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At Los Angeles Auto Show, Tesla Looms Large – Cheddar

At Los Angeles Auto Show, Tesla Looms Large
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 By Carlo Versano At this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, one of the first booths visitors will see when they enter belongs to Tesla, which is set up right near the entrance to the South Hall of the L.A. Convention Center. But as Cheddar took in the show during Wednesday’s media preview, Tesla More

At Los Angeles Auto Show, Tesla Looms Large
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 By Carlo Versano At this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, one of the first booths visitors will see when they enter belongs to Tesla, which is set up right near the entrance to the South Hall of the L.A. Convention Center. But as Cheddar took in the show during Wednesday’s media preview, Tesla More

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UPDATE: Kia Niro EV Gets Official EPA Range Rating + U.S. On-Sale Date

Most notably, the 64-kWh battery in the Niro EV provides the electric crossover with a range of 239 miles EPA. That’s actually quite a bit lower than expected and we’re not entirely sure why. For comparative purposes, the Hyundai Kona Electric, with the same battery pack, has an EPA rating of 258 miles.

Yes, the Niro EV is larger, but not so much so that it should lose ~20 miles of rang More

Most notably, the 64-kWh battery in the Niro EV provides the electric crossover with a range of 239 miles EPA. That’s actually quite a bit lower than expected and we’re not entirely sure why. For comparative purposes, the Hyundai Kona Electric, with the same battery pack, has an EPA rating of 258 miles.

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First ride in BYTON’s M-Byte all-electric SUV with insanely large screen

BYTON, a China-based EV startup, started giving test rides in its M-Byte all-electric crossover prototype ahead of its launch next year.

We took a quick ride around downtown Los Angeles which you can watch in full below.

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BYTON, a China-based EV startup, started giving test rides in its M-Byte all-electric crossover prototype ahead of its launch next year.

We took a quick ride around downtown Los Angeles which you can watch in full below.

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Electric SUV from Robins, more than 400 miles range

Following the launch of their R1T all-electric pickup truck last night, EV startup Rivian is following up today with an all-electric SUV built on the same platform.

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Following the launch of their R1T all-electric pickup truck last night, EV startup Rivian is following up today with an all-electric SUV built on the same platform.

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Audi is starting to test its ‘all-electric flying and self-driving car’

The concept was first unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva Auto Show.

They now have a more refined working prototype, but it’s still a 1:4 scale model – though it is flying and driving at Amsterdam Drone Week.

It consists of an electric vehicle platform able to accommodate a passenger pod. The platform can drive on the road and park itself under a drone frame, which then rece More

The concept was first unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva Auto Show.

They now have a more refined working prototype, but it’s still a 1:4 scale model – though it is flying and driving at Amsterdam Drone Week.

It consists of an electric vehicle platform able to accommodate a passenger pod. The platform can drive on the road and park itself under a drone frame, which then rece More

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From Tesla to SpaceX: Elon Musk’s business empire – Fox Business

To say that billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is a busy man would be a huge understatement. While the 47-year-old makes headlines for running big companies such as Teslaand SpaceX, he actually has a slew of other companies under his belt. From making hats to creating flamethrowers to building implantable brain-computer interfaces, Musk leaves no stone unturned when it comes to innovation.

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To say that billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is a busy man would be a huge understatement. While the 47-year-old makes headlines for running big companies such as Teslaand SpaceX, he actually has a slew of other companies under his belt. From making hats to creating flamethrowers to building implantable brain-computer interfaces, Musk leaves no stone unturned when it comes to innovation.

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Tesla almost dies earlier this year

Tesla almost died earlier this year, CEO Elon Musk said Sunday night in an interview with Axios that aired on HBO.
Musk said the company was “bleeding money like crazy” as it worked through the Model 3 production ramp in the spring and summer. He said the company “came within single-digit” weeks of death before it was able to meet its Model 3 production goals.
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Tesla almost died earlier this year, CEO Elon Musk said Sunday night in an interview with Axios that aired on HBO.
Musk said the company was “bleeding money like crazy” as it worked through the Model 3 production ramp in the spring and summer. He said the company “came within single-digit” weeks of death before it was able to meet its Model 3 production goals.
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Electric plane without moving parts

In order to maintain powered flight without any moving parts, the experimental aircraft uses an ion drive engine.

Ion drive engines operate under the principles of electroaerodynamics. Essentially, they use electricity to accelerate charged particles instead of using a propeller or jet engine to accelerate air. This is sometimes referred to as ionic wind.

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In order to maintain powered flight without any moving parts, the experimental aircraft uses an ion drive engine.

Ion drive engines operate under the principles of electroaerodynamics. Essentially, they use electricity to accelerate charged particles instead of using a propeller or jet engine to accelerate air. This is sometimes referred to as ionic wind.

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Honda launches new all-electric Everus VE-1 for ~$25,000 in China

For the price, it features a decent electric powertrain with a 53.6 kWh battery pack and a 120 kW electric motor that can deliver a range of 340 km (211 miles of range). However, that’s apparently based on the NEDC standard and buyers should expect a significantly lower real-world range.

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For the price, it features a decent electric powertrain with a 53.6 kWh battery pack and a 120 kW electric motor that can deliver a range of 340 km (211 miles of range). However, that’s apparently based on the NEDC standard and buyers should expect a significantly lower real-world range.

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British Columbia to allow only zero-emission cars by 2040

All new cars and trucks sold in B.C. in the year 2040 will have to be zero-emission vehicles, the premier promised Tuesday.

John Horgan said the government is planning to introduce legislation in the spring to gradually phase in targets for the sale of electric cars and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and will take steps to make those vehicles cheaper.

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All new cars and trucks sold in B.C. in the year 2040 will have to be zero-emission vehicles, the premier promised Tuesday.

John Horgan said the government is planning to introduce legislation in the spring to gradually phase in targets for the sale of electric cars and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and will take steps to make those vehicles cheaper.

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Tesla is turning to partners to help with a growing used-car business – CNBC

Tesla is turning to partners to help with a growing used-car business
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With a higher than ever volume of its electric cars coming back off lease, Tesla is sending some cars to outside firms for inspections and reconditioning. Read the full story

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Tesla is turning to partners to help with a growing used-car business
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With a higher than ever volume of its electric cars coming back off lease, Tesla is sending some cars to outside firms for inspections and reconditioning. Read the full story

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Elon Musk would like Tesla to work with Mercedes-Benz on an electric Sprinter van

It wouldn’t be without precedent since Daimler and Tesla have collaborated on electric vehicles in the past.

Tesla supplied the electric powertrains for the first generation electric Smart cars and electric Mercedes-Benz B-Class.

But that was when Daimler was actually a Tesla shareholder.

Back in 2009, Daimler invested $50 million for roughly 9% of Tesla’s stock.

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It wouldn’t be without precedent since Daimler and Tesla have collaborated on electric vehicles in the past.

Tesla supplied the electric powertrains for the first generation electric Smart cars and electric Mercedes-Benz B-Class.

But that was when Daimler was actually a Tesla shareholder.

Back in 2009, Daimler invested $50 million for roughly 9% of Tesla’s stock.

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Albertsons ordered Tesla semi

As part of its sustainability report released earlier this month, Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, announced that they ordered 10 all-electric Tesla Semi trucks to be used in its Southern California fleet.

Tom Nartker, Albertsons’ VP of Transportation, commented on the announcement in a press release:

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As part of its sustainability report released earlier this month, Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, announced that they ordered 10 all-electric Tesla Semi trucks to be used in its Southern California fleet.

Tom Nartker, Albertsons’ VP of Transportation, commented on the announcement in a press release:

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Tesla deploys another big 50 MWh Powerpack project in Australia

Riding on the success of its first giant battery project in South Australia, Tesla is getting a lot of demand for more energy storage projects in the country. The company has now deployed another big 50 MWh Powerpack project in Australia.

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Riding on the success of its first giant battery project in South Australia, Tesla is getting a lot of demand for more energy storage projects in the country. The company has now deployed another big 50 MWh Powerpack project in Australia.

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Tesla Model 3 protects owner from unsafe air even without Bioweapon Defense Mode

Amidst the ongoing threat of the California wildfires, a Tesla Model 3 owner has posted a brief demonstration of the electric sedan’s capability to maintain the air quality inside its cabin, despite the vehicle not being equipped with the Model S and X’s hospital-grade HEPA filter or a dedicated “Bioweapon Defense Mode.”

Elon Musk took to Twitter last week to offer the Model S and More

Amidst the ongoing threat of the California wildfires, a Tesla Model 3 owner has posted a brief demonstration of the electric sedan’s capability to maintain the air quality inside its cabin, despite the vehicle not being equipped with the Model S and X’s hospital-grade HEPA filter or a dedicated “Bioweapon Defense Mode.”

Elon Musk took to Twitter last week to offer the Model S and More

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Tesla Pickup Truck: Price, Release Date and Autopilot for ‘Cyberpunk’ EV

The Tesla Pickup Truck is among the company’s most exciting upcoming vehicles. While the Model Y is set to bring a sports utility vehicle to a wider audience, and the second-generation Roadster is set to redefine the supercar, CEO Elon Musk claims the Pickup Truck will offer a “cyberpunk” design that will be “awesome” and “amazing.
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The Tesla Pickup Truck is among the company’s most exciting upcoming vehicles. While the Model Y is set to bring a sports utility vehicle to a wider audience, and the second-generation Roadster is set to redefine the supercar, CEO Elon Musk claims the Pickup Truck will offer a “cyberpunk” design that will be “awesome” and “amazing.
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Tesla has opened up Model 3 orders to customers in China

Tesla is now taking orders for the Model 3 from customers in China, according to its website.

Reuters was the first to report that Tesla is taking orders in China.

Tesla won’t confirm or comment on the information published on its own China-focused website. Tesla CEO Elon Musk did say in a tweet Thursday that some deliveries to customers in China will probably begin in March, but More

Tesla is now taking orders for the Model 3 from customers in China, according to its website.

Reuters was the first to report that Tesla is taking orders in China.

Tesla won’t confirm or comment on the information published on its own China-focused website. Tesla CEO Elon Musk did say in a tweet Thursday that some deliveries to customers in China will probably begin in March, but More

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Tesla releases Model 3 software update with new climate controls, anti-theft feature, and more

Tesla also released a simple yet really efficient anti-theft feature; requiring a password to disable mobile access.

They wrote in the release notes:

“For additional security, your Tesla username and password will be required when disabling mobile access. To adjust the car’s mobile access setting, go to Controls > Safety > Allow Mobile Access.”

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Tesla also released a simple yet really efficient anti-theft feature; requiring a password to disable mobile access.

They wrote in the release notes:

“For additional security, your Tesla username and password will be required when disabling mobile access. To adjust the car’s mobile access setting, go to Controls > Safety > Allow Mobile Access.”

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Fisker failed. But now the EV pioneer is ready for an epic redo

You might think Henrik Fisker’s best days are behind him, but he’ll tell you he’s just getting started. The 55-year old designer and automotive executive from Denmark has already had a stellar career, penning such memorable luxury and sports cars as the BMW Z8, Aston Martin’s DB9 and V8 Vantage, and his own Fisker Karma.

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You might think Henrik Fisker’s best days are behind him, but he’ll tell you he’s just getting started. The 55-year old designer and automotive executive from Denmark has already had a stellar career, penning such memorable luxury and sports cars as the BMW Z8, Aston Martin’s DB9 and V8 Vantage, and his own Fisker Karma.

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50 GWh Tesla Battery ESS Launched At Solar Farm In Australia

This time 50 GWh/25 MW of batteries were installed in Victoria at an existing 60 MW Gannawarra Solar Farm.

The energy storage was installed by Tesla, ahead of schedule, and now will enable to better utilize solar generat

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This time 50 GWh/25 MW of batteries were installed in Victoria at an existing 60 MW Gannawarra Solar Farm.

The energy storage was installed by Tesla, ahead of schedule, and now will enable to better utilize solar generat

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Model 3 ready to be ordered in China

We reported earlier today, based on tweets from Elon Musk, that Tesla plans to start delivering Model 3s to customers in China in March of 2019. Or, if something delays those initial deliveries, the first Model 3 customer in China will get her/his car in April.

Now we have word from our friend Vincent in China that the Tesla Model 3 configurator has just opened for reservation holders there More

We reported earlier today, based on tweets from Elon Musk, that Tesla plans to start delivering Model 3s to customers in China in March of 2019. Or, if something delays those initial deliveries, the first Model 3 customer in China will get her/his car in April.

Now we have word from our friend Vincent in China that the Tesla Model 3 configurator has just opened for reservation holders there More

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Tesla aims to produce 7,000 Model 3’s a week by end of month: report – MarketWatch

Tesla aims to produce 7,000 Model 3’s a week by end of month: report
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Tesla Inc. is aiming to produce 7,000 Model 3 sedans a week by the end of November, according to a report by the auto blog Electrek on Thursday. According to an internal email from CEO Elon Musk to employees, which was obtained by Electrek, Musk will be walking the Model 3 assembly line Nov. 27 and More

Tesla aims to produce 7,000 Model 3’s a week by end of month: report
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Tesla Inc. is aiming to produce 7,000 Model 3 sedans a week by the end of November, according to a report by the auto blog Electrek on Thursday. According to an internal email from CEO Elon Musk to employees, which was obtained by Electrek, Musk will be walking the Model 3 assembly line Nov. 27 and More

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Tesla challenger Xpeng to roll out first electric car next month ahead of new credit system designed to promote China’s EV market – South China Morning Post

Tesla challenger Xpeng to roll out first electric car next month ahead of new credit system designed to promote China’s EV market
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Chinese start-ups are investing billions of dollars in advanced technologies to challenge Telsa and established carmakers in EV market Read the full story

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Tesla challenger Xpeng to roll out first electric car next month ahead of new credit system designed to promote China’s EV market
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[solar chsrgong] Tesla slashes prices on home solar systems to spur sales – Reuters

Tesla slashes prices on home solar systems to spur sales
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Tesla Inc has cut prices on its residential solar systems by as much as 25 percent in a bid to lift lagging sales after the company streamlined its sales and marketing organization, a company official told Reuters. Read the full story

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Tesla slashes prices on home solar systems to spur sales
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Tesla Inc has cut prices on its residential solar systems by as much as 25 percent in a bid to lift lagging sales after the company streamlined its sales and marketing organization, a company official told Reuters. Read the full story

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VW plans to produce 1,500 electric cars per day at the plant.

Earlier this year, VW announced that its Zwickau factory will be the first to go all-electric.

The German automaker plans to produce 1,500 electric cars per day at the plant.

According to the new production schedule announced today, the Emden and Hanover plants are added to the list of those to be converted to produce electric vehicles

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Earlier this year, VW announced that its Zwickau factory will be the first to go all-electric.

The German automaker plans to produce 1,500 electric cars per day at the plant.

According to the new production schedule announced today, the Emden and Hanover plants are added to the list of those to be converted to produce electric vehicles

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Next up: Tesla vs the world – CNN Business

Traditional automakers are planning big pushes into electric vehicle production, none more so than Volkswagen.

At first blush it may not seem like Tesla could lose its dominance.

It has sold nearly 500,000 cars worldwide, which accounts for about 20% of all the battery-only electric vehicles on the road today, according to an estimate from Navigant Research.

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Traditional automakers are planning big pushes into electric vehicle production, none more so than Volkswagen.

At first blush it may not seem like Tesla could lose its dominance.

It has sold nearly 500,000 cars worldwide, which accounts for about 20% of all the battery-only electric vehicles on the road today, according to an estimate from Navigant Research.

Next up: Tesla vs More

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A look inside Tesla’s Gigafactory: The key to the automakers’ success – CNBC

A look inside Tesla’s Gigafactory: The key to the automakers’ success
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The Gigafactory’s expansion since opening in July 2016 has been critical to Tesla’s growth. This year, the automaker is on track to sell 236,000 vehicles. Read the full story

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A look inside Tesla’s Gigafactory: The key to the automakers’ success
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The Gigafactory’s expansion since opening in July 2016 has been critical to Tesla’s growth. This year, the automaker is on track to sell 236,000 vehicles. Read the full story

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Tesla, GM, Nissan, and others form coalition to reform electric vehicle tax credit

Several automakers, including Tesla, GM, and Nissan, have joined forces with other players in the electric vehicle space to launch a “coalition” with the aim to “reform and recharge” the electric vehicle tax credit.
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Several automakers, including Tesla, GM, and Nissan, have joined forces with other players in the electric vehicle space to launch a “coalition” with the aim to “reform and recharge” the electric vehicle tax credit.
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Tesla adds motion-sensing Enhanced Anti-Theft system for Model S, Model X

In a bid to further increase the security of Tesla’s flagship Model S and Model X vehicles, the California-based electric carmaker has added an Enhanced Anti-Theft device that monitors movement inside a vehicle cabin, while locked, to its online store. The security enhancement is comprised of a sensor assembly and two window decals are being sold for $350. Buyers have a choice between a matching More

In a bid to further increase the security of Tesla’s flagship Model S and Model X vehicles, the California-based electric carmaker has added an Enhanced Anti-Theft device that monitors movement inside a vehicle cabin, while locked, to its online store. The security enhancement is comprised of a sensor assembly and two window decals are being sold for $350. Buyers have a choice between a matching More

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Germany announces $1 billion investment in local battery cell production to support EV growth

The German government doesn’t like to see its local automakers rely on battery cells from Asia to build electric vehicles, which is why it announced today a 1 billion euro investment to support local battery cell production.

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The German government doesn’t like to see its local automakers rely on battery cells from Asia to build electric vehicles, which is why it announced today a 1 billion euro investment to support local battery cell production.

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