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Specifications for the upcoming Tesla Model 3 sedan have been unveiled through a leaked product sheet from an apparent inside source. The product sheet (below), which was posted on Model 3 Owners Club forum, compares the Model 3’s performance parameters and features with those of the Model S. The base Model 3’s range will sit at 215 […]

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Tesla interviewed engineers Friday in Monterrey, Mexico, to prepare for increased production at its Fremont, Calif. assembly plant. The company held interviews at a hotel job fair in one of Mexico’s industrial centers, and scheduled other meetings over the weekend. The region offers a pool of experienced manufacturing engineers who’ve worked for General Motors, Ford, […]

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The stakes are high for Tesla as CEO Elon Musk pushes to start producing the high volume Model 3 in September by skipping traditional auto industry manufacturing practices. Musk told investors on a call last month that the electric carmaker would skip the traditional “beta” production testing that other automakers use, to speed up assembly […]

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With a few automakers running out of federal tax incentives available to car buyers in the next year or more, there’s concern it could put a damper on plug-in electrified vehicle sales. In a recent Edmunds report, optimistically titled “Elimination of Federal Tax Credits likely to Kill U.S. EV market,” the car buyer guide assumes […]

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American vehicle buying patterns show that the Tesla Model Y crossover could become the key to hitting high sales targets when the electric automaker’s production ramps up to a projected 500,000-plus. That was behind a Morgan Stanley research analyst report earlier this month predicting that the Model Y was most likely to become Tesla’s best-selling […]

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Tesla will be sizably growing its Supercharger presence in the U.S. this year. In its most recent letter to shareholders, the company committed to doubling the number of Supercharger sites in the U.S. during 2017. Green Car Reports cites 373 Supercharger site locations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico from a total of 2,636 individual […]

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Tesla expects demand for electric vehicle batteries will be strong enough to add four more Gigafactories beyond its current Nevada plant. In a note to investors Wednesday with its quarterly financial report, the company said it will lay out those plans by the end of the year. As for “Gigactory 2,” that plant will be […]

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Tesla shaved down losses and surpassed revenue estimates in Q4, and told investors Model 3 production will start in July. On a conference call yesterday, CEO Elon Musk told analysts that the company is “on track” to start limited production then, with a goal of 5,000 Model 3s produced per week in the fourth quarter […]

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Tesla will be shutting down its Fremont, Calif., factory to get ready for high-volume Model 3 production to start in July. The electric automaker said the “brief, planned” pause will make it possible to add capacity in the assembly plant’s paint shop and a few other maintenance items. It’s necessary for the company to meet […]

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Chevrolet has released a state-by-state distribution schedule for the Chevy Bolt in 2017, with the all-electric compact crossover going nationwide during the third quarter. Following the Bolt’s launch in California and Oregon, the next states to see the rollout was scheduled to begin in December-through-February in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Virginia. Nineteen states will be included […]

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