December 6th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Trump's tariffs have harmed Americans by raising prices, cutting jobs, and losing the US billions in investment opportunities. From 2017–2021, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) expects 62,000 fewer jobs in the solar industry — which is more than the entire US coal mining industry
December 6th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Being superbly happy with the performance, and yes, the style of the BMW i3 that I drive, it's nice to hear BMW is continuing to focus on manufacturing electric cars in a green way. The company actually operates a sustainability strategy that exists along the entire value chain, supporting sustainability more deeply than in the cars or car factories themselves
December 1st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
German authorities are expecting the first planning documents for the new Tesla factory to be filed as early as Monday, and promise to move the permitting process forward as quickly as possible.
December 1st, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
The latest video from Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai shows Model 3 vehicles emerging from the end of the production line and coming out into the world for the first time. Cute!
December 1st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Yes, the Tesla Cybertruck stole the thunder from Ford's Mustang Mach-E, which was dominating electric transportation news for a few days, and it seems like ages ago that Volkswagen unveiled the ID.3. Nonetheless, as much as we want to know what the consumer demand will be for the Tesla Cybertruck, perhaps a bigger question is trying to figure out where Ford and Volkswagen are headed with electric vehicles. Tesla will be here, Tesla will sell EVs — a lot of them. What about Ford? What about Volkswagen? And which models and brands are their electric vehicle offerings really competing with
November 28th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
The recent excellent article by my colleague Jennifer Sensiba about the advantages of a body-on-frame architecture for trucks created a heated discussion. The versatility of a body-, or better, structure-on-frame architecture for the hundreds of different special purpose applications of professional vehicles is beyond dispute. The cost advantage of building one-off structures on such a platform are huge
November 28th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
What does an antique Russian bi-plane have to do with Tesla choosing a city in Brandenburg for its first European factory? More than you might think.
November 28th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Forget the latest Hollywood film noir and spend some time learning about this story instead. The story is that of Reno, Nevada, and the location of the original Tesla Gigafactory. The historical drama, a true story, unfolds with twisting and dark details.
The story came to light due to the notable new podcast series The City (USA Today's investigative podcast). Episode 4 of season 2 is titled "West World."
November 28th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
When I saw Sunny Madra's tweet challenging Elon Musk to an "apples to apples" comparison of Cybertruck vs Ford, I was excited. Elon Musk accepted the challenge, but Ford's media department indicated to several outlets that the challenge wasn't really going to happen. That's a mistake
November 27th, 2019 | by Rahul Sonnad
Prior to its new “Pickup Truck” unveil on Thursday night, Tesla had built up an impressive amount of anticipation across Tesla fanatics and the car industry alike.
Speculation was rampant. Actual knowledge of the truck’s details, however, was bone dry
November 27th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
It's no longer possible for the developed world to use the developing world as its landfill site and recycling facility. AMP Robotics is at the forefront of systems which are allowing us to sort our own waste more effectively
November 26th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Cement is the gray glue that binds our cities and industries together. It makes tall buildings possible and foundations strong. It helps us bridge rivers and valleys and keeps wind turbines upright. We don't have a replacement for it. It's not going anywhere
November 26th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Tesla Centers seem to be taking over China, or will be soon enough. Tesla is unstoppable in China and is converting some of its 48 showrooms into "one-stop shops" that will be known as "Tesla Centers." These Tesla Centers will serve as warehouses for deliveries, support locations for maintenance, as well as service centers and charging stations
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
November 23rd, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
The first article covered the first two points, showing that tying this to, for example, a single reasonably sized cement plant would require roughly 4,000 times the space, and that decoupling energy creation from demand would provide substantially more flexibility and higher value. Now we'll step through the remaining three problems
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
November 22nd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Tesla's plan to build Gigafactory 4 (GF4) in Germany makes sense if you look at it from the perspective of Tesla's mission. Business Insider recently published an opinion piece on this topic, claiming the factory location didn't make sense, and I am aiming to provide a different point of view of things
November 22nd, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Bill Gates seems to love to invest in things that aren’t going to make much of a difference to climate change but that are good for the fossil fuel industry. The latest is Heliogen, a company which uses machine learning to make solar ovens hotter and more reliable
November 20th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal
I wasn't planning on writing a second article in this series so quickly, but I was reading through the comment section and felt compelled to write a response to cover some of those replies
November 18th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal
After the recent unveiling of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, I feel like it's time to revive the Tesla Deathwatch.
No, not the Tesla Deathwatch that you may have read about on this site before, where certain websites made daily updates gleefully predicting that Tesla would run out of money and be forced to shutter operations