This week on the Electrek Podcast, we are discussing the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla Model 3 vehicles being spotted going to Germany – presumably to be reverse-engineered, a Chinese EV startup raising a lot of money to produce its ‘Tesla clone’, Mercedes-Benz revealing its electric car production plans, and more.
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Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:
- Tesla Model 3 vehicles spotted on their way to Germany, presumably to be reverse-engineered
- ‘Tesla clone’ EV startup secures $350 million investment from Alibaba and Foxconn
- Mercedes-Benz unveils aggressive electric vehicle production plan, 6 factories and a ‘global battery network’
- Tesla keeps autonomous driving test program opaque, says no testing on California public roads
- Tesla maintains free Supercharger access for Model S and Model X
- Tesla referral program extended three months, gives owners and their friends a chance to race in a Tesla Semi
- Porsche has all-electric Mission E production prototypes, line is going up this year for volume production in 2019, says exec
- Waymo is adding ‘thousands’ of Pacifica plug-in hybrid vans to its self-driving fleet
- Tesla is in talks with electric truck customers to install ‘Megacharger’ stations, report says
- Jaguar tests all-electric I-Pace in extreme cold, gets a launch date
Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):