This week’s top stories: Model 3 configurations & sightings, Bolt vs Model S, Tesla solar roof sales, Daimler battery factory & more

In this week’s top stories: The latest Model 3 configurations and sightings, Chevy Bolt vs Tesla Model S, Tesla’s solar roof tile sales, Daimler‘s new EV battery factory, and more.

This week we get Model 3 configuration details with approximately 100 configs planned compared to Model S’ more than 1,500. A first look at Tesla Model 3’s charge port while Supercharging surfaces. And we get a great look at a new black Model 3 release candidate as well as another being tested with roof racks.

Seth gives the rundown on 10 things he likes better on the new 2017 Chevy Bolt vs his 2013 Tesla Model S. Fred breaks down everything we know about Tesla’s upcoming all-electric truck. Daimler unveils its own new battery Gigafactory for electric vehicles. And Tesla’s solar roof tiles sell out ‘well into 2018’ as Tesla plans an in-car app for solar roof/Powerwall monitoring.

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.