Monthly Archives: February 2017

Electric vehicle incentives are under attack by joint efforts from heavily subsidized oil & biofuel industries

The biofuel and oil industries, which were both heavily subsidized over the years, are now working together to lobby against electric vehicle incentives under the pretext that they are seeking R… Source: Electric vehicle incentives are under attack by joint efforts

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Tesla christens Buffalo solar factory ‘Gigafactory 2’, will finalize locations of Gigafactory 3, 4 and possibly 5 this year

Tesla’s earnings report for 2016 was released moments ago, with information regarding two, possibly three future gigafactory plants.  Tesla’s current “Gigafactory 1”, which … Source: Tesla christens Buffalo solar factory ‘Gigafactory 2’, will finalize locations of Gigafactory 3, 4 and possibly

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Electrek green energy brief: California talking about 100%, Mexico at 2.69¢/kWh, The Residential Electric Utility, more

California going for 100% renewable electricity by 2045 – If you’re a reader of this website, there is a decent chance you’ve already seen that a California politician has submitt… Source: Electrek green energy brief: California talking about 100%, Mexico at

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A look at Tesla Powerwall ownership after 1 year as second generation is coming: 92% savings on utility bill

We reported on Nick Pfitzner just over a year ago when he became one of the first people to have a Tesla Powerwall in Australia. After now over a year of ownership, Nick shared his experience just … Source: A

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Norway is reaching tipping point for electric vehicles as market share reaches record breaking 37%

We were talking just the other day about how slow it is to change the automotive market because of its gigantic size. With around 2 billion cars on the roads around the world and an annual producti… Source: Norway is reaching tipping

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Daimler is converting Smart brand to all-electric in North America, no more gas-powered Smart cars

In a somewhat surprising move but definitely welcomed by electric vehicle enthusiasts, Daimler told its dealerships in the US and Canada that it will soon stop selling gas-powered Smart cars in fav… Source: Daimler is converting Smart brand to all-electric in

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Volvo says its first all-electric vehicle is coming in 2019 with battery packs up to 100 kWh

While Swedish automaker Volvo says that it is committed to the electrification of its vehicle lineup, we haven’t heard much about its plans beyond the announcement in 2015 that they are worki… Source: Volvo says its first all-electric vehicle is coming

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Tesla Gigafactory reaches over $1 billion in construction costs as battery production ramps up

As Tesla and Panasonic started battery cell production at the Gigafactory in Nevada last month, the company acquired several new building permits to continue expanding its already massive battery f… Source: Tesla Gigafactory reaches over $1 billion in construction costs as

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Electrek green energy brief: Climate change knowledge in 1912, new solar cell processing technique, ‘Green Gas,’ and more

‘Green Gas’ is the new fossil fuel fashion accessory – The newest marketing line you’re going to hear is marketing ‘green gas power plants’ – natural gas p… Source: Electrek green energy brief: Climate change knowledge in 1912, new solar

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Tesla buyers have now access to Ontario’s generous $14,000 EV incentive

Ontario’s government is offering one of the most generous direct electric vehicle incentive – between $6,000 and $14,000 to support the purchase or lease of eligible battery-electric an… Source: Tesla buyers have now access to Ontario’s generous $14,000 EV incentive

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