Park

cleantechnica.com  -  13 hours ago
India’s largest solar power park, in Karnataka, will witness a re-tendering of 200 megawatts of capacity shortly. The tender was first issued in July 2017 but was withdrawn the following month. The tender was floated to auction 200 megawatts of capacity in blocks of 50 megawatts each. The solar…

India To Launch Tender For Another 10,000 EVs In March 2018

cleantechnica.com  -  13 hours ago
After the success of the world’s single largest procurement tender of electric vehicles, Energy Efficiency Savings Limited (EESL) is set up to launch another tender to procure 10,000 electric vehicles. The tender is expected to be launched by the government-owned company next year. Managing…

Half-Tree House is a modern off-grid cabin built for $20,000

treehugger.com  -  13 hours ago
Partially supported by two trees, this contemporary cabin offers a quiet retreat from the city.

NASA confirms asteroid came from another solar system - and it's incredibly bizarre

inhabitat.com  -  14 hours ago
Researchers observed an elongated interstellar asteroid, 'Oumuamua, which NASA described as the first confirmed object coming from another star.

Brilliantly renovated Rusty House is wrapped in a layer of rusted steel

inhabitat.com  -  14 hours ago
Exposed raw building materials and soft fabrics mesh together in the Rusty House, renovated by OK PLAN ARCHITECTS.

Loyal Canadians still want French's ketchup

treehugger.com  -  15 hours ago
Almost two years after a ketchup snub sparked a patriotic backlash in Ontario, sales for French's ketchup remain strong.

Vision Zero is so 20 years ago. It's time for Moving Beyond Zero.

treehugger.com  -  15 hours ago
The new vision promotes active transportation like walking and biking.

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