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Author Archives: Matt Pressman

Snoop Dogg Is Now A Tesla Model X Owner

April 24th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

Not only does Tesla make waves on Wall Street, it's also become a highly coveted car inside exclusive celebrity circles. And why not — it's cars are glamorous, stunning, and eco-friendly too

Almost 90% Of Tesla Model 3 Buyers Will Choose Upgrade Options

April 11th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

Ben Sullins is a data scientist who started a fantastic website/community called Teslanomics. He's also a proud owner of a used Tesla Model S. Fascinated with all things Tesla, Sullins recently looked into some data on the Model 3 to uncover which options were likely to be purchased by the ~400,000 registration holders

Tesla Wins Battery Innovator Of The Year (#CleanTechnica Original)

March 23rd, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

With over 800 battery industry insiders in attendance, the International Battery Seminar featured Kurt Kelty, Senior Director of Battery Technology at Tesla, as its keynote speaker. The house was packed — it was standing room only to hear Kelty’s keynote. Kelty leads Tesla in forging key partnerships and battery cell material sourcing at the Gigafactory. He’s also responsible for material cost reduction efforts and the overall performance of Tesla's batteries. Before joining Tesla, Kelty worked at Panasonic for nearly 15 years. Sitting nearby (and listening intently) were competitors from other automakers like China’s BYD. Outside the conference hall, a gleaming BMW i8 was on display

Tesla May Be Hinting Model 3 Could Be Coming Sooner Than Expected (Video)

February 21st, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

On Instagram, @ty02ryan posted a glimpse of the Model 3 and Tesla's Gigafactory. The post appears to be video footage taken in the Third Street Promenade's Tesla store in Santa Monica, CA. Another encouraging observation: the video claims a 35% reduction in battery costs. That's higher than the usual 30% that's quoted on Tesla's website and by senior management

Is EV Revolution Threatening Oil Company Investor Death Spiral?

February 1st, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla Motors [NASDAQ: TSLA] continues to lead the electric vehicle revolution. We just reported that the Tesla Model S was 2016's best selling electric vehicle in the US. Between the Model S and X, Tesla owns nearly 30% market share of all electric vehicles sold in this country. And, it's not just the US. It turns out that the Tesla Model S was the best-selling plug-in electric car worldwide. That said, could Elon Musk and Tesla Motors lead an electric vehicle revolution that could eventually pose a threat to Big Oil? And ... does Big Oil see any threat coming

Auto Reviewer Trolls The Tesla Trolls (Video)

January 4th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

In a funny send-up of some silly, nit-picky Tesla reviews that point out the tiniest, petty grievances, Doug DeMuru of Autotrader filmed a video parody rebuttal of sorts — with the Tesla Model X as his subject.

Tesla’s Global Creep (14 Tesla Videos)

January 3rd, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

Happy new year! With 2017 finally here, many are looking forward to Tesla's plans for the year ahead. But, it's worth looking back a bit as well. In 2016, Tesla Motors [NASDAQ: TSLA] was accelerating its mission worldwide. Some evidence? Just this past fall, it was actively rolling out country-specific videos all around the globe. In fact, recently we featured a series of country-specific videos aimed at the Japanese market. But, it also appears that Tesla has been releasing other country-specific videos throughout Europe and Asia in order to tell its universal story — often through the words of existing Tesla owners in that particular market

Instead Of Waiting For A Model 3, You Can Buy A Tesla Model S For Less

December 10th, 2016 | by Matt Pressman

if you're the impatient type, waiting one to two years for your Tesla might be a bit too long if you're really aching for one. Don't fret -- there are other options available today that could get you into a Tesla Model S for a price point even better than a Model

How To Think Like Elon Musk: First Principles Thinking

December 6th, 2016 | by Matt Pressman

We've reported on what it's like to work for Elon Musk. We've even curated some key Elon Musk quotes for a glimpse into the Tesla DNA. But, perhaps the real million dollar question is: how do you think like Elon Musk?

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