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Tesla Model 3 falls short of a Consumer Reports recommendation, but still ‘thrilling’ – MarketWatch

While “there’s plenty to like” about Tesla Inc.’s TSLA, +2.87% Model 3, issues with the mass-market sedan’s braking, touch-screen controls, and ride quality “hurt” the car’s standings with Consumer Reports, the magazine said Monday. As a result, the Model 3 did not earn a Consumer Reports recommendation, the magazine said on its website. “These More

While “there’s plenty to like” about Tesla Inc.’s TSLA, +2.87% Model 3, issues with the mass-market sedan’s braking, touch-screen controls, and ride quality “hurt” the car’s standings with Consumer Reports, the magazine said Monday. As a result, the Model 3 did not earn a Consumer Reports recommendation, the magazine said on its website. “These More

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Model 3 with white interior

Good news and bad news about the white interior for the Model 3 came out this weekend. The good news is that it can be ordered right now (Update: the code of the studio is available, but reservation holders can’t order just yet) and it is coming in July, but the bad news is that it will first only be available for the more expensive Performance version.

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Good news and bad news about the white interior for the Model 3 came out this weekend. The good news is that it can be ordered right now (Update: the code of the studio is available, but reservation holders can’t order just yet) and it is coming in July, but the bad news is that it will first only be available for the more expensive Performance version.

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BMW EV and PHEV sales up 49%

Sales of BMW electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are up more than 49% year over year in 2018. In a recent press release, BMW board member Peter Nota said, “We are delighted to announce that there are now over a quarter of a million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the world’s roads. Combined sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance, and MINI Electric vehicles were up 52% in April (9,831), bringing t More

Sales of BMW electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are up more than 49% year over year in 2018. In a recent press release, BMW board member Peter Nota said, “We are delighted to announce that there are now over a quarter of a million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the world’s roads. Combined sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance, and MINI Electric vehicles were up 52% in April (9,831), bringing t More

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EV sales in April in Germany

PEV Fever has definitely caught on in Germany, with April signaling 5,700 registrations, a 61% increase year over year (YoY). As a result, the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) share climbed to 2.2% of the broader passenger vehicle market.

But more important than the plug-in niche are the seismic changes happening in the fuel mix of the mainstream market: Diesel sales continue to sink (-13%) Y More

PEV Fever has definitely caught on in Germany, with April signaling 5,700 registrations, a 61% increase year over year (YoY). As a result, the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) share climbed to 2.2% of the broader passenger vehicle market.

But more important than the plug-in niche are the seismic changes happening in the fuel mix of the mainstream market: Diesel sales continue to sink (-13%) Y More

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Model 3 AWD spec unveiled and ordering begins

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the new dual motor Model 3 vehicles are equipped with a front AC induction motor to complement the switched reluctance, partial permanent magnet motor at the rear.

Here are the other details of the Model 3 dual motor AWD version:

Range: 310 miles
0 to 60 mph acceleration: 4.5 seconds
Top speed: 140 mph
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the new dual motor Model 3 vehicles are equipped with a front AC induction motor to complement the switched reluctance, partial permanent magnet motor at the rear.

Here are the other details of the Model 3 dual motor AWD version:

Range: 310 miles
0 to 60 mph acceleration: 4.5 seconds
Top speed: 140 mph
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Thinking of Buying an Electric Car? Indian Government has…

Entrepreneur We all want to get rid of petroleum products because of the pollution, it’s our number one enemy. For the younger generation, today is a complete no. It’s outdated and when we have something better way to go for a pollutant. However, in the current scenario, …… More

Entrepreneur We all want to get rid of petroleum products because of the pollution, it’s our number one enemy. For the younger generation, today is a complete no. It’s outdated and when we have something better way to go for a pollutant. However, in the current scenario, …… More

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7 Reasons Tesla Model 3 Will Not Have Problem Of Low…

CleanTechnica Sparks acknowledges, “Not only is the Model 3 unavailable to see in most Tesla stores, but the page of Tesla’s website about the Model 3 even pitches the Model S, essentially anti-selling the Model 3. Further, anyone wanting to put in a new reservation today …… More

CleanTechnica Sparks acknowledges, “Not only is the Model 3 unavailable to see in most Tesla stores, but the page of Tesla’s website about the Model 3 even pitches the Model S, essentially anti-selling the Model 3. Further, anyone wanting to put in a new reservation today …… More

The CEO of the world’s largest car company flexes on Tesla,…

Business Insider Carlos Ghosn, the man who helms the world’s largest car company, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, says customers who buy electric vehicles are far less concerned about range anxiety than they used to be, and that EVs that travel roughly 200 miles …… More

Business Insider Carlos Ghosn, the man who helms the world’s largest car company, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, says customers who buy electric vehicles are far less concerned about range anxiety than they used to be, and that EVs that travel roughly 200 miles …… More

[supercharger] Musk: Thousands Of Supercharger Stations Under Construction

Tesla has thousands of Supercharger “locations” under construction or awaiting construction permits, Elon Musk said in a tweet responding to Kevin Mitnick’s question about Supercharger stations in California.

Electrek reported earlier this month that the addition of new Supercharger stations this year has been moving at a record pace—unlike production of Tesla’s flagship Model 3 More

Tesla has thousands of Supercharger “locations” under construction or awaiting construction permits, Elon Musk said in a tweet responding to Kevin Mitnick’s question about Supercharger stations in California.

Electrek reported earlier this month that the addition of new Supercharger stations this year has been moving at a record pace—unlike production of Tesla’s flagship Model 3 More

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Mercedes-Benz invests ~$600 million to produce new ‘compact…

Electrek Mercedes-Benz announced today a new €500 million (~$589 million USD) investment into its Hambach plant in France in order to produce a new ‘compact electric car’ at the factory. The plant currently manufactures smart cars for Daimler, which are going …… More

Electrek Mercedes-Benz announced today a new €500 million (~$589 million USD) investment into its Hambach plant in France in order to produce a new ‘compact electric car’ at the factory. The plant currently manufactures smart cars for Daimler, which are going …… More

Edmunds takes closer look at Tesla, Cadillac and Nissan…

USA TODAY You’ve heard of Tesla Autopilot, but perhaps not always in a good way: The semi-autonomous driving system is now under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board for the role it may have played in a March fatal accident near Mountain View, …… More

USA TODAY You’ve heard of Tesla Autopilot, but perhaps not always in a good way: The semi-autonomous driving system is now under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board for the role it may have played in a March fatal accident near Mountain View, …… More

Updated map and more charging stations from Tesla

It looks like Tesla might have a surprise update to the Supercharger network, according to Elon Musk.

The CEO says that an updated map is coming as “thousands of Supercharger stations” are in the construction or permitting phase.

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It looks like Tesla might have a surprise update to the Supercharger network, according to Elon Musk.

The CEO says that an updated map is coming as “thousands of Supercharger stations” are in the construction or permitting phase.

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Elon Musk details his plan to rid LA of traffic with $1 rides on the Boring Co. ‘Loop’ | TechCrunch

This evening, Boring Company executives Elon Musk and Steve Davis offered a few more details about their plans to revolutionize LA urban transit, introducing the “Loop” which would eventually be composed of all-electric pods that transport up to 16 passengers at a time. Musk theorizes that the Loop could take Los Angeles residents from downtown LA to any terminal at the LAX airport wi More

This evening, Boring Company executives Elon Musk and Steve Davis offered a few more details about their plans to revolutionize LA urban transit, introducing the “Loop” which would eventually be composed of all-electric pods that transport up to 16 passengers at a time. Musk theorizes that the Loop could take Los Angeles residents from downtown LA to any terminal at the LAX airport wi More

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Geeky EV uses battery from Korea made in China

China’s protectionist laws are currently being relaxed when it comes to electric vehicles, but there are still some rigorous restrictions. For example, Chinese electric vehicles need to be powered by Chinese batteries.

A new report now shows that Geely found a workaround for Volvo’s electric vehicles by using Korean batteries made in China and the competition isn’t happy about it.

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China’s protectionist laws are currently being relaxed when it comes to electric vehicles, but there are still some rigorous restrictions. For example, Chinese electric vehicles need to be powered by Chinese batteries.

A new report now shows that Geely found a workaround for Volvo’s electric vehicles by using Korean batteries made in China and the competition isn’t happy about it.

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Tesla may need to raise $10B to fund all projects

Tesla has a new crossover, a semi, and a Roadster in the pipeline, but CEO Elon Musk is adamant the automaker doesn’t need to raise new capital to fund those projects. An analyst from Goldman Sachs disagrees, and suggested Tesla needs a big round number to make it happen: $10 billion.

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Tesla has a new crossover, a semi, and a Roadster in the pipeline, but CEO Elon Musk is adamant the automaker doesn’t need to raise new capital to fund those projects. An analyst from Goldman Sachs disagrees, and suggested Tesla needs a big round number to make it happen: $10 billion.

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How To Make Electric Cars Profitable As Tesla, GM Look To…

Investor’s Business Daily This flood of electric vehicles is coming despite the fact that the automotive industry loses money on EVs, which suffer from lack of scale, limited consumer appeal and high component costs. But automakers are approaching a major tipping point. EVs could …… More

Investor’s Business Daily This flood of electric vehicles is coming despite the fact that the automotive industry loses money on EVs, which suffer from lack of scale, limited consumer appeal and high component costs. But automakers are approaching a major tipping point. EVs could …… More

BMW iNext EV

Very little is known about the iNEXT at this point beyond that it will be an electric vehicle inspired by the recent Vision NEXT concepts unveiled by the German premium brand.

Last year, BMW’s head of sales and marketing, Ian Robertson, casted doubts on Tesla’s ability to produce Model 3 in volume at $35,000 and in the process, he said that the iNext will be the real competitor in the s More

Very little is known about the iNEXT at this point beyond that it will be an electric vehicle inspired by the recent Vision NEXT concepts unveiled by the German premium brand.

Last year, BMW’s head of sales and marketing, Ian Robertson, casted doubts on Tesla’s ability to produce Model 3 in volume at $35,000 and in the process, he said that the iNext will be the real competitor in the s More

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Intel Corp.-owned Mobileye reportedly signs deal with European automaker for 8 million self-driving cars – Silicon Valley Business Journal

ntel Corp.-owned self-driving car company Mobileye has signed a deal with a European automaker to supply nearly-autonomous driving technology to 8 million cars in 2021, Reuters reports.

Terms of the deal, and the automaker’s identity, were not immediately released. Leading European automakers include Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW and Peugeot.

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ntel Corp.-owned self-driving car company Mobileye has signed a deal with a European automaker to supply nearly-autonomous driving technology to 8 million cars in 2021, Reuters reports.

Terms of the deal, and the automaker’s identity, were not immediately released. Leading European automakers include Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW and Peugeot.

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Miami to Orlando in 30 min proposed

MIAMI (WSVN) – South Floridians may be one step closer to traveling to Orlando by train in less than half an hour.

In September, Hyperloop One selected a proposed Miami-to-Orlando route as one of global 10 winners, where finalists vied to compete for the rights to build the ultra-fast transportation system in the U.S. The 257-mile route normally takes about 3 hours by car, but would r More

MIAMI (WSVN) – South Floridians may be one step closer to traveling to Orlando by train in less than half an hour.

In September, Hyperloop One selected a proposed Miami-to-Orlando route as one of global 10 winners, where finalists vied to compete for the rights to build the ultra-fast transportation system in the U.S. The 257-mile route normally takes about 3 hours by car, but would r More

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tesla battery system in Belgium grid

Thus far, batteries haven’t taken over grids around the world. Due to the sheer expense of batteries, large installations have generally been government mandated or heavily subsidized. In South Australia, though, Tesla’s giant 100MW/129MWh battery has seen a lot of success—not by selling power to meet general demand but by providing so-called “frequency response services.” More

Thus far, batteries haven’t taken over grids around the world. Due to the sheer expense of batteries, large installations have generally been government mandated or heavily subsidized. In South Australia, though, Tesla’s giant 100MW/129MWh battery has seen a lot of success—not by selling power to meet general demand but by providing so-called “frequency response services.” More

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California utilities race to charge your electric car, bus, forklift | Utility Dive

California has its eye on the prize when it comes to the future of its air and the future of its energy grid. That’s why it’s taking on the most aggressive EV charging station plan in the nation.
Three of California’s largest utilities, Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric, have proposed spending $1 billion to build the charging infr More

California has its eye on the prize when it comes to the future of its air and the future of its energy grid. That’s why it’s taking on the most aggressive EV charging station plan in the nation.
Three of California’s largest utilities, Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric, have proposed spending $1 billion to build the charging infr More

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Nissan, BMW offer Pepco customers EV rebates | WTOP

WASHINGTON — BMW and Nissan are offering Pepco customers healthy rebates on certain electric vehicle models.

Nissan is offering Pepco customers a $3,000 rebate on the MSRP on the 2018 Nissan Leaf. The all-electric Leaf starts at around $30,000.

Nissan’s offer is available through June 30. Customers are required to prove they’re Pepco customers, and bring along a copy of this fl More

WASHINGTON — BMW and Nissan are offering Pepco customers healthy rebates on certain electric vehicle models.

Nissan is offering Pepco customers a $3,000 rebate on the MSRP on the 2018 Nissan Leaf. The all-electric Leaf starts at around $30,000.

Nissan’s offer is available through June 30. Customers are required to prove they’re Pepco customers, and bring along a copy of this fl More

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Elon Musk wants to combine Boring Co and SapaceX

Elon Musk’s vision for the Boring Company becomes clearer as the CEO reveals that he plans on combining the startup’s hyperloop technology with SpaceX’s plan to use its latest rocket program to create a transportation system to get anywhere on earth in less than an hour.
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Elon Musk’s vision for the Boring Company becomes clearer as the CEO reveals that he plans on combining the startup’s hyperloop technology with SpaceX’s plan to use its latest rocket program to create a transportation system to get anywhere on earth in less than an hour.
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[model 3] First Tesla Model 3 safety test results released, IIHS says ‘superior rating for front crash prevention’ | Electrek

Tesla prides itself on achieving top safety ratings for Model S and Model X. Now it aims to do the same with Model 3.

The first Tesla Model 3 safety test results were released by IIHS and the organization says that the new electric vehicle achieved a ‘superior rating for front crash prevention.’

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Tesla prides itself on achieving top safety ratings for Model S and Model X. Now it aims to do the same with Model 3.

The first Tesla Model 3 safety test results were released by IIHS and the organization says that the new electric vehicle achieved a ‘superior rating for front crash prevention.’

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Apple now has more self-driving car permits in California…

The Mercury News Just last year, Apple was in the backseat of an increasingly crowded competition for self-driving cars with Google-owned Waymo, Tesla and Uber vying for an edge. Apple had just three permits from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to operate …… More

The Mercury News Just last year, Apple was in the backseat of an increasingly crowded competition for self-driving cars with Google-owned Waymo, Tesla and Uber vying for an edge. Apple had just three permits from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to operate …… More

Quartz: Tesla is setting up shop where the real money is in electric cars: China

Tesla is setting up shop where the real money is in electric cars: China
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Tesla has set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in Shanghai, marking the latest step in the company’s steady march toward setting up a factory inside China,… Read the full story

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Tesla is setting up shop where the real money is in electric cars: China
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Tesla has set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in Shanghai, marking the latest step in the company’s steady march toward setting up a factory inside China,… Read the full story

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Nissan Introduces $2,850 Refabricated Batteries For Older LEAF

Nissan is finally launching the exchange program for Nissan LEAF batteries in Japan that enables LEAF owners to trade in old batteries for refabricated ones.

The 24 kWh refabricated batteries for the oldest LEAFs will be offered for 300,000 yen apiece (around $2,850).

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Nissan is finally launching the exchange program for Nissan LEAF batteries in Japan that enables LEAF owners to trade in old batteries for refabricated ones.

The 24 kWh refabricated batteries for the oldest LEAFs will be offered for 300,000 yen apiece (around $2,850).

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Tesla Model 3 production is reportedly closing in on 4,000 per week

After the scheduled shutdown in April, the Tesla Model 3 production line is reportedly closing in on 4,000 vehicles per week.

The figures were first reported by Tesla Motors Club member bkmxp100d, a Tesla owner who stated that they were informed of the numbers by a friend working at the Fremont factory. The production shutdown last month reportedly had a positive effect on the pace of the More

After the scheduled shutdown in April, the Tesla Model 3 production line is reportedly closing in on 4,000 vehicles per week.

The figures were first reported by Tesla Motors Club member bkmxp100d, a Tesla owner who stated that they were informed of the numbers by a friend working at the Fremont factory. The production shutdown last month reportedly had a positive effect on the pace of the More

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Solar energy in California: We’ll never go to war to take…

Los Angeles Times To the editor: An entrenched minority says climate change is cyclical and not anthropogenic. Even if you agree with that, there are cogent, compelling reasons for California to require all new single-family homes to have solar panels. (“Of course California …… More

Los Angeles Times To the editor: An entrenched minority says climate change is cyclical and not anthropogenic. Even if you agree with that, there are cogent, compelling reasons for California to require all new single-family homes to have solar panels. (“Of course California …… More