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How Tesla Tire Size Impacts Tesla Range

October 12th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

If you're a Tesla owner, you might be wondering — does the size of a wheel really affect the range of an electric vehicle? The short answer is yes, but the degree by which it does might be negligible to some


A Tesla Obsession That Sparked The Birth Of A Fascinating Newsletter

October 10th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

For quite a few people, their Tesla obsession starts way before purchasing a Tesla, or even without purchasing one. In my case, it started a month after we got our Model S. My family and I were in Spain for the holidays when I got a push notification about a new firmware update


Tesla Model 3 Is 2019’s Best Selling Vehicle In Dutch Lands

October 9th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

We start this month's EV sales reports in the Netherlands. (Well, we already started there with another article, but here's a second.) The Dutch plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market grew a whopping 281% in September compared to the same month in 2018 (year over year, or YoY). The nation had 8,067 PEV registrations, the best month ever for plug-ins aside from previous fiscal-derived peaks in December 2013 (9,304 units), December 2015 (15,908), and December 2016 (11,132). So, all points to a record performance this coming December. How much, would you say? 16,000? 20,000? More


Tesla Vehicle Efficiency Leads Industry Thanks To Tesla Vehicle Design Culture

October 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

More range! More range! That’s the mantra that has replaced the "More power!" of the internal combustion engine (ICE) era. How much range is enough? All we know at this point is that car buyers want more. Tesla, always attuned to consumer desires, upped the stakes once again in April, increasing the range of Model S to what Road & Track colorfully calls “a bladder-busting 370 miles.” The interesting thing is that the company achieved this 35-mile increase without increasing the size of the battery


China Tesla Demand Is Spiking

October 3rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla Model 3 and Model X demand are skyrocketing in China, especially since the Chinese government gave a 10% car purchase tax exemption to Tesla last month — a sign of aggressive electric vehicle policy implementation by China


“Tesla Demand Cliff” — Mistaken Logic? Tribal $TSLAQ Kool-Aid? Paid Trolling?

October 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

One year ago, when Tesla's 3rd quarter 2018 production and delivery data came out, many Tesla critics were stunned — absolutely stunned. They had been saying for months that Tesla absolutely could not produce the number of cars Tesla ended up producing. They also said with great conviction that Tesla absolutely could not show a profit in the 3rd quarter, or any quarter. Tesla blew the criticisms out of the water with production, deliveries, and a solid profit


New Record: Tesla Delivered 97,000 Vehicles Globally in 3rd Quarter

October 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla's 3rd quarter production and delivery numbers — early estimates from the company, at least — are out. We'll have more to report shortly on the news, but for now, here are three CleanTechnica charts (two static and one interactive multi-chart visualization) of Tesla's quarterly deliveries since late 2012 and a portion of Tesla's press release about the news


Tesla Model 3 Shines In Off-Season Month In Europe

September 29th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in vehicle market scored some 35,000 registrations in August (+15%), with fully electric vehicles (BEVs) continuing to grow at a fast pace (69%) while plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) are still suffering from the WLTP blues, down -29% year over year (YoY). They've failed to post one single growth month since last September, when the new WLTP emission rules started


China EV Sales Report — Baojun E-Series New #1 In Receding Market

September 29th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The end-of-incentives hangover deepened in August for the Chinese plug-in vehicle market, with the market dropping a steep 12% year over year (YoY) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) crashing 51%. Amazingly, fully electric vehicles (BEVs) managed to grow, by 4%, a small increase over the 1% growth rate of July, which means BEVs are currently the only ray of light in the Chinese auto market (the overall market also dropped, by 8% YoY)


Florida Tesla Drivers Drive A Ton!

September 28th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We hosted a National Drive Electric Week event last Saturday in Sarasota, Florida. It was arranged very much at the last minute, but we were lucky to get dozens of electric vehicle drivers signed up nonetheless. The bulk of the attendees were Tesla owners, as you may have noticed from photos like the one above that I've been using here on CleanTechnica in the past several days. Exactly half of all the vehicles, 20 of them, were Tesla Model 3s


Yes, Electric Cars Can Take The Backroads

September 26th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

In recent weeks, I've seen multiple people assert that, "Sure, you can take EVs on road trips on major highways now, but I like to take the backroads, and there are few to no chargers on backroads!" Now, this obviously confused me — not simply because of the fact that it's not true that chargers exist only on major highways


Hot Tesla Music Video From Tesla Club–SoCal President & The Hyphenate (Video)

September 25th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Marty Morrise is the dynamic Founder and President of Tesla Club–SoCal. The club was founded in 2018 and has already amassed more than 500 members. As the Southern California club continues to expand, Marty is focusing on ways to bring the Tesla community together. One way she does that is through her passion for music


Tesla Battery Life … Tesla Commercial Solar … Tesla Model S On Nürburgring — CleanTechnica Top 20

September 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

A 7 year old Tesla Model S with nearly 100% original battery capacity, $1.01/watt commercial solar pricing from Tesla, a quick-as-hell Tesla Model S on the Nürburgring, the coming Tesla Model Y, and more — check out the most popular CleanTechnica stories of the past week in case you missed any of them! And be sure to share all 20 stories on all 107 social media networks. Or else


New Tesla Model 3 Aero Wheel From Fast Wheels — Wicked!

September 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Way back in 2016 when I camped outside the Montreal Tesla store for two nights to reserve my Tesla Model 3 Performance, I can't say I had wheels on my mind. There were many other things — excitement wondering what the car would actually look like, the experience of meeting so many amazing people from the Tesla community, staving off frostbite ... but in that exact moment, any impact about what this car would have on my work was pretty far down the list


A Practical Reason Why Nürburgring Records Matter To Tesla

September 18th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

Until a couple weeks ago, my knowledge of the famous Nürburgring race track in Germany was basically limited to the strange Ring Racer roller coaster that was built in 2009 to be the fastest in the world, but ended up only operating four days in 2013 after they blew more than 12.3 million euros making it



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