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Baidu announces Apollo Enterprise, its new platform for mass-produced autonomous vehicles

Baidu made several big announcements about Apollo, its open-source autonomous vehicle technology platform, today at CES. The first is the launch of Apollo Enterprise for vehicles that will be put into mass production. The company claims that Apollo is already used by 130 partners around the world. One of its newest partners, Chinese electric vehicle startup WM Motors, plans to deploy level 3 auton More

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Nissan Announces LEAF e+ Prices For Europe And Japan

Let’s start with Japan. The base Nissan LEAF e+ will start from ¥4,162,320 (around $38,370).

In the case of Europe, Nissan announced two Limited Edition versions for “old” and new version:

LEAF 3.ZERO (40 kWh) – from €39,900(orders now, deliveries from May)
LEAF 3.ZERO e+ (62 kWh) – from €45,500(orders now, deliveries from Summer)
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Tesla warns ‘self-driving package’ buyers that activation is ‘very far away’ due to regulations

While Elon Musk has been guiding self-driving capabilities by the end of the year, Tesla has been taking a more cautious approach.

Tesla salespeople have been warning buyers of their ‘Full Self-Driving package’ that it could be “very far away” due to regulations.

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Tesla Roadster is going to be able to hover over the ground, says Elon Musk

When first unveiling the vehicle, Musk claimed a list of insanely impressive specs for the new Roadster, including 0-60 mph in 1.9 sec, 620-mile of range, and more.

Musk has been teasing those specs as the “base specs” and other versions could be even crazier.

Later, he even said that Tesla will offer a ‘SpaceX package’ that will include cold air thrusters.

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Tesla Roadster is going to be able to hover over the ground, says Elon Musk

When first unveiling the vehicle, Musk claimed a list of insanely impressive specs for the new Roadster, including 0-60 mph in 1.9 sec, 620-mile of range, and more.

Musk has been teasing those specs as the “base specs” and other versions could be even crazier.

Later, he even said that Tesla will offer a ‘SpaceX package’ that will include cold air thrusters.

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Elon Musk thinks the next Tesla CEO could be Chinese. It’s a good bet. – Quartz

Elon Musk thinks the next Tesla CEO could be Chinese. It’s a good bet.
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On Jan. 7, just outside Shanghai, Elon Musk broke ground for Tesla’s “Gigafactory 3.” Behind the stage where he made the announcement, there was nothing… Read the full story

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Elon Musk got some time with China’s Premier in a sign that the heat is going out of Trump’s trade war – Business Insider

Elon Musk got some time with China’s Premier in a sign that the heat is going out of Trump’s trade war
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Elon Musk met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Tesla CEO Elon Musk met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Li said he hopes Telsa can be “a promoter of the stability of Chinese-US relations,” in a sign that the two countries’ trade war m More

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China Tesla Model 3 Will Be $28,000 and Tesla has a 44% Electric Motor Advantage – NextBigFuture.com

The Telsa Model 3 had the best electronics teardown expert Sandy Munro’s team has ever seen. It had the lowest number of hoses, 40% less harnesses, and the electric motors are smaller, lighter, and more powerful than the competition.
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Baidu to test driverless delivery vans in US for Walmart

One of China’s tech champions will soon be testing its driverless technology in Arizona for customers including Walmart, underscoring how US companies remain potential buyers of Chinese technology even as the two countries remain locked in a race for tech supremacy.

Baidu, operator of China’s largest search engine, has entered a partnership deal with California-based autonomous deli More

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Tesla Q4 2018 Vehicle Safety Report: 1 accident per 2.91M miles with Autopilot engaged

Tesla has released the results of its Q4 2018 Vehicle Safety Report. Just like the company’s previous report in Q3 2018, Tesla released updated numbers for incidents that occurred both when Autopilot was engaged and when the driver-assist feature was deactivated.

Tesla released its first Vehicle Safety Report after the third quarter of 2018. During that period, the electric car maker reg More

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Nissan LEAF Plus is a speedy 214HP hatchback w/226 mile range, hits US in Spring

Nissan’s new 62kWh LEAF powertrain was announced today at CES 2019 in Las Vegas and we are on hand to get all of the details.

The new LEAF is now entering a more crowded EV market than when the LEAF debuted almost a decade ago, but Nissan’s long pedigree with EV buyers will certainly help it win customers. But is this the EV that Nissan should have created a long time ago?

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Tesla to produce ‘affordable’ Model 3 in China by year-end – Nikkei Asian Review

LAS VEGAS, U.S. — Electric vehicle maker Tesla broke ground Monday on its Shanghai Gigafactory with the goal of starting production on its Model 3 mass-market sedan in China by the end of the year.

CEO Elon Musk, who attended the groundbreaking ceremony with Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong, wrote on Twitter Sunday that the company aimed to “finish initial construction this summer, star More

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Tesla’s Model 3 was the best-selling luxury car of 2018 – CNBC

Tesla’s Model 3 was the best-selling luxury car of 2018
CNBC

Tesla sold more cars in the US in 2018 than it did in every previous year of the electric automaker’s existence combined. The Model 3 luxury sedan’s strong year helped steer that growth. Read the full story

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Tesla 3 in Europe starts at €59,280

Tesla 3’s alleged $35.000 car is available for left hand drivingin Europe and in Austria it starts at €59,280 or almost double the Elon’s distortion reality promised price.

European prices include 19 to 25 percent of VAT tax, depending on the country, and with a quick conversion the cheapest Tesla 3 in Austria ends up at $67,825.69 with delivery promised in March.

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Larry Ellison discloses $1 billion stake in Tesla

Ellison, a long-time friend of Tesla TSLA chief executive officer Elon Musk, joined the electric car maker’s board in December and he has been critical of what he charges is unfair media coverage of the outspoken Musk.

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Tesla is developing way to detect car issues before they happen and autonomously go to service

Unless you are getting your car in for service regularly for a full check-up, you are generally waiting for something to break in order to fix it. However, Tesla is now working on a more efficient approach.

A new patent application reveals that Tesla is developing a way to detect car issues before they happen and even autonom

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Tesla Model 3 Was 5th Best-Selling Sedan In U.S. Last Month

Looking into 2019, it is likely that U.S. Model 3 deliveries will be softer over the next few months. Unfortunately, first quarter sales are weak for plug-in vehicles compared with Q4. Additionally, a significant portion of Model 3 production will be slated for deliveries outside of North America. The federal tax credit has also been reduced for Tesla buyers to a maximum of $3750.
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Atlis XT Electric Pickup Truck Revealed: 500-Mile Range, Tows 35,000 Pounds

Atlis says its XT electric pickup truck is among the most capable trucks to ever be revealed. According to the automaker, the truck can be configured to go up to 500 miles on electric by selecting the largest battery pack.
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Electric car startup Byton on track to complete China factory by May

China-based electric vehicle startup Byton is on track to complete construction of its factory by May, company executives said Sunday at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

The plant is being constructed in Nanjing, China and will have a capacity to produce 300,000 vehicles per year. The main body of the factory, which includes the stamping, painting, welding, assembly and battery, is currently under co More

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Tesla officially breaks ground at Gigafactory 3, Musk confirms Model Y production, and more

Musk also made a few interesting comments ahead of the event.

He confirmed that Tesla plans to also build Model Y at the factory along with Model 3, but he also announced that only the “affordable versions of Model 3 and Model Y” will be built at the factory.

The CEO said that the higher cost versions of those vehicles, along with Model S and Model X, will still be built in the U More

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Tesla delivers massive fleet to rental car company Avis

Tesla has delivered one of its biggest fleets to date. We have learned that rental car company Avis bought several hundred Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles.
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Tesla Model Y Rumormill Reignites: $40,000 Base, AWD Standard + More

The newest rumors (see embedded tweet below) indicate a base price of $35,000 to $40,000. Additionally, the minimum range is expected to be 250 miles.

What’s perhaps most interesting though is the Autopilot information contained within the Tweet:

Autopilot hardware 3.5 with more cameras and Tesla-designed radar
Level 4 full self-driving at launch
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Nissan LEAF Sales Rise Up In December 2018 In U.S.

With just 1,128 LEAFs sold in November and only 1,234 LEAF sold in October, sales of Nissan’s flagship EV had been soft. That came to an end in December when sales shot up to a reasonably solid 1,667 units.

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Tesla received almost 14,000 Model 3 orders in Europe, report says

All eyes are on Tesla’s upcoming Model 3 expansion in Europe and we’ve now learnt that the company received almost 14,000 Model 3 orders from reservation holders, according to a report.
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Tesla is reportedly close to getting approval to sell the Model 3 in Europe – Business Insider

Tesla is reportedly close to getting approval to sell the Model 3 in Europe
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Tesla is close to receiving approval to sell its Model 3 sedan in Europe, Bloomberg reports. The automaker is reportedly on track to begin delivering the Model 3 to European customers in February. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Tesla is close to receiving approval More

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Tesla says it will start delivering Model 3s in China in March – Business Insider

Tesla says it will start delivering Model 3s in China in March
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A man with a Tesla Model S sedan at an event in Beijing in 2014. Tesla is quickly scaling up its operations in China. The company on Friday said it planned to begin delivering Model 3s in the country in March. Tesla on Friday said it planned to start delivering Model 3 cars to customers in China in March, More

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The Wall Street Journal: Tesla to Cut Prices to Woo More U.S. Buyers

Tesla to Cut Prices to Woo More U.S. Buyers
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Tesla said it would reduce prices for its vehicles in the U.S. after reporting global deliveries during the final three months of 2018 more than tripled from the same period a year ago. Read the full story

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Top EV Story Of 2018: How Tesla Killed The Conventional Toyota Prius

Toyota might be regretting the sweetheart deal it gave Tesla for its plant in Fremont, Calif. in 2010. Nearly a decade later, the all-electric cars produced by Tesla in Fremont make conventional gas-electric hybrids look as timely as iPods and Blu-ray disks. The Toyota Prius Liftback – once the darling of eco-oriented techies – is the biggest victim.
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BAIC Aims To Sell 220,000 Electric Cars In China Next Year

Even though the phasing out of new energy vehicle (NEV) subsidies may post great challenges to the market, BAIC BJEV is still optimistic about the market’s future. The automaker’s 2018 annual sales target of 150,000 units is within reach and it aims to sell 220,000 new energy vehicles in 2019, Li Xiuyi, vice general manager of the automaker said at a conference.

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Tesla ends Q4 2018 with a flourish, passes 190k total Model 3 VIN registrations

To keep the company’s Q4 Model 3 VIN registrations in perspective, it should be noted that Tesla was only able to breach the 75,000 mark back in mid-July, roughly a year since starting the production of the vehicle. For a company that encountered hiccups with the Model 3 ramp, being able to register 12 months worth of cars in the past 90 days is impressive.

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