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Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Model 3 & Model Y Are Legitimately Disruptive — What Should Automakers Do?

Published on September 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The world is changing. It always is, but the change is particularly dramatic right now in certain technology sectors. To a normal person's eyes, changes in the auto industry may seem only incremental. Cars are getting a bit more "connected," more people are using 21st century taxis from Uber and Lyft (please don't call this ridesharing), and some people are driving electric cars. But we ain't seen nothing yet... Read More


Cars

2020 — The Year Of The Tesla Model Y & Other ICE-Killing Crossovers

Published on September 15th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

I'm a big fan of the Tesla Model Y. I've written about the Model Y's 3rd row being the key to it becoming the best selling vehicle in the world, the Model Y beating the Lamborghini Urus (which is over 3 times the price), styling tricks that Tesla used to make an SUV looks like a performance sedan, and most recently Tesla cutting Model Y prices... Read More


Batteries

India x Cleantech — September 2019

Published on September 14th, 2019 | by Saurabh

Welcome to the inaugural issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we will pull news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article. Ongoing, this series will find a home over on CleanTechnica's “Future Trends” page. Without further ado, here are this month's highlights from India x Cleantech... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Cracking The Code Of What People Want In Electric Vehicles

Published on September 14th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Cracking the code of what people want in their electric vehicles is not that complicated, even though analysts at Edmunds seem to think otherwise. In an article published by the San Diego Union Tribune, a market analyst at Edmunds said that electric car buyers "don’t seem to be EV fans, they seem to be Tesla fans.” She also said that, "It’s been really hard for any other company to crack the code of what people want in an EV.”... Read More


Clean Power

Tesla Announces Simple Pricing On Commercial Solar, $1.01/Watt (Will Blow Some Minds)

Published on September 14th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Yesterday, Elon announced California customers can now order commercial sizes of solar power in 5 minutes at Tesla.com/bigsolar. Instead of starting the process with a site survey or a roof inspection, Tesla just publishes this sizing guide and assumes the commercial customer knows the size of his or her roof. It isn't about maximizing solar production, it is about simplifying the buying process. It's easy to see the price per watt going down from $2.22 ($1.55 after the 30% federal tax credit) to $1.44 ($1.01 after tax credit)... Read More


Consumer Technology

Pushing Sustainability Through The Supply Chain — Our Experience

Published on September 14th, 2019 | by Scott Cooney

Most of us want to live in a world without waste. The problem is, it's everywhere. Buy organic food? It's often wrapped in plastic. Produce? Bioplastic bags don't cut the mustard for some foodies (how did cut the mustard become an expression?). Order a pallet to buy in bulk? Guess what — stuff is effectively saran wrapped onto the pallet to keep it from sliding around. Turns out, plastic is useful... Read More


Cars

Help Normal People Learn About Electric Cars In Sarasota, Los Angeles, Huntsville, Oxnard, San Diego, Ventura, DC, Iowa City, Mexico City, Melbourne, Taipei, Etc.

Published on September 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

National Drive Electric Week is starting. This annual event has been going on for nearly a decade to raise awareness around electric vehicles (EVs). It's organized by Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association, but the core of the work is in the grassroots around the United States and even now the world... Read More


Batteries

Tesla Dealer Loophole Ideas

Published on September 14th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Tesla is not allowed to sell its cars in some states of the USA. That is, it can't open "dealerships." Sometimes, even service centers are prohibited. That is unfortunate for Tesla and its (prospective) customers. But as many people are aware, all laws have loopholes... Read More


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