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Clean Power

India Records Highest Quarterly RE Share In Power Generation

Published on November 12th, 2018 | by Saurabh

India has recorded perhaps its highest-ever renewable energy penetration in overall energy generation in the quarter of July-September 2018. The event is on expected lines after the country reported a historically high monthly share of renewable energy generation in July and August ... Read More


Cars

Jan-Aug EV Sales Market Share - California

10% Of New Vehicles Purchased in California Are EVs

Published on November 12th, 2018 | by Loren McDonald

In August, 1 out of 10 (9.90%) new vehicles purchased in the state of California were EVs (PHEVs + BEVs), according to the latest numbers from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Advanced Technology Vehicle Sales Dashboard... Read More


Cars

TeslaMondo Returns!

Published on November 12th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Editor's note: For many moons and months, TeslaMondo was perhaps my favorite thing on the internet. It is a blog that offers insightful and hilarious commentary on Tesla. Hold on, let me rephrase that — it offers tremendously insightful and insanely hilarious commentary on Tesla. Alas, for more than one year, the person* behind TeslaMondo stepped deeper into the shadows and TeslaMondo went silent (*no, that person isn't me, despite what some people have claimed and how much I wish that were the case)... Read More


Clean Power

Tesla’s Upcoming Inclusion In The S&P 500 Index

Published on November 12th, 2018 | by Peter Forman (aka Papafox)

For years now, Tesla has enjoyed a market capitalization sufficient to distinguish it as one of America’s 500 most important publicly traded companies. The missing ingredient for Tesla’s inclusion in the granddaddy of all indexes, the Standard and Poor’s 500, has been consistent profitability. Now that Tesla has shown a profit of more than $300 million in Q3 of 2018 and its CEO Elon Musk predicts continued profitability ahead, inclusion in the S&P 500 index is extremely likely in the not-so-distant future. Let’s look at this event’s implications for Tesla and its stock price, plus consider the likely timing of such a move... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

5 Years of Poor Tesla Forecasts & Analysis … Tesla Model 3 China Deliveries … #CleanTechnica Top 20

Published on November 12th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

In the past week, CleanTechnica stories of all stripes were popular and spread far and wide across the internet, but the most popular stories were the 20 below. The biggest eyeball earners covered: 5 years of poor Tesla analysis by one prominent short seller, an estimate for the introduction of Tesla Model 3 deliveries in China, Tesla Autopilot vs lidar-based autonomous driving, automotive giants vs. the EV revolution, Jaguar I-PACE efficiency, China's electric car sales, and more Tesla, autonomous vehicle, EV, and cleantech fun... Read More


Batteries

Mainstream Media Gets Desperate For “Creative” Headlines — #Pravduh About #Tesla Report 10

Published on November 12th, 2018 | by Chanan Bos

Before we start, we would like to give a shout-out to Zac & Jesse from the YouTube channel "Now You Know" for mentioning our reports on their show. You guys are awesome! Some might say this has been a slow news week for Tesla. There were only 122 articles this week and the average over the past 9 weeks is around 190. This slow news week, however, is quite artificial. It's a choice, because there was plenty of news that the mainstream media just decided to not report at all or only briefly cover... Read More


Batteries

Why Automakers Try To Slow & Stifle The EV Revolution

Published on November 11th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I've had a lot of fun recently while highlighting 50 "tips" for slowing the electric car revolution and writing about what the end of gasmobiles could look like, but the discussions left some people scratching their heads. Why would automakers conscientiously try to delay a switch to electric vehicles? Why would they not try to create attractive electric cars once they were shown how popular Tesla's models have been... Read More


Cars

45% of Current Electric Car Drivers Plan to Buy a Tesla Next — #CleanTechnica Report

Published on November 11th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

You're going to be shocked — the electric car respondents most frequently said they were most likely to buy next (or for the first time in the case of non-EV drivers) was the Tesla Model 3. Over 100,000 reservations ($1,000 each) were placed for the car in under 24 hours — even before the car was shown. The demand was through the roof and ended up being the single biggest product reveal in history by certain key metrics. So, it is not a surprise in the least that this electric car tops the list of “expected next EV model.”... Read More


Cars

The Adventures of Starman — Tesla-Inspired Comic Book Series

Published on November 11th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Eli Burton is the President and Founder of My Tesla Adventure, a California-based Tesla Owners Club. The club's mission is to bring together Tesla owners to embark on fun adventures, make great memories, and form lasting friendships. Eli is also a long-time space enthusiast, amateur rocket maker, SpaceX fan, and creator of an exciting new comic book series, The Adventures of Starman... Read More


Climate Change

Climate-Induced Disasters Affect Women & Girls First

Published on November 11th, 2018 | by The Beam

Women and girls are among the most negatively impacted by disasters: not due to any inherent vulnerability, but as a result of social construction of gender norms and the related power imbalance in which women often have limited access to and control over resources. ... Read More


Cars

Electric Car Drivers: Demands, Desires & Dreams — #CleanTechnica Report Intro

Published on November 11th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

EV Driver Desires, Demands, & Dreams explores the preferences of current electric car drivers in North America and Europe regarding electric car models, classes, special features, range, battery options, and more. It also takes a deep dive into key consumer benefits of electric cars and respondents' views on the best ways to promote electric car adoption... Read More


CleanTechnica

Smart Contracts Sweet Spots: What Does This Mean For Electricity Distribution Contracts? (Blockchain Report Excerpt)

Published on November 11th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Electrical utilities which own the generation and distribution network will love smart contracts. They get all of the advantages while purchasers get most of the disadvantages. They have guaranteed payment, no accounts receivable problems, and the contracts will be between only two entities, so they’ll be simple... Read More


Sponsored

Boosting School District Revenue & Sustainability With Energy Storage

Published on November 11th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Mountain View Los Altos (MVLA) High School District was the first district in the state to combine energy storage with solar power generation and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in partnership with ENGIE Storage. Engie has years of experience helping K-12 school districts generate cost savings and improve the economics of sustainability measures with our GridSynergy® energy storage systems and software platform... Read More


Cars

Tesla [TSLA] FUD: Accounts Receivable 10-Q Mystery

Published on November 11th, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal

The goal of this series is to examine current topics being written about Tesla [TSLA] that appear to be stirring up "Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt" (or FUD). The plan is to try to provide reasonable analysis about the validity of the claims. I generally do not link to the articles that "inspire" me to write this, as I do not wish to reward analysis I feel is poor with increased traffic. However, I will freely admit that my analysis may contain incorrect assumptions, and will do my best to acknowledge them in future articles... Read More


Cars

What Is Starlink? And Could Tesla Be Involved?

Published on November 10th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

As anyone who’s stuck paying an onerous bill to a local internet monopoly will agree, there’s a great market opportunity out there for any company that could offer a global wireless internet connection. SpaceX has been working on just that since 2015, developing a broadband satellite constellation called Starlink. A recent article in SmarterAnalyst proposes that Tesla could be an integral part of the plan... Read More


Batteries

Tech & Investment Giants Think Coverage Of Elon Musk Is Crazy

Published on November 10th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Elon Musk has accomplished some jaw-dropping feats at SpaceX and Tesla. Louis Sarkozy, son of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, asks (via Washington Examiner), "Should he be recognized as a capitalist example, champion of science, and hero of the environment? Yes. Is the media fawning over his countless moral deeds and wishing him success in his progressive endeavors? No. Rather, he is constantly berated, belittled, and criticized for trivial reasons."... Read More


Air Quality

RU An EV Noob — Part 1, Why Buy An Electric Vehicle?

Published on November 10th, 2018 | by Andy Miles

The popularity of electric vehicles is becoming very apparent in so many ways. In many places, the price of used electric vehicles is actually increasing, because demand is so high. In the case of the Tesla Model 3, some people are paying more for a recent used car, than the price of a new one. This is because they are not prepared to wait in the reservation list to get one. In my own experience, I see more and more electric vehicles on the road. Where I used to have the charging stations to myself when on my travels, now I see more and more electric vehicle drivers charging alongside me. I think I will soon be joining a queue, as there will be more drivers needing a charge than available chargers... Read More


Cars

Tesla Summit: Starman, Rangers, Flamethrowers, & Factory Tours

Published on November 10th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

The 2018 Tesla Owner’s Club Leadership Summit was simply a smorgasbord of all things Tesla. Ninety board members of Tesla Clubs from all around the world descended upon Milpitas and Fremont, California. Including those from Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Finland, the UK — so many made the effort to come from far and wide. Deep in conversation on membership and events, Tesla allowed us time (over gratuitous amounts of food) to share valuable ideas on how to better serve our local Tesla owners... Read More


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