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Tesla Model 3 targets: 100K in 2017, 400K in 2018, say skeptical suppliers

Tesla Model 3 targets: 100K in 2017, 400K in 2018, say skeptical suppliers

Tesla Motors' audacious goal of building half a million cars a year by the end of 2018 will require boosting its production by a factor of 10 over just two and a half years. And it will require nothing less than a reorientation of the entire company toward manufacturing, even as vehicle development... read more

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Tesla Model 3 reservations: 373K after duplicates, speculators removed

The hundreds of thousands of $1,000 deposits placed for the Tesla Model 3 electric cars by potential buyers around the world came as an eye-opening shock to the auto... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
Simulation of Tesla Model S as a police cruiser

Tesla pursuing police cruiser market with Model S: report

As one of the handful of electric cars that is widely available worldwide, the Tesla Model S has taken on many roles since its 2012 launch. Various taxi services use it, and... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla talks to LG, Samsung about Model 3 battery cell supplies

Since the start of Tesla Model S electric-car production in 2012, the company's lithium-ion cells have been supplied by its Japanese partner Panasonic. That applies to the... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai  -  Quick Drive  -  Portland, July 2015  [photo: Doug Berger]

Toyota Mirai seeks to reclaim green image from Tesla, sans Supercharger network

Since launching in Japan in 1997, the Toyota Prius hybrid has imbued its maker with a strong green image. The Prius has become Toyota's signature model, and helped the... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla wants to sell electric cars in Michigan; state couldn't care less

You don't see a lot of Teslas in Michigan. It's not because the three U.S. automakers headquartered there aren't interested in the electric cars produced by a Silicon Valley... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
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Tesla hires Audi veteran as new vehicle-production VP; predecessor took leave of absence

Following the departure of two top manufacturing executives, electric-car maker Tesla Motors has hired a manufacturing executive from German luxury maker Audi. The company... read more May 15, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla's psychology; Volvo's concept; Apple bets on China: Today's Car News

Today, Elon Musk gives us a glimpse at his effective (yet Machiavellian, maybe) management practices, Volvo shows us what may be coming for its V40 and XC40, and Apple puts... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 Driving on a Public Road

Tesla deadlines aren't meant to be met, Musk says: they just pressure employees

Tesla Motors has a history of delays in bringing its cars from the design and prototype stage all the way to normal production. Its Roadster was delayed about nine months... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

VW diesel V-6 fix may be in sight; Tesla in China; Carbon tax crash course: Today's Car News

Today, Volkswagen soon may have new software (and possibly hardware) for tens of thousands of Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche vehicles; CAFE incentives for cleaner vehicles may... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
Liquid-cooled Tesla Supercharger cable

Tesla to promote Chinese national electric-car charging standard

To date, Tesla Motors has offered its buyers the company's Supercharger DC fast-charging standard, which presently charges more quickly than the CHAdeMO or Combined Charging... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
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Tesla says it will build 500K cars a year by end of 2018; can it?

When Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said two years ago that the electric-car maker planned to be building half a million cars a year by the end of 2020, it seemed an ambitious... read more May 10, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Is China the key to all those Tesla Model 3 deposits?

So far, around 400,000 people have put down refundable deposits for the Tesla Model 3 electric car, according to the company. That's an impressive amount of interest... read more May 9, 2016 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla projects total 2016 sales of 80,000 to 90,000 electric cars

Tesla Motors projects sales of 80,000 to 90,000 electric cars in 2016, and now believes it will produce 500,000 cars per year by 2018, rather than 2020. Those two goals were... read more May 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Updated 2016 Tesla Model S also gets new 75-kWh battery option

The 2016 Tesla Model S electric car will soon offer the 75-kilowatt-hour battery pack that debuted recently on the Model X crossover. The addition was supposed to be... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf ads poke fun at Tesla Model 3 reservation queue

The Tesla Model 3 may be getting a lot of attention, but the company that's sold more electric cars than any other is hardly out of the game just yet. With production not... read more May 4, 2016 by


 

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