Hyundai Ioniq 5 “Living Space,” 1st Zero-Emission Tanker, Warren Buffet Big On Oil — CleanTechnica Top 20

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 03:17:07 +0000

The most popular stories on CleanTechnica in the past week or so, surprisingly, were led by a Hyundai story! The Ioniq 5 “Living Space” caught a lot of attention. The second most popular story was an even bigger surprise — a zero-emissions tanker. Wand then there was Warren Buffett … investing $4.1 billion in Chevron. […]

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Aptera Is Going Gangbusters

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 22:05:41 +0000

Aptera, the company making a super-efficient electric vehicle with ranges up to 1000 miles, had some great news to report as it pushes toward production later this year or early the next. Orders are still piling in, and investors (including a prominent automotive expert) are putting cash into the company. “I’m betting on a solar […]

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Informing & Educating Consumers Better About EVs

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 18:35:23 +0000

In the quest to keep the message simple, automakers are bordering on dishonesty in their marketing about EV charging and range. I discussed this the other day in this article, but I want to expand upon it. I totally understand that it’s difficult to present complex ideas, especially in marketing, but setting realistic expectations is […]

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There Are Many Big Problems With Getting Rid Of Cars

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 17:42:48 +0000

In a recent New York Times Op-Ed, titled, “There’s One Big Problem With Electric Cars,” the author argued that the switch to electric cars is an improvement, but doesn’t solve many of the problems that all cars cause, regardless of what they run on. They take up a lot of space, both on roads and […]

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Daimler Is Considering An Early End Of ICE Vehicle Production

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 06:56:46 +0000

Daimler has stated before that it wants to achieve a CO2-free fleet by 2039, but the company is reportedly looking at ending ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicle production early. CEO Ola Källenius dropped a hint in an interview that the interim targets for electric vehicles could be revised upwards. The German publication Handelsblatt pointed out […]

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KoBold: Using Machine Learning To Find EV Battery Minerals — CleanTechnica Podcast, Part 2

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 04:57:07 +0000

In the second half of this episode of our Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, Zachary Shahan, Director and CEO of CleanTechnica, and Josh Goldman, cofounder and CFO/CTO at KoBold Metals, continue their conversation about mineral exploration. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below. Below that embedded SoundCloud player is a […]

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Outsiders, Like Elon Musk & Chamath Palihapitiya, Now Influence Wall Street Like Only Insiders Could Previously

Credit to Author: Matt Pressman| Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 22:10:00 +0000

Originally published on EV Annex. Tesla has always been in the crosshairs of short sellers on Wall Street. Traditional financial media outlets, for years, preyed on Elon Musk for any misstep. Things have changed though. Tesla is now part of the S&P 500. And Wall Street insiders who once derided Musk and Tesla now appear to […]

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Yahoo! Finance: Tesla’s Bitcoin Profits Might Be More Than Its All-Time Profits From EVs, Solar, & Batteries

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 17:43:45 +0000

Tesla could have made more in profits from its recent bitcoin investment than it has made selling EVs, Yahoo! Finance reported. When bitcoin hit the $50,000 mark for the first time ever, this continued the 2021 rally that has been sending it higher on increased adoption. Tesla purchased $1.5 billion in bitcoin last month, and […]

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City of Richmond Pushes California to Go 100% ZEV by 2030

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 16:42:16 +0000

Having spoken with several battery mineral experts about this, 100% electric vehicle sales by 2030 globally seems impossible, and Elon Musk himself recently estimated that the market would probably be a bit over 50% by around 2030. However, leaders are leaders, and that can go for cities and states as well as automakers. California has […]

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