In this week’s top stories: Tesla Semi speculation continues ahead of the upcoming launch, the Tesla Model 3 Long Range gets a leading efficiency rating, Toyota explains why it’s lagging behind in the electric vehicle race, and more.
Read on for the full rundown of this week’s top stories.
This week, an analyst says that the Tesla Semi “could be the biggest catalyst in trucking in decades,” noting it could be around 70 percent cheaper to operate.
Fred also talked this week about how well his Signature 2012 Tesla Model S P85 is holding up after 5 years. After purchasing the vehicle through Tesla’s certified pre-owned process, he says the battery is holding up very well and much more in his breakdown.
The Model 3 Long Rang received its EPA rating this week, earning a leading 126 MPGe efficiency rating, while the car also made its way to Europe for the first time ahead of its release during the second half of next year. The Tesla Model 3 also made its way across the country, completing a full coast-to-coast trip.
Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada talked this week about why the company is falling behind with electric vehicles. He explained that Toyota is “not against electric vehicles,” but rather the company doesn’t think the battery technology is there yet. Nissan also unveiled its all-new ‘Tesla killer’ Leaf this week.
These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:
- Tesla Semi could be ‘the biggest catalyst in trucking in decades’ and 70% cheaper to operate, says analyst
- Here’s how a Tesla Model S holds up almost 5 years later
- Tesla Model 3 Long Range version gets leading ‘126 MPGe’ efficiency rating
- First Tesla Model 3 spotted in Europe a year ahead of official launch
- A Tesla Model S prototype gets 3 new electric motors by Magna
- A Tesla Model 3 makes its way all the way across the country
- Tesla is under attack by same ‘merchants of doubt’ behind tobacco industry and climate change denial
- Tesla Model 3 and Model Y could represent half the global EV market within 3 years, says report
- Tesla Powerwall 2 starts trickling down to more markets in the US
- Tesla Model 3 is built with 50% parts from US/Canada, and 25% from Mexico – here’s why it’s important
- Toyota chairman explains why they are falling behind with electric vehicles
- Chevy Bolt EV surprises against VW Golf GTI at autocross event
- Nissan calls out Tesla by name and reignites ‘Tesla killer’ nonsense with the new Leaf
- A new all-electric crossover is coming with ‘more than 300 miles’of range and biggest screen you’ve ever seen in a car
- BMW seriously updates its EV plans with 12 all-electric cars, claims some with over ‘400 miles’ of range
- New all-electric performance hatchback concept unveiled with up to 300 miles of range
- Nissan is considering offering a Nismo performance package to the new all-electric Leaf