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Automakers Show Us Their True Colors (Petition Inside)

October 31st, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

(tl;dr: Donald Trump and a number of automakers are against higher voluntary emissions standards, and are pushing for policy that is not only bad for the environment, but completely betrays even conservative values. Our petition against this can be found here.)


Tesla Model 3 Breaks Records In Hot Market — Europe EV Sales Report

October 30th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in vehicle market scored some 59,000 registrations in September (+76% year over year), with fully electric vehicles (BEVs) stepping up the pace and reaching a record score of 41,001 units, earning its first three-digit growth rate since July 2014 (+109%)


Tesla Earnings Call: My (Overdue) Analysis

October 29th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

I published an article in my TSLA FUD series on October 23rd about what I was hoping to see from the Tesla 3rd quarter shareholder call. I stated before any earnings were released that I was far less concerned about the actual per-share earnings and much more interested in a set of bullet points regarding where Tesla was with various upcoming projects. Later that day, Tesla reported earnings and they were widely regarded as a home run by analysts


Tesla Full Self Driving: Feature Complete ≠ Experienced Driver

October 29th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

There is much confusion about "feature complete" Full Self Driving, a Tesla-only product. Many think that is when Full Self Driving is available and you can take a nap while the car is driving. When you think about the features that have been released up until now, you will understand better


What Tesla’s Present Capital Expenses Tell Us About Future Depreciation

October 28th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Two of the big pieces of news on the Tesla 3rd quarter earnings announcement were that margins were up dramatically and the cost to build the new lines to manufacture the Model Y in Fremont is half the cost as the existing Model 3 lines, and that the cost to build the Model 3 line in China is 65% less than the same US Model 3 lines on a capacity basis. This means the cost for the Model Y line might cost half of what an existing Model 3 line costs, or it might mean that it costs the same amount of money but has twice the capacity — or some combination of the two


Tesla Model 3 Floor Mats From Tesmanian — CleanTechnica Review

October 27th, 2019 | by Marika

When you buy a new car, your new car, you want it to stay in a perfect, kind of new way for as long as possible. At the beginning, you wipe each little mark off, get rid of every little spec as soon as you see it, vacuum every piece of sand (as if it was even possible living in Florida after going to the beach…). But, let’s be honest, sharing this new car with two little kids is not easy at all. The car is not a museum where you are not allowed to touch anything, right? And those kids are not museum visitors


Solar Powered Nissan Leaf — Video Update!

October 27th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

CleanTechnica and EVObsession appreciate the innovative, including early EV adopters. Although we support the wonders of icons such as Elon Musk and his oh so Zen Teslas, we also value every other EV. Being an old organic farmer raised in innovative cultures of do-it-yourself lifestyles, I certainly value action-oriented individuals such as Sam Elliot. Sam is one of the doers not afraid of smaller range EVs to live the zero-emissions way of life. His innovative work helping him to use a smaller-range EV without that any range anxiety is one to be validated and cheered


China × Cleantech — September 2019

October 26th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Welcome to the next issue of China x Cleantech, our September 2019 edition. For our full China × Cleantech history, stroll over to the “Future Trends” section of our website


Tesla Model 3, GAC Aion S, & BMW 530Le Shine In Depressed Chinese EV Market — EV Sales Report

October 25th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

There seem to be no end to the end-of-incentives hangover in China, with the Chinese plug-in market dropping a steep 27% year over year (YoY), and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) crashing 45% YoY last month. Additionally, BEVs finally got dragged into the red ink, dropping a harsh 20% in September. The overall auto market was not so catastrophic, sliding down just 6% Yo


A Guide To Disaster Preparedness – Part One

October 25th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

We are still not at a mitigation level to avoid 1.5ºC or even 2ºC temperature rise, but of course we hope to get there before runaway climate change destroys us. Part of what we can do is to be prepared for extreme climate events. They can happen to anyone, and there is no way to know who that will be and when


How Tesla Will Roll Out Full Self Driving, + Q3 Safety Update

October 25th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

During Tesla's 3rd quarter conference call last night, Elon Musk got a very important question regarding the widespread skepticism that Tesla will be able to roll out "feature complete full self driving" by the end of this year (only 69 days from now). This questioner asked him to define what "feature complete" means and give a list of features that establish a baseline. He answered it this way


“If You Didn’t Buy A Tesla, You Just Made A Mistake”

October 24th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said something similar to the headline above on the quarterly Tesla conference call a few hours ago. It perhaps made me smile and laugh more than anything else on the conference call. The reason is simple, and it's also why I'm keeping this article short


3 Banks Funding Fossil Fuels The Most Are Tesla [TSLA] Bears

October 23rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Thanks to some work by Rainforest Action Network and The Guardian, as well as a post from a member of a Tesla forum, I recently wrote an article highlighting that the #1 fossil fuel development financier happens to also be an extreme Tesla [TSLA] bear


Another Tesla Conference Call, Time For Critics To Move The Goal Posts

October 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla critics and short sellers have moved a lot of goal posts. I recently highlighted this a bit with the articles "7 Things Tesla Couldn’t Do" and "7 More Things Tesla Couldn’t Achieve," and have done so much more in our long-running "Tesla Flashbacks" series. Twitter user "The Short Shorts Historian"/@TeslaHistorian recently tackled this matter using another format — a timeline



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