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UPDATE 1-Tesla begins offering leases for Model 3 – Reuters

Tesla Inc on Thursday startedleasing out its Model 3 sedan in the United States, in afinancing option that would increase the electric car maker’scustomer base.

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Tesla Inc on Thursday startedleasing out its Model 3 sedan in the United States, in afinancing option that would increase the electric car maker’scustomer base.

UPDATE 1-Tesla begins offering leases for Model 3
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Tesla begins sales of cheapest yet Model 3 car variant in China – Reuters

Tesla begins sales of cheapest yet Model 3 car variant in China
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U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc on Friday said it has started taking orders in China for a lower-priced version of its Model 3 car, as it seeks to expand its lineup and boost sales in the world’s biggest EV market. Read the full story

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Tesla begins sales of cheapest yet Model 3 car variant in China
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U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc on Friday said it has started taking orders in China for a lower-priced version of its Model 3 car, as it seeks to expand its lineup and boost sales in the world’s biggest EV market. Read the full story

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Tesla hikes prices as it makes autopilot a standard feature on most cars – CNN Business

Tesla hikes prices as it makes autopilot a standard feature on most cars
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Tesla is hiking prices as it adds autopilot as standard on most of its cars. It’s also making it harder for customers to buy its cheapest model. Read the full story

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Tesla hikes prices as it makes autopilot a standard feature on most cars
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Tesla is hiking prices as it adds autopilot as standard on most of its cars. It’s also making it harder for customers to buy its cheapest model. Read the full story

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Volkswagen is eyeing a big stake one of China’s largest electric automakers

Volkswagen is exploring purchasing a big stake in its Chinese electric vehicle joint venture partner JAC Motor and has tapped Goldman Sachs as an adviser on the plan, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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Volkswagen is exploring purchasing a big stake in its Chinese electric vehicle joint venture partner JAC Motor and has tapped Goldman Sachs as an adviser on the plan, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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Geely launches new global all-electric brand Geometry, unveils a $31,000 ‘high-end sedan’

Geely, a Chinese automotive giant with global aim when it comes to electric vehicles, has now launched Geometry, a new global all-electric vehicle brand, and unveiled its first vehicle: Geometry A, an all-electric “high-end sedan”.

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Geely, a Chinese automotive giant with global aim when it comes to electric vehicles, has now launched Geometry, a new global all-electric vehicle brand, and unveiled its first vehicle: Geometry A, an all-electric “high-end sedan”.

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Tesla shares jump as US lawmakers begin push to expand EV tax credits – CNBC

Reuters reported, and CNBC confirmed, that the “bill dubbed the “Driving America Forward Act” would grant each automaker a $7,000 tax credit for an additional 400,000 vehicles on top of the existing 200,000 vehicles eligible for $7,500 tax credits. It would shorten the phase-out schedule to nine months.”

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Reuters reported, and CNBC confirmed, that the “bill dubbed the “Driving America Forward Act” would grant each automaker a $7,000 tax credit for an additional 400,000 vehicles on top of the existing 200,000 vehicles eligible for $7,500 tax credits. It would shorten the phase-out schedule to nine months.”

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Tesla Model 3 = 60% Of US Electric Vehicle Market | CleanTechnica

Looking at pure electric vehicle sales in the United States, there’s one clear takeaway — the Tesla Model 3 dominates.

The Tesla Model 3 has gotten tens of thousands more consumers per quarter to go electric than any previous electric model could.

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Looking at pure electric vehicle sales in the United States, there’s one clear takeaway — the Tesla Model 3 dominates.

The Tesla Model 3 has gotten tens of thousands more consumers per quarter to go electric than any previous electric model could.

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China will dominate the world’s electric cars market

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After its $261 electric bike, Xiaomi is back with new 50 mile e-bike for $375

The HIMO C20 is the latest e-bike produced by the company and falls into the ultra-budget e-bike category.

But despite being offered at a low price of around $375, the HIMO C20 electric bike packs in quite a few extra features normally found on higher priced e-bikes.

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The HIMO C20 is the latest e-bike produced by the company and falls into the ultra-budget e-bike category.

But despite being offered at a low price of around $375, the HIMO C20 electric bike packs in quite a few extra features normally found on higher priced e-bikes.

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Tesla is working on in-car video playback, will work on WiFi at Supercharger stations

However, more recently Tesla has been open to the idea of enabling video playback in safe environments.

Now CEO Elon Musk says that Tesla will enable playing videos when parked and connected to a WiFi network:

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However, more recently Tesla has been open to the idea of enabling video playback in safe environments.

Now CEO Elon Musk says that Tesla will enable playing videos when parked and connected to a WiFi network:

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Tesla’s move to online sales gives customers what they want: No car salesman – CNBC

Tesla’s move to online sales gives customers what they want: No car salesman
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While some industry analysts still question the decision, others say CEO Elon Musk may be giving consumers exactly what they want: no shady car salesman. Read the full story

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Tesla’s move to online sales gives customers what they want: No car salesman
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While some industry analysts still question the decision, others say CEO Elon Musk may be giving consumers exactly what they want: no shady car salesman. Read the full story

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New Infographic Compares Range & Price For Today’s Top EVs

With all the hype Big Auto generates with press releases and concept cars, you’d think its dealerships would be flooded with electric vehicles by now. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. But slowly, ever so slowly, new EVs are being introduced. How do they compare with Tesla? That’s always the first question on everyone’s lips.
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With all the hype Big Auto generates with press releases and concept cars, you’d think its dealerships would be flooded with electric vehicles by now. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. But slowly, ever so slowly, new EVs are being introduced. How do they compare with Tesla? That’s always the first question on everyone’s lips.
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Reuters: Fiat Chrysler to pay Tesla hundreds of millions of euros to pool fleet: FT

Fiat Chrysler to pay Tesla hundreds of millions of euros to pool fleet: FT
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Italian carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to pay electric carmaker Tesla Inc hundreds of millions of euros so that the vehicles of Tesla are counted in its fleet to avoid fines for violating new European Union emission rules, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. Read the full story

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Fiat Chrysler to pay Tesla hundreds of millions of euros to pool fleet: FT
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Italian carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to pay electric carmaker Tesla Inc hundreds of millions of euros so that the vehicles of Tesla are counted in its fleet to avoid fines for violating new European Union emission rules, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. Read the full story

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[testa] Tesla Sentry Mode captures thief’s face, license plate during Model 3 break-in

Tesla’s Sentry Mode recently captured a brazen break-in against a Model 3 in broad daylight. The incident transpired at the Embarcadero near Levi’s Plaza in San Francisco on Wednesday, April 3, and it resulted in the electric sedan’s cameras capturing the thief’s face and the license plate of the getaway vehicle.

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Tesla’s Sentry Mode recently captured a brazen break-in against a Model 3 in broad daylight. The incident transpired at the Embarcadero near Levi’s Plaza in San Francisco on Wednesday, April 3, and it resulted in the electric sedan’s cameras capturing the thief’s face and the license plate of the getaway vehicle.

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Mercedes-Benz breaks ground at new battery factory, rallies whole city to help go electric

As we reported almost two years ago, Daimler announced that their major Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant will adapt to produce electric motors.

A few months later, they also announced that they would be adding a battery pack factory to the plant.

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As we reported almost two years ago, Daimler announced that their major Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant will adapt to produce electric motors.

A few months later, they also announced that they would be adding a battery pack factory to the plant.

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Delfast, maker of 380 km range electric bicycle, has a new bike for deliveries

So we know the business and mindset of a logistics, delivery company – and we believe this bike fits well with their typical needs. It is important because, by various estimates, you can save up to 1.5-2k USD every year by switching from a petroleum car/bike to an electric one. So eventually this will become the preferred mode for transportation to various companies that work in delivery and gov More

So we know the business and mindset of a logistics, delivery company – and we believe this bike fits well with their typical needs. It is important because, by various estimates, you can save up to 1.5-2k USD every year by switching from a petroleum car/bike to an electric one. So eventually this will become the preferred mode for transportation to various companies that work in delivery and gov More

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More details on “Tesla Network” autonomous rideshare service coming in April 22 webcast

As Tesla moves towards more autonomous features on its vehicles, it has also been teasing a long-term goal of providing owners the opportunity to provide Uber/Lyft-like rides with their vehicles, letting owners make money in their off-time.

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As Tesla moves towards more autonomous features on its vehicles, it has also been teasing a long-term goal of providing owners the opportunity to provide Uber/Lyft-like rides with their vehicles, letting owners make money in their off-time.

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Tesla will start installing Model 3 production equipment in Gigafactory 3 this May: report

Tesla President of Automotive Jerome Guillen and Shanghai Deputy Mayor Wu Qing held a meeting on Tuesday, where they discussed the progress of Gigafactory 3’s buildout in the Shanghai Lingang Industrial Zone. The Tesla executive and Chinese official shared in-depth updates on the project, including an estimated timeframe for the installation of the facility’s vehicle production lines.
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Tesla President of Automotive Jerome Guillen and Shanghai Deputy Mayor Wu Qing held a meeting on Tuesday, where they discussed the progress of Gigafactory 3’s buildout in the Shanghai Lingang Industrial Zone. The Tesla executive and Chinese official shared in-depth updates on the project, including an estimated timeframe for the installation of the facility’s vehicle production lines.
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Tesla Model 3 Sales Booming In China, While Gigafactory 3 Construction Going 24/7 | CleanTechnica

First of all, there have been several signs that Tesla has been delivering a huge number of Model 3’s in the country, perhaps even more vehicles in total than in the past 10 months combined.
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First of all, there have been several signs that Tesla has been delivering a huge number of Model 3’s in the country, perhaps even more vehicles in total than in the past 10 months combined.
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Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki reportedly cooperating on electric motorcycles

Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki are the four major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers.

None of the companies have a true production electric motorcycle yet.

To its credit, Honda recently showed off an electric CR250 dirt bike concept at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show.

Yamaha has some very nice electric bicycles and is making progress on electric trials bikes.

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Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki are the four major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers.

None of the companies have a true production electric motorcycle yet.

To its credit, Honda recently showed off an electric CR250 dirt bike concept at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show.

Yamaha has some very nice electric bicycles and is making progress on electric trials bikes.

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Tesla is working on new voice command features in move towards AI assistant

As other automakers are working to integrate Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant into their vehicles, Tesla is going its separate way to develop its own system.

The company has been increasingly improving its voice command system with new features and Musk said that Tesla owners will eventually “be able to do pretty much anything via voice command.”

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As other automakers are working to integrate Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant into their vehicles, Tesla is going its separate way to develop its own system.

The company has been increasingly improving its voice command system with new features and Musk said that Tesla owners will eventually “be able to do pretty much anything via voice command.”

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BYTON completes winter test for all-electric SUV, aims to start production by end of the year

BYTON, a China-based EV startup, announced today that it completed its initial cold environment testing on M-BYTE prototypes, an all-electric SUV that it’s trying to bring to market by the end of the year.

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BYTON, a China-based EV startup, announced today that it completed its initial cold environment testing on M-BYTE prototypes, an all-electric SUV that it’s trying to bring to market by the end of the year.

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[government news] Dem to introduce bill that would expand electric vehicle tax credit

Rep. Ro Khanna (Calif.) plans on introducing his bill in the coming weeks, The Hill reports. Khanna’s proposal would remove the limit of 200,000 deliveries that currently triggers a phase-out of the full $7,500 credit — a credit which is already phasing out for Tesla and GM.
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Rep. Ro Khanna (Calif.) plans on introducing his bill in the coming weeks, The Hill reports. Khanna’s proposal would remove the limit of 200,000 deliveries that currently triggers a phase-out of the full $7,500 credit — a credit which is already phasing out for Tesla and GM.
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EV Sales In Norway Go Nuts As Tesla Model 3 Rockets To #1 In March

In March, almost every third new passenger car sold in Norway was a Tesla
March 2019 was an unbelievable month for plug-in electric car sales in Norway where huge volume deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 to satisfy thousands of previously placed orders led to an all-time record, remarkable even for those accustomed to Norwegian stats.

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In March, almost every third new passenger car sold in Norway was a Tesla
March 2019 was an unbelievable month for plug-in electric car sales in Norway where huge volume deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 to satisfy thousands of previously placed orders led to an all-time record, remarkable even for those accustomed to Norwegian stats.

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EVs capture 58.4-percent market share in Norway in March – Roadshow

Getting the public to embrace electrification is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Some countries are far more willing to jump on the EV bandwagon than others. Norway is helping lead this charge, and the latest sales figures from the Scandinavian country continue to impres
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Getting the public to embrace electrification is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Some countries are far more willing to jump on the EV bandwagon than others. Norway is helping lead this charge, and the latest sales figures from the Scandinavian country continue to impres
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Volkswagen is planning to make a sub-$22,500 all-electric vehicle – Electrek

Volkswagen is planning to bring to market an all-electric vehicle for less than $22,500 under its low-cost Seat brand in Europe.

As part of its extensive electrification effort across all its brands, Volkswagen is working on bringing down the cost of electric vehicles in order to be able to sell millions of units by 2025.

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Volkswagen is planning to bring to market an all-electric vehicle for less than $22,500 under its low-cost Seat brand in Europe.

As part of its extensive electrification effort across all its brands, Volkswagen is working on bringing down the cost of electric vehicles in order to be able to sell millions of units by 2025.

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Why Investors Should Cheer as China Slashes Electric Vehicle Subsidies

While the reduction will hurt in the near term, it should only be a speed bump for automakers. Many Americans are unaware just how difficult it is to purchase a combustion engine license in major Chinese cities. The Chinese government has made growing its EV market a top priority, and as a consequence, obtaining a driver’s license for a combustion engine vehicle in a major city goes through More

While the reduction will hurt in the near term, it should only be a speed bump for automakers. Many Americans are unaware just how difficult it is to purchase a combustion engine license in major Chinese cities. The Chinese government has made growing its EV market a top priority, and as a consequence, obtaining a driver’s license for a combustion engine vehicle in a major city goes through More

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Tesla Stock Rises on Analyst Bullishness and ‘Amazing’ Delivery Work – Barron’s

“This introduction and the consumer response to the quantum leap forward in performance will capture the lion-share of current EV offerings,” Dorsheimer wrote. “With the performance of a 911 and the price of an Audi A4 or BMW 3 series, we see the Model 3 as the best value proposition currently on the market today

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“This introduction and the consumer response to the quantum leap forward in performance will capture the lion-share of current EV offerings,” Dorsheimer wrote. “With the performance of a 911 and the price of an Audi A4 or BMW 3 series, we see the Model 3 as the best value proposition currently on the market today

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Tesla Model 3 outsells German sedan rivals in Europe

The Tesla Model 3 full-electric car was Europe’s best-selling premium midsize sedan in its first full month of sales, outselling sedans such as the Mercedes-Benz C class from German premium automakers.

Tesla sold 3,630 Model 3 cars in the region in February, according to data from JATO Dynamics market researchers.

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The Tesla Model 3 full-electric car was Europe’s best-selling premium midsize sedan in its first full month of sales, outselling sedans such as the Mercedes-Benz C class from German premium automakers.

Tesla sold 3,630 Model 3 cars in the region in February, according to data from JATO Dynamics market researchers.

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Video of Tesla Semi effortlessly pulling Model 3 cargo is a glimpse at the future of deliveries

Tesla’s Semi Truck is nearing production readiness, and a new video showing the long hauler transporting its brethren Model S, Model 3, and Model X all-electric vehicles demonstrate the company’s continued commitment to its development.

A photo of the Tesla Semi truck with its full trailer attachment was first teased by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter, but the seemingly effortless, acceleratio More

Tesla’s Semi Truck is nearing production readiness, and a new video showing the long hauler transporting its brethren Model S, Model 3, and Model X all-electric vehicles demonstrate the company’s continued commitment to its development.

A photo of the Tesla Semi truck with its full trailer attachment was first teased by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter, but the seemingly effortless, acceleratio More

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