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About Paul Fosse

Paul Fosse A Software engineer for over 30 years, first developing EDI software, then developing data warehouse systems. Along the way, I've also had the chance to help start a software consulting firm and do portfolio management. In 2010, I took an interest in electric cars because gas was getting expensive. In 2015, I started reading CleanTechnica and took an interest in solar, mainly because it was a threat to my oil and gas investments. Follow me on Twitter @atj721 Tesla investor. Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/paul92237

Author Archives: Paul Fosse

Auto Industry Expert In Lean Design, Sandy Munro, Gushes Over Tesla In New Video

April 6th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

The weekly Autoline show from the Detroit area recently invited Sandy Munro back to talk about Tesla in China. Munro was once one of Tesla's most ardent skeptics, when he famously compared the Model 3 build quality to a "Kia from the '90s." After spending some more time tearing down the Model 3 and learning more about it, Sandy warmed to the company and had much more complimentary things to say about the company, including calling the Model 3 electronics "Like a Symphony of Engineering."

Tesla Model Y, Amazingly, Beats The Lamborghini Urus (Which Costs Over 3 Times As Much!)

March 16th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

In my last article, I was comparing the Tesla Model Y to the lineup of crossovers offered by Toyota and Lexus. I made the point that because Tesla decided to include a 3rd row of seating and offers a pretty wide price range and AWD, the Model Y can be competitive with 4 of the Toyota models and 4 of the Lexus models. But it is bigger than that

Preparing For The Tesla Model Y: Crossovers For Dummies

March 14th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Crossovers are the term the auto industry uses for SUVs that are built with a unibody construction (like all cars these days) instead of a body-on-frame construction (like pickups and really large SUVs). How are they different than a sedan and why are they so popular

Open Letter To The Koch Brothers: How You Can Help The Environment And Make More Money, A Win–Win Proposition

February 24th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Before I get to the letter, I should let you know, I don't hate the Koch brothers like many readers do. I have worked with some of the organizations they support, like Americans for Prosperity (I worked with them to oppose government funding of sports stadiums, which benefit well connected rich sport fans but hurt everyone else) and several other projects, including criminal justice reform. Admittedly, I do also hate some of the actions that they have been accused of, like spreading misinformation on electric vehicles (EVs)

Driving The Tesla Model 3 On Slippery Roads — Why It Rocks!

January 27th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

In this article, I will discuss handling of the Tesla 3 (and other cars) in slippery conditions. I'm not going to cover frozen door handles or reduced range in the winter. Those could be issues that you might want to research and I encourage you to do that. They're just not part of this article

5 Ways Buying A Tesla Model 3 Saves Lives, & How Much Is Your Family’s Safety Worth?

January 27th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

This article will focus on Tesla safety, and specifically the safety of the Tesla Model 3. This piece, however, takes a broader look of safety than previous articles. Here at CleanTechnica, we have written a lot about how EVs are safer and why. In fact, I encourage you to read the free report on electric vehicle safety advantages and disadvantages we've published. But there's often more to cover on this topic, and more ways to integrate the various findings

Comparing Tesla Model 3 To Honda Accord — From An Engineer’s Perspective

January 12th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

For today's article, I'm going to go over all the major areas of each car (Driving Dynamics, Interior, Exterior, Safety, Technology, and Costs), but before I do, I'm going to tell you why I bought a Honda Accord in 1998 and why it was my favorite car (until I bought the Tesla Model 3 last year)

Tesla Sells 33% More Cars In USA In Q4 2018 Than In All Of 2017! 367% YoY Growth!

January 2nd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

2108 has been a real breakout year for Tesla. It has gone from being a niche producer of electric vehicles (EVs) to becoming the dominant seller of not just EVs, but of all luxury cars too. The surprise to many is that Tesla also dominated the overall sedan market by having the top selling car in the US in terms of revenue!

Should I Buy A Tesla In The Year-End Rush?

December 31st, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

Every week, it seems like we thought Tesla would run out of Model 3 cars that week. But the company kept its production up and apparently worked through its backlog of orders a few weeks ago. The people who still have reservations fall into 3 categories

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