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Off-Grid Solar-Powered Tesla Superchargers?

Originally published on CleanTechnica. It must be a holiday — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is having fun on Twitter and teasing product updates. One thing readers have been asking about for years is when exactly Tesla’s Supercharger network will be solar powered, and, similarly, how many Tesla Superchargers currently include solar panels. Early on, Elon highlighted that Tesla […]

December 24th

Did Tesla Begin Testing Higher Supercharger Charging Speeds?

Charging speeds at Tesla’s Supercharger stations vary quite a bit, based on a number of different factors — others sharing the circuit, temperature, overall electricity demand, etc. — with the current level moving up and down in response to these factors as well as others. Tesla is clearly working to increase the level of current that can be […]

September 15th

Interactive Infographic Of The Tesla Model S

An interesting new interactive infographic detailing the Tesla Model S was recently brought to my attention, and seems very much worth sharing here. The interactive infographic was created by “Romtim” on the Tesla Motors Club forum, so if you end up enjoying it, make sure that you head over and express your thanks…. Here’s the […]

July 30th

Tesla Owner Using Supercharger At 1AM Surrounded By 2 Police Cars & Accused Of Suspicious Activity

Tesla’s growing Supercharger network of exclusive electric vehicle charging stations are a new enough thing that most of those who drive or walk by them probably aren’t even aware of what they are. An interesting story relating this matter was recently discussed on the Tesla Motors Club forum by “ericwol” — who revealed in a post […]

July 9th

Tesla Partnering With Ruby Tuesday Restaurants As Part Of Supercharger Expansion Plans

Tesla and Ruby Tuesday restaurants are partnering as part of the electric auto company’s Supercharger expansion plans, according to a recent press release from Ruby Tuesday. The partnership will see Supercharger stations installed at a number of Ruby Tuesday restaurants throughout the US. The chief marketing officer for Ruby Tuesday, David Skena, commented: “We’re thrilled to partner […]

July 2nd

Tesla Conference Call On YouTube, + Update: Tesla’s Been Saying Fremont Could Produce Nearly 1 Million Vehicles

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Like in some previous quarters, I went ahead and put the full recording of the Q1 2016 Tesla financials conference call on YouTube. You can always listen to the conference calls on the Tesla investment portal, but it’s a clunky system and really hard to skip around to the spot you want. […]

May 5th

Tesla Searches Skyrocket Past Audi, VW, GM, Porsche, BMW…

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Tesla is set to disrupt the heck out of the auto market, according to many of us who watch the industry closely, and search trends on Google may be one of the earliest indicators. I have tried hard to remember who passed this insight on to me, but have been unable to […]

April 20th

Fastned EV Chargers Now Compatible With Teslas — Tesla Adaptors Being Added To All 50 Stations

The Netherlands-based electric vehicle fast-charging station company Fastned will be adding Tesla adaptors to all 50 of its locations in the country — thereby opening the company’s charging network up to the popular brand — according to an email sent to EV Obsession and CleanTechnica this week. As noted in the email, considering that there are […]

March 5th

Tesla’s Q1 & 2016 Sales Projections

We should have 2–3 more stories coming tomorrow regarding Tesla’s* quarterly letter and conference call, which just wrapped up, but here’s one more to close out the night. All in all, Tesla’s reports on what happened in Q4 2015 and 2015 as a whole weren’t huge surprises. Much of the info was already out there, even if not […]

February 10th

5 Reasons Teslas Trump Every Other Electric Car

We get criticized a little bit for writing too much about Tesla. However, so far, Tesla is just in a very different league than all the other electric car producers. Not even speaking about the Tesla Model S or Model X specifically, there are 5 big reasons a Tesla (generally speaking, and including a Tesla […]

February 9th

EV Revolution!

In this 10th and nearly final article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — we get to an exciting topic — EV Revolution!! Revolution, baby! I’ve mentioned “EV revolution” a few times already in this report. What am I talking about? By “EV revolution,” I’m referring […]

February 1st

Electric Car Charging Habits & Values — Tesla Superchargers Big Trump Card

Following our articles on 1) battery preferences of electric car drivers & likely buyers and 2) range requirements + hypothetical range–price tradeoffs, in our 9th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — the topic is charging, charging, charging. The other side of the range coin is charging. With inductive, wireless charging […]

January 31st

Tesla’s Supercharger Network Grew By 50% Last Year

Tesla’s already quite impressive Supercharger network of charging stations grew by around 50% in 2015, going by the latest figures from the company. The company’s DC fast-charging network now includes 593 stations and 3439 individual stalls — spread across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Those numbers represent a roughly 48% year-on-year increase in location numbers, and […]

January 29th

Electric Car Features & Electric Car Classes Buyers Most Want

In our 7th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into some of the really juicy stuff — specific features people want, car classes people are interested in, and some specifics regarding batteries. We asked only the non-owners/lessees about required and desired features […]

January 29th