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What’s Up With The Twitter Turf War Over Tesla & Elon Musk?

June 24th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Why has Twitter become such a battleground over Tesla? Amit Katwala writes in Wired UK, "There’s no reason why a car company should be so divisive, but the warring tribes of Tesla fans and [Tesla haters] speak to human nature, the cult of celebrity, and the polarizing impact of the social media echo chamber." Others believe it gets to something deeper. More on that in a moment


Our New Tesla Myths Page

June 23rd, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

As part of my efforts to fight untrue Tesla myths, I recently engaged the Tesla community to create a Tesla Myth Busters FAQ page. I sent out a call to “assemble a full-fledged myth-busting campaign,” and people responded. We simply want to set the record straight regarding various Tesla myths. Thanks to the Tesla community who heeded my call, this first draft was produced in just four days, which is astonishing and wonderful when you think about it


Where In The World Is It Cheapest To Charge A Tesla? (Infographic)

June 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The rates utilities charge for electricity vary wildly across different parts of the world, just as gas prices do. However, electric vehicles are cheaper to operate on a per-mile basis just about everywhere, thanks to the electric motor’s far greater efficiency, and to the fact that regions with high electricity prices also tend to have high gas prices. A very rough rule of thumb is that driving an EV should cost about a third of what driving a comparable legacy vehicle does


Betting Against Tesla Is Betting Against Yourself

June 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

To the average American, Tesla is just another topic in the news alongside China, Trump, the weather, terrorism, national disasters, local sports, and celebrity gossip. They have their morning coffee, rush to work, and glance at the news on their phones. Actually, many Americans work rotating shifts. Those shifts may begin at 9:00 PM at night -- and they may not have time to catch up on the news. Unless someone is exposed to Tesla via a customer, fan, or shareholder, they will often only know from what they hear or see in the news


Tesla’s New HW3 Self-Driving Computer — It’s A Beast (CleanTechnica Deep Dive)

June 15th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

A month ago, Tesla revealed several secrets regarding the new chip the Silicon Valley company has designed for full self-driving capability. Nonetheless, some of the people making that presentation may have failed to take into account that not everyone is fully literate in microprocessor design and engineering. I don't fall into that category either, but I have been a computer enthusiast for quite some time and know a few things that might help me pick out some of the highlights, point out why they are so exciting, and further communicate how Tesla really is way ahead of the competition


84-Year Old Tesla Owner Perhaps 1st To Drive Electric Car To Arctic

June 14th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Many still believe electric cars are incapable of road trips due to a lack of EV charging infrastructure. It turns out that an 84-year old Tesla owner, originally from Germany, would like to prove those naysayers wrong. Aaron Hemens reports (via NNSL Media) that George Teepe, a resident of Laguna Niguel, California, set out to become the first person to drive an electric car to the coastline of the Arctic Ocean


How To Watch Tesla’s Annual Shareholder’s Meeting Live (June 11th, 2:30pm Pacific)

June 11th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

This afternoon at 2:30pm Pacific Standard Time, Tesla will hold its annual shareholder meeting. Expect to hear updates from company leadership, including Elon Musk, on the latest and greatest public-facing data about the company. They typically provide a business update, a look at the financials for the past year, as well as provide a look into the future at what shareholders can expect from the company in the year ahead


The Tesla Twittersphere — What Is Weird About Wanting To Have A Better Future?

June 11th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Critics of Tesla like to call anyone who likes what Tesla is doing, who buys its products, or who invests in the company "fanboys" and "fangirls," often accompanied by a negative adjective or five. I only know a few fans on Twitter who actually send unfunny or weird texts. The rest are normal people and actually pretty hilarious


2 Species Of Luxury Vehicles: New-Age Tesla Model 3 vs. Old-World Mercedes C300

June 10th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The term “luxury” means different things to different buyers. As auto reviewer Henry Payne writes in The Detroit News, some luxury goods are highly detailed and ornate (a Rolex watch), while others offer the elegance of simplicity (an Apple watch). The Mercedes C-Class and the Tesla Model 3 represent these two contrasting luxury aesthetics. Their stylings are “as dramatically different as their gas-powered turbo-4 and electric powertrains,” writes Payne. The $63,000 Mercedes-Benz C300 is an “old-money classic,” and the $57,500 Tesla Model 3 is a “new-money rebel” (note that “money” is one thing they definitely have in common)



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