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Tesla is building a new delivery organization to support insane workload of Model 3 deliveries

With the gradually improving Model 3 production, Tesla’s delivery volume is higher than ever and it could even become a bigger bottleneck than production.

Now Electrek has learned that Tesla has been building a new delivery organization to support the insane workload of Model 3 deliveries.

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With the gradually improving Model 3 production, Tesla’s delivery volume is higher than ever and it could even become a bigger bottleneck than production.

Now Electrek has learned that Tesla has been building a new delivery organization to support the insane workload of Model 3 deliveries.

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Tesla to launch a brand new car next week – Tesla Motors Club

TESLA is preparing for its launch of a new version of the Roadster in 2020, but could the electric car company be gearing up for another launch next week?

Tesla is planning on showcasing a ‘surprise’ vehicle at the Grand Basel show next week.

Grand Basel is known as the ‘ultimate show for automotive masterpieces.’

On its website, it states: “Grand Basel showcases a l More

TESLA is preparing for its launch of a new version of the Roadster in 2020, but could the electric car company be gearing up for another launch next week?

Tesla is planning on showcasing a ‘surprise’ vehicle at the Grand Basel show next week.

Grand Basel is known as the ‘ultimate show for automotive masterpieces.’

On its website, it states: “Grand Basel showcases a l More

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Video: Latest Tesla Autopilot update appears to be a huge…

With all of the hoopla and controversy surrounding Elon Musk and his ill-fated tweets about taking Tesla private, it’s easy to forget that Tesla over the past few months has slowly but surely introduced new Autopilot updates which, taken together, have improved overall performance and reliability. While it remains to be seen if we’ll ever see a Tesla drive itself from New York City to Los Ange More

With all of the hoopla and controversy surrounding Elon Musk and his ill-fated tweets about taking Tesla private, it’s easy to forget that Tesla over the past few months has slowly but surely introduced new Autopilot updates which, taken together, have improved overall performance and reliability. While it remains to be seen if we’ll ever see a Tesla drive itself from New York City to Los Ange More

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Tesla Model 3 owner claims ‘Autopilot saved his life’ by…

Electrek To be clear, while the driver claims that the Model 3 was on Autopilot [Autosteer and TACC] at the time of the incident, the side collision avoidance feature that apparently came into play is not part of any Tesla Autopilot package and it is instead standard with …… More

Electrek To be clear, while the driver claims that the Model 3 was on Autopilot [Autosteer and TACC] at the time of the incident, the side collision avoidance feature that apparently came into play is not part of any Tesla Autopilot package and it is instead standard with …… More

California Is Set to Leave Dirty Electricity Behind Entirely

California is playing zero games. Just days after the state published its Fourth Climate Change Assessment, the California Legislature passed a bill that will require utilities to generate all their electricity from renewables by 2045.
The assembly voted Tuesday, and the Senate’s vote came Wednesday. All that’s left now for the bill to become law is a signature from Governor Jerry Brown. More

California is playing zero games. Just days after the state published its Fourth Climate Change Assessment, the California Legislature passed a bill that will require utilities to generate all their electricity from renewables by 2045.
The assembly voted Tuesday, and the Senate’s vote came Wednesday. All that’s left now for the bill to become law is a signature from Governor Jerry Brown. More

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SoftBank Group turns away from backing Tesla rival Nio’s IPO – Silicon Valley Business Journal

SoftBank Group Corp. reportedly won’t buy into next month’s IPO by electric car maker Nio Inc.

The Japanese electronics giant explored investing as much as $200 million in the Chinese car maker whose U.S. headquarters is in San Jose, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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SoftBank Group Corp. reportedly won’t buy into next month’s IPO by electric car maker Nio Inc.

The Japanese electronics giant explored investing as much as $200 million in the Chinese car maker whose U.S. headquarters is in San Jose, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Tesla’s $65 Smartphone Charger Sold Out at Debut

It supports 5W of wireless charging and 7.5W of wired charging output. Interestingly, other brand chargers with better specs are available at lower prices, and it appears that the Tesla brand continues to retain its appeal and interest among the buyers. American technology news and media network The Verge cites other comparable products, like Anker’s 10,000 mAh PowerCore charger that has 12W of More

It supports 5W of wireless charging and 7.5W of wired charging output. Interestingly, other brand chargers with better specs are available at lower prices, and it appears that the Tesla brand continues to retain its appeal and interest among the buyers. American technology news and media network The Verge cites other comparable products, like Anker’s 10,000 mAh PowerCore charger that has 12W of More

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Tesla releasing enhanced fob for security

Tesla has recently been gradually releasing new security features to make it more difficult for thieves to steal their vehicles.

Today, Tesla started rolling out a new update with a new optional ‘PIN to Drive’ feature and “improved cryptography” for its key fobs

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Tesla has recently been gradually releasing new security features to make it more difficult for thieves to steal their vehicles.

Today, Tesla started rolling out a new update with a new optional ‘PIN to Drive’ feature and “improved cryptography” for its key fobs

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Dyson EV ambition includes a 10-mile test tracks

Dyson is most definitely serious about its plans to release an electric vehicle. The company has outlined its proposed second growth phase for its EV development facility at Hullavington Airfield, and the plans are more than a little ambitious. Its application would create more than 10 miles of test tracks around the former base, including specialized tracks for hill and off-roading tests. YouR More

Dyson is most definitely serious about its plans to release an electric vehicle. The company has outlined its proposed second growth phase for its EV development facility at Hullavington Airfield, and the plans are more than a little ambitious. Its application would create more than 10 miles of test tracks around the former base, including specialized tracks for hill and off-roading tests. YouR More

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New Tesla pickup 2019: details, specs and release date | Carbuyer

A Tesla pickup truck is on the way, bridging the gap between the all-electric brand’s passenger-car range and the Tesla Semi HGV.

Until now, most details have come courtesy of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter account, revealing the Tesla pickup will be large – possibly as big as the gargantuan Ford F150. This will make it a ‘full-size’ pickup Stateside and significant More

A Tesla pickup truck is on the way, bridging the gap between the all-electric brand’s passenger-car range and the Tesla Semi HGV.

Until now, most details have come courtesy of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter account, revealing the Tesla pickup will be large – possibly as big as the gargantuan Ford F150. This will make it a ‘full-size’ pickup Stateside and significant More

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National Drive Electric Week

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National Drive Electric Week 2018
National Drive Electric Week, September 8-16, 2018, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoli More

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National Drive Electric Week 2018
National Drive Electric Week, September 8-16, 2018, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoli More

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Model X to bring astronauts to the SpaceX launch pad

SpaceX is preparing to make its first demo launches for NASA’s commercial crew mission program, which aims to bring back the capability for U.S. spacecraft to fly astronauts to space.

The rocket company plans to use Tesla Model X vehicles to bring the first astronauts flying in the Crew Dragon spacecraft to the launch pad.

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SpaceX is preparing to make its first demo launches for NASA’s commercial crew mission program, which aims to bring back the capability for U.S. spacecraft to fly astronauts to space.

The rocket company plans to use Tesla Model X vehicles to bring the first astronauts flying in the Crew Dragon spacecraft to the launch pad.

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Tesla wins case against Ontario government over electric…

CBC.ca Tesla Motors Canada has won its case against the Ontario government over electric vehicle rebates. “We’re pleased with the Court’s decision to strike down the [Ontario government’s] transition plan as unfair and unlawful,” a Tesla representative said in a …… More

CBC.ca Tesla Motors Canada has won its case against the Ontario government over electric vehicle rebates. “We’re pleased with the Court’s decision to strike down the [Ontario government’s] transition plan as unfair and unlawful,” a Tesla representative said in a …… More

Tesla semi prototype tested by UPS – one smooth ride

A Tesla Semi prototype is evidently on tour to visit potential customers at the moment since it has been spotted at J.B. Hunt last week and now UPS is taking a look at the electric truck.

The delivery giant’s employees even had the chance to test drive it and they say it’s ‘one smooth ride’.

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A Tesla Semi prototype is evidently on tour to visit potential customers at the moment since it has been spotted at J.B. Hunt last week and now UPS is taking a look at the electric truck.

The delivery giant’s employees even had the chance to test drive it and they say it’s ‘one smooth ride’.

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BBC News: Nissan produces first electric cars targeting Chinese market

Nissan produces first electric cars targeting Chinese market
BBC News

The Japanese carmaker’s move is part of bigger push to make electric cars for world’s biggest market. Read the full story

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Nissan produces first electric cars targeting Chinese market
BBC News

The Japanese carmaker’s move is part of bigger push to make electric cars for world’s biggest market. Read the full story

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Toyota invests $500M in Uber

Toyota Motor Corp. is investing about $500 million in Uber Technologies Inc. as part of an agreement by the companies to work jointly on autonomous vehicles aimed at improving safety and lowering transportation costs.

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Toyota Motor Corp. is investing about $500 million in Uber Technologies Inc. as part of an agreement by the companies to work jointly on autonomous vehicles aimed at improving safety and lowering transportation costs.

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Chademo and China to collaborate on ultra-fast EV charging

The world of electric vehicle charging standards is still fragmented, but some leaders are starting to clearly emerge.

While most automakers and EV charging station makers seem to be turning to CCS, China, which developed its own standard, is now turning to CHAdeMO to develop a next-gen ultra-fast EV charging standard.

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The world of electric vehicle charging standards is still fragmented, but some leaders are starting to clearly emerge.

While most automakers and EV charging station makers seem to be turning to CCS, China, which developed its own standard, is now turning to CHAdeMO to develop a next-gen ultra-fast EV charging standard.

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Model 3 production on track to new record

Virtually every new quarter for Tesla comes with new records and critical financial milestones. This quarter is no exception as Tesla attempts to become profitable and increase Model 3 production in a big way.

Electrek has learned that Tesla is on track for an incredible production record this quarter, but at the same time, the company is behind on its Model 3 production goal. It is also a More

Virtually every new quarter for Tesla comes with new records and critical financial milestones. This quarter is no exception as Tesla attempts to become profitable and increase Model 3 production in a big way.

Electrek has learned that Tesla is on track for an incredible production record this quarter, but at the same time, the company is behind on its Model 3 production goal. It is also a More

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Tesla’s Semi truck is traveling cross-country ‘alone’

Tesla’s Semi truck has already made some city-to-city trips, but how does it fare on cross-country jaunts — you know, what it’ll be doing when it enters service? Just fine, if you ask Elon Musk. In response to an Electrekpiece on the Semi’s latest visit (to Arkansas trucking behemoth J.B. Hunt), the CEO noted that the Semi has been traveling thousands of miles entirely by i More

Tesla’s Semi truck has already made some city-to-city trips, but how does it fare on cross-country jaunts — you know, what it’ll be doing when it enters service? Just fine, if you ask Elon Musk. In response to an Electrekpiece on the Semi’s latest visit (to Arkansas trucking behemoth J.B. Hunt), the CEO noted that the Semi has been traveling thousands of miles entirely by i More

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Mercedes to unveil new EV, EQC, next week

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the first teaser image of the production version of the EQC, its first all-electric vehicle built to be electric from the ground up, and it confirmed that it will unveil the vehicle in full next week.
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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the first teaser image of the production version of the EQC, its first all-electric vehicle built to be electric from the ground up, and it confirmed that it will unveil the vehicle in full next week.
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Electric cars exceed 1m in Europe as sales soar by more…

The Guardian There are now more than a million electric cars in Europe after sales soared by more than 40% in the first half of the year, new figures reveal. Europe hit the milestone nearly a year after China, which has a much larger car market, but ahead of the US, which is …… More

The Guardian There are now more than a million electric cars in Europe after sales soared by more than 40% in the first half of the year, new figures reveal. Europe hit the milestone nearly a year after China, which has a much larger car market, but ahead of the US, which is …… More

Tesla semi made in across USA on only supercharging

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 referred to the automaker’s logistic costs to carry cargo between the two locations as “gigantic”.

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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 referred to the automaker’s logistic costs to carry cargo between the two locations as “gigantic”.

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Tesla is working on ‘car karaoke’ mode with version 10 software update, says Elon Musk | Electrek

Car karaoke is hotter than ever now thanks to James Corden and Tesla apparently wants in.

CEO Elon Musk says that Tesla is working on a ‘car karaoke’ mode to be released with their version 10 software update.

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Car karaoke is hotter than ever now thanks to James Corden and Tesla apparently wants in.

CEO Elon Musk says that Tesla is working on a ‘car karaoke’ mode to be released with their version 10 software update.

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Curbed: 19 mayors pledge to make all new buildings net-zero by 2030

The cities we build are one of the greatest contributors to climate change. Buildings generate over half of the total greenhouse gas emissions for most cities, and in some cities, like London and Paris, it’s closer to 70 percent. A new mayoral pledge from 19 cities worldwide would require all new buildings to produce as much energy as they consume.
Today, 19 mayors from the C40 coalition s More

The cities we build are one of the greatest contributors to climate change. Buildings generate over half of the total greenhouse gas emissions for most cities, and in some cities, like London and Paris, it’s closer to 70 percent. A new mayoral pledge from 19 cities worldwide would require all new buildings to produce as much energy as they consume.
Today, 19 mayors from the C40 coalition s More

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Researchers propose doubling today’s solar panel efficiency…

pv magazine USA Researchers from Lahore University and Benha University have proposed doubling the efficiency of today’s standard solar panels by going beyond the cutting-edge perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell in an increasingly common bifacial format. The scientists …… More

pv magazine USA Researchers from Lahore University and Benha University have proposed doubling the efficiency of today’s standard solar panels by going beyond the cutting-edge perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell in an increasingly common bifacial format. The scientists …… More

Lithium-ion battery deployments to increase 800% from 2017…

Utility Dive Li-ion’s growth is the result of several, related trends, the GTM analysts said. There has been a massive build-out in li-ion manufacturing capability in order to meet demand for electric vehicle batteries. That increase in so-called giga factories has aided …… More

Utility Dive Li-ion’s growth is the result of several, related trends, the GTM analysts said. There has been a massive build-out in li-ion manufacturing capability in order to meet demand for electric vehicle batteries. That increase in so-called giga factories has aided …… More

Lots of Model 3 in Northern California parkign/staging areas

Watching Tesla—and Teslas—has become practically a spectator sport, especially for those who live near the factory.

As production of the company’s most popular car, the Model 3, has ramped up that sport has become easier—at least for people in the San Francisco Bay Area.

It seems all that production has outstripped the company’s delivery systems and left tens of tho More

Watching Tesla—and Teslas—has become practically a spectator sport, especially for those who live near the factory.

As production of the company’s most popular car, the Model 3, has ramped up that sport has become easier—at least for people in the San Francisco Bay Area.

It seems all that production has outstripped the company’s delivery systems and left tens of tho More

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Tesla amasses huge ZEV Credits

Tesla already confirmed record deliveries last quarter due to improved Model 3 production, but now the delivery numbers for California are coming in and the automaker delivered an insane number of cars in the state – resulting in a massive amount of ZEV credits.

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Tesla already confirmed record deliveries last quarter due to improved Model 3 production, but now the delivery numbers for California are coming in and the automaker delivered an insane number of cars in the state – resulting in a massive amount of ZEV credits.

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A day in life with Waymo taxi

In a nondescript depot in suburban Arizona, the future of transportation is getting a tune-up. This is where Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, houses its growing fleet of self-driving cars: hundreds of Chrysler Pacifica minivans fitted with highly advanced hardware and software that enables them to safely ride on public roads without a human driver behind the wheel.

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In a nondescript depot in suburban Arizona, the future of transportation is getting a tune-up. This is where Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, houses its growing fleet of self-driving cars: hundreds of Chrysler Pacifica minivans fitted with highly advanced hardware and software that enables them to safely ride on public roads without a human driver behind the wheel.

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, 259 miles

When the Chevrolet Bolt EV came out, its 238-mile range became the new high-water mark for electric cars lacking Tesla badges. Well, I hope the Bolt EV enjoyed its time on the throne, because a new king has been crowned.

The EPA just revealed its figures for the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, the automaker’s first battery-electric crossover in the US. It’s officially rated at 258 m More

When the Chevrolet Bolt EV came out, its 238-mile range became the new high-water mark for electric cars lacking Tesla badges. Well, I hope the Bolt EV enjoyed its time on the throne, because a new king has been crowned.

The EPA just revealed its figures for the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, the automaker’s first battery-electric crossover in the US. It’s officially rated at 258 m More

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