The Chinese market had more than 40,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 49% increase in sales over the same month last year, with the EV market share now at 1.4%, close to last year’s record (1.45%). Expect improvement as the year progresses and sales expand, with the Chinese EV market potentially surpassing […]
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Are solar powered cars viable in any real way? Is there a way to create vehicles that are powered by nothing but solar photovoltaic panels and that are useful in the real world? Is it possible to create solar cars that are competitive commercially? What kind of vehicle performance can be achieved when the added weight […]
The Texas legislature has voted down two bills that would have permitted Tesla to make direct sales of its cars to Texas residents. The more the auto dealers dig in their heels, the more they are sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
New updates to the Tesla Model 3 website reveal the cars will not come standard with the glass roof feature found on the Model S.
Market data suggests that sales of the Tesla Model X are slipping in the US, partly because the car has gained a reputation for being troublesome and partly because it offers less utility than other sport utility vehicles.
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 […]
Elon Musk tweeted that production of the Tesla Model 3 is expected to begin in July and a new software update for cars with the second generation hardware package would arrive in June. Read on for more Twitter tidbits.
Croatian electric supercar manufacturer Rimac has built a name for itself as a designer and builder of insane 1000+ horsepower electric hypercars, but it has been hard at work behind the scenes on a different strategy altogether — to become the world’s leading OEM supplier for all things electric.
Tesla Model Y To Use Different Platform Than Model 3, With 95% Reduction In Wiring (As Compared To Model 3)
The Tesla Model Y crossover will be built on a different platform than the Model 3, despite earlier comments from CEO Elon Musk that seemed to indicate otherwise … going by recent comments from Musk made on the Q1 2017 earnings call. Is this the Model Y under wraps? Perhaps more interestingly, though, Musk also […]
The European EV market had 29,000 registrations in March, up 30% over the same month last year, making it the third best month ever, only behind the incentive-inflated Decembers of 2015 (34,000) and 2016 (30,000). At this pace, the European EV market is set to reach the 300,000 units milestone by year end. Furthermore the EV market […]
In a recent interview with Business Insider’s Matthew DeBord, Jonas talks about Tesla’s “insane” market capitalization, how other automakers see the upstart company, and Tesla’s future place in the transportation realm.
To accomplish Tesla’s mission of electrifying the world’s transportation system, Elon Musk is planning to build a lot more than just luxury sedans and SUVs. As Tesla begins to expand its product line beyond its high-end niche with the Model 3, it is worth taking a step back to understand where we sit in Tesla’s broader vision. Although Tesla has only brought 3 cars to market (Roadster, Model S, and Model X), it has developed very advanced electric drivetrain, battery, and self-driving technology. Tesla is now in the process of leveraging this technological expertise to enter many new product categories.
Fastned is well on its way to becoming one of the largest electric car charging networks in Europe. Last week, it announced it was working with German authorities to construct a fast charging network in that country. Now, Fastned says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Transport For London to do the same […]
Tesla says it will double the size of its Supercharger network this year, including 1,000 new locations in California as the company gears up for the launch of the Model 3 midsize sedan.
In a bid to increase the diversity of opinions on Tesla’s board of directors, 5 large institutional investors — amongst which are the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (Calstrs), the CtW Investment Group, and the Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds — have signed a letter recently sent to Tesla director Antonio Gracias requesting that the […]
As part of its testing process, Lucid Motors recently took one of its Air EV prototypes to TRC Ohio’s oval track and managed to bring the electric car to a top speed of 217 miles per hour. This top speed, it should be realized, is only the car’s “top speed” because it’s electronically limited to […]
The electric truck startup Bollinger Motors has now revealed some basic information (and images) of the chassis structure that will be used for its all-electric sport utility truck, a few months ahead of the planned unveiling of the truck in New York (sometime this summer). The chassis to be used is apparently made entirely of […]
By Nicolas Zart Electric vehicles (EVs) are common these days in the news. Electric motorcycles have also popularized the concept of the electric drivetrain, and electric bicycles (e-bikes) are furiously changing the landscape. However, the last frontier is the air, as we covered with our Hamiton aEro story. Electric aircraft are taking off (pun intended), and the Kirkland, […]