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Tesla China Donates ¥5M To Help Fight Coronavirus

Published on February 7th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The coronavirus is daunting, and while many are fearful, many more are stepping up to help make an impact and save lives. Tesla China is helping with the fight against the coronavirus by donating ¥5M to the local CDC in hopes of helping to fight the fast-spreading outbreak... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model Y Performance — 315 Mile Range, 121 MPGe (Most Efficient SUV)

Published on February 7th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The Tesla Model Y Performance has received its official range and efficiency rating from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Its range is 315 miles on a full charge, and it is officially the most efficient crossover SUV in the US based on the agency's fuel economy formula for MPGe (miles per gallon equivalency)... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Rivian R1T

Rivian Primed For Liftoff In 2020

Published on February 7th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

The news from Rivian has been a constant flow of jaw-dropping announcements that together, embody much of the current state of the electric vehicle market. But do you really know who Rivian is? Did you know Rivian was founded 11 years ago, with most of that time being spent operating in stealth? In a new video, Rivian dialed back the clock to shed light on why Rivian exists. Who started Rivian? What are they passionate about? Why trucks? Let's jump in... Read More


Cars

UK Fossil Vehicle Sales Tumble By 18% As EVs Triple To 6% Market Share

Published on February 7th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

UK combustion vehicle sales fell 18% year on year in January as plug-in electric vehicles took almost 6% of the market, up from 2.2% a year ago. Diesel sales were hit particularly hard, selling 36% less volume than January 2019. Will the UK government's recent target of phasing out combustion vehicles by 2035 be overtaken by consumer preferences... Read More


Clean Transport

Amazon & Rivian Designed 3 Bespoke Last-Mile Delivery Vehicles

Published on February 7th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Amazon takes us behind the scenes in the design process for its next generation last-mile electric delivery vehicle. In the new video, Amazon Director of Last-Mile Fleets Ross Rachey highlights the massive opportunity and the obligation Amazon feels to improve the sustainability of its operations. "We're trying to build the most sustainable transportation fleet in the world," Rachey said... Read More


Batteries

Tesla’s Market Cap Is Nearly That Of BMW & VW Combined

Published on February 7th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla now has as high a market cap that is nearly as large as BMW and VW combined. An article by Spiegel noted a few days ago that Tesla [TSLA] had surpassed the two, but the stock has dropped a bit since then. Nonetheless, it's still close. ... Read More


Clean Transport

Shell Transforming Petrol Station To EV Charging Station In UK

Published on February 7th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We somehow missed this one in October, but it's an interesting and inspiring milestone that recently crossed our desk and seemed like it needed to be covered. Shell announced in October that it wouldn't just be adding EV charging stations to more gas/petrol stations, but that it would actually be fully converting a gas/petrol station to an EV charging station... Read More


Cars

Winter In Germany: Fossil Vehicle Sales Slide 15% As EV Market Share Increases From 2.5% To 6.5%

Published on February 6th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Europe's largest auto market, Germany, saw January fossil fuel vehicle sales drop by over 15% year-on-year, with gasoline vehicles alone down over 17%. Meanwhile, EVs increased their market share to 6.5% from 2.5%. Europe's big five markets are now at a combined 6.0% EV market share. What progress will full year 2020 bring overall... Read More


Clean Transport

King County (Washington) To Get 120 Electric Buses

Published on February 6th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

For years, we saw North American cities order 3 or 4 electric buses at a time while Chinese cities ordered hundreds or thousands. It was frustrating and annoying, especially considering that electric buses had become cost-competitive with all other options 7 years ago in some places. Well, time marched on, and we're finally seeing large orders of electric buses... Read More


Clean Power

The Next Big Solar Technology? #Intersolar2020

Published on February 6th, 2020 | by Charles W. Thurston

Disruptive advances in solar technology are unusual, with industry-wide design improvements often taking place in very small increments. These small changes create the buzz at solar trade shows like Intersolar North America, which is wrapping up this week in San Diego... Read More


Clean Transport

Royal Mail Logo on Electric Van

The UK Royal Mail Goes Green

Published on February 6th, 2020 | by Andy Miles

In the UK we have many traditions going back for centuries. Just as we have a Royal Navy dating back to Tudor times, we also have the Royal Mail dating back to those times — 1512 to be precise. Though, it was indeed royal back then, in the sense of being for the exclusive use of Henry VIII and his agents for matters of state. Charles II, the Stuart king, established the General Post Office as a public service in ... Read More


Electric Vehicles

Tesla Is A Tech Company — Here’s Why

Published on February 6th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla is a tech company, not just a car company. Although, some still seem to believe otherwise. Joel Feder sparked a debate on Twitter by voicing his thoughts about Tesla. In his tweet, he says, "Reminder: Tesla is a car company. Tesla is not a tech company. It builds cars."... Read More


Cars

#1 Tesla Model 3 = 14% of World’s Electric Vehicle Sales in 2019

Published on February 6th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3 is the Usain Bolt of the electric vehicle market. It is far and away the most popular electric vehicle in the world. In fact, it had nearly 3× as many sales last year as the 2nd best selling electric vehicle (EV), and it accounted for ~4× as many sales as the 3rd best selling EV, the Nissan ... Read More


Cars

Tesla Video Game Is Cool

Published on February 5th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Someone has gone and created a simple little Tesla video game in which you can walk around, watch videos about Tesla, talk to a Tesla-loving "CyberGirl," click through to Tesla.com using the game creator's referral code link, listen to cyber Elon Musk and Franz Holzhausen relay some useful statements that real Elon and Franz made, and more. My favorite part is zipping into the sky for a good view of the city on a definite non-Tesla vehicle... Read More


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