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How Far Behind Tesla Is Big Auto? How Long Till It Catches Up?

June 23rd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

It may seem absurd to put Tesla ahead of Big Auto, but by many standards, Tesla seems to be far ahead. You don't have to take my word for it — Tesla [TSLA] is now the most valuable US car company, recently surpassing GM and Ford in market cap, and there's a reason or 10 why the investment community on the whole sees Tesla as a more valuable company despite drastically lower annual production/sales output. This article isn't about proving that Tesla's ahead, though. It's actually a genuine, open-minded search for how long it'll take Big Auto to catch up to Tesla ... if it ever can. One widely held assumption is that large automakers can turn on a dime and crush Tesla at its own game "once the time is right." That's not true


Billionaire Ron Baron Thinks Tesla [TSLA] Can Hit $1,000/Share By 2020

June 23rd, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

Renowned mutual fund manager and investment icon Ron Baron of Baron Capital is well-known for his conservative, long-term approach to stock picking. He's been compared to Warren Buffett (both for his investing style and outstanding track record) and has said that Tesla "may be the most interesting" company he's ever invested in over his 46 year career


Your Tesla May Soon Pay For Itself

June 23rd, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

Will there come a day when your Tesla simply pays for itself? According to the Wall Street Journal, that day may be coming soon. "Thanks to ride sharing and the looming introduction of self-driving vehicles, the entire model of car ownership is being upended—and very soon may not look anything like it has for the past century. Drivers, for instance, may no longer be drivers, relying instead on hailing a driverless car on demand, and if they do decide to buy, they will likely share the vehicle—by renting it out to other people when it isn’t in use."


Stop The “Tesla Killer” Nonsense

June 22nd, 2017 | by Loren McDonald

It often seems that just about every new electric vehicle that is either launched, announced or showcased as a concept car for the future is called a 'Tesla killer" by the mainstream business and automobile press. I wish they'd just stop it


Swedish EV Battery Study Sucks

June 22nd, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

The Swedish state media organization SVT reports in an absurdly incorrect and misleading article "Electric vehicles may be the worst for the climate" that electric vehicles are bad for the environment, especially referring to "severe" issues regarding their lithium-ion batteries


Maven Gig Launches In San Francisco

June 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

The Maven Gig carsharing service, aimed at those working in the freelance "gig" economy as delivery drivers or on-demand taxi service drivers, has now launched in San Francisco, California


5 More Cleantech Revolutionaries Joining Us In Berlin & Wroclaw

June 21st, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli

We're one week away from our next Cleantech Revolution Tour conference. We have another 5 presenters and panelists to announce, bringing us toward what we expect will be fascinating discussions, presentations, and workshops, as well as fruitful cleantech networking that will bring more business to early cleantech leaders, sprout new cleantech ideas, and stimulate new friendships


US DOT: Driving (Miles) Up 1.5% In 2017 vs 2016

June 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre

Despite the need to vastly and rapidly curtail transportation sector carbon emissions if anthropogenic climate change is to be limited to any real degree, the US transportation sector is continuing to grow ... year by year


More Oxygen With Go To-U Electric Car Charging Network

June 21st, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Exploring the bright website of the Go To-U network, I wandered into the website of one of its partners, e-space, and read: "More oxygen to the city!" The people and the businesses such as Go To-U and e-space that are working to clean the air in our cities are focused on something completely sensible that we too often overlook. E-space's "More Oxygen to the City" campaign is timely and poignant. Adults need clean air. Children need clean air. Human life relies on clean air


Rumor: Tesla Shanghai Factory To Be Announced Soon

June 20th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Rumors of a new Tesla factory in Shanghai, China, have been flying around the internet for months. And just as quickly as they popped up, Tesla batted them away, saying they were just speculation, there was nothing official, it was looking at several locations in China, it had made no decision yet, and things of that nature


$7,800 Electric Microcar? (Coming Soon To Europe From China)

June 20th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

While Elon Musk and Tesla start the electric car revolution from the high end of the market, Chinese company CHJ Automotive plans to start from the low end. Co-founder Kevin Shen says the company plans to introduce an ultra-compact electric car starting at around $7,800 in 2018. The company is working together with Clem, a French ride-hailing service, to test the cars in Paris


Tesla Model 3 Spy Shots … Tesla Haters … Tesla Model 3 Production … (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

June 19th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

The past week, with ~1 million pageviews, was a pretty big one here on CleanTechnica. With Tesla Model 3 production around the corner, spy shots jumping out of the corners of the interwebs, and leaks about production beginning soon, it's no surprise that stories about perhaps the most significant car in history topped the charts. Have a look and check out any cool stories you missed


[UPDATED] CleanTechnica Webinar: Tesla Model 3 Interior Predictions, Preparations, & Prayers

June 19th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

We're launching a new webinar series — "Electrifying" — and to squeeze some extra fun out of the Model 3 interior intrigue, we're going to kick off with a chat about “Tesla Model 3 Interior Predictions, Preparations, & Prayers.” Our own Kyle Field, Roger Pressman of EV Annex (author of Getting Ready for Model 3), Viktor Irle of EV Volumes, and I will be chatting about what we've seen, what we expect, and what we dream for in our most optimistic moments



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