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Elon Musk shares rare images of model 3 production

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is spending the last few days of the second quarter at the Fremont factory in order to oversee the automaker’s end-of-the-quarter push to achieve a production rate of 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week.

Without disclosing the production rate, Musk shared a few rare images from inside the factory.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is spending the last few days of the second quarter at the Fremont factory in order to oversee the automaker’s end-of-the-quarter push to achieve a production rate of 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week.

Without disclosing the production rate, Musk shared a few rare images from inside the factory.

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Silicon Valley Could Get Power From Batteries Under PG&E Plan

PG&E Corp. is proposing using giant lithium-ion batteries, including packs supplied by Tesla Inc., to replace power supplied to Silicon Valley from burning natural gas.

The California utility has sought approval from state regulators for four energy-storage projects with a total capacity of about 567 megawatts, according to a statement Friday. The California Energy Commission says 1 me More

PG&E Corp. is proposing using giant lithium-ion batteries, including packs supplied by Tesla Inc., to replace power supplied to Silicon Valley from burning natural gas.

The California utility has sought approval from state regulators for four energy-storage projects with a total capacity of about 567 megawatts, according to a statement Friday. The California Energy Commission says 1 me More

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[chRging network] BP bought charging company

The oil industry is seeing the writing on the wall when it comes to electric vehicles and several oil industry giants have recently made significant investments in electric vehicles.

BP has been one of those oil giants and now it makes another move in the same direction by buying the UK’s biggest electric vehicle charging company.

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The oil industry is seeing the writing on the wall when it comes to electric vehicles and several oil industry giants have recently made significant investments in electric vehicles.

BP has been one of those oil giants and now it makes another move in the same direction by buying the UK’s biggest electric vehicle charging company.

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Tesla Invites Model 3 Reservation Holders to Configure Their Cars—For $2,500

Tesla Invites Model 3 Reservation Holders to Configure Their Cars—For $2,500
Tesla Inc. has invited all Model 3 reservation holders in the U.S. and Canada to confirm their orders. When a customer confirms their order, they pay another $2,500 before the company begins building their car. Say, for example, 100,000 people in the U.S. and Canada were to confirm this week. That would be a $250 More

Tesla Invites Model 3 Reservation Holders to Configure Their Cars—For $2,500
Tesla Inc. has invited all Model 3 reservation holders in the U.S. and Canada to confirm their orders. When a customer confirms their order, they pay another $2,500 before the company begins building their car. Say, for example, 100,000 people in the U.S. and Canada were to confirm this week. That would be a $250 More

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BYD Injects $3.8 Billion to Quadruple Lithium-Battery…

Caixin Global BYD Co. Ltd. plans to plow 25 billion yuan ($3.8 billion) into quadrupling its car battery output through 2020, despite the electric-vehicle industry seeing a widespread overcapacity of lithium battery production. The Shenzhen-based automaker will increase its …… More

Caixin Global BYD Co. Ltd. plans to plow 25 billion yuan ($3.8 billion) into quadrupling its car battery output through 2020, despite the electric-vehicle industry seeing a widespread overcapacity of lithium battery production. The Shenzhen-based automaker will increase its …… More

Elon Musk says Model 3 delivery skeptics are in for a ‘rude awakening’

Elon Musk says Tesla will surprise skeptics who think the company’s Model 3 second-quarter delivery numbers will disappoint, according to an email the Tesla CEO sent to employees.
In the email, Musk linked to a CNBC report of a note from Goldman Sachs analyst David Tamberrino. Tamberrino said he thinks the company will report that it delivered 22,000 Model 3 mid-size electric sedans in More

Elon Musk says Tesla will surprise skeptics who think the company’s Model 3 second-quarter delivery numbers will disappoint, according to an email the Tesla CEO sent to employees.
In the email, Musk linked to a CNBC report of a note from Goldman Sachs analyst David Tamberrino. Tamberrino said he thinks the company will report that it delivered 22,000 Model 3 mid-size electric sedans in More

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Could 5G enable a new era of connected and driverless cars?

The internet of things encompasses many everyday objects, and cars are no exception. Nowadays, most new vehicles are ‘connected’; fitted with some form of in-vehicle communications or internet access. However many experts believe that the introduction of 5G could expand connected cars even further.

A reliable 5G network could dramatically impact the capabilities of connected cars, and i More

The internet of things encompasses many everyday objects, and cars are no exception. Nowadays, most new vehicles are ‘connected’; fitted with some form of in-vehicle communications or internet access. However many experts believe that the introduction of 5G could expand connected cars even further.

A reliable 5G network could dramatically impact the capabilities of connected cars, and i More

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Pittsburgh-Columbus-Chicago hyperloop route set to begin…

Tribune-Review A proposed hyperloop route between Pittsburgh, Columbus and Chicago has surged ahead of other similar projects around the country. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission last week announced it had selected consultants to lead feasibility and …… More

Tribune-Review A proposed hyperloop route between Pittsburgh, Columbus and Chicago has surged ahead of other similar projects around the country. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission last week announced it had selected consultants to lead feasibility and …… More

Tesla made several changes to the Model

Tesla made several changes to the Model 3 design studio today to add new options, change prices and more.

The automaker has also changed some of the timelines for deliveries and it opened orders for dual motor and performance vehicles in Canada

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Tesla made several changes to the Model 3 design studio today to add new options, change prices and more.

The automaker has also changed some of the timelines for deliveries and it opened orders for dual motor and performance vehicles in Canada

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More details on Tesla pickup truck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed some new details about the company’s upcoming all-electric pickup truck in a series of tweets on Tuesday via Twitter.

Musk said the truck will come standard with dual motor all-wheel drive, “crazy torque,” and a suspension that dynamically adjusts for the load.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed some new details about the company’s upcoming all-electric pickup truck in a series of tweets on Tuesday via Twitter.

Musk said the truck will come standard with dual motor all-wheel drive, “crazy torque,” and a suspension that dynamically adjusts for the load.

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Invite your senator to the U.S. Senate Ride and Drive – Plug In AmericaPlug In America

Has your senator ever driven an electric car? Does your senator know how fun it is to drive electric, how quiet the cars are, and how smooth the acceleration is? Now is his/her chance! Plug In America is hosting a ride and drive on June 28th on Capitol Hill, and we need YOU to get your senator to attend the event.

Some senators have never even seen an electric car. The more we can show the More

Has your senator ever driven an electric car? Does your senator know how fun it is to drive electric, how quiet the cars are, and how smooth the acceleration is? Now is his/her chance! Plug In America is hosting a ride and drive on June 28th on Capitol Hill, and we need YOU to get your senator to attend the event.

Some senators have never even seen an electric car. The more we can show the More

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Faraday Future gets $2 billion financing

Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future confirms the long-rumored financing round that saved the company last year.

The California-based startup now announces that it closed $2 billion in financing to bring its electric vehicles to market.

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Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future confirms the long-rumored financing round that saved the company last year.

The California-based startup now announces that it closed $2 billion in financing to bring its electric vehicles to market.

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[autopolot] Volvo is making a true ‘Autopilot’ that’ll let you eat,…

BGR The service will be called Highway Assist, and it sounds basically like what people think Tesla’s Autopilot is, but safe. The system will enable you “to ‘eat, sleep, work, watch a movie, relax, do whatever,” Volvo Senior Vice President of Research & Development …… More

BGR The service will be called Highway Assist, and it sounds basically like what people think Tesla’s Autopilot is, but safe. The system will enable you “to ‘eat, sleep, work, watch a movie, relax, do whatever,” Volvo Senior Vice President of Research & Development …… More

2018 EAS Registration – Registration is open for CAFE Foundation Electric Aircraft Symposium

Conference Registration Package
The conference hours are Saturday, July 21, 1:00 to 8:30, and Sunday, July 22, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Doors open at 12:00 noon on Saturday and 7:00 am on Sunday for breakfast before the first speaker at 8:00.

Your registration includes all of the sessions on Saturday and Sunday, a networking reception Saturday night with hors d’oeuvres and no-host ba More

Conference Registration Package
The conference hours are Saturday, July 21, 1:00 to 8:30, and Sunday, July 22, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Doors open at 12:00 noon on Saturday and 7:00 am on Sunday for breakfast before the first speaker at 8:00.

Your registration includes all of the sessions on Saturday and Sunday, a networking reception Saturday night with hors d’oeuvres and no-host ba More

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Massive model 3 shipment spotted

Tesla is now reportedly producing Model 3 at a rate of over 3,500 units per week and it is attempting to push that to 5,000 units by the end of the month.

Where those vehicles are going is also highly important as Tesla is about to hits its 200,000th delivery in the US, which would trigger the phase-out of the federal tax credit.

Now ‘almost 1,000’ Model 3 vehicles were spotted s More

Tesla is now reportedly producing Model 3 at a rate of over 3,500 units per week and it is attempting to push that to 5,000 units by the end of the month.

Where those vehicles are going is also highly important as Tesla is about to hits its 200,000th delivery in the US, which would trigger the phase-out of the federal tax credit.

Now ‘almost 1,000’ Model 3 vehicles were spotted s More

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New electric scooter, Cruzer

Even though we often talk about Europe and Asia having all the options for electric scooters, there are still a few models available in the US. But except for the Detroit-built GenZe 2.0, most of the currently available alternatives are either small, under powered, or use archaic lead-acid batteries.
Today that changes, as CruZer Scooter has launched their new e2000 electric scooter in the More

Even though we often talk about Europe and Asia having all the options for electric scooters, there are still a few models available in the US. But except for the Detroit-built GenZe 2.0, most of the currently available alternatives are either small, under powered, or use archaic lead-acid batteries.
Today that changes, as CruZer Scooter has launched their new e2000 electric scooter in the More

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Buses, delivery vans and garbage trucks are the electric…

Seattle Times As American car buyers cautiously dip their toes into the world of electric vehicles, pondering issues such as cost, charging times and driving range, big businesses and some government agencies are going in headfirst. The Antelope Valley Transit Authority, …… More

Seattle Times As American car buyers cautiously dip their toes into the world of electric vehicles, pondering issues such as cost, charging times and driving range, big businesses and some government agencies are going in headfirst. The Antelope Valley Transit Authority, …… More

Tesla semi spotted in Santa Rosa, California

We have been tracking the Tesla Semi test program and the automaker is now deep into testing its electric trucks.

Earlier this year, Elon Musk announced that Tesla Semi was setting out on its first cargo trip with battery packs from Gigafactory 1 to Fremont factory. Tesla already said that carrying cargo between its two factories would be the first use of the Tesla Semi trucks and Musk refe More

We have been tracking the Tesla Semi test program and the automaker is now deep into testing its electric trucks.

Earlier this year, Elon Musk announced that Tesla Semi was setting out on its first cargo trip with battery packs from Gigafactory 1 to Fremont factory. Tesla already said that carrying cargo between its two factories would be the first use of the Tesla Semi trucks and Musk refe More

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Tesla sues former employee for $1 million over trade secret theft

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Tesla is suing a former employee for $1 million, alleging the man hacked the company’s confidential and trade secret information and transferred that information to third parties, according to court documents. The lawsuit also claims the employee leaked false information to the media.

The lawsuit against the former process technician Martin Tripp was filed Wednesday in Nevada. More

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Tesla is suing a former employee for $1 million, alleging the man hacked the company’s confidential and trade secret information and transferred that information to third parties, according to court documents. The lawsuit also claims the employee leaked false information to the media.

The lawsuit against the former process technician Martin Tripp was filed Wednesday in Nevada. More

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Tesla accused ex-employee of sabotage

Things are never dull in Tesla-land. After we heard on Monday that Tesla’s Production line was sabotaged, today the automaker filed a lawsuit against Martin Tripp. The Gigafactory Process Engineer was accused of not only writing software that extracted data from Tesla’s Manufacturing Operating System which sent gigabytes of proprietary data to outside entities but also making false negative st More

Things are never dull in Tesla-land. After we heard on Monday that Tesla’s Production line was sabotaged, today the automaker filed a lawsuit against Martin Tripp. The Gigafactory Process Engineer was accused of not only writing software that extracted data from Tesla’s Manufacturing Operating System which sent gigabytes of proprietary data to outside entities but also making false negative st More

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GM Seeking Potential IPO for its Self-Driving Unit Cruise – FutureCar.com

In order to jumpstart the company’s development of autonomous driving technology, General Motors purchased San Francisco-based autonomous driving startup Cruise Automation in 2016 for nearly $1 billion. Now, GM is exploring its options, including an IPO, for the self-driving arm.

As reported by Bloomberg last week, General Motors is having early discussions both internally an More

In order to jumpstart the company’s development of autonomous driving technology, General Motors purchased San Francisco-based autonomous driving startup Cruise Automation in 2016 for nearly $1 billion. Now, GM is exploring its options, including an IPO, for the self-driving arm.

As reported by Bloomberg last week, General Motors is having early discussions both internally an More

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Chief Minister of Maharashtra Visits Virgin Hyperloop One’s…

GlobeNewswire (press release) Virgin Hyperloop One. Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Views Live Test at Virgin Hyperloop One’s DevLoop Test Track. Pune to Mumbai Hyperloop Project Advances into Second Half of Feasibility Study. NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 18, …… More

GlobeNewswire (press release) Virgin Hyperloop One. Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Views Live Test at Virgin Hyperloop One’s DevLoop Test Track. Pune to Mumbai Hyperloop Project Advances into Second Half of Feasibility Study. NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 18, …… More

Hyperloop to launch commercial system in Ukraine ITS…

ITS International Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has partnered with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine to create a commercial Hyperloop system. The project’s first phase will utilise a 10km track to create a legal framework to certify the system before extending to …… More

ITS International Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has partnered with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine to create a commercial Hyperloop system. The project’s first phase will utilise a 10km track to create a legal framework to certify the system before extending to …… More

Magna to Jointly Engineer and Build Premium Electric…

GlobeNewswire (press release) SHANGHAI, China, June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Magna today announced its intention to form two new joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. Ltd (BJEV) for complete vehicle manufacturing as well as engineering of electric vehicles. BJEV …… More

GlobeNewswire (press release) SHANGHAI, China, June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Magna today announced its intention to form two new joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. Ltd (BJEV) for complete vehicle manufacturing as well as engineering of electric vehicles. BJEV …… More

[autopilpt] A rare look at what Tesla Autopilot can see and interpret E…

Electrek We previously reported about what Tesla’s Autopilot can see with its suite of 8 cameras around the car, but we rarely got into how the Autopilot understands and interprets what it is looking at through its computer vision system. That’s changing today after a few …… More

Electrek We previously reported about what Tesla’s Autopilot can see with its suite of 8 cameras around the car, but we rarely got into how the Autopilot understands and interprets what it is looking at through its computer vision system. That’s changing today after a few …… More

Elon Musk tells Tesla employees that ‘radical improvements’ are needed to hit quarterly targets

Elon Musk e-mailed all Tesla employees on Friday night congratulating them on progress manufacturing Model 3s, but called for “radical improvements” in the next two weeks. Tesla is trying to hit a weekly Model 3 production rate of 5,000 cars by the end of this month. An e-mail sent to all Tesla TSLA staff from Elon Musk on Friday night congratulated employees for the progress they̵ More

Elon Musk e-mailed all Tesla employees on Friday night congratulating them on progress manufacturing Model 3s, but called for “radical improvements” in the next two weeks. Tesla is trying to hit a weekly Model 3 production rate of 5,000 cars by the end of this month. An e-mail sent to all Tesla TSLA staff from Elon Musk on Friday night congratulated employees for the progress they̵ More

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ymco’s new electric scooters could be the sign of a coming boom

One of the most exciting product announcements to happen at the Consumer Electronics show over the past few years was the Gogoro electric scooter . It’s not just that it was slick-looking, or fast, or that the company was promising a clever battery swap station model to help ease the problem of charging. On a broader level, much like Tesla’s electric cars, the Gogoro scooter felt like More

One of the most exciting product announcements to happen at the Consumer Electronics show over the past few years was the Gogoro electric scooter . It’s not just that it was slick-looking, or fast, or that the company was promising a clever battery swap station model to help ease the problem of charging. On a broader level, much like Tesla’s electric cars, the Gogoro scooter felt like More

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Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019 Green Car…

Green Car Reports Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. The move comes just over a decade before India intends to ban the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles. Just what form an Indian-market electric Kia …… More

Green Car Reports Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. The move comes just over a decade before India intends to ban the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles. Just what form an Indian-market electric Kia …… More

Everything You Need to Know About Elon Musk’s (Not So) Boring Company

For the past 18 months we’ve watched in wonder as “The Boring Company” evolved from tweet into reality. With each passing day, it’s sounding more and more like Elon Musk seriously intends to build a company to bore tunnels underground to carry commuter traffic.

It all began in December 2016, when Musk posted a (not unprecedented) rant on Twitterabout the difficulty o More

For the past 18 months we’ve watched in wonder as “The Boring Company” evolved from tweet into reality. With each passing day, it’s sounding more and more like Elon Musk seriously intends to build a company to bore tunnels underground to carry commuter traffic.

It all began in December 2016, when Musk posted a (not unprecedented) rant on Twitterabout the difficulty o More

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How China will bring self-driving cars to its roads

SHANGHAI—The world’s most populous country wouldn’t mind having fewer people behind the wheel on its roads. And domestic tech firms and car makers look increasingly ready to make that happen.

The image of self-driving cars may have taken some dents in the U.S. after one of Uber’s test vehicles killed a pedestrian in Arizona, not to mention the few incidents when Tesla’s (TSLA)Auto More

SHANGHAI—The world’s most populous country wouldn’t mind having fewer people behind the wheel on its roads. And domestic tech firms and car makers look increasingly ready to make that happen.

The image of self-driving cars may have taken some dents in the U.S. after one of Uber’s test vehicles killed a pedestrian in Arizona, not to mention the few incidents when Tesla’s (TSLA)Auto More

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