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Zunum Aero Hybrid-Electric Airplane Aims To Fly Passengers In 2020

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, […]

April 13th

European EV Charging Leader EV-Box Now On Engie’s Bench

As you probably read in recent weeks, I was one of the keynote speakers at EV-Box’s inaugural rEVolution summit, which took place yesterday in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I noticed ahead of time that the inspiring Engie exec Thierry Lepercq — Executive Vice President in charge of Research, Technology, and Innovation — was going to be one of the […]

March 16th

Tesla Aims To Begin Model 3 Pilot Production On February 20th (Rumor)

Tesla has reportedly told some of its suppliers that it is planning to begin pilot production of the Model 3 on February 20th, in anticipation of full production beginning in July as previously planned, according to unnamed sources familiar with the matter. The sources in question provided Reuters with a number of other interesting data […]

February 9th

Proterra Brings In $140 Million For Production Ramp

The heavy-duty electric bus firm Proterra recently secured $140 million in new funding through a recent Series 5 funding round. These new funds, which were raised in partnership with the financial industry giant JP Morgan, will reportedly be used for the “dramatic” acceleration of production capacity on both coasts of the US, as well as the […]

January 5th

Institutional Shareholder Services: Tesla’s SolarCity Acquisition A Good Idea

The prominent advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has given its recommendation to support Tesla’s $2.3 billion SolarCity acquisition/merger, telling shareholders that Tesla would be able to bridge the funding gap with SolarCity, and also that the acquisition was an important step in the firm’s path to becoming an integrated sustainable energy company. The advisory firm […]

November 7th

Institutional Bias Against Tesla At Seeking Alpha?

Going by the number of seemingly poorly researcher articles with an anti-Tesla bias published at Seeking Alpha, one has to wonder, is there an institutional bias at work? To be clear here, well researched and argued articles on Tesla with a negative slant aren’t an issue on their own — the company certainly has its faults. But […]

August 5th

Is Tesla’s Bid For SolarCity A No-Brainer?

Originally published on EV Annex. By Matt Pressman The Tesla Model X just recently started its deliveries to China and Europe. The international press has just begun to review the all-electric SUV. Britain’s Daily Mail wrote that the Model X, “Electric car thinks it’s a Ferrari… this SUV will accelerate hard and fast enough for […]

June 24th

Tesla Motors To Become TeslaCity? Offers To Buy SolarCity

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Update: Elon is highlighting on the press call how quickly Tesla could put solar, an EV charging station, and a Powerwall together after acquiring SolarCity. Elon highlighted the acquisition option at this stage of both companies as a “no-brainer.” Duh…. However, the bears are rushing to the microphone and claiming all sorts […]

June 22nd

Analyst: Tesla Gigafactory Worth $50 Billion

An analyst at Global Equities Research by the name of Trip Chowdhry has publicly commented that he considers the market value of the Tesla/Panasonic Gigafactory to be $50 billion, according to recent reports. Considering that the projected development costs of the Gigafactory total “only” $5 billion, and also that Tesla’s current market capitalization is around […]

June 5th

Apple Betting Big On Shared, Autonomous, Electric Vehicles

Apple has spent more money on the research and development of electric, autonomous vehicles in the last few years than it did on the development of the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch — combined. So, needless to say, the company clearly has big plans for future “shared mobility.” With most analysts now predicting that the sector […]

May 31st

Fastned Raised €3.07 Million In First 5 Weeks On Nxchange

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The Netherlands-based electric vehicle charging station firm Fastned raised €3.07 million in new capital during just the first 5 weeks of being listed on the new stock-exchange Nxchange, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica and EV Obsession. Altogether, 307,473 new certificates of shares were issued during his period of time […]

May 26th

Owner Of London Taxi Company Raises $400 Million Through Green Bonds Sale, For Fleet Electrification

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The owner of London Taxi Company, the manufacturer of London’s iconic black cabs, has raised $400 million in new funding through a green bonds sale, according to recent reports. These new funds will reportedly be used to electrify the company’s fleet offerings — specifically, the development of the recently revealed hybrid TX5, […]

May 23rd

Tesla Model 3 Reservations & Cancellations Revealed In SEC Filing

Originally published on CleanTechnica. When Kyle Field and I were waiting in line in Santa Monica to reserve 4 Tesla Model 3s on what I’ll call “Triple Threat Day,” and also interviewing people for a few hours beforehand, a few things became clear: 1) a lot of people were in line because they were hoping to take […]

May 19th