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Batteries

Peeking Behind Tesla’s Capital Curtain

Published on June 18th, 2018 | by Eric Kosak

During Tesla’s last conference call, concerning the first quarter of 2018, Mr. Deepak Ahuja, Tesla’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), while answering a question from Rod Lache, an analyst at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., said: “Rod, we are very CapEx-efficient, overall. Let me just start from that point. And if we look at our depreciation costs on a per unit basis at steady run rate of 5,000 or so cars per week, we are in my mind well below most of our competitors – well below $2,000 per unit depreciation cost.”... Read More


Cars

Coming Tesla Short Squeeze? Will Stock Go “Supernova” In 3 Weeks? Elon Implies It Will

Published on June 18th, 2018 | by Carlo Ombello

Discussions about a possible new epic "short squeeze" on Tesla stock are trending these days. The company is going through the most important transition in its young history, as the electric car and energy company strives to achieve mass market production of its more affordable Model 3 and finally reach profitability after years of massive R&D and infrastructure expenditure. As such, Tesla shares have always caught the attention of investors and speculators alike, including record levels of "short selling". What could the next short squeeze look like... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model 3 Road Trip: Super Fun, But Some Planning Required (#CleanTechnica Review)

Published on June 17th, 2018 | by Chris Boylan

With our factory fresh Tesla Model 3 back from the body shop, and Memorial Day weekend upon us, it was time for my family's first real road trip in our new electric car. As first-time EV owners, how would we handle the trip? Would range anxiety kick in? Would we get stranded by the side of the road, out of juice? Or would things be more or less comparable to driving an ICE car ... only better? Read on to find out... Read More


Clean Transport

Easycharge.me Brings Full-Featured Premium Vehicle Charging To Parking Structures

Published on June 17th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

It's been a while since we checked in with Easycharge.me and found out what's new with its innovative LEVIAMP charger, which delivers a premium, easy-to-use, ceiling-mounted vehicle charging solution to indoor garages. But the company has apparently been busy nailing down its proprietary tech and looking for angels to help it scale up production... Read More


Clean Transport

Zero Motorcycles Opens Its 1st Exclusive Dealership

Published on June 17th, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

Although Hollywood Electrics and a handful of dealerships worldwide have sold thousands of Zeros in the past decade, Zero Motorcycles is ready to follow Tesla's example in opening its own dealership. And the company is starting in the epicenter of American motorcycling — Orange County. We'll be covering the event, and hope to see you there. A press release from Zero Motorcycles follows after the pic... Read More


Cars

A Man And His Mini Moke — The Story Of An Exotic EV Conversion

Published on June 17th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

Wanting to drive a zero emission vehicle that runs on sunshine, Doug White decided to do an ICE to EV conversion. He wanted to make an all island, go anywhere electric vehicle and of course, to start an EV conversion, one needs a donor vehicle. He wondered what might be the best island car ever? And the good old Mini Moke popped into his mind. Instantly he decided to make an electric Mini Moke. The perfect island car!... Read More


Batteries

Luxury Automakers Entering Tesla Model 3 Nightmare, Honda Clarity Electric Review … (#CleanTechnica Top 20)

Published on June 17th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Life is a fragile, wonderful gift. And all lives must come to a close on this Earth. I lost, as they say, someone very close to me a few weeks ago. As a result, I forgot to do a the weekly #CleanTechnica Top 20 article and a May #CleanTechnica Top 20 article. As such, below were the top 20 CleanTechnica articles from the first two weeks of June. Following that list are the top 20 CleanTechnica articles published in May. In both cases, the lists are based on pageviews — they're not lists of my favorite articles... Read More


Air Quality

Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Review (#CleanTechnica Review)

Published on June 16th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The Toyota Mirai is a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which makes it a rare breed anywhere in the world, let alone the cleantech hub that is Southern California. It's electric drivetrain and traction battery make the drive feel a lot like normal electric vehicles, while the hydrogen fueling carries forward the 5 minute gas station fueling experience... Read More


Cars

New Nissan LEAF Is Sold Every 10 Minutes In Europe

Published on June 16th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

The new Nissan LEAF doesn't get a ton of attention or love. It was born in the shadow of the Tesla Model 3, and that's a big shadow. But it's a few leaps above the original LEAF, and that model is still the most common plug-in car on the planet as far as I've seen... Read More


Clean Transport

Make Every Day Ride To Work Day!

Published on June 16th, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

Monday, June 18th, is Ride To Work Day. For some of us, this is already the case, as you may have read. As Los Angeles traffic grinds to a standstill, and the rate of car ownership increases, this old biker (moto-commuting since 1985!) is overjoyed to see an increasing number of Angelenos commuting on two wheels... Read More


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