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Will Tesla Semi Bring In $20 Billion In Annual Revenue? $3-5 Billion In Profits?

Published on February 25th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

In December, I was inspired enough by Tesla's Semi specs and the flow of orders coming in for the trucks that I decided to crunch some numbers to try to estimate various revenue and gross margin possibilities for Tesla from its semi truck offerings. I wanted to start fairly conservative but within the realm of possibility. I ran some estimates for a very modest number of orders first, and then I got more aggressive... Read More


Cars

What Do Elon Musk, Socrates, Nietzsche, (And Maybe You) Share In Common?

Published on February 25th, 2018 | by Steve Bakker

Until April 1st, 2016, the only thing I knew about Tesla Motors came from a news story reporting on an esoteric car company out of California that had appropriated the last name of famous inventor Nikola Tesla, and was marketing an awesome electric car with a price tag of $100,000. The car was clearly desirable, yet since my budget didn’t stretch to anywhere near the vehicle’s purchase price, I basically forgot about the car and the company... Read More


Sponsored

The Growing Energy Storage Market

Published on February 25th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Storage is the fastest growing segment of the solar market, and grid scale energy storage allows utility companies to even out the flow of electricity sloshing around the utility grid, which will be a vital part of converting the utility industry... Read More


Electric Cars

38% Of American Cars Were Electric In 1900

Published on February 25th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

In our modern era, we may assume that electric cars are new technology. The Chevy Bolt, Nissan LEAF, and all Tesla vehicles are certainly cutting-edge automobiles, right? But there was a period in America a long time ago when about 30% of all cars were electric. (Today, only about 1% of the fleet runs on electricity.)... Read More


Clean Power

Solar Roof Tiles From Dutch Company Exasun Look Slick (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Published on February 25th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

A Tesla copycat? Certainly not — Exasun was in the solar roof tile business before Tesla. It also has what seems to be a cost-competitive, attractive, high-quality product on offer. I visited the company's headquarters and factory in Amsterdam last year during a cleantech tour Remco van der Horst arranged for me when I was in town for rEVolution ... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model S Center Console From EVANNEX (#CleanTechnica Review)

Published on February 25th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

The good folks at EVANNEX were kind enough to send us a Center Console Insert for the Tesla Model S to use in our Tesla Shuttle fleet right after we launched the company. Yes, I assume they expected a review for the gift (which is worth $530–630), but they haven't said so or pressured us in any way. (I have to say, though, it was weird when a 6'7" thug-looking character with EVANNEX tattooed on his forehead showed up at my door holding a long iron rod. And I have to disclose that he did ask me if I needed any help evaluating the console.)... Read More


Cars

Current EV Charging Equipment Market & Innovation Trends, Part 2

Published on February 24th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The significant, constant usage of electricity from a single source like a plug-in vehicle has opened up a new market for grid-scale demand management. Grid-scale demand response bundles charging plug-in vehicles together into a single demand unit when they are using smart chargers connected to a utility. The utility can then have the charging speed throttled up and down to balance the electricity load on the grid. ... Read More


Buildings

Accelerating Access To Clean Technology

Published on February 24th, 2018 | by Elemental Excelerator

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley drives the tech world. From smart cars to smart homes, California continues to boast the world’s latest high-tech innovations and developments. Yet many Californians still lack access to technological advancements that could dramatically improve their everyday lives. High-tech products and services are viewed by many residents in low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities as out-of-reach luxuries rather than attainable necessities. The innovations shaping the future of energy, transportation, water access, agriculture, and beyond are no exception to this reality... Read More


Cars

Fastned — EV Fast Charging Leadership (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Published on February 23rd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Fastned is still the only EV charging network I know of that includes CHAdeMO, CCS, and Tesla (via adapter) charging options at all of its stations. This may seem unimportant, since Tesla has its own Supercharger network, but as Fastned co-founder Bart Lubbers pointed out in a recent interview with me, approximately half of the electric cars in the Netherlands are Teslas. As such, even with other options, many of Fastned's customers are Tesla drivers... Read More


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What Honda’s Success Can Teach Us About Tesla

Published on February 23rd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

"To the more established brands, it is a young upstart company with performance claims that seem unreasonably optimistic. Instead of being rooted in reality, its new sporty two-door appears to be little more than the expressed will of a mercurial leader. There are already rumors of potential bankruptcy. Surely, this is hubris run amok.”... Read More


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