I’ll admit it — I’m an electric vehicle nut. Generally speaking, I’m well aware that cars ruin cities, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being car-free for over 11 years (the quality of life is certainly higher than with a car commute),…
Electric car benefits are great enough now (after 100+ years of history and development) that I think most car owners would be better off with an electric car. But transitions take time and can be quickened with good incentives. As we inch…
Technology changes at a fast pace these days, but even so, we typically think that today’s technology norms will remain for a long time, just with incremental improvements. That hasn’t been how the story goes, though. When I was in high…
Many of us see a technology transition as simply that, a swapping out of one technology for another one. But, sometimes, a technology transition has much broader impacts and implications. We’ve seen that a bit with computers, especially as they…
By Byron Meinerth, Chelsea Eakin, and John Hanrahan What is it like to rent an EV in Beijing? Over the Labor Day holiday, we decided to find out. For all the articles about Beijing’s air pollution problems and ambitious goals for electric vehicle adoption, we had trouble finding one that covered the actual experience of renting or owning
Renting An Electric Car In China: Can It Really Be This Cheap & Easy? was originally published on CleanTechnica.
Originally published on Gas2. In last week’s quarterly report, Elon Musk admitted that Tesla Model X production might be pushed back. Are the falcon-wing doors holding up the Model X? Or is the extra weight of the Model X and its all-wheel drive system reducing range too much for customer expectations? No doubt, the falcon-wing
What’s Delaying Tesla Model X Production? Falcon-Wing Doors? Weight? Performance? was originally published on CleanTechnica.
The Tesla Model S — now available for purchase throughout much of China — is exempt from the very expensive fees and costs associated with getting a license plate in the city of Shanghai, according to recent reports. The process of getting a license-plate in China typically involves time, money (sometimes as much as $15,000), […]
Tesla Model S Exempt From License-Plate Fees In Shanghai (Up To $15,000 In Savings) was originally published on EV Obsession.
Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla Hiring For Move Into 2nd Manufacturing Facility (via EV Obsession) Tesla Motors is planning to expand into a second facility in California — in Lathrop, about 52 miles northeast of the Fremont facility — according to recent reports. The company has apparently already been granted building permits to modify
Tesla Expanding Into Second Facility In Lathrop, California — Now Hiring was originally published on CleanTechnica.
If you’ve ever considered driving your car into a library, it appears that you may be able be able to do so without getting arrested. Hurray! In a somewhat humorous new promo video from Renault, the company’s tiny Twizy EV is shown being driven into a university library in France. Of course the humor is
Never Heard Of The Renault Twizy? That’s Because It’s Silent — Funny New Promo was originally published on CleanTechnica.
Originally published on Gas2. Yesterday, The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman made a plea to Elon Musk to help build a museum dedicated to Nikola Tesla…and this morning, Musk responded. In a tweet sent this morning at 6 AM, Musk told Inman (via Tweet) that he “…would be happy to help.” Woot! Last year Inman launched a
The Oatmeal Woos Tesla Motors, Elon Musk Agrees To Help Build Nikola Tesla Museum was originally published on CleanTechnica.