Tag Archives: Green Economy

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…

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

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 …

20Янв/19

New Analysis: Wind Energy Developers Leaving Field Of Social Media To NIMBYs

Study finds 7/10 wind energy developers had no Facebook page for their projects. Only 2 were doing anything on Twitter

20Янв/19

Tesla Q4 Financial Estimates — Tesla Will See Profits, Just Not As Much

I received quite a few comments that running Tesla’s finances through a lemonade stand confused readers. I realized two things. People without a financial background loved it. People who fully read Tesla’s SEC filings for a mid-morning snack hated it, …

20Янв/19

What Changed In The Solar & Energy Storage Industries In 2018?

I started covering the solar energy industry seriously in 2009. It seemed like a hopping, exciting time in the industry — growth was exploding. I remember one early story in which readers admonished me a little because I put «Solar Power Exploding» in …

20Янв/19

What Changed In The Solar & Energy Storage Industries In 2018?

I started covering the solar energy industry seriously in 2009. It seemed like a hopping, exciting time in the industry — growth was exploding. I remember one early story in which readers admonished me a little because I put «Solar Power Exploding» in …

19Янв/19

China Flexes Its Muscle — Go BEV or Go Home

We have seen a lot of announcements for many new electric cars from the big carmakers. Some say it is #dieselgate that opened their eyes. Others think Tesla and Musk are threatening their sales. Occam’s razor tells us to look at the easiest explanation…

19Янв/19

Range & The Myth Of The “City Car”

The myth of the modern «city car» originates from the makers of Swatch watches. They thought there should be a market for stylish, functional, small cars for city dwellers — the same kind of people who bought their watches. This «SwatchMobile» became t…