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Clean Disruption News: BMW batteries to have 15-year lifecycle

BMW says its range of electric vehicles will have the same life-expectancy as current internal-combustion vehicles, despite some degradation in battery efficiency. Speaking with CarAdvice in Munich this week, BMW head of battery development, Andreas Raith, said talk of longevity issues is not backed up by field data. “It’s not a marketing statement, those batteries are […]

New NX Drive Energy Storage System by NEXTracker

NX Drive™ by NEXTracker is the most flexible and reliable energy storage system (ESS) on the market today, providing best-in-class safety features for the toughest environmental conditions. Designed for utilities, developers and energy partners, NX Drive supports multiple battery technologies and provides unprecedented configurability for a wide range of storage applications, project sizes and future […]

Clean Disruption News: Tesla big battery officially switched on in South Australia

The Tesla big battery – the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery storage installation to date – was officially switched on in South Australia on Friday, a day after it had already demonstrated its value by injecting energy into the grid during the previous day’s afternoon peak. South Australia premier Jay Weatherill, whose government has provided the […]

Cross-border Transmission Disruptor Rory O’Neill, Executive Chairman of EuropaGrid (+30 GW capacity of interconnector projects): We are in the era of ultimate democratization of energy system

During an amazing 8th Desert Energy Leadership Summit held recently in Dubai and organized by our friends at Dii we spoke to Rory O’Neil, Executive Chairman of EuropaGrid, a company which is developping 38 interconnector projects worldwide totaling 30+ GW of capacity. Europagrid is built on a strong and diverse heritage. Its principal business is developing, owning and operating cross-border electricity interconnectors and providing […]

Clean Disruption: E.ON’s response to IONITY – 10,000 ‘ultra-fast’ electric car charging points network announced in Europe

Just a week after the unveiling of Ionity, the new ‘ultra-fast’ joint electric car charging network by BMW, Mercedes, Ford and Volkswagen, electric utility E.ON is one-upping them with the announcement of its own ‘ultra-fast’ charging network across Europe. The difference is that the company is a lot more ambitious in term of the number of charge points. Ionity […]

Joint ‘ultra-fast’ electric car charging network unveiled by BMW, Mercedes, Ford and Volkswagen

Last year, 5 major automakers, BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche, announced that they joined forces to deploy 400 ultra-fast (350 kW) charging stations for electric vehicles in Europe. Today, they unveiled that network, which is now called IONITY, and they elaborated on their plans. They changed their “ultra-fast” name for the stations, […]

Clean Disruption News: Mitsubishi unveils new all-electric E-Evolution, says it’s ‘beginning of the next chapter’

With the Tokyo Motor Show today, we are starting to see a lot of new electric concept cars and Mitsubishi’s new all-electric E-Evolution is no exception. Yet, the Japanese automaker is trying to present it as more than just a concept. Mitsubishi is also launching a renewed brand strategy and tries to place its new electric […]

Clean Disruption: Daimler unveils heavy-duty all-electric truck concept with ‘up to 220 miles’ range

At the Tokyo Motor Show today, Daimler’s Mitsubishi Fuso Truck division launches a new product brand entirely dedicated to electric trucks & buses. As part of this new brand, the company unveiled a new all-electric heavy-duty concept truck at the show. The new concept vehicle is called the E-FUSO Vision ONE. Fuso says that it’s a Class 8 […]

SUMEC is ready to be amongst the leaders of solar & cleantech disruption – Jibo Cai, SUMEC Group President & CEO & Alex Levran, President & CEO, North America

During Solar Power International 2017 held recently in Las Vegas, we had an opportunity to speak to the leaders of SUMEC Group: Jibo Cai, President & CEO of the Group and Alex Levran, President & CEO of SUMEC North America.  Known in solar industry mainly from its Phono Solar brand of solar panels, SUMEC Group […]

Clean Disruption: ElectRoads, Wireless Charging Roads for EVs (Electric Vehicles)

Wireless Charging Road for Electric Vehicles Will be Built in Israel The technology behind wireless charging or inductive charging was discovered by Nikola Tesla in the 1890s and utilizes an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. In chargers, an induction coil is used to create an electromagnetic field, while a second induction coil in […]

Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating offshore wind farm on the ocean – here’s video how it was built

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm started producing electricity off the Scottish coast on Wednesday. Hywind Scotland, as the project is known, consists of five huge linked wind turbines which float over deep ocean water while loosely tethered to the seafloor. They were constructed on land in Norway, and dragged across the North Sea […]

Clean Disruption News: Baidu, China’s internet technology giant, plans to mass produce Level 4 self-driving cars with BAIC by 2021

Baidu, China’s internet technology giant, hopes to be in the business of mass producing autonomous cars by 2021, thanks to a partnership with BAIC Group, a Chinese automaker which will handle the manufacturing part of that equation. BAIC Group is one of Baidu’s many partners for its Apollo autonomous driving program, and it’ll use the […]

California dreamin’: how BYD’s US electric bus expansion smooths the road for Xi and Trump

Opening of new facility by Chinese carmaker whose name stands for Build Your Dreams helps both leaders’ causes heading into a challenging summit. China’s BYD managed to unite America’s left and right, at least momentarily, in California. The company, which is 8 per cent owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, officially opened a new manufacturing […]

Plugging the sun with the solar & hybrid off-grid solutions – Luca Piffer, Global Sales Director at Plug the Sun, Enerray Group

Today in our exclusive talks from Addis Ababa from RES4AFRICA Program Launch in Ethiopia, the most powerful event ever for renewables in the country, we speak to Luca Piffer, Global Sales Director at Plug the Sun, Enerray Group. Thanks to our friends at RES4AFRICA, ENEL Green Power & Enerray (that recently launched its off-grid JV Plug the Sun) we had […]

How Tesla’s Semi-truck could disrupt the commercial trucking industry

Tesla is already taking the world by storm with its fleet of consumer electric cars and the company’s push toward fully autonomous self-driving technology. Now, the Silicon Valley-based car maker and technology company has set its sights on the trucking industry, with the introduction of a fully electric semi-truck on the horizon. What will this mean to the trucking […]