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Deliveries of Mach-E Stall

According to, the arrival of your Ford mock ‘Stang may be delayed, although no reason had been given until now, when the enthusiast site reached out to Ford for comment. “As part of our commitment to delivering high-quality vehicles, we are conducting additional quality checks on several hundred Mustang Mach-E models built before dealer shipments […] The post Deliveries of Mach-E Stall appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Mexico, Green, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, New Cars, Mustang, Alternative Energy, Ev, Stang, News Blog, Mach E, Ford Death Watch, mock 'Stang

BrightDrop, General Motors’ Shiny New Delivery Business

    General Motors has rolled out BrightDrop, moving them further into the business of first-to-last-mile products, software, and services for delivery and logistics. “BrightDrop offers a smarter way to deliver goods and services,” said Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO. To lower costs, maximize productivity, improve safety, increase security, and support sustainability, Barra said, […] The post BrightDrop, General Motors’ Shiny New Delivery Business appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, General Motors, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Trucks, Alternative Energy, Ev, Barra, Vans, Gizmology, GM Death Watch, Mary Barra GM, Technlogy, Delivery Vehicles

Tesla Self-Driving and Unintended Acceleration Not The Same Says NHTSA

Tesla vehicles that drive themselves and those that continue unintentionally are not the same, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In a ruling sure to satisfy Teslaphiles and Muskovites, the NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) concluded today that after reviewing the data, ODI has no evidence that supports opening a defect investigation into sudden […] The post Tesla Self-Driving and Unintended Acceleration Not The Same Says NHTSA appeared first on ...
Tags: Technology, Legal, Safety, Government, Tesla, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, EVs, Alternative Energy, Nhtsa, News Blog, Tesla Death Watch, Teslaphiles, Office of Defects Investigation ODI

Apple iCar: The Next Big Thing?

Apple has targeted 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include proprietary self-driving and battery technologies, according to Reuters. Project Titan, The iPad creator’s automotive effort, started in 2014 with the goal of Apple designing its own vehicle. Apple later scaled back the effort to shift its focus elsewhere. Doug Field, an Apple veteran […] The post Apple iCar: The Next Big Thing? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Technology, Global, Green, Electric Vehicles, Other, Autos, EVs, Connected Vehicles, Platforms, Alternative Energy, Reuters, Icar, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Project Titan

Plug Power Expands eCommerce Use of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells at Walmart

  Plug Power, a provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions, is expanding its support of Walmart’s eCommerce network. Plug Power currently supports more than 9,500 GenDrive fuel cell-powered vehicles used by 37 Walmart distribution centers across North America. Plug Power has provided GenKey hydrogen and fuel cells since 2010 for Walmart’s material handling fleet. […] The post Plug Power Expands eCommerce Use of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells at Walmart appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ecommerce, Technology, Global, Walmart, Green, Autos, Hydrogen, Alternative Energy, Fuel Cells, Plug Power, News Blog, Fleets, Fast Fueling, Material Handling, North America Plug Power

Residential renewable energy developer Swell is raising $450 million for distributed power projects in three states

Swell Energy, an installer and manager of residential renewable energy, energy efficiency and storage technologies, is raising $450 million to finance the construction of four virtual power plants representing a massive amount of energy storage capacity paired with solar power generation. It’s a sign of the distributed nature of renewable energy development and a transition from large scale power generation projects feeding into utility grids at their edge to smaller, point solutions distributed...
Tags: Energy, TC, California, Articles, Los Angeles, Tech, Renewable Energy, Ceo, Energy Efficiency, Solar Power, Khan, Energy Storage, Alternative Energy, Electrical Grid, Ares Management Corp, Suleman Khan

Activist Attacks Oil Companies by Shaming Ad Agencies

Environmental activist Jamie Henn, and his firm, Fossil Free Media, are attacking advertising and PR agencies that work on oil industry accounts. Their initiative, Clean Creatives, is designed to shame some of the world’s largest PR and ad agencies in hopes that they will resign. “We want to get PR and ad agencies to stop […] The post Activist Attacks Oil Companies by Shaming Ad Agencies appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Media, Environment, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Alternative Energy, Big Oil, Petroleum Industry, PR Firms, Advertising Agencies, News Blog, Environmental Activists, Jamie Henn, Fossil Free Media

SunCulture wants to turn Africa into the world’s next bread basket, one solar water pump at a time

The world’s food supply must double by the year 2050 to meet the demands from a growing population, according to a report from the United Nations. And as pressure mounts to find new crop land to support the growth, the world’s eyes are increasingly turning to the African continent as the next potential global breadbasket. While Africa has 65% of the world’s remaining uncultivated arable land, according to the African Development Bank, the countries on the continent face significant obstacles as ...
Tags: Energy, Food, TC, New York, Africa, Articles, Tech, Renewable Energy, Senegal, Uganda, United States, United Nations, Agriculture, Ethiopia, Kenya, Solar Energy

Electricity and fear: The trouble with nuclear energy

No other power-generating device raises as much concern as the nuclear reactor. Because of this, until recently the future of the entire energy sector has been determined by its past.On the eve of the pandemic, the European energy sector found itself at a crossroads, somewhere between Great Britain, Germany and Poland. Five years ago, across the English Channel, the then Prime Minister David Cameron announced an ambitious program to build 12 new nuclear power plants with a total capacity of 16 G...
Tags: Energy, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Hollywood, Ge, France, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, Environment, US, Sustainability, David Cameron

Airbus has revealed three zero-emission plane designs that could become reality in just 15 years — take a look at the hydrogen-powered aircraft of the future

Airbus Airbus has revealed three new conceptual aircraft, all of which will use hydrogen as fuel. The planes, which Airbus plans to develop and enter into commercial service by 2035, would be zero-emission — and Airbus says it's confident that it can actually make it happen. Take a look at the three new hydrogen-powered planes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Making air travel truly sustainable is one of the biggest challenges facing the airline and aerospace industrie...
Tags: Transportation, Climate Change, Trends, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, Hydrogen, International Civil Aviation Organization, Alternative Energy, American Airlines, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, United Nation, Airbus Airbus, Electric Aircraft, Jean Brice Dumont, David Slotnick

Uber Promises Fleet-wide Electrification by 2030, GM Offers Help

Uber Technologies has promised to make sure that 100 percent of the vehicles used to convey customers in Europe, Canada, and the United States will be powered entirely by electricity — allotting itself just under a decade for the transition. By 2030, Uber said all cars used on the platform will be required to be of […] The post Uber Promises Fleet-wide Electrification by 2030, GM Offers Help appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Uber, Going Green, Green, United States, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Gm, Autos, EVs, Alternative Energy, Europe Canada, Uber Technologies, News Blog, Carbon Neutral, Empty Corporate Promises, Uber Promises Fleet

Nano diamond batteries have one company all charged-up

Nuclear reactor parts converted to radioactive carbon-14 diamonds produce energy.To keep them safe, the carbon-14 diamonds are encased in a second protective diamond layer.The company predicts batteries for personal devices could last about nine years. We have an insatiable need for energy. When we need to operate something that cannot be simply plugged in, power is going to have to come from a battery, and the battle for a better battery is being fought in labs all over the world. Hold that ...
Tags: Energy, California, Sustainability, Innovation, Invention, Electricity, Battery, Alternative Energy, International Atomic Energy Agency, NDA, Nuclear Energy, NDB, Neel Naicker

Canada: Alternative Energy & Power In Canada: Legal And Regulatory Dynamics - Stikeman Elliott LLP

This is the third release of Chambers Global Practice Guide for Alternative Energy and Power, which was launched in 2018 amidst a transformation of the global electric energy and power industry.
Tags: News, Canada, Alternative Energy, Legal And Regulatory Dynamics Stikeman Elliott LLP, Alternative Energy and Power

Sunrun’s $3.2 billion Vivint Solar bid challenges Tesla’s energy ambitions

Tesla’s 2014 acquisition of SolarCity turned the electric vehicle manufacturer into the undisputed largest player in residential solar, but that lead has steadily eroded as its major competitor, Sunrun, surged ahead with more aggressive plans. Now with the $3.2 billion dollar acquisition of the residential solar installation company, Vivint Solar, Sunrun looks to solidify its place in the top spot. From Tesla’s very early days Elon Musk has tried to define the company as an energy compa...
Tags: Energy, TC, Elon Musk, Yahoo, Articles, Chief executive officer, Tech, Tesla, United States, Solar Power, Solarcity, Energy Storage, Player, Blackstone, Analyst, Alternative Energy

The Sun Exchange raises $3M for crypto driven solar power in Africa

South Africa based renewable energy startup Sun Exchange has raised $3 million to close its Series A funding round totaling $4 million. The company operates a peer-to-peer, crypto enabled business that allows individuals anywhere in the world to invest in solar infrastructure in Africa. How’s that all work? “You as an individual are selling electricity to a school in South Africa, via a solar panel you bought through the Sun Exchange,” explained Abe Cambridge — the startup’s founder and CEO. “...
Tags: Energy, TC, Berlin, Southeast Asia, Nigeria, Africa, Articles, Tech, Renewable Energy, Ceo, Mobile Phones, Bitcoin, United States, South Africa, Cambridge, Cape Town

These countries are leading the transition to sustainable energy

What does COVID-19 mean for the energy transition? While lockdowns have caused a temporary fall in CO2 emissions, the pandemic risks derailing recent progress in addressing the world's energy challenges. The current state of the sector is described in the World Economic Forum's Energy Transition Index 2020. It benchmarks the energy systems of 115 economies, highlighting the leading players in the race to net-zero emissions, as well as those with work to do. With pressure to get idle economie...
Tags: Energy, UK, Sweden, Climate Change, France, China, Germany, US, Sustainability, Italy, Innovation, Switzerland, Oman, Brazil, Finland, Solar Energy

This fruit reeks, but it may one day power your phone

New research finds that jackfruit and durian, often called the world's smelliest fruit, make outstanding supercapacitors.Supercapacitors are useful because they can be used as infinitely rechargeable batteries.The study, published in the Journal of Energy Storage, also demonstrates the development of carbon aerogels for the bodies of the fruit batteries. It's said to be delicious, but you probably haven't encountered any durian fruit-scented candles. That's because it smells, as the late gourma...
Tags: Energy, Future, Sustainability, Discovery, Materials, Fruit, Innovation, Batteries, Alternative Energy, Anthony Bourdain, DCA, University of Sydney, Gomes, JCA, Journal of Energy Storage, Vincent G Gomes

Artificial photosynthesis produces 'green methane'

Artificial photosynthesis devices have long been touted as a way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turn it into useful products.New research describes a highly efficient and cheap device that could be used to turn waste carbon dioxide into methane.Natural gas, which mainly consists of methane, is a cleaner fuel than coal and has been characterized as a "bridge fuel" prior to transitioning to renewable energy sources, but not everyone thinks it's a good idea to burn yet more hydroc...
Tags: Sustainability, Earth, Innovation, Invention, Electricity, Alternative Energy, National Academy of Sciences, Zetian Mi, Baowen Zhou

Elon Musk Dances Like Nobody's Watching at Tesla Event in China

Billionaire tech founder Elon Musk made quite a splash in China today, where he took the stage to show off the Tesla Model 3 that’s made at the company’s new multibillion-dollar plant near Shanghai—the first outside of the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Science, China, Cars, Tesla, Dancing, Shanghai, Grimes, Electric Cars, Alternative Energy, Tesla Event

Toyota CEO Predicted Peak Oil by 2020 Back in 2009

Toyota’s North American CEO, Jim Lentz, predicted back in 2009 that by 2020 the world would hit peak oil—the idea that the world’s demand for oil would exceed the world’s supply of oil. And since we’ve officially entered the year 2020, it feels like an appropriate time to look at whether his prediction was correct.…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Oil, Cars, Sustainability, Toyota, Predictions, Alternative Energy, Jim Lentz, Peak Oil

New membrane enables us to harvest 'osmotic' energy from water

Osmotic power plants harvest energy from the difference in pressure or salinity between salt and freshwater using a semi-permeable membrane.One of the major challenges for this kind of renewable energy, however, has been developing effective and durable membranes. Now, new research demonstrates a durable and effective membrane that could significantly improve osmotic energy collection. None By now, everybody has heard of solar and wind energy. You're probably familiar with hydroelectric energy...
Tags: Water, Sustainability, Materials, Innovation, Electricity, Rivers, Alternative Energy, Joule

Rolls-Royce to launch all-electric plane in 2020

The electric aircraft industry is just starting to get off the ground, with Siemens breaking the world record for the fastest electric aircraft in 2017.With ACCEL (Accelerating the Electrification of Flight), Rolls-Royce intends to beat that record in the spring of 2020.While these are existing developments, the field of electric aviation has significant challenges to face before we can expect to see electric long-distance passenger planes. None Rolls-Royce has announced that its zero-emission...
Tags: Transportation, London, Ipcc, Sustainability, Earth, Pollution, Paris, Aircraft, Innovation, Electricity, Siemens, Alice, Accel, Alternative Energy, Royce, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC

Heliogen’s new tech could unlock renewable energy for industrial manufacturing

Last Monday a group of millionaires and billionaires took a trip to an industrial site in Lancaster, Calif. to witness the achievement of what could represent a giant leap forward in the effort to decarbonize some of the world’s most carbon intensive industries. For Bill Gross, the founder of Idealab and brains behind the excursion, the unveiling was simply the latest in a string of demonstrations for new technologies commercialized by his nearly three-decade old startup company incubator. Ho...
Tags: Energy, TC, Gross, California, Articles, Los Angeles, Entrepreneur, Fuel, Tech, Renewable Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Bill Gates, Venture Capital, Universe, Electricity, Bill Gross

Keeping Tabs: Germany Promises One Million EV Charge Points by 2030

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Sunday that her country will soon have one million charging stations ready for electric cars. Her words came ahead of numerous meetings with German automotive manufacturers on how best to spur EV adoption in Europe. Pivoting to zero-emission vehicles has many worried about job losses. The United Auto Workers issued a nearly […] The post Keeping Tabs: Germany Promises One Million EV Charge Points by 2030 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Government, Germany, Angela Merkel, Green, Infrastructure, Pollution, Autos, EVs, Electric Cars, Alternative Energy, Electrification, UAW, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Union News

Geothermal-powered home fuses high-end luxury with restraint

In central Hungary, Budapest-based architectural studio Benyei Architectural Studio has designed an elegant family home that pairs luxury with restraint to beautiful effect. Fitted with custom designs and high-end finishes, the home’s decor is deliberately pared down for a modern and minimalist look that inspired the project’s name, “Bold, rather than brash.” The result of a close collaboration between architect and client, the residence follows passive house criteria and is equipped with a geot...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Budapest, Hungary, Energy Efficiency, Passive House, Alternative Energy, Minimalist Design, Hungary Budapest, Geothermal power, Geothermal, Walls Of Glass, Benyei Architectural Studio, Open Floor Layout, Benyei, Andrea Hegedűs

Top 6 ways to suck greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere

A recent report from International Institute for Applied Systems Science evaluated six land-based methods for removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.Though they concluded that every technique would be a net positive for the world, some were riskier or costlier than others.Among the safest, cheapest, and overall best approaches were restoring the wetlands and soil carbon sequestration. None In 2016, the Paris Climate Agreement set out the ambitious goal of limiting the rise in global tempe...
Tags: Energy, Resources, Sustainability, Innovation, Agriculture, Electricity, Sanitation, Natural Resources, Alternative Energy, CCS, Big Problems, Biochar Biochar

Are solar-powered airships the future of cargo delivery?

A solar-powered airship built by a U.K.-based company could be a groundbreaking way to freight cargo internationally with lower emissions, and a big step towards a 100 percent renewable world.Varialift's airship will use helium gas to lift off, which is a great deal safer than the hydrogen that airships of the past used. It's been estimated that the cost of the Varialift aircraft would be comparable to a jumbo jet. When it comes to cutting carbon discharges, air travel and shipping have been ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Technology, Climate Change, Pollution, Paris, Aircraft, Innovation, Solar Energy, Lockheed Martin, Alternative Energy, Hunt, David King, Varialift Airships, U K New Scientist, Varialift

Honda makes largest renewable energy purchase of any automaker

Multinational auto manufacturer Honda Motor Company, headquartered in Tokyo, recently made the largest renewable clean energy purchase by any car maker. The electricity will be utilized to offset emissions from its United States factories, thus enabling Honda to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 60 percent in its North American manufacturing plants. With widespread public debate and mounting regulatory pressures, automakers have no choice but to shift their business models to address the ca...
Tags: Google, Energy, Texas, Design, News, Microsoft, Climate Change, Environment, Renewable Energy, Global Warming, Policy, United States, Innovation, Wind Power, Tokyo, Solar Power

Scientists want to use bacteria to revolutionize energy storage

Scientists from Cornell University suggest using biology to transform sustainable energy storage.The researchers propose combining biological and non-biological electrochemical engineering to improve on photosynthesis.Using electroactive microbes can produce biofuels. None For renewable energy to become more widespread, fresh technology that can facilitate storing it on a large scale needs to be developed. A team of researchers from Cornell University wants to use biology to solve the problem. ...
Tags: Energy, Biology, Environment, Sustainability, Bacteria, Innovation, Solar Energy, Cornell, Cornell University, Alternative Energy, Microbes, Barstow, Buz Barstow, Cornell Farshid Salimijazi, Salimijazi Erika Parra, MultiPHY Laboratories Inc

Should we turn the Sahara Desert into a huge solar farm?

Whenever I visit the Sahara I am struck by how sunny and hot it is and how clear the sky can be. Aside from a few oases there is little vegetation, and most of the world's largest desert is covered with rocks, sand and sand dunes. The Saharan sun is powerful enough to provide Earth with significant solar energy. The statistics are mind-boggling. If the desert were a country, it would be fifth biggest in the world – it's larger than Brazil and slightly smaller than China and the US. Each square...
Tags: Technology, Climate Change, Africa, Sustainability, Geology, Innovation, Sun, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy