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Tesla FUD: I Was Wrong

October 7th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

A while ago, I started a semi-regular series in which I examined specific cases of Tesla FUD (or "Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt"). The plan was that I would look at a FUD topic that it seemed a ton of stock analysts were suddenly communicating about Tesla. The idea began because in my regular check-ins about how Tesla was doing, I would often find my newsfeed dominated by a bunch of writers claiming the same basic idea, and how that idea showed that Tesla was in big trouble


McDonald’s EV Charging … Tesla Model 3 vs. Toyota Camry vs. Chevy Bolt Cost of Ownership — #CleanTechnica Top 20

October 6th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular stories on CleanTechnica this past week were led by a McDonald's story for the first time (or perhaps second — I remember a very popular McDonald's story here in 2010). The second and third most popular stories were both about total cost of ownership comparisons — between the Tesla Model 3 and Toyota Camry and then the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3 and Toyota Camry. Next in line were videos of Tesla Smart Summon (which went a bit viral on what the kids call "the Internet") and a couple of pieces on how early concerns about the Model 3 and Gigafactory 3 became irrelevant


Tesla Vehicle Efficiency Leads Industry Thanks To Tesla Vehicle Design Culture

October 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

More range! More range! That’s the mantra that has replaced the "More power!" of the internal combustion engine (ICE) era. How much range is enough? All we know at this point is that car buyers want more. Tesla, always attuned to consumer desires, upped the stakes once again in April, increasing the range of Model S to what Road & Track colorfully calls “a bladder-busting 370 miles.” The interesting thing is that the company achieved this 35-mile increase without increasing the size of the battery


Xpeng P7 Completes Durability Test Good For “10 Round-The-World Trips”

October 4th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

While the Xpeng G3 electric vehicle (EV) continues its stellar sales climb, the stunning P7 EV has finished a round of tests equal to traveling 10 times around the globe. The company also secured a charging network and ecosystem partnership with TELD, China’s largest charging infrastructure. Additionally, the P7 is the first Smart Car with its own Alibaba In-Car Mini app, and pioneers an IFAA-standard Virtual Car Key. Not bad for a three-year young startup working on a Chinese schedule


A Special “Thank You, Tesla”

October 4th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

One day, we will all pass on. One day, we will all be just a memory -- a moment that someone else will look back on. For those of us left behind, we hurt. Grief can be raw and all-consuming, leaving you feeling as if you've got a gaping hole, not in your chest, but your soul. For some, death is sudden. One moment, a person you love is there, and the next, just a memory


Tesla 3rd Quarter Sales Grew 1664% In 6 Years, 271% In 2 Years

October 4th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

To kick off this article, I'll make an important note: this is not about Tesla stock. Because of how much Tesla short sellers insert themselves into press discussions of Tesla [TSLA], and how long and deep the battles of logic & math are between those short sellers and Tesla shareholders (of which I am one), some people assume that every discussion of Tesla sales or production is about the stock. Perhaps many people assume that. But, no, young Jedi, not everything is about the stock. Now let's get on to the story


Petition Demands Consumer Control Over Vehicle Data

October 2nd, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

A petition on Change.org demands that Congress change US law to give consumers greater control over vehicle data. While the petition is run by an industry group with an interest in the outcome of this debate, it does raise important points about consumer rights and future repair costs. However, there needs to be more discussion of the privacy implications of vehicle data


Who Will Benefit In The Robotaxi Revolution?

September 30th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

As self-driving cars move closer and closer to reality, one particular market stands to benefit — autonomous taxis (aka robotaxis). Tasha Keeny from Ark Invest recently evaluated the players who'd likely benefit from this massive market opportunity. Keeney writes, "Autonomous vehicles will transform personal mobility ... reap[ing] the benefits of a new market which promises to ramp from essentially $0 now to $10 trillion in global gross annual revenues by 2030."


Advanced Summon: Making Parking Lots Fun (& Safe) Again

September 30th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Eli Burton got to show Alex from "E for Electric" just how cool Advanced Summon is in his Model S P100D. The video is 15 minutes long and Eli comes in at about 3 minutes into the video after Alex introduces him. [Editor's note: This is a unique and interesting video, so I encourage you to check it out


How Strong Is The Tesla Model 3 Roof? This Accident Helps To Show Us

September 30th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

How strong is the Model 3 glass roof? Tesla owner Bernie Daigle discovered the answer to this when he tried to avoid a collision with another car that, as you can see in the video below, pulled out in front of him. He managed to avoid the collision with the car, but his Model 3 wound up being put to the ultimate test


How The Long Drive To Frankfurt For IAA 2019 Made Me Talk To My Tesla Model 3

September 29th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

A few days ago I told you what I thought was going on at the IAA 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, and that was quite an eye opener for me. One single model stole the show. The world of automobiles will see serious change next year, when the VW ID.3 and other similar models hit the tarmac with their wheels spinning so fast the fossil fuel slurping dinosaurs won't know what hit them


How Canoo Could Disrupt The Airline Industry & Real Estate

September 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

As I've followed the reveal of Canoo this week, it's something that's coming out of left field for most of us. Like WALL-E when he found the spork, automotive journalists just aren't sure which box Canoo fits into, if any. What nobody's pointing out so far is that we've been here before, and vehicles like this could prove to disrupt industries far outside of the automotive world when combined with autonomous technology


A to Z Reasons to Support Tesla

September 28th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

"A to Z reasons to support Tesla" is a list that was created by a Model 3 owner, Ade Olabisi, who graduated from Cornell University. Ade loves his Tesla and is a huge supporter of Elon Musk. He wrote to me on Twitter a few days ago with this list that he created in June of 2018. The list reflects on Tesla from the viewpoint of


Tesla: Russia’s Top Propaganda Target

September 27th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

If you were to search for a typical article about Tesla in the media outlet RT (formerly called Russia Today, and Russia’s most prominent international information/propaganda outlet), it is likely that you would come away with the impression that Tesla is a company led by an incompetent CEO producing pathetic, highly dangerous, and unpopular cars


2020 — Time For Tesla’s Native Chinese Explosion

September 27th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

For many years, Tesla wanted to carve its place in the Chinese auto segment, but China remained a distant dream for the Silicon Valley–based electric carmaker. The highly regulated Chinese market has always been difficult terrain for overseas companies and continues to remain so to this day. But the size and growth opportunity presented by the world’s most populous nation was hard to ignore



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