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Tesla’s Seat Heaven — Home Of Tesla’s Cloud-Like Seats

April 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

If you've ever ridden in a Tesla vehicle featuring the company's white vegan leather seats, you were surely impressed. They're as soft as a cloud. They're as white as Conan O'Brien's grandma (I assume). Beyond the smooth surface, they're so cushy you feel like you just sat on the marshmallow man. And on a cold day, they'll toast your buns quicker than a looney roadrunner can climb a mountain


Will Tesla’s Leasing Program Disrupt The Ride-Sharing Market?

April 21st, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla has been leading its customers through a merry little dance lately, shuffling its vehicle lineup around and raising and lowering prices. Buried among all the recent repricings is an announcement that has attracted little attention, but that offers a clue to Tesla’s future plans to deploy an automated ride-sharing network


Tesla Model 3 Standard Range — 1st Video Overview

April 21st, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

The base Tesla Model 3 Standard Range recently started getting delivered in the US and expert EV reviewer Alex Dykes ("Alex on Autos") received his personal vehicle just this weekend. Alex gives us a quick tour of the interior and finds that the trim, features, and materials appear to be largely the same as the Standard Range Plus version


Breaking — Tesla Model S & X Refresh Production Test Run Is About To Start

April 21st, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

As has been mentioned in previous articles, it has been rumored Tesla is about to refresh the Model S & X. While at this point we don’t know exactly what this refresh will include, we did just find out one very specific detail. Tesla has just shipped hundreds of new drive units from Gigafactory 1 as part of “Project Raven.”


Here’s Why The Model Y Is The Only Tesla I Don’t Mind Waiting For

April 20th, 2019 | by Chris Boylan

I know that's a strange title for an article. But let me explain. I took my family for a test drive in a Tesla Model S P85+ back in 2013. I was hooked. So were the kids. (The wife took a little more convincing.) But a sedan, even a roomy sedan with the ability to seat seven (sort of), wasn't an ideal choice for us at the time. Then I saw the video for the upcoming Model X. OMG, those FALCON-WING DOORS! Seating for seven. Loads of space. I NEEDED THAT!


Electric Vehicle Incentives In 8 US States

April 20th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

In the US, the federal tax credit for electric vehicles has been cut in half from $7,500 to $3,750 for both Tesla and GM. Now, the current administration looks like it's turning its back on clean cars. In the future, there could be some hope things change. But with the federal tax credit currently winding down, it's worth investigating what electric car incentives also exist on the state level


This Is How It’s Gonna Go Down (With Tesla)

April 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla story is fascinating. Whether you love the company or hate it, it is easy to get pulled into the story like you're pulled into a good movie. This is surely one reason so many people so obsessively check for Tesla news and op-eds every day


Diving Into The Tesla Model 3, BMW i3, & Chevy Bolt (Video)

April 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Munro & Associates in Auburn Hills, Michigan, is in the business of taking cars apart. The company’s teardown reports reveal the juicy details of every single component — how they work, where they came from, and how much they cost. Automakers pay sizable sums for these reports, in order to figure out what their competitors are up to. Sandy Munro’s 2018 teardown of a Tesla Model 3 delivered some important insights into the California carmaker’s strengths and weaknesses. What about other electric cars


Tesla Road Trip Tips & Tricks

April 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

We do love Tesla Electric Road Trip stories, especially when they’re spiced with practical charging tips. A recent addition to the genre, from Brad Templeton, posted on Forbes goes beyond the usual travel log of sights seen and charging difficulties overcome. Templeton’s account of a weeklong trip from San Francisco to the southern California desert to enjoy the spectacular springtime poppy bloom includes some interesting insights about how driving electric changes the overall traveling experience


Tesla Model 3 Tsunami (Swiss Edition)

April 16th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The Swiss plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market smashed its previous sales record (1,341 registrations) last month by registering 2,162 vehicles. That meant that the PEV share jumped to 7.5% (6.4% from fully electric vehicles and 1.1% from plug-in hybrids), pulling the 2019 PEV share to 5.3% and thus almost doubling last year's result


The Mystery Of Tesla Model 3 Demand

April 14th, 2019 | by Alex Voigt

Demand is a mystery that can only be measured once supply is provided, and at that point, it's not demand anymore. You only know what demand you really had after its gone. Supply is a fact you can easily measure, while demand is never really known or completely understood. Even worse, the supply you measure is usually only a part of the demand you once had, and the closer you get to the moment of supply, the more you know how real the demand is


Tesla’s 15% Luxury Car Share In USA … Tesla Energy Vision … Tesla–Fiat Tango — #CleanTechnica Top 20

April 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The 20 most popular CleanTechnica articles of the past week covered Tesla's strong sales and luxury car market share in the USA, Tesla's clean energy and energy storage vision and leadership, an interesting new deal between Tesla and Fiat in Europe, many other things Tesla, a new electric seaplane fleet, electric vehicles ranked by "price per range mile," and more. Scroll down and see which stories tickle your interest


Tesla Fremont Factory Video Tour, Part 1 — #CleanTechnica Exclusive

April 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

You may have heard — CleanTechnica recently got to tour Tesla's Fremont factory in great detail. We spent hours walking the floors, talking to engineers and factory workers, and gawking at Tesla's impressive machinery and manufacturing processes. Kids in a candy store is the best metaphor that comes to mind


Saving Money On Tesla Model 3 Charging With SmartCharge NY — A Hands-On Review

April 13th, 2019 | by Chris Boylan

As electric cars become more pervasive (hello, Tesla Model 3), the potential stress on the country's electric grid increases. Many local utilities now offer Time of Use (TOU) plans to encourage consumers to shift their electricity usage from times of peak demand to times of low demand. TOU plans typically offer discounted rates on electricity used off-peak (normally at night or weekends) and surcharges on electricity used during peak hours (typically during the day on weekdays). But there are other ways to encourage a shift to off-peak power usage. One of these ways is the SmartCharge NY program


Tesla Model 3 Leads The Electric Army In Historic Month — Norway EV Sales Report

April 13th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

Last month, fully electric vehicles saw their registrations double year over year (YoY), pushing the overall market up +28% despite sales of every other powertrain type dropping at least 20%, which led to record fully electric vehicle (58%) and overall plug-in vehicle (69%) shares. As you already know, Tesla Model 3 deliveries went through the roof in March, with the model achieving 5,315 registrations, a new all-time record for any nameplate in Norway, whatever the fuel source



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