The tipping point of electric mobility is here

The truth is, “electric cars” has always been a heavily Googled search term, whether it be those electric toy cars for the kids, or the grownup version. The search term hit its peak in 2008, right when Tesla launched its first electric car – the Tesla Roadster. In the past few months, we’ve seen a slight increase in search popularity, yet it hasn’t managed to reach the peak of 2008. What happened here is that, back in 2008, there was no mass market for electric cars, nor adequate charging infrastructure. But over the years, the search interest has become more “serious”. A search term like “electric car charging” has been gaining popularity since 2012, just two years after we embarked on our journey to bring charging solutions to every EV driver across the world. Fast forward to today, sixty electric cars later, the industry is speaking of a tipping point for electric mobility. And I have my reasons to believe that this is true.Read more


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Why now’s the best time to apply for a clean tech job

Ever since garages became a thing in Silicon Valley, an endless array of businesses have sprung up promising “to make the world a better place”. Now that President Trump has announced to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, it appears that we need businesses like these more than ever.Read more


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COP22: The Promise to Move Forward

193 Parties agreed to the Paris Agreement at COP21 last year. This agreement strengthened the global response to the threat of climate change, promising to keep the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius. The Agreement went into force on 4 November 2016, right before COP22 that took place in Marrakech earlier this month. It may not have enjoyed the same momentum and exposure as last years’ edition in Paris, yet COP22 was another step forward.Read more


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COP21: Part 2 | Highlights & Impact on EV World

After two weeks of negotiating, parties finally reached an agreement in Paris during COP21. To paraphrase Barack Obama: "I believe this moment can be a turning point for the world," followed by a statement on the agreement, calling it - "the best chance we have to save the one planet that we've got."

The agreement in Paris concluded what was not achieved in Copenhagen in 2009. Representatives from 195 nations agreed to hold themselves responsible reducing CO2 emissions to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial revolution levels, and to strive for 1.5 degrees if attainable.Read more


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COP21: Part 1 | Context & Role of US

More than 30,000 people have gathered in Paris for the COP21 climate negotiations. 140+ world-leaders, NGO’s, national governments and business leaders will try to form an agreement to alter/slow down climate change.Read more