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Why Medium Doesn't Matter Anymore [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 14, 2017, 5:30 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Medium brought in the new year by laying off 50 people and closing 2 offices.

Founded in 2012, Medium has raised over $130 million in 5 years.

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The specter of the Model 3 without tax credits looms as Tesla talks about "compelling" value sans incentives and Tesla salespeople reportedly warn customers.

The Model 3, sans rebates: The Tesla Model 3 has been designed to be affordable without federal and state tax credits, the EV maker said in its most recent investor newsletter.

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We’re still about about six weeks away from our first look at the second-generation Nissan Leaf sans camouflage, but in an effort to dominate the news cycle through the summer doldrums, the automaker keeps trickling out bits of information. The latest is the e-Pedal, a one-pedal driving feature that Nissan claims is a world’s first.

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The “peak demand” hypothesis is the idea that demand for oil will peak as alternatives to oil become widespread. The notion that peak demand will happen within the next few years – and that EVs will be the primary driving force behind this shift – has gained in popularity over the past couple of years, particularly among cleantech enthusiasts.

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Accompanied by the usual media crescendo, albeit without putting his words into action, Tesla’s Elon Musk has been talking a lot about launching electric trucks, and starting production of EVs in China. World’s leading EV maker, the Renault-Nissan Alliance, again is way ahead of Tesla, on both counts.

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The first Model 3s slated for customers will trickle off the production line this Friday, Elon Musk said in a series of tweets Sunday night. The Model 3 is Tesla's first mass-market EV and starts at $35,000.

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Tesla will win big in the race to sell electric cars to the world, a German analyst believes, because the competition from traditional manufacturers has been complacent and Elon Musk’s California upstart will win a near monopoly of the market.

Tesla’s battery advantage is not being narrowed either.

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Boasting some 32 pure electric car models produced by a dozen local carmakers, China is the world’s largest EV market. According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, the market for pure EVs expanded by 65.1% in 2016 to over 409,000 units.

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This past week, Tesla informed future Model 3 owners about upcoming test drives.

And more images appeared at the beginning of this past week (see below).

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Tesla's Big China Chances Indefinitely On Hold [0.10]

Posted on June 6, 2017, 9:24 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

A new report makes it look like that opportunity has been lost.

Then there is the “strong suggestion” by the Chinese government to sell that domestically produced electric vehicle under a new Chinese brand, owned by the joint venture.

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Last year, India's automative industry became one of the world's big three, according to rating agency CARE.

While the passenger vehicle market is set to cross the three million mark by end of 2017, there's a segment of this industry showing particular signs of growth thanks to increasing consumer awareness and a government push: Electric Vehicles (EV).

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