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Specs For 2018 Nissan Leaf Leaked

The 2018 Nissan Leaf EV is slated to be released only a month or so from now, so it's a bit surprising that exact specs have remained a mystery until now. They have seemingly now been leaked though ... and they seem to be approximately what we've been expecting, which is certainly not a bad thing Specs For 2018 …

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Breathing Easy: The Best Air Pollution Startups (State of Pollution Series)

As we've been looking at in our series, air pollution is a serious global problem that is having a huge impact on the health of the world population, as well as being a massive drain on the economy. More than 90% of people on earth live in areas where air quality exceeds the limits recommended by the World Health Organisation, so it really is an issue that affects almost everyone

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Climate change to deplete some US water basins, reduce irrigated crop yields

A new study by MIT climate scientists, economists, and agriculture experts finds that certain hotspots in the country will experience severe reductions in crop yields by 2050, due to climate change's impact on irrigation. The most adversely affected region, according to the researchers, will be the Southwest. Already a water-stressed part of the country, this region is projected to experience reduced precipitation by midcentury. Less rainfall to the area will mean reduced runoff into water basins that feed irrigated …

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Berlin Startup Infarm Aims To Put Tiny Vertical Farms In Grocery Stores

The future of fresh local produce could include distributed farming, with more foods being grown in smaller systems right near the point of sale, instead of everything being shipped in from larger growing operations Berlin Startup Infarm Aims To Put Tiny Vertical Farms In Grocery Stores was …

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New Study Suggests We Are Headed For Warmest Climate In Half A Billion Years

Carbon dioxide concentrations are heading towards values not seen in the past 200m years. The sun has also been gradually getting stronger over time. Put together, these facts mean the climate may be heading towards warmth not seen in the past half a billion years. New Study Suggests We …

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The Dangerous Game of Climate Roulette

On Thursday twenty daily temperature records were set across British Columbia (BC) as highs reached over 39oC in some areas of the province. Simultaneously and consequently 230 wildfires broke out and a state of emergency was declared as $100 million was made available to communities and residents affected by the fires to help them rebuild. […] The post The Dangerous Game of Climate Roulette appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Hyundai Will Reveal New Electric Bus Soon

The South Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai will unveil a new, all-electric bus product within the near future (reportedly, this month). The electric bus has a tentative market launch date of sometime in 2018, according to local news sources. Hyundai Will Reveal New Electric Bus Soon was originally published on EV Obsession.

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Hands-On: 24 Hours With A 2017 Chevy Bolt (CleanTechnica Review)

Many electric vehicle designers felt the need to stand out, to create a design that flies a bold flag to everyone around that proclaims "I'm modern and different!" While this is great for individuals or businesses looking to make a bold proclamation, most people are looking for a car that looks normal, that drives like a normal car with cool features inside that make day-to-day life just a little bit easier.

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Nio EP9 Electric Supercar Smashes Production Car Nurburgring Lap Record

Originally published on Gas2. The Nio EP9 supercar went to the Nurburgring last year and set the fastest lap ever for an electric car – 7 minutes 5.12 seconds. That was impressive. Then last week, the company brought an updated version of the EP9 back to the Nordshliefe (north course) at the Nurburgring and set the […] Nio EP9 Electric Supercar Smashes Production Car Nurburgring Lap …

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Daymak C5 Blast Electric Go Kart Will Go 0-60 In 1.5 Seconds

Daymak says its C5 Blast Ultimate electric go kart will be the world's fastest vehicle. It combines an electric motor with four fans for forward thrust and 8 more fans for upward thrust. Daymak C5 Blast Electric Go Kart Will Go 0-60 In 1.5 Seconds was originally published on EV Obsession.

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300-Mile EV Battery With 5 Minute Charging Time Is Possible, Claims StoreDot

An Israeli company claims it has a new battery that can go three hundred miles on a charge and then be replenished in only five minutes. If true, the electric car revolution just took a giant leap forward. 300-Mile EV Battery With 5 Minute Charging Time Is Possible, Claims StoreDot was originally published on EV …

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Show Me the Data: The Truth About Tesla Battery Degradation

The largest single chunk of the cost of a Tesla is the battery, which also poses a single point of failure risk for Tesla owners. Buyers are typically not worried about an event-based failure, even though fires could certainly be a concern, but rather about the degradation of the battery over the life of the vehicle. With EV drivetrains expected to last much longer than their fossil fuel–fired counterparts, the life expectancy of the battery becomes a looming maintenance expense waiting to hit and has everyone asking, "How …

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Mercedes-Benz Confirms Electric Citaro Bus Coming Next Year

Following earlier reports that Mercedes-Benz (Daimler) was working on an electric version of its Citaro bus, company execs have revealed that the electric Citaro will be entering series production in Mercedes-Benz Confirms Electric Citaro Bus Coming Next Year was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more …

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Why Didn’t Any Canadian Energy Companies Make The Top 100?

More than 500 start-ups, from 66 countries, made submissions. Though the Start-up Energy Transition Tech Festival is a German Energy Agency (Dena) initiative, even a casual perusal of literature reveals its' international character Why Didn't Any Canadian Energy Companies Make The Top 100? was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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~50% Of New Vehicles To Be Shipped With V2V Tech By 2022, Juniper Research Projects

Around 50% of new vehicles will be shipped from the factory with V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication) tech and hardware by the year 2022, according to a new report from Juniper Research ~50% Of New Vehicles To Be Shipped With V2V Tech By 2022, Juniper Research Projects was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Tesla Introduces Supercharger Idling Fee To Discourage Bad Behavior (#ElonTweets Update)

Following comments made last week by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the company has gone ahead and introduced a Supercharger idling fee, meant to discourage users from leaving their vehicles in Supercharger bays well after charging has actually finished Tesla Introduces Supercharger Idling Fee To Discourage Bad Behavior (#ElonTweets Update) was originally published on …