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[model 3] Tesla just deployed a new marketing strategy to avoid…

Business Insider Tesla is still actively trying to avoid misperceptions about its long-awaited Model 3 as it inches closer to production.… More

Business Insider Tesla is still actively trying to avoid misperceptions about its long-awaited Model 3 as it inches closer to production.… More

[model 3] EXCLUSIVE: Tesla Model 3 battery pack details, Musk approves $216M budget for production line at Gigafactory 1

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has approved an increase in budget of $216M into automating the Model 3 battery module production line at Gigafactory 1, following a 2017 capex meeting held at the company’s Fremont, California factory on Wednesday, May 24. According to our source, the first battery modules for Model 3 test vehicles are being hand-built by a team 150 employees over a 24 hour shift. The source More

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has approved an increase in budget of $216M into automating the Model 3 battery module production line at Gigafactory 1, following a 2017 capex meeting held at the company’s Fremont, California factory on Wednesday, May 24. According to our source, the first battery modules for Model 3 test vehicles are being hand-built by a team 150 employees over a 24 hour shift. The source More

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[model 3] One Week Before Unveiling, Tesla Model 3 Specs Are Revealed | PluginCars.com

With one week to go before Tesla unveils a production version of the Tesla Model 3, more details are emerging about the company’s upcoming $35,000 EV. The unveiling will take place at a VIP event at Tesla’s Fremont factory on June 2 and 3.

Regarding performance, we now know via leaked internal company documents that the Model 3 will accelerate to 60 mph in a brisk 5.6 seconds—right in More

With one week to go before Tesla unveils a production version of the Tesla Model 3, more details are emerging about the company’s upcoming $35,000 EV. The unveiling will take place at a VIP event at Tesla’s Fremont factory on June 2 and 3.

Regarding performance, we now know via leaked internal company documents that the Model 3 will accelerate to 60 mph in a brisk 5.6 seconds—right in More

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Tesla’s Model 3 is critical to its future as an autopilot leader (TSLA) | 05/24/17 | Markets Insider

In the world of autonomous driving vehicles, data is king.

And to collect the necessary amount of data needed to improve its driver assistance systems, Tesla will need cars on the road.

A successful rollout of its Model 3 will be critical to maintaining Tesla’s position as a leader in the autonomous driving world, according to a note from analysts at Oppenheimer.

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In the world of autonomous driving vehicles, data is king.

And to collect the necessary amount of data needed to improve its driver assistance systems, Tesla will need cars on the road.

A successful rollout of its Model 3 will be critical to maintaining Tesla’s position as a leader in the autonomous driving world, according to a note from analysts at Oppenheimer.

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California trend: hybrid sales sink, plug-in electric cars…

Green Car Reports Now, sales of electric cars have soared in the state, at the same time that hybrid sales actually lost ground as a proportion of the total.… More

Green Car Reports Now, sales of electric cars have soared in the state, at the same time that hybrid sales actually lost ground as a proportion of the total.… More

Argentina Setting Stage for Electric-Vehicle Imports Ward’…

Ward’s Auto BUENOS AIRES – Argentina’s electric-vehicle market is poised to take off this year as tax cuts and the installation of charging points spur consumer demand.… More

Ward’s Auto BUENOS AIRES – Argentina’s electric-vehicle market is poised to take off this year as tax cuts and the installation of charging points spur consumer demand.… More

India’s electric vehicles push likely to benefit Chinese…

Reuters India also plans to impose higher taxes on hybrid vehicles compared with electric, under a new unified tax regime set to come into effect from July 1, upsetting car makers like Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Motor. The prospect of India aggressively …… More

Reuters India also plans to impose higher taxes on hybrid vehicles compared with electric, under a new unified tax regime set to come into effect from July 1, upsetting car makers like Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Motor. The prospect of India aggressively …… More

The Real Reason Tesla Needs to Get Its Model 3 On the Road…

Barron’s Tesla has extra incentive to get its Model 3 cars out as soon as possible, one analyst says. The quicker it puts these mass-market cars on the road, the quicker it can seriously begin logging the requisite miles it needs to prove whether its autonomous …… More

Barron’s Tesla has extra incentive to get its Model 3 cars out as soon as possible, one analyst says. The quicker it puts these mass-market cars on the road, the quicker it can seriously begin logging the requisite miles it needs to prove whether its autonomous …… More

[model 3] Tesla Employees Prepped For Model 3 Launch With Model S Comparisons

But is Tesla really prepared to deal with mass market customers rather than luxury car buyers who are early adopters and thus more forgiving of its shortcomings? One analyst’s experience suggests it might not be.

Comparing Tesla Model 3 to Model S

Model 3 Owners Club founder Trevor shared what he says is an internal document given to Tesla employees so that they have some More

But is Tesla really prepared to deal with mass market customers rather than luxury car buyers who are early adopters and thus more forgiving of its shortcomings? One analyst’s experience suggests it might not be.

Comparing Tesla Model 3 to Model S

Model 3 Owners Club founder Trevor shared what he says is an internal document given to Tesla employees so that they have some More

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[model 3] Tesla Model 3 Will Offer Less Than 100 Configurations, Compared to 1,500 for the Model S – The Drive

In addition to being substantially cheaper, the Tesla Model 3 will be less complicated to configure than the Model S. Tesla’s $35,000 electric car will be available in less than 100 possible configurations, compared to more than 1,500 for the Model S, according to a comparison chart created by the automaker and published on the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club forum .

Tesla CEO Elon More

In addition to being substantially cheaper, the Tesla Model 3 will be less complicated to configure than the Model S. Tesla’s $35,000 electric car will be available in less than 100 possible configurations, compared to more than 1,500 for the Model S, according to a comparison chart created by the automaker and published on the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club forum .

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Tesla retroactively extends free unlimited Supercharging to…

Electrek In a surprising move, Tesla is now extending free Supercharging to all current vehicles. In other words, all current Tesla owners up to today have access to free …… More

Electrek In a surprising move, Tesla is now extending free Supercharging to all current vehicles. In other words, all current Tesla owners up to today have access to free …… More

Toyota CEO on Tesla: ‘what they are producing is something…

Electrek Late last year, Toyota finally took a significant step toward making electric vehicles after years of being stuck in fuel cell development. They set up a new division …… More

Electrek Late last year, Toyota finally took a significant step toward making electric vehicles after years of being stuck in fuel cell development. They set up a new division …… More

Nissan starts teasing the next generation Leaf – releases…

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Electrek Along with the Tesla Model 3, Nissan’s next generation Leaf is one of the most anticipated new vehicles of the year. Today, they started a new campaign to …… More

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Electrek Along with the Tesla Model 3, Nissan’s next generation Leaf is one of the most anticipated new vehicles of the year. Today, they started a new campaign to …… More

Ford’s first all-electric vehicle will have ‘over 300 miles…

Electrek There’s no doubt that Ford is late to market when it comes to long-range electric vehicles. Its biggest competitor, GM, already has the Chevy Bolt EV, but where Ford could differentiate itself is with a high-volume electric car – something the Bolt EV …… More

Electrek There’s no doubt that Ford is late to market when it comes to long-range electric vehicles. Its biggest competitor, GM, already has the Chevy Bolt EV, but where Ford could differentiate itself is with a high-volume electric car – something the Bolt EV …… More

Chief Motor Engineer At Tesla Shares Innovative Insight In…

InsideEVs Battery technology gets the most media attention, but the company also has a world-class team dedicated to developing better traction motors. Among that team is Konstantinos Laskaris, Tesla’s Chief Motor Design Engineer, who is responsible for the …… More

InsideEVs Battery technology gets the most media attention, but the company also has a world-class team dedicated to developing better traction motors. Among that team is Konstantinos Laskaris, Tesla’s Chief Motor Design Engineer, who is responsible for the …… More

[auropilot] Here’s what Tesla’s Autopilot 2.0 can see with its 8…

Electrek With the second generation Autopilot, Tesla is betting on computer vision and basing the system on cameras. It has 8 cameras all around the Model S and Model X. 3 of them are front-facing, one narrow forward camera with a range of 250m, another …… More

Electrek With the second generation Autopilot, Tesla is betting on computer vision and basing the system on cameras. It has 8 cameras all around the Model S and Model X. 3 of them are front-facing, one narrow forward camera with a range of 250m, another …… More

23–50% of Electric Car Drivers Plan to Get Tesla Model 3 Next (CleanTechnica Report) | CleanTechnica

Below is another segment of CleanTechnica‘s new, 93-page electric car & driver report . In case you missed previous intros, for the report, we surveyed over 2,000 electric car drivers living in 28 countries (49 of 50 US states, 26 European countries, and 9 Canadian provinces). We wanted to find out what early electric car adopters require and desire from their next electric cars More

Below is another segment of CleanTechnica‘s new, 93-page electric car & driver report . In case you missed previous intros, for the report, we surveyed over 2,000 electric car drivers living in 28 countries (49 of 50 US states, 26 European countries, and 9 Canadian provinces). We wanted to find out what early electric car adopters require and desire from their next electric cars More

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New Chinese Electric Car Factory Will Be Able To Produce 200,000 Cars/Year

GAC Group, which is shorthand for Guangzhou Automobile Group, has started building a new manufacturing facility on a 2 square mile campus located in China’s southern Guangdong province. The factory will be dedicated to electric car production and autonomous vehicles. It is expected to cost nearly $700 million and will have a capacity of 200,000 cars a year once completed by the end of next year. More

GAC Group, which is shorthand for Guangzhou Automobile Group, has started building a new manufacturing facility on a 2 square mile campus located in China’s southern Guangdong province. The factory will be dedicated to electric car production and autonomous vehicles. It is expected to cost nearly $700 million and will have a capacity of 200,000 cars a year once completed by the end of next year. More

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Live From The Field

So you will have power constantly, even when the grid fails you.

“Electric cars originally didn’t look good, they had low range, they didn’t have good performance, they were like a golf cart, so people had a real hard time buying electric cars”, Musk said in a company video. “Why would you get anything else?”

Here’s what investors need to know.

But in its blog po More

So you will have power constantly, even when the grid fails you.

“Electric cars originally didn’t look good, they had low range, they didn’t have good performance, they were like a golf cart, so people had a real hard time buying electric cars”, Musk said in a company video. “Why would you get anything else?”

Here’s what investors need to know.

But in its blog po More

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Tesla Soars 4% Tuesday on Model Y News, Autopilot Update – GuruFocus.com

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA ) stock soared over 4% on Tuesday as news broke that the company will introduce its Model Y SUV by 2020. The highly anticipated SUV was first mentioned in July 2016 by CEO Elon Musk when he announced plans to bring a compact SUV to the market.

The vehicle will add to the company’s pipeline, which will have its first mass-market vehicle, the Mode More

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA ) stock soared over 4% on Tuesday as news broke that the company will introduce its Model Y SUV by 2020. The highly anticipated SUV was first mentioned in July 2016 by CEO Elon Musk when he announced plans to bring a compact SUV to the market.

The vehicle will add to the company’s pipeline, which will have its first mass-market vehicle, the Mode More

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China’s GAC announces giant $6.5 billion electric vehicle industrial park

We have been talking a lot about China at Electrek over the past few months, but that’s because it has quickly become the largest electric vehicle market in the world and it’s likely to keep growing with the government’s mandate.

Now one of the country’s biggest automakers, GAC Motor, announced that they started construction at a giant $6.5 billion industrial park to develop and pro More

We have been talking a lot about China at Electrek over the past few months, but that’s because it has quickly become the largest electric vehicle market in the world and it’s likely to keep growing with the government’s mandate.

Now one of the country’s biggest automakers, GAC Motor, announced that they started construction at a giant $6.5 billion industrial park to develop and pro More

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ChargePoint to deploy 200 of its ‘up to 400 kW’ electric vehicle charging stations in the UK | Electrek

We were excitted when ChargePoint unveiled its latest charging station technology earlier this year . It’s a modular system called Express Plus and it can enable a record-breaking charge rate of up to 400 kW.

The only problem is that ChargePoint doesn’t operate its own charging stations. Therefore, in order for those to get deployed, other companies need to buy them and operate More

We were excitted when ChargePoint unveiled its latest charging station technology earlier this year . It’s a modular system called Express Plus and it can enable a record-breaking charge rate of up to 400 kW.

The only problem is that ChargePoint doesn’t operate its own charging stations. Therefore, in order for those to get deployed, other companies need to buy them and operate More

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India’s green car plan prioritises electric vehicles over hybrids | Zawya MENA Edition

NEW DELHI, May 7 (Reuters) – India’s most influential government think-tank has recommended lowering taxes and interest rates for loans on electric vehicles, while capping sales of conventional cars, signalling a dramatic shift in policy in one of the world’s fastest growing auto markets.

A draft of the 90-page blueprint, seen by Reuters, also suggests the government opens More

NEW DELHI, May 7 (Reuters) – India’s most influential government think-tank has recommended lowering taxes and interest rates for loans on electric vehicles, while capping sales of conventional cars, signalling a dramatic shift in policy in one of the world’s fastest growing auto markets.

A draft of the 90-page blueprint, seen by Reuters, also suggests the government opens More

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Electric Car Sales Are Suddenly Taking Off in Europe, Thanks To Renault

Europe has been somewhat slow to jump on the EV bandwagon, but that appears to be somewhat changing as Bloomberg reports sales of electric vehicles rose nearly 38 percent in the first quarter of the year. That’s versus 2.9 percent for all last year.
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Europe has been somewhat slow to jump on the EV bandwagon, but that appears to be somewhat changing as Bloomberg reports sales of electric vehicles rose nearly 38 percent in the first quarter of the year. That’s versus 2.9 percent for all last year.
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China eyes 1m electric, hybrid cars in 2018

The emission restrictions in Europe and the US may have influenced the auto industry to seek alternative powertrains including electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles but in fact, it is China that has the greatest impact in pushing the industry toward the use of cleaner energy.
Last year, Beijing proposed a law to put a cap on carbon emission that requires automakers to allocate 8 percent of th More

The emission restrictions in Europe and the US may have influenced the auto industry to seek alternative powertrains including electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles but in fact, it is China that has the greatest impact in pushing the industry toward the use of cleaner energy.
Last year, Beijing proposed a law to put a cap on carbon emission that requires automakers to allocate 8 percent of th More

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Volkswagen plans to ‘leapfrog’ Tesla in electric car race

The Volkswagen car brand said it is confident it will “leapfrog” the competition and become a leader in electric cars by 2025 as it redirects its attention to battery-powered vehicles and emerges from the 2015 diesel emissions scandal.
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The Volkswagen car brand said it is confident it will “leapfrog” the competition and become a leader in electric cars by 2025 as it redirects its attention to battery-powered vehicles and emerges from the 2015 diesel emissions scandal.
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10 electric vehicle benefits you might not know about…but…

Electrek We all know the direct benefits of owning an electric vehicle – cleaner, cheaper, smoother travel, getting to drive in carpool lanes, tax rebates, not being a douchebag to the environment, etc.… More

Electrek We all know the direct benefits of owning an electric vehicle – cleaner, cheaper, smoother travel, getting to drive in carpool lanes, tax rebates, not being a douchebag to the environment, etc.… More

Volkswagen Says It Wants to Overtake Tesla and Become the…

Fortune Diess said that Volkswagen will be able to use “leapfrogging cost advantages” to profitably sell electric cars at the same price as diesel models go for today.… More

Fortune Diess said that Volkswagen will be able to use “leapfrogging cost advantages” to profitably sell electric cars at the same price as diesel models go for today.… More

Tesla’s Musk Brags on Model 3, Gives More Details on Model…

Car and Driver (blog) It’s part of Musk’s messaging to frame the Model 3 as the lesser, more affordable Tesla, not a successor to the Model S; but it’s almost surely also a taunt to traditional automakers, delivered from someone who has become an American corporate antihero.… More

Car and Driver (blog) It’s part of Musk’s messaging to frame the Model 3 as the lesser, more affordable Tesla, not a successor to the Model S; but it’s almost surely also a taunt to traditional automakers, delivered from someone who has become an American corporate antihero.… More

Nissan is working on a new 340range electric…

Nissan basically put the electric car on the map when it introduced the Nissan Leaf, but in the last few years the Leaf has been overshadowed by the arrival of newer electric cars, like the Tesla Model S and most recently, the Chevy Bolt. The good news is that Nissan is close to releasing an all-new Nissan Leaf, which will be followed by another electric car with a driving range of around 340 mile More

Nissan basically put the electric car on the map when it introduced the Nissan Leaf, but in the last few years the Leaf has been overshadowed by the arrival of newer electric cars, like the Tesla Model S and most recently, the Chevy Bolt. The good news is that Nissan is close to releasing an all-new Nissan Leaf, which will be followed by another electric car with a driving range of around 340 mile More

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