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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


5 Battery & EV Charging Stories You May Have Missed

January 2nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Electric vehicle (EV) batteries and charging may not be as exciting as robotaxis and other autonomous vehicles, there's been a variety of fun news about these matters that should help to further raise awareness and get people to switch to EVs


On A Personal Note

December 22nd, 2019 | by Alex Voigt

Editor's Note: Alex sent along the letter below a couple of weeks ago. He let us know about the big shift noted here and that he'd be publishing the letter on Patreon on December 15. I decided to let his letter stand alone on his page initially and then republish it here a week later. So, here it now is!


No, Machine Learning Does Not Have A Huge Carbon Debt

November 30th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

The increase in CPU cycles to advance machine learning has been accompanied by advances in efficiencies of computer technology and lower carbon electricity, but it's worth paying attention to. It's only going to increase. 


Heat (The Elephant In The Room)

October 30th, 2019 | by Gerard Reid

I came across a very interesting statistic the other day from the IEA's Renewables 2018 report. The statistic is that 50% of total energy consumption globally is used for the production of heat for our homes, industry, and other applications


From Google Kitchens: 4 Ways To Prevent Food Waste

October 26th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Creative ways to prevent food waste, which is all too common and in a country where hunger is an issue, are being pursued by Google Kitchens. That's right, Google has kitchens. It has employees to feed and since Google is on a sustainability mission, its kitchens offer an innovative way to help with the issue of food waste


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


Google & Facebook Profit From Fossil Fuel Advertising

August 1st, 2019 | by The Beam

Google and Facebook have been vital tools in enabling fossil fuel companies to pedal their often misleading agenda related to climate change developments. If the price is right, it appears that these Internet companies have no issue backtracking on their green initiatives and advertising policies


Corporate Heavyweights Back EU Move To Eradicate PPA Barriers

June 13th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A group of some of the world's largest corporations, including Amazon, Google, IKEA, and Microsoft, have backed an industry call for the European Union to eradicate the barriers to corporate renewable energy sourcing and Power Purchase Agreements, or PPAs


Graph Of Tesla Analyst Stock Price Targets Raises Questions, Provides Two Takeaways

June 9th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

Today, we have some interesting information to share with you regarding Tesla analyst price targets for TSLA. Before we get there, however, a bit of backstory: About a month ago, we livestreamed Tesla’s quarterly investor call on YouTube, adding special features like being able to see who was asking questions and what the questions were (written out in text). We even showed a live TSLA stock ticker


Elon Musk Calls Lidar “A Fool’s Errand” … & Other Autonomous Driving Experts Starting To Agree

May 7th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla presented its latest and greatest vehicle autonomy features at its recent Autonomy Investor Day. The brain of the system is the Tesla Full Self-Driving (FSD) computer, which is now included in all Teslas being produced. The Autopilot hardware suite includes 8 cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors, radar, GPS, an inertial measurement unit, and sensors that measure the angle of the steering wheel and accelerator pedal


Tesla Interest Soaring Online

April 29th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

One of our writers, Vijay, recently passed along a link to Tesla.com's Alexa ranking and analysis. Alexa ranks website traffic and shares other interesting details about websites for people who care about that kind of thing. What was striking right after opening the page was the graph showing Tesla's traffic trend over the past year



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