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Bay Area Bonanza: Tesla Insider Leaks Model 3 Delivery Extravaganza

It appears Tesla is preparing to deliver an unprecedented number of electric vehicles in the coming days, but there’s more to this story to share.
We’ve been getting more and more indication that Tesla will be going to great lengths to ramp up vehicle deliveries as the quarter comes to an end. It started with a congratulatory email from CEO Elon Musk to employees, as well as a comment by More

It appears Tesla is preparing to deliver an unprecedented number of electric vehicles in the coming days, but there’s more to this story to share.
We’ve been getting more and more indication that Tesla will be going to great lengths to ramp up vehicle deliveries as the quarter comes to an end. It started with a congratulatory email from CEO Elon Musk to employees, as well as a comment by More

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Tesla reportedly starts incentivized Full Self-Driving beta test program for employees

Tesla has reportedly started an incentivized beta tester program for ~100 more employees who are willing to test out the company’s Full Self-Driving suite. For their participation in the FSD beta tests, Tesla employees who would be part of the program would reportedly be receiving Autopilot and Full Self-Driving, as well as the Premium Upgrades Package (worth a total of $13,000) for their vehicl More

Tesla has reportedly started an incentivized beta tester program for ~100 more employees who are willing to test out the company’s Full Self-Driving suite. For their participation in the FSD beta tests, Tesla employees who would be part of the program would reportedly be receiving Autopilot and Full Self-Driving, as well as the Premium Upgrades Package (worth a total of $13,000) for their vehicl More

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[auropilot] Tesla reportedly starts incentivized Full Self-Driving beta test program for employees

Tesla has reportedly started an incentivized beta tester program for ~100 more employees who are willing to test out the company’s Full Self-Driving suite. For their participation in the FSD beta tests, Tesla employees who would be part of the program would reportedly be receiving Autopilot and Full Self-Driving, as well as the Premium Upgrades Package (worth a total of $13,000) for their vehicl More

Tesla has reportedly started an incentivized beta tester program for ~100 more employees who are willing to test out the company’s Full Self-Driving suite. For their participation in the FSD beta tests, Tesla employees who would be part of the program would reportedly be receiving Autopilot and Full Self-Driving, as well as the Premium Upgrades Package (worth a total of $13,000) for their vehicl More

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[ government news] SEC Settles Fraud Charges With Tesla’s Elon Musk – NBC Bay Area

Elon Musk’s murky future as Tesla Motors’ CEO amid a securities fraud lawsuit became clearer Saturday as the Securities and Exchange Commission settled charges against him, CNBC reported .
Musk expected to remain CEO of the electric vehicle company while relinquishing his chairman title for at least three years, according to court documents filed Saturday, and he will hav More

Elon Musk’s murky future as Tesla Motors’ CEO amid a securities fraud lawsuit became clearer Saturday as the Securities and Exchange Commission settled charges against him, CNBC reported .
Musk expected to remain CEO of the electric vehicle company while relinquishing his chairman title for at least three years, according to court documents filed Saturday, and he will hav More

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BMW unveils i3 battery upgrade for ‘over 160 miles’ (260 km) of range – Electrek

The last upgrade happened in 2016 when it went from 60 Ah cells to 94 Ah cells for an overall battery pack upgrade from 22 kWh to 33 kWh.

This new battery upgrade has been rumored for a while, but BMW is now making it official.

The German automaker says that the new 120 Ah cells will result in a 42.2 kWh battery pack, which should result in about ‘160 miles’ (260 km) of range “ More

The last upgrade happened in 2016 when it went from 60 Ah cells to 94 Ah cells for an overall battery pack upgrade from 22 kWh to 33 kWh.

This new battery upgrade has been rumored for a while, but BMW is now making it official.

The German automaker says that the new 120 Ah cells will result in a 42.2 kWh battery pack, which should result in about ‘160 miles’ (260 km) of range “ More

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Tesla May Have Exceeded Model 3 Q3 Production Target Two Days Early

Tesla has been tested in a number of ways throughout the year, in smaller ways when a fire broke out at one of its California facilities and in even bigger ways in the form of mounting pressure and scrutiny from the Securities Exchange Commission(SEC) on CEO Elon Musk. Despite the adversity, Musk has kept his eyes firmly planted on the most important goal: maintaining his word to deliver as many o More

Tesla has been tested in a number of ways throughout the year, in smaller ways when a fire broke out at one of its California facilities and in even bigger ways in the form of mounting pressure and scrutiny from the Securities Exchange Commission(SEC) on CEO Elon Musk. Despite the adversity, Musk has kept his eyes firmly planted on the most important goal: maintaining his word to deliver as many o More

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New EV bike from Spain

NUUK is a new e-mobility company based in Etxebarri, Spain. They have recently partnered with Reiju, a Spanish motorcycle and moped manufacturer, to bring a new line of light electric vehicles to life.

NUUK has been hard at work developing their new electric motorcycle – or rather three new electric motorcycles.

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NUUK is a new e-mobility company based in Etxebarri, Spain. They have recently partnered with Reiju, a Spanish motorcycle and moped manufacturer, to bring a new line of light electric vehicles to life.

NUUK has been hard at work developing their new electric motorcycle – or rather three new electric motorcycles.

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Tesla wants hundreds of employees testing full self-driving, offers free Autopilot upgrades with new purchases

In an email to employees obtained by Electrek, CEO Elon Musk said that they need “100-200 employees to test Tesla’s self-driving technology.”

The CEO says that they are offering free Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self-Driving Capability package upgrades (worth between $5,000 and $10,000) and premium interior packages to employees buying new cars.

In exchange, employees need to co More

In an email to employees obtained by Electrek, CEO Elon Musk said that they need “100-200 employees to test Tesla’s self-driving technology.”

The CEO says that they are offering free Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self-Driving Capability package upgrades (worth between $5,000 and $10,000) and premium interior packages to employees buying new cars.

In exchange, employees need to co More

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California considers almost doubling its EV incentive as Tesla’s federal tax credit is phasing out – Electrek

The state already offers a rebate of up to $2,500 for electric vehicle buyers.

Combined with the $7,500 federal tax credit, some buyers end up saving $10,000 on a new electric vehicle.

But the federal tax credit is starting to phase out for some companies – starting with Tesla, which reached its 200,000th US delivery threshold earlier this year.

In 2019, Tesla buyers will on More

The state already offers a rebate of up to $2,500 for electric vehicle buyers.

Combined with the $7,500 federal tax credit, some buyers end up saving $10,000 on a new electric vehicle.

But the federal tax credit is starting to phase out for some companies – starting with Tesla, which reached its 200,000th US delivery threshold earlier this year.

In 2019, Tesla buyers will on More

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Ford unveils F-Vision electric and autonomous truck concept

F-Vision, our first concept car we prepared for the future, marked the Hannover Commercial Vehicle Fair with its striking details. Stay tuned to get to know our concept tool F-Vision, which is designed with the vision of the Turkish designers and engineers who shape the future.”

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F-Vision, our first concept car we prepared for the future, marked the Hannover Commercial Vehicle Fair with its striking details. Stay tuned to get to know our concept tool F-Vision, which is designed with the vision of the Turkish designers and engineers who shape the future.”

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Here’s how this solar powered electric bicycle traveled 12,800 km in 64 days from France to China

A self-sustained vehicle powered by the sun is something of a holy grail for electric vehicles, but is difficult to achieve due to the limited surface area and high power requirements of full size cars. However, a smaller EV such as a solar powered electric bicycle has an advantage here due to its drastically lower energy demands.

Over the last few months, a group of solar powered e-bikes r More

A self-sustained vehicle powered by the sun is something of a holy grail for electric vehicles, but is difficult to achieve due to the limited surface area and high power requirements of full size cars. However, a smaller EV such as a solar powered electric bicycle has an advantage here due to its drastically lower energy demands.

Over the last few months, a group of solar powered e-bikes r More

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Panasonic completing 3 new cell production lines at Tesla’s Gigafactory | Ars Technica

n a Tuesday interview with Bloomberg, the head of Panasonic’s Automotive Division said that the company was on track to complete an additional three battery-cell production lines at Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory before the end of this year. That puts the expansion ahead of schedule for completion.

Panasonic is a joint owner of the Gigafactory. The company provides the “2170&# More

n a Tuesday interview with Bloomberg, the head of Panasonic’s Automotive Division said that the company was on track to complete an additional three battery-cell production lines at Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory before the end of this year. That puts the expansion ahead of schedule for completion.

Panasonic is a joint owner of the Gigafactory. The company provides the “2170&# More

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Tesla Version 9.0: all new features based on your Model 3, Model S, or Model X generation – Electrek

Tesla is currently rolling out its new version 9.0 software update to early access owners.

Now we are taking a look at all of the new features you get depending on what vehicle (Model 3, Model S, or Model X) and what generation of those vehicles you have, as well as where the vehicle is located.

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Tesla is currently rolling out its new version 9.0 software update to early access owners.

Now we are taking a look at all of the new features you get depending on what vehicle (Model 3, Model S, or Model X) and what generation of those vehicles you have, as well as where the vehicle is located.

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Buy A Tesla Model 3 Demo At A Discount [UPDATED] | CleanTechnica

If you have been waiting to get a deal on a Tesla Model 3, today is the day to call or go to your local service sales center and get a deal.

The sales centers are selling every Model 3 they have and that includes their demo units. They don’t negotiate, but the discounts offered on the 4 cars available in the Tampa/Sarasota region ranged from $1,500 to $2,730.

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If you have been waiting to get a deal on a Tesla Model 3, today is the day to call or go to your local service sales center and get a deal.

The sales centers are selling every Model 3 they have and that includes their demo units. They don’t negotiate, but the discounts offered on the 4 cars available in the Tampa/Sarasota region ranged from $1,500 to $2,730.

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Tesla Gets Panasonic’s Help With Ahead-of-Schedule Battery Plant

Panasonic Corp., the sole battery supplier for Tesla Inc.’s best-selling Model 3, is taking steps to help Elon Musk solve the “production hell” problem that has plagued the car that’s key to making profits.

The Japanese company had proposed to add three production lines at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada by the end of the year. It’s now aiming to complete the plan ahead of schedul More

Panasonic Corp., the sole battery supplier for Tesla Inc.’s best-selling Model 3, is taking steps to help Elon Musk solve the “production hell” problem that has plagued the car that’s key to making profits.

The Japanese company had proposed to add three production lines at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada by the end of the year. It’s now aiming to complete the plan ahead of schedul More

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Japan lunar exploration firm to head for moon on SpaceX rockets

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese lunar exploration startup Ispace said it has signed up for launches on Elon Musk’s SpaceX rockets in 2020 and 2021, its first step towards offering services such as searching for water on the moon.

On reaching space in SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, Ispace plans to orbit its lunar lander around the moon and, in its second mission, land two rovers on t More

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese lunar exploration startup Ispace said it has signed up for launches on Elon Musk’s SpaceX rockets in 2020 and 2021, its first step towards offering services such as searching for water on the moon.

On reaching space in SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, Ispace plans to orbit its lunar lander around the moon and, in its second mission, land two rovers on t More

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Chinese scooter startup Niu files for US IPO

Niu Technologies filed Monday for a $150 million initial public offering in the U.S.
Produced exclusively out of the southeastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, Niu scooters stand out from other brands in China for their sleek, sporty design and technology that guards against theft.
Wang Xiao Pian, 38, said her Niu store in Beijing has sold more than 300 scooters in August, and at least More

Niu Technologies filed Monday for a $150 million initial public offering in the U.S.
Produced exclusively out of the southeastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, Niu scooters stand out from other brands in China for their sleek, sporty design and technology that guards against theft.
Wang Xiao Pian, 38, said her Niu store in Beijing has sold more than 300 scooters in August, and at least More

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Tesla Is Offering Customers Incentives in an End-of-Quarter Push

Tesla Inc. is offering incentives and tapping an army of brand-loving volunteers in a frantic push to boost sales and deliveries before the end of the quarter.

If the final days of the second quarter were all about trying to prove to investors that Tesla can ramp up output of its mission-critical Model 3 electric sedan, then the third period is about getting the cars out the door fast enoug More

Tesla Inc. is offering incentives and tapping an army of brand-loving volunteers in a frantic push to boost sales and deliveries before the end of the quarter.

If the final days of the second quarter were all about trying to prove to investors that Tesla can ramp up output of its mission-critical Model 3 electric sedan, then the third period is about getting the cars out the door fast enoug More

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PlugBoat 2018 – Venice, 18 – 19 th October 2018

PlugBoat, as the World Electric & Hybrid Boat Summit, aims at providing a premier & high quality global platform to foster exchange of views and development of synergies between players in the field of electric & hybrid boats for coastal & inland water transportation as well as leisure
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PlugBoat, as the World Electric & Hybrid Boat Summit, aims at providing a premier & high quality global platform to foster exchange of views and development of synergies between players in the field of electric & hybrid boats for coastal & inland water transportation as well as leisure
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Renault wants to build a 60 MWh energy storage system with used electric car battery packs

Renault is launching today a new “Advanced Battery Storage” program today.

With the program, the French automaker is aiming to build “the biggest energy stationary storage system using EV batteries ever designed in Europe by 2020.”

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Renault is launching today a new “Advanced Battery Storage” program today.

With the program, the French automaker is aiming to build “the biggest energy stationary storage system using EV batteries ever designed in Europe by 2020.”

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Amazon Could Become the Next Big Player in Autonomous Driving

The auto industry is rapidly transforming into another branch of technology.

Of course, adding 4G connectivity, bluetooth and electrification made it so the auto industry is no stranger to technology, but as autonomous driving, A.I.-powered infotainment systems and other adoptions take place, more and more technology companies are making the leap into the sector.

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The auto industry is rapidly transforming into another branch of technology.

Of course, adding 4G connectivity, bluetooth and electrification made it so the auto industry is no stranger to technology, but as autonomous driving, A.I.-powered infotainment systems and other adoptions take place, more and more technology companies are making the leap into the sector.

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EMotorWerks Is Using Its Network of 10,000 EV Chargers to Bid Into Wholesale Markets

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China’s largest electric scooter maker Niu files for $150 million IPO in the US

While electric scooters (Vespa-style, not Razor-style) are not very widespread yet in the US, they are quickly becoming the most common form of transportation in Chinese cities. This is largely due to environmentally sustainable government policies which make gas-powered motorcycles and scooters either illegal or impractically expensive in Chinese cities.

Niu, the self proclaimed “largest More

While electric scooters (Vespa-style, not Razor-style) are not very widespread yet in the US, they are quickly becoming the most common form of transportation in Chinese cities. This is largely due to environmentally sustainable government policies which make gas-powered motorcycles and scooters either illegal or impractically expensive in Chinese cities.

Niu, the self proclaimed “largest More

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China’s largest electric scooter maker Niu files for $150 million IPO in the US

While electric scooters (Vespa-style, not Razor-style) are not very widespread yet in the US, they are quickly becoming the most common form of transportation in Chinese cities. This is largely due to environmentally sustainable government policies which make gas-powered motorcycles and scooters either illegal or impractically expensive in Chinese cities.

Niu, the self proclaimed “largest More

While electric scooters (Vespa-style, not Razor-style) are not very widespread yet in the US, they are quickly becoming the most common form of transportation in Chinese cities. This is largely due to environmentally sustainable government policies which make gas-powered motorcycles and scooters either illegal or impractically expensive in Chinese cities.

Niu, the self proclaimed “largest More

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Tesla prepares Model 3 production for upcoming European expansion

The Tesla Model 3 is taking over North America as it not only dominates electric vehicle sales, but it is also leading its segment against gas-powered cars.

Now Tesla is preparing to expand to Europe with the Model 3 and in order to do that, it is starting to produce a few European Model 3 vehicles

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The Tesla Model 3 is taking over North America as it not only dominates electric vehicle sales, but it is also leading its segment against gas-powered cars.

Now Tesla is preparing to expand to Europe with the Model 3 and in order to do that, it is starting to produce a few European Model 3 vehicles

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Musk’s Boring Company starts hiring key personnel in preparation for tunnel projects

As The Boring Company starts preparing for its growing list of tunneling projects, the startup has begun filling in a number of key positions that would enable it to bring Elon Musk’s vision of futuristic, high-speed tunnel systems into reality. Several key hires have already been filled by the company, and based on the job positions listed on its official website; the Boring Co. seems to be loo More

As The Boring Company starts preparing for its growing list of tunneling projects, the startup has begun filling in a number of key positions that would enable it to bring Elon Musk’s vision of futuristic, high-speed tunnel systems into reality. Several key hires have already been filled by the company, and based on the job positions listed on its official website; the Boring Co. seems to be loo More

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Lucid Motors partners with Electrify America for ‘ultra-fast’ charging

As we previously reported, Electrify America was created as part of Volkswagen’s $2 billion settlements with California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its use of emission test cheating devices in its diesel vehicles.

They have several electrification initiatives – mainly having to do with charging infrastructure.

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As we previously reported, Electrify America was created as part of Volkswagen’s $2 billion settlements with California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its use of emission test cheating devices in its diesel vehicles.

They have several electrification initiatives – mainly having to do with charging infrastructure.

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Kia Niro EV Test Drive Notes: Range Indeed Impressive

The Kia Niro EV is officially rated with a driving range of 385 kilometers (~240 miles), yet it can still pull off a zero-to-62-mph sprint in some 7.8 seconds. Before we have to deal with endless Tesla fanatics’ denouncing of this vehicle, 240 miles for an entry-level SUV and 7.8 seconds are truly outstanding for those not in a financial position to buy a Tesla. If you really want one of these l More

The Kia Niro EV is officially rated with a driving range of 385 kilometers (~240 miles), yet it can still pull off a zero-to-62-mph sprint in some 7.8 seconds. Before we have to deal with endless Tesla fanatics’ denouncing of this vehicle, 240 miles for an entry-level SUV and 7.8 seconds are truly outstanding for those not in a financial position to buy a Tesla. If you really want one of these l More

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Watch a Tesla drive in Paris through the eyes of Autopilot

Tesla’s approach to autonomous driving is rather simple – albeit hard. It has some radar and ultrasonic sensor technology but the goal is to drive based on computer vision with cameras feeding into a neural net system that it is able to recognize what it sees – much like a human.

We are now getting our best look yet at what Autopilot can see with a drive through Paris.

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Tesla’s approach to autonomous driving is rather simple – albeit hard. It has some radar and ultrasonic sensor technology but the goal is to drive based on computer vision with cameras feeding into a neural net system that it is able to recognize what it sees – much like a human.

We are now getting our best look yet at what Autopilot can see with a drive through Paris.

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To Find China’s Best Driverless Technology, Look in Silicon Valley

China’s homegrown search giant, much like its U.S. counterpart, has a division focused entirely on driverless vehicles. And just like its rival, Google-born Waymo, both efforts are based in Silicon Valley.

It’s not only Baidu with a toehold in Northern California. China’s self-driving startups are sprouting major R&D outposts 6,000 miles from Beijing. China’s congested mega More

China’s homegrown search giant, much like its U.S. counterpart, has a division focused entirely on driverless vehicles. And just like its rival, Google-born Waymo, both efforts are based in Silicon Valley.

It’s not only Baidu with a toehold in Northern California. China’s self-driving startups are sprouting major R&D outposts 6,000 miles from Beijing. China’s congested mega More

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