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Tesla Model 3 caught on video during daylight testing

Tesla Model 3 caught on video during daylight testing

The emergence of spy photos, and more recently video, has always been one of the standard indicators of a car nearing production. With production still said to start this July, pre-production versions of the Tesla Model 3 electric car should have been popping up in spy photos by now. Two weeks ago... read more

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

Elon Musk as stern daddy: no central Model 3 speedo, head-up display for you!

Never let it be said that Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn't a man of strong opinions. His tweets are the stuff of legend, his dismissals of hydrogen fuel-cell cars as "fool cells"... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
First release candidate Tesla Model 3 electric car, from video tweeted by Elon Musk, March 2017

First 'release candidate' Tesla Model 3 driven: video posted by Elon Musk

The news earlier this week that the Tesla Model 3 would skip its usual "beta" development phase came as a shock to the industry and even to Tesla fans. With no reported... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla electric cars have quality issues, but owners love them regardless

Tesla electric cars have many notable and pioneering qualities. Faultless reliability has not necessarily been one of them. Since the Model S launched in 2012, multiple... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3: beta phase to be skipped, will go straight to production?

Development of new vehicles, especially if they're on underpinnings that haven't been used in previous models, follows a very predictable schedule. First, a concept car is... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car in Maven car-sharing fleet, Los Angeles [photo: Dan MacMedan fo

Has GM really 'already lost' the electric-car race to Tesla?

Lots of people like horse races, win-or-lose competitions, and rankings. They're easy to understand, and definitive. They may also lose the forest for the trees, which is... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S lineup slims down as 60, 60D versions end

The ever-shifting Tesla Model S lineup has gone through another change. It will slim down as Tesla discontinues the electric car's current base models—the rear-wheel... read more March 19, 2017 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

What Tesla hath wrought: bumper crop of luxury electric cars

It may have taken some time, but the auto industry is now reacting to Tesla in full force. More than four years after the first Tesla Model S was delivered, we are on the... read more March 17, 2017 by


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

Tesla engineer alleges 'culture of discrimination' against women

A female Tesla engineer has accused the automaker of widespread discrimination against women. In a lawsuit filed last year, AJ Vandermeyden alleged Tesla ignored complaints... read more March 17, 2017 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Porsche Mission E electric car to cost less than Panamera sedan

Porsche's most ardent fans no longer complain about the expansion of the German sports-car maker's lineup into sedans and, even worse, sport-utility vehicles. The large... read more March 16, 2017 by


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

Tesla offers South Australia battery storage within 100 days

If only we could all be as optimistic, and energetic, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Even as Tesla gears up for mass production of the Model 3 electric car and a hoped-for annual... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Tesla's battery farm on Kauai opens, large-scale solar energy for Hawaii

Even before Elon Musk engineered Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity, the two companies were collaborating. SolarCity was already controlled by Musk, who believes its... read more March 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Another day, another positive electric-car adoption rate forecast

If only success could be guaranteed by positive predictions. While the fossil-fuel industry is notably skeptical of the long-term prospects of electric cars, a growing number... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
Tesla gigafactory, March 2016, shown in drone footage posted to YouTube by Above Reno

Nevada treasurer, Faraday's nemesis, turns eye toward Tesla tax-credit transfer

The state of Nevada has been fairly generous to startup electric-car makers that pledge to establish manufacturing operations within its borders. After offering a generous... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Northvolt: $4 billion electric-car battery plant planned for Sweden by former Tesla execs

Tesla is currently ramping up lithium-ion battery cell production at its U.S. "Gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada. But the automaker has discussed plans for at least one... read more March 8, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla exec turnover soars as Model 3 pressure builds

Tesla says it will put its mass-priced Model 3 electric car into production by July, and ramp up production extremely quickly from there. CEO Elon Musk hopes to be building... read more March 6, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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