Yesterday

Elon Musk discussed the next-gen Tesla Roadster in a new interview and hinted that the automaker could manage to find a way for owners to  have cameras instead of side mirrors like on the prototype (pictured above). expand full story

Tesla’s Model 3 is the long-promised mass-market affordable long-range electric car that Elon Musk has been talking about ever since he put together his ‘secret master plan’ back in 2016.

But he has recently been talking about Tesla going further down market in the future with a smaller and even more affordable car.

Now he says that Tesla could make a $25,000 electric car in ‘about 3 years’. expand full story

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the craziness intensifying around Tesla going private and a bunch of “whistleblower” lawsuits, the base Model 3 is still coming, electric vehicle charging for condos, and more.

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It seems like all the news around Tesla these days are about the stock, the business, and basically everything except the actual products.

Tesla has now released a cool new ‘family photo’ with all its vehicles from Tesla Semi to the Model 3 and it reminds us what it is all about: the products and their impact. expand full story

Ground transport is currently leading the transition to electric propulsion, but maritime transport is now starting to see its share of electrification and Rolls-Royce wants in.

The British power system company is launching a new battery system to electrify ships. expand full story

Bollinger Motors, a New York-based EV startup developing an all-electric utility truck, reached out to Tesla CEO Elon Musk to inquire about the possibility of them having access to Tesla’s Supercharger network. expand full story

Tesla is reportedly now focusing its efforts on bringing to production the base version of the Model 3 at the long-promised base price of $35,000.

After a teardown of a Long Range version of the Model 3, UBS now throws some cold water on the effort saying that it would be unprofitable. expand full story

Several media reports are claiming that Tesla’s board of directors is coming down on CEO Elon Musk over his recent comments and behavior regarding his plan to take the company private.

The board has now released a statement backing Musk after he admits to difficult times in an interview. expand full story

August 16

Delivery vehicles and other utility vehicles are some of the best candidates for EVs. With frequent stops, starts and idling as well as the need for powerful low-end torque, these work horses can reap many of the most important performance benefits of electric vehicle drivetrains.

Apparently the industry agrees, with Bosch and Tropos Motors both announcing new EV products today. expand full story

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