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Tesla’s Full Stack Disruption

January 12th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Tesla concepts of mobility outgrew legacy brands from the day the first Tesla rolled onto the market. The new company did not fit into any existing auto-manufacturer slot. Tesla jumped away from the crowd conceptually, and as we can see by now, landed on its feet


Like An Angel Is Pushing You From Behind

January 12th, 2020 | by Alex Voigt

As a CEO of a large global automaker, you have a huge problem of existential dimensions. If you don’t solve it, it’s not just your job that’s lost, but you will be remembered as the person who is responsible for a century-long proud legacy ending


Audi USA Sales In 2014–2019 — Hurt Significantly By Tesla Or Not?

January 11th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

I recently decided to take a closer look at BMW USA sales over the past 6 years in order to try to examine how much BMW was being hurt by Tesla's popularity in the United States. Part of the reason for doing that is that recent Bloomberg research highlighted BMW as the auto brand most hurt by and most vulnerable to Tesla


Tesla Powerwall 2 Update — Nearly 2 Years Later

January 4th, 2020 | by Bob Borsh

Greetings from Vermont on New Year’s Day 2020 (at time of writing). Looking back into my archived articles here on CleanTechnica, it appears I have not had anything published since November 20, 2018. My first article regarding our rooftop solar + Tesla Powerwall 2 system was published on April 21,


Buying A Tesla Model 3 Made Adding Solar An Obvious Choice For This Woman

December 20th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Electric cars and residential rooftop solar enable millions of people around the world to clean up their carbon footprint without sacrificing quality of life. One lucky lady shared the sustainability journey she went on with her family, first adopting an electric car and later a rooftop solar system from Tesla


Tesla’s Cybertruck Makes A Garage Obsolete — Here’s Why

December 15th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

Many of us are now in a predicament, because Tesla made a vehicle that was made for people who need (or want) a large vehicle, but they made it so cool that many people with normal-sized cars want one too. On the internet, this has resulted in a bunch of things, like people realizing that the Cybertruck doesn't fit in their garages. It has also resulted in people asking Elon for a smaller Cybertruck. Personally, I think that what these people really want is a Cyber SUV, but that is a whole other discussion


Tesla Begins Rolling Out Its Sexy New “Mini-Powerwall” Backup Gateway 2 Hardware

December 12th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla has started rolling out its new Backup Gateway 2 hardware with its Powerwalls, resulting in a much cleaner look for the overall installation. Instead of installing its communication hardware in standard grey electrical enclosures, the new Gateways come packaged up in a beautiful new enclosure that mimics the look of the Tesla Powerwall 2s themselves


Electrify America & Lyft Partner On EV Charging For Rental Drivers

November 20th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Electrify America and Lyft are now collaborating on a program to bring electric vehicle charging to more drivers. The new program will provide people using "Express Drive" EV rentals from Lyft with charging access on Electrify America’s broad and growing network of DC fast chargers


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



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