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Volkswagen ID.3 1st Edition Prices In Ireland — €40,000–50,000

November 29th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

The Volkswagen Golf is one of the most popular mass-market cars in the world, and the question now is whether the Volkswagen ID.3 will democratize all-electric cars at a similar scale. However, in at least some places, prices are higher than expected

Is The Tesla Cybertruck Radical Enough? A Look At The Body Design Choices

November 29th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

When the CyberTruck came out on the stage, I was as shocked as everyone with the look of the vehicle. I was impressed by the specs and intrigued by Tesla's ability to innovate in a direction nobody expected, structural efficiency of the body and frame. I was one of the few people, however, who expected a more radical surprise, like an autonomous interior without a steering wheel or cold air jets to fly over rough terrain. We may still get those in the future, but today I'm going to dive into the choices the Tesla team made and even ask if they considered something more out of the box than they released

23 Awards Tesla Cybertruck Is Sure To Win

November 29th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I'm not sure all of these awards actually exist. It's possible some of them (ahem, #9) should have never been imagined. Nonetheless, this is what some Thanksgiving-night brain juice has dreamt up about the Tesla Cybertruck after reading about the Tesla Model 3 winning Car of the Year in Denmark

Tesla Pickup — Cybertruck or Cybercar?

November 28th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

The recent excellent article by my colleague Jennifer Sensiba about the advantages of a body-on-frame architecture for trucks created a heated discussion. The versatility of a body-, or better, structure-on-frame architecture for the hundreds of different special purpose applications of professional vehicles is beyond dispute. The cost advantage of building one-off structures on such a platform are huge

Bait & Switch In EV Leasing Offers — Why We Appreciate CleanTechnica Commenters

November 28th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

I was hesitant while writing a recent CleanTechnica post, "Say What? $79–$178 Monthly Lease For An Electric Car?" Sure enough, another take on that article emerged in the comments underneath. The offer was too good to be true for many. We extend a genuine thank you to all who helped bring more information and context to the story

Comparison Between Tesla Model S, Cybertruck, & Porsche Taycan

November 28th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

A comparison between the Tesla Model S, Tesla Cybertruck, and Porsche Taycan was created in an infographic shared by Twitter user Serious Callers Only. The comparison shows the difference not just in price range for these three electric vehicles, but also range and acceleration. It shows that the Cybertruck is the lowest priced of the three. That is despite its enormous size and range

Old Reno & The Promise Of New Reno. How Is Tesla Gigafactory Shifting Nevada?

November 28th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Forget the latest Hollywood film noir and spend some time learning about this story instead. The story is that of Reno, Nevada, and the location of the original Tesla Gigafactory. The historical drama, a true story, unfolds with twisting and dark details. The story came to light due to the notable new podcast series The City (USA Today's investigative podcast). Episode 4 of season 2 is titled "West World."

Tesla Rolls Out (Literally) 100-Car Portable Superchargers For Holiday Carmageddon

November 28th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

If you live on planet Earth, you surely know that holiday weekends can generate an enormous amount of traffic. Thanksgiving weekend is probably the worst in the United States. Historically, Tesla drivers on certain high-volume routes, especially in California (where Teslas are most abundant), have faced some struggles while stopping to Supercharge before continuing on to grandma's house (actual lines, and sometimes long ones)

Lexus To US: No Electric Car For You!

November 27th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Lexus has unveiled it first battery electric car, the UX 300 e but has no active plans to bring it to the US. With only about 200 miles of range, it is doubtful many Americans would consider buying one.

For The Record, I Love My Pretty Little Tesla Model 3 Covered In Nail Polish

November 26th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

It's funny, just when you think Tesla's got the most gangbusters, insane, record-breaking vehicle on the roads, it unveils another one that one-ups its predecessor. The Tesla Model 3 shattered record after record, and then Tesla unveiled the Model Y, a crossover or SUV version of the 3 that is basically guaranteed to outsell the Model 3. Just as Model Y test vehicles are being spotted left and right and there are rumors about production starting soon, Tesla says, "hold my beer, bruh," and unveils the Cybertruck (aka Cybertrukk, aka I'm-gonna-blow-your-freakin'-mind-and-then-put-it-back-together truck)

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