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Tesla Shuttle to attempt world driving distance record for an electric vehicle

This coming weekend, Tomasz Gać, Jakub Stechly, and I are going to attempt to break the world record for miles driven in an electric car on a single charge. This attempt was planned before a group of Italians recently crushed the previous record, so they’ve certainly made our task more difficult, but we’re still hopeful. By Zachary Shahan  Weather permitting, […]

August 17th

Tesla Model 3 comparison vs 22 EV competitors: The straight specs

Now that we have several official specs for the Tesla Model 3, I wanted to do a thorough update of how the Model 3 competes against comparably priced offerings from BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Lexus, Toyota, Acura, and Jaguar. By Zachary Shahan  Last week, I commented at length about subjective features of the Model 3 that I think […]

August 9th

Tesla Model 3 will be the first mass-market electric vehicle

Many milestones have been laid out for electric vehicles and we have celebrated them all: 100,000 sold, 500,000, 1 million…  We are still very much in the very early ‘innovators’ portion of the curve, but the Tesla Model 3 changes things. By Kyle Field  Initially, enthusiasts hoped the Chevy Bolt would be the first to crack […]

August 4th

UK to phase out ALL internal combustion cars in 23 years

After much controversy and travail in the British courts over the past several months, the government of Britain has finally unveiled a plan to outright ban the sale of cars and light-duty trucks with internal combustion engines after the year 2040. Earlier this month, France announced a similar proposal that also takes effect the same year. By Steve […]

July 26th

EPA will go after SOME polluters – diesel emission fraud perpetrators

EPA head Scott Pruitt says his agency will continue to “very aggressively” pursue action against auto manufacturers who faked their diesel emissions tests. By James Ayre “What VW did was very, very troublesome and we need to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Pruitt told Reuters. He also noted that aggressive actions were needed in order to […]

July 15th

Throwing it into reverse on car fuel efficiency standards

Eleven Democratic senators have signed a letter to Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt calling on him not to do what’s rumored could happen this week: rolling back the fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks and prohibiting California from imposing stricter standards than the federal government does. By Meteor Blades All this could be a […]

March 8th

Cleantechnica attends the Tesla Model 3 rollout

by Zachary Shahan  (Cross-posted from our sister blog, Cleantechnica.) I rolled into Los Angeles at 1:00am on March 31, catching sleep on the flights from Frankfurt to DC and DC to LA in order to be rested for an early arrival at a Tesla store, so that I could to put down an early Tesla Model 3 […]

March 31st

David Brin: How did we cut the crime rate? We cut out environmental lead…

By David Brin Lead has long been rumored as a major culprit of individual and societal downfall – even in the collapse of the Roman Empire. Starting in the 1960s we found that remediation of houses that had lead-based paint correlated with improved IQ tests for children in poor neighborhoods. A connection with violent crime now seems to be […]

January 14th

Senate passes good transportation bill, House doubles down on disaster

By Deron Lovaas The Senate passed MAP-21 last week by a whopping 74-22 margin. This week several Congressmen introduced it as a House bill, and it has so far almost one-quarter of that chamber has jumped on a co-sponsors of the bill. President Obama and Transportation Secretary LaHood are calling for the House to pass the bill, signaling that the […]

March 22nd