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What will happen to US fuel-economy rules to 2025? Take our Twitter poll

Even the automaker lobbying group didn't go this far in their complaints about emission and fuel-economy rules for vehicles in the 2022 through 2025 model years. When the Obama Administration approved final EPA emission rules for those years, the automakers complained that the comment period had been cut short. They didn't seriously suggest that...

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Bosch Expects €2 Billion In Annual Sales Of Semi-Autonomous Driving Systems By 2019

The largest auto parts supplier in the world, Bosch, will see its annual sales of semi-autonomous "driver assistance" tech total €2 billion as soon as 2019, company execs have predicted Bosch Expects €2 Billion In Annual Sales Of Semi-Autonomous Driving Systems By 2019 was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Mosaic Will Sell $300 Million of Solar Loans to Goldman Sachs

Solar loan provider Mosaic reached an agreement with Goldman Sachs in which the bank will buy $300 million in loans over time. This deal will clear up space on Mosaic's balance sheet to finance more loans, and signals a prestigious bank's willingness to buy and own solar loans for itself. Mosaic this week also finalized a partnership with Wave Solar to give Mosaic's dealer partners a pre-negotiated discount on the lead generation platform. That service tracks and analyzes interactions with customers, …

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Latest Tesla referral programs draw new CA dealer lobby complaint

Tesla has once again ruffled the feathers of the California New Car Dealers Association with a new round of referral programs. The Silicon Valley automaker has used referral programs for years; they usually provide perks for current owners who get get friends, coworkers, and colleagues to buy a new Tesla vehicle. The dealer association has now...

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GE Unveils a Bigger, Better Onshore Turbine Aimed at European Customers

General Electric's latest turbine release reaffirms the wind industry's leading trend: the bigger the turbine, the better. On Tuesday the company unveiled its 4.8-megawatt turbine, with a rotor diameter of 158 meters, the length of a Boeing-747. The turbine will be among the largest on the market, but likely not for long. “This is a much larger turbine than what's typically out there,” said Aaron Barr, a senior consultant with MAKE Consulting. “This new class of 4-megawatt turbines has really just hit the …

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Trends Shaping the Energy Storage Inverter Market: Falling Prices, Fragmentation, New Features

Inverters are critical to energy storage operation. As the “brains” of a storage project, inverters manage, optimize and ultimately drive project performance and returns. Yet the landscape for energy storage inverters remains nascent and fragmented, full of new products with varying applications and functionality. In a new report, The Energy Storage Inverter …

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Ioniq Electric For $275/Month, No Haggling Necessary (In California) — Innovative Hyundai’s Subscription Program

In a bid to simplify the often convoluted process of getting a car, Hyundai is introducing a new subscription program in California that will allow interested parties to gain access to an Ioniq Electric for as little as $275 a month Ioniq Electric For $275/Month, No Haggling Necessary (In California) — Innovative Hyundai's Subscription Program …

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DoE energy-loan program (notorious for Solyndra) now turning a profit

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) loan program that became a lightning rod during the 2012 presidential election is now turning a profit. The program became infamous for backing solar company Solyndra, which later went bankrupt. Three years after Soyndra's failure, though, the program is now in the black. DON'T MISS: Carbon emissions from U.S...

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Electric Bicycle Shop Offers Safe, Progressive Transport Options & Community Conversations

Originally published on Bikocity. It's the time of year in Florida that is perfect for bicycling. From now until July, it is a refreshing active transport option without the worry of torrential summer downpours. I recently stopped by to visit Pedego of Sarasota and owner Michael Weatherby at a local electric bicycle shop that specializes in safe, comfortable [&hellip

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Tesla Model S Crushes Luxury Sedan Competition In Q3 US Sales

The Tesla Model S continued to widen its lead in the US luxury sedan market during the third quarter, with sales during the quarter surging 59% as compared to Quarter 3 2015 (to 9,156 units), according to Autoblog (confirmed by Tesla). What that means is that sales of the Tesla Model S in the US [&hellip Tesla Model S Crushes Luxury Sedan Competition In Q3 US Sales was …

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Volkswagen Board Member: PHEVs Aren’t “A Logical End Place To Go For”

Volkswagen has a credibility problem. Following last year's diesel emissions cheating scandal, various company execs have made a mixture of fluffy, unbelievable, and seemingly dishonest comments. The company claims to be pursuing electric vehicle technologies, but it seems to be far behind leaders in the field, and even the leaders leave a lot to be desired. [&hellip Volkswagen Board …

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Over 500,000 EVs On Roads Of Europe By End Of Year, New Report Finds

There will be more than 500,000 electric vehicles on the roads of Europe by the end of the year (2016), according to a new report from Transport & Environment (T&E). The report also notes that electric vehicle sales in the European Union — this includes both all-electrics (EVs) and also plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) — during [&hellip Over 500,000 EVs On Roads Of Europe By End Of Year, New …