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How Tesla’s Path To Self-Driving Cars Is Different From Others

The race to fully autonomous vehicles is on. In April, Elon Musk declared that Tesla should have over a million level 5 autonomous vehicles manufactured by 2020. To clarify, that means over a million cars equipped with the necessary hardware capable of driving with no help from a driver. That’s contingent, of course, on the software being ready. In addition, government approvals will be necessary (read: mandatory) long before self-driving Teslas will be commonplace

Tesla Sentry Mode Helps BMW Owner Try To Catch A Thief

Tesla’s Sentry Mode is always saving the day, or at least helping police solve crimes that without witnesses are hard to solve and get pushed aside until new evidence shows up. In this case, a BMW owner benefitted from Tesla’s Sentry Mode

222,000 Miles In A Tesla Model S (Video + Interview)

When you see a video about an electric vehicle — in this case a Tesla Model S — that has been driven well over 200,000 miles and could go another 200,000 or farther, it helps to refute anti-EV misinformation. It also points to a future where EV owners can potentially drive their vehicles farther and with lower ownership costs than if they had a gas-powered car or truck

After The Hoversurf Bike Comes The eVTOL Hoversurf Formula

HoverSurf Formula eVTOLAs cool as the Hoversurf Hoverbike is, the company is now working on another electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air vehicle, the Hoversurf Formula. There are bigger ambitions for the latter

Chinese EV Sales In July: After The Subsidy Storm

After an end-of-incentives derived surge in June, July saw the expected hangover, with the Chinese plug-in vehicle market dropping 7% year over year (YoY), and the 70,000 units of last month representing less than half of the deliveries of the previous month. Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) sank 22% YoY in July, their worst drop in over two years, while, amazingly, fully electric vehicles (BEVs) still managed to grow, if only by 1%, despite the gloom all around them (the overall market also dropped 4%)

Tesla Master Plan Lives … Tesla Model 3 Charging Costs … Porsche Should Troll Fossils, Not EVs — #CleanTechnica Top 20

The top 20 CleanTechnica articles of the past week included stories on Tesla charging costs, Tesla’s master plan, boosting the range of old EVs (in particular, the Nissan LEAF), fully developing solar power, and more. Scroll down below for the headlines

EV Tippin Point in Norway

Prior to the introduction of supportive government policies, most battery electric vehicles (BEV) were in Oslo, Norway. In March 2014, one percent of the vehicles on the roads were electric, while 21% of new vehicle sales were plug-in vehicles. Five years later, in March 2019, 58.4% of new vehicle purchases were fully electric

How To Buy A Tesla

The Tesla buying experience is unique compared to the typical car buying process offered by Big Auto. There’s no sitting down, negotiating, and sometimes not even a test drive. More on that in a minute. First, there are a few things you should know before walking into a Tesla store. For starters, it is not a dealership

Tesla Slashes Model Y Prices To Reflect Last Few Model 3 Cuts — Detailed Look

Tesla had made several pricing changes to the Model 3 since the Model Y was unveiled, and the company hadn’t updated the pricing and configurations in the Model Y Design Studio to reflect that until yesterday