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An Open Letter To Elon Musk About Tesla’s Future In India

Well, money making is not Elon’s end goal. Yes, Tesla needs to make money to accelerate. What I meant to say is that it can make less money instead of leaving a whole market where acceleration to EVs is must. India is one such market. But, Tesla can make a good amount of money once the masses start to adopt electric vehicles.

Delhi wants 25% EV by 2023!! That’s a bit difficult, but not More

Well, money making is not Elon’s end goal. Yes, Tesla needs to make money to accelerate. What I meant to say is that it can make less money instead of leaving a whole market where acceleration to EVs is must. India is one such market. But, Tesla can make a good amount of money once the masses start to adopt electric vehicles.

Delhi wants 25% EV by 2023!! That’s a bit difficult, but not More

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Tesla Model 3: Buy Mid Range Now Or Wait For Base Model?

This may be the most pertinent questions for Tesla Model 3 shoppers right now.

It’s as if Sean Mitchell scours the internet and, more specifically, EV-related sites and forums to figure out exactly what questions are in need of being answered. Then, he does the in-depth research for us and presents his findings in a way that anyone can understand. Let’s look at Sean’s breakdown of ran More

This may be the most pertinent questions for Tesla Model 3 shoppers right now.

It’s as if Sean Mitchell scours the internet and, more specifically, EV-related sites and forums to figure out exactly what questions are in need of being answered. Then, he does the in-depth research for us and presents his findings in a way that anyone can understand. Let’s look at Sean’s breakdown of ran More

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Tesla will overrun traditional car companies because they still aren’t moving fast enough – MarketWatch

It took the worst corporate scandal in automotive history for Volkswagen to make the necessary decision to transform itself into an electric car company. The world’s largest car maker will spend $50 billion over the next five years to develop 50 new electric models, an increase from six today, and produce 1 million electric cars by 2025. (It produced 10.88 million cars in total in 2017.)

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It took the worst corporate scandal in automotive history for Volkswagen to make the necessary decision to transform itself into an electric car company. The world’s largest car maker will spend $50 billion over the next five years to develop 50 new electric models, an increase from six today, and produce 1 million electric cars by 2025. (It produced 10.88 million cars in total in 2017.)

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: Tesla will overrun traditional car companies because they still aren’t moving fast enough – MarketWatch

It took the worst corporate scandal in automotive history for Volkswagen to make the necessary decision to transform itself into an electric car company. The world’s largest car maker will spend $50 billion over the next five years to develop 50 new electric models, an increase from six today, and produce 1 million electric cars by 2025. (It produced 10.88 million cars in total in 2017.)
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It took the worst corporate scandal in automotive history for Volkswagen to make the necessary decision to transform itself into an electric car company. The world’s largest car maker will spend $50 billion over the next five years to develop 50 new electric models, an increase from six today, and produce 1 million electric cars by 2025. (It produced 10.88 million cars in total in 2017.)
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Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the answer is simple: Elon Musk

Which of this generation’s biggest tech luminaries and innovators will ultimately be remembered for having the greatest lasting effect on the world?
It’s a tough question, especially when you consider the role that people like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg play in our everyday lives. But, if you ask renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the answer is simple: More

Which of this generation’s biggest tech luminaries and innovators will ultimately be remembered for having the greatest lasting effect on the world?
It’s a tough question, especially when you consider the role that people like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg play in our everyday lives. But, if you ask renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the answer is simple: More

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Panasonic CEO Says Solid-State Batteries Aren’t Ready For Primetime

According to Tom Gebhardt – the CEO of Panasonic North America – solid-state batteries are at least a decade away from average/mainstream electric vehicles.

In other words, Panasonic does not exclude solid-state batteries and maybe there will be even some cars with such batteries in the next several years, but

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According to Tom Gebhardt – the CEO of Panasonic North America – solid-state batteries are at least a decade away from average/mainstream electric vehicles.

In other words, Panasonic does not exclude solid-state batteries and maybe there will be even some cars with such batteries in the next several years, but

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Elon Musk says there’s a ‘good chance’ Ford doesn’t survive the next recession – Business Insider

Elon Musk says there’s a ‘good chance’ Ford doesn’t survive the next recession
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in an interview with Recode published on Friday that there’s a “good chance” Ford doesn’t survive the next recession. “There’s a good chance Ford doesn’t make it in the next reces More

Elon Musk says there’s a ‘good chance’ Ford doesn’t survive the next recession
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in an interview with Recode published on Friday that there’s a “good chance” Ford doesn’t survive the next recession. “There’s a good chance Ford doesn’t make it in the next reces More

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Ark Invest CEO: Tesla ‘is a replay of Apple’ – Yahoo Finance

Tesla (TSLA) and Apple (APPL) have at least one thing in common – and it’s a big factor leading one analyst to project a price target of $4,000 for the electric vehicle manufacturer.

It comes down to the chips, ARK Invest CEO and CIO Cathie Wood said in an interview with Yahoo Finance on Friday. Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed in August that the company would be making its own computer ch More

Tesla (TSLA) and Apple (APPL) have at least one thing in common – and it’s a big factor leading one analyst to project a price target of $4,000 for the electric vehicle manufacturer.

It comes down to the chips, ARK Invest CEO and CIO Cathie Wood said in an interview with Yahoo Finance on Friday. Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed in August that the company would be making its own computer ch More

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Tesla Software completely shake up the Auto industry – Tesla News

But which of Tesla’s products and features are doing the disrupting, and who will be affected? A recent article by Benedict Evans delves into the details of this automotive disruption with comparisons to similar shake ups in the tech industry.

Evans uses the disruptive wave that Apple unleashed on Palm, Nokia, and other makers of previous-generation cell phones as an analogy.
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But which of Tesla’s products and features are doing the disrupting, and who will be affected? A recent article by Benedict Evans delves into the details of this automotive disruption with comparisons to similar shake ups in the tech industry.

Evans uses the disruptive wave that Apple unleashed on Palm, Nokia, and other makers of previous-generation cell phones as an analogy.
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Seven Reasons Why The Internal Combustion Engine Is A Dead Man Walking [Updated]

The age of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is over. Electric cars are the future. The transition has just begun, but the move from ICE vehicles to Electric will happen sooner and more quickly than most people suspect.

What are the factors that lead me to say this with such confidence?
1 China says so!

China is now the world’s largest car market (of the 86m cars sold More

The age of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is over. Electric cars are the future. The transition has just begun, but the move from ICE vehicles to Electric will happen sooner and more quickly than most people suspect.

What are the factors that lead me to say this with such confidence?
1 China says so!

China is now the world’s largest car market (of the 86m cars sold More

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Tesla investor: Now is the time for Apple to invest in Tesla

Tesla investor Ross Gerber said the carmaker’s problems are mostly operational, which is Apple CEO Tim Cook’s area of expertise.
And what Tesla lacks in scaling and operations, it makes up for in innovation — which Gerber says is what Apple desperately needs long-term.

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Tesla investor Ross Gerber said the carmaker’s problems are mostly operational, which is Apple CEO Tim Cook’s area of expertise.
And what Tesla lacks in scaling and operations, it makes up for in innovation — which Gerber says is what Apple desperately needs long-term.

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Better Buy: Ford Motor Co. vs. Tesla

The auto industry is going through its biggest transition since Henry Ford made the assembly line a standard in the industry. Internal combustion engines are slowly but surely being replaced by electric vehicles that offer the potential for both lower cost of ownership and cleaner operations.

On top of the growth of EVs, self-driving vehicles are on the horizon, and they could upend the au More

The auto industry is going through its biggest transition since Henry Ford made the assembly line a standard in the industry. Internal combustion engines are slowly but surely being replaced by electric vehicles that offer the potential for both lower cost of ownership and cleaner operations.

On top of the growth of EVs, self-driving vehicles are on the horizon, and they could upend the au More

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Performance Model 3 could be the beat car on the road at any price

So I had a few hours yesterday with the new Tesla Model 3 Performance. To be honest, the conditions weren’t great. The weather was amazing per usual in Southern California but I was basically stuck in the middle of West LA during rush hour for this review. I tried to make a dash for Malibu and the mountains but alas, there wasn’t enough time, and they were already full of commuters heading hom More

So I had a few hours yesterday with the new Tesla Model 3 Performance. To be honest, the conditions weren’t great. The weather was amazing per usual in Southern California but I was basically stuck in the middle of West LA during rush hour for this review. I tried to make a dash for Malibu and the mountains but alas, there wasn’t enough time, and they were already full of commuters heading hom More

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Why LiDAR might have prevented the Tesla Autopilot firetruck crash | WIRED UK

The driver apparently told the fire department the car was in Autopilot mode at the time. The crash highlighted the shortcomings of the increasingly common semi-autonomous systems that let cars drive themselves in limited conditions.

This surprisingly non-deadly debacle also raises a technical question: How is it possible that one of the most advanced driving systems on the planet doesnR More

The driver apparently told the fire department the car was in Autopilot mode at the time. The crash highlighted the shortcomings of the increasingly common semi-autonomous systems that let cars drive themselves in limited conditions.

This surprisingly non-deadly debacle also raises a technical question: How is it possible that one of the most advanced driving systems on the planet doesnR More

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220 Mile Tesla Model 3 vs 225 Mile Nissan LEAF — Who Will Win? | CleanTechnica

Some quietly broken news this past week was that the 2019 Nissan LEAF is expected to have 225 miles of range , potentially trolling the base Tesla Model 3 by 5 miles.

That would put the LEAF #5 of the list of electric cars with the most range , only trailing the Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model 3 Long Range, and Chevy Bolt. Range is not ev More

Some quietly broken news this past week was that the 2019 Nissan LEAF is expected to have 225 miles of range , potentially trolling the base Tesla Model 3 by 5 miles.

That would put the LEAF #5 of the list of electric cars with the most range , only trailing the Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model 3 Long Range, and Chevy Bolt. Range is not ev More

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[model 3] Tesla Model 3 Early Impressions – it’s as good as we hoped it would be | Electrek

esla has finally started shipping Model 3 in significant numbers, and as a Roadster owner, an early reservation holder and a California resident, I’ve been lucky enough to get one of the first batches of cars sent to non-employees, and have been spending the last two days driving it, giving test rides, and trying to figure out everything I can about the car over the course of this busy holiday w More

esla has finally started shipping Model 3 in significant numbers, and as a Roadster owner, an early reservation holder and a California resident, I’ve been lucky enough to get one of the first batches of cars sent to non-employees, and have been spending the last two days driving it, giving test rides, and trying to figure out everything I can about the car over the course of this busy holiday w More

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Electric vehicles: Toyota could become Tesla’s next big headache

oyota Motor Corp. is making a serious commitment to bringing electrified vehicles into its fleet. The move goes against the widely held perception that the Japanese automaker was taking a very different path than other global automakers striving to become “Tesla-competitive.”
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oyota Motor Corp. is making a serious commitment to bringing electrified vehicles into its fleet. The move goes against the widely held perception that the Japanese automaker was taking a very different path than other global automakers striving to become “Tesla-competitive.”
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Tesla’s Model 3 Is the ‘iPhone of EVs’: Instinet | Investopedia

Electric car pioneer Tesla Inc. (TSLA) invited institutional investors to take a ride in its new Model 3 sedan, its first mass-market model, at a closed-door event at its showroom in Brooklyn, N.Y. A number of analysts, including a team at Instinet, were enthusiastic about the company’s first mass-market vehicle after their test drives. (See also: Tesla’s Margin for Error Is ‘Uncomfo More

Electric car pioneer Tesla Inc. (TSLA) invited institutional investors to take a ride in its new Model 3 sedan, its first mass-market model, at a closed-door event at its showroom in Brooklyn, N.Y. A number of analysts, including a team at Instinet, were enthusiastic about the company’s first mass-market vehicle after their test drives. (See also: Tesla’s Margin for Error Is ‘Uncomfo More

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We Switched from Nissan Leaf To Chevy Bolt and Here Is What We Think | Torque News

Few days ago on SF Bay Area Nissan LEAF Owners group on Facebook there was an interesting discussion, in which group member Chris Mossing wrote that he has been driving a Nissan Leaf since May 2011 and really like it. But now he needs more range and is researching the Chevy Bolt. “Have any of you made the switch to Bolt? If yes, what are the pros and cons of the Bolt versus the Leaf More

Few days ago on SF Bay Area Nissan LEAF Owners group on Facebook there was an interesting discussion, in which group member Chris Mossing wrote that he has been driving a Nissan Leaf since May 2011 and really like it. But now he needs more range and is researching the Chevy Bolt. “Have any of you made the switch to Bolt? If yes, what are the pros and cons of the Bolt versus the Leaf More

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A $5 trillion transition is taking place in the electric vehicle market – Business Insider

Change in the world of wheels is accelerating! Momentum is building and some days it’s hard to keep up.

Every week, the assumptions about the future of transportation, and the energy systems that turn our wheels, are becoming more Jetson-esque.

The excitement is palpable and as a technology junkie I love it. Auto shows are rolling out new electric vehicle (EV) models; China says it More

Change in the world of wheels is accelerating! Momentum is building and some days it’s hard to keep up.

Every week, the assumptions about the future of transportation, and the energy systems that turn our wheels, are becoming more Jetson-esque.

The excitement is palpable and as a technology junkie I love it. Auto shows are rolling out new electric vehicle (EV) models; China says it More

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: Tesla Model 3: Complete Guide to the World’s Most Hyped Car

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The death of the internal combustion engine

“HUMAN inventiveness…has still not found a mechanical process to replace horses as the propulsion for vehicles,” lamented Le Petit Journal, a French newspaper, in December 1893. Its answer was to organise the Paris-Rouen race for horseless carriages, held the following July. The 102 entrants included vehicles powered by steam, petrol, electricity, compressed air and hydraulics. Only 21 quali More

“HUMAN inventiveness…has still not found a mechanical process to replace horses as the propulsion for vehicles,” lamented Le Petit Journal, a French newspaper, in December 1893. Its answer was to organise the Paris-Rouen race for horseless carriages, held the following July. The 102 entrants included vehicles powered by steam, petrol, electricity, compressed air and hydraulics. Only 21 quali More

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Tesla Model 3 Reviews: What the First Drivers Think So Far | Fortune.com

Last week saw the delivery of the first 30 Tesla Model 3s to eager customers, as well as the first chance for many journalists and reviewers to get hands-on with the cars. There were at least three big questions ahead of the Model 3’s debut:
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Last week saw the delivery of the first 30 Tesla Model 3s to eager customers, as well as the first chance for many journalists and reviewers to get hands-on with the cars. There were at least three big questions ahead of the Model 3’s debut:
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Tesla’s Model 3 and the transition to sustainability

The first Model 3s were delivered this week, and with it, perhaps the beginning of the end of the internal combustion era. This might be the way horse stable owners felt when they first saw a Ford Model T. The new Tesla is as snazzy as the very expensive earlier models, but its price is a more affordable $35,000 rather than the upwards of $100,000 cost of more luxurious models. Elon Musk, like the More

The first Model 3s were delivered this week, and with it, perhaps the beginning of the end of the internal combustion era. This might be the way horse stable owners felt when they first saw a Ford Model T. The new Tesla is as snazzy as the very expensive earlier models, but its price is a more affordable $35,000 rather than the upwards of $100,000 cost of more luxurious models. Elon Musk, like the More

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Would Tesla Acquire Faraday Future And Lucid Motors? – Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha

Lucid Motors and Faraday Future need to fund their yet-to-be-built factories as well as all the other operations to support and warranty cars for decades.

While $700 million may buy a very small factory, a lot more money is needed to provide for a financial runway to scale.

In the event that this money can’t be raised very soon, all signs point to these companies being acquired  More

Lucid Motors and Faraday Future need to fund their yet-to-be-built factories as well as all the other operations to support and warranty cars for decades.

While $700 million may buy a very small factory, a lot more money is needed to provide for a financial runway to scale.

In the event that this money can’t be raised very soon, all signs point to these companies being acquired  More

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GENE MUNSTER: Tesla Model 3 launch is as big as iPhone – Business Insider

The longtime Apple analyst Gene Munster said the launch of Tesla’s Model 3 would be as big as the introduction of the iPhone.

Munster, who has for decades covered tech behemoths like Apple, Google, and Amazon, is bullish on Tesla and has argued that the electric-car maker resembles Apple in its early days.

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The longtime Apple analyst Gene Munster said the launch of Tesla’s Model 3 would be as big as the introduction of the iPhone.

Munster, who has for decades covered tech behemoths like Apple, Google, and Amazon, is bullish on Tesla and has argued that the electric-car maker resembles Apple in its early days.

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Woz thinks the next big innovation will come from Tesla,…

BGR Over the past few decades, Apple has been at the forefront of a number of technological revolutions. From the Apple II and the original Mac to the iPod and the iPhone, there’s no denying that Apple’s long history of innovative products have …… More

BGR Over the past few decades, Apple has been at the forefront of a number of technological revolutions. From the Apple II and the original Mac to the iPod and the iPhone, there’s no denying that Apple’s long history of innovative products have …… More

The Rise Of Electric Vehicles And Autonomous Driving…

Seeking Alpha New reports point to significant disruption in traditional sectors such as the vehicle and energy industries. Electric Vehicles (EV) and adoption of Autonomous Driving seen leading the disruption. Bold prediction regarding the potential for disruption …… More

Seeking Alpha New reports point to significant disruption in traditional sectors such as the vehicle and energy industries. Electric Vehicles (EV) and adoption of Autonomous Driving seen leading the disruption. Bold prediction regarding the potential for disruption …… More

Analyst: Tesla Model 3 Will Mimic the Success of the Apple iPhone | Inverse

he Tesla Model 3 is about to emulate the success of the Apple iPhone, according to a venture capitalist that thinks the company could be worth “hundreds of billions” of dollars by 2027.
The car will start at $35,000, making it by far the cheapest vehicle Tesla makes, and reservations have surpassed the 400,000 mark, representing approximately $16 billion in sales. But while the More

he Tesla Model 3 is about to emulate the success of the Apple iPhone, according to a venture capitalist that thinks the company could be worth “hundreds of billions” of dollars by 2027.
The car will start at $35,000, making it by far the cheapest vehicle Tesla makes, and reservations have surpassed the 400,000 mark, representing approximately $16 billion in sales. But while the More

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Electric Car Demand Remains High Despite Low Gas Prices, AAA Says – The Drive

The past few years have seen consistently low gas prices and, with them, a rise in sales of SUVs. That’s led some carmakers, including Ford , to grumble about meeting current fuel-economy standards, which CEO Mark Fields believes will hinge on selling large numbers of electric cars and hybrids.

But despite low gas prices, AAA says demand for electric cars is still robust. More More

The past few years have seen consistently low gas prices and, with them, a rise in sales of SUVs. That’s led some carmakers, including Ford , to grumble about meeting current fuel-economy standards, which CEO Mark Fields believes will hinge on selling large numbers of electric cars and hybrids.

But despite low gas prices, AAA says demand for electric cars is still robust. More More

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