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Batteries

Electric Car Drivers & Potential Drivers — Chime In!

Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

As I announced last week, we are now collecting data for our 2019 electric car driver report. Yet again, building on the work of previous years and always looking to evolve, we're aiming to significantly improve the data, analysis, and report in ... Read More


Cars

Reasons To Buy A Tesla Model 3 By May 27, & A Few Reasons To Not Buy

Published on May 19th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Tesla is offering 5,000 free miles of Supercharging if you order by May 27. You have to use the miles within 6 months, but that could save you about about $450 if you drive a lot, less if you drive less. You should also get your car by June 30, 2019 — so, if you are in the US, you should be eligible for the $3,750 tax credit... Read More


Batteries

Global EV Market Growth 2013-2018

BNEF’s Latest “Embarrassingly” Lowball EV Outlook

Published on May 19th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

BNEF's reputation as progressive on EV adoption projections is in question after its latest Electric Vehicle Outlook report trims its previous projections of sales across the coming decade down 10%, and assumes annual growth rates will quickly drop to 23–24% from the current rate of 56%. ... Read More


Air Quality

Tesla Model 3 Charges Twice As Fast As Audi e-tron … Air Pollution Is Killing Us … “Tesla Killer” MIA — #CleanTechnica Top 20

Published on May 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular articles of the past week on CleanTechnica were topped by a detailed, thorough, clear debunking of an Audi marketing mistake — thanks to a couple of guest posters for that piece. Also topping the charts were a depressing look at the high cost of air pollution, another "Tesla killer" that doesn't threaten let alone beat any Teslas, our Danish writer's interesting debate with himself (number crunching and all) regarding which Tesla Model 3 to buy, and an "Elonroad" EV charging system in Sweden... Read More


Uncategorized

There Is Tesla, And Then There Are Automotive Dinosaurs

Published on May 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The first part of this two-part series involved a thorough examination of exactly what kind of business Tesla is, and how it fits into the broader market segments it serves. This second part covers the author's personal experience with Tesla vehicles and how those vehicles compare to others on the market today and tomorrow... Read More


Clean Power

Texas Going Big On Renewables: Phase II Has Started

Published on May 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

When a wind power discussion comes up, Texas is often mentioned. It’s not just that Texas has a lot of wind power. (It does.) It’s not just that Texas has a big, very isolated grid. (It does.*) There’s the oft-forgotten fact that when Texas started adopting wind power, it went from almost zero to the national leader in wind power in just 6 years!... Read More


Clean Power

Rethinking How Social Innovation Organizations Can Better Design For Scalable Impact

Published on May 19th, 2019 | by The Beam

“Investing in women is smart business and key to poverty alleviation at scale,” says Ajaita Shah, Founder and CEO of Frontier Markets, a rural marketing, sales, and service distribution company providing access to affordable and quality clean energy solutions and appliances to low-income households in India by building a network of rural entrepreneurs. ... Read More


Cars

Jerome — The Man, The Myth, The Tesla Super-Engineer — #CleanTechnica Interview

Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

If you were following Tesla in the early days of the Model S, and more so if you were an early Model S owner, you probably know or know of Jerome Guillen. He led development of the Tesla Model S (program director) and was also VP of Worldwide Sales and Service for 2½ years. He was absolutely loved by owners. If you frequented Tesla forums in the pre–Model X days, you might have even seen more love for Jerome than for Elon (Musk). People loved him... Read More


Cars

Selling Used EVs In A Red State

Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Oil-bought politicians, Tesla shorts, online trolls, and others with an axe to grind against EVs are always telling us things like “EVs are toys for the rich” — whenever convenient to their arguments. While it’s true that top-of-the-line Tesla vehicles are well over $100,000, there’s a small independent dealer in conservative Arizona proving that not only can EVs be affordable, but they are good for business!... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

What Is Tesla?

Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

This article is the first part of a two-part series on Tesla and its vehicles. This piece involves a thorough examination of exactly what kind of business Tesla is, and how it fits into the broader market segments it serves. The second part, coming tomorrow, covers the author's personal experience with Tesla vehicles and how those vehicles compare to others on the market today and tomorrow... Read More


Cars

CleanTechnica In Chinese

Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I’m sure you’ve been reading our new Chinese CleanTechnica sub-site, right? Wait, what, Chinese? Indeed, we have launched a Chinese (中文) sub-site — in the “Future Trends” section of our website. To be honest, I don’t [&hellip... Read More


Policy & Politics

Abigail Disney

Abigail Disney Issues Broad Indictment Of Toxic Capitalism

Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Abigail Disney, granddaughter of Roy Disney, testified before the House in favor of those legislative initiatives last week and she brought her A game. She prefaced her remarks with these words: "“We have begun to cannibalize the very people that make this economy thrive." Last month, she called the $66 million dollar compensation package for Disney CEO Robert Iger an "insane" amount of money. Give 'em hell, Abigail!... Read More


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