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Top Electric Car Countries (Charts)

Countries worldwide are taking an aggressive stance in order to expedite the transition to electric vehicles. Yet automakers are moving slowly — the Big Three in Detroit are taking a wait-and-see approach with vehicle electrification. And Germany's finest are also dragging their feet. One automaker is leading the way. According to The Telegraph, "Tesla, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, announced that its ‘budget' Model 3 …

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Volkswagen ID Buzz drive: electric VW bus offers unique EV concept

When you see a concept car drive onto the stage at an auto show, don't be fooled into thinking it's what you'll drive out of the dealer a couple of years later. We got to drive the Volkswagen ID Buzz all-electric Microbus concept car Saturday for a couple of miles along the oceanside road outside Monterey, California. Our drive in the ID Buzz...

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Volkswagen to build ID Buzz electric Microbus, cargo vans too, on sale in 2022

The Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, an all-electric reinterpretation of the iconic VW Microbus, generated huge enthusiasm and public crowds when it debuted in January at the Detroit auto show. Today, the company announced its board had officially approved production of the vehicle, a distinctive entry in a growing lineup of electric cars planned for...

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Electric Cars vs Gasmobiles, Technically Speaking (VIDEO)

Considering the far-reaching cascade of change that is about to be unleashed on human society by the transition from the internal combustion engine to the electric motor, there's a good case to be made that everyone should have at least a rudimentary understanding of how these two competing forms of propulsion work (many journalists, to say nothing of political and business leaders, are in dire need of a basic …

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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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Tesla Superchargers … Model 3 vs Big Auto … Coolest Electric Bike? (Top CleanTechnica Stories in July)

July was a momentous month. The Tesla Model 3 — which must have surprised even Elon Musk — arrived. The first 30 production Model 3s were delivered. But there was a lot of other cleantech fun as well. Check out the stories below to see which grabbed the most eyeballs here on CleanTechnica

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2018 Nissan Leaf caught without camouflage in ad shoot

Its maker has begun the countdown to the early-September unveiling of the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car with a series of staged teaser photos and factoids. But with the prevalence of smartphone cameras, it's harder and harder for carmakers to keep their new models completely under wraps. Which is how we come to have a shot of the 2018 Leaf...

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“Our Democracy Has Been Hacked” — Al Gore On Climate Change

Al Gore is back with a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth. Ten years on, what have we learned about climate change and those who decry it as a myth? “Our Democracy Has Been Hacked” — Al Gore On Climate Change was originally published on

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Is Tesla’s Model 3 Really a Mainstream Electric Car?

A decade ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk envisioned building an electric car that would be both thrilling to drive and affordable. Does the Model 3 car that Musk handed off to Tesla's first 30 customers last Friday meet that description? Almost. But Tesla still has more work to improve affordability. The basic version of Tesla's Model 3 car starts off at $35,000 (before incentives), which is the

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Advanced Nuclear Is a Winning Issue in a Tri-Partisan Washington

In today's Washington, it's easy to get discouraged. Partisan rancor has reached record levels, and even within the GOP there are deep divides between the president and different factions of congressional Republicans on healthcare and tax reform. What has emerged in Washington is a tri-partisan system: The Trump administration is carving out its set of positions, which differs not only from Democrats, but also, in many instances, from the stances of congressional Republicans. The result has been even more …

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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