This is the 11th broadcast of CleanTechnica’s weekly news show. This week’s show covers Tesla Autopilot, Tesla Supercharging, new EV incentives in the Netherlands and Germany, oil spills, The Boring Company, and more
We get a lot of flack here at CleanTechnica for being Tesla fanboys, but in reality, we are just a bunch of clean technology nuts that love the things Tesla has done, is doing, and is expected to do out into the future
Just 7 months ago, there were 1,533 Tesla Supercharger stations globally, hosting 13,344 Supercharger stalls. As I showed at the time, and as you might have assumed if you thought back to baby Tesla of 7 years ago, that was a dramatic increase over the 8 Supercharger stations that were installed in 2013 (6 in California and 2 on the US East Coast)
When asked for the top reasons the EV drivers got their cars, we got similar responses as in previous years. The largest portion of buyers in every group referenced the environmental benefits. As before, Tesla buyers in the various markets were more likely to select “fun & convenience” and “I love new tech” than other EV drivers
VegasModel3 posted a video that answers the most asked EV question I’ve encountered. Although, the answer to this question is particular to the Tesla Model 3. It won’t answer the question for all EVs. That question is typically the beginning question before someone delves further into the world of electric cars
After the unveiling of the new Porsche Taycan yesterday, analysts were quick to call the only electric competitor (the Tesla Model S) “ancient in comparison,” pointing out the “pathbreaking” 800 volt system that “slashes recharging times.” It is true that a higher system voltage can reduce charging times: you can feed more power to the battery without increasing the charge current. But just how good is Porsche’s implementation
A recent survey by Autolist finds more people prefer the Tesla Model S over the new Porsche Taycan, largely because of the Tesla Supercharger network.
Traditionally, the domain of cars has been mostly one of males, guys, men, dudes, hombres, etc. Guys working on cars was, and perhaps remains, a familiar enough scenario that it’s assumed this kind of mechanical interest and ability is masculine