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German EV + Storage + PV + CHP “Mini-Swarm”

Originally published on CleanTechnica. There’s an exciting project currently underway in the northern German city of Hamburg, being carried out by the German energy and IT company LichtBlick: An apartment building is being transformed into a power plant. There’s a photovoltaics system on the roof, a combined heat and power unit and a storage battery in […]

August 21st

#1 In Tesla Model S Sales California (Obv), #2 Florida!

Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Cynthia Shahan There is so much difference between Florida and California, and yet there is a common interest in automobiles, and especially one, in particular — the Tesla Model S, an all-electric automobile that is widely considered the best mass-market automobile in the world. Along with being a clean and fast status symbol, […]

August 14th

Florida Train Between Miami & Orlando Gets Critical Funding

Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Cynthia Shahan An Orlando-to-Miami train, the potential passenger rail connector between Central Florida and South Florida, has just passed another crucial milestone. It has received approval for $1.75 billion in state funding. The train will run from Orlando and only have stops in West Palm and Miami. Although it is not a “high-speed train,” at 125 […]

August 10th

Electric Motorcycle Costs & Performance vs Gas Motorcycle Costs & Performance

Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Mike Barnard What is the fastest production motorcycle in the world? What bike beat every other motorcycle and most cars up Pike’s Peak in 2013? What motorcycle had massive brake and shock upgrades while getting almost $2,000 cheaper in the past two years? What motorcycle is cheapest to own and […]

August 7th

Urbanites Who Walk Through Natural Environments Benefit Mentally

By Cynthia Shahan Half of the population lives in urban areas, and this is expected to keep increasing. A new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences notes that, in 2050, up to 70% of the population may be living the city life. Improved parks with pedestrian paths will offer an opportunity for valuable nature […]

August 5th

Tesla’s Diarmuid O’Connell: Wake The F*** Up

Originally published on TeslaMondo. Tesla’s Diarmuid O’Connell issued a one-two slap to fellow automakers yesterday by saying: You guys stink You guys stink They stink because they’re making electrical “appliances” instead of cool EVs. And they stink because they’re begging the teacher to scale the grading system so nobody flunks. That is, they’re trying to skirt America’s ever-tougher […]

August 5th

Tesla Model X Australia Orders Open

Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Cynthia Shahan Australia, where the Labor Party is pledging to attempt 50% electricity from renewables by 2030, also recently got Tesla stores. Miss Phryne Fisher would surely be driving a Tesla Model S P90DL to ensure being first at the crime scene she is investigating in Melbourne,  if she was in service today instead of in 1928. […]

August 3rd

New Tesla Sales Chief Is Ex-Burberry Vice President

Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla Motors recently decided to snap up the former Burberry senior vice president Ganesh Srivats, interestingly — installing the executive as the company’s new vice president for North American sales. (Tip of the hat to “bonnie” on the Tesla Motors Club forum for the info.) An interesting choice, huh? A […]

July 16th