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Tesla says that a new battery cell will the cheapest and most energy dense in the world. The 2170 battery cell, which Tesla will make in tandem with Panasonic at the company’s gigafactory in Nevada, is expected to go into production by the end of the year. SEE ALSO: Tesla Model S Owners Share Data […]

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Tesla Motors said the Model 3 is still on schedule with first deliveries beginning late 2017, but from this week forward, new orders will be filled mid 2018. To dispel any misunderstandings with customers who’ve placed pre-order deposits and those considering, the automaker announced it wants to clarify timing for the long-anticipated electric car. “Today’s […]

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Tesla Motors has filed for a zoning proposal allowing the automaker to double in size its California factory to meet a 500,000 vehicle annual production goal. Tesla submitted a long-term zoning proposal that was released in a government document, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. The manufacturing plant, based in Fremont, Calif., dates back […]

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BMW is taking a swipe at Tesla in a new commercial without mentioning the brand by name. The commercial shows a woman walking by what look like Tesla superchargers while pushing the tagline “wait or drive,” playing on the fact that so many customers are waiting for their pre-ordered Model 3 sedans. BMW is using […]

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Last Friday, hundreds of Tesla vehicle owners and their invited guests celebrated the official opening of the company’s first Gigafactory battery plant in the Nevada desert. The new facility at the edge of the town of Sparks, east of Reno, will build Tesla’s future battery cells and packs for all of its products. In addition […]

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There have been significant way markers on the road toward an electrified automotive future, and 2016 has seen more than its fair share. The U.S. plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) market was essentially kicked off in 2008 with Tesla’s Roadster if one discounts prior attempts including GM’s late-90s EV1. To make up for abandoning that project, […]

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A prototype for the Tesla Model 3 has been spotted running down the freeway in California. Spied near Tesla headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., this is the first time a Model 3 has been seen actually underway cruising down the road. The poster of video claims that he and his passengers have reservations down on […]

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A Nissan engineer has let slip that the new Leaf electric car will feature a little over 200 miles of range. Nissan’s global director of electric vehicle engineering, Kazuo Yajima, told Autoblog that a new 60-kWh battery pack is coming in the next Leaf that will allow it to travel between 210 and 220 miles […]

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“Pencils down.” Those are the words Tesla Motors’ chief executive Elon Musk used in describing the time deadline for the Tesla Model 3 final design. “Almost all of the Model 3 design is done, and we’re aiming for pencils down basically in six weeks, complete pencils down. And we’re tabling — you know, if there […]

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Tesla Motors’ chief technology officer and co-founder, JB Straubel, was the keynote speaker at the recently held International Transport Forum held in Leipzig, Germany. During his address at the ministerial session, Straubel touched on a number of subjects that circled around electric transportation and electric vehicles — mainly the innovations regarding batteries and autonomous driving. […]

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