This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s price increases and discounts, Tesla’s new referral program (use ours!), a possible new Model S/X charge rate, and more.
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Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:
- Tesla delays price increase – boost orders at the end of the quarter
- Tesla increases prices across lineup – not as high as expected
- Tesla kills yearly service program, focuses on EV requiring less maintenance
- Tesla updates new 200+ kW Model S/X charge rate before reverting it to normal
- Tesla starts rolling out new Navigate on Autopilot and Enhanced Summon features
- Tesla is bringing back referral program to win Model Y and Roadster signed by Elon Musk
- Tesla brings back free Supercharging as end-of-quarter incentive – with a caveat
- Tesla remotely increases power output of all Model 3 vehicles through software update
- GM makes $300 million investment to produce new Chevrolet EV based on Bolt EV
- VW threatens to exit important automaker lobbying group over electric vehicle policies
- Canada announces new $5,000 incentive for electric cars, Tesla vehicles excluded
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