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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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[government news] Colorado makes a move to adopt the ZEV mandate – Plug In AmericaPlug In America

On Thursday, August 16, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) took the first step toward establishing the Colorado Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) program , incorporating the requirements of the California LEV program. This is in response to an Executive Order from Governor Hickenlooper to maintain progress on clean vehicles despite the activity at the federal lev More

On Thursday, August 16, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) took the first step toward establishing the Colorado Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) program , incorporating the requirements of the California LEV program. This is in response to an Executive Order from Governor Hickenlooper to maintain progress on clean vehicles despite the activity at the federal lev More

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City of London weighs limited ban on non-electric vehicles …

Financial Times The City of London is considering banning non-electric vehicles from a special “low-emission” street, in a pilot programme that underscores the severity of the air pollution crisis plaguing the financial heart of the British capital. The City of London, often known …… More

Financial Times The City of London is considering banning non-electric vehicles from a special “low-emission” street, in a pilot programme that underscores the severity of the air pollution crisis plaguing the financial heart of the British capital. The City of London, often known …… More

Tesla Model 3 VIN registrations rocket past 100k mark as…

Teslarati After spending more than a year deep in “manufacturing hell,” Tesla passed a milestone in its Model 3 production. The company registered two large batches of Model 3 VINs this weekend, effectively passing the 100,000-mark for the electric sedan’s filings.… More

Teslarati After spending more than a year deep in “manufacturing hell,” Tesla passed a milestone in its Model 3 production. The company registered two large batches of Model 3 VINs this weekend, effectively passing the 100,000-mark for the electric sedan’s filings.… More

Exclusive: Saudi PIF in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla…

Reuters (Reuters) – PIF, the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund that Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk has said could help him fund a $72 billion deal to take his electric car maker private, is in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid Motors Inc, people familiar …… More

Reuters (Reuters) – PIF, the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund that Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk has said could help him fund a $72 billion deal to take his electric car maker private, is in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid Motors Inc, people familiar …… More

Elon Musk says Tesla could build $25,000 EV in about ‘three years’

When Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s second master plan, the $35,000 Model 3represented the price floor. It wasn’t set in stone, but you couldn’t realistically expect more. However, the dream of a truly affordable Tesla EV just got a little more tangible. When tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee asked Musk in an interview about room for a lower-cost Tesla, the executive estimated that his More

When Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s second master plan, the $35,000 Model 3represented the price floor. It wasn’t set in stone, but you couldn’t realistically expect more. However, the dream of a truly affordable Tesla EV just got a little more tangible. When tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee asked Musk in an interview about room for a lower-cost Tesla, the executive estimated that his More

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Tesla Model 3 Production Hits 70,000, With Registered VINs Near 100,000

In just one year and two weeks, Tesla manufactured 70,000 Model 3
According to Bloomberg, cumulative production of Tesla Model 3, estimated through its VIN-tracking algorithm, is now above 70,000. That’s almost 10,000 more than it stood at 13 days ago.

***UPDATE – VINs have just surpassed the 100,000-unit milestone. Oh happy day!

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In just one year and two weeks, Tesla manufactured 70,000 Model 3
According to Bloomberg, cumulative production of Tesla Model 3, estimated through its VIN-tracking algorithm, is now above 70,000. That’s almost 10,000 more than it stood at 13 days ago.

***UPDATE – VINs have just surpassed the 100,000-unit milestone. Oh happy day!

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Tesla on Track to Make 8,000 Model 3s Per Week, Says Analyst Who Visited Plant

It’s been a wild ride for Tesla Inc. recently, but production of the Model 3 sedan — a previous point of concern — is going swimmingly.

Output of the more mass-market vehicle, a key plank in Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk’s plan to become profitable, is on track and an 8,000 a week production rate is “well within reach,” despite extra spending demands, Evercore ISI an More

It’s been a wild ride for Tesla Inc. recently, but production of the Model 3 sedan — a previous point of concern — is going swimmingly.

Output of the more mass-market vehicle, a key plank in Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk’s plan to become profitable, is on track and an 8,000 a week production rate is “well within reach,” despite extra spending demands, Evercore ISI an More

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Waymo expands its partnership

The long-term plan is to launch similar services in other cities as well. “Our goal is to focus on four areas: creating a ride-hailing service, developing self-driving trucks for logistics, licensing with OEMs for personally owned vehicles, and connecting people to public transportation,” Waymo said in its post.

Waymo’s partnership with Valley Metro helps it begin to deliv More

The long-term plan is to launch similar services in other cities as well. “Our goal is to focus on four areas: creating a ride-hailing service, developing self-driving trucks for logistics, licensing with OEMs for personally owned vehicles, and connecting people to public transportation,” Waymo said in its post.

Waymo’s partnership with Valley Metro helps it begin to deliv More

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$35,000 model 3 comes with new battery module

There’s an overlooked comment that Musk made during the investor conference call earlier this month that is important for Tesla to be able to produce a cheaper Model 3.

The CEO said that Tesla came up with a new battery module design that will be less expensive:

“We came up with a new design that achieves the same outcome, that’s actually lighter, better, cheaper and we will be More

There’s an overlooked comment that Musk made during the investor conference call earlier this month that is important for Tesla to be able to produce a cheaper Model 3.

The CEO said that Tesla came up with a new battery module design that will be less expensive:

“We came up with a new design that achieves the same outcome, that’s actually lighter, better, cheaper and we will be More

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Elon Musk says he’s working with Goldman, Silver Lake to take Tesla private

Elon Musk teased more details about his plan to take Tesla Inc. private, tweeting Monday night that he’s working with high-profile financial advisers and lawyers on the deal that would need about $70 billion in funding.

“I’m excited to work with Silver Lake and Goldman Sachs as financial advisors,” Tesla’s chief executive said, while also mentioning two prominent law firms that ar More

Elon Musk teased more details about his plan to take Tesla Inc. private, tweeting Monday night that he’s working with high-profile financial advisers and lawyers on the deal that would need about $70 billion in funding.

“I’m excited to work with Silver Lake and Goldman Sachs as financial advisors,” Tesla’s chief executive said, while also mentioning two prominent law firms that ar More

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Musk reveals more details about going private

In a public letter to investors Monday morning, Tesla CEO Elon Musk expanded on details of his plan to take the company private.

Musk announced Aug. 4 on Twitter that he was considering a privatization plan and had funding “secured.”

In the letter Monday, he revealed that he has been in discussions for almost two years with the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia about More

In a public letter to investors Monday morning, Tesla CEO Elon Musk expanded on details of his plan to take the company private.

Musk announced Aug. 4 on Twitter that he was considering a privatization plan and had funding “secured.”

In the letter Monday, he revealed that he has been in discussions for almost two years with the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia about More

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Electric Cars Could Be a Job Killer for Japan’s No. 1…

Bloomberg He was warning about ride-sharing, electric cars, and driverless vehicles, all troubling innovations for anyone whose living depends on the combustion engine. Japan’s government added pressure last month with the announcement that it wants …… More

Bloomberg He was warning about ride-sharing, electric cars, and driverless vehicles, all troubling innovations for anyone whose living depends on the combustion engine. Japan’s government added pressure last month with the announcement that it wants …… More

Musk Memo Clarifies Plans to Take Tesla Private | Investopedia

The saga of Tesla Inc. (TSLA) continues. On Aug. 7, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk offered a hint on Twitter as to his plans to take the company private at $420 a share and that he had “funding secured.” The immediate response was one of confusion, with investors unsure of whether Musk’s Twitter account had been hacked—it was odd to make such an important announcement via twee More

The saga of Tesla Inc. (TSLA) continues. On Aug. 7, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk offered a hint on Twitter as to his plans to take the company private at $420 a share and that he had “funding secured.” The immediate response was one of confusion, with investors unsure of whether Musk’s Twitter account had been hacked—it was odd to make such an important announcement via twee More

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Tesla Model 3 in $35k Standard trim will have an AWD Dual…

Teslarati Tesla confirmed on Friday that the $35,000 Standard trim Model 3 could be upgraded with a dual motor AWD option. The dual motor AWD upgrade costs $5,000 for the Long Range RWD version of the electric car. If Tesla does not adjust its pricing for the …… More

Teslarati Tesla confirmed on Friday that the $35,000 Standard trim Model 3 could be upgraded with a dual motor AWD option. The dual motor AWD upgrade costs $5,000 for the Long Range RWD version of the electric car. If Tesla does not adjust its pricing for the …… More

Almost all stolen Tesla cars have been recovered

American thieves really need to rethink their strategy when it comes to stealing Tesla vehicles because they are being caught at an alarming rate.

We’ve now learned that stolen Tesla vehicles in the US have almost all been recovered.

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American thieves really need to rethink their strategy when it comes to stealing Tesla vehicles because they are being caught at an alarming rate.

We’ve now learned that stolen Tesla vehicles in the US have almost all been recovered.

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Apple car: iPhone company could be working on new electric…

The Independent And though Apple is not saying anything about its plans, he may have joined to help restart the electric vehicle project. Apple’s car – said to be named Project Titan within the company – has been rumoured for years and appears to have changed status within …… More

The Independent And though Apple is not saying anything about its plans, he may have joined to help restart the electric vehicle project. Apple’s car – said to be named Project Titan within the company – has been rumoured for years and appears to have changed status within …… More

Elon Musk next favorite EV is a pickup truck

Tesla has only 3 vehicle programs in production, which isn’t many for the average automaker, but it is working on many more to come out in the next few years.

One of the most important new programs is the Tesla Pickup Truck and we now learn that it is Elon Musk’s ‘favorite next Tesla product.’

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Tesla has only 3 vehicle programs in production, which isn’t many for the average automaker, but it is working on many more to come out in the next few years.

One of the most important new programs is the Tesla Pickup Truck and we now learn that it is Elon Musk’s ‘favorite next Tesla product.’

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Tesla Board to Meet With Advisers on Going Private, CNBC Says – Bloomberg

Tesla Inc.’s board plans to meet with financial advisers next week on taking the company private and is likely to tell Chairman Elon Musk to recuse himself while they evaluate his proposal, CNBC reported.

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Tesla Inc.’s board plans to meet with financial advisers next week on taking the company private and is likely to tell Chairman Elon Musk to recuse himself while they evaluate his proposal, CNBC reported.

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Nikola raises $100M for its EV and hydrogen trucks

Nikola Motors, a Utah-based startup developing electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell trucks, announced that it secured $100 million as part of a $200 million series C round of funding that it is planning to close this month.

The money will be used to bring its electric vehicles and hydrogen trucks to market.

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Nikola Motors, a Utah-based startup developing electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell trucks, announced that it secured $100 million as part of a $200 million series C round of funding that it is planning to close this month.

The money will be used to bring its electric vehicles and hydrogen trucks to market.

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Tesla starts free overair Autopilot trials to boost…

Electrek Tesla started an email campaign to inform owners of Autopilot 2.0 cars who didn’t buy any Autopilot package that they will have access to a free over-the-air Autopilot trial. The move to boost usage and sales of the system comes just as Tesla is expected to …… More

Electrek Tesla started an email campaign to inform owners of Autopilot 2.0 cars who didn’t buy any Autopilot package that they will have access to a free over-the-air Autopilot trial. The move to boost usage and sales of the system comes just as Tesla is expected to …… More

Maker of single-passenger electric car files for $10…

CNNMoney Electra Meccanica, a Canadian company gearing up production of a single-seat car that looks like it’s missing its back half, is about to go public. The company announced Wednesday that it will list a $10 million public offering on the NASDAQ. Shares will be …… More

CNNMoney Electra Meccanica, a Canadian company gearing up production of a single-seat car that looks like it’s missing its back half, is about to go public. The company announced Wednesday that it will list a $10 million public offering on the NASDAQ. Shares will be …… More

[government news] California said it will not honor federal vehicle newly proposed emissions and economy standards

In response to an EPA proposal to freeze emissions and fuel economy standards, California said it will not honor federal vehicle certifications if the proposal goes through.

“The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed amending the California Low-Emission Vehicle III Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulation to ensure that cars and light-duty trucks for model years 2022-2025 conti More

In response to an EPA proposal to freeze emissions and fuel economy standards, California said it will not honor federal vehicle certifications if the proposal goes through.

“The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed amending the California Low-Emission Vehicle III Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulation to ensure that cars and light-duty trucks for model years 2022-2025 conti More

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Why Tencent Makes Sense for the Tesla Motors Take-private…

1redDrop Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk’s tweet about taking the company private until it “enters a phase of slower, more predictable growth” has the investment world buzzing. And rightly so, because a leveraged buyout of this size (approximately $50 to $60 billion) will …… More

1redDrop Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk’s tweet about taking the company private until it “enters a phase of slower, more predictable growth” has the investment world buzzing. And rightly so, because a leveraged buyout of this size (approximately $50 to $60 billion) will …… More

Musk wasn’t kidding: Tesla board confirms company could go private

Elon Musk’s twitter musings that he could take the company private were supported Wednesday morning by a statement from Tesla’s board of directors. Issued about half an hour before the markets opened, the six-member board confirmed that Musk had broached the subject last week and that the group had subsequently met several times to discuss Tesla’s options. “Last week, Elon More

Elon Musk’s twitter musings that he could take the company private were supported Wednesday morning by a statement from Tesla’s board of directors. Issued about half an hour before the markets opened, the six-member board confirmed that Musk had broached the subject last week and that the group had subsequently met several times to discuss Tesla’s options. “Last week, Elon More

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Elon Musk considers taking Tesla private

(Reuters) – Elon Musk is considering taking Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) private, the electric car maker’s chief executive tweeted on Tuesday.

“Am considering taking Tesla private at $420 (323.9 pounds). Funding secured,” Musk said.

At $420 per share, a deal would represent a 22.8 percent premium to Tesla’s closing price on Monday, making it one of the biggest go- More

(Reuters) – Elon Musk is considering taking Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) private, the electric car maker’s chief executive tweeted on Tuesday.

“Am considering taking Tesla private at $420 (323.9 pounds). Funding secured,” Musk said.

At $420 per share, a deal would represent a 22.8 percent premium to Tesla’s closing price on Monday, making it one of the biggest go- More

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Tesla Autopilot’s crash avoidance features result in ‘fewer…

Electrek Tesla has long claimed that the use of its Autopilot and its active safety features resulted in fewer crashes and ultimately, should reduce insurance rates. Now Tesla gets some backing from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) saying that Tesla …… More

Electrek Tesla has long claimed that the use of its Autopilot and its active safety features resulted in fewer crashes and ultimately, should reduce insurance rates. Now Tesla gets some backing from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) saying that Tesla …… More

How Tesla Made the Model 3 Better Than the Model S

It’s no secret that the Tesla Model S shares a lot of components with other cars, especially when it comes to modules that control various features inside of the cabin. Using parts from cars like the Ford Fusion and the Mercedes E-Class made sense for Tesla’s first mainstream sedan outing as a small but growing manufacturer. Yet one of the questions with the Model 3 was whether Tesla would fol More

It’s no secret that the Tesla Model S shares a lot of components with other cars, especially when it comes to modules that control various features inside of the cabin. Using parts from cars like the Ford Fusion and the Mercedes E-Class made sense for Tesla’s first mainstream sedan outing as a small but growing manufacturer. Yet one of the questions with the Model 3 was whether Tesla would fol More

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Daimler said to build electric Smart cars in China

Daimler in reportedly talks to make electric Smart cars with Chinese partner BAIC. Daimler took a nearly 4 percent stake in BAIC subsidiary BJEV in March and signed a deal to build a $1.9 billion factory in China in February. The parent company of Mercedes-Benz is in talks to build electric versions of its tiny Smart branded cars in China with a local partner, Bloomberg rep
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Daimler in reportedly talks to make electric Smart cars with Chinese partner BAIC. Daimler took a nearly 4 percent stake in BAIC subsidiary BJEV in March and signed a deal to build a $1.9 billion factory in China in February. The parent company of Mercedes-Benz is in talks to build electric versions of its tiny Smart branded cars in China with a local partner, Bloomberg rep
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New Chinese EV startup worths $3.6 billions

How deeply convinced investors are of the strength of China’s electric vehicle market? They’ve put hundreds of millions of dollars into EV startups that have yet to mass produce their vehicles.

The latest example is Xiaopeng Motors, an Alibaba-backed EV startup that completed a four billion yuan ($580 million) funding round last week. The latest investment has given the 4-year-old EV c More

How deeply convinced investors are of the strength of China’s electric vehicle market? They’ve put hundreds of millions of dollars into EV startups that have yet to mass produce their vehicles.

The latest example is Xiaopeng Motors, an Alibaba-backed EV startup that completed a four billion yuan ($580 million) funding round last week. The latest investment has given the 4-year-old EV c More

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