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Energy Tourism: The Tesla Taxi in Oslo

April 15, 2015 by Catherine Wolfram
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Green Transportation Adoption

I suspect a fair number of you know what I mean by energy tourism – sure, you’re up for sight-seeing and museums, but you also note the local gas prices, gawk as you fly over wind turbines and grill anyone who will answer about the local energy policy issues of the day.[read more]

Energy News: New Utility Model, Same as the Old Utility Model? In West Virginia, Tesla is Just a Small Town

April 10, 2015 by Lexie Briggs
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Energy News Stories

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” That’s a quote from Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking Cosmos. To build an electrical grid for an imaginary “51st state” from scratch, well, SEPA recently asked utilities and other stakeholders how they would go about it.[read more]

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Energy, Innovation, and the Future of Transportation

April 9, 2015 by Robbie Diamond

Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is nothing short of a global superstar today. But that wasn’t always the case. Like many entrepreneurs, Elon started small, launching an online business directory for newspapers with his brother.[read more]

Energy: 24/7 - EVs Plus Solar Equals Disruption [PODCAST]

April 4, 2015 by Deborah Lawrence
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Prior to Tesla, when we thought of electric vehicles it often conjured up images of Jetson flying cars or funky looking contraptions that were really glorified golf carts. They were anomalies that might have made you smile when someone drove past. That is not the case anymore.[read more]

Understanding the True Potential of Lithium-Ion Technology

December 31, 2014 by James Greenberger
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Lithium-ion battery optimists may be making a comeback. Recent estimates suggest that the price of large format lithium-ion batteries may fall from about $1,800/kWh in 2009 to less than $200/kWh by 2020. Suddenly, the optimists of 10 years ago are not looking so overly optimistic.[read more]

Tesla is the World's First Digital Car

October 29, 2014 by Edward Dodge

Tesla's Digital Car

Elon Musk described the new Tesla Model D as a digital vehicle compared to conventional ICE autos which are analog machines. The Model D is an iterative upgrade of the Model S, but it presents two significant feature sets that demonstrate how the auto world is moving from the analog to the digital age.[read more]

The Case for Electric Vehicles, Part 1: The Driving Experience

October 14, 2014 by Edward Dodge
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The EV Experience

I recently had the opportunity to test drive the Tesla Model S P85. Like many drivers of the Model S, I was thoroughly impressed by the performance of this machine and after examining the engineering I am increasingly convinced that electric vehicles (EVs) are the future for automobiles.[read more]

Tesla's Powertrain Group: Driving the Grid-Scale Energy Storage Business

October 11, 2014 by Eric Wesoff
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Tesla Innovation

While Tesla may have recently made its big announcement, we also recently heard from Tesla's Director of Powertrain Business Development, Mateo Jaramillo, the keynote speaker at last week's Energy Storage North America. He spoke of Tesla's aggressive efforts in stationary storage.[read more]

The Local and Global Impact of Tesla's Giga Factory

September 11, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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Tesla Factory Implications

 

Tesla Motors is finally ready to confirm that it’s building its $5 billion Giga factory in Nevada, putting to rest a five-state competition for what’s slated to be the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery plant. But the scope of Tesla’s plans extend far beyond the state’s borders.[read more]

Tesla Gigafactory: Nevada Makes Its Choice

September 8, 2014 by James Greenberger
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In the context of economic development programs, governments do invest in businesses and do routinely try to pick the winners in the private sector. This is not because government decisions are clairvoyant or fair. It is because governments have no choice but to make those decisions.[read more]

Tesla's Gigafactory Finds a Home in Nevada

September 7, 2014 by Lexie Briggs

Tesla's New Factory

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced that the company’s groundbreaking battery manufacturing facility (called a “Gigafactory”) will be located in Nevada.[read more]

Tesla Trumps Toyota 3: Why Electric Vehicles Are Beating Hydrogen Cars Today

August 27, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Tesla and Toyota

While electric vehicles have experienced a marketplace renaissance in the last decade, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles have not. Multiple models of EVs (like the Tesla and Nissan Leaf) and plug-in EVs (like the Chevy Volt) are selling in this country and around the world, but there are no commercial consumer FCVs yet.[read more]

Tesla Trumps Toyota Part II: The Big Problem With Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

August 16, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Tesla and Toyota and the Future

The biggest problem hydrogen fuel cell automobiles and vehicles face is that while they deliver no obvious major consumer, societal, or environmental benefits compared to the rest of the competition, they do have a bunch of obvious consumer defects.[read more]

Tesla Trumps Toyota: Why Hydrogen Cars Can't Compete With Pure Electric Cars

August 9, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Tesla and Toyota

“Toyota Bets Against Tesla With New Hydrogen Car,” blares the headline at fool.com. That is a bad bet. It may even prove to be a major blunder for Toyota, which actually severed its RAV4 partnership with electric vehicle (EV) company Tesla back in May, though they kept their investment in Tesla.[read more]

My Top 5 Reasons Cleantech Is Alive and Well

July 18, 2014 by Scott Edward Anderson
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Cleantech Industry Health

Cleantech isn't dead. Cleantech hasn't crashed, cleantech hasn't lost its value, and cleantech has only grown more important and necessary. Cleantech is, in fact, alive and well. So here in this post are my top five reasons cleantech is alive and well.[read more]