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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


2017 Chevy Bolt Review Part 2 (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

May 26th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

This article serves as a complement to my first review of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, which was a summary of my takeaways from my first 24 hours with the car. Disclaimer: I didn't sleep in the Bolt, so there's admittedly a gap there in the review process


City of St. Albert Receives Its First 3 Electric Buses from BYD, Electrifying 10% of Fleet in 2017

May 25th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The City of St. Albert just took delivery on the first three electric buses BYD has delivered to Canada. The three BYD K9 buses are the first installment of the order of a total of seven electric buses for the city. The order represents a conversion of a full 10% of the city's bus fleet to electric, which will be fulfilled by the end of the year and shows its commitment to migrating its fleet to next-generation fuels



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