December 31, 2018

Unhappy Arizona residents slashing Waymo tires, derailing self-driving cars, more

The advent of any new technology is accompanied with complaints, as seen with Wing’s delivery drones, but in the case of self-driving cars there have been more radical expressions of discontent. As Waymo tests and operates vehicles in Phoenix, some Arizona residents have taken to threatening or even damaging the cars.

In 2018, Tesla was mainly focused on ramping up production of Model 3. It was a great year of growth for the company.

The automaker will undoubtedly grow in 2019 also, but we expect the year ahead to also bring a few other interesting things for Tesla.

Here’s what to expect from Tesla in 2019: expand full story

Green Deals: Snow Joe 11-inch 10A Electric Snow Shovel $59, more

Today only, Home Depot offers up to 30% off electric outdoor power equipment and tools. Free shipping is available for all. Our top pick is the Snow Joe 11-inch 10A Electric Snow Blower Shovel for $59. That’s down from its $80+ price tag at retailers like Walmart and the best we can find. This electric snow shovel is powered by a 10A motor and can throw snow up to 20-feet away. Rated 4/5 stars. Be sure to grab an extension cord to complete your new setup. Check out the rest of today’s sale for even more deals.

As of this weekend with only just over a day left in the quarter, Tesla still had over 3,000 Model 3 vehicles left in inventory in the US, according to a source familiar with the matter. expand full story

Despite catching a break over the increasing tariffs in China for the first few months of 2019, Tesla is moving forward with its accelerated plan to build Gigafactory 3 in the country and Elon Musk now hints at groundbreaking “soon”. expand full story

December 30, 2018

With every year, buyers have more all-electric vehicle options and 2019 is not going to be an exception.

Here are the new all-electric vehicles coming in 2019. expand full story

December 29, 2018

Tesla tries to kill two birds with one stone as it launches new incentives to both deliver more vehicles by the end of the year and get more employees on its new Autopilot Hardware 3 test program. expand full story

Tesla has released some rare new footage from inside the Fremont factory showing a Model 3 being assembled from start to finish. expand full story

December 28, 2018

We have only seen two Tesla Semi electric truck prototypes since the launch over a year ago, but it now looks like there might be a third one or at least a modified one as a red Tesla Semi has been spotted in the wild. expand full story

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla appointing new board members, Tesla releasing a new software update, a new cheap Chinese EV, and more.

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