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Your Rush-Hour Commute Is Not Just Frustrating, It’s Also Making You Sick

September 15th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

For millions of Americans, the rush-hour commute is more than just frustrating. It’s also dangerous, exposing drivers to unsafe levels of air pollution. Rolling up the windows won’t solve the problem. An ongoing study in Atlanta has found that people are exposed to more pollution sitting in the driver’s seat than they would be watching traffic on the side of the road


Climate Change Is Threatening The Bees That Pollinate Coffee Plants

September 15th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

The best coffee grows in the mountains, where it is cool. It needs low temperatures to thrive, which is why growers often put shade trees in their fields. But the mountains are getting hotter. And the higher you go, the less room there is to grow coffee. This is one reason scientists predict coffee will suffer in a changing climate.


Climate Change Lawsuits Are Increasingly Showing Up In Court

September 15th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

When it comes to climate change policy, don’t underestimate the power of the courts. That’s the message from new research that analyzes the growing — but under-recognized — role of the judiciary in the fate of climate change regulations, and the increasing influence of science in climate litigation


Low-Income Communities Were The Hardest Hit By Hurricane Harvey

September 14th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Low-income families are more likely to live in flood-prone areas with deficient infrastructure. Hurricane Harvey is yet another example of this pattern. While large parts of Houston flooded, low-income neighborhoods fared worse than wealthier areas


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. 



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