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This week’s top stories: Tesla 8.1 update, new Model 3 details, Nissan LEAF, Model Y, Tesla Powerpack, solar news & more


In this week’s top stories: Tesla 8.1 update, new Model 3 details, Nissan LEAF, Model Y, Tesla Powerpack, solar news & more.

We kick things off this week with new Model 3 details as Elon Musk talks about the display and autonomous capabilities. Tesla releases 8.1 software update and improves Autopilot 2.0 features. And analysts warn of Tesla’s Autopilot machine learning potentially rendering all other cars obsolete.

New York’s new $2,000 EV incentive is aimed at Tesla Model 3, Chevy Bolt EV, and others. Faraday Future uses a Tesla Model X to test its self-driving prototype. California solar + wind reaches a record high at 49.2% as renewable electricity peaks above 56%. The latest Tesla Powerpack news.

And the Autonomous Nissan Leaf goes for a test drive in this week’s top video.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:

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Avatar for Jordan Kahn Jordan Kahn

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