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Autonomous Vehicles

New Features Should Be Enjoyed Responsibly

Published on October 13th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Let's look at a hypothetical (but ridiculous) scenario. Somebody gives your kids backpacks with a bullet-resistant panel built inside. Whatever your feelings on that, your kids really like the backpacks for other reasons, so you decide to let them use them... Read More


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Win A 2019 Tesla Model X From The Illinois Solar Energy Association!

Published on October 13th, 2019 | by Sponsored Content

Never fear, autumn is here and your new Tesla Model X awaits! Show off your green new look along with your orange, red, and yellow. Get where you need to go without generating any carbon emissions in a breeze. Enter to win the Tesla Model X today and contribute to a more-sustainable future for all... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model Y Prototype Spotted On Road Near Tesla HQ (VIDEOS)

Published on October 13th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Model Y, the affordable, all-electric crossover from Tesla’s stable, is not expected to hit the roads until late 2020. But Tesla is already laying the groundwork for the model that will forever alter Tesla’s position in the automotive world... Read More


Agriculture

From Rajasthan To Mexico: Why Gender Matters At The Heart Of The Energy Transition

Published on October 13th, 2019 | by The Beam

Since women are the primary users of energy, they are disproportionately vulnerable to climate change impacts. Energy policies failing to reach women are thus exacerbating potential climate risks for them. In addition, gender inequalities limit women’s access to finance streams, information or training for using sustainable energy sources. Taking a gender lens approach is thus crucial for minimizing such bias and ensuring equal access to energy for both women and men... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Blue Model 3 in the Adirondacks

What Is A Sleeper Or Stealth Tesla Model 3 Performance?

Published on October 13th, 2019 | by Chris Boylan

As new buyers are researching Tesla and deciding which Model 3 version to buy, some of the options can be a bit confusing. And if you delve into the various social media groups and discussion forums, things can get even worse. One particular version of the Model 3 which is a bit of a unicorn is the so-called "Stealth" or "Sleeper" Performance model. And to describe what that is, first let's go through a brief history of the Tesla Model ... Read More


Cars

Tesla Needs To Come To India

Published on October 12th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

April 2016, having seen the Tesla Model 3 being revealed by Elon Musk via the live stream, I was tempted to reserve one as soon as I saw that reservations were open to Indian buyers too. I pulled the trigger on 7th April 2016 and reserved a Model ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Kitty Hawk Heaviside HVSD eVTOL

Is Kitty Hawk Introducing Range Anxiety For eVTOL Aircraft With Its Heaviside?

Published on October 12th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

We finally heard about Kitty Hawk's "secret project," which sports the strange name of Heaviside. It introduces the notion of range for an electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The demonstration of the aircraft flying is fantastic but I wonder if we're about to witness another "range anxiety" war between eVTOL manufacturers? Let's hope not... Read More


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Polestar 2

Polestar Pricing … Tesla Model 3 = #6 Car In USA … Capital One On “Tesla Effect” — #CleanTechnica Top 20

Published on October 12th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Polestar's entry into the electric vehicle world took the top spot this past week on CleanTechnica, being the number one article viewed on CleanTechnica thanks to the hundreds of thousands of views it pulled in. The focus of the article was its pricing, which is surprisingly high. Yet again, it seems that a new "Tesla killer" just doesn't compete with Tesla vehicles, even though it is a nice addition to the EV market and deserves solid sales... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Why Smart Summon Matters

Published on October 12th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

I mentioned in a recent article that I added to my stock position in Tesla for a variety of reasons. Before I go on to discuss Smart Summon, I wanted to address a complaint in the comment section of that article... Read More


Cars

Will South Africa Build Electric Vehicles?

Published on October 12th, 2019 | by David Zarembka

Like Germany is to Europe, South Africa is the manufacturing powerhouse of sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, it has 8 automobile assembly plants. The companies are BMW, Ford, Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Renault, Toyota, and Volkswagen. In 2018, South Africa produced 610,854 vehicles... Read More


Cars

How Tesla Tire Size Impacts Tesla Range

Published on October 12th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

If you're a Tesla owner, you might be wondering — does the size of a wheel really affect the range of an electric vehicle? The short answer is yes, but the degree by which it does might be negligible to some... Read More


Air Quality

A Clear Solution For Cleaner Air

Published on October 12th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Californians love to be outside. But even on a clear, sunny day, we know that the air we are breathing isn’t as clean and clear as it looks, especially in our increasingly congested and crowded cities. Air quality is a complex topic that is affected by the weather, the time of day, and events like wildfires. But one aspect of air quality is very clear: tailpipe emissions make air quality worse. When those emissions happen in cities, millions of people are exposed to harmful pollution... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Smart Summon Chases Kids (Video From Inside Car)

Published on October 12th, 2019 | by Marika

Okay, so I’m sitting in the car waiting for my whole family (husband and two little girls) to come back from a quick stop for shopping. The car is plugged in and charging at a Tesla Supercharger (thank you to buyers who used our referral code). My husband came up with a funny phrase to describe a "park & plug" state, which is "plark." So, you could say I'm sitting in a "plarked" car in a Tesla "plarking lot."... Read More


Cars

The Big Auto Fairy Tale Of Doom: The Ugly Duckling Of Audi That May Never Become A Swan

Published on October 12th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

It seemed to me that Audi (under the VAG Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft) with the extravagant technical achievement of the A2 had made a profound statement of peak efficiency of the internal combustion engine that it seemed impossible to surpass, and the next big surprise from this respected automobile giant would be an electric long-range model. I was certain I would be trading in my diesel A2 with an electric A2 soon enough... Read More


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