Tesla is starting to deliver the Model 3 Performance vehicles to its store in order to build a test fleet ahead of customer deliveries.

We’ve now got our first good look at the new version of the Model 3. expand full story

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Munro & Associates, an engineering research and consulting firm, bought a few Tesla Model 3 vehicles to tear them down and produce an analysis of the new electric vehicle.

The firm has been releasing partial reports on the Model 3 for months now.

At first, they were highly critical, but they are now “eating crow” and admitting that the vehicle should be “highly profitable.” expand full story

Last week, we reported on Ontario shutting down its electric vehicle rebate just as Tesla Model 3 deliveries are ramping up in the province.

Now we’ve learned that the situation is even worse than first thought for Tesla buyers as the Ontario government is treating the company in a different manner than car dealerships. expand full story

Earlier this year, Tesla announced that it reached a deal with the South Australian government to install solar arrays and Powerwalls on up to 50,000 homes to create the biggest virtual power plant in the world.

The deal was jeopardized after a new government was elected in the state a few weeks later, but they have since come around and confirmed that they will be moving forward with Tesla’s initiative as long as it gets financing.

Now, Tesla has deployed first 100 Powerwalls for the virtual power plant in Australia and it’s already having an impact. expand full story

The Goodwood hill climb this weekend was dominated by all-electric vehicles. Nio’s EP9 all-electric hypercar and VW’s Pikes Peak I.D. R all-electric race car took over Goodwood with new records. expand full story

Just a few months after establishing the 606-mile (975 km) Tesla Model 3 hypermiling record, another team has beat it with a 622-mile (1,001 km) run with a twist: the Model 3 was also “unmanned” and on Autopilot. expand full story

The latest round of Tesla’s referral program for owners was supposed to end last night, but the automaker has extended it for two more weeks – maintaining the opportunity for new buyers to get free unlimited Supercharging for Model S and Model X vehicles a little longer. expand full story

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We have yet to see any result from third-party crash tests on the Tesla Model 3, but we are still learning about the safety performance of the car through real-world accidents.

Now an owner reports back on what could be the first reported Model 3 rollover accident. expand full story

In the race of making electric vehicles more efficient, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric is still the reigning king with its exceptionally small and efficient battery pack.

The Tesla Model 3 is its closest competitor and it could eventually beat it with upcoming new versions of the car, but not with the new Performance Model 3 which is unsurprisingly much less efficient. expand full story

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