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Is “Perceived Solvency” The Real Reason Jim Chanos Is Short Tesla?

14 hours 30 min ago
Tesla has reached its artificial milestone of producing 5,000 Model 3s per week, and media outlets (and buyers) continue to post rave reviews. The company’s three vehicles are the three top-selling EVs in the US market. Model S has been consistently outselling every competing large luxury sedan for a couple of years, and it appears as if Model 3 will similarly dominate the small sedan segment. At least two sets of auto industry experts (Munro & Associates and a group commissioned by German automakers) have performed teardowns of Model 3, and concluded that the new EV should be earning a healthy profit margin. Does this really sound like a company in trouble

3 Natural Gas & Climate Myths

15 hours 6 min ago
Fossil fuels (all of them!) are the energy of the past. With new technologies like wind, solar, and advanced batteries in our hands, we can power today and tomorrow with clean, reliable energy that doesn’t harm our health and destroy our planet

Tesla Model S Is This Decade’s Greatest Car, Hagerty Claims

16 hours 24 min ago
If you're a collector of classic cars, you're probably familiar with Hagerty. Started in 1984, this industry leader protects over one million vehicles — insuring some of the world's finest collector cars. With real-world expertise valuing the classics, Hagerty decided to put together a comprehensive list which includes: "the greatest vehicle of each decade, from the earliest days of the automobile to the present."

Nordic Bus Operator Electrifying Swedish Fleets With Order Of 24 BYD Buses

19 hours 58 min ago
BYD has received an order for 24 electric buses for the province of Södermanland's public transit operator, Nobina

Nissan LEAF Nismo Arriving This Month (In Japan)

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:41pm
Nissan first showed a sporty, Nismo-tuned version of its new Nissan LEAF back in October of 2017. Since then, there hasn’t been much to report — until now. That’s because Nissan has announced that the Nismo LEAF is set to go on sale in Japan as early as July 31st!

Rumor: BMW To Offer 150 Mile i3

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:25pm
Bimmer Today has broken news about a new 120 amp-hour (Ah) BMW i3 that the early entrant into the electric vehicle market will introduce in the coming years. The news came through a source who claimed the new battery configuration would be arriving in a matter of months in 2018 or in early 2019 at the latest

Cost To Supercharge Across The United States vs Cost Of Gasoline

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:00pm
Tesla has been moving away from free Supercharging for its Model S, Model X, and Model 3, which elevates the importance of the cost to Supercharge as it becomes the new "cost of gas" for drivers looking to hit the road on longer trips. But how does it compare to the cost of driving an internal combustion vehicle? We dive into the details, comparing a Model S, Model X, and Model 3 to a 20 MPG gas car and a 50 MPG hybrid in several states across the nation. 

Renault Zoe Climbs To #1 In Germany (#CleanTechnica Electric Car Sales Report — Germany)

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 10:49pm
The German plug-in electric car (PEV) market grew 23% in June, to 5,709 registrations, with plug-in hybrids (+25%) and fully electric cars (+21%) growing at a similar pace. In 2018, all-electrics are reaching 1% share, while plug-in hybrids have also grown their share to 1%, resulting in a total PEV share of 2%

The First 24 Hours In A Tesla Model 3 (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 7:46pm
The Tesla Model 3 is the defining car of this generation. The first car to truly set the bar for what an affordable electric car can be. The only problem is that ... well, it isn't that affordable. Yet. Let's rewind for a minute to see where this tale started

Volvo Plug-In Vehicles Shine In France, Renault Zoe Still Queen (#CleanTechnica Electric Car Sales Report — France)

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 4:57pm
The French plug-in electric car market registered 4,667 units in June, up 13% year over year (YoY), with all-electric models growing slightly faster than plug-in hybrids (BEVs +14%, PHEVs +12%), something that hadn't been happening lately

An Increasingly Warmer World Is Changing Sporting Events

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 4:45pm
The next FIFA World Cup in 2022 will be held in winter, not summer, due to the sweltering climate of the next host country, Qatar. Located on the Persian Gulf, Qatar sees an average high temperature of 108 degrees F in the summer, and temperatures close to 123 degrees F have been recorded in the capital Doha. For a sport that requires players to run continually for 90 minutes, this poses a huge health hazard. And even without the physical strain of playing soccer at the highest level, extreme heat threatens significant health problems, including dehydration, exhaustion and stroke

Formula E Cars Keep Getting Faster, With Longer Driving Range

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 4:15pm
Currently, cars last around 25 minutes before needing to be recharged, so drivers have to switch to a second car mid-race. For the fifth season of Formula E, which begins in December, each car will sport a battery large enough to make it through an entire 50-minute race. They will also feature a more aerodynamic design to compensate for the added weight. The million-dollar cars promise a top speed of upwards of 170 miles per hour, more than 30 miles per hour faster than their predecessors and closer to the speed of NASCAR and Formula 1 race cars

5 Common Electric Car Myths

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 4:01pm
In the UK, Go Ultra Low is a government-backed effort (in association with automakers) to spread awareness about electric vehicles. Go Ultra Low recently joined forces with OnePoll to publish new research regarding the public's understanding (or lack thereof) related to plug-in cars. It turns out respondents had a number of common misconceptions about electric cars

How To Use Tesla’s Charging Adapter At Non-Tesla Public Charging Stations (#YouTube)

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 3:01pm
A Tesla-produced YouTube attempts to sooth charge anxiety with adapters

Tesla Model 3 Spotted In New Zealand

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 1:00pm
A Tesla Model 3 was recently spotted in New Zealand. New Zealand is one of 18 countries where the driver's side is on the right (India and Japan are the largest). The right-side-driver Model 3 will begin deliveries in 2019. The spotted Model 3 has the driver's side on the left, so it is likely being used for testing purposes. The southern island of New Zealand has some of the windiest, curviest, snowiest roads in the world

Tesla Starts Model 3 Test Drives At Select Locations, Including Performance Edition

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 5:18am
Tesla has officially opened up test drives on its Model 3 and Model 3 Performance Edition at select stores around the United States, according to several sources at the automaker

Turns Out The Citroen C-Zero Is The Most Affordable EV To Maintain In Europe

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 2:51am
Although the electric BMW i3 seems to have the best maintenance schedule, Britain's most affordable electric vehicle is the Citroen C-Zero, according to automotive data specialist

PowerLink Could Have 30 Gigawatts In Solar Pipeline

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 2:30am
PowerLink signed an agreement with Pacific Hydro for a project with the potential to be 500 megawatts (MW) -- the first part of the Haughton solar farm.

The Billion Tree Project In Pakistan Is A Success

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 2:15am
The Billion Tree Tsunami project in Pakistan has been a success. About 730 million trees were regrown using various forestry measures for regeneration, and three hundred million seedlings were planted using about 40 different species in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Proposed US Bailout Of Coal & Nuclear Could Exceed $34 Billion

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 2:00am
A new independent assessment by The Brattle Group of US President Donald Trump's plan to bail out the country's coal and nuclear plants has concluded that the cost of such a bailout could balloon to $70 billion over two years.