About Kyle Field

Kyle Field I'm a tech geek passionately in search of actionable ways to reduce the negative impact my life has on the planet, save money and reduce stress. Live intentionally, make conscious decisions, love more, act responsibly, play. The more you know, the less you need. TSLA investor. Tesla referral link: http://ts.la/kyle623



Author Archives: Kyle Field

24 Hours With The New, Longer Range 2017 BMW i3 (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

July 20th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

This review summarizes my early learnings in my first day with the new longer range BMW i3. A comprehensive review will follow, but I have found that some of the most important and impactful learnings about a vehicle arise very early on in vehicle use, as that is generally the time in which prospective buyers will make their decisions. My comments include the background of time I've spent with the vast majority of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles available in the United States (including owning at various times the Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S, and Mercedes B250e)


Harman Kardon’s Bold Vision For The Future Of Autonomous Electric Vehicles (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

July 20th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Harman flew me out to New York City to hang out for the weekend so they could give me a behind the scenes look at what they have been working on, all while we enjoyed the historic Formula E in Brooklyn. I spent the weekend with Harman’s top brass and grilled them about the company’s plans for the future. We dug into how Harman Kardon is positioning its brands and its strategic relationships with 34 automotive companies to succeed as the automotive industry undergoes the largest transition in its more than 100-year history


Formula E Has Built Itself Up As A Platform For Disruptive Innovators

July 18th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag and team have defied the odds by starting up a completely new electric racing series from the ground up that is doing much more than just entertaining fans — it has crafted an entire ecosystem geared at catalyzing the shift from petroleum-powered transportation to electric-powered propulsion


Tesla Sends Out Event Invites For Model 3 Part 3 Referral Program Winners, Confirms Location

July 18th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

July is perhaps the biggest month in Tesla's history, with the first 30 29 Model 3 production vehicles set to be turned over to the first lucky owners on the 28th of the month. Until now, it was uncertain when the event would actually take place, and more than that, where it would be. The first production Model 3 was confirmed to be for Ira Ehrenpreis, but he gifted the prized vehicle to Elon Musk earlier this month, leaving 29 of the first 30 vehicles to be delivered at the event


Tesla Service Is On Another Level — Now Getting Even Better

July 12th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The Model 3 is going to level up Tesla's game in many ways, with the first and foremost being the lower price point. Bringing a Tesla to market that is on par with the average sales price of a new car in the US changes everything and truly opens up the brand to the mass market for the first time in its existence


eMotorWerks Takes EV Charging To Next Level With New Peer-To-Peer EV Charging Network

July 12th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

eMotorWerks has announced a new strategic partnership with the Share&Charge blockchain transaction platform that enables any eMotorWerks charging station owner to charge for use of their station. The innovation unlocks previously nonexistent functionality in the stations and turns every compatible eMotorWerks charging station into a potential money-making opportunity


The Chevy Bolt & The Tesla Model 3: The Solar-Powered Restoration of American Energy Independence

July 4th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

July 4th is Independence Day in the United States, and as with similar holidays in countless countries around the world, it is the perfect occasion to reflect on what it means to be independent. One key aspect of independence today is intimately tied into energy. How many countries around the world have found themselves economically enslaved to the energy economics inherited from past generations?  The US is the largest consumer of oil on the planet by a long margin, consuming more oil than any other country, regardless of population. While the US is also the largest "producer" of oil, it does not produce enough oil to satiate its seemingly endless thirst for it


Tesla Insider Leaks Model 3 Production Details & Options At Launch

June 18th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Trevor, the founder of the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club, posted an update today with some of the production details and options at launch for the soon-to-be-released Tesla Model 3. He specifically noted that things are going to get moving very quickly and that it's time to "hold onto your hats" because Model 3 is going to start rolling out fast and furious over the next few weeks


How Does The Chevy Bolt Compare To The Tesla Model 3?

June 11th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The reality of electric vehicles is that there are many more people who would love to drive an electric vehicle (EV) but aren't doing so today for a number of reasons. Cost and range are the top 2 reasons, with charging being an issue for some buyers as well. The Chevy Bolt was the first mass-produced, widely available, affordable, long-range EV in the US that also happened to offer fast charging. Right on its heels is the Model


Stuttgart: A City Caught Between Two Worlds, Part 1 (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

June 10th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

In an attempt to summarize what he was looking for from a cutting-edge race vehicle, Emil Jellinek — one of the original designers of the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle — said simply, "I don't want a car for today or tomorrow, it will be the car of the day after tomorrow." In many ways, we are back at the same intersection of the end of an era of old technology as it is faced with the dawning of a new era


Tesla Optimizing Solar Roof Tiles For Rapid Installation, & Other Tesla Energy Updates (#ElonTalks)

June 7th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Tesla held its annual shareholder meeting on June 6th, 2017, at 2:30pm California time. The meeting included a summary of progress to date as well as a look into the future for the company. The major milestone for the last year and what Tesla kicked the meeting off with was that, with the acquisition of SolarCity, Tesla became the world's first vertically integrated sustainable energy company


Elon Musk Clarifies Tesla Model 3 Production Strategy & City Charging Solution (#ElonTalks)

June 7th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

At the 2017 Annual Shareholder Meeting on June 6th, Tesla CEO Elon Musk provided updates on just about every area of the business, which necessarily included the Tesla Model 3. The milestone vehicle will move into production next month. Shortly thereafter, the first customers will receive their Model 3s. The official unveiling will be followed at the end of July with the launch of the Model 3 configurator, which will allow customers to customize their order. "The Model 3 configurator will go live at the end of next month when we deliver the first production Model 3," Elon stated


Tesla To Build 10–20 Gigafactories Around The World As It Scales Up (#ElonTalks)

June 7th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The 2017 Annual Tesla Shareholder's Meeting on June 6th blew the lid off of new updates on Model 3, Model Y, and Tesla Semi, while also providing updates on more mundane business matters. One massive update was about the number of Gigafactories Tesla is planning around the world. CEO Elon Musk shared that it is planning for at least 10 Gigafactories, but could build as many as


Tesla Model Y Details Flow Out Of Tesla’s Annual Shareholder Meeting (#ElonTalks)

June 7th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Tesla held its annual shareholder meeting on June 6th, 2017, at 2:30pm PST. The meeting included a summary of progress to date as well as a look into the future for the company. A key piece of that message focused on Model Y, which was initially planned to be a compact utility vehicle built on the platform for the Model 3. Elon shared that "We made a mistake designing Model X from the Model S platform," which resulted in it being shoehorned onto a sub-optimized platform that required some concessions



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