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Tesla Close To Testing Self-Driving Semi Truck, Going By Emails Between Tesla & Nevada DMV

Tesla is getting closer to the point of testing a long-haul, self-driving electric semi truck, going by recent emails between the company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles that Reuters reported on. How much closer? It's hard to say, especially when one considers the economic hurdles that would have to be surpassed for long-haul […] Tesla Close To Testing Self-Driving Semi …

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BMW Electrified Vehicle Sales Top 50,000 (2017 Sales Through July)

With a fairly broad "green" array — eclectic blend of attractive electrified vehicles — the BMW Group is apparently the world's 3rd biggest plug-in car manufacturer. With the best ever July for BMW Group, the company's total plug-in car sales through July surpassed 50,000. "Year-to-date electrified sales increase 74.8% to 50,711," a press release from the Bavarian auto manufacturer stated

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While You Were Blinking, Geely Bought A Rosy Future

Chinese carmaker Geely is in a quiet and subtle strategic buying race, zipping by under the scrutiny of the media. It seems the company learned the lessons most fail with international acquisitions, to leave well alone While You Were Blinking, Geely Bought A Rosy Future was originally published on

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Energy Justice: Addressing Social, Racial, and Economic Concerns within the Cleantech Conversation

How can we bring racial and social justice to the energy conversation? In this interview, CleanTechnica talks with Professor Shalanda Baker from the University of Hawaii at Manoa about how we have the opportunity to bring more justice and equality into the cleantech transition

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Porsche CEO: Latest Diesel Engine Generation May Be Our Last

The most recent generation of Porsche diesel engines may be the last one, going by comments recently made by company CEO Oliver Blume in an interview with Reuters. In other words, the company may be backing away from further development of diesel vehicles ... or maybe the comments are simply meant as a PR stunt. Who knows as of yet

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Is Bigger Best in Renewable Energy? (Webinar Video)

On December 5th, I delivered a webinar presentation detailing the findings of our recent report, Is Bigger Best in Renewable Energy? In this presentation, Farrell discusses how conventional wisdom suggests that larger solar and wind projects deliver energy at lower costs, but that location matters, and that the point of delivery and ownership matter more

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Ontario’s Hydro One Makes a $5.3B Offer for Avista

Hydro One, the transmisison and distribution grid utility serving Canada's Ontario province, has issued an offer to acquire Spokane, Wash.-based electricity and gas utility Avista for $6.7 billion Canadian ($5.3 billion). It's not the first, but it is one of the biggest, cross-border acquisitions to date in the North American utility landscape. Under terms of the

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Jaguar I-PACE Concept Makes The Rounds In Geneva & London

In anticipation of the model's launch next year, Jaguar recently showcased its all-electric I-PACE Concept on the streets of London (for the first time), giving us a look at the real-world face of the highly anticipated model Jaguar I-PACE Concept Makes The Rounds In Geneva & London was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Porsche Put €2.2 Billion Into R&D (Including Plug-Ins) In 2016

As part of its efforts to prepare for and keep up with the changes occurring in industry, Porsche put €2.2 billion into research and development efforts during 2016 (FY), according to recent reports Porsche Put €2.2 Billion Into R&D (Including Plug-Ins) In 2016 was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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LeEco Looking To Sell 49-Acre Site In Silicon Valley… Less Than A Year After Buying It

LeEco, the primary backer of the electric vehicle startup Faraday Future, is now looking to sell the 49-acre property in Silicon Valley that it acquired from Yahoo less than a year ago. LeEco also unveiled the LeSEE last year in China and then in San Francisco — pictures of the LeSEE are throughout this article LeEco Looking To Sell 49-Acre Site In Silicon Valley… Less Than A Year …

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Exceptional individuals honored at the 2017 MIT Excellence Awards and Collier Medal ceremony

On Thursday, March 16, the MIT community gathered at Kresge Auditorium to honor recipients of the 2017 Excellence Awards and Collier Medal. The MIT Excellence Awards are among the highest honors awarded to MIT staff, and acknowledge the extraordinary efforts made in the spirit of fulfilling the goals, values, and mission of the Institute. The Collier Medal honors the memory of Officer Sean Collier, whose spirit lives on as a lasting part of the MIT community. The 2017 ceremony opened with a lively performance by