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Tesla Model 3 Will Come In Standard & Long Range (310 Mile Range) Version, Full Specs Revealed

July 29th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

At the Tesla Model 3 production vehicle reveal tonight, Tesla shared the official pricing and range of the two versions of the Model 3 initially available to customers. It will come in Standard at the base $35,000 price tag, which will feature 220 miles of range. The Standard trim is no slouch and will speed along from 0–60 mph in a mere 5.6 seconds, up to a top speed of 130 miles per hour


Gigafactory Will Produce More Batteries Than Rest Of World Combined … By Factor Of 2!!

July 29th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

As part of the Tesla Model 3 production unveiling tonight, Tesla blew our minds with updates in the pre-event webcast. Updates came from across the Tesla manufacturing network live, including from within the Fremont factory itself and way out in Sparks, Nevada, at the Gigafactory. As part of the Gigafactory update, Tesla shared that when it was up and running at full capacity, the Gigafactory would produce more batteries than the rest of the world combined ... by a factor of 2!


Elon Musk Crowns Marques Brownlee (aka MKBHD) As Tesla Project Loveday Winner

July 28th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

In advance of the Model 3 Production reveal tonight, Elon Musk tweeted out the winner of Tesla's Project Loveday contest. Technophile Marques Brownlee (aka MKBHD) took top honors with his fan-made commercial depicting a day in the life of a Tesla owner, including a chance encounter and drag race against a Lamborghini


Tesla Announces 10 Project Loveday Finalists, Winner To Be Awarded At Model 3 Event On Friday

July 27th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Tesla kicked off Project Loveday in response to a letter from 10 year old Bria Loveday, who suggested the company make use of the eager energy of its fanbase to generate its first official commercial. The contest was kicked off in 2016 and was set to end earlier this year but the close of the contest was pushed back at the last minute. When it resurfaced, 10 finalists were announced with the final selection date tied to the upcoming reveal of the production version of the Tesla Model


EV Annex Puts The Tesla Model 3 In Your Pocket (4 Videos)

July 26th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The folks over at EV Annex just can't stop innovating. We usually find them with new products popping out of their shop in Florida, but this time they are going virtual with the release of their new Augmented Reality (AR) smartphone app. The app lets users get up close and personal with their very own Tesla Model 3 right now


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



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