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Tesla & SpaceX Employees Largely Support Elon Musk’s Leadership, Survey Shows

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 5:30pm
2018 was both an excruciating and rewarding year for Elon Musk and Tesla employees -- painful because Elon Musk kept getting himself entangled in needless controversies, Twitter fights, and a lot more; and rewarding because Tesla not only doubled its production in 2018, but also managed to find new demand to match its rising production

The Tesla Model Y, Model 3, & Green New Deal Together Point The Way To A Sustainable Future

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 5:21pm
How does the Tesla Model Y intersect with the Green New Deal's goals

23 Electric Vehicle Incentives Cities Can Implement To Stimulate EV Adoption

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 4:00pm
Below is one portion of our free report Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Guidelines for Cities. This report was produced by a working group of EV charging and electric vehicle leaders led by CleanTechnica and GreenWay. This portion of the report is simply a rundown of potential EV charging subsidies and incentives cities can use to stimulate and support electric vehicle adoption

How ISO 15118 ‘Plug&Charge’ Simplifies EV Charging & Drives EV Adoption: A Webinar With Hubject + CleanTechnica

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 4:00pm
Plug&Charge, otherwise known as ISO/IEC 15118, is a robust communication protocol that will dramatically simplify electric vehicle charging by eliminating the need for apps, RFID cards, and credit cards to access chargers. Learn more about this technology in our free webinar featuring our own Zachary Shahan in conversation with Barton Sidles, the Director of Corporate and Business Development at Hubject Inc.’s North American subsidiary. The webinar is 21 March, at 9am PDT/12pm

A Strong Tesla Future Will Include More Female Engineers

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 3:00pm
Tesla's "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" sets the foundation for a more diverse future tech workforce

Tesla Model 3 Owner Goes Green On St. Patrick’s Day

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 2:13pm
Remixing the look of a Tesla can be subtle or bold. Many of the most eye-catching Tesla mods are prowling the streets of South Florida after leaving Signature Custom Wraps. And often the most stunning Tesla transformations are found on social media. I recently stumbled across an especially striking Tesla from a Model 3 owner in California's Bay Area with the handle, Unmatched_Tesla_Model3, on Instagram

Elon Musk’s “Giant Cybernetic Collectives”

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 1:54pm
Elon Musk often mentions cyborgs at events and during interviews. This concept is not just a funny remark, a sci-fi reference, or a way to throw around big terms to sound smarter. It’s an important paradigm, a lens we can look at the past with, and more importantly, a concept that will have a great impact on the future of our species

The Next Tesla Roadster Is Becoming An Object Of Fantasy For CGI Artists (Video)

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 12:56pm
Yes, the insanely accelerating next-generation Tesla Roadster we see in the image below is computer-generated imagery (CGI) — ahem, hard to tell if nobody told you. The Tesla Roadster is fast becoming a favorite for CGI artists and 3D graphics designers for its beauty and crazy acceleration

All You Need to Know About Home Geothermal Heating & Cooling

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 12:00pm
Have you heard of home geothermal heating and cooling? It’s an energy system that can save homeowners serious money on utility bills. Thankfully, you don’t have to live anywhere near an active volcano to have an effective, money-saving home geothermal system installed.

Financing Your EV Charging Network: Costs, Revenues, & Business Models

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 12:00pm
Regardless of how many EVs are currently registered in your city — many more are coming, and soon, and you should get ready. For you, this may mean investing in your own infrastructure, developing a plan, or passing laws or regulations to encourage the private marketplace

Tesla Model Y, Amazingly, Beats The Lamborghini Urus (Which Costs Over 3 Times As Much!)

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 3:00am
In my last article, I was comparing the Tesla Model Y to the lineup of crossovers offered by Toyota and Lexus. I made the point that because Tesla decided to include a 3rd row of seating and offers a pretty wide price range and AWD, the Model Y can be competitive with 4 of the Toyota models and 4 of the Lexus models. But it is bigger than that

Amazon Pushed Product Retail Online, Can Tesla Do The Same For Cars?

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 10:40pm
It's not uncommon to see Tesla compared to Amazon. There's also a bit of a rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Bezos has systematically extracted mass market product retail out of traditional brick-and-morter stores and into its industry-dominating Amazon marketplace online. Could Musk be taking a page out of the Bezos playbook — going all-in with Tesla's online sales strategy

Tesla Model 3 Pricing Guide Before Monday’s Price Increase

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 10:22pm
Note: The prices shown here are valid until March 18th. Tesla has announced plans "to raise vehicle prices by about 3% on average worldwide. ... [However,] there will be no price increase to the $35,000 Model 3. The price increases will only apply to the more expensive variants." So if you're in the market for a Model 3, this handy guide can help — but you've only got a day or so left to take advantage of these lower prices

Tesla Model Y Will Be World’s Safest Crossover & Quickest Affordable Crossover

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 6:13pm
One thing has been clear about Tesla vehicles since the Model S — they are designed and built to be the safest consumer vehicles on the planet. The Tesla Model 3 got the best score ever from the NHTSA (even though the NHTSA doesn't publicize the detailed scores, they are calculated and accessible). The Tesla Model S got the second best score. The Tesla Model X got the third best score

Tesla Brings “S3XY” To Life With Model Y Launch

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 4:08pm
After so much anticipation, Elon Musk walked on stage at the LA Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, and introduced Tesla's newest addition to its lineup, the Model Y. Fortunately, Model Y looks to share much commonality with Model 3, which could translate to a production ramp that moves more rapidly than prior new cars introduced by Tesla

Many In Germany Still In A Diesel-Fueled Daze, In Denial About EV Transition

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 3:16pm
The German auto industry has been through quite a scandal surrounding dieselgate. But that's not stopping some from clinging to diesel. The Verge reports, "Germany is divided about the future of its most important industry: while some automakers pursue electric vehicles, a noisy group of diesel-energy enthusiasts are expressing their frustration through protests. These have gone on every weekend so far this year."

Tesla Model Y Teaser Image … Tesla Model 3 Sales In Europe … CleanTechnica Inside Tesla — #CleanTechnica Top 20

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 2:50pm
CleanTechnica's top articles last week were Tesla, Tesla, Tesla. Between the Model Y unveiling, record sales in Europe, and our own tour of Tesla factories, there was much exciting content and readers love exciting. "If it bleeds, it leads" may capture mainstream media, but here on CleanTechnica, the story changes to "if it excites, it leads."

SEC Charges Volkswagen And Martin Winterkorn With Massive Fraud

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 2:30pm
The SEC has charged Volkswagen and former CEO Martin Winterkorn with knowing about the diesel cheating going on at the company as early as 2007 -- long before the diesel cheating scandal broke in 2015. Volkswagen vigorously denies the charge.

Jack White Uses His Tesla To Record Music

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 1:45pm
Jack White is a Tesla fan from way back -- he’s a Model S owner and a self-described “huge fanatic and supporter of everything Tesla has been doing since day one.”

The Challenges Of Feeding The World In The Face Of Climate Change

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 9:00am
Ndoni Mcunu was born in KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, a south-east province of South Africa. “I have always been strongly supported by my family,” explains Ndoni, who is now pursuing a PhD in environmental science with a focus on agriculture, food security and climate change. We asked Ndoni about the challenges of feeding the growing earth population within the climate change context. We also talked about the importance of raising awareness and providing knowledge about science and research for university students as well as rural women all over the world