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Elon Musk’s bold statement that Tesla Motors will produce 500,000 electric vehicles per year by 2018 has been called into question by several sources close to the issues. According to a Reuters report citing analysts and supplier executives who asked not to be identified, Tesla’s ambitious plan calling for moving up high-volume Model 3 production […]

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Tesla Motors is in talks with LG Chem, Samsung SDI, and SK Innovation about battery sourcing for its Model 3 and to diversify beyond Panasonic. Japan’s Panasonic has been the exclusive battery partner with Tesla. Tesla is talking to Korean battery makers LG Chem, Samsung SDI, and SK Innovation to diversify its battery-sourcing channels beyond […]

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Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD wants to build its brand recognition equal to what Tesla has been receiving. Advanced bookings for the recently launched Tesla Model 3 has raised concerns for better recognition of BYD’s technological leadership, said Stella Li, BYD’s senior vice president. The maker of the Qin, Tang and Song models, named after three […]

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Supplying lithium for the wildly popular Model 3 may be a hotspot for competitive bids at Tesla’s gigafactory. Tesla Motors may be stirring the pot by taking more low-cost supplier bids for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for its upcoming Model 3 at its Nevada factory. According to a Financial Post article, Tesla recently received proposals from […]

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Tesla Motors may take a creative approach to address concerns Model 3 buyers have about the federal tax credit disappearing. While the $7,500 federal tax credit on the Model 3 would potentially bring the $35,000 starting price down to an effective $27,500, it is on course to be phasing out by the time these electric […]

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Today to correct conjecture that’s nearly been treated as fact, General Motors said its 2017 Chevy Bolt would not be production limited and is “not a compliance car.” Since last year rumors have perpetuated a notion that GM and supply partner LG Chem have production capacity of only 20,000-30,000 Bolt EVs per year, but this […]

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Following the initial formal launch last month of the Model X, the core of Tesla Motors’ engineers and designers have now shifted to the Model 3. Earlier this week, Chief Technical Officer JB Straubel spoke more about where Tesla’s current – and future – attention is focused. “Most of the people inside Tesla are no […]

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Never mind those spy shots of quickly photographed camouflaged Chevy Bolts that circulated last week, this week General Motors put together a brief video and photos of the same with clear intent to stoke enthusiasts’ expectations. With 55 test mule Bolts and 1,000 engineers tasked, the Chevy Bolt is well underway in its development, and […]

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An earlier article stating that production for the Tesla Model 3 has been delayed is false, according to representatives with Tesla Motors. The delay was initially reported by insideevs.com, which quoted a presentation by Tesla Chief Technical Officer JB Straubel. During a presentation last week at the 2015 Energy Information Administration Conference, Straubel shared a […]

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Tesla Motors’ upcoming entry-level electric sedan may be able to drive up to 250 miles on a single charge. The Tesla Model 3 will have a driving range of “at least 250 miles,” The Times-Picayune reported CEO Elon Musk and co-founder J.B. Straubel as saying. The pair commented on the Model 3 while addressing utility […]

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