In this week’s top stories: Tesla’s ‘Model 3 part 2’ announcement brings fully self-driving hardware to all its production cars, Tesla/SolarCity announces new Gigafactory-like deals with Panasonic, and we tell you about the largest solar power plant in the world being proposed in Nevada.
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Tesla’s big product unveil this week means every car off its line is now equipped with its full self-driving hardware. We took a look at the new Autopilot hardware suite that includes 8 cameras, 1 radar, ultrasonics and a new supercomputer.
BMW, Audi and others partner to roll out new ‘ultra-fast 350 kW charging stations’ for EVs in Europe.
Tesla announces new deals with Panasonic to manufacture solar panels at the SolarCity Buffalo plant. And it also schedules a special upcoming event for January 4, 2017 at the Gigafactory.
These and the rest of this week’s top EV and solar news below:
- Tesla announces all production cars now have fully self-driving hardware
- Tesla Model 3 is not delayed, CNBC misreports and sends Tesla (TSLA) stock crashing
- Elon Musk confirms ‘Tesla Model 3 Part 3’ to release more details on upcoming electric vehicle
- Elon Musk says first 12 months of Tesla Model 3 production are ‘sold out’
- Tesla Model 3: How Tesla will fit $8,000 of Autopilot/self-driving features in a $35,000 car?
- Tesla to hold a special event at the Gigafactory on January 4, 2017
- A look at Tesla’s new Autopilot hardware suite: 8 cameras, 1 radar, ultrasonics & new supercomputer
EV news |
- Atieva becomes ‘Lucid Motors’, releases new teaser for all-electric sedan [Gallery]
- New ‘ultra-fast 350 kW charging stations’ for EVs to be deployed by Audi, BMW
- Tesla and LAPD working to retrofit a Model S with equipment for police patrol
- The Myth of the ‘Tesla Killer’: it’s time to retire the term and focus on the tech [Op-ed]
Solar | Energy
- US-based solar + storage at $0.028/kWh w/ world’s largest (again) proposed solar plant
- Tesla to create another Gigafactory-type deal with Panasonic through SolarCity Buffalo plant
- Tesla announces new partnership with Panasonic to manufacture solar panels
- Target passes Walmart as top US corporate installer of solar power, Ikea lights 90%+ of stores
- SolarCity manages to raise yet another $300 million ahead of the merger with Tesla
- Tesla/SolarCity merger: new partnership with Airbnb to install solar in more homes