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This week’s top stories: Our 2017 Prius Prime review, Model 3, Panasonic’s solar roof for cars, battery & charging station news & more


In this week’s top stories:  Our 2017 Prius Prime review, new Tesla Model 3 details, Panasonic’s solar roof for cars, battery & charging station breakthroughs, and much more.

We kick things off this week with the Electrek Review of the 2017 Prius Prime. Tesla confirms production of Model 3 ‘beta prototypes’ as we discuss potential for production this year. A Tesla Autopilot crash caught on dashcam shows you how not to use the system. And Panasonic unveils a new 180W solar roof product for cars, an option Musk said could be a possibility for Model 3.

The inventor of li-ion battery unveils a solid-state battery breakthrough for fast-charging and 3x energy capacity. The first ‘High-Power fast-charging station’ (150-350 kW) is installed by EVgo and ABB. And Tesla releases new promotional videos with people swapping their car for a Model S.

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.