This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor price increase, Tesla’s production numbers, Tesla removing paint options to streamline production, and more.
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Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:
- Tesla increases price of Model 3 Dual Motor AWD again
- Tesla to eliminate some paint options to increase production efficiency, gives last chance to order
- Tesla production picks up in the past few days as end of record quarter approaches
- Tesla is releasing more battery capacity and giving free Supercharging to owners in Hurricane Florence’s path
- Tesla to achieve leading $100/kWh battery cell cost this year, says investor after Gigafactory 1 tour
- Tesla Semi production to get ‘serious’ by 2020, says investor after Gigafactory 1 tour
- Tesla obtains patents for the design of Tesla Semi as it is being sued over it
- Tesla launches its own in-house ‘Body Repair Centers’ to reduce repair time
- Tesla’s fleet reaches total of 9 billion electric miles on the road to the rEVolution
- NIO raises $1 billion in US IPO to ramp up production of electric vehicles
- Nissan announces 2019 LEAF US pricing, says longer-range version available ‘in the future’
- VW CEO says electric car costs higher than expected, sees competition making progress
- VW is planning a capacity of 100,000 electric cars per year for first plant to go electric
Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):