Yesterday

As I stated in my ‘Taking a Tesla Model 3 Performance to the dragstrip‘ post yesterday, there was only one other electric vehicle at the track this weekend and it was a special one: A Tesla-powered Honda S2000 that ran the quarter-mile in 10 seconds. expand full story

Tesla says that the Model 3 drive system is designed and validated for over one million miles of range.

Today, the automaker released impressive pictures of Model 3 drive units after testing, which Elon Musk says “drove 1M miles”. expand full story

Tesla benefits from some of the most hardcore fans and owners in the world, some of whom act as evangelists for the brand.

Now, those owners have gathered at Tesla’s Club Leadership Summit for their annual meeting. expand full story

Green Deals: Sun Joe 14.5A Electric Pressure Washer $119, more

The official Snow Joe eBay outlet store offers its SPX3000 14.5A Electric Pressure Washer for $119 shipped. Regularly $139 at retailers like Amazon, today’s deal is a $26 savings and a match of our previous mention. This model sports a 14.5A electric motor and provides 1.76GPM. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 5,700 reviewers.

While Tesla has held back its main new Autopilot feature with the release of version 9, it has still deployed a new neural net for Autopilot and according to a new analysis, it is a massively bigger neural net with impressive new capabilities. expand full story

KYMCO, the largest scooter manufacturer in Taiwan, may have developed the single swappable battery standard that we’ve all been waiting for. KYMCO’s electric scooters are powered by the company’s modular and removable Ionex batteries.

KYMCO developed the batteries with the goal of creating a standard battery platform that other companies could design electric vehicles around. Now they’ve declared their first publicly announced partnership that will see their batteries powering electric scooters built by another manufacturer.

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There are many electric vehicles expected to hit the market next year, but Porsche’s Taycan, formerly known as the Mission E, might be the most anticipated one.

Porsche now says that it “enters the electric era with the new Taycan” and shares some details about its progress toward production. expand full story

Mid-interview, I suddenly hear babbling noises come over the line.

“Sorry, I’m here. I’m just holding a baby while another one watches cartoons in the background,” Julie Kronstrøm reassured me.

In addition to being a full-time entrepreneur, Julie is a single mother to three kids. That’s certainly a feat by itself, but why am I interviewing her for Electrek?

Because Julie crowdfunded over $21 million selling electric bicycles in two campaigns on Indiegogo, and I want to know how. And why. And… what!?

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Despite laying off about 9 percent of its staff earlier this year, Tesla has already grown to 45,000 employees, according to CEO Elon Musk.

It would mean that Tesla has now a higher headcount than before the layoffs. expand full story

October 14

I’ve had my Tesla Model 3 Performance for about a month now, but I have been traveling so much that I haven’t had much quality time with the car… until this weekend.

I took the new electric vehicle to the dragstrip and here’s a quick account of my experience. expand full story

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