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Tesla [TSLA] FUD: “Elon Time”

December 10th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

Tesla stock has been on a solid run and the bears are claiming this is in large part driven by Elon Musk's claims regarding new Tesla products that won't come true, or will but will be ultra late due to "Elon Time," commonly understood to mean that Elon makes a claim and then Tesla is always late on it. I wanted to take a quick look at that, so here goes


Why Everything’s A Tesla Killer: Tesla Stuffing, For Science

December 9th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

For both Tesla fans and Tesla critics (including the extreme versions of both kinds of Tesla-interested people), there's definitely one thing all of us in and out of Tesla-dom can agree on: the "Tesla Killer" thing is getting old (even for a young brand like Tesla). We have our own different reasons for thinking the Tesla killer thing is wrong, but it's well known that as a meme it's not only cliche but absurd to say every new EV or mobility service is going to kill Tesla, or to compare everything to Tesla


Electric Car Drivers: Demands, Desires & Dreams — New CleanTechnica Report

December 8th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

CleanTechnica has a new report out today, one highlighting the results of several thousand surveys of electric vehicle drivers in the US, Canada, and Europe. This initial report covers findings from North America and the UK. A coming report will cover the findings from the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, & France, and another one will cover the results from surveying non-EV drivers


Tesla’s “Premium Connectivity” Will Now Set Owners Back $10/Month

December 8th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

We all knew this day would come, and for better or worse, that day is here. For Tesla owners who purchased their vehicles on or after July 1, 2018, Tesla is now starting to charge $9.99 per month for data connectivity for a select set of features bundled into what it calls Premium Connectivity at the end of this year


Plug-In Vehicles = 14% of Vehicle Sales in Sweden in November

December 5th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Norway gets most of the glory for electric vehicle sales leadership, or China does for the sheer volume of sales there (approximately half of the global market), but there are a few other country markets with notable electric vehicle market share (if not volume) that are fun to track and interesting to compare to Norway. One of those markets is Sweden, which very quietly sits near the top of EV market share rankings


Tesla Model 3 = 1/8 Of World’s EV Sales In 2019

December 5th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla accounts for 1 out of every 6¼ global plug-in vehicle sales. The Tesla Model 3 alone accounts for 1 out of every 8 global plug-in vehicle sales, 13% of the global market


Tesla Deliveries: From DIY Trailers In 2012 To Altering US Vehicle Delivery Prices In 2019 — Tesla Inside Out, Part Trois

December 5th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Resuming our "Tesla Inside Out" series, this video picks up where David Havasi and I left off last time, chuckling about a wild DIY Tesla delivery story. David and a team of early 2012 employees built a trailer to deliver early Model S's without having any real clue what they were doing. Luckily, they got the job done. He also mentioned a funny story about a Miami delivery truck in highlighting their overall novice delivery truck awareness back in


15 Top Products For Tesla Owners

December 4th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

It's a thrilling feeling when you take delivery of your first Tesla. There's that new car smell. The serene silence of having no internal combustion engine. The ultra-smooth acceleration. The addictive torque when you stomp on the accelerator. However, looking at your perfect all-new, all-electric machine might leave you feeling like something is still missing


$79–$178 EV Lease … Tesla Cybertruck’s Enormous Implications … Potential $108/kWh Tesla Battery Pack — CleanTechnica Top 20

December 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

A whopping 14 top 20 articles last week were about the Tesla Cybertruck! I think that's a new record for a single product. Nonetheless, quite humorously, the #1 article was about low leases for the Hyundai Ioniq Electric rather than anything about the Cybertruck. The #2 article is an epic article about why the Cybertruck is much more than it seems on the surface, and the #3 piece delves into implications regarding the low battery price Tesla seems to be showing with the Cybertruck pricing and specs


Plug-In Hybrids Pull Up Europe’s Plug-In Market — October EV Sales Report

November 29th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in vehicle (PEV) market recorded some 48,000 registrations in October (+46%), and this time it was the plug-in hybrids (+75% growth year over year, or YoY) that pulled the PEV market up. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) remained at cruising speed (+26%), leading to a nearly even (51% BEVs / 49% PHEVs, vs. 65% / 35% YTD) breakdown between both technologies in October


Comparison Between Tesla Model S, Cybertruck, & Porsche Taycan

November 28th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

A comparison between the Tesla Model S, Tesla Cybertruck, and Porsche Taycan was created in an infographic shared by Twitter user Serious Callers Only. The comparison shows the difference not just in price range for these three electric vehicles, but also range and acceleration. It shows that the Cybertruck is the lowest priced of the three. That is despite its enormous size and range


How To Use Tesla’s Built-In Dashcam

November 24th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla, a company already known for its disruptive tech, has one under-appreciated feature that deserves mention — its built-in dashcam. Using proprietary Autopilot cameras, Tesla owners can store and record live footage at no additional cost


300,000–500,000 Miles In A Tesla — How Does A Tesla Hold Up?

November 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

It’s no secret that most owners love their Teslas, but not many can say from experience how they hold up over the really long haul. One that can is Tesloop, a shuttle service in Southern California that operates a small fleet of Models S, X, and 3. Each of Tesloop’s vehicles logs around 17,000 miles per month. Most have been on the road for well over 300,000 miles, and several are approaching the 500,000-mile mark


Idea For Elon Musk & Tesla: Put CO2 & Energy Savings On Touchscreen

November 22nd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

An idea for Elon Musk and Tesla is to add a new measure to the dashboard that shows how much CO2 is saved per car per mile. This would show how much electric energy each Tesla owner saves. The tweet below is where this idea originated. It includes a link to an article from SpringerProfessional


Tesla Cybertruck tl;dr Preview: Elon Likes To Crush The Competition

November 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

For better or worse, consumers (also known as "people") typically organize products in their heads using simple descriptors or tags. Pre-Tesla, electric cars were not that well known. Among those who knew what an electric car was, the prevailing summary of them was that they were slow like golf carts, geeky, and only for a certain (weird) kind of person. Elon Musk and other early birds at Tesla blew those stereotypes out of the water


More Glimpses Of Tesla Model Y Near Tesla Fremont Factory

November 18th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

The Tesla Fremont factory is priming the nearby roads for another highly sought-after Tesla vehicle, the coming Model Y. Word is that the Tesla Fremont factory is busy putting together an assembly line for the Model Y. It has also been testing them on streets in the surrounding area — and sometimes further away



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