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Reasons To Buy A Tesla Model 3 By May 27, & A Few Reasons To Not Buy

May 19th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Tesla is offering 5,000 free miles of Supercharging if you order by May 27. You have to use the miles within 6 months, but that could save you about about $450 if you drive a lot, less if you drive less. You should also get your car by June 30, 2019 — so, if you are in the US, you should be eligible for the $3,750 tax credit


BNEF’s Latest “Embarrassingly” Lowball EV Outlook

May 19th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

BNEF's reputation as progressive on EV adoption projections is in question after its latest Electric Vehicle Outlook report trims its previous projections of sales across the coming decade down 10%, and assumes annual growth rates will quickly drop to 23–24% from the current rate of 56%.


Tesla Model 3 Charges Twice As Fast As Audi e-tron … Air Pollution Is Killing Us … “Tesla Killer” MIA — #CleanTechnica Top 20

May 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular articles of the past week on CleanTechnica were topped by a detailed, thorough, clear debunking of an Audi marketing mistake — thanks to a couple of guest posters for that piece. Also topping the charts were a depressing look at the high cost of air pollution, another "Tesla killer" that doesn't threaten let alone beat any Teslas, our Danish writer's interesting debate with himself (number crunching and all) regarding which Tesla Model 3 to buy, and an "Elonroad" EV charging system in Sweden


Jerome — The Man, The Myth, The Tesla Super-Engineer — #CleanTechnica Interview

May 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

If you were following Tesla in the early days of the Model S, and more so if you were an early Model S owner, you probably know or know of Jerome Guillen. He led development of the Tesla Model S (program director) and was also VP of Worldwide Sales and Service for 2½ years. He was absolutely loved by owners. If you frequented Tesla forums in the pre–Model X days, you might have even seen more love for Jerome than for Elon (Musk). People loved him


Electric Car Drivers & Potential Drivers — Chime In!

May 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

As I announced last week, we are now collecting data for our 2019 electric car driver report. Yet again, building on the work of previous years and always looking to evolve, we're aiming to significantly improve the data, analysis, and report in


Selling Used EVs In A Red State

May 18th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Oil-bought politicians, Tesla shorts, online trolls, and others with an axe to grind against EVs are always telling us things like “EVs are toys for the rich” — whenever convenient to their arguments. While it’s true that top-of-the-line Tesla vehicles are well over $100,000, there’s a small independent dealer in conservative Arizona proving that not only can EVs be affordable, but they are good for business!


What Is Tesla?

May 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

This article is the first part of a two-part series on Tesla and its vehicles. This piece involves a thorough examination of exactly what kind of business Tesla is, and how it fits into the broader market segments it serves. The second part, coming tomorrow, covers the author's personal experience with Tesla vehicles and how those vehicles compare to others on the market today and tomorrow


CleanTechnica In Chinese

May 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I’m sure you’ve been reading our new Chinese CleanTechnica sub-site, right? Wait, what, Chinese? Indeed, we have launched a Chinese [&hellip


German Brands Recover Ground In German Electric Car Market — April EV Sales Report

May 18th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market continued on the right track in April, having scored 7,771 registrations. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) grew at a faster pace, +50% year over year (YoY), than plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), +14% YoY, contributing to an all-electric share in 2019 of 67%, far above the 2018 result of 53%


9 Ways Tesla Network Can Help You Make Money

May 17th, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

My previous article showed how an off-lease Model 3 would set Tesla up for success using the Tesla Network. When most people think of the Tesla Network, they will most likely view it as a ridesharing service. The flexibility of robotaxis means that options not possible today will open up in the future


Who’s Behind The War On Electric Cars?

May 17th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Powerful forces, led by the Koch Brothers and the fossil fuel industry, are attacking electric car tax credits and advocating for higher fees on EVs. Push back. Call your elected officials today.


Xpeng Motors Gets Into Ride Hailing To Bypass The Competition

May 17th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Xpeng Motors is moving a step forward after announcing a stellar 2019 start by launching a pilot ride-hailing service, Pengster. Will it beef up competition or simply move mobility a nudge up? We'll know eventually. In the meantime, Xpeng Motors is about to roll out ride hailing in the world's biggest mobility market


What’s Behind The Twisted Tesla Short Seller Psyche?

May 16th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

We’re running out of headlines to describe the antics of the Tesla short sellers and haters. They’ve already launched a “media crusade,” suffered a “tsunami of hurt,” and “gone off the deep end.” However, a recent article in the Los Angeles Times reveals new depths of bizarre behavior by TSLA shorts and their allies



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