German Chancellor Angela Merkel Talks Tough on Diesel, ICE Phase-out just days after “diesel summit” to save diesel engined cars.
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Cleantech Revolution Tour 2017 — Electric Vehicle & Clean Energy Leaders, Tesla Shuttles, Cleantech Entrepreneurship & Investing
CleanTechnica’s next Cleantech Revolution Tour is approaching, and it is packed with EV and clean energy leaders from around Europe.
A German federal council has called for a ban on internal combustion engines by 2030. It also calls for an end to economic policies that favor diesel engine cars.
Daimler and its partners are constructing the world’s largest grid storage faciltiy using repurposed batteries from electric cars. Is that a good idea?
The Netherlands is considering legislation that would ban the sale of any new cars that are not zero emissions by 2025. It will take a lot of hard work to make that goal a reality.
On Friday of last week, the German legislature passed a ban on fracking, to be reviewed in 5 years. Also last week, Berlin voted to divest is pension fund of fossil fuel stocks.
Originally published on CleanTechnica. The initial Cleantech Revolution Tour conference that we held in Berlin was a lot of fun, and the presentations were packed with interesting facts, figures, charts, and jokes. We had a blast, and there’s no way to share all of the conversations, connections, and laughs (which is why I encourage you to […]
Via CleanTechnica: We’ve got several notable updates regarding our first cleantech conference — CLEANTECH REVOLUTION TOUR → BERLIN — to share with you. First of all, we now have: → a Facebook event page (share with friends!) → an event webpage (which we’ll continuously update) → an eventbrite page for registering (again, register, and share with friends!) … and a confirmed […]
Germany is considering an EV incentive of up to $5,500 to encourage people to buy a plug-in hybrid or electric car.
In our third article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into who the respondents of the surveys were. Given that our readers were primarily the respondents, this is basically a look at who you are. One of the four surveys was directed only […]
Germany’s economics minister is proposing a $2 billion dollar package of EV incentives designed to get 1,000,000 cars with plugs on the road by 2020.
Volkswagen chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch says that the diesel emissions cheating scandal was caused by a few engineers who couldn’t meet a company deadline.
Originally published on EV Obsession. Incentives are an interesting thing. Sometimes, the ones you think will work the best don’t work too well. Sometimes, ones you don’t think will have as much effect end up having a huge effect. Sometimes, incentives work great with one population but don’t work so well with another population. Electric car […]
Officials in Europe are suggesting that a wider probe into emissions cheating by all manufacturers is called for. Germany, France and Italy are the leaders.
Via EV Obsession: More than one million all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids have been sold worldwide to date, according to the most recent figures. Considering that the 500,000 threshold was just passed last July, that means that growth has really been picking up as of late — with a bit over 200,000 in sales between […]
A new online tool to help fleet operators (delivery fleets, taxi fleets, carsharing fleets, etc) decide when it makes economical sense to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) has been developed by researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR).
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 […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. It’s no surprise to see that German car companies continue to top the electric car sales table in Germany, but after test driving the Audi A3 e-tron myself, I have to admit that I’m surprised to see it and its almost identical cousin, the Volkswagen Golf GTE, topping the tables. The […]
By Cynthia Shahan If you don’t have the time in the immediate future to travel Europe, contemplate this brief journey through the eyes of a Nissan LEAF. The electric jaunt shares the 5 “most breathtaking electric drives” in Europe. Pass a few moments from Rieti to Rome (serenely riding from the heart of Italy to the […]
I’m fairly turned off to infographics these days, as many are simply a lot of colors and squiggly lines with little substance. However, some really good ones come across my desk from time to time. Thanks to a good friend, Amber Archangel, I’ve got a great one to share. The infographic was created for Car Leasing Made […]