December 6th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The most popular CleanTechnica stories of November involved romance, murder, secrecy, drama, and the most shocking finale in the history of entertainment. Oh, wait, no, they mostly just involved a bunch of cleantech news updates and analyses
December 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
There are reports production of the Tesla Model Y may begin in the first quarter of next year -- fully 6 months ahead of schedule.
December 3rd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
The first edition of the Ford Mustang Mach-E has reportedly sold out. This is great news for Ford. It's also another part of Tesla's endgame, rather than proof of its demise, as some critics would have you believe
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.
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!
November 18th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
The Tesla Fremont factory is priming the nearby roads for another highly sought-after Tesla vehicle, the coming Model Y. Word is that the Tesla Fremont factory is busy putting together an assembly line for the Model Y. It has also been testing them on streets in the surrounding area — and sometimes further away
November 16th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse
Now that the specs of the Mustang Mach E have been leaked (we got them as well but decided to follow the rules and not leak them), most articles are interested in how it compares to the Model Y. It's going to be other items that differentiate the two cars and determine which one people are more comfortable with and decide to buy. Instead of listing all the ways the cars are similar, I'm going to list the ways they are different
November 10th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The most popular stories of the past week on CleanTechnica were led by a visual comparison of the Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y, followed by Paul Fosse's early review of one-pedal driving in a Tesla Model 3 (following a recent software update many of us still haven't gotten). My second piece on non-Tesla electric vehicle models that might one day reach 10,000 sales a month was in third, and an answer to the never-ending question of whether Teslas work in snow was right behind it. For the rest of the top 20, and to actually see the headlines and click through to fun articles you missed, scroll down below
November 5th, 2019 | by Iqtidar Ali
The Tesla Model Y compact SUV is the next mass-production electric vehicle from Tesla Inc. (TSLA). With every passing day, the sightings of the Model Y are increasing around the Tesla HQ highways of California
November 3rd, 2019 | by Chanan Bos
Tesla's Gigafactory 3 was built in a hurry because both China and Tesla had a lot to prove to the world, and if anyone was betting against Elon, they lost and joined a very long list of people who doubted Musk and were proven wrong
November 2nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
There is good news and bad news in the Teslasverse today. Click to read all the news while it is news.
October 29th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal
I published an article in my TSLA FUD series on October 23rd about what I was hoping to see from the Tesla 3rd quarter shareholder call. I stated before any earnings were released that I was far less concerned about the actual per-share earnings and much more interested in a set of bullet points regarding where Tesla was with various upcoming projects. Later that day, Tesla reported earnings and they were widely regarded as a home run by analysts
October 28th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse
Two of the big pieces of news on the Tesla 3rd quarter earnings announcement were that margins were up dramatically and the cost to build the new lines to manufacture the Model Y in Fremont is half the cost as the existing Model 3 lines, and that the cost to build the Model 3 line in China is 65% less than the same US Model 3 lines on a capacity basis. This means the cost for the Model Y line might cost half of what an existing Model 3 line costs, or it might mean that it costs the same amount of money but has twice the capacity — or some combination of the two
October 23rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Tesla just issued its Q3 2019 earnings report and the numbers are looking good across the board for the Silicon Valley electric vehicle builder
October 23rd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse
Tesla's continued positive cash flow and $5.3 billion in cash, even while quickly expanding both its product line and its manufacturing capabilities, and growing its leasing business, puts to rest any short-term worries on whether Tesla [TSLA] can sustain its aggressive growth
October 23rd, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal
There are a slew of articles right now telling wildly different stories about what we should expect when Tesla reports its earnings on October 23rd after the bell. Articles have ranged from negative spin to positive spin. The negatives mostly seem centered around wondering if Tesla's revenues may have gone down as the product mix became more Model 3-centric, and the positives are about how many analysts have been revising their earnings expectation up lately
October 21st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The top 20 CleanTechnica stories of the week were led by a Tesla Model Y production plan an insider leaked to us, which is both super exciting and something to be cautious about. The second most popular piece was a story about Tesla Model 3 range after 50,000 miles of driving. The black swan story of the week that climbed its way into the top 3 was on the topic of fusion energy. (Proceed with caution if you plan to read about that news item.) For the rest of the top 20, skim down below and click the ones that tickle your interest.
October 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
We published an article earlier today about leaked info we received from a historically reliable source inside Tesla who indicated there's a target to start limited production of the Tesla Model Y in Tesla's Fremont factory sometime around Q1 2020. That said, "limited production" is not the same as customer deliveries, and we do not have new insight into the timeline for the latter
October 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Humans are funny creatures. We think of our species as being extremely smart, but in actuality we are really quite bad at logical thinking. We even have inherent difficulty genuinely comprehending and acting on some well known facts of life. As an example of our limited comprehension skills, Elon Musk recently noted that we can't really see exponential growth in action
October 15th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos
This information is going to cause some controversy, because everything we knew, or thought we knew, about Tesla’s Model Y timeline is about to change. Originally, the Model Y was supposed to start shipping in "late 2020." Currently, Tesla's website says new orders will ship in Q1 2021. However, according to an anonymous source with a proven and reliable track record, Tesla is about to accelerate its plans and start production sometime around Q1 2020 at its Fremont factory. (We've also received the same information independently through a second-hand source.)