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Tesla’s vice president of Asia-Pacific Ren Yuxiang told the South China Post that China is the second-largest market for Tesla Model 3 reservations. It’s not clear which country is the largest market for Tesla Model 3 reservations since the company began last month, but it’s almost certainly the U.S. SEE ALSO: Tesla Model 3 Conjectured […]

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An article in Bloomberg is putting forth the argument that the rapid advancement of the EV market could lead the drive to a cleaner energy grid. The piece, written by Eric Roston, suggests that the impending arrival of the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt, as well as the upcoming planned EVs from Ford, Hyundai, […]

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Recently a few takeaway points were offered by Chevrolet about the Chevy Bolt, Volt, along with a comment or two about the massive market reception Tesla’s Model 3 has created. In an interview in the LA Times, questions answered by Shad Balch, manager of new product focused on the new-generation 2016/2017 Volt, the pending 200-plus-mile, […]

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A Volvo engineer who works on autonomous driving has called Tesla’s Autopilot autonomous driving aid a “wannabe.” Autopilot is a semi-autonomous system that lets the car take over for the driver – he or she can even release the steering wheel – at highway speeds. Tesla calls it a Level 2 system, meaning that it […]

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The German goal of one million electrified cars on the country’s roads by 2020 is unlikely to be met, but the government is doing what it can to bolster EV sales. The latest step is a subsidy fund of €1.2 billion ($1.4 billion) that will receive 50 percent of its funding from the government. SEE […]

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Perhaps befitting its status as a relative newcomer to the industry, Tesla is facing high warranty costs due to problems with quality. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised investors that the company will be profitable in 2016, but in order to do so, the company must cut down on warranty costs that are higher than those […]

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Electric cars are known for ferocious acceleration, and so are Ferraris. Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne took a Tesla for a spin, and acceleration aside, he found it wanting. Indeed, he called it “obscene.” Context matters, of course. According to a CNN report, Marchionne called the experience – presumably in a Model S – “obscene” because […]

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If you are one of the 400,000 people or so who’ve plunked down $1,000 to reserve Tesla’s 215-mile range $35,000 Model 3, Nissan has good news for you: You don’t have to wait! Of course many already knew that of the Japanese automaker’s electric car now being nursed along in its sixth model year and […]

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In a long write-up about a behind-the-scenes view of its photo shoot at Tesla’s Gigafactory, Motor Trend says the Model 3 is to be taken seriously. The car since its reveal in pre-production prototype form three weeks ago has captured the attention of many with around 400,000 or more reservations, and MT offered its opinion […]

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We’ve already learned that Apple is working in secret in California and Germany to develop its Apple Car, and a new report suggests that the Apple Car will be an EV that will be piloted by humans, and not an autonomous vehicle. An autonomous version could come later. SEE ALSO: Apple Electric Car Scheduled To […]

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