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Tesla CFO: Our Business Is Scaling Extremely Fast (Video)

8 hours 15 min ago
If you listen to Tesla's quarterly earnings conference calls, you've likely heard the voice of Deepak Ahuja, the company's CFO, answering questions. Deepak typically provides a calm, soft-spoken counterpoint to company CEO Elon Musk. He's also got a fascinating history at Tesla

Sun Power: How Solar Tech Is Empowering People Around The World

8 hours 58 min ago
Solar energy is not just a powerful way keep the lights on, or even to ditch dirty fossil fuels. Solar energy is empowering communities around the world — by putting people to work, helping families cook meals more safely, and allowing children to learn even after dark (just to name a few things)

… On How Some Tesla Fans Can Do More Harm Than Good To The Electric Revolution

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:33pm
This morning, while waiting for my EV to charge at a public charging station (one of many inconveniences of living in an apartment), a group of teenagers walked by the car and one of them said in a way I could hear from inside it: "Hey! This car is charging...." Then he looked to me and said, disapprovingly: "Na... This is no good, buy a Tesla!"

Answering the Call for Long-Duration Energy Storage

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 9:45pm
A "may day"’ call this year came from the U.S. Department of Energy. The DOE made a $30 million funding commitment to long-term energy solutions through its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) office. "Long-term," as defined in the project scope, starts at 10 hours and extends up to 100 hours of stored energy

Here’s What $7,000 Of Damage Looks Like On A Tesla Model 3

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 6:29pm
So, in March, I got "the call" from Tesla: My Model 3 was coming to New York and they were ready to schedule delivery. And this was only 6 days after I was invited to configure the car and lock in my order. Needless to say, I was excited. I'd been waiting to own a Tesla since my first test drive of a Model S in 2013, and had stood in line on Model 3 launch day to get a chance to get one as quickly as I could. The delivery was delayed a week when detailers at the Tesla store in Brooklyn noticed a paint chip: "Elon says they have to be perfect," said my delivery specialist. And so I waited a few more days

CleanTechnica’s Tesla Shuttle Road Trip Encounters Interesting Surprises In Albania

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 5:00pm
The first stop they made after the border was a small hotel. They were planning a short biological break and something to drink but then ran into a group of ... American tourists

Condo & Apartment Charging: Moving The EV Revolution Forward

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 4:00pm
EV charging in urban areas takes imaginative planning, as retrofitting existing infrastructure is difficult

The Duke & Duchess Depart Windsor Castle In A Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 1:45pm
It has probably not slipped anyones attention that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married yesterday. But I wonder how many took note that they silently drove away in an electric Jaguar E-type? I am pretty sure millions of people noticed!

Opel Ampera-E Excels In Taxi Service In Oslo

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 1:38pm
After using an Opel Ampera-E for a year as a taxi in Oslo, Norway, the owner found the car costs less than a quarter as much to operate compared to the Toyota Prius he drove previously and more convinced than ever that the future is electric.

BMW EV & Plug-In Hybrid Sales Are Up 49% Globally, 646% In China

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 1:00pm
Sales of BMW's electrified vehicles were up strongly in the first quarter of 2018, with China leading the way with more than a 600% increase.

Tesla Model 3 Performance & AWD Details Sung From A Little Blue Bird — 3.5 Seconds To 60 MPH! [Hot!]

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:38am
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken to his favorite social media and communications platform to share details regarding the new Tesla Model 3 Performance & AWD option Tesla is rolling out. Aside from what you will find in the Model 3 configurator, Mr. Elon responded to some of the many tweeted questions with extra details and a little bit of his special Elon marketing

Oh, POLITICO, Please Don’t Publish Garbage — Reality Check For Electric Vehicle Hit Job

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:22am
I've read many wonderful pieces of work from POLITICO. The outfit has a great crew of political reporters who sometimes break huge stories. The op-eds and in-depth political analyses can be superb. From time to time, POLITICO has been the top source I've relied on for US political coverage ... and funny cartoons

Epic Energy Usage In Our Tesla Model S In Albania

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 11:41pm
Here we come with the final stage of our CleanTechnica Tesla Shuttle Adventure. Our previous entries attracted a lot of attention in the countries we visited and the photo of the Polish tourist in Macedonia was a Twitter hit. We also received emails from concerned EV enthusiasts from Hungary, who were sorry to hear  about our difficulties in Debrecen

Shocking Electric Car Takes #1 In Germany’s April 2018 Electric Car Sales Ranking

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 10:10pm
PEV Fever has definitely caught on in Germany, with April signaling 5,700 registrations, a 61% increase year over year (YoY). As a result, the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) share climbed to 2.2% of the broader passenger vehicle market

Why This Chevy Bolt Owner Decided It Was Time For A Tesla Instead

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 4:00pm
Last year, EV driver Jay Lucas of Alexandria, Virginia, contributed an account of a road trip in a Chevy Bolt to Green Car Reports. However, he’s now driving a used Tesla Model S, and he wrote a follow-up piece for GCR, explaining why he finds the Tesla to be a superior choice for long-distance driving

Why Tesla Autopilot Will Continue To Set The Pace In The Self-Driving Vehicle Industry

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 3:08pm
Tesla took an early lead in the race to offer customers vehicle autonomy, and its Autopilot system remains the state of the art. However, the technology is advancing more slowly than the company predicted — Elon Musk promised a coast-to-coast driverless demo run by the end of 2017, and we’re still waiting. Meanwhile, competitors are hard at work on their own autonomy tech — GM’s Super Cruise, is now available on the CT6 luxury sedan

2018 Nissan LEAF Sales Fall Off A Cliff In Key Global Markets In April

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 2:40pm
The new 2018 Nissan LEAF has hit a sweet spot of range and price, with its 40kWh battery providing 151 miles of EPA-rated range at a bargain price of $29,995. In many markets, rebates bring this figure down well into the low $20,000s range, making it arguably the most affordable long-range fully electric vehicle

Aston Martin’s Lagonda Revival — The Exotic, High-End, Electric “Vision Concept”

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 1:34am
Hang onto your hats, we may be entering the era of the electric SUV. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, BMW X5 xDrive40e, and of course Tesla Model X have been around for a while, but we now have the Kia Niro EV, Tesla Model Y, Jaguar I-PACE, Audi E-Tron Quattro, VW ID Crozz, Nio ES8, Weltmeister EX5, Nissan iMx, Byton's first entry into the market, and others on the way. The latest to join the club? Aston Martin. As Jo Borras writes, Aston Martin is planning to revive the legendary Lagonda brand. The electric SUV concept it is ... slick

The Rachio Intelligent Irrigation Controller Has Saved Users 29 Billion Gallons Of Water To Date

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:45pm
Back in 2015, we covered a startup company called Rachio and the first version of its water-saving product. Several years and a few new hardware versions later, we sat down with Rachio co-founder and CEO Chris Klein this month to learn a bit about the solution and how it came into being.

Take The Ride Of Your Life: Elon Musk Offers 150 MPH Loop Ride For $1

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:15pm
Elon Musk recently outlined some of the details in the Boring Company's LA tunnel -- including a possible $1 per person ride