Photo voltaic Energy’s Speedy Development (Graphs), Tesla Cybertruck Evaluation, EV Gross sales Up — Prime Cleantech Information of the Week


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Friday is right here! Sadly, the warmth is rising quick right here in Florida and it’s exhausting to get pleasure from a number of the out of doors actions we love whereas struggling within the excessive warmth and eager about how dangerously we’re heating up the planet. Let’s get a bit reduction by leafing via 18 of the perfect cleantech tales of the previous week.



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There’s been some dialogue about whether or not solar energy is definitely rising sooner than something in human historical past. Considered one of our readers, Massey College Distinguished Professor Robert McLachlan, dives in and creates some authentic graphs to discover the matter.

Regardless of the rising measurement of houses and the entire rising tech (or partly due to it), Individuals at the moment are burning 50% much less fossil gasoline of their houses than 50 years in the past. That comes from society electrifying increasingly of what’s in our houses. That’s one nice story to kick issues off with!

The BYD Dolphin continues its journey all over the world, now changing into the most cost effective electrical automotive obtainable in South Africa.

Worldwide, electrical automotive gross sales grew to 19% of complete new automotive gross sales in March! That’s a continued march upwards. (Sorry, I couldn’t assist myself.)

Within the US, I crunched the numbers and dove into 1st quarter EV gross sales within the US, US EV gross sales progress, and which auto corporations are seeing the very best share of their gross sales go to EVs.

Electrical conversions take money and time, however after they nail it, they actually nail it. This EV conversion of a traditional from Down Beneath is known as a must-see one.

Whether or not you care about Tesla or not, the truth that the Feds are investigating Tesla for Full Self Driving claims and wire fraud has to perk your ears up, particularly on the again of sudden mass layoffs and a lot different disruption on the firm.

On the plus facet for Tesla, we bought an awesome, helpful evaluate of a Tesla Cybertruck after 10,000 miles! Additionally, one in every of our writers hypothesized that the large modifications at Tesla is perhaps a very good factor, and I explored a number of the potential professionals in addition to a number of the potential cons of the large Supercharger community modifications.

The very last thing on the subject of Tesla: I noticed I’m simply utilizing about 20% of my Mannequin 3 SR+ battery after virtually 5 years with the automotive. A lot extra needing 500 miles of vary and super-duper-fast charging.

On the funner facet of issues, now you can purchase an electrical vertical takeoff and touchdown (eVTOL) plane for $200,000. I’m very curious to see the place this firm and its electrical flight machines go.

We simply bought an replace on how EV charging infrastructure has expanded in Japanese Europe because of a street journey in a Ford Mustang Mach-E, and issues are wanting good!

Talking of local weather disruption, although, insurance coverage corporations are seeing “fixed threats” — it’s not wanting good, and local weather scientists are additionally now telling us that 2.5°C has change into a best-case state of affairs.

Along with all of these, we now have our common stream of top-notch EV gross sales reviews from Max Holland and José Pontes:

  1. EVs Take 24.7% Share In The UK — BMW Main Battery-Electrical Model
  2. EVs Take 18.4% Share In Germany — Market Nonetheless In Hangover
  3. EVs Take 56.9% Share In Sweden — Volvo EX30 Is The Prime BEV
  4. EVs Take 91.0% Share In Norway — Volvo EX30 Grabs Prime Spot
  5. EVs At 24.3% Share In France — BEVs Develop Quantity 45% YoY
  6. Volvo EX30 Shines — Europe EV Gross sales Report

We additionally printed dozens of cleantech press releases previously week. Listed here are 13 of my favorites:

  1. California Residence to Two ZEV Firsts: Nation’s First Photo voltaic-Powered EV Truck Cease, World’s Largest Amazon EV Truck Fleet
  2. Finnish Retailer Okay-Lataus & Kempower Be a part of Forces to Develop the EV Charging Community in Finland: 100+ DC Quick-Chargers
  3. Archer Aviation Completes Set up Of Excessive-Quantity Battery Pack Manufacturing Line
  4. BC Transit Bringing 66 Electrical Buses to Extra Places
  5. VinFast Formally Launches In The Philippines
  6. VinFast Begins Accepting Deposits for VF 3 Mini e-SUV in Vietnam
  7. NIO & GAC Turn into Companions On Charging & Swapping
  8. 7 ORNL Innovations Licensed To Texas-Based mostly Lithium Restoration Agency
  9. Lilium Pronounces Agency Order of 20 Lilium Jets from U.S. Operator UrbanLink
  10. Kia Teases New EV3: Compact Electrical SUV Combining EV Accessibility & Strong Design
  11. New Ryvid Outset Will Promote for Simply $5,995, with Ryvid Anthem Diminished to Solely $6,495
  12. Porsche Rolls Out Electrical Vans As Transport Logistics Fleet
  13. The All-New Audi Q6 SUV e-Tron & SQ6 SUV e-Tron: UK Pricing & Specification Confirmed

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