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Solar Cars 101 — Guide To The Basics Of Solar Powered Vehicles

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 […]

June 6th

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 […]

May 6th

Large Investor Group Requests Tesla Add Board Members Independent Of CEO Elon Musk

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 […]

April 18th

What’s The Deal With Elon Musk & Donald Trump?

Multiple people have asked me to chime in on the Elon Musk and Donald Trump “partnership.” The requests have popped up for months. I’ve also noticed a lot of commentary — on Twitter, here on CleanTechnica, and elsewhere — that implies Elon has turned evil or is sacrificing his morals by working with Trump.

February 9th

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

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.

February 9th

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

Elon Musk: Tesla Model 3 Design To Be Finished In 6 Weeks

The design of the Tesla Model 3 will be finalized within just 6 weeks according to the company’s CEO, Elon Musk. Elon made the new design finalization projection at the recent 2016 Code Conference in California. The news isn’t very surprising, though, as Musk has made similar predictions a number of times now — most recently […]

June 4th

23 Key Elon Musk & JB Straubel Highlights From 2016 Tesla Shareholder Meeting

One of the keys to good communication, in my eyes, is to open up and talk to people in an honest way as you would a friend. As you’ve probably already read, that’s one of the things that I think makes a lot of people love Elon Musk (one of several things). Still, he surprised […]

June 1st

Overview Of 4 Top Investors In Tesla

Who are the top investors in Tesla? An important question for investors, even if an oft asked one. CEO Elon Musk is of course widely known to be one of the primary investors — with a roughly 22.5% share of the company’s common stock (going by best estimates according to what’s been publicly revealed). Who […]

May 31st

Interesting Elon Musk Quotes From Norway

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently gave an interview to Christina Bu of the Norwegian EV Association, while in the Northern European country for a government conference on the shift to electric vehicles. The interview resulted in some fairly interesting new quotes from the noted public figure, which will be […]

May 21st

Workplace Accident During Tesla’s Recent Fremont Facility Expansion (& Accompanying Lawsuit) Highlights Common & Widespread Abuse Of B1/B2 Visa System

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Last May, a man by the name of Gregor Lesnik was working on the construction of the new paint shop at Tesla’s Fremont facility when he fell from the roof and broke both his legs, a number of his ribs, received a concussion, and tore ligaments in his knees. Following the […]

May 17th