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Jerome — The Man, The Myth, The Tesla Super-Engineer

Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

If you were following Tesla in the early days of the Model S, and more so if you were an early Model S owner, you probably know or know of Jerome Guillen. He led development of the Tesla Model S (program director) and was also VP of Worldwide Sales and Service for 2½ years. He was absolutely loved by owners. If you frequented Tesla forums in the pre–Model X days, you might have even seen more love for Jerome than for Elon (Musk). People loved him... Read More


Electric Car Drivers & Potential Drivers — Chime In!

Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

As I announced last week, we are now collecting data for our 2019 electric car driver report. Yet again, building on the work of previous years and always looking to evolve, we're aiming to significantly improve the data, analysis, and report in ... Read More


Selling Used EVs In A Red State

Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Oil-bought politicians, Tesla shorts, online trolls, and others with an axe to grind against EVs are always telling us things like “EVs are toys for the rich” — whenever convenient to their arguments. While it’s true that top-of-the-line Tesla vehicles are well over $100,000, there’s a small independent dealer in conservative Arizona proving that not only can EVs be affordable, but they are good for business!... Read More

Autonomous Vehicles

What Is Tesla?

Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

This article is the first part of a two-part series on Tesla and its vehicles. This piece involves a thorough examination of exactly what kind of business Tesla is, and how it fits into the broader market segments it serves. The second part, coming tomorrow, covers the author's personal experience with Tesla vehicles and how those vehicles compare to others on the market today and tomorrow... Read More


CleanTechnica In Chinese

Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I’m sure you’ve been reading our new Chinese CleanTechnica sub-site, right? Wait, what, Chinese? Indeed, we have launched a Chinese (中文) sub-site — in the “Future Trends” section of our website. To be honest, I don’t [&hellip... Read More

Policy & Politics

Abigail Disney

Abigail Disney Issues Broad Indictment Of Toxic Capitalism

Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Abigail Disney, granddaughter of Roy Disney, testified before the House in favor of those legislative initiatives last week and she brought her A game. She prefaced her remarks with these words: "“We have begun to cannibalize the very people that make this economy thrive." Last month, she called the $66 million dollar compensation package for Disney CEO Robert Iger an "insane" amount of money. Give 'em hell, Abigail!... Read More

Clean Transport

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: How Commercial Electric Vehicles Present Unique Challenges For Charging Infrastructure

Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

When most people envision climate action, images of solar panels and wind farms often come to mind. However, electricity generation is only part of the decarbonization puzzle. The climate crisis calls for an all-hands-on-deck approach to decarbonizing the world’s goods and services, including how they are designed, produced, sourced, and transported... Read More


9 Ways Tesla Network Can Help You Make Money

Published on May 17th, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

My previous article showed how an off-lease Model 3 would set Tesla up for success using the Tesla Network. When most people think of the Tesla Network, they will most likely view it as a ridesharing service. The flexibility of robotaxis means that options not possible today will open up in the future... Read More


Who’s Behind The War On Electric Cars?

Published on May 17th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Powerful forces, led by the Koch Brothers and the fossil fuel industry, are attacking electric car tax credits and advocating for higher fees on EVs. Push back. Call your elected officials today. ... Read More

Autonomous Vehicles

Xpeng Motors Ride-Hailing

Xpeng Motors Gets Into Ride Hailing To Bypass The Competition

Published on May 17th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Xpeng Motors is moving a step forward after announcing a stellar 2019 start by launching a pilot ride-hailing service, Pengster. Will it beef up competition or simply move mobility a nudge up? We'll know eventually. In the meantime, Xpeng Motors is about to roll out ride hailing in the world's biggest mobility market... Read More

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