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Elon Musk Recommends You Watch This Movie

February 7th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla's Elon Musk recently tweeted, "Great electric car documentary about early days of Tesla, GM Volt, Nissan Leaf & Gadget. So much has happened since then." Indeed. With the spotlight shining so brightly on Elon and Tesla, it's hard to remember how far the man (and the company) have come since the early days. Many of the early struggles surrounding Tesla were captured in this fascinating flick, Revenge of the Electric Car


I Bought A Bolt Today — Or … Does GAS trump FUD?

February 3rd, 2019 | by Steve Bakker

Well, it was last month actually, and I didn’t outright purchase a Chevy Bolt EV, I leased one. I test drove the Bolt back in early 2017 when they first started showing up in dealer showrooms and wrote about the experience. You may know that I’m the proud owner of a day 2 reservation for a Tesla Model 3 and have been patiently waiting for the base model car to start shipping


Tesla Inside + Honda Outside = 0–60 In 2.48 Seconds

February 2nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The cloud of smoke parted and the unassuming lines of a 1981 Honda Accord crept out, as if embarrassed. Flashbacks of childhood pop in. Memories of the reliable family Honda that took us to school and back, to church and the grocery store, to afternoon soccer practices and the occasional road trip. It was the family car


Accused “Tesla Killers” Cleared Of All Charges

January 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The myth of the “Tesla Killer” is a tempting one for mainstream journalists, who have learned that any article with the word “Tesla” in the headline, especially a negative one, is a sure-fire click generator


EV Safety Benefits — Crumple Zones, Rollover Results, Vehicle Control

December 30th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

In this section of our report "The EV Safety Advantage," we roll through a handful of clear EV safety benefits, which help to explain electric cars' better performance in the case of accidents and subsequent insurance claims. We also throw in more safety ratings and charts


88 CleanTechnica Electric Vehicle Reviews

December 30th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

CleanTechnica has had the lucky opportunity to review a freakin' ton of electric vehicles this past year, and many more in previous years. In the article below, you can find links to most of the reviews as well as short snippets about the vehicles (and a few other products)


Electric & Hybrid Cars Have Better IIHS Safety Ratings Than Gasmobiles

December 30th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Earlier this year, we published a free report on EV safety, The EV Safety Advantage. As we approach the end of the year, we're publishing sections of that report as articles here on CleanTechnica. In this section of the report, 7 charts help to show that plug-in electric vehicles and hybrids score significantly better in IIHS safety ratings


Tesla Domination Budding, Toyota & Honda Getting Hit By EV Rise In USA — Conquest Sales Charts & Data

December 17th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Before the modern electric car era, if you needed a car and wanted something fuel efficient, your best options were generally Toyotas and Hondas, the two companies that led on hybrids and fuel-efficient non-hybrids. There are generations of drivers who still love Toyota and Honda as a result of those cars and these two companies' reputations for reliability, fuel efficiency, and high quality for the money. But Tesla is now setting a much higher bar, and consumers are responding


GM May Finally Be Serious About Electric Vehicles

November 27th, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal

When I saw the news yesterday that GM is closing five plants and laying off nearly 15,000 employees, I was surprised. Not because it was happening, but because this could be an extremely forward looking move by the company


7 Reasons To Not Buy A Tesla … Yet

November 24th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

I've written a lot of articles about how great and affordable the Tesla Model 3 is, and I truly believe it has the potential to become one of the best selling cars of all time. Does that mean it is the right car for everyone? No — although it must be enjoyable for everyone to drive (or not drive, once the full-self-driving software is available), it just isn't the right car for everyone


45% of Current Electric Car Drivers Plan to Buy a Tesla Next — #CleanTechnica Report

November 11th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

You're going to be shocked — the electric car respondents most frequently said they were most likely to buy next (or for the first time in the case of non-EV drivers) was the Tesla Model 3. Over 100,000 reservations ($1,000 each) were placed for the car in under 24 hours — even before the car was shown. The demand was through the roof and ended up being the single biggest product reveal in history by certain key metrics. So, it is not a surprise in the least that this electric car tops the list of “expected next EV model.”


US October Sales Report — Trucks & SUVs Win, Cars Lose

November 4th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Sales of cars with electric motors accounted for more than 7% of BMW sales in the US in October. That's good but down from last year. The Chevy Bolt and Nissan LEAF are limping along. The big news is the Tesla Model 3, which is taking America by storm.


After 34 Years of Selling Cars, This Salesman Is Now Promoting EVs

October 15th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

At the height of the financial crisis in 2008, Thomas J. Thias, a car salesperson at the 6th largest Class A dealership in the nation by total sales volume, watched as gas prices spiked to near record levels. “By June, prices had hit $4 a gallon and stayed that way until the end of October,” Thias explained. By late November, prices had dropped to $2 a gallon, “but the damage to small businesses, the Big Three automakers, and consumers was devastating,” he said


Automakers #4 Through #7 & Their Electric Vehicle Plans

October 10th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla has busted open the mainstream electric vehicle market. The problem is, approximately 17 million passenger vehicles are sold per year in the USA, the number globally is around 100 million, and there's no way in the netherworld Tesla could produce 10 million cars per year on its own by 2023. Even 2025 seems idealistic (but I would love to be proven wrong). Yes, Chinese automakers are ramping up electric vehicle production faster than automakers in the US and Europe, but they aren't taking over the world anytime soon



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