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Tesla Model 3 vs. CPO Tesla Model S — Owner Perspective

August 5th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

I've been driving a Tesla Model S for about 4.5 years now, and have driven about 90,000 electric miles. I absolutely love my 2012 P85, and will never to go back to an internal combustion engine car again. In fact, we just purchased my wife's new 2018 Long Range rear-wheel drive Model 3 and our household now has 100% electric transport


Tesla Model 3 Review — The Things You Haven’t Read — #CleanTechnica Review

July 28th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

I’ll start out with the fact that Tesla cheats. In fact, so do all fully electric vehicles to some extent. Build an EV and put the battery pack on the floor — instant superior handling is obtained by simple physics. Then, add a silent, dutifully designed and powerful electric motor, and gas cars don’t have a chance. We all have heard about EVs’ low maintenance and instant torque. Put all of this into a low-cost, attractive package and the modern electric vehicle should sell itself. And indeed, this is the tale of Tesla’s success with the Model


Remember That Time Elon Musk Saved SpaceX & Tesla? (Video)

July 22nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla and SpaceX are not just two companies led by Elon Musk — they are two visions: 1) a sustainable future here on Earth and 2) expanding the human race to other planets. Both companies aiming for these audacious, larger-than-life goals had to face far tougher times than they're facing today


Is The Possibility Of Perception Perversion The Real Reason Jim Chanos Is Short Tesla?

July 21st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla has reached its artificial milestone of producing 5,000 Model 3s per week, and media outlets (and buyers) continue to post rave reviews. The company’s three vehicles are the three top-selling EVs in the US market. Model S has been consistently outselling every competing large luxury sedan for a couple of years, and it appears as if Model 3 will similarly dominate the small sedan segment. At least two sets of auto industry experts (Munro & Associates and a group commissioned by German automakers) have performed teardowns of Model 3, and concluded that the new EV should be earning a healthy profit margin. Does this really sound like a company in trouble


3 Natural Gas & Climate Myths

July 21st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Fossil fuels (all of them!) are the energy of the past. With new technologies like wind, solar, and advanced batteries in our hands, we can power today and tomorrow with clean, reliable energy that doesn’t harm our health and destroy our planet


Tesla Autopilot Miles Skyrocketing (Cool Graphs)

July 19th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

The MIT Autonomous Vehicle Technology Study (MIT-AVT), which is studying human-AI interaction in driving, has collected masses of real-world driving data, and is using that data to glean all sorts of insights of interest to Tesla fans. In a previous post, we admired a set of nifty charts, prepared by study co-author Lex Fridman, that illustrate how many Tesla vehicles with each version of Autopilot hardware are on the roads


Does Big Oil Think It Can Transition To An Electric Vehicle World?

July 19th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Oil and its allies are doing what they can to delay the day of reckoning, but it’s just a matter of time before fossil-powered vehicles join sailing ships, horse-drawn carriages, and bowler hats in making the transition from necessary to nostalgic. What will Big Oil do


How Is Climate Change Affecting Canada?

July 19th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

“The environmental threat to our world is greater than any time in human history. Just look around. We’re already seeing the impacts of climate change seared across the world.” Mention Canada to anyone almost anywhere and several things spring immediately to mind. Famously polite people. Very, very good hockey players. A culture of inclusion. And Tim Horton’s


Clean Energy Revolution Is Market Driven

July 19th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Today, renewable energy resources like wind and solar power are so affordable that they’re driving coal production and coal-fired generation out of business. Lower-cost natural gas is helping, too


The War On Tesla By “Click Reporters” Reaches A New Low

July 17th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

With the advent of the internet came a new type of information gathering we’ll call the click-reporter. This new breed lives by provocative headlines that bring in clicks from the mouse or touchpad of internet viewers, and it’s those clicks that bring in the ad revenue. Get the scoop, create the enticing headline and some text to support it, and you’re golden. Elon Musk’s reaction to such reporting has really stirred this month


Tesla’s [Ahem, Elon’s] Unconventional Approach To Media Criticism

July 14th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Negative media coverage is a fact of life for any company, large or small. However, as it does in so many areas, Tesla approaches this problem quite differently than most firms do. Conventional wisdom has long been that companies shouldn’t respond to attacks in the media, but Elon Musk never got that memo. He responds quickly, forcefully, and often colorfully


Thanos Revives Centuries-Old Debate About Overpopulation

July 14th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Internet history was made on Monday as Reddit, one of the most popular websites in the United States, banned half the members of a discussion group dedicated to Thanos, the villain of Avengers: Infinity War. In one fell swoop, some 300,000 users got the boot, and they were excited about it. Josh Brolin, who played Thanos, even made a short video to commemorate the event


Electric Trucks Are Coming

July 12th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Many people still doubt that trucks will become electrified. But according to financial energy specialist Gerard Reid, the adoption of electric vehicle technology in the freight sector will take place faster than expected. He gives four reasons why he is positive about electric trucks


Blockchain Technology – A Threat to Distribution Network Operators?

July 11th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Network operators should get involved soon in blockchain technology. If they miss the digital revolution, it will threaten their business model in the longer term and they could end up becoming pure network asset owners without operational responsibilities, writes Marius Buchmann of Jacobs University


What’s The Deal With The E.ON. & RWE Deal?

July 10th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

There is economic and financial market rationale behind the recent deal between E.ON and RWE, writes financial energy specialist Gerard Reid. From a strategic perspective, however, the decision will impact customers negatively, and will be bad for the long-term sustainability of both companies, Reid argues


Shell New Energies VP: “We Are Further Along Than People Realize”

July 10th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

With a string of new investments and acquisitions in the past year (you can find a unique overview further on in this article!), Shell has quietly stepped up the pace of its transition from an oil and gas company into an energy company. “We are further along than people realize”, says Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice-President of Shell New Energies, in an exclusive interview with Energy Post. According to Gainsborough, there is a “shift in thinking” within the company that is now irreversible. “People in Shell see a lot riding on the success of New Energies. And we are considered one of the most attractive units to work in. Anyone under the age of 35 wants to work for New Energies.”


Ukraine’s Power Sector Is Set For A Major Transition

July 10th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Ukraine’s power sector has seen few changes during the two decades after the dissolution of the USSR, as it continued to operate as part of an energy system inherited by the newly independent states.  For 20 years, it was rolling down the hill without a clear vision for the future. Now everything is about to change. Multiple pressures and opportunities have merged to open up a new pathway for the country: Ukraine can get on board of Europe’s grand energy transition by starting a profound transformation of its power sector


Family Life With A Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, & A Little Bit Of Chevy Bolt Mixed In

July 8th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Chrysler is trying to keep it a secret, but the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is really a great plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Their motives for this move are confusing, as they have done a fantastic job and should be very proud of the plug-in vehicle they created. We have had ours since the middle of December 2018, and this review is based on our real-world experiences



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