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Tesla Roadster to 2012 Model S to 2022 Cybertruck (Reflections & Videos)

January 5th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

I became more aware of electric cars around 2013, but it was a few years later when conversations popped up with more people who were interested in electric cars, and in particular Tesla (and Elon Musk). Then, from diverse directions, old and young mentioned Tesla. I began sensing the rise of a new kind of techno folk hero


ASR Says It Has A Parachute For Every eVTOL Aircraft

January 4th, 2020 | by Nicolas Zart

Aviation Safety Resources (ASR) — a leading parachute safety company that won one of Revolution.Aero’s competitions earlier this year — says it has a parachute system that will work with eVTOL aircraft, even at low altitudes. I recently spoke with Larry Williams, CEO of ASR, on how the company’s parachute technology works, its application for eVTOL aircraft, and public perception


Tesla Sales Grew 47× In 7 Years

January 3rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Comparing Tesla's Q4 2012 sales (deliveries, not orders) to Tesla's Q4 2019 sales, we can see that Tesla vehicle sales grew 47× in 7 years. Anyone going along with Elon Musk's forecast of such growth back in 2012 or subsequent years (even up through 2018 and a large portion of 2019) was frequently seen as unrealistically optimistic or "biased."


7 New(ish) Tesla Patents

January 3rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla is an innovation powerhouse. As part of that, it publishes a fair number of patents. We don't get around to publishing stories on every interesting patent we see, so here's a quick roundup of Tesla patents published in recent months that we haven't covered


2020 Tesla Predictions

January 2nd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Starting from this year onwards, I will place my predictions for the next 12 months in article form. Most of these predictions are based on historical facts or behavioural economics, and I would be happy if I am 50% correct by end of next year. My purpose for doing this is to mainly get a much broader critique to my predictions in the comments section, so please leave a comment whether you agree or not


11 Autonomous Driving Stories You May Have Missed

January 2nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The news is coming fast and strong these days. Even with much greater output, it seems we have a harder time covering everything important now than we did a decade ago. One of the hottest areas of intrigue and rapid development is autonomous driving. Below are 11 autonomous driving news items from recent months that you might have missed


6 Years of CNBC’s “Top” Tesla Coverage

January 2nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Back when we published "Pravduh About Tesla" reports, it became clear that CNBC was the media outlet that published the most about Tesla. We tracked Tesla and Elon Musk coverage in the 22 or so largest media outlets, and CNBC routinely had the most stories published each week on Tesla or Musk. (Bloomberg was 2nd, Business Insider 3rd, and Fox News 4th)


Tesla Cybertruck vs. Garage … Dutch EV Sales Explosion … 2012 Model S Still Beats New Non-Tesla EVs — Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of December

January 2nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Cybertruck may be "old news" by now (ah, the not-so-endearing ADD of the internet), but a piece of ours explaining why it doesn't really need a garage was still king of the hill last month. Tesla took silver too, with a story explaining that the 2012 Tesla Model S still has superior specs to new 2020 EV entrants from other companies than Tesla. In third was a piece on world-leading research from our friend Mark Z. Jacobson and several colleagues on how the world could be a galaxy-leading 100% renewable energy planet!


NIO’s Q3 Financials Are In

January 1st, 2020 | by Nicolas Zart

Fresh from Shenzhen where NIO unveiled its new EC6 and an updated ES8 at its packed NIO Day, the company also announced its Q3 earnings before the end of the calendar year. Despite a tumultuous 2019 in which NIO maneuvered the end of Chinese electric vehicle (EV) subsidies and a battery recall (partly due to the battery company), it managed to increase sales towards the end of the year


2019 From The View Of Tesla Road Trips

December 31st, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

2019 has been the year of epic Tesla road trips and adventures. We have seen Teslas exploring in the Arctic Circle, all over Norway, in the Scottish highlands, and pretty much all over the world


Reuters: In November 2017, Jim Chanos Said Elon Musk Would Leave Tesla By 2020 — That’s Within 1 Day

December 31st, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

It was just brought to my attention that Jim Chanos, one of Tesla's fiercest short sellers, who believed/believes Tesla is a fraud, predicted in 2017 that Elon Musk would step down from his position as CEO of Tesla by 2020. He, like many short sellers, also predicted Tesla would go bankrupt, but he did not give a timeframe on that matter. As you can see, this information comes from a Reuters Global Markets Forum tweet from a little more than two years ago. It seems to be the only source of this information



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