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The Economist: Global Tipping Point For Electric Cars In 2018 (Video)

November 5th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

The Economist has an interesting and informative new video up: "Electric cars will come of age in 2018." The Economist supports that view that the global tipping point for electric cars may well be 2018 based on information regular CleanTechnica readers know well, but it's great to see such communication in the mass media

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India’s Government To Purchase 10,000 EVs From Tata Motors

September 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The government of India has agreed to purchase 10,000 new electric vehicles from India's Tata Motors as part of a bid to replace the diesel- and petrol/gas-powered cars currently used by government agencies there, a public statement has revealed

Daimler Shows Off Fuso eCanter Electric Truck, Partners With StoreDot For 5 Minute Charging

September 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Daimler has unveiled its Fuso branded eCanter electric truck in Manhattan. Mitsubishi Fuso is part of the Daimler Truck Group, along with Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz. The eCanter electric light duty delivery truck has been under development for several years and will be manufactured in Tramagal, Portugal. It goes on sale in the US, Europe, and Japan starting later this year, according to a company press release

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Samsung Electric Car Batteries Get A Boost … (But Few New Details)

September 15th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

In the world of electric vehicles, batteries are gold. In the world of electric vehicle batteries, there are a handful of dynasties you must court if you want a competitive electric car. The most well known and promising names, the world's EV battery leaders, are

Tesla Supercharger Shrinks To Suit Needs Of City Drivers

September 11th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Charging infrastructure for urban areas is a problem. With open land at a premium in congested cities, finding room to install chargers can be a challenge. Tesla is aware of the issue and, as usual, is being proactive in its response. On September 11, Tesla posted on its blog that it has developed a new compact Tesla Supercharger specifically for use in cities

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It’s The Batteries, Baby!

September 4th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

In so many conversations about electric cars and the transition to electric transport, certain commenters throw around the claim that conventional automakers can jump on the electric bandwagon as soon as "the time is right." As soon as consumers demand them, large automakers can turn on the EV production switch and go into full production. "It's just about putting the pieces of the car together — assembling the various components of the cars — and no one does it better than [pick your favorite conventional auto company]." Furthermore, "Tesla doesn't have any real technological advantage. It can't do anything large automakers can't do."

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Should Tesla (TSLA) Stock Be Analyzed Differently?

September 4th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Traditional stock market analysts have never known what to make of Tesla. As a recent article in the Harvard Business Review notes, forecasts for Tesla stock [NASDAQ: TSLA] continue to be all over the map — there are roughly the same number of buy, hold, and sell ratings out there. Could it be that the metrics analysts are using to assess a company’s business prospects are outdated

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Class 7 All-Electric Truck From Cummins Revealed

August 30th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Cummins has unveiled a prototype of the Class 7 electric truck it says will go into production in 2019. It has a 145 kWh battery and a range of 100 miles with a 22 ton load in tow.

Tesla Model 3 Minimalism vs Buttons & Stuff

August 26th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Long before the final Tesla Model 3 interior was shown, there was daily chatter about the minimalist, sparse, button-free, knob-free, and clean look of the Model 3 interior and especially the dash. Some loved it. Some hated it. Plenty of commenters claimed it was just an effort to cut costs

Tesla Model 3 vs 22 Competitors (The Straight Specs)

August 6th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Now that we have several official specs for the Tesla Model 3, I wanted to do a thorough update of how the Model 3 competes against comparably priced offerings from BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Lexus, Toyota, Acura, and Jaguar. Last week, I commented at length about subjective features of the Model 3 that I think will make it a much more attractive offer for drivers and passengers — openness, torque, serenity, and 21st century controls. I honestly think these are the core factors (along with the convenience of home charging) that will lead to the Model 3 dominating its market segment. However, I know many people just want to see the numbers and I am sometimes in search of specific numbers for various comparisons, so this article is primarily aimed at providing several key specs across a few variations of the Model 3, the Tesla Model S, and 22 gas-powered competitors

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Tesla Model 3 Naysayers Slammed — Old Quotes

July 31st, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Now that we’re about to cross the finish line of Tesla’s first master plan, this also marks the end of the Model 3 Scoffathon. Let’s pause and reflect on the sage words of various experts who flashed their credentials and then swore up and down that Tesla would never get here, to the high-volume $35,000 car. Sure, the car hasn’t materialized in volume quite yet, but we’re on the home stretch

Tesla Model 3 To Crush BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Acura, Lexus, Jaguar, Toyota … Everyone

July 30th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

BMW, Audi, and Mercedes should be prepped for this, since they've already been walloped in the large luxury sedan class. Nonetheless, what's coming is like nothing they could truly prep for. These automakers have been trading wins with each other in various monthly and annual races, but Usain Bolt just came to town and is soon joining the track days

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