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Niro EV, Nexo at CES; driverless Bolt EV; Tesla Model 3 teardown; gas mileage stays flat: The Week in Reverse

Why do a majority of auto executives believe that hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles will dominate plug-in electric cars in the future? What do individual Tesla Model 3 parts tell us about that crucial but currently challenged electric car? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on...

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Smogathon 2017 Global Competition For Smog-Fighting Innovations

We live on a planet beset by air pollution. We also live in a world rich in creative, innovative minds. Here is a chance for positive change and a place for those innovative minds to do their magic. Along with all the magical gnomes, Poland is calling out to those environmental, innovative minds. If you or your company have any solution that can help fight air pollution, Smogathon is a contest for you!

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XYT — Simplifying EVs

We recently reported on the new Sion prototype, the first car to make use of external solar panels to give the vehicle extra charging capability for increased range, and now we're introducing the unique electric vehicles from French manufacturer XYT. It's first car is made of just 580 pieces XYT — Simplifying EVs was originally …

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New Coal Build Most Expensive Energy Option For Australia, According To BNEF

A report published last week by Bloomberg New Energy Finance showed that new ultra-supercritical coal would be the most expensive form of new energy supply in Australia, well above the Levelised Cost of Energy for other sources such as wind, solar, and natural gas. New Coal Build Most Expensive Energy Option For Australia, According To BNEF was originally published on

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What will a fully-loaded Tesla Model 3 cost? Poll results

Now that the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV is arriving in more dealers each month, anticipation fever has turned to the Tesla Model 3. (There's a new generation of the Nissan Leaf coming too, but so far not a lot of people seem to be focusing on that.) The Silicon Valley carmaker's Model 3 electric sedan is promised to start at $35,000 and to go into...

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Solar & EV Technologies Forecast To Significantly Reduce Fossil Fuel Dependence By 2025

A new report indicates that fossil fuel dependence will lessen significantly by 2015 due to EVs and Solar & EV Technologies Forecast To Significantly Reduce Fossil Fuel Dependence By 2025 was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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Lithuania Pitches Elon Musk With Minecraft Gigafactory 2 (Video)

Entrepreneurs in Lithuania are trying to woo Elon Musk to build the next Gigafactory battery manufacturing facility there. They created a pretend factory in Minecraft and put it on YouTube. The factory would likely create up to 17,000 jobs. Lithuania Pitches Elon Musk With Minecraft Gigafactory 2 (Video) was originally published on

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Chinese EV Manufacturer Partners With Mexican Company To Build Electric Cars

Giant, a part of Carlos Slim's financial empire, will partner with Moldex, a Mexican manufacturer and the Monterrey Technical Institute to build an electric car for taxi duty in Mexico City. Chinese EV Manufacturer Partners With Mexican Company To Build Electric Cars was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Hyundai Ioniq Electric Will Be Available For Sale In US This Week

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric will get a "soft launch" next week followed by a more robust marketing campaign later in March. Prices have not yet been announced. Hyundai Ioniq Electric Will Be Available For Sale In US This Week was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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Sunny Days Ahead For Solar Energy If “Historic” Job-Creating Pace Endures

The solar energy workforce skyrocketed last year and the pace of growth is likely to continue as solar culture takes hold in the US, Trump or no Trump Sunny Days Ahead For Solar Energy If “Historic” Job-Creating Pace Endures was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over …

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Microgrids on the March: Utilities Are Building Out New Business Models to Make Islanding Work

Pulling a cohesive narrative out of the DistribuTech conference's thousands of participants and menagerie of electrical doohickeys is like synopsizing James Joyce's Ulysses. Among the cacophany, though, a few trends emerged. The sophistication of software to manage an increasingly decentralized grid continues to grow, as Jeff St. John observed. Meanwhile, …

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Update On Tesla Gigafactory Permits — Now More Than $1 Billion In Permitted Construction Costs

Tesla has been granted a total of 153 building permits for the Gigafactory to date, relating to around $1.03 billion in construction costs/work, according to the newest article on the subject from Jack Cookson at BuildZoom Update On Tesla Gigafactory Permits — Now More Than $1 Billion In Permitted Construction Costs was originally published on

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Toyota shows Mirai Super Bowl ad, but only in California

As is the norm these days, the ads running during Super Bowl LI this past weekend drew almost as much attention as the game itself. Automakers are among the myriad companies that expend considerable creative and monetary resources on Super Bowl ads every year. And green cars make occasional appearances in these ads. DON'T MISS: Here are the car...

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Faraday has 64,000 reservations: why they’re different from Tesla’s

Faraday Future unveiled its first production electric car, the FF 91, last month at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The public debut of the much-hyped luxury utility vehicle generated considerable interest from potential customers. At least, that's how it looks at first glance. DON'T MISS: Faraday Future unveils FF 91, its first...

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Rooftop Solar in Oahu Crashes With Loss of Net Metering, Lack of Self-Supply Installs

The state of Hawaii's solar industry today shows what happens when a net energy metering program is abruptly removed. NEM went into effect in Hawaii in 2001, paying rooftop solar owners the retail rate for power sent back to the grid. NEM was responsible for a stark increase in installed photovoltaic (and solar hot water) systems. Solar penetration reached the unprecedented territory of 16 percent on some of Hawaii's islands. The market had essentially doubled every year from 2010 to 2013. But …

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Home energy storage batteries lose to grid-connected solar on environmental impact

At first glance, renewable-energy sources like solar power and energy-storage battery packs seem like a logical match. Energy storage allows excess power collected by solar panels to be stored for later use, addressing the intermittent nature of solar power. It's a concept that has already won over policymakers, electric utilities, and some...