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This week’s top stories: Solar costs down 25%, Tesla Gigafactory doubles in size, Mercedes all-electric ‘EQ’, & much more


In this week’s top stories: Solar costs are down 25% in five months, Tesla Gigafactory doubles in size in our September update,  Mercedes unveils its all-electric ‘EQ’ brand, and much more.

We kick off this week’s top stories with our report detailing how solar power costs have dropped approximately 25% in the last five months. Reports that ‘Tesla Solar’ could invest $1 billion in an expansion in Mexico following a SolarCity merger. Elon Musk says it will likely be Tesla’s best quarter in its history, and Tesla’s Gigafactory nearly doubles in size in our latest aerial video of the facility.

Mercedes officially announces its new all-electric ‘EQ’ brand including the ‘Generation EQ’ SUV. Renault surprises with a new 2017 ZOE w/ ~200 miles of range. And Tesla co-founder Martin Eberhard helps bring a new Chinese EV company to the US.

These and much more in our top stories below.

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s Logic Pros series.