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Construction Already Underway At Tesla Gigafactory 3 In China: Video

Tesla enthusiasts already came upon the trail of the Tesla Gigafactory 3 location, announced just a few days ago in the Shanghai Lingang Equipment Industrial Zone in China

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Tesla enthusiasts already came upon the trail of the Tesla Gigafactory 3 location, announced just a few days ago in the Shanghai Lingang Equipment Industrial Zone in China

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Tesla drops ‘full self-driving capability’ option for new vehicles (updated)

When Tesla introduced “Full Self-Driving Capability” for its Autopilot system as an optional Model S, Model 3, and Model X upgrade in October 2016, the automaker said it would roll out the autonomous mode via an over-the-air update after federal regulators gave it the green light. But today, two years after the upcharge’s debut, Tesla’s doing away with it to “prevent confusion.”
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When Tesla introduced “Full Self-Driving Capability” for its Autopilot system as an optional Model S, Model 3, and Model X upgrade in October 2016, the automaker said it would roll out the autonomous mode via an over-the-air update after federal regulators gave it the green light. But today, two years after the upcharge’s debut, Tesla’s doing away with it to “prevent confusion.”
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Tesla launches mid-range mode 3 for $45k

Tesla is launching today a version of Model 3 with a new ‘mid-range’ battery pack for $45,000 before incentives.

The new version, which was never announced, is coming as a surprise and it chan

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Tesla is launching today a version of Model 3 with a new ‘mid-range’ battery pack for $45,000 before incentives.

The new version, which was never announced, is coming as a surprise and it chan

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Tesla to improve maps and navigation ‘dramatically’ over next several months, says Elon Musk

As I have previously stated, I don’t really get the complaints about Tesla’s navigation system. It’s certainly not perfect, but I’ve rarely had any issues with it and it is certainly much better than any onboard system in other vehicles.

I do understand why some would prefer to use Waze or Google Maps, but did anyone expect Tesla to produce a system to surpass those?

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As I have previously stated, I don’t really get the complaints about Tesla’s navigation system. It’s certainly not perfect, but I’ve rarely had any issues with it and it is certainly much better than any onboard system in other vehicles.

I do understand why some would prefer to use Waze or Google Maps, but did anyone expect Tesla to produce a system to surpass those?

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Tesla Model 3 owner shares insights after V9’s built-in dashcam records accident

As it turned out, the driver of the white Honda Accord did not have insurance at all. Worse, the driver didn’t even have a license due to a suspension. Authorities eventually arrived, but King and the Honda Accord driver’s accounts of the accident were conflicting, complicating the situation. Ultimately, Tesla Version 9’s built-in Dashcam became the determining factor, as the Model 3 owner w More

As it turned out, the driver of the white Honda Accord did not have insurance at all. Worse, the driver didn’t even have a license due to a suspension. Authorities eventually arrived, but King and the Honda Accord driver’s accounts of the accident were conflicting, complicating the situation. Ultimately, Tesla Version 9’s built-in Dashcam became the determining factor, as the Model 3 owner w More

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Ark Invest CEO: Tesla ‘is a replay of Apple’ – Yahoo Finance

Ark Invest CEO: Tesla ‘is a replay of Apple’
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“Apple was moving so fast with the smartphone that it had to design its own chip to move that fast. This is what has happened to Tesla.” Read the full story More

Ark Invest CEO: Tesla ‘is a replay of Apple’
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“Apple was moving so fast with the smartphone that it had to design its own chip to move that fast. This is what has happened to Tesla.” Read the full story More

Tesla buys new plot for its first China factory – CNBC

Tesla buys new plot for its first China factory
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Tesla successfully acquired an 864,885-square meter plot in Shanghai’s Lingang area for the electric car maker’s new factory.

Plans for the wholly-owned factory were first announced in July. Lingang is located on the coast, about 47 miles southeast of the center of Shanghai or a roughly two-hour subway ride. Sever More

Tesla buys new plot for its first China factory
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Tesla successfully acquired an 864,885-square meter plot in Shanghai’s Lingang area for the electric car maker’s new factory.

Plans for the wholly-owned factory were first announced in July. Lingang is located on the coast, about 47 miles southeast of the center of Shanghai or a roughly two-hour subway ride. Sever More

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What does Tesla’s surge mean for the EV market? – Plug In AmericaPlug In America

Tesla has, as of September 30, sold more than 78,000 Model 3s in the United States. If fourth quarter 2018 sales can match third quarter (and there is no reason to think they won’t), then Tesla Model 3 sales for 2018 would stand at 132,000. Oh, and for September, the Model 3 is the fifth best-selling car in the United States.
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Tesla has, as of September 30, sold more than 78,000 Model 3s in the United States. If fourth quarter 2018 sales can match third quarter (and there is no reason to think they won’t), then Tesla Model 3 sales for 2018 would stand at 132,000. Oh, and for September, the Model 3 is the fifth best-selling car in the United States.
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Tesla Version 9 real-world blind spot test shows Autopilot’s 360° cameras in action

Tesla’s Software Version 9 rolled out a number of improvements and new features to the company’s fleet of electric cars. One of the features that received improvements is blind spot monitoring, which now utilizes the electric cars’ suite of cameras to observe the vehicles’ surroundings. This was recently showcased in a demo of the feature, after a Tesla owner-enthusiast opted to conduct a More

Tesla’s Software Version 9 rolled out a number of improvements and new features to the company’s fleet of electric cars. One of the features that received improvements is blind spot monitoring, which now utilizes the electric cars’ suite of cameras to observe the vehicles’ surroundings. This was recently showcased in a demo of the feature, after a Tesla owner-enthusiast opted to conduct a More

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Tesla Model 3 Production Hits Estimated 100,000 Units

Bloomberg’s counter, which estimates production of the Tesla Model 3 , today shows 100,050 units produced since August 2017 when the car hit the market.

The rough journey to 100,000, with a few significant delays, took 14 months. Assuming 20,000 cars a month, Tesla will now need just 5 months to reach 200,000.

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Bloomberg’s counter, which estimates production of the Tesla Model 3 , today shows 100,050 units produced since August 2017 when the car hit the market.

The rough journey to 100,000, with a few significant delays, took 14 months. Assuming 20,000 cars a month, Tesla will now need just 5 months to reach 200,000.

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Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk Images Show How Gears Look After a Million Miles

CEO Elon Musk highlighted the images on his Twitter page, noting how the pictured motor and gearbox are “still in god condition,” as they are “designed for ultra high endurance.” The vehicle may be the company’s cheapest-ever electric car, with an advertised starting price of $35,000, but the images suggest it hasn’t skimped on quality to meet these targets.
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CEO Elon Musk highlighted the images on his Twitter page, noting how the pictured motor and gearbox are “still in god condition,” as they are “designed for ultra high endurance.” The vehicle may be the company’s cheapest-ever electric car, with an advertised starting price of $35,000, but the images suggest it hasn’t skimped on quality to meet these targets.
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Charge point and FLO share charging networks

One of the issues the electric vehicle industry has to address in order to encourage wider adoption is its fragmented charging infrastructure. You might have to juggle several accounts for different networks to make sure there are charging spots where you’re going. ChargePoint has been joining forces with rival and similar companies to enable “roaming” between charging networks, More

One of the issues the electric vehicle industry has to address in order to encourage wider adoption is its fragmented charging infrastructure. You might have to juggle several accounts for different networks to make sure there are charging spots where you’re going. ChargePoint has been joining forces with rival and similar companies to enable “roaming” between charging networks, More

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Model 3 drive system is designed and validated for over one million miles of range.

Tesla says that the Model 3 drive system is designed and validated for over one million miles of range.

Today, the automaker released impressive pictures of Model 3 drive units after testing, which Elon Musk says “drove 1M miles”.

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Tesla says that the Model 3 drive system is designed and validated for over one million miles of range.

Today, the automaker released impressive pictures of Model 3 drive units after testing, which Elon Musk says “drove 1M miles”.

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Vespa’s Electric Scooter is Now Available for Pre-Order

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BYD Sets 4th Straight Plug-In Car Sales Record

In September, BYD set its fourth all-time record of plug-in car sales in a row, reaching 25,019 – over 4,000 above the record from August. Pace of growth increased to 121%year-over-year!

Plug-in share out of overall BYD volume stands at 56% (an all-time high).

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In September, BYD set its fourth all-time record of plug-in car sales in a row, reaching 25,019 – over 4,000 above the record from August. Pace of growth increased to 121%year-over-year!

Plug-in share out of overall BYD volume stands at 56% (an all-time high).

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Tesla sets deadline on new orders to get delivery and full tax credit by end of the year

Tesla is the first automaker to hit the 200,000th EV delivery mark in the US and to trigger the phase-out of the federal tax credit for buyers of its electric vehicles.
Now the automaker has set a deadline to get delivery by the end of the year in order to get the full tax credit on new orders before it ends.

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Tesla is the first automaker to hit the 200,000th EV delivery mark in the US and to trigger the phase-out of the federal tax credit for buyers of its electric vehicles.
Now the automaker has set a deadline to get delivery by the end of the year in order to get the full tax credit on new orders before it ends.

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You’ve Only Got 3 Days Left to Get a Full Tax Credit for Buying a Tesla – FORTUNE

Consumers who are considering ordering a Tesla and hope to get the full $7,500 federal tax credit that goes with that need to get off the fence.

The automaker on Friday said orders placed by October 15 will be eligible for the full credit. After that, the amount drops to $3,750. Orders delivered after June 30 next year will only receive an $1,875 tax credit.

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Consumers who are considering ordering a Tesla and hope to get the full $7,500 federal tax credit that goes with that need to get off the fence.

The automaker on Friday said orders placed by October 15 will be eligible for the full credit. After that, the amount drops to $3,750. Orders delivered after June 30 next year will only receive an $1,875 tax credit.

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Ford Begins Production Of DHL Electric Streetscooters

The StreetScooter WORK XL is based on a Ford Transit chassis, but with a battery (up to 76 kWh for 200 km /124 miles of range). The drivetrain and body is designed and built to Deutsche Post DHL Group’s StreetScooter specifications.

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The StreetScooter WORK XL is based on a Ford Transit chassis, but with a battery (up to 76 kWh for 200 km /124 miles of range). The drivetrain and body is designed and built to Deutsche Post DHL Group’s StreetScooter specifications.

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Tesla is looking to build on-site housing for Gigafactory 1 employees, says Elon Musk

At some point in the future, some employees working at Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada would be able to simply walk or bike to their homes after a shift at the massive facility. Tesla is looking to expand Gigafactory 1, with Elon Musk recently stating during a conversation with NV Gov. Brian Sandoval that he envisions the company to hire more than 20,000 people for the factory. To help house thi More

At some point in the future, some employees working at Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada would be able to simply walk or bike to their homes after a shift at the massive facility. Tesla is looking to expand Gigafactory 1, with Elon Musk recently stating during a conversation with NV Gov. Brian Sandoval that he envisions the company to hire more than 20,000 people for the factory. To help house thi More

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Norway reportedly has over 30,000 electric vehicle pre-orders, Tesla Model 3 and Audi e-tron to make huge impact

Norway keeps impressing the world with its fast pace electric vehicle adoption, but what is most impressing is that they are doing it with relatively few options.

Automakers are now turning to the market to introduce new EVs early with pre-orders. The country now has reportedly over 30,000 electric vehicles on pre-orders.

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Norway keeps impressing the world with its fast pace electric vehicle adoption, but what is most impressing is that they are doing it with relatively few options.

Automakers are now turning to the market to introduce new EVs early with pre-orders. The country now has reportedly over 30,000 electric vehicles on pre-orders.

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Tesla Semi is clearing a path for the goal of a 1 million-mile electric drivetrain

Out of all the impressive features of the Tesla Semi, one that hasn’t been talked about much is a drivetrain guaranteed to last 1 million miles.

This a goal that Tesla has had for a long time for its passenger cars too and now Tesla Semi could be clearing a path for it.

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Out of all the impressive features of the Tesla Semi, one that hasn’t been talked about much is a drivetrain guaranteed to last 1 million miles.

This a goal that Tesla has had for a long time for its passenger cars too and now Tesla Semi could be clearing a path for it.

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Tesla accelerates giga-factory development in China

“In addition, Tesla continues to lack access to cash incentives available to locally produced electric vehicles in China that are typically around 15% of MSRP or more. Taking ocean transport costs and import tariffs into account, Tesla is now operating at a 55% to 60% cost disadvantage compared to the exact same car locally produced in China. This makes for a challenging competitive environment, More

“In addition, Tesla continues to lack access to cash incentives available to locally produced electric vehicles in China that are typically around 15% of MSRP or more. Taking ocean transport costs and import tariffs into account, Tesla is now operating at a 55% to 60% cost disadvantage compared to the exact same car locally produced in China. This makes for a challenging competitive environment, More

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VW creates a ‘task force’ with battery supplier LG to assure supply for EV ramp up

With new electric vehicles coming to market at an increasing pace and demand growing rapidly, securing battery suppliers is becoming a top priority for automakers serious about electrification.

In order to do that, VW created a ‘task force’ with battery supplier LG Chem.

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With new electric vehicles coming to market at an increasing pace and demand growing rapidly, securing battery suppliers is becoming a top priority for automakers serious about electrification.

In order to do that, VW created a ‘task force’ with battery supplier LG Chem.

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Mercedes-Benz breaks ground on new battery factory for electric vehicles in the US

Last week, the German automaker held a ceremony to launch the construction of the factory, which is located seven miles from the Mercedes-Benz Cars vehicle production site in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain, attended the ceremony:

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Last week, the German automaker held a ceremony to launch the construction of the factory, which is located seven miles from the Mercedes-Benz Cars vehicle production site in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain, attended the ceremony:

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Tesla outsold Mercedes-Benz in the US last quarter, reports says

Tesla doesn’t break down sales per market, but we know that the vast majority of its Model 3 sales are going to the US for now and we can get a pretty close estimate.

Atherton Research estimates that Tesla sold 69,925 Model 3, S and X vehicles in the US last quarter out of the 83,000 vehicles it delivered worldwide.

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Tesla doesn’t break down sales per market, but we know that the vast majority of its Model 3 sales are going to the US for now and we can get a pretty close estimate.

Atherton Research estimates that Tesla sold 69,925 Model 3, S and X vehicles in the US last quarter out of the 83,000 vehicles it delivered worldwide.

In comparison, Mercedes-Benz sold 66,542 passenger vehicles, exclu More

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Ford started production of all-electric delivery vehicles

DHL, one of the largest logistics companies in the world, started its StreetScooter subsidiary to build electric vehicles for its own fleet, but it is now emerging as an important electric vehicle manufacturer.

Now they are expanding in even larger vehicles with the help of Ford, which has now started production of its all-electric Streetscooter WORK XL delivery vehicles.

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DHL, one of the largest logistics companies in the world, started its StreetScooter subsidiary to build electric vehicles for its own fleet, but it is now emerging as an important electric vehicle manufacturer.

Now they are expanding in even larger vehicles with the help of Ford, which has now started production of its all-electric Streetscooter WORK XL delivery vehicles.

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Tesla Speeding Up Chinese Factory Due To Trump Trade War | CleanTechnica

Tesla is experiencing significant competition in the Chinese new car market due to tariffs levied against imported cars by the Chinese government in response to tariffs imposed on Chinese exports by the Trump administration. When Tesla announced its Q3 production report last week, the company said it was able to “significantly increase” deliveries of the Model S sedan and Model X SUV to Chines More

Tesla is experiencing significant competition in the Chinese new car market due to tariffs levied against imported cars by the Chinese government in response to tariffs imposed on Chinese exports by the Trump administration. When Tesla announced its Q3 production report last week, the company said it was able to “significantly increase” deliveries of the Model S sedan and Model X SUV to Chines More

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Scoop: Nissan Electric SUV Price Target = $45,000 | CleanTechnica

Well, a highly credible and well-informed source tells me that Nissan is now working on an electric SUV that is targeting the $45,000 price range. The range target is 220 miles. It’s been presented as a Nissan vehicle, but it’s not entirely clear if the vehicle would really end up being a Nissan model or an Infiniti model, or both. Vehicles it was being compared to include the Lexus RX (MSRP $ More

Well, a highly credible and well-informed source tells me that Nissan is now working on an electric SUV that is targeting the $45,000 price range. The range target is 220 miles. It’s been presented as a Nissan vehicle, but it’s not entirely clear if the vehicle would really end up being a Nissan model or an Infiniti model, or both. Vehicles it was being compared to include the Lexus RX (MSRP $ More

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Tesla Model 3 achieves lowest probability of injury of any vehicle ever tested by NHTSA

NHTSA has released its probability of injury stats for the Tesla Model 3 and it achieved the lowest probabilities of any vehicle ever tested by the agency – arguably making the electric car the safest based on the standard.

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NHTSA has released its probability of injury stats for the Tesla Model 3 and it achieved the lowest probabilities of any vehicle ever tested by the agency – arguably making the electric car the safest based on the standard.

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Tesla Publishes Quarterly Vehicle Safety Report – The Last Driver License Holder…

On average, a Tesla vehicle was involved in a crash or crash-like situation every 3.34 million miles (5.344 million kilometers), when the Autopilot was engaged.
On average, a Tesla vehicle was involved in a crash or crash-like situation every 1.92 million miles (3.072 million kilometers) without engaged Autopilot.
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On average, a Tesla vehicle was involved in a crash or crash-like situation every 3.34 million miles (5.344 million kilometers), when the Autopilot was engaged.
On average, a Tesla vehicle was involved in a crash or crash-like situation every 1.92 million miles (3.072 million kilometers) without engaged Autopilot.
The NHTSA numbers show that in the US, a crash happens on average every More

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