Tag Archives: Clean Transport

23Янв/19

As GM Plant Closure Looms In Ohio, Interest In Tesla Grows

In November, GM announced plans to stop producing most of its sedans and close down five North American factories, including a plant in Lordstown, Ohio, that produces the doomed Chevrolet Cruze. Some have speculated that Tesla might be interested in bu…

23Янв/19

Tesla Towers Over Detroit Auto Show (Invisibly & Silently)

There’s lots of EV hype coming out of this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Tesla, however, is absent. Phil LeBeau of CNBC reports, «Tesla may not be at this year’s North American International Auto Show, but it’s easy to feel the influence of Elon Musk’s com…

23Янв/19

Tesla Gobbling Up Risk As Old Automakers Slow-Walk Their Way Into The Future

After years of record sales and huge profits, legacy automakers are preparing for leaner times ahead. The US Big Three have killed off most of their sedans to concentrate on trucks and SUVs. GM is shuttering plants and laying off workers, and has pulle…

22Янв/19

Tesla Raises Supercharger Prices Worldwide, Flirts With Chinese Battery Manufacturers

Tesla is busy searching out ways to improve profitability whether by laying off workers, ending its referral program, or doing business with battery companies other than Panasonic. That’s good news for long term investors as the company reaches maturity.

22Янв/19

The EV Revolution: Infiniti Electrifying By 2025, More Cars From Porsche & Audi, Electric Ducati On The Horizon

The EV revolution continues to gather momentum as Infiniti says all its cars will be plug-in hybrids or battery electrics, Porsche and Audi say they are raising their EV production goals, and Ducati says it will have an electric motorcycle soon.

22Янв/19

The First Municipality In Denmark To Convert To Electric Buses Gets Closer To Launch

In Roskilde Municipality, close to a million miles is covered by bus each year, and silence is coming to all that travel. All of the city’s old diesel buses are to be replaced by the electric alternative. When the electric buses are fully phased in, th…

21Янв/19

Tesla Gigafactory 1 Timeline & Results — CleanTechnica Deep Dive

Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada is a proof of concept. Originally, the factory was supposed to be completed in 2020, have a production capacity of 35 GWh of battery cells and 50 GWh of battery packs, and employ 6,500 people. In 2017, these plans were a…

21Янв/19

Exclusive: Survey Of People Who Used My Tesla Referral Code, Explains Why Elon Killed It

Today, I’m going to share with you the results of my Tesla Referral Survey. There is a lot of speculation on how effective the referral program is at driving new sales of Tesla vehicles as opposed to just rewarding those who had already decided to buy …

21Янв/19

Mainstream Media Has Short-Term Memory Of A Goldfish, Reposts Same FUD Up To 10 Times — #Pravduh About #Tesla Report 20

This week might be one of the worst FUD repost weeks since Elon’s Weedgate FUD catastrophe. Tesla announced at the end of the week that it will be cutting 7% of its workforce

21Янв/19

Tesla Supercharger Development In China — 5 Year Review & The Future

Tesla has helped move the idea of electric cars from niche sci-fi or hippy dream into something mainstream. Part of the way it did this was by creating a compelling product package — the car, sales experience, repair center experience, and recharging i…

21Янв/19

Toyota & Panasonic Form Battery Manufacturing Partnership

Toyota and Panasonic have agreed to a new joint venture that is expected to lower the cost of batteries and boost solid state technology research. Does this mean Toyota is finally ready to embrace the electric car revolution?

21Янв/19

Tesla Flashbacks, Take 5

I recently had some fun digging up old Tesla news, putting it in the context of the company up to today can make it fascinating. I’ve also elaborated on 11 years of hyped up FUD about Tesla and claims of its eminent demise for the past decade, as well …

21Янв/19

Pop Quiz: Do You Really Understand How Uninsured Motorist Coverage Works In California? (Like — Really, Really?)

Given the focus that CleanTechnica has on personal transportation, I want to share an anecdote having to do with obtaining auto insurance in my home state of California