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Cost Of Tesla Cars Varies Dramatically — Overview Of Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, & Tesla Model 3 Pricing

One thing that I’ve noticed about mainstream media coverage of the electric car pioneer Tesla Motors in recent years is that pricing for the company’s products is often misquoted. It’s hard to say just how much of this misquoting and exaggeration is intentional, but either way, representing a product as much more expensive than it […]

July 1st

Electric Vehicle Revolution & Tesla Shuttles Come To Germany & Poland

CleanTechnica’s next Cleantech Revolution Tour is approaching, and it is packed with EV and clean energy leaders from around Europe who are intent on easing the way into a brighter future. Starting in Berlin (Germany) on June 27 (special networking activities), continuing on June 28 in Berlin (panel discussions and presentations), offering shuttle rides from Berlin to […]

May 30th

Why Tesla Dominates US Electric Car Sales

Rolling through another month of US electric car sales, I’m struck again by how much a few models dominate sales. Actually, I’m struck by how much Tesla’s two high-end (expensive) cars dominate US electric car sales. Before I go further, I should note that Tesla’s sales numbers are not official — they are estimated based on […]

April 6th

Insanely Quick Electric 3-Wheeler — Girfalco Azkarra

The Quebec-based electric vehicle startup Girfalco has now unveiled its high-performance 3-wheel electric vehicle, the Azkarra — providing us with a few surprises. The model is seemingly deserving of the moniker “high-performance” with its acceleration of 0 to ~62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in just 2.5 seconds; its peak power of 225 kW (in the […]

December 2nd

Study: Californian Clean Vehicle Incentive Program Has Disproportionately Benefited The Wealthy

To date, California’s clean vehicle incentive program has disproportionately benefited people living in wealthy, majority “white” neighborhoods, according to a new study published in the journal Transportation Research Record. The new findings come from two researchers analyzing data on the 98,901 rebates issued to Californians “buying or leasing low-emission vehicles from the inception of the Clean […]

November 12th

France Considering Purchase Price Limit On EV Incentives

Perhaps following in the footsteps of other governments, the government of France may institute a base-price limit on electric vehicles eligible for the country’s purchase incentives, according to recent reports. The proposed limit is reportedly ~$56,000 — which would mean that the Tesla Model S sedan and Model X SUV would no longer be eligible […]

October 3rd

University Of Utah Brings Back U Drive Electric Program

The University of Utah, in partnership with Salt Lake City and Utah Clean Energy, has brought back the “U Drive Electric” program — which provides discounts on various electric vehicle models to interested university community members, going by information posted on the university’s website recently. (Tip of the hat to “somms” on the GM-Volt.com forum.) […]

September 28th

Electric Bus Charging Cost Calculator Released For California

As a means of supporting the state’s growing electric bus market, the California Air Resources Board recently released a new downloadable tool online that allows you to easily estimate electricity costs that accompany battery-electric bus deployments in California. The new downloadable tool is a macro-enabled Excel worksheet, so it features fairly wide compatibility. It works by […]

August 20th

Norway EV & PHEV Driver Findings, Galore!

A recent survey of 8,000 different vehicle owners in Norway, conducted by the country’s Institute of Transport Economics, has revealed some interesting new data points — including the fact that all-electric owners in the country use their vehicles more often in general and in everyday traffic than plug-in hybrid owners do. Another particularly interesting data […]

August 19th

Poland May Aim To Become Electric Car Producer

As I just wrote, two Polish cities (Kraków and Wrocław, where I live) are each planning to launch 200-car electric carsharing programs. Furthermore, a startup is aiming to launch electric carsharing in Poznan, Warsaw, Kraków, Wrocław, Tricity, and Łódź; and I’m working with a few top-notch gents to launch one as well. But that’s just part of Poland’s […]

July 31st