Yesterday

Electric GT is getting ready for the inaugural race of its all-electric and all-Tesla championship later this year. Last week, they made their headquarters at the Circuit Pau-Arnos in France and started testing their stripped down Tesla Model S on the track.

Unfortunately, their effort was cut short when they crashed the vehicle. expand full story

April 29

While several Model 3 release candidates have been spotted in the wild, Tesla hasn’t shown the Model 3 in any official capacity since launching the production of the release candidates.

We now learn that the company will hold a private showing of the vehicle in June for the winners of a previous referral program. expand full story

Ever since Tesla released its second generation Autopilot hardware and started offering an option called “full self-driving capability”, there’s been some confusion about Tesla’s plan for rolling out fully autonomous driving.

CEO Elon Musk has clarified the plans this week and now predicts that true level 5 autonomy is about 2 years away – though Tesla should still have advanced autonomous driving systems before that. expand full story

9to5toys 

In this week’s top stories: A first look at Elon Musk’s tunnel boring machine and concept video, Tesla Semi gets a teaser image, the latest Model 3 release candidate sightings, a reveal for the Kitty Hawk flying EV, the latest solar news, and much more.  expand full story

Yesterday, a third Tesla Model 3 release candidate was spotted a month into the test program. All the prototypes were seen around the Bay Area in California – mostly near Tesla’s headquarters in Palo Alto.

Now a release candidate has been spotted outside of California for the first time.  expand full story

April 28

While Tesla acquired SolarCity over 5 months ago, it focused on keeping “business as usual” and it only recently started absorbing the solar installer more aggressively into its operations.

Now we learn that the company is shutting down its door-to-door solar sales operations, which has over 1,000 salespeople, in order to integrate the solar offering into Tesla’s own sale channels, mainly its stores and online. expand full story

9to5mac 

While electric vehicle enthusiasts are tired of only seeing electric concepts coming out of VW, it looks like the German automaker is ready to back those concepts with a massive 9 billion euros ($10 billion) investment to bring them to production.

Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Müller conceded that “the future of driving is electric” and they plan to be part of it, but they are having trouble reconciling it with their current internal combustion engine business. expand full story

After announcing a planned unveiling in September 2017 for Tesla Semi, Tesla’s all-electric semi truck, CEO Elon Musk released the first teaser image of the truck today. expand full story

9to5google 

Elon Musk unveiled today the concept behind his new company: The Boring Company. It confirms that the idea behind the company goes beyond simply building tunnels.

We reported just yesterday that the startup recently took delivery of its first giant boring machine at SpaceX’s headquarters.

The new video for the concept features mobile platforms lowering vehicles, Teslas in the case of the demonstration, into tunnels and then speeding away on those same mobile platforms riding on a single rail… expand full story

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