This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla opening up the Model 3 design studio to anyone in the latest move to stop ‘anti-selling’ the vehicle, Model 3 Performance version is about to become available, and more.
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Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:
- Tesla to stop ‘anti-selling’ Model 3 with Performance version hitting the market
- Tesla expands Model 3 Performance fleet for test drives, received ‘over 30,000’ drive requests
- Tesla Model 3 Performance version has a lower suspension and ‘stronger brakes’, Elon Musk confirms
- Tesla is opening Model 3 online configurator to everyone
- Tesla tries to get Model 3 buyers out the door in 5 mins during delivery as it ramps up
- Tesla confirms hitting federal tax credit threshold, $7,500 credit cut in half at end of 2018
- Ontario shuts down EV rebate just as Tesla Model 3 was blowing it up
- Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor and Performance CARB filing shows interesting range results
- Tesla makes Gigafactory 3 in China official, plans to start production in 2 years
- Tesla increases price of Model S and Model X by over $20,000 in China due to new trade-war tariffs
- Tesla finally starts deliveries of long-awaited Powerwall 2 Founders series signed by Elon Musk
Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):