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Author Archives: Matt Pressman

Is This Tesla’s #1 Fan?

June 23rd, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

I asked him how he first discovered Tesla and he explained, "My love for Tesla started after watching the documentary, Revenge of the Electric Car, which educated me about the history and the impact that we could have if we embraced electric vehicles."

This Is How Tesla & Electric Cars Conquered Norway

June 23rd, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

With about 100,000 electrics on the road, Norway (population 5 million) trails only the U.S., China, and Japan in absolute numbers. By 2025, the government has suggested, there may be no gasoline- or diesel-powered cars sold in the country

Billionaire Ron Baron Thinks Tesla [TSLA] Can Hit $1,000/Share By 2020

June 23rd, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

Renowned mutual fund manager and investment icon Ron Baron of Baron Capital is well-known for his conservative, long-term approach to stock picking. He's been compared to Warren Buffett (both for his investing style and outstanding track record) and has said that Tesla "may be the most interesting" company he's ever invested in over his 46 year career

Your Tesla May Soon Pay For Itself

June 23rd, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

Will there come a day when your Tesla simply pays for itself? According to the Wall Street Journal, that day may be coming soon. "Thanks to ride sharing and the looming introduction of self-driving vehicles, the entire model of car ownership is being upended—and very soon may not look anything like it has for the past century. Drivers, for instance, may no longer be drivers, relying instead on hailing a driverless car on demand, and if they do decide to buy, they will likely share the vehicle—by renting it out to other people when it isn’t in use."

For An All-Electric Summer Road Trip, Tesla Is Best

June 1st, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

When it comes to taking an all-electric summer road trip, nobody has you covered like Tesla. After all, Tesla recently announced that by the end of 2017, they'll double their worldwide charging infrastructure to total more than 10,000 Superchargers and 15,000 Destination Charging connectors all around the globe. That said, what if there were no electric vehicle chargers available for your summer road trip — which electric car would actually take you the furthest

This Is What It Takes To Work At Tesla

April 24th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

On March 28th, Andrew Stevenson of Tesla's Special Projects delivered a keynote speech titled, "Opportunities for Students in Building a Sustainable Energy Future," during the Carnegie Mellon University's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation 2017 Energy Week

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.

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