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Apartment EV Charging & Ownership May Be Easier Than You Think

September 10th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

One of the largest obstacles standing in the way of widespread electric vehicle adoption is the often daunting setup required to outfit customers who live in apartments with adequate charging infrastructure. While most EV enthusiasts and media sites advocate for owners of electric vehicles to charge at home, this can be a rather troublesome hurdle to overcome for potential buyers who live in apartments


Breaking: 28% Decrease In Tesla “Lost Work Day Injuries” At Fremont Factory, + Sensor Suits & Virtual Reality For Better Ergonomics

September 10th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla has been expanding at an insane pace in a push to create new vehicle delivery routes to new countries at the same time as it continues adding production capacity for the upcoming Tesla Model Y. Construction at Gigafactory 3 in China is wrapping up on phase 1 and Tesla is getting close to making a decision on the location of Gigafactory 4 in Europe


Ford Doubles Down On Powertrain Hybridization At The Frankfurt Auto Show

September 10th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford blasted onto the scene with a host of new vehicles for the European market that rolled in alongside new details about its plans for the electrification of its vehicle lineup. The announcement represents a significant step forward for Ford, but underwhelms with significant caveats that Ford expects more than 50% of Ford passenger vehicle sales to be "electrified" by the end of 2022. Right up front in the announcement, Ford excludes its cash cow and the least efficient vehicles in the Ford stable, its F-series trucks


Get The Frunk Outta Here! Tesla Raj Installs The New Power Frunk Kit

September 10th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Raj has been exploring his Tesla Model 3 from the inside out on his YouTube channel, Tesla Raj, since basically the day he took possession of it, and he just dropped a new video overview of a new product from Tesla Offers that lets you level up your frunk with liftgate functionality. Before we dive in, check out Tesla Raj's walkthrough of the new power frunk kit that shows off how it works and also goes all out with a full blown how-to installation video


Tesla Is Winning The US/China Trade War

September 10th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

In his latest video on HyperChangeTV, titled "Tesla is Winning the US/China Trade War," Gali Russell gives us a quick summary of just how Tesla is winning in the US/China trade war. In fact, the timing of the Shanghai Gigafactory has perfect timing


Tesla’s Sentry Mode Watched A Fistfight Go Down In DC

September 10th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla's Sentry Mode watched a fistfight go down in DC a few days ago. In the video posted on YouTube by Adeel Chohan, two guys wearing DCG tee shirts come from around the corner at a fast pace and then break out into a bouncy fistfight that has them jumping back and forth


Every Automaker Should Develop Conversion Kits For Their Gas Vehicles

September 9th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

Just recently we learned Volkswagen is going to sell an electric vehicle (EV) retrofit kit for its classic Beetle. Many CleanTechnica articles are about the transition of the world's driving fleet to EVs, the expectation that sales of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles will eventually be supplanted by EVs, and a broad forecast that fleet turnover will take approximately 15 years once ICE vehicle sales cease until the world reaches 100% electric power in this sector


Extreme Corner Case For Autonomous Cars — Giants Riding On Cars Down Hills!

September 9th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

So, imagine you are driving along in your fancy high-tech car, minding your own business, with your yet-to-be-feature-complete full self-driving software activated, and suddenly the car slams the brakes to a full stop, like a donkey that had an epiphany that what it was doing just didn't serve any purpose and therefor just refused to move any further. The silicon brain of your clever-as-a-donkey-robo-car just slammed on the brakes because it saw this through one of its cameras


Volkswagen ID.3 Arrives — Superb Mix Of Quality & Affordability

September 9th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Some years ago, Volkswagen Group discovered that the only legitimate way forward in the auto world was electrification. (Who knows what triggered that realization?) From that point on, from everything I've seen in the past few years, part of the company has been working hard to develop high-quality, competitive electric vehicles. The new ID.3 is proof of that


Why 2nd Half Of 2019 Will Be Better For Tesla Than 1st Half (Part 2)

September 9th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla’s road to delivering 360,000+ cars in 2019 starts in the United States, runs through Europe, and ends in China. In Part 1 of this analysis, we detailed Tesla’s production capacity and how many cars the company will be able to deliver in the United States this year. In this article, we'll take a closer look at what Tesla must do in Europe, China, and other major markets, along with the challenges that await the electric car maker


Tesla China Fairy Tales For Bears & Bulls

September 8th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

What would a Tesla fairy tale in China look like? Well, that depends on whether you're a Tesla bear or Tesla bull. Let's have a look at two scenarios


Why 2nd Half Of 2019 Will Be Better For Tesla Than 1st Half (Part 1)

September 8th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Despite the many changes that Tesla made in the last six months — reducing prices multiple times, updating the lineup by adding more trims and pulling out a few, changing its profitability projections, and so on — there is one thing that Tesla has managed to hold onto: its delivery outlook for



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