This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 broken promise following lineup changes, Model 3 leases being introduced, a new Autopilot strategy, and more.
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Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:
- Tesla kills base $35,000 Model 3, increases prices, makes Autopilot standard
- Tesla opens orders for cheaper Model 3 version in Europe and China
- Tesla launches Model 3 leases, will keep cars for autonomous Uber-like service after term
- Tesla’s new Autopilot computer is only at 5% capacity, current 2.5 at ~80%
- Tesla releases new Autopilot safety report: more crashes but still fewer than when humans drive
- Tesla and Panasonic suspend investments in Gigafactory expansion, report says
- Tesla and GM could get back federal tax credit for another 400,000 electric cars with bi-partisan bill
- SF Motors becomes Seres, launches production SF5 sleek 684HP electric crossover with 300 miles of range
- Geely launches new global all-electric brand Geometry, unveils a $31,000 ‘high-end sedan’
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