In this week’s top stories: Tesla Model 3 interior images, Model X Falcon Wing doors in snow, John Deere’s electric tractor prototype, Tesla pushes to meet its delivery goal of 80,000 cars this year, and the latest solar and energy news.
We kick things off with some new interior images of the still unconfirmed Model 3 interior. We get a look at Model X’s new 5-seat configuration. Elon Musk says he’d be happy to talk to President-elect Trump. And Tesla gets the green light for a massive factory expansion in Fremont.
John Deere unveils its latest all-electric tractor prototype. GM warns of potential battery degradation of up to 40% for Chevy Bolt EV. Lucid Motors and Samsung claim to have a ‘breakthrough’ battery cell. And Tesla receives $8 million in tax credit for the Gigafactory as it begins hiring production workers for solar panels at its Buffalo factory.
These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:
- Tesla Model 3: new interior image highlights the puzzle inside the vehicle
- Watch Tesla Model X’s Falcon Wing doors open after a snow storm
- Tesla is on a full end-of-the-year delivery push to meet goal of 80,000 cars delivered in 2016
- First look at Tesla Model X’s new 5-seat configuration with the best in class cargo space
- Tesla gets the green light from the city for its massive factory expansion in Fremont
- Elon Musk says he’d be happy to talk to President-elect Trump, heartened by recent developments
EV | Autonomous |
- John Deere unveils latest all-electric tractor prototype for zero-emission agriculture
- Chevy Bolt EV mis-advertising access to Tesla Supercharger and CHAdeMO stations it can’t use
- Virtually all automakers (except Tesla) are lobbying to block EPA’s new fuel consumption standard
- GM warns of potential battery degradation of up to 40% for Chevy Bolt EV during warranty period
- VW e-Golf with 55 kWh battery pack for over 200 miles of range –the EV VW should have built
- Lucid Motors and Samsung claims ‘breakthrough’ battery cell to power upcoming all-electric sedan
Solar | Energy |
- Tesla receives $8 million in tax credit for the Gigafactory after passing audit for job & investment
- Tesla’s battery strategy is inspiring new electric vehicle startups, but not legacy automakers
- Tesla Gigafactory now employs over 850 workers, 1,000 more to come in first half of 2017
- Tesla’s SolarCity starts hiring production workers at its ‘Gigafactory’ for solar panels