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Tesla’s 11 Year Death Anniversary — Start Or Join An Event!

March 31st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I've followed Tesla closely for about 7 years. Confident predictions about Tesla's imminent death have been commonplace for much longer than that. These have come from armchair auto experts, retired auto executives, non-retired auto execs, high-rolling short sellers, low-rolling short sellers, clueless or pretending to be clueless TV hosts and journalists, paid trolls, and probably others I'm forgetting to honor here


Top 6 Electric Urban Air Mobility Stories of the Week

February 23rd, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Volocopter is testing its autonomous air taxi later this year, the ASX MOBi-One aircraft plans to use VerdeGo Aero's IDEP systems, Eviation will use Siemens electric motors for the Alice 9-seat electric plane, Honeywell is developing flight-control & detect-and-avoid systems for urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles, Lilium says it will launch “much sooner” than 2025, and In-Flight Data snatches 3 Guinness World Records for BVLOS UAS flights


Tesla Flashbacks, Take 5

January 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I recently had some fun digging up old Tesla news, putting it in the context of the company up to today can make it fascinating. I've also elaborated on 11 years of hyped up FUD about Tesla and claims of its eminent demise for the past decade, as well as 8 "impossible" goals the company has achieved. I forgot, though, that a reader sent along a list of his own back in October. It's a great list as well, so I'm writing about it here for another round of "Tesla Flashbacks."


TeslaMondo Returns!

November 12th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Editor's note: For many moons and months, TeslaMondo was perhaps my favorite thing on the internet. It is a blog that offers insightful and hilarious commentary on Tesla. Hold on, let me rephrase that — it offers tremendously insightful and insanely hilarious commentary on Tesla. Alas, for more than one year, the person* behind TeslaMondo stepped deeper into the shadows and TeslaMondo went silent (*no, that person isn't me, despite what some people have claimed and how much I wish that were the case)


Ignore Bob Lutz When He Talks About Tesla

September 24th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Bob Lutz is ignoring all of the announcements by people still in the car business about the electric vehicles that they will be building. He's now yesterday's man (more like last century's man, actually) and is shaking his fist at the newfangled gadgets that are replacing the things he built


11 Tesla FUD Claims Of Years Past

August 4th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

On a Tesla Motors Club thread, some members there recently shared a few old claims of perennial Tesla bears. It was a brilliant little move of reverse trolling, and it prompted me to do something I've been wanting to do for ages — dig up some old claims about Tesla from prominent bears and see how they held up to the light of today


Via Motors (Bob Lutz Startup) Enters Joint Venture with Volvo/Geely

February 4th, 2018 | by Jo Borrás

Founded by industry “favorite” Bob Lutz, electric truck-builder Via had big plans. Back in 2015, the company had plans to sell 50,000 new vehicles by 2018 — which, I mean, just didn’t happen. As recently as August of last year, in fact, Via was still talking about putting an electric pickup on the road “within two years." But, before you write Via off completely, consider the following: it just got a massive cash boost from Volvo’s parent company, Geely


Tesla Model 3 Naysayers Slammed — Old Quotes

July 31st, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Now that we’re about to cross the finish line of Tesla’s first master plan, this also marks the end of the Model 3 Scoffathon. Let’s pause and reflect on the sage words of various experts who flashed their credentials and then swore up and down that Tesla would never get here, to the high-volume $35,000 car. Sure, the car hasn’t materialized in volume quite yet, but we’re on the home stretch


Crazy Auto Company Exec Comments About Tesla

July 15th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Editor's Note: Below is a repost from TeslaMondo that is followed by excerpts from an EV Annex post that further builds on the topic, with the topic being crazy anti-Tesla quotes from non-Tesla auto company execs


Tesla Won (… Sort Of)

June 11th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I've had this article in mind for many months, set the draft up on March 17, and had it on my schedule to finally write on Saturday. Then, on Friday evening, Elon Musk basically made my point in a couple of tweets and "stole my thunder." Alas — it's actually his thunder anyway, and my words are just echoes


Electric Trucks — In Depth

December 10th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

As exciting as the coming era of electric cars is, with its promise of swift, silent, emissions-free transportation for all, the truth is that trucks are some of the biggest polluters on the road. According to the US Department of Transportation, nearly 50% of all emissions from the transportation sector are attributable to light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks. So where are all the electric trucks? When will you be able to buy an electric truck? What's going on in the electric truck startup world


Electric Car News (Too Much!!)

October 28th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan

Been missing these? Most of the stories below come from sister sites EV Obsession and Gas2, but there are a lot [&hellip



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