NTSB Found That “Driverless” Tesla Crash Wasn’t So Driverless After All

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:54:35 +0000

Remember that so-called “driverless” Tesla crash in Houston that the media went nuts over? Jennifer Sensiba did a very good job covering that for CleanTechnica, and unlike the wild headlines suggesting killer robot cars and whatnot, her coverage was fair and balanced. Also, from the beginning, CleanTechnica CEO and Tesla owner Zach Shahan noted that […]

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Tesla CFO: There’s A “Profound Awakening” In The Electric Car Sector

Credit to Author: Matt Pressman| Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:11:24 +0000

Once again, Tesla broke records and exceeded expectations in the latest quarter. But, the company’s third quarter earnings call was quite different this time around. As expected, there was no commentary from company CEO Elon Musk. Instead, CFO Zachary Kirkhorn helmed the call, with input also provided by a few other top execs. Even without […]

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Tesla Switching To LFP Batteries For Standard Range Model 3 & Model Y Cars

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:56:16 +0000

Tesla has confirmed it is switching to LFP batteries for all standard range Model Y and Model 3 cars.

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XPeng Sales Grow 199% Year Over Year

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 17:50:07 +0000

There are a few car companies out there that are now essentially building computers on wheels. Tesla is clearly the most famous and successful among them, but a few of the companies out of China have also been growing fast and keep sharing exciting updates. The big news from XPeng at the moment is that […]

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Tracing The Ancestry of Today’s Electric Vehicles (Part 2)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 13:52:30 +0000

This article is part of a short series on the history of EVs. You can find Part 1 here. The Tesla Roadster Both the compliance cars and the serious cars since 2010 have one big thing in common: they were forced into existence by pressure from the Tesla Roadster. Like the newer non-compliance EVs, it […]

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An Electric Vehicle Purchasing Handbook — What Car Should You Buy?

Credit to Author: Arthur Frederick (Fritz) Hasler| Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 21:41:19 +0000

In the first chapter of this “handbook,” I examined the matter of EV charging. Now, let’s look at the question of what car to buy. (Note that this piece is written from a North American perspective.) Top Tesla options The lowest priced Tesla is the Model 3 Standard Range Plus. It has seating for 5 […]

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Full Electrics Overtake Diesel In Germany — Record Plugin EV Share Nears 30%

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 15:19:41 +0000

Germany, Europe’s largest auto market, saw plugin electric vehicle market share of 28.7% in September 2021, up almost 2x year-on-year. Full electrics alone took 17.1% of the market, overtaking diesel’s share (15.9%) for the first time. The overall auto market, at 196,972 units, was down around 20% from the same month in 2019 (pre-COVID). VW […]

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Electric Vehicle Battery Pack Costs in 2021 — 87% Lower Than in 2008

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 13:57:59 +0000

The electric vehicle market has transformed immensely in the past dozen years. Most of that transformation comes down to one thing: dropping battery prices. As battery prices have come down, various electric vehicle models have gotten more range for the same price, and many more models have come to market with a competitive mix of […]

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New Analysis Shows How Communities Can Locally Produce 100% Clean Energy

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 02:44:23 +0000

What Does It Mean to Let Communities Choose? A New Report from UCS and Soulardarity

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