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Snappy answers to annoying electric vehicle questions

Now that I’ve been driving an electric vehicle (a Tesla Model S) around on a regular basis for a few weeks, I’m getting bored with the most common questions. Over and over again… By Zachary Shahan  “How far can you drive?” “How long does it take to charge?” “How fast can it go?” (max speed) “How […]

July 22nd

Elon Musk: Tesla vs The Terminator (Video)

Elon Musk was the keynote speaker at the National Governors Association conference in Providence, Rhode Island, last weekend. He used the occasion to remind the group of his oft voiced concerns about artificial intelligence, calling it the “biggest risk we face as a civilization.” In the absence of appropriate government regulations, Musk fears AI could progress […]

July 17th

China calls for 20% EVs by 2025. Car makers HOWL.

China’s plans for relatively aggressive electric vehicle sales quotas are unnerving some prominent foreign auto manufacturers. After selling a record 507,000 EVs in 2016, China wants to see 7 million on the roads by 2025. By James Ayre  In a letter addressed to China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Miao Wei, a coalition of large […]

July 15th

What’s happening with Tesla’s stock price?

Tesla’s stock has been experiencing a drop-off in recent days, with the stock price hitting a low not seen in more than a couple of months. The Tesla stock’s market cap now totals “just” $48.58 billion. Since we previously wrote about Tesla becoming more valuable than GM and Ford, it seemed fitting to correct the record […]

Tesla Model 3 – how federal EV tax credits will work

With Elon Musk’s mini-tweetstorm Sunday night, July 2, several things became more clear (sort of) in the world of electric vehicles (EVs). We can now estimate Model 3 production for the rest of 2017 — which also gets us closer to a reasonably accurate estimate of how federal EV tax credits will play out for Tesla over […]

You SHOULD be worried about hackers breaking in to your autonomous vehicle. Congress is on it.

Everybody and their brother is salivating at the thought of connected and autonomous vehicle technology. The cars of tomorrow will communicate with each other and with transportation infrastructure to speed drivers quickly and safely from place to place. They will create new business opportunities as people give up owning private cars and participate in ride-sharing and […]

July 3rd

Watch the livestream – Cleantech Revolution conference from Berlin

Sponsored by our sister-site, Cleantechnica, the 4th Cleantech Revolution Tour conference is kicking off in a few moments in Berlin. You (and the rest of the world!) are invited, vi their #Electrifying webinar series and Facebook Live video. Register to watch via Zoom, head over to CleanTechnica’s Facebook page, or just watch the embed. In the Berlin […]

June 28th

Prediction: By 2030, 95% of people will NOT own a private car

Futurists make predictions. That’s what they do. Sometimes they are right; sometimes they are wrong. As futurists go, Stanford economist and RetinkX founder Tony Seba has a pretty good track record. He predicted the solar energy boom at a time when prices for solar power were 10 times what they are today. His latest report predicts two things. […]

June 19th