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Author Archives: Zachary Shahan

Help Cities Create Intelligent Electric Transport Ecosystems — New #CleanTechnica & #GreenWay Report

April 25th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

If you want to improve public health, cut air pollution, slow global warming, and boost your regional economy, there are few things you could do that would be more helpful than hastening a shift to electric transport. CleanTechnica has been in the business of "trying to help society help itself" for approximately a decade, and we have focused our work on broadly raising awareness about the benefits of cleantech. However, following the 2016 US elections, we were particularly keen to find out more ways we could help society, and in particular, ways that we could help cities move forward since we saw cities as key leaders in the cleantech revolution


Tesla [TSLA] Now Really A Dramatically Shorted Stock (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

April 23rd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

One month ago, we got an email from IHS Markit. The market analysis firm had a totally unsurprising yet also shocking story to share — Tesla [TSLA] was a dramatically shorted stock. It's unsurprising because this has been TSLA's fate for years — it's a favorite of stock shorters. However, it's shocking because: 1) People and companies shorting TSLA have gotten absolutely burned in recent years and even months. 2) Model 3 production is ramping up — it's certainly not at full speed and there have indeed been delays, but production is ramping up


Tesla Model S Crushes Large Luxury Car Competition In USA

April 22nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

In July of 2017 (and previously), I put together a comparison of Tesla Model S sales and other large luxury car sales in the USA. A few people recently made me realize an update was in order. I didn't really have a clue how things would turn out this time around since I hardly follow the non-electric car market, but my hunch was that the Model S was still #1 in the large luxury car category


A Truly Solar-Powered Car — #Electrifying Chat With Sono Motors

April 22nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

In this week's #Electrifying chat*, we are talking with Sono Motors co-founder & CEO Laurin Hahn. To join this free conference call (which starts at 6:00 pm CET / noon NYC time / 9:00 am California time), register on Zoom here and then join via the provided link once the call starts


Tesla Model 3 — Already #1 In Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales? (USA)

April 16th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

At the beginning of the month, Tesla noted that it had gotten Model 3 production up to 2,000 cars a week at the end of March. More recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told CBS that Tesla had produced 2,070 Model 3s in the week leading up to April 10. If you assume Tesla stalls at approximately 2,000 cars a week for the whole month, that's still over 8,000 Model 3 electric super-sedans produced in April


Tesla Model 3 = #1 In Q1 2018 US Electric Car Sales

April 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3 appears to have been the top selling fully electric car in the United States in the first quarter of 2018. If you believe my estimates (see more on those below), #2 and #3 on the list were the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model


Tesla Model 3 Production, PR, & Costs … Hyundai Kona EV Specs … (#CleanTechnica Top 20)

April 3rd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

With the end of the quarter wrapping up, Tesla Model 3 production news and speculation this past week was hotter than a spoon on a Florida beach. A story about official Hyundai Kona EV specs were able to sneak into the top 5 nonetheless, with the biggest reader concern about this sizzling newcomer being that Hyundai probably won't have the capacity (read: battery supply) to build a ton of them


Save A Baby’s Life In Sierra Leone — For Real (#CleanTechnica Video)

April 2nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

There are a lot of things that are exciting and cool about various cleantech products, but when it comes down to it, many of us hardcore cleantech enthusiasts follow this stuff because it saves lives. Saving any life is great, but there's something extra special about saving a baby's life. On the flip side, there's something extra harsh about seeing or even hearing about a baby's death


sonnen’s Global Energy Solar Leadership

April 1st, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Germany-based startup sonnen is a solid leader globally in the residential energy storage market. In January, I spent a good amount of time talking with sonnen CEO and co-founder Christoph Ostermann. I had also interviewed him in January 2017, so this was a good opportunity to see what was new and also dive deeper into some interesting topics


China’s Next Step To Take Economic & Political Power From United States, & How It Could Help

March 27th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I'm going to get to China in a moment, and the notable news of the week from that side of the world — another power grab of sorts that will almost certainly shift the global economy and politics to some degree or another. First, though, I just watched some great interviews with two conservative American pundits that I think made some important notes that relate to the broader story (you have to connect a few dots, which we're not great at these days, but connecting the dots does create a coherent picture)



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