Read Tesla’s Lawsuit against Rivian

While everyone was distracted by Tesla’s Q2 results, a surprising little piece of news slipped out: Tesla is suing Rivian, as of the 17th of July. Rivian is one of the most promising EV startups with products that seem very compelling, so it’s disappointing to see Tesla suing them. It certainly doesn’t fit perfectly with […]

Diess on Thin Ice

As much as Volkswagen tried to make Diess’s new role look like “a normal part of the brand’s evolution”, it’s been clear to pretty much everyone watching that there’s a lot of drama going on behind the scenes of Germany’s largest automaker. Christiaan Hetzner spills the tea for a story in Automotive News titled “Diess […]

Elon Musk Announces Start of Tesla Semi Volume Production

What’s that lassie?!? Trevor Milton just shit his pants? Well go get him some new pants, what are you waiting for! That’s right –– in the leaked email above, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company is moving the Tesla Semi from limited production to volume production. This is an incredibly important and dramatically underrated […]

Gali and Matt Joyce Take a Look at Nikola

For those who haven’t taken a good look at Nikola, you have to check out Gali’s latest Hyperchange video with Matt Joyce. This is Gali and Hyperchange at their best: they dig into the details you need clearly for 40 minutes, and the story for the company is so bad its entertaining. Check it out […]

Bank Directors Have Ties to Fossil Fuels, Bloomberg Finds

We’re just beginning to understand the myriad ways that incumbent oligopolies have preserved the status quo in global energy markets for so long. Here’s Bloomberg’s latest observation: The world’s largest banks have issued billions in loans to sustainable businesses and taken some steps to restrict funding for some of world’s worst polluters. But the greening […]

Musical Chairs as Volkswagen Flails

Although Volkswagen Group has announced a bold plan to transition all of their vehicles to electric drivetrains, bending reality to fit that plan is another story altogether. As the transition faces setbacks, German Publication “Auto Motor Und Sport” reports that Volkswagen Group executives could be getting ready for a little a game of musical chairs: […]

Department of Energy Provides Battery500 Project Update

In July of 2016, right before the election that would transform the federal government, Obama’s Department of Energy launched the Battery500 consortium. The goal was to provide funding and resources to a group of top universities and institutions to figure out how to create a next generation battery cell. The reason the project was started […]

Tesla Model 3 was the best selling car in California in Q1 2020

Did you ever think you’d live to see the day when electric vehicles would begin outselling all of their polluting competition? Well, if you live in places like Norway or California, that day is today. CleanTechnica is now reporting (based on data from the California New Car Dealers Association) that the Tesla Model 3 managed […]

Stanford votes against oil divestment, fearing retaliation

Ben Franta, a Stanford PhD student, has some unfortunate news for us on Twitter. This morning, Ben attended a meeting of the Stanford University faculty senate as they prepared to vote on whether they would recommend divestment from fossil fuels to the board of trustees. Surprisingly, “They voted overwhelmingly to *keep* investing in fossil [fuel]s”. […]