Welcome to today’s “Cleantech Talk Today” discussion of fresh electric vehicle (EV) news. In this daily podcast and video series, we talk about anything electric that moves, crawls, flies, rides, drives, swims, swings, or skips. Today we take a closer look at Zero Motorcycles, jump into an interesting Jaguar Electric Boat world speed record, and circle the topic of what it takes to go on a Tesla Model 3 road trip and what we need in the EV charging space overall for the masses to join the fun
The Hinckley Dasher is the first all electric luxury yacht. It is smooth, svelte and ‘spensive and comes with batteries supplied by BMW.
Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter last night that 6 planeloads of equipment that Tesla just flew from Germany to California are indeed robots from Grohmann. Don’t envision Westworld-like robots occupying all the seats in a jumbo jet, enjoying the latest movie. These are automated assembly systems for the Gigafactory to solve the last problems with battery module assembly. For over half a year, it is known that the biggest hurdle to ramping the Model 3 production is unexpected limitations of the battery assembly line
Sam Jammal launched a campaign for Congress in order to bridge the gaps he sees between the cleantech industry and Capitol Hill. He’s currently running for Congress in California’s 39th district
If you listen to Tesla’s quarterly earnings conference calls, you’ve likely heard the voice of Deepak Ahuja, the company’s CFO, answering questions. Deepak typically provides a calm, soft-spoken counterpoint to company CEO Elon Musk. He’s also got a fascinating history at Tesla
Here we come with the final stage of our CleanTechnica Tesla Shuttle Adventure. Our previous entries attracted a lot of attention in the countries we visited and the photo of the Polish tourist in Macedonia was a Twitter hit. We also received emails from concerned EV enthusiasts from Hungary, who were sorry to hear about our difficulties in Debrecen
IIHS has given a Superior rating to the Tesla Model 3 for its forward collision and emergency braking systems. The full testing program has not yet been completed.
We were busy at work at our Deerfield Beach, Florida, facility when a charming gentleman walked in with his dog named Anya (a Sheltie with blue eyes) and a box of chocolates. Wesley introduced himself and began to tell us his very heartwarming story
It’s been a rough few weeks for boosters of vehicle autonomy. In March, one of Uber’s pilot autonomous vehicles killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg while she was crossing the street. A few days later, Walter Huang died when his Model X hit a highway barrier in California with the Autopilot system engaged. Mr. Huang was not the first Autopilot-related fatality: in 2016, Joshua Brown was killed in a crash while his Model S was in Autopilot mode (an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “did not identify any defects in the design or performance” of Autopilot)
Tesla is one of the most popular companies in the US, so why wouldn’t it have one of the most popular cars, right