How Xpeng Designed Its Stunning P7 — CleanTechnica Exclusive

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:35:53 +0000

Xpeng Motors P7 Smart Coupe Sedan. Photo Xpeng MotorsThe first time I saw the Xpeng Motors P7 at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show, I knew it would rank high on my list. I recently spoke with the designers of the electric vehicle (EV) to find out their motivation and inspiration for the car’s design. What they told me was different and surprising. I was even more surprised by the way the conversation took a different direction than expected. I will be at the Guangzhou Auto Show in a few days to see the official unveiling and write more about it on CleanTechnica, but this piece covers that initial interview with the designers

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Byton Snaps Up California Distributor License — Getting Ready To Sell Cars To Customers In USA

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:26:21 +0000

Byton Logo; Byton.comAnother piece of good news is coming from Byton. It has snatched up a distribution license from California, hinting that the company will soon sell cars in the

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Byton Snaps Up California Distributor License — Ready To Sell Cars To Customers In USA

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:26:21 +0000

Byton Logo; Byton.comAnother piece of good news is coming from Byton. It has snatched up a distribution license from California, hinting that the company will soon sell cars in the

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Surviving The Transition — Management Guide 101 For Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:00:14 +0000

I have learned that it is easy to say what is wrong, but more productive to look at possible improvements. After recently making clear what I think of the new Renault hydrogen initiative, I owe them a follow-up about the realistic, not-so-realistic, and fanboy-dreamt possibilities they have at their fingertips

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A Gigafactory For Berlin

Credit to Author: Alex Voigt| Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 04:57:36 +0000

When people ask me how it is possible that most of my predictions about Tesla are correct, my answer is, “Those are not my predictions. You just have to listen carefully to Elon Musk, and do it twice, better trice.” Elon tells the truth, unless he is joking, and he likes joking but not if it’s about his mission to change the world to sustainable transportation

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An Ultimate Tesla Model 3 User’s Guide

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 02:05:55 +0000

Model 3 User's GuideWhat happens when a writer and a software engineer purchase a Tesla Model 3? Naturally, they re-create the Tesla Model 3 User’s Guide and put their own spin on it

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Byton’s Nanjing Manufacturing Bet Is On Quality, Control, Long-Term Execution

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:00:01 +0000

Byton Nanjing Facility Photo: https://www.byton.com/company/newsroom/byton-starts-pre-production-and-sets-the-course-for-sales-and-after-salesByton doesn’t do anything halfway. That much is obvious by now. The company never shied away from gigantic work and its gargantuan Nanjing production facility is a testament to its ambition. I met Mark Duchesne, who is the Vice President of Manufacturing Operations at Byton, at the Frankfurt Auto Show earlier this year. What he had to tell me was impressive

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Xpeng Announces $400 Million Series C Investment

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 03:17:03 +0000

Xpeng P7 Photo: Xpeng MotorsXpeng Motors continues its strategic growth this week with the signing of a Series C capital funding round of $400 million from a group of strategic and institutional investors. At the same time, Xpeng announced that Xiaomi Corporation is joining as a strategic investor

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Tesla Critics Don’t Understand (Or Just Ignore) Tesla’s Mission

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:01:42 +0000

I used to find the debate between Tesla critics (most notably short sellers) and Tesla fans as somewhat interesting but mostly straightforward. Tesla critics somehow thought that Tesla inherently couldn’t make profits on its products. Tesla fans thought and explained how Tesla could. Tesla critics thought Tesla couldn’t learn the art and skill of efficient, smooth mass production. Tesla fans noted many times, this isn’t rocket science (ahem). Tesla critics thought major automakers would come out with electric vehicles superior to what Tesla offered and would thus kill the company. Tesla fans highlighted Tesla’s leadership in batteries, software, self-driving tech, design, customer communications, and overall reputation

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Origins of Tesla, Tesla Roadster Disruptive Tech Graph, Range Anxiety Anxiety — Tesla Google Flashbacks from 2014

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 08:23:05 +0000

What was the media writing about Tesla 5 years ago? What was CleanTechnica writing about Tesla 5 years ago? How does all of this compare to Tesla headlines today

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