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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


TeslaRaj Helps You Automate Your Daily Tesla Routine With NFC Tags

October 24th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Owning a Tesla already makes life so much easier, eliminating the need to go to a gas station to fill up (how 20th century!), letting owners produce the energy they need for daily driving with a rooftop solar system, navigating anywhere with a simple voice command, and taking control of the car from a smartphone. Raj is the insatiable technologist behind the YouTube channel TeslaRaj and he is constantly looking for ways to make the Tesla ownership experience that much easier


Tesla Smart Summon Is Deemed Safe Enough & Came Just In Time

October 17th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Some argue that Tesla Smart Summon should not be released because it is "beta" software. That is not a strong argument. According to Lifewire.com: Beta refers to the phase in software development between the alpha phase and the release candidate phase. Beta software is generally considered "complete" by the developer but still not ready for general use due to a lack of testing "in the wild."


Why Smart Summon Matters

October 12th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

I mentioned in a recent article that I added to my stock position in Tesla for a variety of reasons. Before I go on to discuss Smart Summon, I wanted to address a complaint in the comment section of that article


The Span Panel Puts Control Into The Hands Of Homeowners

October 9th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

We talked to the folks at Span about the launch of the Span Panel last week, then jumped on a plane to Solar Power International 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah to experience it first-hand. We found that not only did it look far better in person, it had way more tricks up its sleeves than the initial launch let on. We're back again to unpack the home-changing Span Panel with all of its exciting features we learned about at SPI and to talk through a few risks that come along with it


Electricity Resilience In Florida: Hurricane Dorian vs. Tesla Powerwall

September 28th, 2019 | by Danny Parker

As a researcher at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) in Cocoa, Florida, I’ve lived with hurricanes my entire professional career. Each year is like a bad lottery since Florida is a hurricane magnet. Given the paths of past hurricanes, there’s plenty of reason for concern. Living in the state in September suggests a shooting gallery experience — with these hits by major storms, but a lot of near misses


EVgo Announces Partnership With Uber

September 28th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

EVgo recently announced a partnership with Uber in which the companies will share data, give drivers access to charge, and do other things to improve EV awareness and adoption


eCarra — Tesla Taxi Service In Texas

September 23rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Clearly, I'm a bit of a fan of Tesla shuttle and taxi services (I cofounded Tesla Shuttle), so I'm always happy to learn about new services like these. One such service is called eCarra. It offers chauffeured rides in certain regions of Texas right now, but I'm sure has an eye on expanding into other areas of the state and beyond


The Span Panel Makes Adding Solar & Storage A Plug & Play Affair

September 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Span.IO is bringing intelligence to the home base of a home's electrical system with a new smart electrical panel that was designed from the ground up with home solar, energy storage, electric vehicles, and smart home tech in mind. The product was envisioned, designed, and engineered by a team of former Tesla engineers that brought the Powerwall to market, led by Tesla's former Head of Product, Arch Rao


DWeb: Leveraging Technology For Environmental Protection & Disaster Relief

September 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

I've just returned from the Decentralized WebCamp held this year at a regenerative mushroom farm in Santa Cruz, California. A global community hailing from Brazil, Germany, China, India, Canada, Russia, and everywhere in between participated to bring their own unique contributions to the many domains of the Decentralized Web, or “DWeb.”


The Phyn Smart Water Assistant Offers Deep Insights Into Your Home’s Water System

September 5th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The new Phyn Smart Water Assistant believes it can identify water leaks in the home with only a single connection to the water system. The new smart meter can be added to the home with a simple DIY installation under a single sink in the home, from which it is able to identify trends in the home's water usage including water leaks and water consumption tracking


The EV Connect Cloud Brings Connectivity & Interoperability To EV Charging

August 17th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

EV Connect has been playing in the public EV charging space since 2009 and continues to bring new solutions to the table 10 years later. CleanTechnica connected with CEO Jordan Ramer and VP of Business Development Ram Ambatipudi to hear what the company is up to and to learn about a deal they recently inked with Detroit's DTE Energy


Behind The Scenes At sonnen’s Wildspoldried, Germany Battery Testing Lab

August 2nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

sonnen has built the most advanced residential energy storage solution in the world in its ecoLinx home energy storage solution and its thermally stable lithium iron phosphate-based batteries. Here's a look behind the scenes at the lab in Wildspoldried, Germany where the ninth generation of sonnen's lithium iron phosphate-based batteries are assembled and tested


The Inevitability Of The Tesla App Store

July 4th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla raised the bar for the in-car infotainment experience with its massive 17" displays in the Model S and X, then flipped things on their side with a 15" landscape display in the Model 3. The large, responsive touchscreens brought the familiar interface from all of our smart devices into the car while allowing almost endless opportunities to innovate through future software updates


JAC Electric-Only Ride-Hailing Service — #CleanTechnica Exclusive

June 26th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Chinese automaker JAC Motors (江淮汽车) launched an electric-only ride-hailing service called Hexing (Hexing on-line Hailing) (和行约车/Hexing Yueche) on the 9th of January in Hefei, Anhui, China. I have been monitoring this service since launch. Today, I will explain the service, its future expansion plan, and my experience in the vehicles



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