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Tesla FUD: I Was Wrong

October 7th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

A while ago, I started a semi-regular series in which I examined specific cases of Tesla FUD (or "Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt"). The plan was that I would look at a FUD topic that it seemed a ton of stock analysts were suddenly communicating about Tesla. The idea began because in my regular check-ins about how Tesla was doing, I would often find my newsfeed dominated by a bunch of writers claiming the same basic idea, and how that idea showed that Tesla was in big trouble


McDonald’s EV Charging … Tesla Model 3 vs. Toyota Camry vs. Chevy Bolt Cost of Ownership — #CleanTechnica Top 20

October 6th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular stories on CleanTechnica this past week were led by a McDonald's story for the first time (or perhaps second — I remember a very popular McDonald's story here in 2010). The second and third most popular stories were both about total cost of ownership comparisons — between the Tesla Model 3 and Toyota Camry and then the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3 and Toyota Camry. Next in line were videos of Tesla Smart Summon (which went a bit viral on what the kids call "the Internet") and a couple of pieces on how early concerns about the Model 3 and Gigafactory 3 became irrelevant


Tesla Vehicle Efficiency Leads Industry Thanks To Tesla Vehicle Design Culture

October 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

More range! More range! That’s the mantra that has replaced the "More power!" of the internal combustion engine (ICE) era. How much range is enough? All we know at this point is that car buyers want more. Tesla, always attuned to consumer desires, upped the stakes once again in April, increasing the range of Model S to what Road & Track colorfully calls “a bladder-busting 370 miles.” The interesting thing is that the company achieved this 35-mile increase without increasing the size of the battery


Xpeng P7 Completes Durability Test Good For “10 Round-The-World Trips”

October 4th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

While the Xpeng G3 electric vehicle (EV) continues its stellar sales climb, the stunning P7 EV has finished a round of tests equal to traveling 10 times around the globe. The company also secured a charging network and ecosystem partnership with TELD, China’s largest charging infrastructure. Additionally, the P7 is the first Smart Car with its own Alibaba In-Car Mini app, and pioneers an IFAA-standard Virtual Car Key. Not bad for a three-year young startup working on a Chinese schedule


Generac Pivots From Generators Into Residential Energy Storage & Solar At #SPI2019

October 4th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

We connected with Generac's Chief Marketing Officer and president of its new clean energy business, Russ Minick, at SPI 2019, to talk about its big pivot into energy storage products to learn more about where that strategy came from. Right off the bat, Russ said that Generac had been eyeing the residential energy storage market for quite some time, but until recently, felt that, "it wasn't worth the diversion of focus."


@SPI2019: Storage Plus EV Charging Leads Innovations

September 29th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

The Solar Power International trade show is the largest in the country, and this year was dominated by new entrants in the solar+EV storage category amidst many other ingenious technological advancements in the industry. As such, energy storage represents the plus in the solar+ label, and additional developments like EV charging represent what the industry is now calling Solar++


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


Behold The Lithium Carbon Dioxide Battery!

September 27th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers at the University of Illinois- Chicago say they have developed a lithium carbon dioxide battery that has seven times the specific energy density of a traditional Li - ion battery and lasts for 500 charge/discharge cycles.


2020 — Time For Tesla’s Native Chinese Explosion

September 27th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

For many years, Tesla wanted to carve its place in the Chinese auto segment, but China remained a distant dream for the Silicon Valley–based electric carmaker. The highly regulated Chinese market has always been difficult terrain for overseas companies and continues to remain so to this day. But the size and growth opportunity presented by the world’s most populous nation was hard to ignore


Tesla Battery Life … Tesla Commercial Solar … Tesla Model S On Nürburgring — CleanTechnica Top 20

September 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

A 7 year old Tesla Model S with nearly 100% original battery capacity, $1.01/watt commercial solar pricing from Tesla, a quick-as-hell Tesla Model S on the Nürburgring, the coming Tesla Model Y, and more — check out the most popular CleanTechnica stories of the past week in case you missed any of them! And be sure to share all 20 stories on all 107 social media networks. Or else


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


Tesla Gets An Invite To Set Up Factory In Tamil Nadu, India

September 18th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister, Edappadi K. Palaniswami, is on an investment tour in the US and the UK. In the US, he stopped by the Tesla plant in San Francisco. According to Times of India, a press release stated that "The CM visited Tesla Inc unit in Fremont and got to see the manufacturing of environment-friendly vehicles, batteries, and energy storage products."



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