Elon Musk tweeted that production of the Tesla Model 3 is expected to begin in July and a new software update for cars with the second generation hardware package would arrive in June. Read on for more Twitter tidbits.
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Tesla Model Y To Use Different Platform Than Model 3, With 95% Reduction In Wiring (As Compared To Model 3)
The Tesla Model Y crossover will be built on a different platform than the Model 3, despite earlier comments from CEO Elon Musk that seemed to indicate otherwise … going by recent comments from Musk made on the Q1 2017 earnings call. Is this the Model Y under wraps? Perhaps more interestingly, though, Musk also […]
The European EV market had 29,000 registrations in March, up 30% over the same month last year, making it the third best month ever, only behind the incentive-inflated Decembers of 2015 (34,000) and 2016 (30,000). At this pace, the European EV market is set to reach the 300,000 units milestone by year end. Furthermore the EV market […]
In a recent interview with Business Insider’s Matthew DeBord, Jonas talks about Tesla’s “insane” market capitalization, how other automakers see the upstart company, and Tesla’s future place in the transportation realm.
To accomplish Tesla’s mission of electrifying the world’s transportation system, Elon Musk is planning to build a lot more than just luxury sedans and SUVs. As Tesla begins to expand its product line beyond its high-end niche with the Model 3, it is worth taking a step back to understand where we sit in Tesla’s broader vision. Although Tesla has only brought 3 cars to market (Roadster, Model S, and Model X), it has developed very advanced electric drivetrain, battery, and self-driving technology. Tesla is now in the process of leveraging this technological expertise to enter many new product categories.
Tesla says it will double the size of its Supercharger network this year, including 1,000 new locations in California as the company gears up for the launch of the Model 3 midsize sedan.
In a bid to increase the diversity of opinions on Tesla’s board of directors, 5 large institutional investors — amongst which are the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (Calstrs), the CtW Investment Group, and the Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds — have signed a letter recently sent to Tesla director Antonio Gracias requesting that the […]
Aside from Tesla topping the US electric car sales chart (and my postulations about that), there were some other interesting stats and takeaways from March US electric car sales. The first big one that stands out to me is that the Nissan LEAF freakin’ beat the Chevy Bolt! I don’t think any of our readers would have […]
Rolling through another month of US electric car sales, I’m struck again by how much a few models dominate sales. Actually, I’m struck by how much Tesla’s two high-end (expensive) cars dominate US electric car sales. Before I go further, I should note that Tesla’s sales numbers are not official — they are estimated based on […]
The European electric car market had over 16,000 registrations last month, up 20% over February 2016, with YTD numbers up 38% year over year (YoY). The market is set to surpass 300,000 units (on track for 310,00) by year end. While the electric car share is firmly north of the 1% mark in the broader car market, this […]
The Chinese market had more than 16,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 55% increase over the same month last year, so it looks like the January standstill is a thing of the past and we are back at business as usual in China’s EV market. With year-to-date sales still 3,000 units behind […]
Tesla will be discontinuing the Model S 60 and 60D as of April 16th 2017, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and other press. What that means is that those wanting to buy a Tesla Model S after April 16, 2017, won’t be able to purchase a unit with a battery pack […]
Also published on CleanTechnica. See our Electric Car Sales page for a deeper look at US, European, and Chinese electric car sales. US electric car sales jumped approximately 68% in February 2017 vs February 2016. Fully electric car sales were up 74%, while plug-in hybrid sales were up 61%. For the first two months of the year, that puts […]
The Chinese market had 6,260 new EVs registered in January, far from the 15,275 units of January 2016, dragging down the plug-in market share (of new cars sold) to just 0.25% — far below the 1.45% of 2016. Considering the seasonality of the Chinese PEV market, where the first quarter is always the slowest selling (due to […]
The European EV market had some 19,000 registrations last month, up 31% year over year (YoY), with the Renault Zoe starting the year in the leadership position again. #1 Renault Zoe – With the ZE40 version finally arriving to selected markets, registrations were up 80% YoY to 2,602 units, jumping straight into the leadership in […]
In a very interesting change of approach for the company, Tesla has come to an agreement with the Australian department store giant Myer to sell its electric vehicles there. As of Thursday, there is apparently a sort of Tesla mini store located at Myer’s Melbourne CBD store where a Tesla Model X is on display […]
Tesla has been granted a total of 153 building permits for the Gigafactory to date, relating to around $1.03 billion in construction costs/work, according to the newest article on the subject from Jack Cookson at BuildZoom.
Entrepreneurs in Lithuania are trying to woo Elon Musk to build the next Gigafactory battery manufacturing facility there. They created a pretend factory in Minecraft and put it on YouTube. The factory would likely create up to 17,000 jobs.