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Chart: Electric Cars Cutting Gasoline Use By Hundreds Of Millions Of Gallons A Year

June 13th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

As every Tesla driver knows, electric vehicles are more reliable, more convenient, cheaper to operate, safer and more fun to drive than legacy vehicles. However, the most important reason for the transition to electric driving is to reduce the use of polluting petroleum products. As EVs proliferate, consumption of gasoline is expected to fall. It’s still very early days, but that trend is already observable


The Tesla Twittersphere — What Is Weird About Wanting To Have A Better Future?

June 11th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Critics of Tesla like to call anyone who likes what Tesla is doing, who buys its products, or who invests in the company "fanboys" and "fangirls," often accompanied by a negative adjective or five. I only know a few fans on Twitter who actually send unfunny or weird texts. The rest are normal people and actually pretty hilarious


Tesla “Party Mode” Coming Soon, Spotted By Hacker

June 8th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

It has almost been a year since Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased a new Keep Climate On feature specially designed for party animals and campers — now a Tesla hacker who goes by the name of "green" just released a screenshot showing the new "Party Mode" button added to the climate options


Jaguar I-PACE Size vs. Tesla Model 3 & Tesla Model X

June 8th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Recently, when a Tesla Model 3 owner got a chance to park his car beside a Jaguar I-PACE, something struck his mind — both vehicles were at least the same length and, when checking the numbers, noticed the width of the Model 3 is only 1.8" (46 mm) less than the I-


Tesla’s Alligator-Like Adversaries Represent $3.6 Trillion In Revenue Per Year (Infographic)

June 7th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Many have wondered why the mainstream press coverage of Tesla is so relentlessly negative. Someone who wasn’t familiar with the company, glancing at a typical day’s headlines, might imagine that Tesla is a company that uses child labor to manufacture chemical weapons to sell to terrorists, rather than one that builds universally-admired cars in American factories with the goal of reducing air pollution and making the roads safer


Sierra Club Needs Volunteers For Nationwide EV Shopping Survey

June 7th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

While consumer interest and demand for electric vehicles (EVs) have grown — last year EV sales increased by 81% — automakers and dealers are still dragging their feet on EVs and pushing people to buy gas guzzlers that harm our planet and our health


After 200,000 Miles, Tesla Road Trips Are Still A Blast

May 28th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Steve Sasman recently went on an epic 48 state road trip, visiting 107 Tesla stores, meeting over 500 Tesla employees, and finding some helpful Tesla road trip hacks. Here, Steve reflects on the road trip capabilities of a Tesla after breaking the 200,000-mile mark


The Cost Of Owning A Tesla After 200,000 Miles

May 25th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Guest contributor: Steve Sasman*. Note: Steve recently went on an epic 48 state road trip visiting 107 Tesla stores, meeting over 500 Tesla employees, and discovering some helpful Tesla road trip hacks. Here, Steve looks back at the cost of owning his Tesla after breaking the 200,000-mile mark. 


Other Nations Support Electric Cars. In The US, They’re Supposedly A Threat To Gas Tax Revenue.

May 24th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Governments in Europe and China are trying to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles by offering subsidies and incentives, and it’s working. In Norway, EVs are exempt from taxes, and drivers receive perks such as free parking and reduced tolls. Almost 60 percent of new cars sold in the country in March were fully electric. China’s combination of incentives and mandates is acting as a magnetic force, sucking the global EV industry out of America and Europe and into China, where over a million electric cars were sold in


Cleantech-Focused Innovation Organizations: More Money, More Resources, Faster Time To Market

May 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Energy innovation is both time- and capital-intensive and heavily regulated. Because investors tend to be risk-averse when it comes to technological development, cleantech startups face a broad array of challenges that can impede their technology from making it to the marketplace. According to one prominent venture capitalist in the energy space, “If I have to put in $30 million to find out if the technology will work, it’s a no-go.”



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