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All cars with engines to be off Dutch roads by 2030, following 2025 sales ban

European countries continue to implement aggressive policies to move away from fossil fuels for transportation and favor zero-emission solutions in renewable energy and vehicles. Last year, the Netherlands joined Norway to ban the sale of new cars powered by internal-combustion engines after 2025. The country will still allow engine-driven...

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The Potential Impact of Solar Tariffs in 12 Charts

The American solar industry is holding its breath as it awaits the U.S. International Trade Commission's coming vote on remedy recommendations in the landmark Section 201 trade case. These recommendations will then be delivered to President Trump, who holds protectionist economic views and reportedly requested that someone in the Oval Office “bring me some tariffs.” With the …

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The UAE Has Become A Cleantech Hub, Because Of Leadership (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

It's very easy to slam oil & gas giants for their role in global emissions and their hesitance to give up luxurious lifestyles and steady revenue streams — not to mention conspiratorial tricks and scams when those are at play, which they sometimes are. But there are also a couple of things to consider The UAE Has Become A Cleantech Hub, Because Of Leadership (CleanTechnica …

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Local Politicians Throwing India Solar Power Plans Into Chaos

Customs officials in India have suddenly decided that imported solar panels are subject to import duties totaling 10.5%. So far, the national government has not taken steps to resolve the issue. Local Politicians Throwing India Solar Power Plans Into Chaos was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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China Has 75% Of Electrolyte Solution Market & 75% Of Anode Materials Market (Key Lithium-Ion Battery Components)

Chinese firms now control more than 75% of the electrolyte solution market, according to the Tokyo-based Yano Research Institute. Electrolyte solution is a key component in the manufacture of lithium-ion battery cells China Has 75% Of Electrolyte Solution Market & 75% Of Anode Materials Market (Key Lithium-Ion Battery Components) was …

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World’s 6th Mass Extinction Grows — Ash Trees & 5 African Antelopes Near Extinction (With Climate Change Playing A Part)

The eradication of the world's remaining wildlife seems to be continuing at pace, going by the most recent IUCN Endangered Species List — with numerous species that were until recently common now "disappearing faster than they can be counted." World's 6th Mass Extinction Grows — Ash Trees & 5 African Antelopes …

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Zoe, Leaf, & i3 Lead The Crowd In Europe (Europe Electric Car Sales)

The European plug-in car market started its usual holiday season in July, down almost a third compared to the previous month (summertime = lower sales). There were some 19,600 registrations. But that is still up 41% regarding the same month last year, so the growth trend continues. Year to date, the market is up 34% this year, with the EV share now standing at a record 1.6% Zoe, Leaf, …

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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...