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Tesla registers 5000 new Model 3 VINs after production…

Electrek Tesla managed to maintain a Model 3 production rate of about 2,000 units for 3 weeks before shutting down production last week to make some upgrades that they hope will result in increasing the rate. Now, the automaker is registering 5,000 new Model 3 …… More

Electrek Tesla managed to maintain a Model 3 production rate of about 2,000 units for 3 weeks before shutting down production last week to make some upgrades that they hope will result in increasing the rate. Now, the automaker is registering 5,000 new Model 3 …… More

Model S is the most popular luxury model

In July of 2017, I put together a comparison of Tesla Model S sales and other large luxury car sales in the USA. An update has long been due.

The story was very much the same in the first part of 2018 as it was in the first part of 2017. The Tesla Model S sat comfortably at #1 in this category.

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In July of 2017, I put together a comparison of Tesla Model S sales and other large luxury car sales in the USA. An update has long been due.

The story was very much the same in the first part of 2018 as it was in the first part of 2017. The Tesla Model S sat comfortably at #1 in this category.

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China Electric Car Sales (March 2018) CleanTechnica -…

CleanTechnica After the usual off-season (January and February), March came and electric car sales surged to 59,000 units in China, up 85% year over year (YoY). Quarter 1 2018 sales doubled compared to the same period last year, to over 122,000 units. Consequently …… More

CleanTechnica After the usual off-season (January and February), March came and electric car sales surged to 59,000 units in China, up 85% year over year (YoY). Quarter 1 2018 sales doubled compared to the same period last year, to over 122,000 units. Consequently …… More

Despite all the bad news from the past 10 months, the Tesla Model 3 is poised to be a huge success.

Despite all the bad news from the past 10 months, the Tesla Model 3 is poised to be a huge success.

The car is a classic example of missing the forest for the trees. Yes, the Model 3’s rollout has been an epic fail, and Tesla CEOElon Musk looks sort of deluded in his production targets (20,000 vehicles by the end of 2017, versus a reality of barely 2,000).

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Despite all the bad news from the past 10 months, the Tesla Model 3 is poised to be a huge success.

The car is a classic example of missing the forest for the trees. Yes, the Model 3’s rollout has been an epic fail, and Tesla CEOElon Musk looks sort of deluded in his production targets (20,000 vehicles by the end of 2017, versus a reality of barely 2,000).

But now we have one More

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Waymo vs Tesla on autonomous driving

There’s a race happening right now that stretches from Silicon Valley to Detroit and back: who can make a self-driving car that behaves better than a human driver? It’s a far harder task than it sounded even a few years ago because human drivers know a lot — not just about their cars but about how people behave on the road when they’re behind the wheel. To reach that same kind of understan More

There’s a race happening right now that stretches from Silicon Valley to Detroit and back: who can make a self-driving car that behaves better than a human driver? It’s a far harder task than it sounded even a few years ago because human drivers know a lot — not just about their cars but about how people behave on the road when they’re behind the wheel. To reach that same kind of understan More

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Tesla collects videos to speed self-driving-car development

Automakers are currently in a race to bring self-driving vehicles to market and data is expected to be a big part of what will eventually enable a fully self-driving system that is safer than humans.

While many companies developing the technology are limited to test fleets to collect data, Tesla has the advantage of having a large fleet of vehicles equipped with many sensors in the hands of More

Automakers are currently in a race to bring self-driving vehicles to market and data is expected to be a big part of what will eventually enable a fully self-driving system that is safer than humans.

While many companies developing the technology are limited to test fleets to collect data, Tesla has the advantage of having a large fleet of vehicles equipped with many sensors in the hands of More

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Elon Musk reportedly tells Tesla employees that they should…

Business Insider Jalopnik got its hands on a letter from Elon Musk to his employees at Tesla Motors, in which he lays out a plan to get production of its Model 3 electric car back on track by embracing a 24/7 shift schedule, while also urging workers to keep pushing towards …… More

Business Insider Jalopnik got its hands on a letter from Elon Musk to his employees at Tesla Motors, in which he lays out a plan to get production of its Model 3 electric car back on track by embracing a 24/7 shift schedule, while also urging workers to keep pushing towards …… More

Tesla could now own 100% of an electric car factory in…

Electrek A week after Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a reversal of his administration’s position regarding the steep tariff for foreign automakers in China, the Chinese government officially started phasing out the restriction on foreign automakers’ ownership of …… More

Electrek A week after Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a reversal of his administration’s position regarding the steep tariff for foreign automakers in China, the Chinese government officially started phasing out the restriction on foreign automakers’ ownership of …… More

India’s electric vehicle sector is finally sorting out the…

Quartz India’s fledgling electronic vehicle (EV) sector may just have received a shot in the arm from both the government and the private sector. The Narendra Modi government, on April 13, tweaked the licensing policy for EV charging stations, clearing out a major …… More

Quartz India’s fledgling electronic vehicle (EV) sector may just have received a shot in the arm from both the government and the private sector. The Narendra Modi government, on April 13, tweaked the licensing policy for EV charging stations, clearing out a major …… More

Tesla to make Model 3s around the clock and hire hundreds to reach goals, email says – MarketWatch

Tesla Inc. is aiming at a “steady” production run-rate of 6,000 Model 3 sedans a week by the end of the year, and will run its California assembly plant around the clock and hire hundreds of new employees to achieve the goal, according to an email reported to be from Chief Executive Elon Musk.
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Tesla Inc. is aiming at a “steady” production run-rate of 6,000 Model 3 sedans a week by the end of the year, and will run its California assembly plant around the clock and hire hundreds of new employees to achieve the goal, according to an email reported to be from Chief Executive Elon Musk.
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Tesla aiming to build 6,000 Model 3 cars per week by end-June: report

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is aiming to ramp up production to 6,000 Model 3 cars per week by the end of June to reach its weekly goal of 5,000 and allow for a margin of error, automotive news website Electrek reported on Tuesday, citing a letter to employees from Chief Executive Elon Musk.

Underscoring Tesla’s need to roll out cars quickly to customers and coll More

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is aiming to ramp up production to 6,000 Model 3 cars per week by the end of June to reach its weekly goal of 5,000 and allow for a margin of error, automotive news website Electrek reported on Tuesday, citing a letter to employees from Chief Executive Elon Musk.

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What Tesla Gets From China Ending Foreign Car Maker Restrictions – Bloomberg

As my colleague Chris Bryant wrote here, electric-vehicle makers such as Tesla will be free to set up shop on their own in China this year, far sooner than producers of traditional passenger vehicles, which must wait until 2022.
Lengthy talks with Chinese officials to set up a factory there have stalled because Tesla reportedly wants full ownership rather than the typical joint-venture struc More

As my colleague Chris Bryant wrote here, electric-vehicle makers such as Tesla will be free to set up shop on their own in China this year, far sooner than producers of traditional passenger vehicles, which must wait until 2022.
Lengthy talks with Chinese officials to set up a factory there have stalled because Tesla reportedly wants full ownership rather than the typical joint-venture struc More

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Tesla pauses model 3 production for 5 days

Tesla is temporarily stopping production of its Model 3 electric car, amid a long waiting list and several missed targets. The company, however, says the shutdown is intended to resolve some of the problems that have contributed to the numerous delays in getting the cars to hundreds of thousands of reservation holders.

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Tesla is temporarily stopping production of its Model 3 electric car, amid a long waiting list and several missed targets. The company, however, says the shutdown is intended to resolve some of the problems that have contributed to the numerous delays in getting the cars to hundreds of thousands of reservation holders.

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Tesla Model 3 production nearing 3000 per week, according…

Teslarati Tesla’s Model 3 production ramp appears to be nearing 3,000 vehicles per week, with recent updates from Bloomberg’s online tracker and CBS’s interview with CEO Elon Musk seemingly suggesting that the company is on its way to achieving another …… More

Teslarati Tesla’s Model 3 production ramp appears to be nearing 3,000 vehicles per week, with recent updates from Bloomberg’s online tracker and CBS’s interview with CEO Elon Musk seemingly suggesting that the company is on its way to achieving another …… More

Nissan upcoming SUV EV to be game changer

Nissan’s upcoming electric crossover, referred to as simply the LEAF SUV for now, will take electric cars into the mainstream.
That’s according to Nissan’s European design boss Mamoru Aoki.

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Nissan’s upcoming electric crossover, referred to as simply the LEAF SUV for now, will take electric cars into the mainstream.
That’s according to Nissan’s European design boss Mamoru Aoki.

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Nissan to produce 8 new pure electric vehicles by 2022.

In Japan, Nissan just laid out its future electrified plans, which include the development and launch of at least 8 new pure electric vehicles by 2022.
The automaker says that it’s building on the raging success of its LEAF, the world’s #1 selling electric car.

RELATED – WATCH RANGE TEST – NEW NISSAN LEAF VERSUS HYUNDAI IONIQ
Unlike most other automakers, electrified her More

In Japan, Nissan just laid out its future electrified plans, which include the development and launch of at least 8 new pure electric vehicles by 2022.
The automaker says that it’s building on the raging success of its LEAF, the world’s #1 selling electric car.

RELATED – WATCH RANGE TEST – NEW NISSAN LEAF VERSUS HYUNDAI IONIQ
Unlike most other automakers, electrified her More

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2019 Nissan Leaf yo have 225 miles range

Sources, including some of our own, had previously let it be known that the upcoming 60-kWh Nissan LEAF would return 225-plus miles of EPA range, but it wasn’t until just recently that we’ve been able to let loose the intel directly from Nissan.

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Sources, including some of our own, had previously let it be known that the upcoming 60-kWh Nissan LEAF would return 225-plus miles of EPA range, but it wasn’t until just recently that we’ve been able to let loose the intel directly from Nissan.

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3rd hyperloop this test track in France

We haven’t heard much from Hyperloop Transportation Technologies since last year, when the California-based company released a handful of images and a video to prove that it is building what it says is the world’s first full-scale, passenger-ready hyperloop. Today, the company has broken its silence with the announcement that it’s begun construction of a kilometer-long test track near its R& More

We haven’t heard much from Hyperloop Transportation Technologies since last year, when the California-based company released a handful of images and a video to prove that it is building what it says is the world’s first full-scale, passenger-ready hyperloop. Today, the company has broken its silence with the announcement that it’s begun construction of a kilometer-long test track near its R& More

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CBS News: Stressed but "optimistic," Tesla CEO offers rare look inside Model 3 factory

Stressed but “optimistic,” Tesla CEO offers rare look inside Model 3 factory
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk takes Gayle King inside the Model 3 production line and explains why its production delays have been worse than expected Read the full story

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Stressed but “optimistic,” Tesla CEO offers rare look inside Model 3 factory
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk takes Gayle King inside the Model 3 production line and explains why its production delays have been worse than expected Read the full story

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Luminar produces low cost Lidar for autonomous driving

Self-driving cars won’t change society if the sensors that allow them to “see” their environment remain too expensive to produce at scale. Until recently, the only company that made reliable LIDAR, the laser sensor that sends millions of laser points out per second and measures how long they take to bounce back, was Velodyne. But that’s changing. Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet, m More

Self-driving cars won’t change society if the sensors that allow them to “see” their environment remain too expensive to produce at scale. Until recently, the only company that made reliable LIDAR, the laser sensor that sends millions of laser points out per second and measures how long they take to bounce back, was Velodyne. But that’s changing. Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet, m More

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The first full-scale hyperloop system is being built – and…

BusinessTech The first full-scale build of hyperloop technology – the futuristic mode of transportation cohesively conceptualised by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk – is being built in France. One of the companies racing to be the first to get a viable system up and running, …… More

BusinessTech The first full-scale build of hyperloop technology – the futuristic mode of transportation cohesively conceptualised by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk – is being built in France. One of the companies racing to be the first to get a viable system up and running, …… More

You can now charge your electric vehicle as you drive in Sweden,

You can now charge your electric vehicle as you drive in Sweden, but only for about 2km (1.2 miles). That’s the length of a road outside Stockholm that’s been embedded with electrified rail, which is the first length in a government-planned nationwide rollout of EV-recharging streets. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to juice up a stock electric car on these roads: Vehicles need More

You can now charge your electric vehicle as you drive in Sweden, but only for about 2km (1.2 miles). That’s the length of a road outside Stockholm that’s been embedded with electrified rail, which is the first length in a government-planned nationwide rollout of EV-recharging streets. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to juice up a stock electric car on these roads: Vehicles need More

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CEO Elon Musk says Tesla will be profitable in Q3, doesn’t need to raise additional cash – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Tesla will be profitable and cash-flow positive in the third and fourth quarters, CEO Elon Musk said in an early morning tweet on Friday, rebuffing reports that the Palo Alto-based electric car maker will need to raise upwards of $2.5 billion this year to deliver on its promises.

Tesla shares jumped more than 3 percent ahead of the opening bell on Musk’s comment, which was in response More

Tesla will be profitable and cash-flow positive in the third and fourth quarters, CEO Elon Musk said in an early morning tweet on Friday, rebuffing reports that the Palo Alto-based electric car maker will need to raise upwards of $2.5 billion this year to deliver on its promises.

Tesla shares jumped more than 3 percent ahead of the opening bell on Musk’s comment, which was in response More

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Tesla founder, Chinese company launch SF Motors electric…

Green Car Reports In the beginning, there was Tesla, although it wasn’t started by current CEO Elon Musk. While Musk has now become synonymous with the electric-car brand, Tesla was actually founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who had previously founded …… More

Green Car Reports In the beginning, there was Tesla, although it wasn’t started by current CEO Elon Musk. While Musk has now become synonymous with the electric-car brand, Tesla was actually founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who had previously founded …… More

What does the EPA’s announcement on fuel efficiency standards mean for EVs? – Plug In AmericaPlug In America

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency took a huge step backwards by weakening fuel efficiency standards. What does this mean for the electric car market?
First, this announcement will set off a new round of collecting evidence, comments, and hearings through a public stakeholder process, which will take some time and cause uncertainty for automakers and consumers.
As this long More

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency took a huge step backwards by weakening fuel efficiency standards. What does this mean for the electric car market?
First, this announcement will set off a new round of collecting evidence, comments, and hearings through a public stakeholder process, which will take some time and cause uncertainty for automakers and consumers.
As this long More

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PlugStar is making EV shopping easier – Plug In AmericaPlug In America

Buying your first EV can be a daunting experience. Will an EV even work for me? Which car is best for my needs? How will I charge it? How much will the electricity cost? And what incentives will I get? Often, shoppers will take these questions to the car dealer, who isn’t always prepared to answer those questions.
Plug In America is helping to ease these concerns through our new PlugStar E More

Buying your first EV can be a daunting experience. Will an EV even work for me? Which car is best for my needs? How will I charge it? How much will the electricity cost? And what incentives will I get? Often, shoppers will take these questions to the car dealer, who isn’t always prepared to answer those questions.
Plug In America is helping to ease these concerns through our new PlugStar E More

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Bloomberg Estimates Model 3 Production at Nearly 2,400 Units per Week

Bloomberg’s Model 3 production tracker, which attempts to measure the progress Tesla(NASDAQ: TSLA) is making on production ramp-up by using Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs), has received lots of attention in the media. Though it’s not perfect, it’s a good tool for keeping an eye on the trajectory of the electric-car maker’s Model 3 production, as Tesla aims to go from More

Bloomberg’s Model 3 production tracker, which attempts to measure the progress Tesla(NASDAQ: TSLA) is making on production ramp-up by using Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs), has received lots of attention in the media. Though it’s not perfect, it’s a good tool for keeping an eye on the trajectory of the electric-car maker’s Model 3 production, as Tesla aims to go from More

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The sale of electric cars more than doubles in first…

DutchNews.nl The sale of battery-powered electric cars increased by 136% to 3,945 in the first three months of 2018, motoring organisation RAI Vereniging reported on Monday. The market for electric cars, so far, is miniscule, but the Netherlands is the world’s fifth-largest …… More

DutchNews.nl The sale of battery-powered electric cars increased by 136% to 3,945 in the first three months of 2018, motoring organisation RAI Vereniging reported on Monday. The market for electric cars, so far, is miniscule, but the Netherlands is the world’s fifth-largest …… More

Tesla’s Quarterly Model 3 Deliveries Surge Past GM’s Bolt in the U.S.

Well that didn’t take long. During Q1, Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) Model 3 deliveries surged past General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) all-electric Bolt in the U.S., highlighting Tesla’s far more ambitious plans for its most affordable electric vehicle yet.

Sure, Tesla’s production ramp up for its Model 3 is running behind schedule. But it still only took about nine months fo More

Well that didn’t take long. During Q1, Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) Model 3 deliveries surged past General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) all-electric Bolt in the U.S., highlighting Tesla’s far more ambitious plans for its most affordable electric vehicle yet.

Sure, Tesla’s production ramp up for its Model 3 is running behind schedule. But it still only took about nine months fo More

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【general news] 4 Bold Predictions for Solar Energy

The solar industry can be a fast-moving place for companies and investors. But it’s a long-term, multitrillion-dollar opportunity, and any company that can build a lasting business could be a huge winner for investors.

As the industry evolves, companies who take the right strategy will be set up to succeed while those who take the wrong one may be doomed to failure. Here are a few tr More

The solar industry can be a fast-moving place for companies and investors. But it’s a long-term, multitrillion-dollar opportunity, and any company that can build a lasting business could be a huge winner for investors.

As the industry evolves, companies who take the right strategy will be set up to succeed while those who take the wrong one may be doomed to failure. Here are a few tr More

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