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Tesla Smart Summon Is Deemed Safe Enough & Came Just In Time

October 17th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Some argue that Tesla Smart Summon should not be released because it is "beta" software. That is not a strong argument. According to Lifewire.com: Beta refers to the phase in software development between the alpha phase and the release candidate phase. Beta software is generally considered "complete" by the developer but still not ready for general use due to a lack of testing "in the wild."


The Worldwide King Of Battery Capacity Is Tesla

October 17th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla dominates the world’s electric vehicle market by any measure. The company’s Model 3 is currently the best-selling vehicle of any kind in Norway and the Netherlands, and it’s by far the best-selling electric vehicle just about everywhere in North America and Europe


Green Cab Ditches Hybrids In Favor Of Teslas For Its Taxi Fleet

October 16th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The Green Cab taxi company in Madison, Wisconsin, announced today that it is converting its fleet of taxis to electric vehicles. When complete, the move will make Green Cab the first in the nation to operate a fleet of fully electric taxis


Tesla Model Y: “Limited Production” ≠ Customer Deliveries

October 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We published an article earlier today about leaked info we received from a historically reliable source inside Tesla who indicated there's a target to start limited production of the Tesla Model Y in Tesla's Fremont factory sometime around Q1 2020. That said, "limited production" is not the same as customer deliveries, and we do not have new insight into the timeline for the latter


Top Banker For Fossil Fuel Companies Has Low Price Target On Tesla [TSLA]

October 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

According to a report in The Guardian, the top banker for fossil fuel companies is JPMorgan Chase. In fact, in the past few years it has provided $22.8 billion more in financing than #2 Citi for oil, gas, and coal companies — $75.6 billion versus $53.8 billion. As one Tesla fan noted, JP Morgan's Tesla analyst, Ryan Brinkman, has a very low price target in place for Tesla [TSLA] and an "underweight" rating


Nothing’s Static: Significant Cost Drops Brought Us Tesla Model 3 — What Will Continued Cost Drops Mean For Tesla?

October 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Humans are funny creatures. We think of our species as being extremely smart, but in actuality we are really quite bad at logical thinking. We even have inherent difficulty genuinely comprehending and acting on some well known facts of life. As an example of our limited comprehension skills, Elon Musk recently noted that we can't really see exponential growth in action


Breaking! Tesla Model Y Production To Start ~Q1 2020 (Unofficial Leak)

October 15th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

This information is going to cause some controversy, because everything we knew, or thought we knew, about Tesla’s Model Y timeline is about to change. Originally, the Model Y was supposed to start shipping in "late 2020." Currently, Tesla's website says new orders will ship in Q1 2021. However, according to an anonymous source with a proven and reliable track record, Tesla is about to accelerate its plans and start production sometime around Q1 2020 at its Fremont factory. (We've also received the same information independently through a second-hand source.)


Tesla Model 3 Demand Still Strong In Australia

October 15th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Demand for the Tesla Model 3 in Australia is still going strong, according to an article just published by The Driven. According to an informal survey of soon-to-be-Model 3 owners, many of the long-anticipated deliveries in Australia haven't taken place yet, and this reflects on how strong demand is for the Model 3 in Australia


Rich Rebuilds Offers DIY Guide To Annual Tesla Model 3 Service

October 15th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Rich Rebuilds recently stepped back from the operations at his new digs (at the Electrified Garage) to give his viewers an inside look at what all goes into the annual service for a 1 year old Tesla Model 3. He talks with his lead tech, who previously worked for Tesla in their service department, to deconstruct not only the tasks Tesla performs during the first annual service, but the why behind each


What’s The Best Way To Grow Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure?

October 14th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

At first, people tend to see new technologies as updated versions of older ones. Just as early TV shows consisted of filmed radio shows or stage plays, and early websites resembled the pages of low-budget magazines, many in the mainstream media still believe that vehicle electrification will mean swapping gas pumps for charging stations


A Quick Look At Tesla’s Obstacle-Aware Acceleration

October 14th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

What is obstacle-aware acceleration? The name implies what it does, and it's one of Tesla's many features that actually prevents minor accidents when enabled. Now You Know shows a quick comparison in the video below of how it works -- with it enabled and disabled


Is The Tesla Model 3 The Ultimate First Responder Vehicle?

October 14th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

A new video shows a Tesla Model 3 that was put into service as a first responder service vehicle in Nuremberg, Germany. The choice of an American car for use as a service vehicle in the heart of Germany automotive country is a bold statement that the vehicle is finding a significant amount of traction with buyers around the world regardless of the fact that it is made in America


Green Business, Energy Efficiency, Apocaloptimist, & Tesla — CleanTech Talk with Scott Cooney

October 14th, 2019 | by Winter Wilson

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Scott Cooney, primary owner of Important Media, the company holding CleanTechnica, and the founder and CEO of Pono Home, to discuss Scott’s newest pursuit: Apocaloptimist, a podcast series to inspire and engage people in hope for the future by highlighting innovative solutions to challenges around the world


The Musks Embrace The Challenge Of Climate Change

October 14th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

This was a very detailed article by Wade Anderson who wanted to highlight how the Musks have embraced the challenge of climate change. With the help and support of his friend, Jim Lehrman, Wade breaks down the three deadly C's that contribute to climate change: Cars, cattle, and chainshows and explains how the Musks have taken on these challenges. Many people see the challenge of climate change as an obstacle that they can do nothing to stop or as something that isn't happening. The issue is real. The Musks and many others are doing something


Tesla Is The Most Googled Car Brand In The USA

October 14th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Marketing Daily has reported that a new study shows that Tesla is the most Googled car brand by Americans, with more than 2,240,000 searches on a monthly basis. The model that is the most searched for is the Model 3, with around 673,000 searches per month, according to Click4Reg.co.uk, which specializes in personalized license plates


New Features Should Be Enjoyed Responsibly

October 13th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Let's look at a hypothetical (but ridiculous) scenario. Somebody gives your kids backpacks with a bullet-resistant panel built inside. Whatever your feelings on that, your kids really like the backpacks for other reasons, so you decide to let them use them



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