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The Electric Vehicle Revolution Is About To Get Messy

August 21st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Those of us who have followed the electric vehicle market for several years (or, for some of you, decades) can easily get complacent about where the EV revolution is and where it's headed. We can be lulled into a semi-sleeping state by monthly sales reports, by routinely seeing EV market share of 1–2% in some markets, 5–10% in others, and 50% in Norway. We can be blown away by the Tesla Model 3's success, while at the same time underestimating what it means


Could Tesla Really Get Into The Mining Business?

August 21st, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

During Tesla’s most recent shareholder meeting, Elon said the company might get into another line of business — mining. He implied that taking control of the supply chain for the raw minerals used in its batteries might be a necessity as Tesla scales up production and adds more vehicles to its lineup


ZeroAvia Testing Hydrogen-Powered Electric Airplanes

August 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

ZeroAvia announced this week it has been conducting test flights of a hydrogen fuel cell powered electric airplane under the auspices of the FAA. It plans to build 10 to 20 passenger airplanes for flights up to 500 miles.


1st Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Pluses Registered In Norway!

August 20th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

For those of you who have followed the Norway Tesla registration statistics this quarter, it has been very slow since the end of quarter flurry in June. Tesla delivered most of its shipments in June and the country has been waiting for a ship since then


How Tesla’s Path To Self-Driving Cars Is Different From Others

August 19th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

The race to fully autonomous vehicles is on. In April, Elon Musk declared that Tesla should have over a million level 5 autonomous vehicles manufactured by 2020. To clarify, that means over a million cars equipped with the necessary hardware capable of driving with no help from a driver. That's contingent, of course, on the software being ready. In addition, government approvals will be necessary (read: mandatory) long before self-driving Teslas will be commonplace


Tesla Sentry Mode Helps BMW Owner Try To Catch A Thief

August 18th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla's Sentry Mode is always saving the day, or at least helping police solve crimes that without witnesses are hard to solve and get pushed aside until new evidence shows up. In this case, a BMW owner benefitted from Tesla's Sentry Mode


222,000 Miles In A Tesla Model S (Video + Interview)

August 18th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

When you see a video about an electric vehicle -- in this case a Tesla Model S -- that has been driven well over 200,000 miles and could go another 200,000 or farther, it helps to refute anti-EV misinformation. It also points to a future where EV owners can potentially drive their vehicles farther and with lower ownership costs than if they had a gas-powered car or truck


Lilium Flirts With Biomimicry, Wins Red Dot Award

August 18th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

One benefit of the new wave of electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) and electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) airplanes is the freedom the electric propulsion system gives designers. Airbus has a "Bird of Prey" concept that will please most Star Trek fans, and now a flying Manta Ray could grace our skies in a few years


Is This Why Tesla Stays Secretive About Maxwell Technologies?

August 18th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

There has been a ton of speculation about why Tesla bought Maxwell Technologies. The obvious but vague answer is that its battery technology will improve Tesla's automotive and energy storage products, but we now know the more detailed answer. It's a long story, but it's well worth the read. Please read this post to the end, as it's very easy to misunderstand this if you don't get the whole story


Chinese EV Sales In July: After The Subsidy Storm

August 18th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

After an end-of-incentives derived surge in June, July saw the expected hangover, with the Chinese plug-in vehicle market dropping 7% year over year (YoY), and the 70,000 units of last month representing less than half of the deliveries of the previous month. Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) sank 22% YoY in July, their worst drop in over two years, while, amazingly, fully electric vehicles (BEVs) still managed to grow, if only by 1%, despite the gloom all around them (the overall market also dropped 4%)


EV Tipping Point in Norway

August 18th, 2019 | by Roy L Hales

Prior to the introduction of supportive government policies, most battery electric vehicles (BEV) were in Oslo, Norway. In March 2014, one percent of the vehicles on the roads were electric, while 21% of new vehicle sales were plug-in vehicles. Five years later, in March 2019, 58.4% of new vehicle purchases were fully electric


Bye Aerospace & OXIS Energy To Commercialize Lithium-Sulfur Batteries For Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

August 17th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Bye Aerospace is an extremely busy electric aviation company developing the future of our urban air mobility (UAM) world. It has two electric airplanes (eCTOL) and is working on an electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) project with Uber Elevate. But that's not all. It is also partnering with another two companies focusing on pre‐crash sensing technologies, parachute ballistic recovery systems, landing gear‐airframe crashworthy structural concepts, high-energy absorbing seats, and advanced restraints


Tesla Owners Showcase Their Wild Rides in South Florida (Photo Gallery)

August 17th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

If you’re in South Florida and you want to give your Tesla a truly distinctive look, sooner or later you’ll probably find your way to Mike “Mojo” Mogilewski’s Signature Custom Wraps & Coatings. Mojo recently celebrated his birthday at the company's new location. In turn, Tesla owners flocked from far and wide to show off their favorite rides


The Future Of Tesla’s Mobile Service Fleet

August 17th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla continues to ramp up its Mobile Service fleet, with a mix of existing Ford Transit vans, Model S sedans, and a few Model X SUVs. The Ford Transit vehicles that have comprised the majority of Tesla's service fleet since its inception cost $80,000 to set up, but that price tag turns the empty shell of a van into an extremely dense, highly effective mobile service station for Tesla's vehicles. More recently, the company has started repurposing a few Model S vehicles coming back from lease as mobile service vehicles



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