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Stop The “Tesla Killer” Nonsense

June 22nd, 2017 | by Loren McDonald

It often seems that just about every new electric vehicle that is either launched, announced or showcased as a concept car for the future is called a 'Tesla killer" by the mainstream business and automobile press. I wish they'd just stop it


Could India Really Become 1st Fully Electric Car Country?

June 15th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Last year, when I presented* at a big institutional investment conference in India, there was a lot of talk about solar, but little about electric vehicles. Of course, a large portion of my presentation was about Tesla and electric cars. The presentation* from Indian Minister of Coal, Power, and New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, highlighted the highly competitive cost of solar power but didn't really touch electric vehicles


Tesla Model Y Details Flow Out Of Tesla’s Annual Shareholder Meeting (#ElonTalks)

June 7th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Tesla held its annual shareholder meeting on June 6th, 2017, at 2:30pm PST. The meeting included a summary of progress to date as well as a look into the future for the company. A key piece of that message focused on Model Y, which was initially planned to be a compact utility vehicle built on the platform for the Model 3. Elon shared that "We made a mistake designing Model X from the Model S platform," which resulted in it being shoehorned onto a sub-optimized platform that required some concessions


German Solar + Wind Record … Tesla Model 3 Book … Boring Machine + Electric Sled (Top 30 CleanTechnica Stories)

May 15th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Crazy week last week, eh? If you got a bit too caught up in Donald Trump's shocking decision to fire FBI Director James Comey (because, apparently, Trump was sort of sick of seeing Comey discuss the FBI investigation into potential collusion between Trump's campaign team and Russia), perhaps you missed some of our top stories. Interestingly, the top story of the week got shared by Bernie Sanders on one of his Facebook pages (his US Senator page), but the big burst was thanks to a reader submitting it to reddit, where it rose to the top of the reddit homepage for quite a few people


23–50% of Electric Car Drivers Plan to Get Tesla Model 3 Next (CleanTechnica Report)

May 13th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

With over 100,000 reservations logged in under 24 hours — before the car was even unveiled — it doesn’t take six polls to uncover which electric car tops the list of “expected next EV model.” Nonetheless, the Tesla Model 3 didn’t single-handedly account for the majority of answers for that question, and seeing the precise “future car” split according to 6 six very different EV-driving groups is fascinating


Tesla Model Y Won’t Use Model 3 Platform (#ElonTalks)

May 6th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

The Q&A session following every Tesla quarterly earnings call is the time when Tesla CEO Elon Musk likes to slip in little tidbits of information that no one was expecting. On the Q1 earnings call on May 3, Musk was asked if the Model Y crossover the company plans to build will be based on the Model 3 platform. The question got a terse “No,” from Musk


GM’s Chevy Bolt Ad Excites (CleanTechnica Mistake Offers Interesting Case Study)

May 4th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

A little more than a week ago, we published an article about a Chevy Bolt "fan commercial." The commercial was superb and we praised it while somewhat despondently wondering why GM doesn't create such superb commercials. There was just one problem with that — it turns out the commercial was created by GM's team in South Korea


Tesla Plans To Build Entire City, Possibly Hundreds Of #TeslaCities

April 1st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Elon Musk can't stop. Tesla can't stop. The cleantech revolution can't stop. As if electric robotaxis, solar roofs, insane battery price reductions and gigafactories, reusable rockets, record-shattering acceleration, electric semi trucks and minibuses, and hyperloops + tunnel-boring companies weren't enough, Elon Musk has decided to build entire cleantech cities. Well, he's starting with one, but if all goes well, that could leads to hundreds more


Electric Robotaxis — The Future Is Coming … Fast!

January 1st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

My idea for an answer for the Masdar 2017 Engage Global Social Media Competition came to mind quite quickly after I saw the prompt, which is, "what will be the most important technological development over the next 10 years that will have the greatest impact in reducing climate change risks?"


Top CleanTechnica Stories In 2016 & December

January 1st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I'm not going to attempt to identify which CleanTechnica stories of 2016 were my favorites, but below is a top 50 list of our 50 most popular articles in 2016 based purely on pageviews. After that, there's a top 30 list for December (also purely based on pageviews)



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