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Will Tesla’s Leasing Program Disrupt The Ride-Sharing Market?

April 21st, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla has been leading its customers through a merry little dance lately, shuffling its vehicle lineup around and raising and lowering prices. Buried among all the recent repricings is an announcement that has attracted little attention, but that offers a clue to Tesla’s future plans to deploy an automated ride-sharing network


Diving Into The Tesla Model 3, BMW i3, & Chevy Bolt (Video)

April 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Munro & Associates in Auburn Hills, Michigan, is in the business of taking cars apart. The company’s teardown reports reveal the juicy details of every single component — how they work, where they came from, and how much they cost. Automakers pay sizable sums for these reports, in order to figure out what their competitors are up to. Sandy Munro’s 2018 teardown of a Tesla Model 3 delivered some important insights into the California carmaker’s strengths and weaknesses. What about other electric cars


Wiesbaden Orders 56 Electric Buses From Mercedes-Benz

April 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Stuttgart / Wiesbaden — Mercedes‑Benz has received a record-breaking order for the eCitaro electric urban bus. This massive order comes from the public transport company ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH from Wiesbaden in Germany's Hesse region. As a provider of comprehensive electromobility solutions, Mercedes‑Benz doesn't just deliver electric buses, it also takes care of the adaptation of the service yard, the equipment and setting up of charging infrastructure, as well as the charging management process itself. With this commission, the city of Wiesbaden is switching a fifth of its bus fleet to electromobility within a short period of time


Volkswagen Group Secures Lithium Supplies From Ganfeng Lithium

April 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Wolfsburg — The Volkswagen Group and Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd. registered in Jiangxi (China) have signed a memorandum of understanding on long-term lithium supplies for battery cells. Under the agreement, Ganfeng will supply lithium to the Volkswagen Group and its suppliers for the next ten years. Volkswagen is thus already securing a significant share of its lithium requirement for batteries


Tesla Road Trip Tips & Tricks

April 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

We do love Tesla Electric Road Trip stories, especially when they’re spiced with practical charging tips. A recent addition to the genre, from Brad Templeton, posted on Forbes goes beyond the usual travel log of sights seen and charging difficulties overcome. Templeton’s account of a weeklong trip from San Francisco to the southern California desert to enjoy the spectacular springtime poppy bloom includes some interesting insights about how driving electric changes the overall traveling experience


New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions Completes New York’s 1st Interoperable, On-Route Charger Solution For Transit Buses

April 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest bus manufacturer in North America, today announced that New Flyer Infrastructure SolutionsTM has successfully deployed two rapid, on-route chargers along New York City Transit Authority’s (“NYCT”) M42 route. This marks the completion of the first on-route charging solution in the United States that uses a globally recognized system to allow vehicle and charging equipment interoperability to common interfaces


The Tesla Model 3 Is Winning Over Hardcore Gearheads

April 13th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The Hagerty Group was “built by people who love cars.” Since its 1984 founding, it has grown into one of the world’s foremost providers of insurance for collectible vehicles. The company’s web site offers a wealth of information and resources for connoisseurs of the automobile


Tesla Shorts Go Completely Off The Deep End

April 11th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Does Tesla have some sort of magical powers? Not only does it produce cars that seem too good to be true, but the company seems to have a way of making those who bet against it lose all perspective (the same may be true of some of the more rabid fans). When TSLA stock recently plunged on the news of disappointing deliveries in the first quarter, some of the pundits who cater to the short-selling crowd went far beyond their usual pessimistic predictions, venturing into the realm of personal attacks and wild allegations completely unsupported by facts


Tesla’s Q1 2019 Definitely Hurt, But Don’t Panic

April 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla’s first-quarter deliveries dropped by 31% compared to the previous quarter as the Elon Musk–led company struggled to deliver cars to customers in international markets. The company said that approximately 10,600 cars were in transit, compared to 2,907 cars that were in transit at the end of the fourth quarter of


People Power: Sourcing Smart City Success Through Incentivization

April 4th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Smart Cities are more than just sensors ushering you to an available parking space, standby street lights, or drones monitoring air quality. Citizens are the most important component in the smart cities of the future. We need their participation in order to collect data, track movement, share knowledge, and most importantly, resources. All of this is possible in the next few decades, but an important first step is to figure out how to incentivize citizens to get on board


The Tesla Model 3’s Norway Invasion — Model 3 Outsold ALL Pure-Fossil Cars In March

April 3rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Editor's note: Maximilian Holland already published a superb accounting of Tesla, especially Tesla Model 3, sales in Norway in March. Key highlights were: 31% of new car deliveries were Teslas. That's more than the 23% of deliveries that were pure-fossil vehicle sales (all models combined). 58% of deliveries were fully electric vehicle deliveries


Will Tesla Surprise Wall Street With Model 3 (Q1 2019) Production?

April 2nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla will report its first quarter 2019 production and delivery figures in the next few days. The Q1 sales report is an extremely anticipated one, as it will tell us whether or not Tesla managed to increase production and if the company was able to generate enough demand for the cars it has built over the last three months


Debunking 3 Anti-EV Myths

April 1st, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

If you’ve read anything about electric cars, you’ve no doubt come across the arguments that suggest the world is still not ready to give up its century-and-a-half dependence on the internal combustion engine. The various cases against electric cars have evolved over the years, but these days there seem to be three in particular that keep making the rounds. Let’s take a closer look at them


The Eco Grand Prix — Tesla & Other Electric Car Racing For Common People

March 30th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The world of auto racing is getting electrified. The international Formula E series, now in its 5th season, brings world-class electric racing to cities around the world. Later this year, Teslas will begin competing in the FIA-sanctioned Electric Production Car Series. Electric vehicles have also distinguished themselves at the annual Pikes Peak Hill Climb, on the autocross circuit, and on the world’s shadowy street racing scene


Tesla’s Over-The-Air Software Updates Have Big Auto Playing Catchup

March 29th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Journalists have been calling cars “computers on wheels” for at least a decade, but there’s a problem with that metaphor: these days, even the simplest of computers can update their software remotely, with little or no user input required. Other than the ones made by a certain California company, cars don’t do that. Today’s most “advanced” non-Tesla vehicles can do little more than update their software to fix problems, and even that usually requires a trip to the dealership


Soaring Electric Car Sales Around The World

March 28th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

2018 was a banner year for plug-in vehicles: global sales totaled 2.1 million units, a 64% increase compared to 2017. As a share of the overall light vehicle market, cars with plugs reached 2.2% for the year, and an impressive 3.8% for the month of December (as reported by EV-Volumes.com)



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