Author Archives: Kyle Field

Show Me the Data: The Truth About Tesla Battery Degradation

May 19th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The largest single chunk of the cost of a Tesla is the battery, which also poses a single point of failure risk for Tesla owners. Buyers are typically not worried about an event-based failure, even though fires could certainly be a concern, but rather about the degradation of the battery over the life of the vehicle. With EV drivetrains expected to last much longer than their fossil fuel–fired counterparts, the life expectancy of the battery becomes a looming maintenance expense waiting to hit and has everyone asking, "How long will it last?"


24 Hours With The 2017 Chevy Bolt (CleanTechnica Review)

May 18th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Many electric vehicle designers felt the need to stand out, to create a design that flies a bold flag to everyone around that proclaims "I'm modern and different!" While this is great for individuals or businesses looking to make a bold proclamation, most people are looking for a car that looks normal, that drives like a normal car with cool features inside that make day-to-day life just a little bit easier


Tesla Goes Digital With New Fan-Built Minecraft Tesla Model 3

May 12th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

It is no secret that Tesla has broken the auto industry and disrupted markets in every business segment it operates in. The bold approach it takes to business has inspired millions of people around the world, including 16 year old Brandon Relph and Florian Funke. The duo met Elon Musk at Minecon in London in 2015 and were inspired to create their own inspiring future ... inside of Minecraft


Tesla Solar Roof Sales Officially Open With Bold Savings & Durability Claims

May 10th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

This morning (or late last night, depending on your location), Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the Tesla Solar Roof was ready to go on sale (today) and more details would follow in the afternoon. It's the afternoon, and as promised, the Tesla Solar Roof site is now live. Preliminary details include what homeowners should expect to pay for such a roof as well as how much money they might save as a result of the solar generation


Mercedes Slashes Lease Cost of B250e Electric

May 10th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Mercedes has cut lease prices for its 2016 and 2017 B250e electric vehicle in a course correction that hints at a broader electric vehicle strategy change within the company


Electric Supercar Manufacturer Rimac Aims To Be The Dominant EV OEM Supplier

May 9th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Croatian electric supercar manufacturer Rimac has built a name for itself as a designer and builder of insane 1000+ horsepower electric hypercars, but it has been hard at work behind the scenes on a different strategy altogether — to become the world's leading OEM supplier for all things electric


Cities Across USA Continue To Commit To 100% Renewable Electricity

May 6th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Hello Solar put together an interactive map documenting all of the cities in the US that have committed to moving to 100% renewable energy*. The map includes the timing on which the cities have committed to complete the transition and the population of each for context. (Note: since the site and many cities write "100% renewable energy," we are using that language, but many of these commitments are actually just about 100% renewable energy for electricity or electricity + heating.)



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