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More Nuggets From Tesla’s Q2 2018 Investor Conference Call

August 4th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

This quarter, the Tesla earnings call came on a day that I was already booked to basically spend all of my time slogging around Los Angeles, for CleanTechnica meetings with cleantech leaders as well as family engagements. That resulted in me listening in on the call from my Model 3 in some random neighborhood to the north of Los Angeles, which was surprisingly comfortable. I furiously took notes on the call while comparing them to the quarterly shareholder letter — while also chatting back and forth with our central team as we rallied around CleanTechnica Director & Chief Editor Zach Shahan in preparation for his line of questioning for Tesla CEO Elon Musk


Tesla Navigation Review — More Goods & Bads

August 31st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

A month and a half ago, I wrote a raving review of Tesla's navigation system for long-distance trips. It's brilliant. It's unmatched by any other car's navigation system. The core benefits are: it estimates how much battery capacity you'll have remaining when you arrive at your destination, it tells you where to stop to Supercharge if you need to, and it's extremely accurate because it takes so many factors into account — topography, temperature, your own recent energy use while driving, average driving speed on the route (or at least the speed limit along the route — I'm not sure dataset Tesla uses, or if it uses both), and perhaps even whether or not it's raining. However, it's not perfect. There are three major issues with it, from my perspective. Anecdotally, I gather that most Tesla drivers are irritated by the same three things



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