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Tesla Short Seller: Protect America! Ban Electric Cars!!

May 31st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Electric cars use cobalt and rare earth metals. The Chinese are hording them and may refuse to sell them to the US. Therefore we the US should immediately ban the sale of electric cars in the name of national security? Got all that?


China × Cleantech — February 2019

March 9th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Welcome to the next issue of China × Cleantech, February 2019 edition. A new year has come and the news keeps flowing. For our full China × Cleantech history, stroll over to the “Future Trends” section of our website


Tesla Requests Trump Tariff Exemption For Model 3 Computer

January 5th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Tesla has applied for an exemption from the tariffs imposed by the Trump maladministration on the computer that is the "brain" of the Model 3, saying it cannot find another supplier without adding significantly to its costs and delaying production.


Tesla Cuts Prices In China

December 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Tesla is cutting prices in China on its Model X and Model S in anticipation of the Chinese tariff dropping to 15% on January 1.


Tesla Speeding Up Chinese Factory Due To Trump Trade War

October 7th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The tariffs imposed by the Trump administration are encouraging Tesla to get its Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai built sooner so it can start manufacturing cars in China. The company says it costs up to 60% more to build a car in the US than in China.


Trump’s Trade War, Round One: China 1, America 0

July 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Trade wars are easy to win, our own Dear Leader says. He's right, but maybe not in the way he imagines. CleanTechnica readers of a certain age may remember a time a few decades ago when America imposed import tariffs on Japanese cars in an effort to protect US carmakers. The result? Japanese automakers soon built new factories in the US and began to push the domestic companies toward oblivion. Today, Toyota and Honda continue to crank out sedans built in America while the Big Two And A Half in Detroit have slashed sedan production to focus on the only vehicles they can sell successfully -- pickup trucks and large SUVs


MSNBC Analyst Bombs In Trump Solar Tariffs Comment

March 18th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

MSNBC gets a lot of things right. In fact, it may be the best mainstream media outlet when it comes to focusing on what's important and when it comes to keeping nonsensical political spin off its shows. However, it seems the outlet doesn't know energy



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