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Author Archives: Zachary Shahan

LeBron James Also Promoting Bikes, With Lyft & YMCA

February 5th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

"You might think, it’s just a bike. But for a young person, a bike can open up the world. It’s a way – and, often, the only way – to get to class, practice, games, lessons, work, and more. A bike is freedom. A bike is opportunity."


AutoFlightX Nabs Investment From TDK Ventures

February 5th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

AutoFlightX is yet another electric vertical takeoff and landing startup you haven't heard of (unless you read this electric aircraft roundup from November 2019 or somehow ended up in another obscure corner of the internet). It is also an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) startup that recently pulled in some venture capital investment and is eager to boast about it


Sweden Takes Another Step Toward Freedom From Fossil Fuels

February 3rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Gasoline and diesel vehicle bans became all the rage for a while a few years ago. One country after another announced plans or potential plans to stop selling fossil fuel vehicles by a certain year — 2030, 2040,


10 Worst & Best Things About Owning Tesla Model 3 … Tesla Alien Tech … Tesla Solarglass Roof Installation — #CleanTechnica Top 20

February 3rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular CleanTechnica stories last week included a top 10 list of the best things about owning a Tesla Model 3 and the worst things about owning a Tesla Model 3. (Many of the items on the lists relate to any EV, and almost all of them relate to any Tesla.) Another top story was Elon Musk's comments in a recent interview that something akin to "alien technology" is coming. One more top story is a CleanTechnica original on getting  Tesla Solarglass Roof installed


From 8 Tesla Supercharger Stations In 2013 To 1,804 Supercharger Stations Today

February 2nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Just 7 months ago, there were 1,533 Tesla Supercharger stations globally, hosting 13,344 Supercharger stalls. As I showed at the time, and as you might have assumed if you thought back to baby Tesla of 7 years ago, that was a dramatic increase over the 8 Supercharger stations that were installed in 2013 (6 in California and 2 on the US East Coast)


Shhh … Tesla Model Y Production Has Started

January 29th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Slipped into other news in Tesla's fresh shareholder letter, and also mentioned briefly and without emphasis on today's conference call, was the news that Tesla has started limited production of the Model Y. It was announced in a super quiet way, but this is the first official announcement regarding Tesla Model Y production starting in this quarter, let alone January


Join Us Now: Tesla Conference Call Livestream

January 29th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The 4th quarter and full-year 2019 Tesla conference call starts in 10 minutes. In my opinion, there's no better place to listen to it than on CleanTechnica TV (video embedded below). Leading into the call, we also have highlights from the shareholder report and some hypercharts on key Tesla figures


Amazon, AT&T, IKEA, Clif Bar, DHL, & Others Launch “Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance”

January 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

When we think about the need for the world to go electric, we generally think about the need for people — individual humans — to go electric. However, more than half of the vehicles on US roads are vehicles from corporate fleets, according to Ceres, a nonprofit investor coalition representing $11 trillion that is focused on sustainability matters


Audi Puts Up $100 Million For 10% Onsite EV Charging — HUGE Project

January 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

How much does Audi see the future being electric? Well, with plans to include EV charging stations at 1 out of every 10 parking spaces at its German factories by mid-2022, Audi seems to think this is where we're headed. True, that's mid-2022 not mid-2020, and it's only 10%, but I don't know any other auto company with 10% of its parking spaces being electrified!


Trash Truck Is Next Electric Mercedes

January 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We've written about electric garbage trucks since 2012. They make a lot of sense for a handful of reasons: clearly defined routes and range needs, low speed (good for range) but benefit from a lot of torque (electric specialty), a lot of space on the bottom in which to pack batteries, regenerative braking will help a lot. It's nice to see that Daimler is joining our enthusiasm for this topic, and going approximately 1 million steps further than us by bringing an electric trash truck to market


10 Worst Things About Owning A Tesla Model 3

January 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Last night I wrote an article "10 Best Things About Owning A Tesla Model 3." I'm in the media, so I have to be sure to engage in false balance from time to time. So, in response to the article above, here's a piece on the 10 worst things about owning a Tesla Model


10 Best Things About Owning A Tesla Model 3

January 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We've had our Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus for about 5 months now. The car is a wonderful vehicle and I wouldn't trade it for anything else. (Though, I frequently debate with myself if I'd prefer the Model 3 or the Model Y.)


Kia: 11 New Electric Vehicle Models & 500,000 Annual EV Sales By 2025

January 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Kia and sister company Hyundai are interesting figures in the electric vehicle world. They have often been chosen as favorite EV brands only trailing Tesla. They have historically been ahead of the curve when it comes to EV design and range. This has given many people the impression they're "more serious about" electric vehicles than other automakers


Nissan LEAF & Uber Tag Team London

January 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Uber is getting a partner to help it electrify its fleet in the London area, and Nissan is getting a partner to buy a bunch of Nissan LEAFs


7 More European Cities Getting WeShare

January 24th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

In 2020, WeShare is moving into 7 more European cities, where it will be putting 6,900 electric vehicles onto the streets, bringing the WeShare total up to 8,


The EV Adoption Ramps in 4 Top Electric Vehicle Countries

January 24th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

In 2019, 4 countries had more than 10% plug-in vehicle market share. I selected those 4 countries and went back to the year that they had 2% or 3% plug-in vehicle market share to plot out how they grew from there to 11%+



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