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Why The Survival Of Traditional Carmakers Is Far From Certain

May 17th, 2020 | by Sponsored Content

In theory, nobody knows more about making cars than the traditional internal-combustion-engine (ICE) carmakers, and so EVs made by these companies should be the ones busying our streets a decade from now. But the transition from ICE cars to EVs is not just a technological shift within a domain, like the transition from two-wheel-drive sedans to four-wheel-drive SUVs. This is a radical shift into a new domain and the success of ICE car manufacturers in this new domain is anything but guaranteed


Responsible Battery Coalition Applauds University of Michigan Research on Lithium-Ion Battery Degradation Calls Research “Important Step” in Educating Consumers About Extending Battery Life

February 18th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) — a leading coalition of companies, academics and organizations dedicated to the responsible management and environmental sustainability of batteries — applauded research published today by the University of Michigan (U-M) in the Journal of Energy Storage on best practices for consumers for extending the life of lithium-ion batteries, as well as the cost savings associated with minimizing degradation


Tesla & Robotaxi Economics: The Network That Optimizes The Machine

January 9th, 2020 | by Rahul Sonnad

There is a long-standing argument about whether Tesla is a car company or a tech company. This argument is typically made in the context of how Wall Street should value the company. If Tesla is just a new kind of carmaker, it should be valued at something significantly less than its annual revenue — maybe 25% to 50%, like Ford and GM. Alternatively, if Tesla is a tech company, then it could be valued significantly higher. Google, for example, is trading at about 6 times its revenues today, Facebook at 8, Microsoft at 9, and Salesforce at 10 times. Tesla trades at around 3 times its revenues with some profits, while Uber and Lyft trade around 4 times revenues and have never been profitable


The Ford Mustang Mach-E Is A Sharp Effort To Seize The Moment

January 3rd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Make no mistake, Ford’s unveiling of the Mustang Mach-E was a momentous move — arguably the most important electric vehicle story of 2019. Why? Because it represents the first indication that a non-Tesla automaker plans not only to produce an EV, but to sell it in volume


Steve Jobs Might Have Liked The Tesla Cybertruck

December 2nd, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

It’s well known that for a while Apple was working on the development of an electric car. After a couple of years, the project reportedly was shelved. Though, there may still be some people who believe Apple will eventually release an


TeslaRaj Helps You Automate Your Daily Tesla Routine With NFC Tags

October 24th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Owning a Tesla already makes life so much easier, eliminating the need to go to a gas station to fill up (how 20th century!), letting owners produce the energy they need for daily driving with a rooftop solar system, navigating anywhere with a simple voice command, and taking control of the car from a smartphone. Raj is the insatiable technologist behind the YouTube channel TeslaRaj and he is constantly looking for ways to make the Tesla ownership experience that much easier


Top Apple Analyst Sees Tesla As True Tech Transition “Pioneer”

October 10th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

One of the most famed Apple analysts, Gene Munster, recently commented on both Apple and Tesla related to their respective roles in the future of cars. Bloomberg reminds us that, "Munster was known for his accuracy in predicting Apple Inc.’s financial potential. The company’s share price is almost 50 times greater now than when he first recommended the stock in June 2004. He’s ranked 11th out of 58 Apple analysts based on performance for the past year."


Is Tesla Model 3 The Next Toyota Camry?

October 9th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Editor's Note: I've been planning to write an article about these two cars for a while, so it's nice to get a bump from Loup Ventures, which has beat me to it! Check out Matt's summary of the analysis below


Is The Model 3 Tesla’s iPhone Moment?

October 4th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

There was plenty of hoopla last week over Apple's latest iPhone launch. Meanwhile, in automotive circles, many are calling Tesla's Model 3 something akin to the iPhone of cars


Who Will Benefit In The Robotaxi Revolution?

September 30th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

As self-driving cars move closer and closer to reality, one particular market stands to benefit — autonomous taxis (aka robotaxis). Tasha Keeny from Ark Invest recently evaluated the players who'd likely benefit from this massive market opportunity. Keeney writes, "Autonomous vehicles will transform personal mobility ... reap[ing] the benefits of a new market which promises to ramp from essentially $0 now to $10 trillion in global gross annual revenues by 2030."


Corporations & Renewables: Taking The Bull By The Horns

September 24th, 2019 | by The Beam

Commitment to sustainability has required untiring efforts from corporates. The race does not stop at 100% renewables. For taking up the sustainability reins, an attack is the best form of defense. At the beginning of this process, pragmatism was important. Corporate renewable energy pioneers were mainly focusing on standard corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) and guarantees of origin (GOs). Now, sustainability leaders mainly focus on three areas: Location, supply chain, and synchronization of consumption and renewable energy supply


The Inevitability Of The Tesla App Store

July 4th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla raised the bar for the in-car infotainment experience with its massive 17" displays in the Model S and X, then flipped things on their side with a 15" landscape display in the Model 3. The large, responsive touchscreens brought the familiar interface from all of our smart devices into the car while allowing almost endless opportunities to innovate through future software updates


Forbes — Tesla Is Ripe For A Takeover. (Huh?)

May 31st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Renault and FCA want to merge. Rumors are swirling that GM and Ford could consolidate into one company. Naturally, the subject of Tesla comes up for discussion. Will it survive? Will it be bought out? Opinions on that question are all over the place.


The Mystery Of Tesla Model 3 Demand

April 14th, 2019 | by Alex Voigt

Demand is a mystery that can only be measured once supply is provided, and at that point, it's not demand anymore. You only know what demand you really had after its gone. Supply is a fact you can easily measure, while demand is never really known or completely understood. Even worse, the supply you measure is usually only a part of the demand you once had, and the closer you get to the moment of supply, the more you know how real the demand is


Should Google Treat Fossil Fuel Companies Like It Treats Tobacco & Firearm Companies?

March 2nd, 2019 | by The Beam

2018 saw a number of different divestments from global institutions in the fossil fuel sector and their subsidiaries. While the move likely won’t fix global warming, it has changed the way in which citizens understand how deeply rooted many organizations are in coal, oil, and gas companies. After divesting, firms also shudder at the thought of being de-platformed. Consider the advertising giant Google, for instance



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