December 6th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
As exciting as the coming era of electric cars is, with its promise of swift, silent, emissions-free transportation for all, the truth is that trucks are some of the biggest polluters on the road. According to the US Department of Transportation, nearly 50% of all emissions from the transportation sector are attributable to light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks. So where are all the electric trucks? When will you be able to buy an electric truck? What's going on in the electric truck startup world? For the purposes of this discussion, we will look at four categories of electric trucks — light-duty trucks, delivery trucks, freight trucks, and trash trucks
November 28th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Elon Musk tweeted over the weekend that the first over the air update needed to activate the new Tesla Vision Autopilot system will arrive in about 3 weeks.
November 22nd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
SpaceX has applied to the FCC for permission to provide satellite based internet for the US, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. Eventually, it wants to provide internet to the entire world using 4,425 850 lb satellites. Is that a good thing?
November 19th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla has release a video of a Model X equipped with latest hardware driving itself on the streets of Palo Alto. This is stunning stuff to us. It will be ordinary to our children.
November 18th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla shareholders overwhelming approved the merger of Tesla and SolarCity, which will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Tesla. Elon Musk can now continue building his dream of a vertically integrated sustainable energy company.
November 17th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Elon Musk has tweeted that a software upgrade coming next month will make the Tesla Model S P100D the fastest production car of all time -- 0-60 in 2.4 seconds. But before using all that performance, customers will need to unlock an Easter egg hidden in the software.
November 12th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Britain's Motorsports Valley would be a logical place for Tesla to build a new factory to make batteries or cars or both. The area is home to a highly skilled workforce and 9 Formula One teams.
November 10th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
People are angry because they have no jobs. But is that the fault of foreign workers or changes that have brought us an automated workplace?
November 7th, 2016 | by Christopher DeMorro
Faraday Future is teasing us with video of its upcoming electric crossover, but is it too little, too late from the would-be Tesla competitor
November 4th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla has added a glass roof option to the Model S. The $1,500 roof adds a spacious feel to the interior of the car and updates the look of the car to current standards. Expect lots of customers to select this new feature.
November 2nd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Elon Musk told investors yesterday that the merger between Tesla and SolarCity is virtually a no brainer. The synergies between the two companies will result in more profits for both.
October 29th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
The Tesla Roadster -- Tesla's first production car -- was based on an AC electric motor invented by AC Propulsion in 1994. 2,450 were sold between 2008 and 2012. A new Roadster is planned for 2019.
October 28th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
At the Q3 earnings call this week, Elon Musk said that the proposed Tesla Network for sharing self driving cars is not Tesla vs Uber but rather "People versus Uber."