In this week’s top stories: Tesla quietly completes its new 80 MWh Powerpack station, Elon Musk meets with President Trump and joins his new manufacturing council, Seth takes the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV for a spin, Model 3 gets a slight rebranding and new teaser video, and much more.
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We kick things off this week with word that Tesla’s new 80 MWh Powerpack station with Southern California Edison is complete and ready to go. The company gives Model 3 a slight rebranding by removing the ‘3 lines’ logo on its website. And we learn that Tesla’s Model 3 sourcing program is proving stringent as supplier SHW gets stung by a $100 million parts cancellation.
Seth takes the new 2017 Chevy Bolt EV for a test drive in our hands-on review. We take a look at Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new custom all-electric Mercedes G-Class. Tesla CEO Elon Musk joins President Trump’s new manufacturing council as the Trump administration reportedly silences the Department of Energy’s Sunshot team. And Model 3 gets a new teaser video.
These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:
- Tesla quietly brings online its massive – biggest in the world – 80 MWh Powerpack station
- Tesla changes the branding of the Model 3 to remove the ‘3 lines’ logo on its website
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk meets with President Trump to talk American manufacturing
- Exclusive: Tesla’s Model 3 sourcing program proves stringent, supplier SHW stung by $100 million parts cancellation
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk joins President Trump’s new manufacturing council
- Teardown of new 100 kWh Tesla battery pack reveals new cooling system and 102 kWh capacity
EV | Autonomous |
- The Electrek Review: 2017 Chevy Bolt EV is the first Plug-in for everyone
- Tesla says GM and Uber bought ‘little more than demoware’ w/ $1 billion acquisitions of Cruise and Otto
- Arnold Schwarzenegger will now drive a new custom all-electric Mercedes G-Class
- Tesla to transition from ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ to ‘Fully Self-Driving’ as soon as ‘3 to 6 months’,
Solar | Energy |
- Tesla releases new up-close drone footage of Gigafactory 1 in Nevada
- Trump administration silences the Department of Energy’s Sunshot team
- Electrek green energy brief: Trump’s renewable infrastructure, 80% solar before big upgrades…