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What Does The Tesla Selfie Cam Capture?

October 5th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

A well known Tesla white hat hacker, known simply as "green" on Twitter (@greentheonly), has revealed — to some extent — what the Tesla selfie cam is watching out for

Tesla’s Future Is Not What We Thought

October 4th, 2020 | by Chanan Bos

Well it’s true, the response to Tesla Battery Day is a mixed bag of cats and we are all trying to see what we should make of it (just not in the culinary sense). It has been more than a week now, I have gone through the technologies, gone through the numbers, and have come to the following conclusion: what Tesla has presented to us is exactly what we had hoped for and were expecting

10 Robotaxi Services — Existing & Planned

August 20th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

I cover self-driving vehicles and robotaxis quite frequently as part of this job. In fact, I think we were using the term "robotaxi" before I saw it used by any other media outlet, and certainly before it had become an industry norm

Robotaxis: What’s The Difference Between 10x Better & 10x Safer?

August 17th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Around the pool of the CleanTechnica worldwide virtual headquarters on top of Mount Elonpus, we did celebrate Zach's 300 Tesla Jedi Masters masterpiece. This led to a discussion about the safety of Full Self Driving (FSD). It is often said that FSD needs to be 10 times better or safer than a human driver

Elon Musk & Tesla Put The Insurance Industry On Notice

July 22nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

In Tesla's Q2 2020 earnings call, among many other things, Elon Musk gave updates on Tesla Insurance. Tesla Insurance was formulated as an answer to the high cost of insurance for electric vehicles in some places, and inadequate accounting for Tesla vehicles' superior safety

5G & The Future of Transport

May 17th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

In a recent sponsored episode of Cleantech Talk, I spoke with Alf Poor, CEO of Ideanomics, about the role of 5G in the transformation of the transportation sector

Tesla Model Y Is “Über Strong”

April 4th, 2020 | by Kurt Lowder

Auto expert Sandy Munro has published another daily video about the Tesla Model Y teardown he and his crew are doing. According to Munro, the Model Y’s front impact structure “is very different than what we saw on the Model 3. The Model 3 didn’t have anything quite the same as that.”

Why Tesla Could Be Worth Trillions Of Dollars In 4 Years

February 8th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla's recent stock price rise has come as a shock to many, but not to others who have believed in Tesla (sometimes for more than a decade). One of those strong Tesla bulls has been ARK Invest. ARK has been focused on the larger picture since its inception. So far, this has been the best way to consider Tesla's potential — in terms of sales, expansion, and apparently stock price as well

Waiting For Tesla Full Self Driving, These Are My Top Questions & Thoughts (As A User)

January 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

I'll admit it — I'm super eager for the first edition of Tesla "Full Self Driving" to roll out. Before critics start freaking out, I should make clear that I don't expect to nap, work, or watch movies while using initial iterations of Full Self Driving. I currently use Autopilot a ton, and I'm well aware that it is handling most of the driving just fine while I'm essentially a simple passenger, but I do keep my hands on the wheel and constantly scan the road like a pretend driver fully focused on acting out the role in search of an Oscar (or at least a Teen Choice Award)

Tesla & Robotaxi Economics: The Network That Optimizes The Machine

January 9th, 2020 | by Rahul Sonnad

There is a long-standing argument about whether Tesla is a car company or a tech company. This argument is typically made in the context of how Wall Street should value the company. If Tesla is just a new kind of carmaker, it should be valued at something significantly less than its annual revenue — maybe 25% to 50%, like Ford and GM. Alternatively, if Tesla is a tech company, then it could be valued significantly higher. Google, for example, is trading at about 6 times its revenues today, Facebook at 8, Microsoft at 9, and Salesforce at 10 times. Tesla trades at around 3 times its revenues with some profits, while Uber and Lyft trade around 4 times revenues and have never been profitable

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