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50% of Volkswagen up! Buyers Now Buy e-up! in Germany

Volkswagen e-UPThe Volkswagen e-up! is one of the cheapest electric vehicles on the market. Throw in the usual operational savings of an electric car and you end up with a compelling total cost of ownership. Consumers are starting to catch on. Volkswagen reports that approximately 50% of up! sales in Germany are now e-up! sales

Tesla Model Y vs. Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S

After comparing the Tesla Model Y to BMW’s high-performance SUVs a couple of weeks ago, and the more practical but less fun Lexus RX 350 last week, I noticed Mercedes is just coming out with a new performance SUV this summer as a 2021 model year SUV and thought I would compare it to the Model Y Performance

A Guide To Disaster Preparedness — Coronavirus Edition: Basic Supplies

A few months back, I wrote two guides to disaster preparedness. They were meant as general references, assuming you may someday face a natural disaster or acute emergency. To many readers, they probably seemed abstract since there was no imminent danger at the time. But here we are, in the midst of a global emergency. [&hellip

Tesla Service & Delivery Teams Implementing Several Social Distancing Practices

Many a CleanTechnica reader is probably curious about how Tesla service and Tesla deliveries are operating in the midst of the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. Tesla has just published a new Tesla customer support page regarding deliveries

Why Is COVID-19 Taken More Seriously Than Climate Change?

Climate change is an existential threat to humanity. We are on a trajectory to destroying a livable climate. This has been modeled, we know why its happening, how it works, and how to fight it. We also have the technology to defeat it. And bonus, that technology is cost effective

Making Dishwashers (And Faucets) Great Again

Over the last few years, conservative governments around the world, including our federal government, have done a lot to help dirty energy industries. Subsidizing goliath multinational companies with ongoing propaganda campaigns to deny climate science is nothing new to the conservative wing of virtually any country’s politics these days. After all, there’s good money in it. Running out of regulations like vehicle fuel efficiency standards to rail against, there is a new target — smearing Energy Star and WaterSense products with fear campaigns (FUD)

The End Of An Era — Volkswagen Is Saying Goodbye To The Golf Family

Volkswagen ID.3When I read “Volkswagen Confirms Summer Launch For ID.3, Says It Will Cost Less Than Gas/Diesel Models,” I only thought: “Wow, price parity sooner than I expected.” An hour later, I thought: “Wait a second, better product, lower price” — that causes what is known as the “Osborne effect.”

GAF DecoTech Solar Roof Now Available In Southeastern Pennsylvania

GAF Energy DecoTech Solar RoofCreditBachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling, one of the largest roofing contractors in southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland, is now partnering with GAF Energy to offer its DecoTech solar roof products to customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. First things first: No, the GAF DecoTech integrated solar roof is not the same as a Tesla Solar Roof. But neither is it a traditional rack-mounted solar system. Installation takes only one day according to the company.