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Navajo Coal Plant Powers Down

November 27th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

The Navajo Generating Station, a coal-burning power plant, has closed its doors for good. It was run for 45 years in Arizona and was the largest coal plant in the West. Its closure will most likely affect the entire region. USA Today reports that the mine that supplied the plant with coal has also closed -- it closed back in August


Batteries Are Breaking Through

November 25th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

A new Rocky Mountain Institute report released the end of October, Breakthrough Batteries Powering the Era of Clean Electrification, continues to confirm that clean electrification of transport technology is advancing at an impressive rate


Tesla Cybertruck: Battery Price Dive

November 24th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

Following the Cybertruck reveal, I went to bed not being sure exactly what I had just seen, and woke up still thinking about it. My oldest son took one look and said it was the "sickest" car he had ever seen (this is a good thing), and my wife thought it was far more interesting than I expected


What A $108/kWh Battery Pack Would Mean For Tesla

November 24th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

I broke down in an earlier article why I have a hunch that the Tesla Cybertruck is going to include a battery pack that is costing Tesla around $108.26/kWh at the pack level (or better!), but I decided to keep running the math to calculate what it would mean for other Tesla products


300,000–500,000 Miles In A Tesla — How Does A Tesla Hold Up?

November 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

It’s no secret that most owners love their Teslas, but not many can say from experience how they hold up over the really long haul. One that can is Tesloop, a shuttle service in Southern California that operates a small fleet of Models S, X, and 3. Each of Tesloop’s vehicles logs around 17,000 miles per month. Most have been on the road for well over 300,000 miles, and several are approaching the 500,000-mile mark


Tesla Experience Centers In China Receive First Model 3s, Panasonic Passes On China Battery Factory

November 22nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Tesla has 49 so-called Experience Centers in China where people can go to learn more about Tesla automobiles. CNN reports that Model 3 sedans built at Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai are now available at those Experience Centers for test drives, citing a post Tesla made on WeChat. The Model 3 is also featured at an international car show in the city of Guangzhou that opened last Friday


Tesla Model X vs. Audi e-tron — 100% Electric Drag Race

November 22nd, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

There is always a moment in Tesla vs. [fill in the blank] drag races that makes a waggish and direct point of contrast. The Tesla quietly zips off leaving the gasoline vehicle looking broken. In this case, though, it's at an all-electric, noiseless sprint between two vehicles benefiting from instant torque


Tesla Cybertruck: The Spaceship Has Landed

November 22nd, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

It's here, and it's ... VERY different. We just got some of the press updates from Tesla with details, specs, and actual photos, so let's take a look, followed by a few quick thoughts and a handful of tweets from the event


Volvo Uses Blockchain To Ensure Ethical EVs

November 20th, 2019 | by Jo Borrás

Blockchain technology is (in the simplest way I can think of to describe it) a time-stamped series of transactions that are linked together, mathematically, to form a "chain." Each transaction in the chain is a "block," and they're tied together using a cryptographic algorithm (fancy math) in a way that makes it impossible for the chain to be modified


Off Grid: SunPower Solar Panels + Tesla Powerwalls … Boring Company + Pumped Hydro … Tesla Gigafactory Economies of Scale — CleanTechnica Top 20

November 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular CleanTechnica stories last week included fun content about an off-grid month with SunPower solar panels + Tesla Powerwalls, the just-beginning economies of scale Tesla is getting from its gigafactories, a pitch for Elon Musk's The Boring Company getting into pumped hydro, Tesla dominating US electric vehicle sales, and much more. Scroll down for the headlines and click through to the ones that tickle your fancy!


Nikola Pushes Deeper Into Battery Electric Vehicles With Next Generation Battery Tech

November 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The Nikola Motor Company dropped a bomb on the electric vehicle industry today with news of a pending acquisition of a team that has developed next generation battery technology. The news comes with claims of a cathode with 4 times the energy density of today's lithium-ion cells, lasts for 2,000 cycles, and at a cell cost of 50% less than today's lithium-ion cells


A Gigafactory For Berlin

November 17th, 2019 | by Alex Voigt

When people ask me how it is possible that most of my predictions about Tesla are correct, my answer is, "Those are not my predictions. You just have to listen carefully to Elon Musk, and do it twice, better trice." Elon tells the truth, unless he is joking, and he likes joking but not if it's about his mission to change the world to sustainable transportation



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