September 17th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Abita Springs Drive Electric Day was held on Sunday, September 15, and was a part of the nationwide celebration of EVs known as National Drive Electric Week. Abita is known for its wide range of local brews. One of my favorites is Purple Haze, another is the holiday edition, Creole Cream Ale (which can't get here quick enough!)
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
June 24th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.
Last week I wrote about why Tesla should advertise. That stimulated plenty of discussion, some pro, some con, and a fair amount of pushback. This article is meant to address the many points raised by commenters and add extra perspective to the first article
June 17th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.
At this point, Tesla has awoken the giants to the need to transition to electric vehicles (EVs). They are slowly [&hellip
June 13th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos
Elon Musk appeared today at E3 (a video game conference) in a talk with Todd Howard and Geoff Keighley. While a lot of the conversation was about games and science topics, like faster than light travel and dark matter, some of it was about Tesla. Elon also answered some very interesting general questions
June 11th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse
Tesla just completed its annual shareholder meeting. Like in meetings past, it was fairly long and covered almost every Tesla topic under the sun. To make it easier for people who couldn't watch, wouldn't watch, or simply want to go back to some of the topics in the meeting, below is a timestamped summary from Paul, who kindly stayed up late in Florida (just not as late as me here in Poland) to put this together for the world
June 2nd, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
Elon Musk revealed in an interview released today that the Tesla will aim for a base price of $49,000 for its coming pickup truck. The company also aspires for it to have better "truck-like capability" than a Ford F-150, whilst being a better sports car than a standard Porsche
May 29th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
A recent article in the Detroit Free Press issues a broadside attack on electric pickup trucks. Here's how the story by Mark Phalen begins: "Who needs an electric pickup? Why? There’s no evidence consumers are clamoring for battery-powered pickups, but the auto industry and investment communities can’t stop talking about them."
May 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Chanan Bos and I sat down with Zac from the hugely popular YouTube show Now You Know. We talked almost entirely about Tesla, but also about the Now You Know show and a few other cleantech topics
April 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The Tesla story is fascinating. Whether you love the company or hate it, it is easy to get pulled into the story like you're pulled into a good movie. This is surely one reason so many people so obsessively check for Tesla news and op-eds every day
March 24th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse
As I disclose in my bio, I do own some Tesla stock in one of my investment trusts. I own the stock because I believe the company is a promising avenue of speculation, with a lot of risk and a lot of potential reward.
February 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
I reported 11 days ago that the Tesla Model 3 was the best selling electric car in the world in 2018 (special thanks to Jose Pontes and EV Volumes for the data). What the data also showed, which I didn't specifically highlight, is that the Tesla Model 3 became the first passenger electric vehicle to cross 100,000 sales in a single year. At 145,846 sales, the car actually crushed that milestone
February 13th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
I published an article early this morning about a potential partnership between GM and Tesla in which GM would build electric trucks using Tesla powertrains. Tesla denied such a partnership and GM declined to comment on the story
January 31st, 2019 | by Matt Pressman
With back-to-back profitable quarters under its belt, Tesla is kicking off 2019 with an emphasis on financial discipline. As Engadget reports, "Tesla's 2018 fourth-quarter results showed the company still made a profit ($139.5 million), but it was smaller than that of the third quarter ($311.5 million). For the quarter, the company posted $7.23 billion in revenue. Last year's revenue was $3.29 billion. Overall for 2018 it reported $21.4 billion in revenue."
December 23rd, 2018 | by Michael Barnard
Tesla won’t see its sales plummet in 2019. Quite the opposite. It's very easy to see that demand will only increase in the USA and globally through
December 12th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Good news, bad news for Tesla yesterday. China says it may soon lift the 40% tariff it imposed on cars imported from the US, and a judge in Connecticut has ruled the company is illegally selling cars at its store in Connecticut.
December 2nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
There's a lot of excitement in the electric vehicle world these days. Tesla has come along and shown that you can produce a mass-market electric car that ranks #1 in its class (by far) and even ranks in the top 5 of all car models. This has created excitement about new frontiers — electric crossovers, electric pickup trucks, electric semi trucks, etc
November 8th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Elon Musk has a lot to say to Kara Swisher of Recode recently. Two topics that stood out were the Tesla pickup truck and the financial prospects for Ford.
October 23rd, 2018 | by Chanan Bos
Tesla is moving its earnings call from the beginning of November to Wednesday, October 24. This is going to be a historic earnings call for Tesla for multiple reasons. During last quarter’s earnings call, CleanTechnica got the chance to ask some questions as well. While there is no guarantee that we will get that chance again, we are hopeful and this time we have been preparing
September 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Business Insider claims Tesla cannot make an electric pickup truck that people will buy in large quantities because it does not have the same cachet as the trucks from Ford, GM, and Chrysler. Does that make sense