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.
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
This week’s top videos |
- Watch Tesla’s new fully self-driving car navigate around Palo Alto
- Watch a Tesla Model S P100D do 0-60 in 2.7 seconds – in the rain
- Here are some of the Hyperloop pods to compete on SpaceX’s 1-mile Hyperloop test track
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