In this week’s top stories: Tesla’s 2017 Supercharger network expansion plans, Autopilot & launch mode limits, Musk’s tunnel digging company, the latest solar and EV news, and much more.
We kick things off with details on Tesla’s plans for a Supercharger network expansion next year. The company updates Autopilot to follow speed limits as it confirms it’s limiting performance vehicles after too many launches with ‘launch mode’. And the latest from the analysts claims Model 3 is on track for H2 2017 while Model X production is reportedly ‘inconsistent’.
Musk gets serious about launching a tunnel digging company to reduce traffic. ‘Bolt EV is reportedly being positioned as a not for profit product to help subsidize the company’s gas-guzzling cars. China opens the doors for Tesla and other foreign automakers to produce electric vehicles. And solar power takes the lead in new capacity additions for 2016.
These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:
- Tesla unveils its 2017 Supercharger network expansion plans
- Tesla is updating its Autopilot to make it follow the speed limit on roads
- Elon Musk added an Easter Egg in latest Tesla software update to ship your car to Mars
- Tesla confirms limits for power of performance vehicles due to ‘launch mode’
- Tesla Model 3 on track for H2 2017, Model X production ‘inconsistent’, says TSLA analyst
- Tesla Model S head-on collision with Soviet-era Crane Truck: Tesla driver escapes with injured kne
EV | Autonomous |
- Musk apparently serious about a tunnel digging company to reduce traffic
- ‘Bolt EV is not for profit but to subsidize gas-guzzling cars,’ says JP Morgan
- The Chinese billionaire behind Faraday Future needs to bail the company out…
- Tesla poaches Volvo’s ‘Head of Interior Engineering’ to improve its interior quality
- China opens the doors for Tesla and other foreign automakers to produce electric vehicles in the country
Solar | Energy |
- Tesla set fire to a Powerpack to test its safety features – the results are impressive
- Solar power is #1: Solar is 31% of new generation, 48% of new capacity for 2016 in the US
- Tesla executive behind energy storage division leaves the company after 7 years
- Tesla Gigafactory: new drone video shows progress on south and north expansions