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Living The Online Life: Climate’s Unseen Battleground

Not only is the digital world unregulated, but it is also morally agnostic, giving rise to a wide range of political and social ills: fake news, internet addiction, social polarization, invasions of privacy, and more. As more people come online, a greater percentage of the world’s citizens and governments become vulnerable to this lawlessness of online life, or what I term ‘the onlife’

CleanTechnica Exclusive: Polestar Will Open Its 1st Store In Oslo

Are Hansen of Norway is an active member of the CleanTechnica community. A few days ago, he was walking through a part of Oslo that features many upscale shopping locations and spotted something unusual. So he snapped some photos and forwarded then to us, along with a news report from Norwegian news source ABC Nyheter

BMW i3 = #1 Electric Vehicle In Germany In August, Record Performance

The German plug-in electric vehicle market continued on the right track in August, having registered 8,121 units. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were up +104% year over year (YoY), while plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) keep suffering (down 9%). The plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) share was 2.6% in the month, with BEVs alone hitting 1.6%. That kept the 2019 plug-in share at 2.6% (1.7% BEV)

Tesla Autopilot & Lane Change Improvements — Tesla Software V10 (Review)

As I wrote a few hours ago, Tesla’s new V10 software is rolling out to Early Access program members and I happened to land in one of those people’s cars. I wrote a quick summary and first impressions of many of the new features in that article, but it seemed like improvements to Autopilot warranted their own dedicated piece. The improvements seem to fall into two categories: 1) the visualizations for the driver, and 2) the car’s ability to naturally drive itself

3 Ways Tesla Is Transforming What It Means To Be A Car

Yes, Tesla cars are cool. They’re the quickest cars on the market, the safest cars on the market, and the highest tech cars on the market. It’s hard to overstate or even properly explain why they stand out and are genuinely in a class of their own. However, it’s not just that they’re quick, safe, and high tech. Tesla is starting to transform what it means to be a car

Tesla’s V10 Updates — Freakin’ Awesome Home Movie Theater, Autopilot & Navigation Improvements, Joe Mode … (1st Impressions!)

I got quite lucky tonight. I was walking along Sesame Street minding my own business when I all of a sudden got plopped into a Tesla Model 3 with Tesla’s new V10 software. I know, I know — you shouldn’t talk to strangers. But when you get an opportunity like this, you just have to take it. Let’s run through the various improvements coming to Tesla vehicles in

Attending National Drive Electric Week Event In Florida

Yesterday, I attended the Drive Electric Week event in New Port Richey. Next week, if all goes as planned, I’ll attend another one in Florida. I’ve been attending these sorts of events for a few years. Although I enjoy them, I don’t think they are very effective at their stated purpose. Every time I attend a Drive Electric event, it seems that it is preaching to the choir. I was happy to see a few non-EV owners at the event, but the majority of the people there owned an

The Shift To Solar, Wind, & Electric Vehicles Is Too Monumental To Overstate

Covering solar power, wind power, and electric vehicles obsessively for ~10 years, I have run across some fascinating observations regarding these technologies and the transitions we are going through — and then I’ve subsequently forgotten many of them. This article is centered around one of the coolest observations I’ve run across, which slipped my mind for a while but just came back to the forefront this week

Tesla Model 3 & Model Y Are Legitimately Disruptive — What Should Automakers Do?

The world is changing. It always is, but the change is particularly dramatic right now in certain technology sectors. To a normal person’s eyes, changes in the auto industry may seem only incremental. Cars are getting a bit more “connected,” more people are using 21st century taxis from Uber and Lyft (please don’t call this ridesharing), and some people are driving electric cars. But we ain’t seen nothing yet