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Video: Lucid Air Driven 400 Miles From San Francisco To LA

April 3rd, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Last month, Lucid Motors quietly took a pre-production Lucid Air electric sedan on a 400-mile (643 km) drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The run was part range test, part proof of concept, and part PR mission, and went off without a hitch. Then, once the Lucid crew made it to LA? They charged up, and drove back


Tesla Has Best Ever 1st Quarter — 102,672 Vehicles Produced, 88,400 Delivered

April 2nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla has yet again broken some records. This time it broke its previous 1st quarter production and delivery records. With 102,672 vehicles produced and 88,400 delivered, despite both its Fremont factory and its Shanghai Gigafactory being shut down for periods of time last quarter due to the coronavirus


Tesla = 20th Best-Selling Auto Brand of 2019 in USA

April 2nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla was the 20th best-selling auto brand of 2019 in the USA, despite selling only three models, the Model 3, Model S, and Model X. JATO Dynamics recently compiled lists of the top 25 automotive brands and models in the


Automotive Expert Sandy Munro On The Tesla Model Y: “Lots Of Room In There”

April 1st, 2020 | by Kurt Lowder

We have covered expert Sandy Munro and his company Munro & Associates multiple times on CleanTechnica over the years. When the Tesla Model 3 first came out, Munro led the charge to call Tesla out for out of spec panel gaps. For a short period, the corporate media preceded to interview and quote him often


50% of Volkswagen up! Buyers Now Buy e-up! in Germany

April 1st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The Volkswagen e-up! is one of the cheapest electric vehicles on the market. Throw in the usual operational savings of an electric car and you end up with a compelling total cost of ownership. Consumers are starting to catch on. Volkswagen reports that approximately 50% of up! sales in Germany are now e-up! sales


Trump Finalizes Auto Emissions Rollback

April 1st, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

It's official. The US government has rolled back the fuel economy standards for new cars as a favor to the oil industry. Another present from the Trump maladmnistration. You're welcome, America


10+ Years in Cleantech

April 1st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

A decade ago, wind power was already basically cost-competitive with conventional power sources, utility-scale solar was significantly more expensive but starting to bloom, and electric vehicles were hardly a blip on the horizon and basically unknown to most of us. How did that change in the past 10 years


Renault Zoe Is #1 In Hot European Market (For Now) — February EV Sales Report

March 31st, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in market landed over 69,000 registrations in February (+111% compared to February 2019), with the 2020 plug-in market growing 117%, to some 144,000 units. This is a great performance that should help to weaken the effect of the upcoming coronavirus months, in which sales will most likely fall abruptly throughout the continent


MG Donates 100 Electric Crossovers To Healthcare Workers In UK

March 31st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Rather than try to make or procure ventilators to help healthcare workers in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, British automaker MG decided to stick to something it knew a little better — cars. In particular, MG Motor UK announced that it would contribute 100 of its ZS EV electric crossovers to National Health Service (NHS) locations around the country


Next “Tesla Inside Out” Episode — Webinar + Q&A

March 31st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

With social distancing being the name of the game these days, longtime Tesla insider David Havasi and I are no longer able to jump into a Tesla and chat about Tesla together for an hour. Perhaps that's for the best, as it gives us the opportunity to steer the "Tesla Inside Out" series into a potentially better direction


Tesla Model Y & Model 3 Owner Shares 1st Thoughts On Model Y (+ Q&A For CleanTechnica Next Week)

March 30th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

I have to admit to some shame picking up my Tesla Model Y Performance in the middle of this pandemic, but Tesla has designed a thoughtful "touchless" delivery that minimizes chance for contact between customers and delivery staff. To get to the Tampa Delivery Center, I took wipes, a mask, and gloves for my Lyft ride there (my cost). Luis Manuel had sanitized his car and we kept our distance between driver and passenger



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