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Tesla Announces New Long-Term Performance Award for Elon Musk Nasdaq:TSLA

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tesla today announced a new 10-year CEO performance award for Elon Musk with vesting entirely contingent on achieving market cap and operational milestones that would make Tesla one of the most valuable companies in the world. In order to fully vest, Tesla’s market cap would have to grow to $650 billion (an increase of almost $600 billion More

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tesla today announced a new 10-year CEO performance award for Elon Musk with vesting entirely contingent on achieving market cap and operational milestones that would make Tesla one of the most valuable companies in the world. In order to fully vest, Tesla’s market cap would have to grow to $650 billion (an increase of almost $600 billion More

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Tesla’s Elon Musk May Have Boldest Pay Plan in Corporate History – The New York Times

For the last several years, there has been speculation about Elon Musk’s future at Tesla, and whether he would step down as chief executive in the next year or two.

Mr. Musk stoked that speculation as far back as five years ago when he said he wanted to stay through the introduction of the Model 3. Then in 2014, he said, “I’ll have to see, you know, how things are going at that point, More

For the last several years, there has been speculation about Elon Musk’s future at Tesla, and whether he would step down as chief executive in the next year or two.

Mr. Musk stoked that speculation as far back as five years ago when he said he wanted to stay through the introduction of the Model 3. Then in 2014, he said, “I’ll have to see, you know, how things are going at that point, More

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Tesla Model 3 debuts on the East Coast with crowds of EV enthusiasts showing up

Tesla brought Model 3 display cars for the first time on the East Coast this weekend and the new electric vehicle attracted the interest of many as EV enthusiasts rushed to the automaker’s showrooms.

Last week, we described how Tesla’s Stanford Mall in Palo Alto and its Century City Mall in Los Angeles, the first two stores to get Model 3 display cars, were mobbed by people wanting to s More

Tesla brought Model 3 display cars for the first time on the East Coast this weekend and the new electric vehicle attracted the interest of many as EV enthusiasts rushed to the automaker’s showrooms.

Last week, we described how Tesla’s Stanford Mall in Palo Alto and its Century City Mall in Los Angeles, the first two stores to get Model 3 display cars, were mobbed by people wanting to s More

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Tesla Semi Details – Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha

Semi truck battery size likely 800kWh; needs 1.2MW chargers.

I analyze bearish claims made by Bloomberg article on Semi reveal event and disagree with its conclusions on all four points.

No new battery breakthroughs are required.

7 cents per kWh charging cost is probably an introductory offer like “free supercharging for life” limited to early adopters.

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Semi truck battery size likely 800kWh; needs 1.2MW chargers.

I analyze bearish claims made by Bloomberg article on Semi reveal event and disagree with its conclusions on all four points.

No new battery breakthroughs are required.

7 cents per kWh charging cost is probably an introductory offer like “free supercharging for life” limited to early adopters.

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Tesla registers VINS for fleet of Model 3 vehicles with dual motor – hinting at imminent launch | Electrek

After the Tesla Model 3 dual motor powertrain design leaked in the latest design studio update , we now get another sign that Tesla is working on releasing the new version of the Model 3.

As we previously reported, VINs are not an ideal way to monitor a production ramp within a small and accurate margin, but it’s a fairly representative way to figure out the general progress.

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After the Tesla Model 3 dual motor powertrain design leaked in the latest design studio update , we now get another sign that Tesla is working on releasing the new version of the Model 3.

As we previously reported, VINs are not an ideal way to monitor a production ramp within a small and accurate margin, but it’s a fairly representative way to figure out the general progress.

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Tesla bringing Model 3 to three East Coast showrooms

Tesla is bringing the Model 3 to showrooms in New York, Boston and Miami this week.
This will be the first time many people in these cities will be able to see the car up close and climb inside it.
Around 500,000 customers have made reservations for the car.

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Tesla is bringing the Model 3 to showrooms in New York, Boston and Miami this week.
This will be the first time many people in these cities will be able to see the car up close and climb inside it.
Around 500,000 customers have made reservations for the car.

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After leading electric car adoption, Norway now aims to lead electric flight | Electrek

Norway has been leading the world for electric car adoption for years now. In December, EVs represented over 50% of new car sales – something that no other country can come close to at this point.

But now they have the ambition to also move to electric flight with a new goal to have all short-haul flights be all-electric by 2040.

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Norway has been leading the world for electric car adoption for years now. In December, EVs represented over 50% of new car sales – something that no other country can come close to at this point.

But now they have the ambition to also move to electric flight with a new goal to have all short-haul flights be all-electric by 2040.

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The Biggest Electric Vehicle Company You’ve Never Heard…

Fast Company As for electric passenger vehicles, the company sold 70,000 of them globally during the first three-quarters of 2017. Within China, the world’s largest electric vehicle market, government subsidies and purchases boosted domestic brands. Additionally, car …… More

Fast Company As for electric passenger vehicles, the company sold 70,000 of them globally during the first three-quarters of 2017. Within China, the world’s largest electric vehicle market, government subsidies and purchases boosted domestic brands. Additionally, car …… More

2018 Design of the Year: Tesla Model 3 | Automobile Magazine

Our selection of the Tesla Model 3 as Automobile’s 2018 Design of the Year might come as a surprise, given some of the shots the company has absorbed when it comes to its unreal stock market valuation and founder Elon Musk’s penchant for overpromising. Yes, the Model 3s on the road now have been cobbled up with a lot of handwork making up for deficient manufacturing experience and skills. But More

Our selection of the Tesla Model 3 as Automobile’s 2018 Design of the Year might come as a surprise, given some of the shots the company has absorbed when it comes to its unreal stock market valuation and founder Elon Musk’s penchant for overpromising. Yes, the Model 3s on the road now have been cobbled up with a lot of handwork making up for deficient manufacturing experience and skills. But More

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China plug-in electric vehicle sales in 2017: almost four times those in the U.S.

Compared to previous years, overall car-sales growth in the U.S. has all but plateaued at around 17.5 million.

China is doing little better, with growth reaching just 3 percent for 2017. But the Chinese new-vehicle market is undergoing a seismic shift in which types of cars are sold.

Want proof? China sold 777,000 new-energy vehicles—electrics and plug-in hybrids—in 2017, a whop More

Compared to previous years, overall car-sales growth in the U.S. has all but plateaued at around 17.5 million.

China is doing little better, with growth reaching just 3 percent for 2017. But the Chinese new-vehicle market is undergoing a seismic shift in which types of cars are sold.

Want proof? China sold 777,000 new-energy vehicles—electrics and plug-in hybrids—in 2017, a whop More

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Elon Musk roundup: Tesla’s Model 3, SpaceX’s Dragon arrive – L.A. Biz

With a hand in everything from electric vehicles to high-speed ground transportation to underground tunnels to space travel, Elon Musk’s businesses and ideas pop up routinely in stories around the country about Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), hyperloop, The Boring Co. and SpaceX.

Here are recent articles on Musk reported by The Business Journals and elsewhere:

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With a hand in everything from electric vehicles to high-speed ground transportation to underground tunnels to space travel, Elon Musk’s businesses and ideas pop up routinely in stories around the country about Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), hyperloop, The Boring Co. and SpaceX.

Here are recent articles on Musk reported by The Business Journals and elsewhere:

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2018 Detroit auto show: Infiniti to switch to electric cars, hybrids

DETROIT — Nissan’s luxury Infiniti brand will introduce only fully or partially electric vehicles starting 2021, with the exception of large SUVs. The announcement follows several similar pledges by other automakers, including Volvo’s vow to make a similar move in 2019.

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DETROIT — Nissan’s luxury Infiniti brand will introduce only fully or partially electric vehicles starting 2021, with the exception of large SUVs. The announcement follows several similar pledges by other automakers, including Volvo’s vow to make a similar move in 2019.

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BMW Extends Range of Tesla Model 3-Rivaling iNext EV  Mot…

Motor Trend The iNext will directly compete with the planned Tesla Model Y, a Model 3-based crossover that has been announced but not revealed yet.… More

Motor Trend The iNext will directly compete with the planned Tesla Model Y, a Model 3-based crossover that has been announced but not revealed yet.… More

The Enverge is a deadly looking electric car from a company you’ve never heard of – The Verge

You probably haven’t heard of GAC, the Chinese automaker with big designs on the US market . At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GAC is seeking to up its profile in advance of its 2019 US launch with — what else? — an eye-catching, futuristic, mostly irrational electric car concept.

The Enverge certainly attracted a lot of attention here in Detroit with More

You probably haven’t heard of GAC, the Chinese automaker with big designs on the US market . At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GAC is seeking to up its profile in advance of its 2019 US launch with — what else? — an eye-catching, futuristic, mostly irrational electric car concept.

The Enverge certainly attracted a lot of attention here in Detroit with More

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Elon Musk says Tesla Model 3 will be highly voice controlled

In response to an expression of concern that Tesla’s entry-level Model 3 sedan risks safety by requiring drivers to spend too much time looking at and touching the control screen, company CEO Elon Musk promised that drivers — eventually — will be able to do “pretty much anything” via voice controls.

The Model 3, starting at $35,000, is Tesla’s attempt to bring an electric vehicl More

In response to an expression of concern that Tesla’s entry-level Model 3 sedan risks safety by requiring drivers to spend too much time looking at and touching the control screen, company CEO Elon Musk promised that drivers — eventually — will be able to do “pretty much anything” via voice controls.

The Model 3, starting at $35,000, is Tesla’s attempt to bring an electric vehicl More

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global automakers that now totals $90 billion on EV

DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co’s plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing, a Reuters analysis shows.
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DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co’s plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing, a Reuters analysis shows.
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Electric Vehicles Cost Less Than Half As Much To Drive

Electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as their gasoline-powered counterparts, according to a study of fuel costs released Thursday by the University of Michigan.

The average cost to operate an EV in the United States is $485 per year, while the average for a gasoline-powered vehicle is $1,117, according to the study by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of Michig More

Electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as their gasoline-powered counterparts, according to a study of fuel costs released Thursday by the University of Michigan.

The average cost to operate an EV in the United States is $485 per year, while the average for a gasoline-powered vehicle is $1,117, according to the study by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of Michig More

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Ford Will Invest $11 Billion by 2022 To Launch 40 New Electric Cars and Hybrids Worldwide

Ford Motor will increase to $11 billion its investment in electrified vehicles between now and 2022, saying it will introduce 16 battery-electric cars and 24 hybrids or plug-in hybrids around the world in the next few years.

The plan more than doubles an earlier plan, announced in 2016, to spend $4.5 billion on 13 new electrified vehicles by 2020. To help pay for the higher investment, For More

Ford Motor will increase to $11 billion its investment in electrified vehicles between now and 2022, saying it will introduce 16 battery-electric cars and 24 hybrids or plug-in hybrids around the world in the next few years.

The plan more than doubles an earlier plan, announced in 2016, to spend $4.5 billion on 13 new electrified vehicles by 2020. To help pay for the higher investment, For More

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Alibaba-backed electric-car start-up boss is willing to bet…

South China Morning Post His Faraday Future electric-car company made a big splash at last year’s CES, unveiling the FF91 SUV and promising a “next generation of sustainable luxury mobility.… More

South China Morning Post His Faraday Future electric-car company made a big splash at last year’s CES, unveiling the FF91 SUV and promising a “next generation of sustainable luxury mobility.… More

Edmund’s review of Model 3 – video

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[supercharger] Tesla Supercharger Network 2018 — Plans Call For Rapid Expansion Throughout North America, Asia, Europe, & Oceania | CleanTechnica

It’s been a while since we provided an update on the state of Tesla’s Supercharger network, so it seemed worth giving readers an idea of just how rapidly the company is aiming to grow its network of proprietary electric vehicle superfast-charging stations over the coming months. Of course, this is all the more important and interesting as Tesla Model 3 production ramps up and the total fleet o More

It’s been a while since we provided an update on the state of Tesla’s Supercharger network, so it seemed worth giving readers an idea of just how rapidly the company is aiming to grow its network of proprietary electric vehicle superfast-charging stations over the coming months. Of course, this is all the more important and interesting as Tesla Model 3 production ramps up and the total fleet o More

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[opinion[ Plug In America’s Top Five 2018 Electric Car Predictions – Plug In AmericaPlug In America

Plug In America’s Top Five 2018 Electric Car Predictions

The staff and board at Plug In America teamed up to make some bold predictions for the year ahead for the electric car. What do you think? Too bold? Not bold enough?
Chime in with your own in the comments below.
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Plug In America’s Top Five 2018 Electric Car Predictions

The staff and board at Plug In America teamed up to make some bold predictions for the year ahead for the electric car. What do you think? Too bold? Not bold enough?
Chime in with your own in the comments below.
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Large ‘Tesla ships’ all-electric container barges are launching this autumn | Electrek

The Dutch company Port-Liner is building two giant all-electric barges dubbed the ‘Tesla ships ‘. The company announced that the vessels will be ready by this autumn and will be inaugurated by sailing the Wilhelmina canal in the Netherlands.

The 100 million-euro project supported by a €7m subsidy from the European Union is expected to have a significant impact on local transp More

The Dutch company Port-Liner is building two giant all-electric barges dubbed the ‘Tesla ships ‘. The company announced that the vessels will be ready by this autumn and will be inaugurated by sailing the Wilhelmina canal in the Netherlands.

The 100 million-euro project supported by a €7m subsidy from the European Union is expected to have a significant impact on local transp More

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I Am a Nissan Leaf Uber Driver and I Convert Gas Drivers With Rides | Torque News

f you have been curious about electric cars and unwilling to deal with a clueless salesman there is an Uber and Lyft driver in Portland, Oregon who drives an all electric Nissan Leaf who understands the pitfalls of the archaic model of the auto dealer. Call an Uber or Lyft in Portland and you’ll have a chance to feel what driving electric feels like and get your questions answered without th More

f you have been curious about electric cars and unwilling to deal with a clueless salesman there is an Uber and Lyft driver in Portland, Oregon who drives an all electric Nissan Leaf who understands the pitfalls of the archaic model of the auto dealer. Call an Uber or Lyft in Portland and you’ll have a chance to feel what driving electric feels like and get your questions answered without th More

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Europe’s EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year

January 12, 2018 06:01 CET
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new Nissan Leaf and the start of a wave of premium European EVs designed to challenge Tesla’s dominance.

Demand for battery-powered vehicles is forecast to reach 600,000 by 2020 and rise to nearly a million by 2022, LMC Automotive predicts. This is a big cha More

January 12, 2018 06:01 CET
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new Nissan Leaf and the start of a wave of premium European EVs designed to challenge Tesla’s dominance.

Demand for battery-powered vehicles is forecast to reach 600,000 by 2020 and rise to nearly a million by 2022, LMC Automotive predicts. This is a big cha More

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Nissan LEAF Sales In Japan Hit New Record In 2017 (Nearly 8,000 In 3 Months)

The new Nissan LEAF became the 27th best-selling full size car in Japan last month, hitting a solid 2,306 sales (up 87% year-over-year).
After the introduction of next generation LEAF in October , Nissan achieved almost 8,000 sales in three months – which was 46% of total LEAF sales for the year.

Hopefully, the new LEAF will enable at least a doubling of sales in 2018 in Jap More

The new Nissan LEAF became the 27th best-selling full size car in Japan last month, hitting a solid 2,306 sales (up 87% year-over-year).
After the introduction of next generation LEAF in October , Nissan achieved almost 8,000 sales in three months – which was 46% of total LEAF sales for the year.

Hopefully, the new LEAF will enable at least a doubling of sales in 2018 in Jap More

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Tesla Semi could save money over diesels within 2 years of ownership

Tesla has said its electric truck will save owners money over diesel trucks over time, but skeptics so far have expressed doubts and have clamored for more data and validation.
A new report from Piper Jaffray suggests Tesla
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Semi buyers could begin saving money over diesel engines after two years of ownership.
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Tesla has said its electric truck will save owners money over diesel trucks over time, but skeptics so far have expressed doubts and have clamored for more data and validation.
A new report from Piper Jaffray suggests Tesla
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Semi buyers could begin saving money over diesel engines after two years of ownership.
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EV start-up WM Motor wants to be the Henry Ford of electric cars in China

Chinese electric car start-up WM Motor may be up against a crowded playing field filled with more established players, but the company has big ambitions.

“Our job is to produce mass, affordable, easy-to-use electric vehicles for the millions of households in China , just like what Henry Ford did a hundred years ago [or] like Bill Gates did [almost] 50 years More

Chinese electric car start-up WM Motor may be up against a crowded playing field filled with more established players, but the company has big ambitions.

“Our job is to produce mass, affordable, easy-to-use electric vehicles for the millions of households in China , just like what Henry Ford did a hundred years ago [or] like Bill Gates did [almost] 50 years More

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EV start-up WM Motor wants to be the Henry Ford of electric cars in China

Chinese electric car start-up WM Motor may be up against a crowded playing field filled with more established players, but the company has big ambitions.

“Our job is to produce mass, affordable, easy-to-use electric vehicles for the millions of households in China , just like what Henry Ford did a hundred years ago [or] like Bill Gates did [almost] 50 years More

Chinese electric car start-up WM Motor may be up against a crowded playing field filled with more established players, but the company has big ambitions.

“Our job is to produce mass, affordable, easy-to-use electric vehicles for the millions of households in China , just like what Henry Ford did a hundred years ago [or] like Bill Gates did [almost] 50 years More

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Intel and Mobileye to have 2 Mullins cars on the road in 2018

Intel and Mobileye are moving forward with the latter’s REM platform, an HD mapping solution that uses data collected by REM-capable vehicles on roads to build maps that can be used as a key ingredient in ADAS and autonomous driving systems.

Mobileye, and Intel post-acquisition, have been setting the stage for REM mapping for a while now. It’s set now to turn on the styes and begin coll More

Intel and Mobileye are moving forward with the latter’s REM platform, an HD mapping solution that uses data collected by REM-capable vehicles on roads to build maps that can be used as a key ingredient in ADAS and autonomous driving systems.

Mobileye, and Intel post-acquisition, have been setting the stage for REM mapping for a while now. It’s set now to turn on the styes and begin coll More

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