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“Tesla Direct” — How More & More Tesla Customers Are Getting Their Cars

Published on July 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The auto industry is famously complicated. Those who dare to build cars have to deal with global supply chains, government regulations, and the ever-shifting vagaries of fashion. At the end of the assembly line, however, lies one simple fact: to make money, you must deliver vehicles to customers. A few weeks ago, Tesla [TSLA] stock dropped through the floor because of doubts about deliveries. More recently, it soared back to healthy levels when the company announced a record 95,200 global deliveries for the second quarter. ... Read More


Clean Transport

London: More Than 50,000 EV Charging Points By 2025

Published on July 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

As early as next year, the City of London aims to install 300–400 fast charge points, and by 2025 the number of rapid chargers is aimed to increase to between 2,300 to 4,100. Another mix of slow to fast EV charging points are aimed to grow from 3,400–4,700 in 2020 to 33,700–47,500 by the year ... Read More


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Lucid Begins Work On Factory In Arizona

Published on July 19th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Lucid is one company that would be happy to eat the lunch of the major manufacturers who can't be bothered to make electric cars. This week, it finally broke ground on its factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. David Salguero of Lucid Motors says the plant is on track to begin production of the Lucid Air electric car by late 2020, according to a report by the Houston Chronicle... Read More


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Survey Finds Strong Support For Electric Cars In USA

Published on July 19th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

A survey conducted by the Union of Concerned Scientists and Consumer Reports finds strong interest from Americans all across the country in electric cars. The EV revolution took another step forward this week as Lucid Motors broke ground on its factory in Arizona. ... Read More


Air Quality

carbon emissions from planes

European Airlines Brawl Over Carbon Emissions

Published on July 19th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Let’s face it. Flying is a dreadful idea if the objective is to lower total global carbon emissions. While the amount of CO2 emitted per passenger per mile may be modest, with more than 37 million [&hellip... Read More


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What The Heck Is MPGe? And Why Is Electric Car MPGe So High?

Published on July 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Electric vehicles offer large cost savings over traditional gasoline-burning vehicles. That’s simply because electric vehicles use electricity as fuel instead of gasoline. Electricity is much cheaper than gasoline, making it much cheaper to recharge a car than to refill a car... Read More


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Does Range Anxiety Affect Gas Car Drivers More Than Tesla Drivers?

Published on July 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Editor's note: Aside from the points made in the article below, something that I think non-Tesla drivers can't appreciate (until they experience it in a Tesla) is Tesla's navigation system for road trips. The brilliant navigation system plans out your trip and tells you where to charge and for how long. I drove a Model S from Poland to Paris and back, and my conclusion after (or during) the trip was that this navigation system actually made the journey simpler and less stressful than it would have been in a gasoline or diesel vehicle... Read More


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Tesla Admirers Say Hello To Tesla Sentry Mode Cameras

Published on July 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Video footage from Tesla's Sentry Mode is not always pertaining to law-breaking incidents like theft or vandalism. Some footage can actually be fun and provide a sense of pride for Tesla owners. For instance, check out the following scene captured from one of Tesla's side-repeater dashcams that showcases a couple of strangers admiring a Model ... Read More


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Tesla Opens A Service Center In Poland!

Published on July 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

My Polish friends (and I) have long been waiting for a Tesla service center in Poland. Thankfully, we now have one. Apparently as a birthday gift for my eldest daughter (who does love Tesla), the company announced via email the other day that a service center opened up in Warsaw... Read More


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Tesla Gigafactory 3 Ahead Of Schedule — July 17th Update

Published on July 17th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Twitter user "Vincent" is well known for sharing knowledge about the going-ons of the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory -- information that he gets from Chinese media and social media connections in China. Earlier today, he posted a thread of tweets detailing a meeting between Tesla's Global Vice President, Tao Lin, and a journalist with the Chinese media... Read More


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Tesla Recalibrates Model 3 Pricing & Adds Long Range Option For Aussie Customers

Published on July 17th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla just rolled out a series of updates to the Model 3 configurator that lowered prices across the board in many countries. The new change was accompanied by a flip flop on the base color of all of Tesla's vehicles — from black to "pearl white." It is now an extra $750 to add black but no extra charge to choose white. Grey ("midnight silver metallic") and blue ("deep blue metallic") cost $1000 and red costs $... Read More


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