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Tesla is opening pre-orders for new Model 3 made in China on Friday

As we discussed yesterday, it is surprising that they would open orders for the made in China Model 3 so soon.

Based on Tesla’s own timeline, it’s at least 4 months away and that’s likely optimistic.

Even though it’s going to be a different version of Model 3 than what Tesla is currently selling in China, it’s likely going to affect sales due to the clear price difference.< More

As we discussed yesterday, it is surprising that they would open orders for the made in China Model 3 so soon.

Based on Tesla’s own timeline, it’s at least 4 months away and that’s likely optimistic.

Even though it’s going to be a different version of Model 3 than what Tesla is currently selling in China, it’s likely going to affect sales due to the clear price difference.< More

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Barcelona to receive 100+ new electric buses, replacing diesel buses

Not all of the buses will be electric, however. Of the 254 “new, safer, less polluting and more modern vehicles” to be put into service, 116 will be electric. The remainder of the order will be made up of hybrid and new compressed natural gas buses. Hybrids will replace 20 diesel double-decker buses

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Not all of the buses will be electric, however. Of the 254 “new, safer, less polluting and more modern vehicles” to be put into service, 116 will be electric. The remainder of the order will be made up of hybrid and new compressed natural gas buses. Hybrids will replace 20 diesel double-decker buses

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Outside of Tesla, future EV sales in U.S. may be thin for most brands: study – Reuters

Outside of Tesla, future EV sales in U.S. may be thin for most brands: study
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U.S. demand for electric vehicles, including hybrids, could rise to 1.28 million by 2026, a new study projected on Wednesday, but most brands will struggle to make money on the new models. Read the full story

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Outside of Tesla, future EV sales in U.S. may be thin for most brands: study
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U.S. demand for electric vehicles, including hybrids, could rise to 1.28 million by 2026, a new study projected on Wednesday, but most brands will struggle to make money on the new models. Read the full story

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Tesla is rejiggering its Fremont factory for Model Y SUV and Model S refresh – CNBC

Tesla is rejiggering its Fremont factory for Model Y SUV and Model S refresh
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Employees say Tesla is paving the way to start Model Y production in Fremont. It is also working on a new Model S refresh. Read the full story

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Tesla is rejiggering its Fremont factory for Model Y SUV and Model S refresh
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Employees say Tesla is paving the way to start Model Y production in Fremont. It is also working on a new Model S refresh. Read the full story

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In April 2019 BYD Increased Plug-In EV Car Sales By 73.5%

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Driverless Delivery Vans Are Here as Production Begins in China

A Chinese startup called Neolix kicked off mass production of its self-driving delivery vehicles Friday — saying it’s the first company globally to do so — and has lined up giants such as JD.Com Inc. and Huawei Technologies Co. as customers. Neolix expects to deliver a thousand of the vehicles, which resemble tiny vans, within the first year as it broadens out.
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A Chinese startup called Neolix kicked off mass production of its self-driving delivery vehicles Friday — saying it’s the first company globally to do so — and has lined up giants such as JD.Com Inc. and Huawei Technologies Co. as customers. Neolix expects to deliver a thousand of the vehicles, which resemble tiny vans, within the first year as it broadens out.
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US Postal Service Tests Self-Driving Trucks to Move Mail

The United States Postal Service, or USPS has begun tests with self-driving trucks to transport mail.

The Postal Service is partnering with a California based company, called TuSimple, on the project. The tests are being carried out over two weeks.

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The United States Postal Service, or USPS has begun tests with self-driving trucks to transport mail.

The Postal Service is partnering with a California based company, called TuSimple, on the project. The tests are being carried out over two weeks.

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BHP predicts half of all global vehicle sales could be electric by 2030

Mining and resources giant BHP has raised its projection for the uptake of electric vehicles, saying that electric vehicles could achieve more than 50 per cent share of global new vehicle sales by 2030, and 100 per cent of all vehicle sales by 2050.
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Mining and resources giant BHP has raised its projection for the uptake of electric vehicles, saying that electric vehicles could achieve more than 50 per cent share of global new vehicle sales by 2030, and 100 per cent of all vehicle sales by 2050.
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Your Uber ride could get 80% cheaper over the next decade

The bank’s evidence lab ran a massive simulation model to estimate the future of ride-hailing in New York City, and the impact robo-taxis could have on the space. Their conclusions point to a $2 trillion robo-taxi market by 2030.

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The bank’s evidence lab ran a massive simulation model to estimate the future of ride-hailing in New York City, and the impact robo-taxis could have on the space. Their conclusions point to a $2 trillion robo-taxi market by 2030.

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Tesla starts delivering ‘Standard Range’ Model 3 at ~$35,000 with locked features – Electrek

A few months after starting to sell its long-promised ~$35,000 base Model 3, Tesla had yet to actually deliver the vehicles with the listed configuration.

Now it looks like Tesla is starting to deliver the ‘Standard Range’ (SR) Model 3 with software-locked features.

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A few months after starting to sell its long-promised ~$35,000 base Model 3, Tesla had yet to actually deliver the vehicles with the listed configuration.

Now it looks like Tesla is starting to deliver the ‘Standard Range’ (SR) Model 3 with software-locked features.

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Tesla Model 3 receives certification to be sold in Australia, strongly suggests models and towing capacityTesla Model 3 receives certification to be sold in Australia, strongly suggests models and towing capacity – techAU

Many Australians have been waiting for the release of the Australian Model 3 order page where buyers can configure their vehicle options. After having waited weeks without explanation as to why it’s still not live, we now have some information which is our best evidence yet.

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Many Australians have been waiting for the release of the Australian Model 3 order page where buyers can configure their vehicle options. After having waited weeks without explanation as to why it’s still not live, we now have some information which is our best evidence yet.

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Skyrocketing Tesla Sales Force Mercedes Dealer In Norway To Face A Kodak Moment | CleanTechnica

News reports out of Norway highlight a large cutback in sales at Oslo’s largest Mercedes dealer, Bertel O Steen. Norwegian car sales have increased by 4 percent over last year, but there has been a large shift away from gas and diesel vehicles, and toward electric vehicles.

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News reports out of Norway highlight a large cutback in sales at Oslo’s largest Mercedes dealer, Bertel O Steen. Norwegian car sales have increased by 4 percent over last year, but there has been a large shift away from gas and diesel vehicles, and toward electric vehicles.

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BYD Deploys U.S.’ First Electric Class-8 Rear Loader Refuse Truck

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BYD installing wireless charging in Indianapolis to boost disappointing range of its electric buses

Electric bus maker BYD has to install and pay for a wireless charging infrastructure upgrade in Indianapolis after its buses experienced “lower-than-expected distances on one charge” during testing.

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Electric bus maker BYD has to install and pay for a wireless charging infrastructure upgrade in Indianapolis after its buses experienced “lower-than-expected distances on one charge” during testing.

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e-JOE KODA 3.0 electric commuter bike review – an affordable long range e-bike

The e-JOE KODA 3.0 electric bike looks a bit like a standard hardtail mount bike. However, it’s really an all-terrain commuter with plenty of battery to spare. And for well under $2k, you’ll want to check this e-bike out.

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The e-JOE KODA 3.0 electric bike looks a bit like a standard hardtail mount bike. However, it’s really an all-terrain commuter with plenty of battery to spare. And for well under $2k, you’ll want to check this e-bike out.

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Tesla Dominates Sales Charts In California: Model 3 Is #3 Overall

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Aiming for 50% EVs by 2025, Audi to replace TT coupe with electric car, could do the same for A8

Audi revealed its plans at its annual shareholders meeting, Bloomberg reports. The carmaker may also consider ending the run of its R8 sports car. The company discussed a need for greater “focus” moving forward, which means some models may be left in the past. As a transcript of the meetingreveals, Audi CEO Bram Schot said,
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Audi revealed its plans at its annual shareholders meeting, Bloomberg reports. The carmaker may also consider ending the run of its R8 sports car. The company discussed a need for greater “focus” moving forward, which means some models may be left in the past. As a transcript of the meetingreveals, Audi CEO Bram Schot said,
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EV Hatch Battle: Hyundai Kona Electric, Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf Plus

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Tesla Model 3 = 3rd Best Selling Vehicle In California In 1st Quarter | CleanTechnica

In fact, the Model 3’s expected resale value and low operational costs probably make the Model 3 cheaper than any Toyota Camry or Honda Accord ! These benefits probably make a Model 3 approximately half the cost of a BMW 3 Series!
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In fact, the Model 3’s expected resale value and low operational costs probably make the Model 3 cheaper than any Toyota Camry or Honda Accord ! These benefits probably make a Model 3 approximately half the cost of a BMW 3 Series!
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shares insights on Rivian’s $700 million investment

During Amazon’s all-hands meeting in March, CEO Jeff Bezos stated that he is fascinated by the emerging trends in the auto industry. Bezos noted that it was this fascination that ultimately played a part in Amazon’s hefty $700 million investment in electric truck startup Rivian Automotive back in February.

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During Amazon’s all-hands meeting in March, CEO Jeff Bezos stated that he is fascinated by the emerging trends in the auto industry. Bezos noted that it was this fascination that ultimately played a part in Amazon’s hefty $700 million investment in electric truck startup Rivian Automotive back in February.

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Tales from a Tesla Model S with 450,000 miles: Battery life, durability, and more

The quality and durability of Tesla’s vehicles are not just talking points for fans of the all-electric car manufacturer – they’re traits that prove themselves time and again as a benefit of the ownership experience. In a recent example, a 2015 Tesla Model S that’s driven almost 450,000 miles shuttling passengers over long distances was shown to be still running strong and ready for more t More

The quality and durability of Tesla’s vehicles are not just talking points for fans of the all-electric car manufacturer – they’re traits that prove themselves time and again as a benefit of the ownership experience. In a recent example, a 2015 Tesla Model S that’s driven almost 450,000 miles shuttling passengers over long distances was shown to be still running strong and ready for more t More

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company finally has a paying customer for its first tunnel project

The company, born out of the billionaire’s hatred of freeway traffic, has been tapped to build a one-mile tunnel to connect two ends of the Las Vegas Convention Center at a total cost of $48 million, the city’s convention and visitors authority said in a press release.

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The company, born out of the billionaire’s hatred of freeway traffic, has been tapped to build a one-mile tunnel to connect two ends of the Las Vegas Convention Center at a total cost of $48 million, the city’s convention and visitors authority said in a press release.

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Read Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s email to employees where he says the company made an average of 900 Model 3s per day this week

Tesla shares rose more than 1% Thursday after CEO Elon Musk sent an e-mail to all employees saying the electric vehicle maker is close to reaching its target production numbers for the Model 3 this quarter.

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Tesla shares rose more than 1% Thursday after CEO Elon Musk sent an e-mail to all employees saying the electric vehicle maker is close to reaching its target production numbers for the Model 3 this quarter.

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BlackBird adding 100+ Bye electric airplanes to on-demand service by 2020, 3x faster and 4x cheaper than driving

BlackBird, an on-demand flight service that’s been called “Uber for planes,” is partnering with Bye Aerospace to add more than 100 electric airplanes to its platform. The companies say that the partnership will make flying cheaper more affordable than driving for trips up to 300 mile

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BlackBird, an on-demand flight service that’s been called “Uber for planes,” is partnering with Bye Aerospace to add more than 100 electric airplanes to its platform. The companies say that the partnership will make flying cheaper more affordable than driving for trips up to 300 mile

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Self-driving trucks begin mail delivery test for U.S. Postal Service

(Reuters) – The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday started a two-week test transporting mail across three Southwestern states using self-driving trucks, a step forward in the effort to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight.

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday started a two-week test transporting mail across three Southwestern states using self-driving trucks, a step forward in the effort to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight.

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Tesla Reportedly Begins Expansion Of V3 Supercharger Network

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In April 2019 Hyundai Plug-In Electric Car Sales Tripled

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Chevron starts deploying EV charging stations at its gas stations

Oil and gas station companies are increasingly looking at adding electric vehicle charging stations at their locations in order to stay relevant as the industry moves to electric.

Chevron is the latest example as it partners with EVgo to bring EV charging stations to its gas stations.

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Oil and gas station companies are increasingly looking at adding electric vehicle charging stations at their locations in order to stay relevant as the industry moves to electric.

Chevron is the latest example as it partners with EVgo to bring EV charging stations to its gas stations.

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Here are the top 5 electric motorcycles and scooters from the Barcelona Motor Show

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Tesla completes acquisition of Maxwell, officially takes over the battery technology

After a few months of formalities, Tesla announced today that it has finally completed its acquisition of Maxwell and it will officially be able to take over its battery technology.

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After a few months of formalities, Tesla announced today that it has finally completed its acquisition of Maxwell and it will officially be able to take over its battery technology.

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