In the Fall of 2017, as Tesla prepares its ambitious rollout of the Model 3, the reality of mass market electric vehicles (EVs) seems closer than ever. To tackle climate change –and pollution—many countries (e.g., France, UK, India, Norway, China) have adopted bans on fossil fuel cars in the coming decades1. Although these policies changes are promising for EVs, the sudden rush for the metals used in lithium-based batteries is, paradoxically, threatening the viability of Tesla’s supply chain and its dream to deliver a mass market EV car. The sourcing and supply of Cobalt –a crucial component of Tesla’s batteries—is a particular area of concern and could stop Elon's dream in its track.
Volvo has announced a monumental shift in its business towards electric vehicles as governments around the world are banning gasoline and diesel vehicles. Does Volvo have what it takes to compete against electric vehicle leaders Tesla and BYD? How does this change affect the supply chain of a conventional automaker?
Article exploring Tesla's unique approach to developing self-driving technology by gathering real-world driving data.
Getaround is the self-proclaimed “Airbnb of cars”. Development of smartphones and location-based technology has driven development of the sharing economy. New peer-to-peer car rental services threaten a market dominated by the big three (Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz) and threaten car manufacturers in the longer term.
Tesla’s over-the-air software updates are improving safety and user experience while setting a new standard for the automotive industry.
As you enter the connected world of cars, be sure you understand the dangers!
Whilst policies to tackle climate change have boosted the residential solar installation market, Solar City must navigate opposition from entrenched utility players
Climate change regulation in California has a significant impact on Tesla’s profitability.
With growing competition in the american automotive sustainable energy market, how will Ford Motor Company continue to compete as the leading sustainable manufacturer.
In the US, individuals purchasing a new electric vehicle receive up to $7500 in tax credits (many states add additional incentives). What is the government trying to accomplish with these tax credits? Who should qualify? How might we analyze the efficacy of the programs?