Author Archives: Carlo Ombello

The 2018 Nissan Leaf: Simply Amazing or Epic Fail?

The new Nissan Leaf was unveiled last September to great fanfare, as Nissan launched a months-long global marketing offensive to trumpet the arrival of its second generation mass market electric car. A daunting task: replacing the World’s best selling EV, … Continue reading

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Formula E lands in Rome for first ever Italian E-Prix

The increasingly popular FIA Formula E electric car championship is about to land in the Eternal City, as Rome hosts the first ever Italian E-Prix through its city streets on Saturday 14 April. Formula E has been showcasing electric powertrain … Continue reading

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This S3XY chart shows Tesla’s exponential growth in the making

Tesla’s production figures for the first quarter 2018 were released recently and provided great support to the company’s mission to accelerate the adoption of electric cars. Elon Musk’s company is under intense pressure as it strives to ramp up production … Continue reading

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Will Tesla Model 3 be 2018 World’s best selling EV?

Tesla has finally revealed production numbers for Q1 2018 on its website (they can be found here). The much awaited news got analysts and media crunching numbers to obtain guidance on the company’s near term progress and longer term expectations. … Continue reading

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Fully Charged video coverage of Geneva 2018 Motor Show

I recently wrote about this year’s Geneva Motor Show, arguably the first time production EVs really steal the scene at the Salon Auto. The brilliant Youtube channel Fully Charged has covered the show with a brilliant double episode, a pleasure … Continue reading

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2 years ago I ordered my Tesla Model 3. Should I move on?

Exactly two years ago today, I was preparing to watch one of the most awaited events in the Elon-Musk-age: the Tesla Model 3 reveal. 31st of March 2016 at 8.30pm in California. Touted as the first mass produced, affordable long … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia’s $200 billion solar bet

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman revealed on Tuesday a Memorandum of Understanding with Japanese group SoftBank to invest $200 billion dollars in the development of a 200 GW solar power plant in Saudi Arabia. You read it right, $200 … Continue reading

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Norwegian winter EV test finds surprise winner

Any EV enthusiast knows that Norway is a country of early adopters, so much so that it actually keeps breaking records. Thanks to a generous incentive regime, something like half of all new car sales in the Scandinavian country are … Continue reading

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What’s so important about Geneva’s 2018 Motor Show

This year’s Salon Auto in Geneva will be remembered as the one where electric concept cars got finally replaced with production models. The transition has been years in the making, around ten or so in fact, but never did it … Continue reading

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Gold mining the Amazon: Deforestation 2.0 [w/videos]

Rainforest exploitation is a concept we have been sadly used to for years. Images of deforestation have long been a common sight in tropical countries, as illegal logging of trees and ever increasing pressure from agriculture keep claiming thousands of … Continue reading

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