September 29th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
Covering a couple of Elon Musk tweets, I recently wrote an article titled "Tesla = Approximately A Dozen Startups." The company is involved in several different hardcore tech efforts as well as broader business like insurance and seat production
January 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
We've had our Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus for about 5 months now. The car is a wonderful vehicle and I wouldn't trade it for anything else. (Though, I frequently debate with myself if I'd prefer the Model 3 or the Model Y.)
January 16th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The new Tesla Wall Connector offers faster charging than the Gen 2 charger all Teslas come with at less cost than a hard wired wall mounted charger. Best of all, it's portable.
January 1st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The Tesla Semi has been in stealth mode so far, with only a black matte and a silver prototype on the road. Now that it has wrapped the black truck in a red, the Semi is getting lots more attention. Read more about this and other Tesla news below.
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
February 23rd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla has begun shipping free wall chargers to selected employers and residential building managers. It has also invited some Model 3 owners who are not employees or current Tesla owners to configure their cars for production.
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
May 9th, 2016 | by Kyle Field
It is no secret that Tesla builds cars differently than conventional auto manufacturers. This may stem from the idealist goals of [&hellip
September 3rd, 2014 | by James Ayre
So you’ve no doubt heard of Tesla’s nationwide high-speed EV Supercharger network, right? But have you heard of the company’s [&hellip