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.
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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