#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar, & battery news & analysis site in the world. Support our work today!


About Alex Voigt

Alex Voigt Alex Voigt has been a supporter of the mission to transform the world to sustainable carbon free energy for 40 years. As an engineer, he is fascinated with the ability of humankind to develop a better future via the use of technology. With 30 years of experience in the stock market, he is invested in Tesla [TSLA], as well as some other tech companies, for the long term.



Author Archives: Alex Voigt

Volkswagen, Where Are You Going?

June 15th, 2020 | by Alex Voigt

Escalation is the word that describes best what happened in recent weeks within Volkswagen, and it’s an escalation that is not helpful for CEO Herbert Diess, the Volkswagen Group, our society, Germany, or the environment


There Will Be Blood — Peter Mertens, Former Head of Audi R&D: “We All Did Sleep”

June 13th, 2020 | by Alex Voigt

I write this article full of anger as a German about the German auto industry. The Octopus is one of the most fascinating and intelligent animals in our seas. Scientists predict that if they didn't die that early after the new generation is born, because of their ability to learn, they would be "the humans of the sea," dominating all other sea animals large and small, just like humans do on soil


German Automaker Paradigms

June 6th, 2020 | by Alex Voigt

It is true that an electric motor alone does not allow a huge differentiation like we experience it with the combustion engine but the real BEV drive train is the combination of the battery with the electric motor, braking system, Software, Inverter and not the electric motor alone


7 Reasons Why Tesla Will Benefit From The Crisis — #3: Supply & Demand

April 12th, 2020 | by Alex Voigt

Supply and demand are two sides of the same coin, and although they look different, you cannot separate the two. They are like twins always moving together. You can’t measure true supply without having excess demand and you can’t measure true demand without excess supply. They influence each other and are actually the same looked at from two different perspectives


Auto Industry: Incentivized To Not Change

February 16th, 2020 | by Alex Voigt

Every nation of this world will do its best to protect its industry for the good of the country's economy and its people. Politicians are elected to make sure industries and jobs are doing well, to stabilize income, and to reduce risk. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this protection. Unfortunately, politics can, by trying its very best to support its industry, destroy it without even realizing what's happening. This has happened before, and there is a large risk that it's happening today in the largest automotive producing countries, like Germany, Japan, and the


Like An Angel Is Pushing You From Behind

January 12th, 2020 | by Alex Voigt

As a CEO of a large global automaker, you have a huge problem of existential dimensions. If you don’t solve it, it’s not just your job that’s lost, but you will be remembered as the person who is responsible for a century-long proud legacy ending


On A Personal Note

December 22nd, 2019 | by Alex Voigt

Editor's Note: Alex sent along the letter below a couple of weeks ago. He let us know about the big shift noted here and that he'd be publishing the letter on Patreon on December 15. I decided to let his letter stand alone on his page initially and then republish it here a week later. So, here it now is!


A Gigafactory For Berlin

November 17th, 2019 | by Alex Voigt

When people ask me how it is possible that most of my predictions about Tesla are correct, my answer is, "Those are not my predictions. You just have to listen carefully to Elon Musk, and do it twice, better trice." Elon tells the truth, unless he is joking, and he likes joking but not if it's about his mission to change the world to sustainable transportation



Back to Top ↑