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Tesla Model Y Prototype Spotted On Road Near Tesla HQ (VIDEOS)

October 13th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Model Y, the affordable, all-electric crossover from Tesla’s stable, is not expected to hit the roads until late 2020. But Tesla is already laying the groundwork for the model that will forever alter Tesla’s position in the automotive world


Tesla Model 3 Is 2019’s Best Selling Vehicle In Dutch Lands

October 9th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

We start this month's EV sales reports in the Netherlands. (Well, we already started there with another article, but here's a second.) The Dutch plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market grew a whopping 281% in September compared to the same month in 2018 (year over year, or YoY). The nation had 8,067 PEV registrations, the best month ever for plug-ins aside from previous fiscal-derived peaks in December 2013 (9,304 units), December 2015 (15,908), and December 2016 (11,132). So, all points to a record performance this coming December. How much, would you say? 16,000? 20,000? More


Tesla Model 3 Shines In Off-Season Month In Europe

September 29th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in vehicle market scored some 35,000 registrations in August (+15%), with fully electric vehicles (BEVs) continuing to grow at a fast pace (69%) while plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) are still suffering from the WLTP blues, down -29% year over year (YoY). They've failed to post one single growth month since last September, when the new WLTP emission rules started


Climate Catastrophe Protests — In The Netherlands, The Kids Take Politicians Back To School

September 21st, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

This week, schoolchildren and adults all over Europe and Australia are protesting government inaction on climate change. In the US, large portions of half the population are also protesting and the other half of the population is still deciding whether they “want” to believe in it — or, in the more advanced stages, whether to believe in the severity of the problem. Actually, it's not a problem, it's a full blown catastrophe, a complete and total destabilization of the world climate


Why 2nd Half Of 2019 Will Be Better For Tesla Than 1st Half (Part 1)

September 8th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Despite the many changes that Tesla made in the last six months — reducing prices multiple times, updating the lineup by adding more trims and pulling out a few, changing its profitability projections, and so on — there is one thing that Tesla has managed to hold onto: its delivery outlook for


The Tesla Model 3 From A Female European Perspective

August 31st, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

Traditionally, the domain of cars has been mostly one of males, guys, men, dudes, hombres, etc. Guys working on cars was, and perhaps remains, a familiar enough scenario that it's assumed this kind of mechanical interest and ability is masculine


The Tesla Buying Experience Is 10× Nicer Than The Auto Dealer Buying Experience

August 28th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

When I was buying a Tesla Model 3, a few article topics came to mind immediately. It wasn't till the end of the process that I realized I really should write this one as well. There are different phases of the car buying process. Putting them all together, it is easily 10× more enjoyable to buy a Tesla than to buy a car (especially an electric car) from a conventional auto dealer


Tesla — Vertical Integration Is Value Integration

August 26th, 2019 | by Alex Voigt

There is nothing vertical in vertical integration, and nothing horizontal in horizontal integration, and the integration is not really what vertical integration is about. In short, it’s a bad name for a complex matter. The last time I intended to write an article about it, something else flew out of the 6 fingers I usually write with and I don’t know really why but people liked it, so therefore I declare it was a good story despite my own opinion, which does not really count. If I learned one thing about writing, it is, trust your readers, follow your fingers, and don’t look back — and most important of all, don’t listen to your own judgement


Tesla Model 3 = 4th Best Selling Vehicle in Switzerland in 1st Half of 2019

August 13th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I reported the other day that the Model 3 was the 10th best selling vehicle in Sweden in July. I also reported that the Model 3 was the 9th best selling car in the United States in the second quarter of 2019. Switzerland and Liechtenstein (which report sales together) top them both. The Tesla Model 3 was the 4th best selling vehicle in Switzerland and Liechtenstein in the first half of the year


EV Driver Surveys — Last Chance To Have Your Voice Heard!

August 12th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We're about to close our 2019 EV driver surveys. If you haven't done so already, I encourage you to complete one of our surveys. We have unique surveys for people in North America, UK, Germany, France, Norway, the Netherlands, and "other Europe."


Electrifying Transport Is Green Here, Greener There, & Green As Kermit The Frog In Norway Or With A Solar Roof

August 10th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

There's an important caveat with electric cars. Although electric vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions, they draw their power from a wide variety of energy sources. Bloomberg reports, "Trading in your gasoline-guzzling car for an electric vehicle is a lot like shifting the emissions ... [as] EVs run off electricity, and that electricity" can come from both clean and dirty energy sources


13 Reasons A Tesla Gigafactory Should Be In Poland

July 31st, 2019 | by Jacek Fior

This article was initially published in September 2018. Now that Poland has a Tesla service center (and more coming), we're rerunning it. The arguments seem as strong as ever that Poland is a nearly ideal place for a Tesla gigafactory. Furthermore, with Elon Musk's recent comments about a need/plan for 2 terawatt-hours of Tesla battery production and Chanan Bos's dive into how that could play out, this seemed like a good time to republish Jacek's article



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