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Cleantech Talk #12: Why Teenagers Love Electric Cars, Electric Car Early Adopters, Edmunds Research Controversy, & Tesla Autopilot From Bosch

In this week’s second episode of Cleantech Talk, Chris DeMorro and I kick off the show by talking about an Edmunds study released on Earth Day that illogically bunched plug-in electric cars with conventional hybrids (and bashed them). I get a little worked up. We also talk about why electric cars are great first cars […]

April 30th

Bosch Automates The Tesla Model S

Elon Musk has been touting the ability for the Tesla Model S to drive itself for years now, and this summer the Autopilot feature is slated to roll out for all current and future Tesla owners. Musk isn’t the only one that wants to automate automobiles, and beyond the usual suspects of major automakers is […]

April 15th

50 Big Aspects Of The Evolving Electric Vehicle Market

Some good people at Urban Foresight, the International Energy Agency, the Electric Vehicles Initiative, and Clean Energy Ministerial have put together an “EV City Casebook” that I highly recommend checking out (it’s free). The focus of the casebook is a summary of “50 big ideas shaping the future of electric mobility.” We’ll be focusing on some (or many) […]

December 8th

Are Tesla’s Autonomous Car Claims All Hype?

When Elon Musk revealed Tesla’s new (and costly) Dual Motor Drive all-wheel drive system, he also pulled back the curtain on the first of many semi-autonomous driving features. The lane departure and speed assist systems are a prelude to a 90% autonomous Tesla Model S, arriving as soon as next year…that is, if you believe […]

November 11th

Tesla D = Insane

Expect a surge in Tesla stock today. Tesla’s “D” announcement did not disappoint. The all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S P85 goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. If you don’t follow such stats, that’s insanely fast. But that’s not even the best part, imho. The Tesla D (with the D standing for Dual Motor […]

October 10th

Elon Musk & Tesla CTO JB Straubel Q&A In Norway (VIDEOS)

Following up on the Amsterdam Q&A that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and CTO JB Straubel held last week, below is a 1½-hour Q&A that was held in Norway, electric vehicle (EV) capital of the world. This video linked here is actually quite a bit better, really top-notch quality, but it cannot be embedded. So, thanks […]

February 8th

Renault Unveils Autonomous Electric Vehicle Prototype

Renault has just unveiled an autonomous electric vehicle prototype aimed for commercialization by 2020. The prototype autonomous EV is called the Next Two. “Using sensor technologies, Next Two enables the delegation of driving functions from the driver to the car in congested traffic up to [30] km/h (18.6 mph) on main roads. It also offers […]

February 7th