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Tesla Stock Pop, The Hot EV Market, Big Auto’s EV Moment — Energy Independence Weekend

July 4th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We're here with another episode of Tesla Inside Out, a series on our CleanTech Talk podcast channel. This one is a special "Energy Independence Weekend" episode focused on a mix of the big EV news this year (more potent this week than ever) and David Havasi's history in the industry (in Tesla from 2012–2019 and outside of it since then)


The Tesla & The Oil Sheik

June 7th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In this episode of our Tesla Inside Out podcast interview series, CleanTechnica CEO Zach Shahan sits down once again with co-host David Havasi, former Tesla Senior Delivery/Product/Marketing Lead, to discuss fun and interesting stories from David’s 7 years at Tesla


Next “Tesla Inside Out” Episode — Webinar + Q&A

March 31st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

With social distancing being the name of the game these days, longtime Tesla insider David Havasi and I are no longer able to jump into a Tesla and chat about Tesla together for an hour. Perhaps that's for the best, as it gives us the opportunity to steer the "Tesla Inside Out" series into a potentially better direction


Tesla Performance Evolution & The Power Of Test Drives

March 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

For the latest edition of Tesla Inside Out (which was recorded before the COVID-19 crisis started to really unfold in the US), David Havasi and I focused on the wonders of Tesla performance and Tesla test drives


Tesla Model 3 Crushes Original Tesla Roadster — Like A $70,000–100,000 Car With Cost Of Toyota Camry Or Honda Accord

February 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

As you may have seen by now, 7 year Tesla insider David Havasi and I have been getting together in recent months to talk about the deep history of Tesla from an insider (David) and outsider (me) perspective in a podcast and video chat series called Tesla Inside Out. The thing that triggered this chat was recent data from BloombergNEF showing that battery energy density has nearly tripled in the past decade


Tesla Deliveries: From DIY Trailers In 2012 To Altering US Vehicle Delivery Prices In 2019 — Tesla Inside Out, Part Trois

December 5th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Resuming our "Tesla Inside Out" series, this video picks up where David Havasi and I left off last time, chuckling about a wild DIY Tesla delivery story. David and a team of early 2012 employees built a trailer to deliver early Model S's without having any real clue what they were doing. Luckily, they got the job done. He also mentioned a funny story about a Miami delivery truck in highlighting their overall novice delivery truck awareness back in


Tesla Inside Out, Part Deux — Tesla Stores, Early Deliveries, & Seeing Elon

November 9th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Continuing our discussion of Tesla and David Havasi's long history at Tesla, we took up where we left off, talking about early Model S days at Tesla. At the time that, Tesla had a gigantic factory in Fremont with almost nothing in it other than big, wild dreams and post-apocalyptic images of Blade Runner and The Highlander flashing through their heads as they looked across the expansive space


Tesla Inside Out — Tesla History From 7-Year Insider

November 9th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I recently met a gentleman named David Havasi while charging our Tesla Model 3 at a ChargePoint station at a Whole Foods I frequently visit. He recognized me from CleanTechnica and I quickly learned he worked at Tesla for 7 years, until just recently. We got talking, talking, talking, and talking. I wasn't sure if he'd be camera shy to repeat some of what he told me (or more) on camera, but it turned out he very much wasn't shy — he had actually worked on Broadway before working at Tesla!


Tesla Smart Summon Tests Show Oodles Of Laughter (10 Videos)

September 30th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Friend & longtime Tesla employee* David Havasi and I play with Smart Summon in a difficult situation. More dramatically, I've got a collection of fun and dramatic Smart Summon videos from Twitter to show you


US Plugin Electric Vehicle Breakdown By Size Class (Chart)

August 4th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

"Half of all plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on the road in 2019 were mid-size cars, but PEVs are available in size classes ranging from two-seaters to minivans," the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) notes


Tesla Has 3 (Or 4) Vehicles In “Most American Made” Top 10

July 13th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

In the discussion thread of an article I wrote last week, Dr. Dean Dauger pointed out that Tesla has 3 models now confirmed on the list of the top 10 "Most American" cars. That's right — 3 out of the 10 cars on the list are Teslas! Presumably, the Model Y will be added at some point too


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How Electric Cars Take Over The US Market, With A Big Push From Tesla

July 4th, 2020 | by Paul Fosse

I wrote this article before Maarten came out with an article on the same subject last week, but I came to the opposite conclusion. He sees progress faster than his expectations, I see progress slower than my expectations. I think that is because I live in the US and he lives in Europe


We Should Not Bail Out Oil Companies

April 23rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

We should not bail out oil companies. But we probably will since Trump is scrambling to do just that. As we know, the price of oil in the US fell below zero for the first time ever the other day


The Electric Car Cost Tipping Point

March 21st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the most interesting and most challenging things in my career in cleantech media in the past decade has been communicating technology transitions. It is simply so difficult for us humans to deeply comprehend (or "digest") the arc of the trends as they are occurring. Even a rapid market transition seems like it is going very slowly ("taking forever") until it happens all of a sudden


70 Reasons Why Tesla Model 3 Is Most Loved Car

March 15th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Whether you are considering buying a Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, or another electric vehicle, it is probably worth noting that the Model 3 is the most loved car or passenger vehicle in the United States, based on Consumer Reports surveys of vehicle owners of all types. In other words, owners of no other vehicles profess to love their vehicles as much as Model 3 owners do


For The Record, I Love My Pretty Little Tesla Model 3 Covered In Nail Polish

November 26th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

It's funny, just when you think Tesla's got the most gangbusters, insane, record-breaking vehicle on the roads, it unveils another one that one-ups its predecessor. The Tesla Model 3 shattered record after record, and then Tesla unveiled the Model Y, a crossover or SUV version of the 3 that is basically guaranteed to outsell the Model 3. Just as Model Y test vehicles are being spotted left and right and there are rumors about production starting soon, Tesla says, "hold my beer, bruh," and unveils the Cybertruck (aka Cybertrukk, aka I'm-gonna-blow-your-freakin'-mind-and-then-put-it-back-together truck)


Clean, Fresh Air Benefits Us All — EV Etiquette Is For Everyone

November 11th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

EV etiquette is sometimes a delicate subject, and a serious EV infrastructure issue. EV etiquette needs some attention in some places. Getting the infrastructure in the ground is one thing. Using it politely matters quite the same


Tesla Smart Summon Bonanza — 7 Races

October 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla Smart Summon was all the rage for a few days on Tesla Twitter and Tesla YouTube. For obvious reason, too — it's fun! More thoughtfully (putting on my serious face), it's an amazing step forward toward door-to-door fully self-driving Teslas. That's at least half the excitement — what it indicates is coming, much more than what is here today. Nonetheless, tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of Tesla owners were eager to see what Smart Summon could do and what its limitations were. That included me, a new Tesla buddy, and a friend of his who happened to be in town at the Supercharger where we had decided to meet



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