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Elon Musk & Tesla: Solving Hardware Problems With A Software Mindset

July 6th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

One of Tesla’s big advantages over legacy automakers is its software expertise. Back in 2014, Tesla co-founder Ian Wright told me that Big Auto’s software tended to resemble “a dog’s breakfast.” Tesla, with its Silicon Valley roots, designed its vehicles with a unified systems architecture from the beginning


LG Chem Secures Bigger Tesla Battery Contract

July 5th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Global battery giant LG Chem has reportedly secured a bigger order of batteries from Tesla due to higher demand and an inability for Tesla to produce enough batteries for its cars on its own. At least, that's the news out of Korea, where LG Chem is based


Solar Equipment Manufacturer Evolves, Tesla Model Y Availability, J.D. Power’s Tesla Evaluation — CleanTechnica Top 20

July 5th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The 20 most popular stories of last week on CleanTechnica were led by an interesting story of a solar manufacturing equipment maker moving into the solar cell manufacturing game (got that?), followed by a lot of Tesla stories, some hype for lithium-iron-phosphate batteries, Toyota announcing that it had done a horrendous job forecasting demand for the RAV4 Prime (leading to a battery shortfall and production suspension), Sydney inspiring the world by going 100% renewable (for electricity)


Zero-Emissions Trucks Are The Future: Let’s Do This

July 4th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Last Thursday, California made history by becoming the first state to mandate that truck makers move to zero-emission drivetrains. California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) new Advanced Clean Trucks regulation requires that half of the state’s trucks will need to be zero-emission by 2035, and the remaining half by 2045. A complementary Zero-Emission rule for fleet owners is in the works as well


My Interview With Peter Mertens, Former Board Member of Audi, Volkswagen Group, Volvo, & Jaguar Land Rover

July 4th, 2020 | by Alex Voigt

After my article "There Will Be Blood" was published here on CleanTechnica, Peter Mertens, the former Head of R&D at Audi and former Board Member of Audi, Volkswagen, Volvo, and Jaguar Land Rover, and now Board Member of Faurecia, Recogni and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Valens, reached out to me and asked if I am interested in an interview with him


There’s A Global Battery Revolution Underway, & Tesla’s Leading It

July 3rd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

If you were looking to nominate a particular technology as the most influential of the early 21st century, batteries would be a logical choice. Cheap, compact batteries made smartphones and mobile computing possible, and larger and more powerful batteries represent the enabling technology behind electric mobility, renewable energy, and the smart grid


BMW Chair: “We Will Be Taking Sustainability To A Whole New Level”

July 2nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

BMW wants to take sustainability to "a whole new level," Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, said this week in an interview/press release. The interview is presented Q&A style in a BMW corporate press release and notes that major corporations have a key role to play when it comes to sustainability


Tesla’s Market Value Overtakes Exxon In Historic Paradigm Shift [TSLA > XOM]

July 1st, 2020 | by Matt Pressman

An energy paradigm shift is underway. According to Bloomberg, "Tesla Inc.’s market value has surpassed Exxon Mobil Corp.’s in a sign that investors are increasingly betting on a global energy transition away from fossil fuels." Bloomberg touted the turning point as a "symbolic energy shift" that could signify a seismic transformation taking place in the sector


US Department of Energy Aims to Help Secure EV Battery Supplies

June 30th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Despite the clear fossil fuel bias in this administration, the US Department of Energy has been paying a bit of attention to the electric vehicle (EV) revolution, and is looking to help secure critical battery supplies in the global battery supply chain and setting the foundation to do so


Is GM’s ICE Business Worthless? Adam Jonas Seems To Say So

June 27th, 2020 | by Frugal Moogal

Steve Hanley beat me to writing an article about the advice auto analyst Adam Jonas released last week in which he advised his clients that GM's electric car business made it a $100 billion company. Steve's article does a great job touching on what Adam's argument was, and should be read first to really get the rest of this one


Tesla, Terafactories, & Lithium: Securing The Supply Chain

June 27th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

In a video by "EV Stock Channel" on YouTube, Ivan interviewed RK Equity’s Howard Klein on the topics of Tesla, terafactories, and lithium, along with the race to secure the supply chain. The video discusses why Tesla may get into mining


7 Bonus Solar + Storage Stories — Sonnen, Sunrun, Stem …

June 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

There's only so much time in the day — a lesson I seem intent on not learning. We've published many solar energy articles in the past month and many energy storage articles, but here are 7 more solar plus storage (solar+storage) articles we just couldn't dedicate full articles to



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