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Why Smart Summon Matters

October 12th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

I mentioned in a recent article that I added to my stock position in Tesla for a variety of reasons. Before I go on to discuss Smart Summon, I wanted to address a complaint in the comment section of that article


Tesla Model 3 & Model Y Are Legitimately Disruptive — What Should Automakers Do?

September 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The world is changing. It always is, but the change is particularly dramatic right now in certain technology sectors. To a normal person's eyes, changes in the auto industry may seem only incremental. Cars are getting a bit more "connected," more people are using 21st century taxis from Uber and Lyft (please don't call this ridesharing), and some people are driving electric cars. But we ain't seen nothing yet


Elon Musk Talks Tesla Terawatt-Hours. We Run Some Numbers.

July 31st, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

At CleanTechnica, we have already written a few articles about this, but until the Q2 investor call, it was just a theory. In fact, even some of my colleagues considered it bullish and so in some ways I consider this to be my theory and am extremely stoked that Elon confirmed it and that this will actually happen. My writing on this started in 2018 with the article “The Future We Need — From The Tesla Gigafactory To A Chain Of Terafactories.”


Self-Driving Gas Car — A Horse Led By A Carrot On A Stick?

July 13th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

Elon Musk has said that buying a car today that will not be upgradable to enable full autonomy is like buying a horse. It's implied that this means you should buy a Tesla, since we're not aware of any other cars on the market that will be upgradeable to full self-driving capability. But one topic that doesn't get discussed much is electric versus gasoline self-driving cars. Will people be able to buy gasoline self-driving cars? Well, I imagine Elon would call a self-driving gas car a horse with a carrot on a stick in front of it. Let's explore why


9 Ways Tesla Network Can Help You Make Money

May 17th, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

My previous article showed how an off-lease Model 3 would set Tesla up for success using the Tesla Network. When most people think of the Tesla Network, they will most likely view it as a ridesharing service. The flexibility of robotaxis means that options not possible today will open up in the future


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


When Will Driverless Vehicles Really Arrive?

October 15th, 2017 | by Jesper Berggreen

A new report from PA Consulting with the title How Long Is The Road To Driverless Vehicles? Assessing how close the Nordics are to autonomous vehicles explores what roadblocks lie ahead before the world embraces driverless and fully autonomous vehicles that provide Mobility as a Service (MaaS) to us humans


Our Autonomous Future & The Insane Value of Tesla’s Data (Something Almost No One Mentions)

September 1st, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

What will the self-driving automotive world of the future look like? Nobody really knows, although a lot of people seem convinced that they do. Predictions are all over the place, and in a few years we’ll see that some of them were right, and some were wrong. The only thing certain is that autonomous vehicles will trigger huge changes that will disrupt every automobile-related line of business, and then some. Another point that the pundits all seem to agree on: Tesla is poised to be one of the major players. 


Your Tesla May Soon Pay For Itself

June 23rd, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

Will there come a day when your Tesla simply pays for itself? According to the Wall Street Journal, that day may be coming soon. "Thanks to ride sharing and the looming introduction of self-driving vehicles, the entire model of car ownership is being upended—and very soon may not look anything like it has for the past century. Drivers, for instance, may no longer be drivers, relying instead on hailing a driverless car on demand, and if they do decide to buy, they will likely share the vehicle—by renting it out to other people when it isn’t in use."


Could India Really Become 1st Fully Electric Car Country?

June 15th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Last year, when I presented* at a big institutional investment conference in India, there was a lot of talk about solar, but little about electric vehicles. Of course, a large portion of my presentation was about Tesla and electric cars. The presentation* from Indian Minister of Coal, Power, and New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, highlighted the highly competitive cost of solar power but didn't really touch electric vehicles


The People vs Uber, & Why We Love Elon & Tesla So Much

October 27th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

One year ago, when Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas initially needled and nudged Elon Musk to talk about a potential Uber-like service from Tesla, Elon basically admitted that something was in the oven, but also that the details weren't yet clear. As it turns out, one of the dramatic differences between what Tesla is going to offer and what Uber is offering is where the money goes



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