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Volkswagen ID.3 vs. Volkswagen Golf — 5 Year Cost of Ownership Comparison

Published on September 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

For this analysis, I'm comparing the Volkswagen ID.3 to the lowest trim Volkswagen Golf and the highest trim Golf, but not adding any options/extras. The ID.3 likely has top-of-the-line technology, so even the base ID.3 should probably be compared to higher-trim versions of the Volkswagen Golf. Consider this an unfair handicap for the incumbents... Read More


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Tesla Sentry Mode Catches More Interesting Moments

Published on September 19th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla's Sentry Mode catches some pretty interesting moments, along with the usual thieves and vandals. It's like the "Kodak moments" of a previous generation. Some of the moments are pretty funny. Some are scary. Some are awe-inspiring... Read More


Batteries

The Span Panel Makes Adding Solar & Storage A Plug & Play Affair

Published on September 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Span.IO is bringing intelligence to the home base of a home's electrical system with a new smart electrical panel that was designed from the ground up with home solar, energy storage, electric vehicles, and smart home tech in mind. The product was envisioned, designed, and engineered by a team of former Tesla engineers that brought the Powerwall to market, led by Tesla's former Head of Product, Arch Rao... Read More


Cleantech News

What “Storm Area 51” Can Teach Us About Climate Change

Published on September 19th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

It started out innocently enough. A college student was up late looking at absurd things on Facebook. After seeing a Facebook event planning the theft of “all of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes,” David Montero decided he wanted to make something even more ridiculous, just for fun. He quickly put together “Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us,” and went to bed... Read More


Cars

The Arcimoto Fun Utility Vehicle Is Officially In Production!

Published on September 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Mark Frohnmayer and the crew of creative crafters at Arcimoto have spent years refining the three-wheeled electric vehicle they call the Fun Utility Vehicle. After eight major revisions, 3 new configurations, a vehicle rental scheme, and all the excitement of taking the company public, they are finally starting production of the first retail builds of the Fun Utility Vehicle... Read More


Media

Grab A Cup Of Coffee, Sit Down, & Relax. You Are Listening To The Beam Podcast

Published on September 19th, 2019 | by The Beam

Co-written with The Beam Chief-Editor Anne-Sophie Garrigou and produced by Anna Siwecka as an extension of The Beam Magazine, The Beam Podcast is a series of 12 podcast episodes released once a month. For 40 minutes, Anne-Sophie and Anna will be talking to global experts and try to understand all the issues related to the climate emergency... Read More


Cars

Why GM Auto Workers Are Striking & Some Want To Make More EVs

Published on September 19th, 2019 | by Daryl Elliott

Ted Krumm, head of the UAW's bargaining committee states: "This strike is about us ... standing up for fair wages, for affordable quality healthcare, for our share of profits, and for our job security." Apparently, the autoworker union does not believe that GM is adequately sharing with workers the more than $8 billion in profits the company made in ... Read More


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IIHS: Tesla Model 3 Earns Top Safety Score In All 8 Test Categories

Published on September 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3 won the IIHS's TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, which means that the car achieved the top score in all 8 test categories. You cannot get a better score. While this is a tremendous achievement, it's also not surprising. The Model 3 already achieved the best safety score ever from the NHTSA, and we know that it is the safety leader due to abundant crumple zones, market-leading active safety features, extremely strong doors and a similarly strong roof, a low center of gravity that keeps the car stable, and tremendous traction control... Read More


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New Tesla Model 3 Aero Wheel From Fast Wheels — Wicked!

Published on September 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Way back in 2016 when I camped outside the Montreal Tesla store for two nights to reserve my Tesla Model 3 Performance, I can't say I had wheels on my mind. There were many other things — excitement wondering what the car would actually look like, the experience of meeting so many amazing people from the Tesla community, staving off frostbite ... but in that exact moment, any impact about what this car would have on my work was pretty far down the list... Read More


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A Practical Reason Why Nürburgring Records Matter To Tesla

Published on September 18th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

Until a couple weeks ago, my knowledge of the famous Nürburgring race track in Germany was basically limited to the strange Ring Racer roller coaster that was built in 2009 to be the fastest in the world, but ended up only operating four days in 2013 after they blew more than 12.3 million euros making it... Read More


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