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SpaceX will blast people across the Atlantic in a rocket in under 30 minutes by 2030

Long-haul flights in a rocket could soon make plane travel on Earth virtually obsolete, an investment firm suggests.

A trip from London to New York would only take 29 minutes and less than one hour to Sydney on Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship.

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Long-haul flights in a rocket could soon make plane travel on Earth virtually obsolete, an investment firm suggests.

A trip from London to New York would only take 29 minutes and less than one hour to Sydney on Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship.

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Work Now At Full Steam On Tesla Gigafactory 3 In China: Video

The first phase of construction work at the Tesla Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, China is progressing and the factory is gradually taking shape. The latest video shows that the foundation was placed and soon the first buildings will start climbing up. The work seems to be very demanding, 24/7.

According to Elon Musk, the new facility will have the size of the Tesla Factory in Fremont California More

The first phase of construction work at the Tesla Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, China is progressing and the factory is gradually taking shape. The latest video shows that the foundation was placed and soon the first buildings will start climbing up. The work seems to be very demanding, 24/7.

According to Elon Musk, the new facility will have the size of the Tesla Factory in Fremont California More

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Waymo Ramps Up Self-Driving Car Testing In South Bay – CBS San Francisco

> For years, Google, and now Waymo, have been testing the self-driving cars all over Mountain View. The company even built a 90-plus acre test facility – a fake city, if you will – in the Central Valley town of Atwater.

Finally, after 10,000,000 miles, the company is gearing up to expand into Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills.

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> For years, Google, and now Waymo, have been testing the self-driving cars all over Mountain View. The company even built a 90-plus acre test facility – a fake city, if you will – in the Central Valley town of Atwater.

Finally, after 10,000,000 miles, the company is gearing up to expand into Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills.

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Top 10 Countries In The Global EV Revolution: 2018 Edition

2018 has been a true transition year. One could say, Year zero of EVs charging into the major leagues. For that we have to thank mostly China, Tesla, and Hyundai–Kia, in that order. Highlights:
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2018 has been a true transition year. One could say, Year zero of EVs charging into the major leagues. For that we have to thank mostly China, Tesla, and Hyundai–Kia, in that order. Highlights:
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Top 10 Countries In The Global EV Revolution: 2018 Edition

2018 has been a true transition year. One could say, Year zero of EVs charging into the major leagues. For that we have to thank mostly China, Tesla, and Hyundai–Kia, in that order. Highlights:
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2018 has been a true transition year. One could say, Year zero of EVs charging into the major leagues. For that we have to thank mostly China, Tesla, and Hyundai–Kia, in that order. Highlights:
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Waymo is gearing up to put a lot more self-driving cars on the road

Waymo is opening another technical service center in the Phoenix area, an expansion that will allow the autonomous-vehicle technology startup to double its capacity in the area as it prepares to grow its commercial fleet.

The new 85,000-square-foot center will be located in Mesa and is expected to open sometime in the second half of the year. The company’s existing 60,000-square-foot faci More

Waymo is opening another technical service center in the Phoenix area, an expansion that will allow the autonomous-vehicle technology startup to double its capacity in the area as it prepares to grow its commercial fleet.

The new 85,000-square-foot center will be located in Mesa and is expected to open sometime in the second half of the year. The company’s existing 60,000-square-foot faci More

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Navigant: GM Cruise, Waymo Lead Tesla And Others On Full Autonomy

Each year, Navigant Research analyzes the major players in the Autonomous Vehicle space. The research firm ranks each company on their program strategy and execution in bringing fully autonomous vehicles to market in some fashion. According to Navigant, vendors are rated on 10 criteria: vision, go-to market strategy, partners, production strategy, technology, sales/marketing/distribution, product More

Each year, Navigant Research analyzes the major players in the Autonomous Vehicle space. The research firm ranks each company on their program strategy and execution in bringing fully autonomous vehicles to market in some fashion. According to Navigant, vendors are rated on 10 criteria: vision, go-to market strategy, partners, production strategy, technology, sales/marketing/distribution, product More

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Canada announces new $5,000 incentive for electric cars, Tesla vehicles excluded

“To encourage more Canadians to buy zero-emission vehicles, Budget 2019 proposes to provide $300 million over three years, starting in 2019–20, to Transport Canada to introduce a new federal purchase incentive of up to $5,000 for electric battery or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of less than $45,000. Program details to follow.”

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“To encourage more Canadians to buy zero-emission vehicles, Budget 2019 proposes to provide $300 million over three years, starting in 2019–20, to Transport Canada to introduce a new federal purchase incentive of up to $5,000 for electric battery or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of less than $45,000. Program details to follow.”

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Massive Georgia battery plant to serve need for electric vehicles

SK Innovation President and CEO Jun Kim told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution his company will hire engineers, quality control experts, assembly workers and corporate staff as it creates its first U.S. factory. Volkswagen, which has a factory in Chattanooga, will rely on SK to supply batteries for electrified cars in North America, but the company sees the booming automotive manufacturing industry More

SK Innovation President and CEO Jun Kim told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution his company will hire engineers, quality control experts, assembly workers and corporate staff as it creates its first U.S. factory. Volkswagen, which has a factory in Chattanooga, will rely on SK to supply batteries for electrified cars in North America, but the company sees the booming automotive manufacturing industry More

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Tesla asks workers to volunteer to help deliver 30K cars: Report – Fox Business

As electric automaker Tesla looks to ramp up sales and production, it reportedly is asking employees to help deliver vehicles to customers.

The automaker is asking workers to volunteer to help the company deliver 30,000 vehicles before the end of the quarter – in about two weeks, Business Insider reported on Monday

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As electric automaker Tesla looks to ramp up sales and production, it reportedly is asking employees to help deliver vehicles to customers.

The automaker is asking workers to volunteer to help the company deliver 30,000 vehicles before the end of the quarter – in about two weeks, Business Insider reported on Monday

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Tesla Model 3 Deliveries Flood Norway: Video

Norway accepts all Model 3s that the factory can deliver.
This new video presents up to approximately 1,000 Tesla Model 3s (and roughly 100 Model S/X) unloading from a ship to trucks in Oslo in Norway .

According to Bjørn Nyland, the Model 3 soon will be seen everywhere in Norway and at some point in the future will take over the majority of the Superchargin More

Norway accepts all Model 3s that the factory can deliver.
This new video presents up to approximately 1,000 Tesla Model 3s (and roughly 100 Model S/X) unloading from a ship to trucks in Oslo in Norway .

According to Bjørn Nyland, the Model 3 soon will be seen everywhere in Norway and at some point in the future will take over the majority of the Superchargin More

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Tesla Model 3 Poised To Set Norwegian Record For Most EV Sales In One Month | CleanTechnica

n March 2018, Nissan sold 2,172 new LEAF electric cars and 216 used LEAFS, establishing a new record for electric cars sold in Norway in one month (2,388 cars). As of March 14 2019, Norway’s Electric Car Statistics show 1,613 Tesla Model 3s have been registered in the country. Extrapolating those numbers for the full month of March — which has 31 days as we all remember from elementar More

n March 2018, Nissan sold 2,172 new LEAF electric cars and 216 used LEAFS, establishing a new record for electric cars sold in Norway in one month (2,388 cars). As of March 14 2019, Norway’s Electric Car Statistics show 1,613 Tesla Model 3s have been registered in the country. Extrapolating those numbers for the full month of March — which has 31 days as we all remember from elementar More

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Tesla remotely increases power output of all Model 3 vehicles through software update

When the automaker launched the base Model 3 for $35,000 with shorter range and a new interior, it also promised several upgrades to existing Model 3 vehicles through software updates.

The automaker promised an increase in range for all Model 3 vehicles with a Long Range battery pack and rear-wheel-drive motor as well as a peak power increase for all Model 3’s.

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When the automaker launched the base Model 3 for $35,000 with shorter range and a new interior, it also promised several upgrades to existing Model 3 vehicles through software updates.

The automaker promised an increase in range for all Model 3 vehicles with a Long Range battery pack and rear-wheel-drive motor as well as a peak power increase for all Model 3’s.

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NewMotion Offers Access To 100,000 Public Charging Points In Europe

Having a NewMotion card enables you to charge from more than 100,000 points

NewMotion, acquired in 2017 by Shell, is the first in Europe to reach a milestone of 100,000 public charging points connected to the network.

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Having a NewMotion card enables you to charge from more than 100,000 points

NewMotion, acquired in 2017 by Shell, is the first in Europe to reach a milestone of 100,000 public charging points connected to the network.

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Hyundai Slashes Kona Electric Production, But Why?

Since arriving on the scene in Europe and South Korea last spring, the Hyundai Kona Electric has been the second most sought-after electric vehicle on the market, behind only to the Tesla Model 3.

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Since arriving on the scene in Europe and South Korea last spring, the Hyundai Kona Electric has been the second most sought-after electric vehicle on the market, behind only to the Tesla Model 3.

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Tesla discontinues Model 3 Mid Range battery pack

The automaker brought the Mid Range battery pack to market in October 2018 in order to offer a cheaper option to reservation holders who were hoping to have access to the full federal tax credit in the US.

It was a compromise to compensate for Tesla’s inability to bring the ‘Standard Range’ battery pack, which enables the promised $35,000 base price.

Now 5 months later, Tesla h More

The automaker brought the Mid Range battery pack to market in October 2018 in order to offer a cheaper option to reservation holders who were hoping to have access to the full federal tax credit in the US.

It was a compromise to compensate for Tesla’s inability to bring the ‘Standard Range’ battery pack, which enables the promised $35,000 base price.

Now 5 months later, Tesla h More

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USA TODAY: Tesla’s new Model Y SUV hits the right note by playing it safe

Musk, in fact, predicted that the Model Y will eventually outsell the Model 3, Model X SUV and Model S sedan combined.

That would require sales to soar well over half a million vehicles. J.D. Power reports that Americans purchased 1.4 million SUVs in the range of $40,000 to $90,000 in 2018.

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Musk, in fact, predicted that the Model Y will eventually outsell the Model 3, Model X SUV and Model S sedan combined.

That would require sales to soar well over half a million vehicles. J.D. Power reports that Americans purchased 1.4 million SUVs in the range of $40,000 to $90,000 in 2018.

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Tesla unveils Model Y electric SUV with 300 miles range and 7-seats

Tesla has officially launched the Model Y at an event in Hawthorne tonight and it came with no big surprises but definitely delivered on specs in the higher end of our expectations.

They announced a Model Y range of up to 300 miles for the compact electric SUV based on the Model 3 platform, which is surprisingly going to offer up to 7 seats.

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Tesla has officially launched the Model Y at an event in Hawthorne tonight and it came with no big surprises but definitely delivered on specs in the higher end of our expectations.

They announced a Model Y range of up to 300 miles for the compact electric SUV based on the Model 3 platform, which is surprisingly going to offer up to 7 seats.

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Tesla just unveiled the Model Y, its new crossover SUV, starting at $39,000

Tesla debuted its Model Y prototype on Thursday at the company’s design center in Hawthorne, California.
The Model Y could help Tesla tap into the growing crossover market.
Tesla is now allowing customers to order the Model Y online, requiring a refundable $2,500 payment, due today, to move their orders forward.

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Tesla debuted its Model Y prototype on Thursday at the company’s design center in Hawthorne, California.
The Model Y could help Tesla tap into the growing crossover market.
Tesla is now allowing customers to order the Model Y online, requiring a refundable $2,500 payment, due today, to move their orders forward.

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Uber reportedly raising $1B in deal that values self-driving car unit at up to $10B

Uber is in negotiations with investors, including the SoftBank Vision Fund, to secure an investment as large as $1 billion for its autonomous vehicles unit. The deal would value the business at between $5 billion and $10 billion, according to a Tuesday report from The Wall Street Journal.
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Uber is in negotiations with investors, including the SoftBank Vision Fund, to secure an investment as large as $1 billion for its autonomous vehicles unit. The deal would value the business at between $5 billion and $10 billion, according to a Tuesday report from The Wall Street Journal.
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SoftBank, Other Investors in Talks to Invest $1 Billion in Uber’s Self-Driving Unit

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Tesla increases Model 3 range through software update

When Tesla launched the $35,000 Model 3 last month, the automaker surprised many by announcing that it will increase the range of all existing Long-Range Model 3 vehicle delivered to date.
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When Tesla launched the $35,000 Model 3 last month, the automaker surprised many by announcing that it will increase the range of all existing Long-Range Model 3 vehicle delivered to date.
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Tesla Model 3 takes over Europe

This is just the beginning. Keep in mind that those delivery numbers are just for the first few shipments of only the two higher-end versions of the Model 3.

Tesla is now selling 3 less expensive versions of the Model 3.

I expect that the Model 3 will end up being the best-selling EV in most markets in Europe throughout most of the year and it should even end up being the best-sellin More

This is just the beginning. Keep in mind that those delivery numbers are just for the first few shipments of only the two higher-end versions of the Model 3.

Tesla is now selling 3 less expensive versions of the Model 3.

I expect that the Model 3 will end up being the best-selling EV in most markets in Europe throughout most of the year and it should even end up being the best-sellin More

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LA suburb in deal with Tesla for large fast-charging site – ABC News

LA suburb in deal with Tesla for large fast-charging site
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A Los Angeles suburb has agreed to a deal with Tesla to build what’s described as the largest fast-charging site for electric vehicles in the western United States Read the full story

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A Los Angeles suburb has agreed to a deal with Tesla to build what’s described as the largest fast-charging site for electric vehicles in the western United States Read the full story

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Elon Musk: Las Vegas Tunnel Will Be "Operational by End of Year"

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Tuesday to announce that his other venture, the Boring Company, plans to complete a Las Vegas tunnel by the end of 2019.
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SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Tuesday to announce that his other venture, the Boring Company, plans to complete a Las Vegas tunnel by the end of 2019.
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Are Chinese electric car start-ups doomed after Tesla’s big price cuts? – South China Morning Post

Are Chinese electric car start-ups doomed after Tesla’s big price cuts?
South China Morning Post

In recent years there has been a wave of Chinese electric vehicle makers – from Byton to Nio to Xpeng – looking to take on Elon Musk’s Tesla, encouraged by government support for a move away from the internal combustion engine. Now that the Palo Alto… Read the full story

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Are Chinese electric car start-ups doomed after Tesla’s big price cuts?
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In recent years there has been a wave of Chinese electric vehicle makers – from Byton to Nio to Xpeng – looking to take on Elon Musk’s Tesla, encouraged by government support for a move away from the internal combustion engine. Now that the Palo Alto… Read the full story

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Tesla Is Said to Mull Battery Supply Deal With China’s CATL – Bloomberg

Tesla Inc. is in talks with top Chinese battery producer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. about supplying cells for the Model 3 cars it will assemble at a new factory near Shanghai, people familiar with the matter said. CATL’s stock jumped.
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Tesla Inc. is in talks with top Chinese battery producer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. about supplying cells for the Model 3 cars it will assemble at a new factory near Shanghai, people familiar with the matter said. CATL’s stock jumped.
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Tesla Model 3 Lands With A Bang In France — CleanTechnica EV Sales Report | CleanTechnica

Looking at last month’s best sellers, the Renault Zoe sales surge seems to have plateaued (+4%), with 1,197 registrations in February (#38 in the mainstream market), while the main reason for BEVs to shine came in 2nd place, where the Tesla Model 3 landed with 401 deliveries. If those not familiar with this market might feel this is not a disruptive result — after all, the Californian remained More

Looking at last month’s best sellers, the Renault Zoe sales surge seems to have plateaued (+4%), with 1,197 registrations in February (#38 in the mainstream market), while the main reason for BEVs to shine came in 2nd place, where the Tesla Model 3 landed with 401 deliveries. If those not familiar with this market might feel this is not a disruptive result — after all, the Californian remained More

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Tesla customers can pay up to $200,000 to reserve the electric Semi truck on the company’s website – Business Insider

Tesla customers can pay up to $200,000 to reserve the electric Semi truck on the company’s website
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The Tesla Semi. Tesla allows customers to reserve its upcoming electric semi-truck, the Semi, on its website. A reservation for the standard version of the Semi costs $20,000, while a reservation for the “founders series” version costs $200,000. Tesla s More

Tesla customers can pay up to $200,000 to reserve the electric Semi truck on the company’s website
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The Tesla Semi. Tesla allows customers to reserve its upcoming electric semi-truck, the Semi, on its website. A reservation for the standard version of the Semi costs $20,000, while a reservation for the “founders series” version costs $200,000. Tesla s More

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[government news] Trump budget proposes ending electric vehicle tax credit

The credit for GM vehicles will fall to $3,750 on April 1, and then drop to $1,875 in October for six months.

It will completely disappear for Tesla buyers in January 2020 and in April 2020 for GM.

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The credit for GM vehicles will fall to $3,750 on April 1, and then drop to $1,875 in October for six months.

It will completely disappear for Tesla buyers in January 2020 and in April 2020 for GM.

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