In our modern era, we may assume that electric cars are new technology. The Chevy Bolt, Nissan LEAF, and all Tesla vehicles are certainly cutting-edge automobiles, right? But there was a period in America a long time ago when about 30% of all cars were electric. (Today, only about 1% of the fleet runs on electricity.)
A Tesla copycat? Certainly not — Exasun was in the solar roof tile business before Tesla. It also has what seems to be a cost-competitive, attractive, high-quality product on offer. I visited the company's headquarters and factory in Amsterdam last year during a cleantech tour Remco van der Horst arranged for me when I was in town for rEVolution
The good folks at EVANNEX were kind enough to send us a Center Console Insert for the Tesla Model S to use in our Tesla Shuttle fleet right after we launched the company. Yes, I assume they expected a review for the gift (which is worth $530–630), but they haven't said so or pressured us in any way. Show More Summary
There’s a ton of tech news to get to! Maybe you didn’t get to it all, because who’s got time for that? Well, that’d be us — here are a handful of stories from the week that was that might affect you! Mobile World Congress 2018 is next...Show More Summary
When Tesla unveiled the Tesla Semi late last year, it managed to pull of the impossible. Sure, the Tesla Semi's specs are impressive, but even more astounding was Tesla's ability to get people interested in and excited about a semi-truck in the first place. Show More Summary
While Tesla CEO Elon Musk has already been quoted as promising that the payback period for choosing an all-electric Tesla Semi offering over a conventional diesel truck would be just a few years time, not everyone is willing to take his word on the matter
"We are estimating that we could have pay back within a year-and-a-half based on energy usage as well as lower maintenance cost," says DHL executive Jim Monkmeyer. Continue reading DHL exec figures Tesla Semi would pay itself off within...Show More Summary
It's no secret that Tesla owners love their cars, but the general public may not share the same affection for the brand. Tesla ranked last for positive brand perception compared to 14 other luxury car brands, according to a recent industry...Show More Summary
SpaceX turned heads around the world on February 6 with the first-ever launch of Falcon Heavy. The 230-foot-tall rocket's three boosters helped push Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster into space, peeled off after running low on fuel, and then...Show More Summary
Tesla is dealing with a spike in demand for its Model S and X vehicles. This again proves that Tesla doesn't have demand problems. But it also shows that the company has two car businesses: one in luxury vehicles that has matured, and...Show More Summary
We're so excited about this.
Before Tesla stands any chance of breaking into the mainstream and competing with the industry leaders, charging stations for its vehicles need to be significantly easier to find than they are now. To that end, Tesla announced a newShow More Summary
When Tesla released its Autopilot feature a few years ago, it didn't take long before enthusiastic Tesla owners began pushing the feature to the limit. In fact, some of the early Autopilot videos we saw were so harrowing that Tesla was effectively forced to enact a number of safeguards around the feature. Show More Summary
The $7,500 federal tax credit for EV buyers dries up once automakers cross the 200,000-vehicle mark.
Fastned is still the only EV charging network I know of that includes CHAdeMO, CCS, and Tesla (via adapter) charging options at all of its stations. This may seem unimportant, since Tesla has its own Supercharger network, but as Fastned...Show More Summary
"To the more established brands, it is a young upstart company with performance claims that seem unreasonably optimistic. Instead of being rooted in reality, its new sporty two-door appears to be little more than the expressed will of a mercurial leader. There are already rumors of potential bankruptcy. Surely, this is hubris run amok.”
The governor of Hawaii issued a challenge to Tesla to cool its kids without running up energy bills, and it accepted.
Keeping your electric car charged is a big part of maintenance for those living the gas-free life, so Tesla is now bringing its Wall Connectors to offices — and it's installing them for free. Tesla introduced this month the Workplace...Show More Summary
From the Model T to Tesla’s autopilot-enabled vehicle, the automotive industry has come a long way – and it’s not slowing down. With potential for new technology and functionality growing daily, automakers are paving the way for the future of transportation... and insurance. Let’s take a look at how the auto industry […]
Apartment dwellers are an untapped market for EVs. Creative solutions are needed.