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Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Investor Conference Call — Model S & 3 & X Demand, Insurance, Financials, Gigafactories, Etc.

Published on April 24th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla announced its earnings for the first quarter of 2019 with its usual letter that summarizes the financial milestones hit and missed throughout the quarter. The highlight of Q1 2019 is clearly the fact that Tesla was not profitable for the first quarter since achieving profitability in Q3 of 2018, but the full story is much more complex than just the headlines that will populate the nightly news at all the usual mainstream media outlets... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model 3 Performance Crushes Fossil BMW M3 Around Race Track

Published on April 25th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Top Gear magazine has track tested the Tesla Model 3 Performance head to head against fossil fans' favorite sports saloon, the BMW M3. The track times were conducted on the 2 mile Thunderhill Raceway Park West circuit, with the Tesla coming in a significant 2 seconds ahead of the (more expensive) BMW. Fossils must now accept all-round inferiority in the performance realm... Read More


Clean Power

New York State Opens Third Large-Scale Renewable Solicitation

Published on April 25th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have this week opened up the third annual solicitation for large-scale renewable energy projects, which is expected to add around 1.5 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of annual renewable electricity production... Read More


Agriculture

The World Lost A Belgium-Sized Area Of Primary Rainforests Last Year

Published on April 25th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

The tropics lost 12 million hectares of tree cover in 2018, the fourth-highest annual loss since record-keeping began in 2001. Of greatest concern is the disappearance of 3.6 million hectares of primary rainforest, an area the size of Belgium. The figures come from updated data from the University of Maryland, released today on Global Forest Watch... Read More


Cars

Ford Drops $500 Million Into Rivian In Bid To Electrify Its F-Series Trucks

Published on April 24th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

It is time for the quintessential American vehicle to finally go electric, and no, I'm not talking about another Tesla. Ford has announced a $500 million equity investment into electric truck and SUV builder Rivian. Ford hopes to use the injection of cash to get a foot in the door for the development of a line of electric trucks and SUVs built on top of Rivian's electric vehicle skateboard platform... Read More


Climate Change

Why Should We Care About Environmental Migration?

Published on April 24th, 2019 | by The Beam

A study conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2015 shows that natural hazards affect migration patterns across the country. Natural hazards that occur suddenly often contribute to displacement. But slow-onset processes also compel people to move, usually to the nearest urban area, to offset losses in household income caused by loss of crops and land... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Model 3 Demand Mystery, Tesla Model 3 Avalanche In Switzerland, Tesla Model Y Design — CleanTechnica Top 30

Published on April 24th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

From the Tesla Model 3 demand mystery, to a Tesla Model 3 avalanche in Switzerland, to an exploration of Tesla Model Y design, the most popular CleanTechnica articles last week included a variety of original Tesla explorations. Top articles also covered Rivian & GM, indoor farming, an EV charging guide, rural electric co-ops, and more. Dive in!... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model 3 Avalanche (German Edition)

Published on April 23rd, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

After a great start of the year, the German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market continued on the right track in March, up 42% year over year (YoY) to 9,677 registrations. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) grew at a fast pace (+75% YoY), while plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) remained flat (+1%)... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Can Tesla Pull Ahead Of The Industry And Deliver Full Self-Driving Cars Next Year?

Published on April 23rd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

In this article, I will examine the claims that Tesla made at its Tesla Autonomy Day on April 22. Although I'm a small investor in Tesla and undoubtedly a fan of the company and its cars, I'll try to be as objective as I can be and show where Tesla's claims are proven or undisputed and where they are unproven and require a leap of faith. In order to have a robotaxi, Tesla has to have the following pieces of the puzzle... Read More


Clean Power

cleantech revolution

Make Every Day Earth Day — Join The Cleantech Revolution!

Published on April 23rd, 2019 | by Jeremy Bloom

Happy day after Earth Day! We’ve been celebrating this semi-holiday dedicated to the planet we live on (and keeping it green and healthy for all of us) for 49 years now, and during that time, we’ve seen a lot of positive solutions put into place — and we've seen some big problems get a lot worse (like climate change)... Read More


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