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New Tesla Model 3 Aero Wheel From Fast Wheels — Wicked!

September 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Way back in 2016 when I camped outside the Montreal Tesla store for two nights to reserve my Tesla Model 3 Performance, I can't say I had wheels on my mind. There were many other things — excitement wondering what the car would actually look like, the experience of meeting so many amazing people from the Tesla community, staving off frostbite ... but in that exact moment, any impact about what this car would have on my work was pretty far down the list


A Practical Reason Why Nürburgring Records Matter To Tesla

September 18th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

Until a couple weeks ago, my knowledge of the famous Nürburgring race track in Germany was basically limited to the strange Ring Racer roller coaster that was built in 2009 to be the fastest in the world, but ended up only operating four days in 2013 after they blew more than 12.3 million euros making it


Tesla Gets An Invite To Set Up Factory In Tamil Nadu, India

September 18th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister, Edappadi K. Palaniswami, is on an investment tour in the US and the UK. In the US, he stopped by the Tesla plant in San Francisco. According to Times of India, a press release stated that "The CM visited Tesla Inc unit in Fremont and got to see the manufacturing of environment-friendly vehicles, batteries, and energy storage products."


CleanTechnica Exclusive: Polestar Will Open Its 1st Store In Oslo

September 18th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Are Hansen of Norway is an active member of the CleanTechnica community. A few days ago, he was walking through a part of Oslo that features many upscale shopping locations and spotted something unusual. So he snapped some photos and forwarded then to us, along with a news report from Norwegian news source ABC Nyheter


BMW i3 = #1 Electric Vehicle In Germany In August, Record Performance

September 18th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in electric vehicle market continued on the right track in August, having registered 8,121 units. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were up +104% year over year (YoY), while plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) keep suffering (down 9%). The plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) share was 2.6% in the month, with BEVs alone hitting 1.6%. That kept the 2019 plug-in share at 2.6% (1.7% BEV)


Will A Watershed Event Turn The Tide Against Fossil Fuels?

September 17th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

Right now we are facing an existential crisis, despite the fact conservatives deny the reality of climate change and the media doing their bidding (thanks to bullying, bothsiderism, and disinterest) climate change quickly threatens the future of the planet and the human race


Live Music + EVs + Beer = Abita Springs Drive Electric Day

September 17th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Abita Springs Drive Electric Day was held on Sunday, September 15, and was a part of the nationwide celebration of EVs known as National Drive Electric Week. Abita is known for its wide range of local brews. One of my favorites is Purple Haze, another is the holiday edition, Creole Cream Ale (which can't get here quick enough!)


Tesla Model S Laps The Nürburgring In 7:23 — Crushing The Porsche Taycan

September 17th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

A Tesla Model S prototype currently testing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife has been informally timed lapping the circuit in 7:23. The stopwatch timing was made by a correspondent of the German publication Auto Motor und Sport. The Tesla did have have the advantage of using race compound tires, but that doesn't account for the almost 20 second advantage over the Porsche Taycan's publicized lap time (7:42). The Tesla also looks to have the potential to surpass the track performance of every gasoline saloon, save limited production specials from Jaguar and


ChargePoint’s New Home Flex Charger Makes Home EV Charging Easy

September 17th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

ChargePoint casually dropped its new residential electric vehicle charger into the market today and it packs a special feature that allows it to play well with any input amperage from 16 amps up to 50 amps without much fuss. The new ChargePoint Home Flex brings the same ChargePoint experience into the garage without having to worry about whether or not the output amperage of the home circuit is an exact fit for the electric vehicle (EV) charger before purchasing it


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


Brompton Challenges London Transit Riders To Hop On An Electric Bike Instead

September 16th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The fine folks over at Brompton took to the tubes in London with a new pitch: ditch the usual commute in favor of a ride on one of Brompton's lightweight, compact folding electric bikes. Most folks in the world still haven't ridden on an electric bicycle, which makes the proposal that much more exciting


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



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