Author Archives: Guest Contributor

The Network Effect, Robotaxis, & Tesla

September 10th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

We all know that, when a new technology becomes established, there are winners and losers. However, the picture is more complex: some companies will be small winners and others will be big winners. Where a particular company ends up depends not only on the quality and popularity of its products or services, but on where it fits into the overall market — its position on the “value chain.”

Electric Cars Coming Quickly, Will Disrupt Bunch Of Industries, JP Morgan Forecasts

September 9th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

By now, everyone who’s paying attention understands that fossil fuel vehicles are going to be replaced by electric vehicles. However, there’s a wide gulf of disagreement about the timeline. Those who make their living in the oil and auto industries tend to see the transition happening in their grandchildren’s time, while some in the EV and renewable energy fields predict that it will all be over by

Should Tesla (TSLA) Stock Be Analyzed Differently?

September 4th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Traditional stock market analysts have never known what to make of Tesla. As a recent article in the Harvard Business Review notes, forecasts for Tesla stock [NASDAQ: TSLA] continue to be all over the map — there are roughly the same number of buy, hold, and sell ratings out there. Could it be that the metrics analysts are using to assess a company’s business prospects are outdated

The End of Fossil-Fuelled Cars

September 3rd, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

We all love a David-and-Goliath story. Elon Musk is a great showman and has played this narrative for all it’s worth in the spectacular rise of his electric car company Tesla. A few weeks ago Tesla launched the Model 3, hyped as the first mass-market full-range all-electric car. But what we really want to know is not whether Tesla will beat Ford and GM and VW, and whose shareholders will make or lose money. It is the answers to two questions

Tesla Network & Its Competitors — Racing Into The Future

September 2nd, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

The revolution that will soon transform the world’s transportation system centers around four parallel and mutually-reinforcing trends: electrification, autonomy, connectivity and new ownership models. Tesla almost single-handedly initiated the first three in production vehicles, and continues to dominate those fields

Tesla’s Growing Used Car Sales

September 2nd, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

As the media never tires of reminding us, the price of a new electric vehicle is still considerably higher than that of a (supposedly) comparable gas-burner. However, one point that is seldom discussed is that a huge slice of the auto market consists of used vehicles. Millions of car owners go through their entire lives without ever considering the purchase of a new car. Now that EVs have been available for several years, a lively used market has developed, making electric driving available to an ever-growing segment of the population

Our Autonomous Future & The Insane Value of Tesla’s Data (Something Almost No One Mentions)

September 1st, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

What will the self-driving automotive world of the future look like? Nobody really knows, although a lot of people seem convinced that they do. Predictions are all over the place, and in a few years we’ll see that some of them were right, and some were wrong. The only thing certain is that autonomous vehicles will trigger huge changes that will disrupt every automobile-related line of business, and then some. Another point that the pundits all seem to agree on: Tesla is poised to be one of the major players. 

Post-Buyout, Conergy To Focus On Australian Solar

August 22nd, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

The Singapore-based solar developer behind one of Australia’s first combined large-scale solar and lithium-ion battery storage projects, Conergy, has been bought out by a group of funds managed by Tennenbaum Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs

FAQs About An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

August 22nd, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

As An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power opens up in theaters, we know that people are going to have questions both before and after going to see it. So we decided to answer as many as we could ahead of time and compile them all here.

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