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Q&A With Tesla Owners of Silicon Valley

June 28th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

On Friday, June 21st, 2019, the Tesla Owners of Silicon Valley stopped by three Tesla locations to drop off donuts as a way to encourage Tesla employees. This was a beautiful endeavor that any brand would feel amazing to have their customers do


Tesla Model 3 Cheaper Than Honda Accord … Gas Car Dealers In Norway Suffering … New BYD Electric Vehicles — #CleanTechnica Top 20

June 3rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The 20 most popular CleanTechnica articles of May are in a list below. First, though, I'll highlight some of my favorites. Well, the #1 story on the top 20 is also perhaps my favorite, but I wrote it, so I'm biased. It is a cost comparison between the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus and several Honda Accord trims. Guess who wins


Rayvolt Is Not-So-Secretly Plotting An eBike Revolution Powered By The Sun

May 24th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

From the glossy pages of its catalogs and the beautiful pictures that adorn the Rayvolt website, it is not immediately clear what kind of company Rayvolt is. So when they invited CleanTechnica out to their headquarters to meet the team and to see their new lineup of ebikes for 2019, we were excited to get a look behind the curtain at what it was that really made them tick


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


Do Wall Street’s Tesla Analysts Understand The Company?

May 4th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

After the company's bumpy first quarter, Tesla's share price has experienced a dizzying rollercoaster ride. All across financial news media outlets, the narrative surrounding the company continues to feed off of FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt). And much of it appears to be echoed by Wall Street analysts who cover the stock. Some influential investors, however, see things differently


The Tesla Model 3 Is Winning Over Hardcore Gearheads

April 13th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The Hagerty Group was “built by people who love cars.” Since its 1984 founding, it has grown into one of the world’s foremost providers of insurance for collectible vehicles. The company’s web site offers a wealth of information and resources for connoisseurs of the automobile


It’s Worth Remembering — The Core Purpose Of Tesla

February 23rd, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

With Tesla, Elon Musk set out to accelerate the advent of sustainable energy. With solar, battery storage, and electric cars, Musk is looking (deeply) at practical clean energy solutions for the planet. He's even opened the company's patents to expedite EV adoption by others in the auto industry


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


Neil deGrasse Tyson: Elon Musk Will “Transform Civilization As We Know It”

January 8th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Elon Musk remains a frequent target in the media. Clickbait journalists clack away at their keyboards and smear the Tesla and SpaceX CEO on a regular basis. Sometimes an outside perspective is needed — especially from someone who really knows science and space. To that end, CNBC recently sat down with renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to get his take on Elon Musk


15 Fascinating (Or At Least Interesting) Facts About Elon Musk

January 6th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Elon Musk has been the target of a relentless smear campaign this year. While greedy (and shadowy) figures spew salacious gossip, diehard Tesla fanboys claim to know the real deal — right down to the most obscure detail about The Ironman. Hint: see item #5 below. To test your own knowledge, see if you're aware of these surprising 15 factoids (via CNBC and Redbook) about Elon Musk


Cummins Talks Tesla, Electric Trucks, The Need For A Carbon Tax

January 5th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

The Tesla Semi has captivated scores of corporate customers. Pre-orders for Elon Musk's electric trucks are growing. Competitors, however, aren't so impressed. The Wall Street Journal spoke with a potential adversary in the trucking space, Cummins, for their take on Tesla, electric trucks, and their thoughts on how governments around the world should deal with carbon emissions


What Some Top Auto Execs Are Saying About Tesla

January 3rd, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Auto's top executives have a long history of downplaying Tesla. But the tide may be turning. With the impressive success of Tesla's Model 3, top execs are beginning to show the Silicon Valley automaker some long-deserved respect


What Larry Ellison Brings To Tesla

January 1st, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla recently announced new two new board members. The company's first board pick, Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, was prescient. Her human resources background (ranging from Walgreens to Kelloggs) brings Tesla some critical HR expertise right as the company readies itself for rapid growth. But investors also liked Tesla's second new addition — a Silicon Valley icon who might hold some sway with Musk — Larry Ellison



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