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Kids Get Parents To Buy Electric Cars

According to Peugeot, “more than half of children surveyed in Britain want their parents to be more environmentally friendly, including switching to electric or plug-in HYBRID vehicles.” And these are seriously kids, not young adults — 7–12 years old. 1,235 such children were surveyed

ClimateLaunchpad’s Global Grand Final: The Winners

ClimateLaunchpad*, the world’s largest green business ideas competition, held its 7th successful edition of the Global Grand Final from September 30th to October 2nd — an event showcasing the year’s best green startups

Portugal Has 14% Plugin Vehicle Market Share, Tesla Model 3 On Top

While the overall automotive market in Portugal still in the doldrums (-39% year over year/YoY), plugin vehicle registrations hit a record month in September, with 1,844 plugins being registered there

Tesla’s One Core Advantage

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That’s a maxim that I imagine could get you fired from Tesla. Tesla is obsessively focused on “fixing” what is working fine but not working as well as it could be. Tesla is obsessively trying to take products and systems apart, whittle them down to their core

$4.7 Billion Went Into Battery Storage, Smart Grid, & Efficiency Companies In Q1–Q3 2020

People who don’t follow cleantech, or individual cleantech industries, think that solar, wind, and batteries are sort of small, niche markets. Actually, these have become very large markets, and often the quickest growing markets. Similarly, related smart grid and energy efficiency companies are booming

Elon Musk Explains Tesla’s Vertical Integration vs. “Catalog Engineering”

Elon in GermanyTesla just achieved its fifth consecutive profitable quarter. How did Tesla beat Wall Street’s third quarter earnings estimates? How are they doing this while the broader auto industry is down amidst a global pandemic