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How Canadians Open Tesla Model 3 Door Handles When They Freeze Shut

Published on December 18th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

A Tesla Model 3 owner up in Canada shows the rest of the world how to open the handles on the Tesla Model 3 when they freeze shut. The video is paired with a priceless quote that will surely go down in history: "The Tesla Model 3 is a car, not a crystal glass; give it a smack and stop complaining about frozen handles."... Read More


Cars

Can Dubai Become The World Leader In Clean, Smart Mobility?

Published on December 18th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

This is the question that Global EVRT’s groundbreaking eMobility Forum Dubai seeks to consider on January 24 as it brings together key leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from business, industry, and government to accelerate the transition to electric mobility... Read More


Cars

Tesla’s New Christmas Easter Eggs Stink

Published on December 18th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla continues to drop easter egg bombs on owners, and this time, they stink. Well, they would if Tesla had Smell-o-Vision, but thankfully they don't (yet?) and simply add to the ambience of the in-car experience... Read More


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Tesla Model 3 Performance Price = 50% of BMW M3 Price in China

Published on December 18th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

If the BMW 3 Series seems to be in trouble in the US due to the Tesla Model 3, it appears it might have a much bigger problem in China. The Tesla Model 3 Long Range is already at the top of the price range of a BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and lower-trim options should eventually arrive to compete with those models' lower-trim options... Read More


Cars

Over 500,000 Electric Cars In California!

Published on December 18th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

In November of this year, the number of electric cars sold in California reached over 512,000, according to Veloz, a non-profit organization that is working to support the transition to electric vehicles. Josh Boone, Executive Director of Veloz, answered some questions about the EV growth trend in California for CleanTechnica... Read More


Clean Power

NASA Tests Record-Setting Alta Devices Solar Cell On Space Station

Published on December 18th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

Alta Devices’ record-setting solar cell has just begun a one-year test by NASA in the latest Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE-X) flight investigation, launched in November on board the NG CRS-10 mission. NASA is testing Alta Devices solar technology at the Space Station in order to evaluate the technology for future NASA low-Earth orbit missions, including powering CubeSats, a trending, small, inexpensive satellite design... Read More


Clean Transport

Tesla FUD: Tesla Firings #TSLA

Published on December 18th, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal

I'm going to examine the narrative that Elon Musk terminates employees on a whim and what that might mean. This came back up after a Wired article that described "production hell" and how it felt to work at the factory during that time, and then was regurgitated into other articles by other authors... Read More


Cars

Tesla Domination Budding, Toyota & Honda Getting Hit By EV Rise — Conquest Sales Charts & Data

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Before the modern electric car era, if you needed a car and wanted something fuel efficient, your best options were generally Toyotas and Hondas, the two companies that led on hybrids and fuel-efficient non-hybrids. There are generations of drivers who still love Toyota and Honda as a result of those cars and these two companies' reputations for reliability, fuel efficiency, and high quality for the money. But Tesla is now setting a much higher bar, and consumers are responding... Read More


Cars

Electric Vehicles & Loud Pipes

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Daniel Rozell

Based on sales trends and environmental necessity, electric vehicles (EVs) are the future. But one concern of increasing EV use is the potential effects on pedestrian safety. Several studies and common sense suggest that a near-silent EV poses a risk to pedestrians who are used to judging traffic by sound. This has led to requirements that EVs generate some form of pedestrian warning noise when operating at low speeds where wind noise is negligible. ... Read More


Climate Change

COP 24 Wrap-Up: 3 Steps Forward, 2 Steps Back

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The COP 24 climate summit was intended to create the technical framework for implementing the Paris climate accords. Some progress was made but the world is less united now on taking bold action to reduce carbon emissions today than it was three years ago. ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Video: Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai Construction Moving Forward

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

A new video has surfaced showing construction progress at Tesla's third Gigafactory outside of Shanghai, China. Surprisingly or unsurprisingly, the new Gigafactory has already been the source of much contention. Self-proclaimed shorters of TSLA stock have visited the site and shared videos of fields of dirt, empty office buildings, and the like. (Sound familiar?)... Read More


Cars

Innovative Xpeng G3 Electric SUV Goes On Sale In China

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Chinese EV startup Xpeng, formerly known as Xiaopeng, has begun selling its innovative G3 electric SUV in China. As we indicated a few weeks ago from an auto show in China, the electric vehicle's launch date in the Red Dragon was December 12, and it seems that announcement was accurate... Read More


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Jaguar Land Rover Poised To Cut 5,000 Jobs

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Jaguar Land Rover sales have fallen off a cliff, largely because many of its vehicles are powered by diesel engines. It is struggling to convert to electric cars but will it have enough money to do so? Meanwhile, it expects to layoff 5,000 employees next year. ... Read More


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