How Owning A Tesla Model 3 For 1 Year Has Changed My Life
CleanTechnica · Guest Contributor · 1 day ago
I've owned the Model 3 for exactly one year now. What I like most about the car is that it's 100% electric, burns no gas, and has zero emissions. There's so much to the car that I love, and I mean it when I say that the car has changed my life. I realize that's a big statement to make so I'd like to explain what I mean by that...
SpaceX set for Falcon Heavy triple booster landing, hottest center core reentry yet
Teslarati · Eric Ralph · 3 hours ago
SpaceX’s third Falcon Heavy launch is ready to wow crowds once more with a synchronized side booster landing at Cape Canaveral and a center core recovery attempt more than 1200 km (750 mi) off the coast of Florida. Based on the fact that Falcon Heavy’s STP-2 center core (B1057) is set to smash SpaceX’s current record for drone ship downrange distance, chances are good that B1057 will separate from the upper stage and payload traveling faster and higher than any recoverable Falcon booster before it. In short, the fresh Block 5 booster will likely be subjected to the most extreme...
Tesla gets the full ‘Top Gear’ treatment, Chris Harris buys Model 3 after review
Teslarati · Simon Alvarez · 6 hours ago
There was once a time when UK-based auto show Top Gear practically ignored the existence of Tesla vehicles on the car market. If the popular motoring program’s recent episode is any indication, that time appears to be long gone. The auto show’s host, Chris Harris, has become somewhat of an EV convert during his time with the all-electric sedan. Off the bat, Harris noted that he would try his best to ignore the hype surrounding the Model 3. He stressed the importance of simply reviewing the vehicle the same way he does other cars. For the most part, he did,...
Tesla secures tariff exemption on aluminum for battery cell, document shows massive ramp up
Electrek · Fred Lambert · 1 hour ago
Tesla has secured an exemption on a 10% tariff that would have applied on Japanese aluminum used in the production of battery cells at Gigafactory 1. The exemption application shows that Tesla is planning a significant ramp up in battery production. Tesla didn’t have much luck with its tariff exemption requests lately. It was recently denied tariff exemptions for Model 3’s computer and touchscreen , but the automaker’s luck has turned for aluminum at least. The automaker applied for an exemption on 10 million kg of aluminum produced by Nippon Light Metal Co that was subject to a 10% tariff...
Watch live: SpaceX’s first-ever Falcon Heavy night launch
Fast Company · Christopher Zara · 1 hour ago
SpaceX is taking a cue from Hollywood super-hero movies and going dark. The spaceflight startup’s massive Falcon Heavy rocket will get its first-ever nighttime launch this evening, weather permitting, as it lifts off from launch pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission, commissioned by the U.S. Air Force, involves carrying some two dozen satellites into space and spreading them out into orbit. SpaceX is hoping to prove to the Air Force that it can handle complicated missions so it can win future contracts to launch military satellites, according to the Los Angeles Times. The success of...
Rivian is spending a ‘huge amount of time’ avoiding Tesla-type service issues
Teslarati · Dacia J. Ferris · less than an hour ago
Tesla has been working hard to improve its vehicle repair and servicing challenges over the last several months, and the audience noting both the issues and steps needed to solve them includes Rivian, the auto startup working on the all-electric R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV. “So, we’re spending a huge amount of time solving service,” CEO RJ Scaringe revealed in an interview with The Fast Lane Car at Rivian’s recent event focused on second-life uses for its batteries . “Not just in your big cities, not just in LA or Seattle, but if you buy a car and you...
Tesla wins tariff exclusion from US on imported aluminum
CNBC · 3 hours ago
Tesla has won a tariff exclusion from the U.S. Commerce Department on the imported Japanese aluminum it uses in its battery cells....
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy is set to launch the first-ever 'solar sailing' spacecraft powered purely by light
INSIDER · Aylin Woodward · 1 hour ago
SpaceX is scheduled to launch its third-ever Falcon Heavy rocket — the world's most powerful operational launch system. The rocket aims to deploy 24 different satellites into orbit around Earth, including an atomic clock for NASA, the ashes of 152 people, and LightSail 2, an experiment that could change how vehicles propel themselves to a destination in space using just light from the sun. LightSail 2, spearheaded by the Planetary Society, will be the first-ever solar sailing spacecraft — powered by sunlight alone.  Solar sailing technology could help spacecraft achieve interstellar travel. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One...
Tesla starts work on substation to power Gigafactory 3 ahead of production
Electrek · Fred Lambert · 3 hours ago
Tesla is just months away from its aggressive goal of starting production at Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai in Q4 and now it starts work on the substation to power the new factory. Gigafactory 3 is Tesla’s first manufacturing facility in China and it’s also the first electric vehicle factory wholly-owned by a foreign automaker in the country. As the trade war between China and the US keeps getting more complicated, it’s becoming more important than ever for Tesla to have manufacturing capacity in China. They will be able to avoid increasingly uncertain import tariffs in the biggest auto market in...
U.S. waives tariffs on Japanese aluminum for Tesla battery cells
Reuters · 4 hours ago
FILE PHOTO: A driver recharges the battery of his Tesla car at a Tesla Super Charging station in a petrol station on the highway in Sailly-Flibeaucourt, France, January 12, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department has agreed to Tesla Inc’s request to waive 10 percent tariffs on imported aluminum from Japan used in the manufacture of battery cells at Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory, government documents show. The Palo Alto, California-based company made the request in April and said the aluminum is produced by Nippon Light Metal Co Ltd and was seeking a tariff exclusion for 10 million...
Tesla Owner / Reviewer Impressed w/ Audi e-tron Adaptive Cruise Assist
Inside EVs · 4 hours ago
The system works incredibly well, though it's much different than Tesla Autopilot....
Tesla wins court ruling to operate company-owned store in Va.
Automotive News · Danielle Szatkowski · 4 hours ago
Tesla Inc. can continue to operate its store in suburban Richmond, Va., after a local judge ruled in the automaker's favor in a dispute with the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association. According to court documents filed Friday, Judge Gregory Rupe of Richmond Circuit Court affirmed a 2016 decision by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Richard Holcomb allowing Tesla to open a store in Henrico County. The judge also had concerns about the commissioner's decision. The dealer association opposed Tesla's petition, arguing that it violated Virgina law prohibiting any motor vehicle manufacturer from owning or operating a dealership except under certain...
Jake Paul bought his fellow YouTuber 'girlfriend' Tana Mongeau a $124,000 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen for her 21st birthday
INSIDER · Lindsay Dodgson · 13 hours ago
YouTubers Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul claim to have been in a relationship for the past couple of months, but nobody knows if it's real or just for views. Paul tried to teach Mongeau to drive in his Tesla a few weeks ago, and the pair joked about him buying a car for her 21st. Today is Mongeau's birthday, and he seems to have delivered on his promise — by buying her a brand new Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen. The car costs anywhere upwards of $124,000. The couple may have also just gotten engaged, according to Mongeau's Instagram stories and Twitter posts....
Elon Musk says SpaceX will try its 'most difficult launch ever' tonight. Here's how to watch live video of the third-ever Falcon Heavy rocket mission.
INSIDER · Dave Mosher · 5 hours ago
SpaceX is about to launch its third-ever Falcon Heavy rocket — the world's most powerful operational launch system — on Monday around 11:30 p.m. ET. Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, said it "will be our most difficult launch ever" because the mission will take multiple rocket-engine firings and last about six hours. The goal is to deploy 24 different satellites into orbit around Earth, including an atomic clock for NASA and the ashes of 152 people. SpaceX is streaming live video of the launch, which you can watch using the YouTube player below. Visit Business Insider's homepage...
Master AI & Machine Learning for Less Than $20
Inverse · Shannon Fitzgerald · 6 hours ago
The Details: Learn artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics Features hands-on lab HD video tutorials Includes 124 lectures & 27 hours of content Why You Want It: AI is the future of the tech industry and the world. AI powers Tesla’s self-driving cars and Apple’s Siri , and if you want to be part of the industry mastering AI is essential. These 124 lectures provide everything you need to master AI and you’ll also get a certificate of completion so future employers will know you’re well-versed. The future is coming, you might as well be part of it. The Deal:...
Tesla is addressing one of its customers' biggest complaints by starting to do collision repairs through its service centers and mobile service fleet (TSLA)
INSIDER · Mark Matousek · 6 hours ago
Tesla has started performing collision repairs at its service centers and through its mobile service fleet. Tesla will repair "paint scuffs and scratches" and "minor dents," and replace bumpers, fenders, doors, side mirrors, and other "bolt-on" parts, the electric-car maker said in an email to customers. Since the release of Tesla's Model 3 sedan in 2017, some customers have complained about long waits for repairs at company-run service centers and third-party body shops. During the company's fourth-quarter earnings call in January, CEO Elon Musk said improving its service operation in North America was his "number one" priority for the first...
How Tesla CEO Elon Musk makes and spends his $19.2 billion
INSIDER · Alyssa Pagano and Irene Kim · 7 hours ago
Elon Musk has a $19.2 billion net worth. As CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company, Musk is an influential tech entrepreneur transforming the transportation industry.  Musk grew up in South Africa and taught himself how to code. At 12 years old, Musk sold the source code for his first video game for $500. He later became a majority shareholder of PayPal and made $180 million when Ebay bought the company in 2002. Musk spends money on homes, cars, and charities, but he also invests a significant amount back into his companies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories....
Elon Musk fell off Glassdoor's ranking of the top 100 CEOs after making the top-10 in 2017
INSIDER · Mark Matousek · 8 hours ago
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has fallen from the job-review site Glassdoor's ranking of the top 100 CEOs. Musk ranked 49th in 2018 and 8th in 2017, based on ratings from SpaceX employees. Musk has a 67% approval rating from Tesla employees, down from over 80% in early 2018, and an 89% approval rating from SpaceX employees, down from 94% in 2018, as of Monday morning. SpaceX and Tesla did not immediately respond to Business Insider's requests for comment. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has fallen from the job-review site Glassdoor's...
California's Gavin Newsom warns Big Tech could be "steamrolled" by regulation
Axios · Jim VandeHei · 13 hours ago
California Gov. Gavin Newsom warned in an interview for "Axios on HBO" that his state’s Big Tech giants — Google, Facebook and others — will soon get "steamrolled" by federal regulations, and deserve to be hit with new restrictions on their wealth and reach. Why it matters: Newsom is friends with several tech moguls, including Tesla's Elon Musk and Google co-founder Sergey Brin. And his state relies heavily on the big profits of Big Tech to fund California. Big changes will hit them at the state and federal level, he said. "Are they going to lead in that conversation and...
SpaceX ship Mr. Steven renamed ahead of Falcon Heavy fairing catch attempt
Teslarati · Eric Ralph · 10 hours ago
In a pleasant, last-minute surprise, SpaceX fairing recovery vessel Mr. Steven has departed Port Canaveral for its first Falcon fairing catch attempt in more than half a year. The speedy ship has already traveled more than 1250 km (800 mi) in ~48 hours and should soon be in position to attempt recovery of Falcon Heavy Flight 3’s payload fairing halves. In another surprise, Mr. Steven has been renamed to GO Ms. Tree , a strong indicator that Guice Offshore (GO) – a company SpaceX is heavily involved with – has acquired the vessel from financially troubled owner/operator Sea-Tran Marine. With...
Tesla Gigafactory 3’s substation rises ahead of target Model 3 production
Teslarati · Simon Alvarez · 12 hours ago
With Gigafactory 3’s Phase 1 buildout completed, Tesla’s electric car production facility continues to evolve. Recent drone flyovers of the expansive Shanghai site have even revealed that a substation is currently being built. Sightings of workers with ABB Robotics uniforms in the area also hint at sections of Gigafactory 3 being prepared for the installation of manufacturing robots. Wuwa Vision (烏瓦) , who has been following the progress of Gigafactory 3 since it was just an open, muddy field, was able to acquire some details about the substation being built southwest of the general assembly building. The substation reportedly costs...
Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ mode shows how branding can become a UX risk
Fast Company · Mark Wilson · 11 hours ago
In an automotive industry that’s been remarkably slow to embrace electric, Tesla has proven that you can create a greener all-electric car that actually outperforms gasoline engines on a race track, too. In addition to bringing EVs to more consumers, Tesla is also putting emerging autonomous tech into their hands. These self-driving capabilities are still limited, which makes Tesla’s decision to brand its driver-assist mode as “Autopilot” questionable. Teslas can cruise down a highway through robotic vision and AI, but not so well that a user is ever meant to take their eyes off the road or hands off the...
Elon Musk Teases Rapid, Cheap Raptor Production to Get to Mars Fast
Inverse · Mike Brown · 11 hours ago
S paceX is planning to give its Mars-bound Raptor engine design a big production boost, CEO Elon Musk teased in a series of Twitter posts Monday. By the end of this year, Musk declared, the company is aiming to produce a new engine every 12 hours. The engine is designed for the Starship, a stainless steel vessel currently under construction that could send the first humans to Mars. Production on the first set of Raptor engines has been cautious, with the company delivering the first finalized engine in January 2019 and producing four more to the present day. That’s nowhere...
The Tesla Edge: "It's The Software, Stupid."
Inside EVs · 11 hours ago
Audi's new electric car doesn't even come close to a Tesla....
Elon Musk tweeted an 'Occupy Mars' meme, but he was mocked because it featured a picture of the moon
Business Insider · 12 hours ago
Reuters Elon Musk mistook the moon for Mars in a tweet — and......
Elon Musk tweeted an 'Occupy Mars' meme, but he was mocked because it featured a picture of the moon
INSIDER · Mary Hanbury · 12 hours ago
Elon Musk mistook the moon for Mars in a tweet — and the internet is calling him out. The SpaceX CEO tweeted a picture of the moon with the caption "Occupy Mars" and other Twitter users were quick to correct him. Musk's tweet came within hours of him saying that he is accelerating the development of Starship, a rocket that is designed to go to Mars. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The internet is mocking Elon Musk after he mixed up the moon and Mars. Musk tweeted out a photograph on Sunday with the caption "Occupy Mars" but...
Tesla Semi spotted in Supercharger between mysterious Lathrop facility and Fremont factory
Teslarati · Simon Alvarez · 15 hours ago
Tesla’s eye-catching red Semi prototype was recently sighted paying a visit to a Supercharger located between the company’s mysterious Lathrop facility and its main factory in Fremont, CA. Similar to other sightings of the vehicle, the all-electric truck seemed to have attracted attention from Tesla enthusiasts in the area. Tesla enthusiast John Grinley was staying at a hotel in Dublin, CA this past Saturday when he decided to stop by a nearby Tesla store so he could test drive a Model 3 . While spending some time at the location, the aspiring Model 3 owner was asked by the staff...
Tesla’s millions of cameras are capturing some crazy things – videos
Electrek · Fred Lambert · 14 hours ago
When Tesla deployed its new TeslaCam and Sentry Mode features, it basically enabled millions of cameras (8 per car) installed on its vehicles to capture videos of their surroundings. Those cameras are now capturing some crazy things. Here are some of the videos: In September of last year, Tesla released a software update to enable owners of vehicles with Autopilot hardware to use the Autopilot cameras to record footage when needed – like a dashcam – hence why they called the feature: “ TeslaCam “. Building on its previously released dashcam feature, Tesla enabled the use of more cameras around...
Our New Tesla Myths Page
CleanTechnica · Vijay Govindan · 22 hours ago
As part of my efforts to fight untrue Tesla myths, I recently engaged the Tesla community to create a Tesla Myth Busters FAQ page. I sent out a call to “assemble a full-fledged myth-busting campaign,” and people responded. We simply want to set the record straight regarding various Tesla myths. Thanks to the Tesla community who heeded my call, this first draft was produced in just four days, which is astonishing and wonderful when you think about it...
10 things in tech you need to know today
INSIDER · Shona Ghosh · 16 hours ago
Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. US Cyber Command on Thursday launched an operation against an Iranian spy group, despite President Donald Trump's last-minute scrapping of a direct military strike, former intelligence officials said. The Iranian group is believed to have supported the limpet mine attacks against two tanker ships earlier last week, which resulted in the US increasing its military posture against the country. Ravelry, an online knitting community with over 8 million members, has banned support of President Donald Trump and his administration. It said that it would ban posts or...
SpaceX set for second Falcon Heavy launch in ~70 days: here’s how to watch live
Teslarati · Eric Ralph · 16 hours ago
SpaceX is T-18 hours to its second Falcon Heavy launch in barely 70 days, set to lift off with the Department of Defense’s Space Test Program-2 (STP-2) rideshare mission no earlier than (NET) 11:30 pm EDT (03:30 UTC), June 24th. According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, STP-2 is without a doubt the company’s “most difficult launch ever”, owing to a multitude of high-stakes performance requirements, US military and NASA oversight, several technical milestones, challenging booster and fairing recoveries, and much, much more. Should SpaceX succeed on all fronts, the company will have taken a massive leap towards being able to...
Tesla takes a win against auto dealers in Virginia
Electrek · Fred Lambert · 1 day ago
Tesla is still struggling against sales bans and restrictions in some states due to its direct-sales business model, but it has now taken a win against auto dealers in Virginia. Over the last few years, Tesla had issues with the DMV and the Virginia Auto Dealers’ Association (VADA) over the right to sell its cars directly to customers in the state. The association and its president, Don Hall, have taken actions to try to impede Tesla’s expansion in the state. In an internal VADA video posted in 2016, Hall told members of VADA in wartime-like announcement settings that Virginia’s auto...
SpaceX is about to launch 152 dead people's remains into orbit aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket
Business Insider · dmosher+queries@insider.com (Dave Mosher) · 1 day ago
SpaceX via Flickr On June 24, SpaceX plans to launch its third Falcon Heavy rocket — the world's most powerful operational launch system — and send 24 different satellites into orbit. One of the satellites will carry 152 metal capsules packed with human ashes. A company called Celestis arranged the "funeral flight" and charges upwards of $5,000 to fly 1 gram of "participant" cremains into orbit. Celestis has arranged the launch of cremains from engineers, astronauts, authors, and a even Star Trek actor. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX is gearing up for the third-ever launch of its...
Tesla community mobilizes to help in Elon Musk’s end-of-Q2 push: Here’s why they do it
Teslarati · Simon Alvarez · 1 day ago
Tesla volunteers are mobilizing once more to help the electric car maker deliver as many vehicles as it can before the end of the second quarter. These volunteer-driven initiatives are happening not only in the United States, but in foreign territories as well. Earlier this month, for example, reports emerged stating that Tesla owners from Beijing are volunteering their time and effort to help the company hand over electric cars to new buyers. This remarkable community-driven initiative initially started out of necessity amidst Tesla’s efforts to hit profitability back in Q3 2018, but it quickly evolved into something of a...
Elon Musk says people can buy seats to Mars after the first orbital Starship prototype completes its test flight
INSIDER · Rosalie Chan · 1 day ago
SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk tweeted Sunday that SpaceX is accelerating the development of Starship, a rocket that is designed to go to Mars. He also said that people can start reserving places to Mars after it returns from orbit around Earth. Musk previously said that Starship has a 60% chance of launching into orbit by 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk tweeted Sunday that people can start reserving seats to Mars as soon as Starship, the next big rocket that SpaceX is building, returns from its first orbit around Earth....
Fire Watch: Not-A-Tesla Budweiser Beer Truck Fire - Video
Inside EVs · 1 day ago
Because without Tesla in the headline, the mainstream media doesn't care....
This Tesla Semi Simulator Is Insanely Amazing: Video
Inside EVs · 1 day ago
It sure appears to be loads of fun to drive a simulated Tesla Semi around....
Weekly Tech Stock News: Facebook's Cryptocurrency, Slack's IPO, and More
The Motley Fool · Daniel Sparks · 1 day ago
The S&P 500 climbed sharply last week, rising more than 2%. In fact, the index even set a new record high on June 20, as the Federal Reserve indicated a willingness to lower interest rates if necessary. As market indices marched higher on news from the Fed, several tech stocks made notable headlines as well. Facebook ( NASDAQ:FB ) announced a new cryptocurrency. Enterprise messaging service Slack ( NYSE:WORK ) made its debut on the stock market. And one analyst suggested a Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) acquisition could make sense for Apple ( NASDAQ:AAPL ) . Here's a look at...
Tesla dashcam helps owner prove accident liability after truck crashes into Model 3
Teslarati · Simon Alvarez · 1 day ago
A Tesla owner is thanking his Model 3’s built-in dashcam after it allowed him to prove the fault of a truck driver who crashed into his electric car. Thanks to the footage captured by the Model 3, authorities and the insurance companies involved were able to get a clear, objective account of the unfortunate incident. Tesla owner Mahesh Puthenveetil was driving on Huckleberry Rd at Avon, CT to drop his son off at school when he approached a familiar left turn at Chevas Rd. Engaging his Model 3’s left blinker, he slowed down and stopped as a large, white truck...
Let's Take A Look At The Tesla / Elon Musk Twitter Turf War
Inside EVs · 1 day ago
Why has Twitter become such a battleground over Tesla?...
3 Top Value Stocks to Buy Right Now
The Motley Fool · Jason Hall, Leo Sun, and Steve Symington · 1 day ago
As heated as the stock market has been over the past decade, value investors might not feel like there's a good deal to be had out there. Moreover, the concept of what true value investing means has evolved over the years. So while you may not be able to find dollar bills selling for pennies, there are still high-quality business to be found, trading for a nice discount to fair value. To help you get started finding the next value stock for your portfolio, we asked three of our most-seasoned contributors to put forth their ideas for value today, and...
Tesla to offer collision repair at Service Centers and through Mobile Service
Teslarati · Dacia J. Ferris · 2 days ago
Tesla’s Mobile Service and Service Centers are now performing on-site and in-house collision repairs to include paint scuffs, scratches, minor dents, and bolt-on replacements such as bumpers, fenders, doors, and side mirrors. Moving to expand repairs done directly by Tesla ensures quality work, quick service, and transparent pricing for owners of its all-electric vehicles. These latest options can be scheduled using the Tesla app via the “Collision Repair” option under the Service menu. The addition of collision repair service comes as part of Tesla’s promise to expand its repair service capabilities in response to long wait times and quality frustrations...
Why Use Tesla Model X Seats As A Couch? Well... Why Not?
Inside EVs · 1 day ago
Remember to buckle up in your Model X seats before binge watching Netflix....
Our Interview With Tesla President Jerome Guillen, Part Deux
CleanTechnica · Zachary Shahan · 1 day ago
If you missed it, the first half of our interview with Tesla President of Automotive Jerome Guillen is here: "Jerome — The Man, The Myth, The Tesla Super-Engineer — #CleanTechnica Interview." In the second half, we covered topics such as Model 3 design, manufacturing lessons from the Model 3, Tesla's continuous vehicle upgrades and production improvements, the Tesla Semi, and much more. Read on for the details...
Last Chance To Get $3,750 Back On A Tesla
CleanTechnica · Paul Fosse · 1 day ago
This article is my reminder that the federal tax credit will go down from $3,750 to $1,875 for Tesla buyers in about a week — you must take delivery by Sunday, June 30th, to get the larger tax credit. Just a week ago, I wrote an article giving 5 reasons to buy before July 1st. Briefly, they are...
Toyota Corolla vs. Tesla Model 3 — Cost Comparisons Over 5 Years
CleanTechnica · Zachary Shahan · 1 day ago
Let's start out by being very clear — in no universe should a Tesla Model 3 be competing with a Toyota Corolla on cost. The Model 3 is, objectively, a vastly superior vehicle. It is far safer, tremendously quicker, has much higher tech, is larger, and is considerably more prestigious. The only reason we're running this comparison is because, shockingly, the Tesla Model 3 does compete with the Toyota Corolla on cost...
Porsche Taycan interior and user interface leaks with ‘Autopilot’ feature
Electrek · Fred Lambert · 1 day ago
A video of what appears to be the interior of the Porsche Taycan showing the dashboard and the user interface has leaked. Interestingly, it shows a feature called ‘Autopilot’ – like Tesla’s Autopilot. The Taycan is one of the most anticipated electric vehicles to hit the market in 2019. It’s based on the Porsche Mission E Concept unveiled back in 2015. The Mission E was almost unanimously praised for its incredible design, but the production version, which will be unveiled in September, is expected to be toned down. Over the last few years, we have seen a few heavily camouflaged...
Germany’s Electric Vehicle Competition Could Accelerate Tesla’s Growth
CleanTechnica · Matt Pressman · 2 days ago
Tesla naysayers often tout electric cars from legacy automakers as an imminent threat to the American automaker. However, "According to Berenberg Bank, this could benefit the upstart American company."...
520 Tesla Powerwalls To Be Used In Largest Rollout Of AC-Coupled Li-ion Batteries In Telecoms Sector
CleanTechnica · Guest Contributor · 2 days ago
Econet are rolling out a first-of-its-kind and also the largest deployment of AC-coupled Li-ion batteries in the telecoms sector. Econet will deploy a giant Tesla Powerwall 2 fleet on its mobile network after a successful 12 month trial...
The Curiosity rover found a massive spike in methane that could point to life on Mars
INSIDER · Nicole Einbinder · 2 days ago
NASA's Curiosity rover discovered high amounts of methane in the air on Mars, indicating signs of life on the planet. Methane is typically just produced by living things. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The NASA Curiosity rover made a remarkable discovery this week that may hint at signs of life on Mars. The surprising development, reported on by The New York Times, brings legitimacy to the long-held notion that aliens may actually be occupying the red planet. According to a measurement taken on Wednesday by NASA's Curiosity rover, scientists unearthed high amounts of methane in the air on...