Panasonic Strikes Battery Minerals Deal In Canada

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 18:30:14 +0000

Rare earth minerals and other battery materials are crucial for global politics. As this article explains, China’s power over the worlds clean technology advancements and medical progress came to a head in 2010 when it cut off supplies to Japan. This ultimately left Japan defenseless, and with no choice but to cave on the border […]

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Are The Wrong Americans Buying Electric Vehicles?

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 16:57:58 +0000

Are the wrong Americans buying electric cars? Well, yes. But also no. Between electric car superusers and EV hoarders, some households that have more than one electric car in the driveway may be driving up the price of EVs for the average Joe, while keeping electric-only miles lower than they could be. In a recent […]

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The 2022 CleanTechnica Car of the Year Is …

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 00:00:02 +0000

It’s been one month since we announced the finalists for our 2022 CleanTechnica Car of the Year award, and it’s time to announce the winner! I’m going to go through all of the finalists once more, though, starting with the model with the lowest percentage of the votes and going to the one with the […]

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GM Strikes Battery Separator Deal

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 17:05:50 +0000

When it comes to EVs, battery cells are a huge deal. They’re literally what allows the vehicle to store energy and go anywhere. When talking about battery cells, minerals like lithium and cobalt tend to get most of the attention. But, there’s a little polymer part of each battery cell with a vitally-important role to […]

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Bolt EUV Month 2, Part 4: A Challenging Rural Road

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2022 19:45:41 +0000

This article is part of a multi-part series. You can find Part 1 here. Let’s make one thing clear from the beginning: The Bolt EUV is not an off-road machine. Not only does it lack serious ground clearance, 4-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, and skid plates, but it’s also a unibody (even if it’s a very […]

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Bolt EUV Month 2, Part 3: The Yee-Hawtobaun

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2022 19:15:35 +0000

This article is part of a multi-part series. You can find Part 1 here. It’s one thing to take a road trip, but just like any vehicle, you lose a lot of range with speed in an EV. Texas highways are already tough, with speed limits of 80 in the western rural parts of the […]

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Bolt EUV Month 2, Part 2: A Texas-Sized Road Trip

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2022 16:45:23 +0000

This article is part of a multi-part series. You can find Part 1 here. In Part 1, I covered home charging installation, which went well despite me requesting something unusual. Now, I’m going to cover the other side of the charging coin by telling the tale of a road trip across Texas, which mostly relied […]

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Bolt EUV Month 2: Testing The Extremes of Charging, Road Trips, Speed, & Off-Highway Driving

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2022 15:45:33 +0000

About a month ago, I shared my experiences from the first month of ownership of my Bolt EUV. I thought I had given it a pretty good test, but I managed to test several important aspects of Bolt EUV ownership to much greater extremes since then. Most people wouldn’t do all of the things I’ve […]

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2022 CleanTechnica Car of the Year — Writers Discuss Finalists

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 00:30:24 +0000

Nearly one month ago, I announced the finalists for our 2022 CleanTechnica Car of the Year competition. Since then, a handful of CleanTechnica writers convened to discuss the finalists and make the case for their choices. What made the discussion especially fun was that most of the finalists had at least one writer back them. […]

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GM & EVgo’s Plug And Charge Just Works

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 19:00:08 +0000

Back in September, I wrote an article about EVgo’s Autocharge+ rollout. While some GM vehicles had the ability to just plug in and charge (with payment details happening automatically behind the scenes), they were now going to roll it out to all EVs. At the time, I wasn’t aware that Autocharge+ wasn’t available to GM’s […]

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