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The Shift To Solar, Wind, & Electric Vehicles Is Too Monumental To Overstate

September 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Covering solar power, wind power, and electric vehicles obsessively for ~10 years, I have run across some fascinating observations regarding these technologies and the transitions we are going through — and then I've subsequently forgotten many of them. This article is centered around one of the coolest observations I've run across, which slipped my mind for a while but just came back to the forefront this week


Tesla Sounds At Low Speed … Tesla FSD Hardware 3.0 Installation … Tesla Model 3 Service — #CleanTechnica Top 20

September 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Aside from the usual swarm of Tesla stories that catch readers' attention more than anything else, hot topics this past week on CleanTechnica were the semi-arrival of the Volkswagen ID.3 and how it competes against other electric hatchbacks, the Honda E, and enormous sea level rise. (One of these is not like the other.)


The Right To A Future

September 12th, 2019 | by Daryl Elliott

Greta Thunberg, the famous Swedish climate crisis activist, recently landed upon the American shore in a solar-powered boat. She did not want to fly due to the pollution caused by airplanes


Autopilot Isn’t The Issue. Drowsy Driving Is.

September 10th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Drowsy driving is more common than you think. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention point out that "no one knows the exact moment when sleep comes over their body. Falling asleep at the wheel is clearly dangerous, but being sleepy affects your ability to drive safely even if you don’t fall asleep"


Why 2nd Half Of 2019 Will Be Better For Tesla Than 1st Half (Part 1)

September 8th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Despite the many changes that Tesla made in the last six months — reducing prices multiple times, updating the lineup by adding more trims and pulling out a few, changing its profitability projections, and so on — there is one thing that Tesla has managed to hold onto: its delivery outlook for


How Many Electric Vehicles Will Tesla, Volkswagen, & Nissan Sell In 2020–2025?

September 7th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We write about Tesla a lot because it is pushing, pulling, and tickling the auto industry forward. It is a wild success story like we've never before seen in cleantech, have perhaps never really seen in the auto industry, and has been sorely needed in US manufacturing. Nonetheless, Tesla is one corner of a big puzzle on transportation electrification. The challenging question has been, who's going to follow Tesla's lead


A Powerful Story About Life, Starring A Tesla Model 3

September 6th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

"A Story About Life," starring a Tesla Model 3, is a somewhat new video posted on Vimeo. It's not just another Tesla video. Yes, the Model 3 is a co-star in the video, but the main character is a gentleman whose journey isn't just another Tesla road trip, but one of choice as he reacts to something heartbreaking


Porsche Taycan — Power Hungry, Slower To Charge Than Tesla Model S (Most Of The Time)

September 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

After the unveiling of the new Porsche Taycan yesterday, analysts were quick to call the only electric competitor (the Tesla Model S) “ancient in comparison,” pointing out the “pathbreaking” 800 volt system that “slashes recharging times.” It is true that a higher system voltage can reduce charging times: you can feed more power to the battery without increasing the charge current. But just how good is Porsche’s implementation



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