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Tesla Rep Explains Supercharger “Idle Fee” Logic

Published on February 9th, 2017 | by Kyle Field | 2 comments

Tesla's free Superchargers have been a hotly debated topic since they first went live for the Model S. People complained about how it wasn't scalable, how the stalls would all fill up because of local freeloaders when it was designed for people taking long trips...suffice it to say that it has been a point of contention for the company...but at the same time, one of Tesla's key differentiators... Read More

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#ElonTweets: Tesla Not Likely Going Over 100 kWh For Model S/X, Model 3 Not Getting 100kWh Battery, & More

Published on February 9th, 2017 | by Kyle Field | no comments

As he tends to do, Elon Musk went on a Twitter rampage, responding to questions from the Twittersphere. In doing so, and as he's also in the habit of doing, he shed light on some rather interesting details about the Model S and X battery size, Model 3 battery size as limited by the physical footprint of the vehicle, and a few tips on stripping down a Tesla for maximum performance... Read More

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Man To Chevy Dealer: “Hey, You Got Any Bolts?”

Published on January 31st, 2017 | by EV Expert | 2 comments

A guy walks into a local Chevy dealer. Says, “Hey, you guys got any Bolts? That’s Bolt, with a B.” In return, the guy receives blank stares from the sales staff … replaced shortly by smiles, a negatory on the Bolt, and a verbal rundown of all the great models on the lot the guy would just love, such as the Cruze, the Sonic, the Malibu, and yes, the Volt. The Spark went unmentioned... Read More

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In 2017, We’ll Start Seeing The Beautiful Results Of 2016’s Huge Cleantech Foundations

Published on January 31st, 2017 | by Zach | no comments

2016 was a pretty huge year for cleantech, but I think it was more like a foundation-laying year, whereas 2017 and 2018 will be the breakout years in which we start seeing the walls of the beautiful cleantech transition that foundation is going to support. (Building-integrated solar PV walls with EV charging plugs, of course.)... Read More

EV Policy & Politics

The Carbon Bubble Is Totally Insane

Published on January 31st, 2017 | by Zach | no comments

Originally published on CleanTechnica. As the cleantech transition speeds up, many of us are jumping for joy. Trump may be king of tweetland, but he and his oil & gas buddies can’t stop renewables or electric robotaxis. ... Read More

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Fastned Records Strong Growth In Q4 2016

Published on January 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre | no comments

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The Netherlands-based electric vehicle fast-charging solutions firm Fastned recorded strong growth during the fourth quarter of 2016, according to a new email sent to CleanTechnica. As compared to Quarter 4 2015 (a ... Read More

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The New Chargepoint Express Plus Family, Unpacked

Published on January 31st, 2017 | by Kyle Field | 4 comments

The Chargepoint Express Plus solution is really the foundation of the DC fast charging system, operating between the utility and the charging adapter, and the adapter itself is really nothing more than a bolt-on to that foundation. Taking the next logical step, I asked about adding on wireless charging which would, in and of itself, make it possible to charge autonomous vehicles without the need for a complex 'snake' charger... Read More

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2017 Projections For US Electric Car Sales

Published on January 27th, 2017 | by Zach | no comments

Originally published on CleanTechnica. By James Ayre & Zach Shahan How many electric vehicles will be sold in the US during 2017? Will Chevy Bolt EV sales grow rapidly following nationwide availability in the late summer? ... Read More

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Fake News & Test-Driving New EVs in Florida

Published on January 27th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan | no comments

We hear more about false news these days than in the past — unless you grew up with me. False news has always been around. I was raised by a father who ranted about "Madison Ave" controlling our lives. "Watch out what you read — make sure it's true. Question what you hear. Avoid gossip, it leads to lies." Now, we witness our head of state refusing to answer straightforward questions from reporters and just shouting back that they are "fake news" — a clever way of turning the story on its head after the focus had been on pro-Trump outlets and advisors peddling false news... Read More

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Tesla To Open Store In UAE Next Month (Exclusive)

Published on January 26th, 2017 | by Zach | no comments

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) seems like an ideal place for Tesla Motors. Clearly, the country has money, and people with money can afford Teslas — which nearly everyone seems to want. Additionally, UAE leadership — despite making a fortune and a half on oil & gas — seems to be keenly aware that the future is cleantech, and the future is coming faster than a Tesla Model S ... Read More

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