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Daimler is buying over $20 billion in battery cells to support electric vehicle plans

Securing battery cell supply is one of the first steps in achieving volume production of electric vehicles and now Daimler is getting onboard.

The German automaker has announced that it is issuing over $20 billion worth of battery cell supply contracts to support its electric vehicle plans.

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Securing battery cell supply is one of the first steps in achieving volume production of electric vehicles and now Daimler is getting onboard.

The German automaker has announced that it is issuing over $20 billion worth of battery cell supply contracts to support its electric vehicle plans.

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BMW invests over $225 million to bring new i4 electric car to production

Almost a decade after the introduction of the BMW i3, the German automaker is expected to bring to production the new BMW i4 electric car. It is now starting a $225 million investment at its Munich factory to produce the vehicle.

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Almost a decade after the introduction of the BMW i3, the German automaker is expected to bring to production the new BMW i4 electric car. It is now starting a $225 million investment at its Munich factory to produce the vehicle.

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Tesla is going to ship 3,000 Model 3’s per week in Europe starting in February, report says

Tesla plans to be shipping around 3,000 Model 3 vehicles per week in Europe starting in February, according to the port handling company that is preparing to receive them in Belgium.
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Tesla plans to be shipping around 3,000 Model 3 vehicles per week in Europe starting in February, according to the port handling company that is preparing to receive them in Belgium.
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Tesla is launching a new retail offensive with a focus on malls

Here are all the new locations announced by Tesla today:

Victoria Gardens, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Del Amo, Torrance, CA
Fashion Square, Sherman Oaks, CA
Roseville Galleria, Roseville, CA
Dallas Galleria, Dallas TX
La Cantera, San Antonio TX
Christiana, Newark DE
Florida Mall, Orlando FL
Coconut Point, Estero FL
Southpark, Charlotte NC
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Here are all the new locations announced by Tesla today:

Victoria Gardens, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Del Amo, Torrance, CA
Fashion Square, Sherman Oaks, CA
Roseville Galleria, Roseville, CA
Dallas Galleria, Dallas TX
La Cantera, San Antonio TX
Christiana, Newark DE
Florida Mall, Orlando FL
Coconut Point, Estero FL
Southpark, Charlotte NC
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Why General Motors Is Ditching the Chevy Volt

When General Motors launched the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid in 2010, it was heralded as a breakthrough “car of the future.” Turns out it came with an expiry date.

Come March, GM will no longer produce the Volt, as part of the automaker’s restructuring plan announced last month. GM said it will focus on growing its truck and SUV business, while prioritizing future investmen More

When General Motors launched the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid in 2010, it was heralded as a breakthrough “car of the future.” Turns out it came with an expiry date.

Come March, GM will no longer produce the Volt, as part of the automaker’s restructuring plan announced last month. GM said it will focus on growing its truck and SUV business, while prioritizing future investmen More

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Tesla = #1 in Luxury Cars in USA, #4 in Luxury Vehicles (Possibly) — 5 CleanTechnica Charts | CleanTechnica

For the month of November, the Tesla Model 3 coasted at the top of its class again , Tesla solidly took the #1 spot for sales of luxury cars in the United States, according to CleanTechnica estimates. It held approximately 27% of the luxury car market, compared to 22% for BMW and 20% for Mercedes-Benz.

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For the month of November, the Tesla Model 3 coasted at the top of its class again , Tesla solidly took the #1 spot for sales of luxury cars in the United States, according to CleanTechnica estimates. It held approximately 27% of the luxury car market, compared to 22% for BMW and 20% for Mercedes-Benz.

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Don’t kill the EV tax credit! Tell your senators: Raise the vehicle cap. – Plug In AmericaPlug In America

The EV tax credit is in the crosshairs… again. Last year, we saved the up to $7,500 federal EV tax credit from being chopped in the tax reform package. This year, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) wants to kill it, along with the top White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow, “As a matter of our policy, we want to end all those subsidies.”
Tell the Senate don’t kill the EV tax credit.
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The EV tax credit is in the crosshairs… again. Last year, we saved the up to $7,500 federal EV tax credit from being chopped in the tax reform package. This year, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) wants to kill it, along with the top White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow, “As a matter of our policy, we want to end all those subsidies.”
Tell the Senate don’t kill the EV tax credit.
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Tesla Autopilot is ‘soon’ going to support traffic lights, roundabouts, and full self-driving, says Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is teasing important new developments for its Autopilot system to ‘soon’ support traffic lights, stops and roundabouts, which he says will lead to full self-driving capability.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is teasing important new developments for its Autopilot system to ‘soon’ support traffic lights, stops and roundabouts, which he says will lead to full self-driving capability.
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The Boring Company to Debut Hyperloop Autonomous Transport Cars & Tunnels

Elon Musk took to his Twitter to announce that The Boring Company will host its tunnel opening along with a series of product launches on December 18.
The tunneling company will be unveiling its autonomous transport cars that will be utilized in the Hyperloop system, as well as a series of ground-to-tunnel car elevators that will help move the vehicles underground.
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Elon Musk took to his Twitter to announce that The Boring Company will host its tunnel opening along with a series of product launches on December 18.
The tunneling company will be unveiling its autonomous transport cars that will be utilized in the Hyperloop system, as well as a series of ground-to-tunnel car elevators that will help move the vehicles underground.
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Tesla might be interested in buying Ohio GM plant

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that the company would consider buying some of the shuttered GM factories and well as some of the five factories General Motors Co. plans to close next year, including the one in Lordstown OH.

According to an article on Bloomberg, Musk told CBS’s “60 Minutes” he had interest in acquiring the plants.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that the company would consider buying some of the shuttered GM factories and well as some of the five factories General Motors Co. plans to close next year, including the one in Lordstown OH.

According to an article on Bloomberg, Musk told CBS’s “60 Minutes” he had interest in acquiring the plants.

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Tesla Model 3 production in Gigafactory 3 to begin in second half of 2019: report

The development of Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 continues to move at a rapid pace, with recent reports suggesting that electric car production in the upcoming facility could begin as early as the second half of 2019. Provided that there are no delays in the construction of the factory itself, and provided that Tesla can ship and set up its production lines on time, the latter half of 2019 could signal More

The development of Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 continues to move at a rapid pace, with recent reports suggesting that electric car production in the upcoming facility could begin as early as the second half of 2019. Provided that there are no delays in the construction of the factory itself, and provided that Tesla can ship and set up its production lines on time, the latter half of 2019 could signal More

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Tesla Model 3 production in Gigafactory 3 to begin in second half of 2019: report

The development of Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 continues to move at a rapid pace, with recent reports suggesting that electric car production in the upcoming facility could begin as early as the second half of 2019. Provided that there are no delays in the construction of the factory itself, and provided that Tesla can ship and set up its production lines on time, the latter half of 2019 could signal More

The development of Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 continues to move at a rapid pace, with recent reports suggesting that electric car production in the upcoming facility could begin as early as the second half of 2019. Provided that there are no delays in the construction of the factory itself, and provided that Tesla can ship and set up its production lines on time, the latter half of 2019 could signal More

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Why the Tesla Model 3 Will Likely Be a Top-10 Seller in 2018 – TheStreet

U.S. auto sales results for November hit the wires earlier this month. A not-so-bad showing gave investors some optimism, as auto sales for the year are likely to come in stronger than expected with less than a month to go. A relative newcomer to the top of the list, though, has been the Tesla (TSLA) Model 3.
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U.S. auto sales results for November hit the wires earlier this month. A not-so-bad showing gave investors some optimism, as auto sales for the year are likely to come in stronger than expected with less than a month to go. A relative newcomer to the top of the list, though, has been the Tesla (TSLA) Model 3.
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How Will Europe Approach Tesla Model 3? And What Do European Deliveries Mean About US Demand? [Updated] | CleanTechnica

Europeans are finally on the verge of tasting the Tesla Model 3. As has been long expected, Tesla will start shipping the highest-trim versions of the Model 3 in the first batches to the Old Continent. Also, as long indicated by Tesla, those shipments will begin in the 1st quarter of 2019

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Europeans are finally on the verge of tasting the Tesla Model 3. As has been long expected, Tesla will start shipping the highest-trim versions of the Model 3 in the first batches to the Old Continent. Also, as long indicated by Tesla, those shipments will begin in the 1st quarter of 2019

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Tesla has begun the construction process for its second ‘Gigafactory’ in China after President Trump’s trade war hurt its foreign sales – Business Insider

Tesla has begun the construction process for its second ‘Gigafactory’ in China after President Trump’s trade war hurt its foreign sales
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Tesla has begun the bidding and construction processes for its first Chinese factory, according to documents seen by Reuters. Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong said Wednesday that preparation work is nearly complete, with oth More

Tesla has begun the construction process for its second ‘Gigafactory’ in China after President Trump’s trade war hurt its foreign sales
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Tesla has begun the bidding and construction processes for its first Chinese factory, according to documents seen by Reuters. Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong said Wednesday that preparation work is nearly complete, with oth More

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California officially becomes first in nation mandating solar power for new homes

California officially became the first state in the nation on Wednesday, Dec. 5, requiring homes built in 2020 or later be solar powered.

To a smattering of applause, the California Building Standards Commission voted unanimously to add energy standards approved by another state panel last May to the state building code.

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California officially became the first state in the nation on Wednesday, Dec. 5, requiring homes built in 2020 or later be solar powered.

To a smattering of applause, the California Building Standards Commission voted unanimously to add energy standards approved by another state panel last May to the state building code.

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Waymo One Self-Driving Taxi Service Launched

The self-driving concern of Google’s parent company today announced the launch of its self-driving taxi service. It was reported that Waymo was looking to launch the service before the end of this year. That’s precisely what the company has done today with the launch of Waymo One. The commercial service will initially be available in the Phoenix area.
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The self-driving concern of Google’s parent company today announced the launch of its self-driving taxi service. It was reported that Waymo was looking to launch the service before the end of this year. That’s precisely what the company has done today with the launch of Waymo One. The commercial service will initially be available in the Phoenix area.
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Tesla Semi: important new customer is getting an electric semi test drive

Tomorrow, Tesla is giving them a “demo” of the vehicle and they will let Albertsons test drive the Tesla Semi prototype.

A user on Tesla’s subreddit posted a memo about them seeking drivers for the test drives at their Safeway distribution center in Tracy, California (via u/MGC1987):

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Tomorrow, Tesla is giving them a “demo” of the vehicle and they will let Albertsons test drive the Tesla Semi prototype.

A user on Tesla’s subreddit posted a memo about them seeking drivers for the test drives at their Safeway distribution center in Tracy, California (via u/MGC1987):

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The Death Of The Plug-In Hybrid Is Inevitable

According to a recent Bloomberg article, we are entering a stage of the final 20 years of high diversity of alternative powertrains. In the end, only all-electric cars will survive. The hybrids and plug-in hybrids are expected to die by 2040.

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According to a recent Bloomberg article, we are entering a stage of the final 20 years of high diversity of alternative powertrains. In the end, only all-electric cars will survive. The hybrids and plug-in hybrids are expected to die by 2040.

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😮[charging network ChargePoint raises $240 million to expand charging-station network

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SK Innovation announces new electric vehicle battery gigafactory in the US

Battery manufacturing companies are adding capacity to try to keep up with automakers going electric and the increasing demand for electric vehicles.

With this trend, SK Innovation announced today a new $1.67 billion investment to build an electric vehicle (EV) battery gigafactory in the US.

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Battery manufacturing companies are adding capacity to try to keep up with automakers going electric and the increasing demand for electric vehicles.

With this trend, SK Innovation announced today a new $1.67 billion investment to build an electric vehicle (EV) battery gigafactory in the US.

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Leaked documents reveal Tesla had an aggressive production ramp for its Model Y — but the company says that its plans have changed – Business Insider

Leaked documents reveal Tesla had an aggressive production ramp for its Model Y — but the company says that its plans have changed
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk at the opening of the company’s Nevada Gigafactory in 2014. Internal documents seen by Business Insider reveal that Tesla had plans to build its next new vehicle, the Model Y SUV crossover, at its Nevada Gigafac More

Leaked documents reveal Tesla had an aggressive production ramp for its Model Y — but the company says that its plans have changed
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk at the opening of the company’s Nevada Gigafactory in 2014. Internal documents seen by Business Insider reveal that Tesla had plans to build its next new vehicle, the Model Y SUV crossover, at its Nevada Gigafac More

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Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 is starting to attract the interest of China’s workforce

Tesla’s upcoming Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai appears to be attracting a lot of interest among China’s workers, with a recent recruitment day for the facility attracting a larger-than-expected number of applicants. Videos taken of the job fair show long lines of interested candidates waiting their turn to submit their applications for the factory.

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Tesla’s upcoming Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai appears to be attracting a lot of interest among China’s workers, with a recent recruitment day for the facility attracting a larger-than-expected number of applicants. Videos taken of the job fair show long lines of interested candidates waiting their turn to submit their applications for the factory.

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Tesla starts working on Trans-Canada Supercharger route for coast-to-coast travel

Tesla’s Supercharger network in Canada has been limited to enable travel between a few large metropolitan areas.

Unlike in the US, Canadian Tesla owners couldn’t solely rely on Tesla’s own fast-charging network to go across the country.

It’s something that Canadian Tesla owners have been asking for a long time and Tesla has been promising it in the last few expansion maps tha More

Tesla’s Supercharger network in Canada has been limited to enable travel between a few large metropolitan areas.

Unlike in the US, Canadian Tesla owners couldn’t solely rely on Tesla’s own fast-charging network to go across the country.

It’s something that Canadian Tesla owners have been asking for a long time and Tesla has been promising it in the last few expansion maps tha More

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This Chinese EV startup could end the year remarkably close to Tesla on sales in China – Quartz

This Chinese EV startup could end the year remarkably close to Tesla on sales in China
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Among a slew of Chinese electric car startups that surfaced in recent years, one stood out—it went public in New York this year and now… Read the full story

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This Chinese EV startup could end the year remarkably close to Tesla on sales in China
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Among a slew of Chinese electric car startups that surfaced in recent years, one stood out—it went public in New York this year and now… Read the full story

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Porsche’s North America CEO praises Tesla, says its production volume is ‘truly astonishing’ – Business Insider

Porsche’s North America CEO praises Tesla, says its production volume is ‘truly astonishing’
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Porsche North America CEO Klaus Zellmer. Porsche North America CEO Klaus Zellmer complimented Tesla in an interview with The Los Angeles Times published on Friday, calling the automaker’s pricing and production level “astonishing.” “If More

Porsche’s North America CEO praises Tesla, says its production volume is ‘truly astonishing’
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Porsche North America CEO Klaus Zellmer. Porsche North America CEO Klaus Zellmer complimented Tesla in an interview with The Los Angeles Times published on Friday, calling the automaker’s pricing and production level “astonishing.” “If More

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Tesla’s giant ‘Virtual Power Plant’ made of 50k homes and Powerwalls enters 2nd phase

The proposed Virtual Power Plant was conceived by Tesla and South Australia’s former Labor government earlier this year. The project is undoubtedly ambitious, involving 50,000 connected homes, each fitted with a 13.5 kWh Tesla Powerwall 2 battery and a 5 kW rooftop solar system. The 50,000 houses are expected to deliver 250 MW of solar energy and 650 MWh of battery storage capacity. Just like Te More

The proposed Virtual Power Plant was conceived by Tesla and South Australia’s former Labor government earlier this year. The project is undoubtedly ambitious, involving 50,000 connected homes, each fitted with a 13.5 kWh Tesla Powerwall 2 battery and a 5 kW rooftop solar system. The 50,000 houses are expected to deliver 250 MW of solar energy and 650 MWh of battery storage capacity. Just like Te More

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Electric driverless truck set to gain approval for public roads

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Tesla Semi test drive, demo event reportedly planned for Safeway workers next week

The Tesla Semi appears to be maintaining a notable level of interest among its reservation holders. Take grocery giant Albertsons, for one. As could be seen in a recently shared announcement from Safeway corporate (one of Albertsons’ subsidiaries), the company seems to be preparing to showcase the all-electric long-hauler to some of its CA employees this coming Wednesday.

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The Tesla Semi appears to be maintaining a notable level of interest among its reservation holders. Take grocery giant Albertsons, for one. As could be seen in a recently shared announcement from Safeway corporate (one of Albertsons’ subsidiaries), the company seems to be preparing to showcase the all-electric long-hauler to some of its CA employees this coming Wednesday.

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Watch To Find Out Why Tesla Gigafactory Is The Key To Tesla’s Future

“Elon Musk’s Gigafactory is arguably the most important thing that Tesla makes. The 1.9 million-square-foot factory in Sparks, Nevada, is only 30 percent complete, but it’s already on track to make 60 percent of the world’s lithium ion batteries — and Tesla plans to build more Gigafactories around the world. The Verge took a look inside.”

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“Elon Musk’s Gigafactory is arguably the most important thing that Tesla makes. The 1.9 million-square-foot factory in Sparks, Nevada, is only 30 percent complete, but it’s already on track to make 60 percent of the world’s lithium ion batteries — and Tesla plans to build more Gigafactories around the world. The Verge took a look inside.”

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