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Tesla To Produce Its Own Batteries, Reports South Korea News Outlet “The Elec”

October 22nd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

In an article posted by EV Specifications, it reports that the publication The Elec says that industry sources from South Korea show that Tesla will produce its own batteries. They get their information from the fact that Daebo Magnetic will be the supplier of the electromagnetic filters that are needed to produce the batteries. Daebo Magnetic is a battery equipment manufacturer headquartered in South Korea. The sources also say that these products could possibly enter Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory by the end of this year


UK Man Invents Aluminum-Air Battery In His Garage

October 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Trevor Jackson of the UK says he has invented an aluminum air battery that could power an electric car for up to 1500 miles. And Austin Electric says it will pay him millions of dollars to manufacture it. What's going on here?


The Porsche Taycan Premiere, From A Tesla Owner’s Perspective

October 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Porsche earns points for style and making its grand entry into the EV world amongst an impressive backdrop. The goal of the day, and the time since that day, was to find out what the Taycan is built for and what the Porsche mission is with it. Gas and diesel vehicles still have a place in the product line, including hybrid models, so is the Taycan seen by Porsche as a corner jewel in the case or as a foundational stone for an eventual 100% electric Porsche lineup


The Worldwide King Of Battery Capacity Is Tesla

October 17th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla dominates the world’s electric vehicle market by any measure. The company’s Model 3 is currently the best-selling vehicle of any kind in Norway and the Netherlands, and it’s by far the best-selling electric vehicle just about everywhere in North America and Europe


Porsche Taycan 4S Launched — More Affordable At ~$100,000, Smaller Battery

October 17th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Porsche has just announced a new Taycan variant named the "Taycan 4S." The German automaker is making the model a bit more affordable and perhaps aims to give a tougher time to Tesla Model S sales now that Porsche Taycan production is in full swing at the company’s purpose-built Zuffenhausen factory


Solar+Storage Killer App From DR Microgrid (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

October 16th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

One of the stealth technologies that was unveiled at the recent Solar Power International trade show in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago is the plug-and-play solar+storage+nanogrid solution from start-up DR Microgrid, of Santa Ana, CA. It looks like a killer app because it is the only other system of its kind on the US market except that of Sonnen, which is more expensive, says DR Microgrid President AJ Perkins


Nothing’s Static: Significant Cost Drops Brought Us Tesla Model 3 — What Will Continued Cost Drops Mean For Tesla?

October 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Humans are funny creatures. We think of our species as being extremely smart, but in actuality we are really quite bad at logical thinking. We even have inherent difficulty genuinely comprehending and acting on some well known facts of life. As an example of our limited comprehension skills, Elon Musk recently noted that we can't really see exponential growth in action


The Musks Embrace The Challenge Of Climate Change

October 14th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

This was a very detailed article by Wade Anderson who wanted to highlight how the Musks have embraced the challenge of climate change. With the help and support of his friend, Jim Lehrman, Wade breaks down the three deadly C's that contribute to climate change: Cars, cattle, and chainshows and explains how the Musks have taken on these challenges. Many people see the challenge of climate change as an obstacle that they can do nothing to stop or as something that isn't happening. The issue is real. The Musks and many others are doing something


Polestar Pricing … Tesla Model 3 = #6 Car In USA … Capital One On “Tesla Effect” — #CleanTechnica Top 20

October 12th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Polestar's entry into the electric vehicle world took the top spot this past week on CleanTechnica, being the number one article viewed on CleanTechnica thanks to the hundreds of thousands of views it pulled in. The focus of the article was its pricing, which is surprisingly high. Yet again, it seems that a new "Tesla killer" just doesn't compete with Tesla vehicles, even though it is a nice addition to the EV market and deserves solid sales


A Clear Solution For Cleaner Air

October 12th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Californians love to be outside. But even on a clear, sunny day, we know that the air we are breathing isn’t as clean and clear as it looks, especially in our increasingly congested and crowded cities. Air quality is a complex topic that is affected by the weather, the time of day, and events like wildfires. But one aspect of air quality is very clear: tailpipe emissions make air quality worse. When those emissions happen in cities, millions of people are exposed to harmful pollution


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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