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Tesla Model 3 = 1/8 Of World’s EV Sales In 2019

December 5th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla accounts for 1 out of every 6¼ global plug-in vehicle sales. The Tesla Model 3 alone accounts for 1 out of every 8 global plug-in vehicle sales, 13% of the global market


Xpeng Motors Unveils The New Smart P7 At Guangzhou With A Bang

December 5th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

CleanTechnica was invited to the Guangzhou Auto Show by Xpeng Motors to see the official unveiling of its sleek P7. If you haven’t heard about the P7 yet, see our previous article on it. The electric vehicle (EV) is Xpeng’s second car and resoundingly focuses on an intelligent, smart platform. The car is chock full of goodies, and the interior feels spacious, roomy, and very comfortable


Tesla’s Andrej Karpathy Talks PyTorch, Autopilot (Video)

December 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s Director of Artificial Intelligence and Autopilot Vision, is one of the chief architects of Tesla’s self-driving vision. In July, he hosted a workshop on Neural Network Multi-Task Learning, where he offered some detailed insights on Tesla’s use of AI in developing its Autopilot features. Now Karpathy is featured in a new video in which he describes how Tesla is using PyTorch, an open-source machine learning library, to develop full self-driving capabilities for its vehicles, including Navigate on Autopilot and Smart Summon


Tesla Deliveries: From DIY Trailers In 2012 To Altering US Vehicle Delivery Prices In 2019 — Tesla Inside Out, Part Trois

December 5th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Resuming our "Tesla Inside Out" series, this video picks up where David Havasi and I left off last time, chuckling about a wild DIY Tesla delivery story. David and a team of early 2012 employees built a trailer to deliver early Model S's without having any real clue what they were doing. Luckily, they got the job done. He also mentioned a funny story about a Miami delivery truck in highlighting their overall novice delivery truck awareness back in


15 Top Products For Tesla Owners

December 4th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

It's a thrilling feeling when you take delivery of your first Tesla. There's that new car smell. The serene silence of having no internal combustion engine. The ultra-smooth acceleration. The addictive torque when you stomp on the accelerator. However, looking at your perfect all-new, all-electric machine might leave you feeling like something is still missing


Tesla’s START Program Trains Service Center Techs At Colleges Across The Nation

December 4th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The first class of students at the Tesla START program at Miami Dade College in Southern Florida are officially graduating this week after 12 weeks of intense study. The program was designed to give students the unique skills needed to work at one of Tesla's Service Centers while learning about Tesla's customer-centric approach to servicing its electric vehicles from the source


Powering The EV Revolution — Battery Packs Now At $156/kWh, 13% Lower Than 2018, Finds BNEF

December 4th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has released the results of its 2019 Battery Price Survey, finding that industry-weighted average battery pack prices have already fallen to $156 per kWh. This is over 13% lower than the 2018 average ($180/kWh, when adjusted for inflation), and BNEF foresees cost reductions continuing, with $100/kWh potentially being reached by 2023. Let's dive in


The Fisker Ocean Electric SUV Will Come To Market With New Flexible Lease Model

December 4th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Fisker looks to be heading towards production for its fully electric SUV, the Ocean, as the firm officially opened up the reservation queue with a fully refundable $250 deposit per vehicle. The Ocean will be offered through a flexible app-based lease starting at just $379 per month after a $2,999 downpayment in a unique model that melds the worlds of on-demand transportation solutions and vehicle ownership


The Journal of Epidemiology: Linking Air Pollution Nanoparticles & Incident of Brain Tumors

December 3rd, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Science and modern biochemistry have all kinds of answers on the brain and human health, but scientific knowledge alone can't stop air pollution. Those studies can make citizens aware of how compromised we are. They can let us know that air pollution is indeed a threat to the brain's and body's core functions. But humans must act on this knowledge to make it truly useful


Lucid Motors Begins Construction Of Arizona Factory

December 3rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

After 3 years of delay, Lucid Motors has begun building its factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, thanks to a $1 billion line of funding from Saudi Arabia. Production is expected to begin in about a year.


$79–$178 EV Lease … Tesla Cybertruck’s Enormous Implications … Potential $108/kWh Tesla Battery Pack — CleanTechnica Top 20

December 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

A whopping 14 top 20 articles last week were about the Tesla Cybertruck! I think that's a new record for a single product. Nonetheless, quite humorously, the #1 article was about low leases for the Hyundai Ioniq Electric rather than anything about the Cybertruck. The #2 article is an epic article about why the Cybertruck is much more than it seems on the surface, and the #3 piece delves into implications regarding the low battery price Tesla seems to be showing with the Cybertruck pricing and specs


My Kia Soul EV — Two Years On

December 2nd, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

After two years with my Soul EV, and over 32,000 km (20,000 miles) later, the dream of having an EV is now just a good memory. The EV routine has become the new normal. The Kia has become the primary choice for driving, not only for commutes and daily errands, but also for some larger trips — up to 300 km (200 miles) — when fast-charging is available. That has left the fossil crossover relegated for that odd trip into the wilderness, or long travel where charging anxiety would be the norm


Ford Mustang Mach-E — Why Ford Made The Right Choices

December 2nd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

In this article, I'll try to summarize some of the challenges Ford faced developing the Mustang Mach-E, a little of the controversy over naming it a "Mustang," and why I think Ford made the right choices for the most part. But before I get to that, the timing of the unveiling was probably unfortunate


Tesla Raj Debunks Common Electric Vehicle Misconceptions Head On

December 2nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Anyone who has driven an electric vehicle like a Tesla knows about the barrage of incoming questions from uninformed members of the public. YouTuber and friend of CleanTechnica Tesla Raj took to the 'Tube to address a few common misconceptions about electric vehicles and, more specifically, Teslas



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