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Author Archives: Zachary Shahan

10 Top #Christmas #Tesla Tweets

December 26th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I ran across a couple of fun Tesla-related tweets recently that triggered the idea of Christmas Tesla Tweets story. After scrolling for a bit longer just now, below are 10 top Christmas Tesla tweets ... in my extremely unprofessional and surely biased opinion

23 Nasty Tesla Charts

December 25th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

For this month's edition of "Nasty Tesla Charts," I decided to add one non-sales chart that I should have added months ago. It's just too good of a chart to not include here. The other 22 are Tesla sales charts that deserve much more attention than they get

10 Reasons To Not Buy A Tesla — Seriously

December 24th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla's are all the rage. There are many reasons to buy a Tesla, but there are two sides to every story. Below are some super valid reasons to not buy a Tesla — not a Tesla Model 3, not a Tesla Model S, and not a Tesla Model X. (Some reasons apply to individual Tesla models, not the whole lineup, but who's counting?)

Tesla Model 3 Topping Ford Mustang & BMW 3 Series … Model 3 Operational Savings … Jordan Peterson — #CleanTechnica Top 20

December 23rd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular stories of the past week here on CleanTechnica included 7 Tesla Model 3 stories, 3 other Tesla stories, 3 other electric car stories, a story about an electric tractor, a climate science story, a couple of renewable energy news pieces, and a bit more. Read on for details and to read any of the hot cleantech stories you missed

Tesla Model 3 Performance Price = 50% of BMW M3 Price in China

December 18th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

If the BMW 3 Series seems to be in trouble in the US due to the Tesla Model 3, it appears it might have a much bigger problem in China. The Tesla Model 3 Long Range is already at the top of the price range of a BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and lower-trim options should eventually arrive to compete with those models' lower-trim options

Tesla Domination Budding, Toyota & Honda Getting Hit By EV Rise In USA — Conquest Sales Charts & Data

December 17th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Before the modern electric car era, if you needed a car and wanted something fuel efficient, your best options were generally Toyotas and Hondas, the two companies that led on hybrids and fuel-efficient non-hybrids. There are generations of drivers who still love Toyota and Honda as a result of those cars and these two companies' reputations for reliability, fuel efficiency, and high quality for the money. But Tesla is now setting a much higher bar, and consumers are responding

Tesla Model 3 vs. Losing Luxury Gasmobiles … Tesla Model 3 Easter Egg Fun … How To Best Charge A Tesla — #CleanTechnica Top 20

December 17th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

A Tesla Model 3 sales report, a Tesla Model 3 easter egg, and a note about how to best charge your Tesla overnight took home the gold, silver, and bronze medals this past week. Also topping the charts: other Tesla news, other Tesla news, other Tesla news, and Tesla hypotheticals. Read on after the Tesla photo for more details and to read the most popular stories of last week here on CleanTechnica

Tesla Model 3 Embarrassing Ford Mustang & BMW 3/4 Series — 8 Charts

December 15th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3 is a hot topic among Tesla fanatics, portions of the climate hawk flock, regions of tech world, and various corners of the hyperactive Wall Street circus. But in the homes of Joe Schmo, Homer Simpson, Roseanne Conner, Danny Tanner, Tim "The Toolman" Taylor, the gang at Paddy's Pub, Leslie Knope, the Griffin family, and many actual American families, the Ford Mustang and BMW 3 Series are much more familiar names and perhaps cars they drive or dream of driving one day

The Media’s Role … And Its Adopted Achilles’ Heel

December 11th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

The media has a vital role to play in democracy. Actually, it has a few vital roles. One role is to widely share useful information with the engaged, voting, consumer public. Another role, which you could call a subset of that first role, is to dig beneath the stories that powerful people want to tell and put a check on that power by bringing the true, comprehensive stories to light

Doctor Checkup: 10 Auto Companies With Largest Market Cap

December 10th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I recently published an article about Tesla passing up Daimler in market cap/valuation. Some readers were disappointed that Toyota was included in the chart and wasn't mentioned. Honda and Nissan weren't included either. So, here's the full list of the 10 top automakers by market cap

A $35,000 (Used) Tesla … A Tesla Shuttle Trip In A TARDIS-Like Model 3 … Top Selling Cars In USA — #CleanTechnica Top 20

December 9th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Another week, another long list of extremely popular Tesla stories, with a handful of other cleantech pieces sprinkled in. As a reminder, we primarily publish non-Tesla articles. Nonetheless, Tesla stories dominate our top 20 list week after week. If we just wanted to get more views, we'd chase Tesla stories night and day. However, we find it's more useful to provide broad coverage of important cleantech topics to convey useful context about what is happening in the shift away from fossil fuels

Revolution: Tesla Model 3 Invading Europe, & Chinese Gigafactory Rising In 2019

December 7th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla has initiated a clear and definite EV revolution in the United States and Canada. In Canada, 8% of new car sales are now electric car sales. In the US, the Tesla Model 3 has absolutely crushed and embarrassed its "competitors" in the midsize luxury car market (or even the small + midsize luxury car market). It is also one of the top selling cars — of any class — in the land of stars and stripes. Now, the revolution is headed to Europe and China

How Will Europe Approach Tesla Model 3? And What Do European Deliveries Mean About US Demand? [Updated]

December 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Europeans are finally on the verge of tasting the Tesla Model 3. As has been long expected, Tesla will start shipping the highest-trim versions of the Model 3 in the first batches to the Old Continent. Also, as long indicated by Tesla, those shipments will begin in the 1st quarter of 2019. We can do a little reading between the lines for broader messages, but there's also important nuance that is left out that we won't have any insight into for a while, if ever

Tesla Model 3 = #6 Top Selling Car In USA In November (Possibly)

December 5th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla shares its quarterly global sales figures at the beginning of each quarter. It breaks down those sales by model, but it doesn't break down sales by country or by month. As such, anyone providing a Tesla sales figure for the US for any given model in any given month is either pulling your leg or just providing their best estimate based on various clues they've gathered

Who Will Lead On Electric Pickups, Electric Crossovers, Electric Semi Trucks, & Solar Roofs?

December 2nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

There's a lot of excitement in the electric vehicle world these days. Tesla has come along and shown that you can produce a mass-market electric car that ranks #1 in its class (by far) and even ranks in the top 5 of all car models. This has created excitement about new frontiers — electric crossovers, electric pickup trucks, electric semi trucks, etc

10 Charts: Top Electric Car Benefits & Top Misconceptions

December 2nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

There's nothing like experience. You can read and write about something all day, but until you experience it, it's just a concept, and you don't really understand it. So, with that in mind, it is often interesting and useful to collect feedback from actual EV drivers about what they appreciate about their cars. It's also often interesting and useful to find out the top misconceptions they discover other people have about electric cars

Tesla Sales = 4.6% of California Vehicle Sales in Q3

December 2nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Plug-in electric vehicles accounted for 7.1% of California car sales in the first three quarters of the year — fully electric car sales accounted for 4.1% and plug-in hybrids 3%. That's a pretty big story, as the market share is well above the US average and also higher than the EV market share in almost every country on the planet. However, the bigger story is that one brand now carries the bulk of those sales on its shoulders. That brand, of course, is Tesla

7 Reasons To Not Buy A Tesla … 8 Reasons To Buy A Tesla … Tesla Cash Chart — Top 20 #CleanTechnica Stories of the Week

December 2nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla, Tesla, Tesla, Tesla — that was the name of the game last week as far as the most popular stories on CleanTechnica. Not giant wind power projects, solar company quarterly reports, or the BMW iNext. Nope, more interesting and inspiring to readers were 7 reasons to not buy a Tesla, 8 reasons to buy a Tesla, a chart highlighting Tesla's cash history, some rumination about Tesla buyers becoming Tesla shareholders, and a concentrated solar PV efficiency record. Here's the full list of the 20 most popular CleanTechnica stories last week

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