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GM Makes Empty EV Promises As Strike Talks Continue

September 17th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

The United Auto Workers decided to strike General Motors this week after contract negotiations failed to achieve a new contract acceptable to the union. The next day, the company issued a statement saying it intends to invest $7 billion in its US manufacturing facilities over the next 4 years


Tesla Autopilot & Lane Change Improvements in Tesla Software V10 — CleanTechnica Review

September 17th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

As I wrote a few hours ago, Tesla's new V10 software is rolling out to Early Access program members and I happened to land in one of those people's cars. I wrote a quick summary and first impressions of many of the new features in that article, but it seemed like improvements to Autopilot warranted their own dedicated piece. The improvements seem to fall into two categories: 1) the visualizations for the driver, and 2) the car's ability to naturally drive itself


3 Ways Tesla Is Transforming What It Means To Be A Car

September 16th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Yes, Tesla cars are cool. They're the quickest cars on the market, the safest cars on the market, and the highest tech cars on the market. It's hard to overstate or even properly explain why they stand out and are genuinely in a class of their own. However, it's not just that they're quick, safe, and high tech. Tesla is starting to transform what it means to be a car


Tesla’s V10 Updates — Freakin’ Awesome Home Movie Theater, Autopilot & Navigation Improvements, Joe Mode … (1st Impressions!)

September 16th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I got quite lucky tonight. I was walking along Sesame Street minding my own business when I all of a sudden got plopped into a Tesla Model 3 with Tesla's new V10 software. I know, I know — you shouldn't talk to strangers. But when you get an opportunity like this, you just have to take it. Let's run through the various improvements coming to Tesla vehicles in


Attending National Drive Electric Week Event In Florida

September 16th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Yesterday, I attended the Drive Electric Week event in New Port Richey. Next week, if all goes as planned, I'll attend another one in Florida. I've been attending these sorts of events for a few years. Although I enjoy them, I don't think they are very effective at their stated purpose. Every time I attend a Drive Electric event, it seems that it is preaching to the choir. I was happy to see a few non-EV owners at the event, but the majority of the people there owned an


The Shift To Solar, Wind, & Electric Vehicles Is Too Monumental To Overstate

September 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Covering solar power, wind power, and electric vehicles obsessively for ~10 years, I have run across some fascinating observations regarding these technologies and the transitions we are going through — and then I've subsequently forgotten many of them. This article is centered around one of the coolest observations I've run across, which slipped my mind for a while but just came back to the forefront this week


Tesla Sounds At Low Speed … Tesla FSD Hardware 3.0 Installation … Tesla Model 3 Service — #CleanTechnica Top 20

September 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Aside from the usual swarm of Tesla stories that catch readers' attention more than anything else, hot topics this past week on CleanTechnica were the semi-arrival of the Volkswagen ID.3 and how it competes against other electric hatchbacks, the Honda E, and enormous sea level rise. (One of these is not like the other.)


7 Year Old Tesla Model S At 98% Battery Capacity Today

September 15th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

In a fresh Reddit discussion, the owner of a 7 year-old Tesla Model S explains that his battery is at 98% battery capacity today. This is another reminder of the reasons Tesla cars are much slower to depreciate in value. Any Model S already has long enough range that its battery can degrade significantly and it's still a highly practical, no-compromises electric vehicle, but seeing such little degradation is that much better for initial owners and used car buyers


What Is Tesla Autopilot? Answers For FAQ

September 15th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

Seemingly, one of the most controversial things about Tesla cars is its Autopilot feature, a driver-assist feature that helps drivers navigate and pilot their vehicle. Oddly, while news of exciting Autopilot features comes out regularly, general information about exactly what Autopilot is, what the options are, and what it can and cannot do seem to be few and far between


Tesla Model 3 & Model Y Are Legitimately Disruptive — What Should Automakers Do?

September 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The world is changing. It always is, but the change is particularly dramatic right now in certain technology sectors. To a normal person's eyes, changes in the auto industry may seem only incremental. Cars are getting a bit more "connected," more people are using 21st century taxis from Uber and Lyft (please don't call this ridesharing), and some people are driving electric cars. But we ain't seen nothing yet


2020 — The Year Of The Tesla Model Y & Other ICE-Killing Crossovers

September 15th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

I'm a big fan of the Tesla Model Y. I've written about the Model Y's 3rd row being the key to it becoming the best selling vehicle in the world, the Model Y beating the Lamborghini Urus (which is over 3 times the price), styling tricks that Tesla used to make an SUV looks like a performance sedan, and most recently Tesla cutting Model Y prices


India x Cleantech — September 2019

September 14th, 2019 | by Saurabh

Welcome to the inaugural issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we will pull news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article. Ongoing, this series will find a home over on CleanTechnica's “Future Trends” page. Without further ado, here are this month's highlights from India x Cleantech


Cracking The Code Of What People Want In Electric Vehicles

September 14th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Cracking the code of what people want in their electric vehicles is not that complicated, even though analysts at Edmunds seem to think otherwise. In an article published by the San Diego Union Tribune, a market analyst at Edmunds said that electric car buyers "don’t seem to be EV fans, they seem to be Tesla fans.” She also said that, "It’s been really hard for any other company to crack the code of what people want in an EV.”



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