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IOTA not mentioned, but perfect use case. VW building a charging network in China! (US network posted previously). These would make wonderful Trojan Horses with bellies full of IOTA, wouldn't they? Article in
Published on January 11th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley January 11th, 2019 by Steve Hanley  If Volkswagen was not under a court order to install EV charging facilities across America, would it do so anyway Probably, if its plan to roll out EV chargers in China is any indication. Bloomberg reports the company has formed a new business entity with FAW, one of its Chinese business partners, to build a fast charging network in China. Each company will own 30% of the new venture, with two other unnamed companies owning the remaining 40%. Last November, Volkswagen claimed its new charging network would permit drivers to add 250 miles of range in just 15 minutes. It expects to invest over $4 billion in charging infrastructure and smart car technology worldwide this year.

Video Captures The Process That Resulted In The Audi e-tron | CleanTechnica
Published on January 5th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley January 5th, 2019 by Steve Hanley  Hey, CleanTechies. Have you got 41 minutes to spare Cuz if you do, Audi has put together a video that details the development of the Audi e-tron, the company's first all-electric SUV. Five years in the making (and people say Elon Musk moves slowly!), the process was documented on camera every step of the way. (Hint if crash testing is your thing, fast forward to the 8 minute mark in the video.) The video begins with a spectacular shot of a squadron of lighted drones forming the Audi logo in the night sky over San Francisco Bay. What does that have to do with building an electric car Absolutely nothing, but it is very cool nonetheless.

Trash Into Fuel: How ENTRADE X Is Making Renewable Energy Accessible
Published on November 26th, 2018 | by Erika Clugston November 26th, 2018 by Erika Clugston  Climate change is already upon us, leading to extreme weather patterns, environmental migration, and many other major consequences worldwide. So it's bittersweet to realize that today, as you read this, we have the technology to make a difference. What's stopping us Admittedly that's an entire article of its own from politics to power and money, there are a lot of reasons why the world can be reluctant to turn towards renewables but one important aspect could be simply a lack of access for developing countries and regions to renewable and decentralized energy. While in regions such as Europe or North America it may be more of an ideological or financial choice to use clean energy, in parts of Asia and Africa it's not even an option.

Smart Contract Business Drivers: Multiplying Parties, Default Costs, & Penalty Clauses
Published on October 28th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard October 28th, 2018 by Michael Barnard  Along with our regular daily clean tech news coverage, CleanTechnica also produces in-depth reports on various aspects of clean energy and clean transport. One of the emerging technologies we cover that isn't directly a clean tech innovation is blockchain, which promises to be a catalyst for innovation in the green economy in the very near future. Blockchain is probably most widely known to the public as having something to do with cryptocurrency and Bitcoin, right?, which is partially correct, but the technology itself has a wide range of applications, some of which will be crucial in the fields of distributed renewable energy, grid management and energy storage, and smart contracts, among others.

Some perspective for IOTA and VW
Published on October 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field October 11th, 2018 by Kyle Field  Volkswagen chief Herbert Diess has threatened massive job losses across its European factories up to 100,000 workers if the EU moves forward with new regulations that would mandate automakers slash emissions 35% in the coming years. He continued the posturing, noting that, Such an industry can crash faster than many believe, in seeming denial of the multitude of factors mandating a shift to lower emission vehicles. The threat of losing market share to Tesla may not be the first thing on his mind, but the giant company is already feeling the impact of the fully electric Model 3, which continues to eat into Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche shares every day.

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