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Autonomous Vehicles

Supercar Smackdown: Tesla Roadster vs. Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Published on June 26th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Ferrari has taken an important baby step towards electrification with its latest production supercar, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). The car has three electric motors (two at the front, one at the rear axle) coupled with a V8 engine. It goes from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.5 seconds. Meanwhile, with a pure electric drivetrain, the next-gen Tesla Roadster prototype does so in 2.1 secs... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Why Tesla Model 3 Is The Safest Car On The Planet (Video)

Published on June 26th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

As most Tesla fans already know, Tesla’s vehicles are the safest on the road. The Model 3 is the safest car ever tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), whose testing procedures determined Tesla’s newest car has the lowest probability of injury in a collision of any of the over 900 cars NHTSA has tested. In second place is Model S, and in third — you guessed it — Model ... Read More


Aviation

H55 Electric Air Taxi

H55, Solar Impulse Spinoff, Introduces Electric 2-Seat Airplane

Published on June 26th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

A spinoff from Solar Impulse, a company going by the short name of H55, has successfully flown its maiden flight in a new electric two-seat airplane. Using an electric propulsion system manufactured by BRM Aero, the Bristell Energic airplane is perfect for pilot training and flight schools. It's exciting to see the Solar Impulse foundational work now leading to a commercially available electric aircraft, and potentially soon an air taxi... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

JAC iEV 7S

JAC Electric-Only Ride-Hailing Service — #CleanTechnica Exclusive

Published on June 26th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Chinese automaker JAC Motors (江淮汽车) launched an electric-only ride-hailing service called Hexing (Hexing on-line Hailing) (和行约车/Hexing Yueche) on the 9th of January in Hefei, Anhui, China. I have been monitoring this service since launch. Today, I will explain the service, its future expansion plan, and my experience in the vehicles... Read More


Air Quality

Did Douglas Adams Explain The Roots Of Climate Change Denial & Cleantech Backlash?

Published on June 26th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies: 1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. 3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things. —Douglas Adams... Read More


Clean Power

Vestas & GE Renewable Energy Settle Multi-Patent Dispute

Published on June 26th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Wind energy powerhouses Vestas Wind Systems A/S and GE Renewable Energy announced this week that they had reached an "amicable settlement" over all disputes related to multiple patent-infringement claims in the United States which will subsequently discontinue the case pending in the US District Court for the Central District of California as well as all other pending proceedings related to the patents-in-suit... Read More


Batteries

GBatteries Leverages AI & Intelligence To Amp Up EV Charging Speeds

Published on June 26th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

GBatteries has been working on a new EV charging solution that it believes will slash charging times while preserving the longevity of lithium-ion batteries. CleanTechnica connected with GBatteries' co-founder Tim Sherstyuk to dig into the solution that sounds too good to be true to see if its claims hold water... Read More


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