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This week’s top stories: Our Chevy Bolt EV review, Tesla’s new 80 MWh Powerpack station, Musk joins Trump council, Model 3 teaser & more


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.

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:

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s Logic Pros series.