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August 8

Baidu CEO says autonomous tech from ‘Robocar’ brand JIDU will be a generation ahead of Tesla

During its inaugural partner’s conference in Shanghai, autonomous-centric robotic car brand JIDU shared details of its lofty production expansion goals overseas. Furthermore, the CEO of parent company Baidu, said JIDU’s autonomous driving technology will “lead the Tesla generation.”

July 25

Average electric car price hit $66,000 in the US, but that’s not the whole story

The average electric car price in the United States hit $66,000 last month – a more than 13% increase year over year. That’s a bit disappointing since the promise has been that EV prices would come down, but this price increase isn’t the whole story.

January 10

2021 EV deliveries in China by the numbers: How some of the market’s major players grew

As we eagerly slam the book shut on 2021 and look toward a promising year of further EV adoption in 2022, it’s important to look back and assess how far the global market has come during this most recent trip around the Sun. From there, we can compare 2021’s numbers to the year prior and […]

December 19, 2016

Tesla poaches Volvo’s ‘Head of Interior Engineering’ to improve its interior quality

Tesla managed to hire a top engineering talent from the Swedish automaker Volvo. Electrek has learned that Anders Bell, Senior Director of Engineering at Volvo and the automaker’s ‘Head of Interior Engineering’ is joining Tesla in an equivalent role this month.

October 7, 2019

Tesla is integrating Maxwell’s ultracapacitor business, but will it end up in its cars?

Tesla is integrating Maxwell’s ultracapacitor business months after the acquisition, several employees confirmed, but it’s unclear if it’s only to comply with existing contracts or if they plan to continue development and even use the ultracapacitors in Tesla products.

March 19, 2021

Geely looks to battle Tesla with its own premium EV brand Zeekr

Auto manufacturer Geely plans to launch a new premium EV brand called Zeekr in China. Zeekr will exist as a separate brand and marketing strategy under the Geely umbrella. The automaker reportedly hopes to develop premium vehicles like Mercedes-Benz to compete with the likes of Tesla.

February 16, 2021

Tesla competitors growing in China: NIO, Xpeng, and more

Tesla continues to grow in market value and most recently, in crypto currency. Being No. 1 puts an “x” on the American automaker’s back, but it also helps fuel a healthy pool of Tesla competitors, especially in China. Below are several of the big names making extensive gains in the Asian auto market. These companies […]

June 27, 2016

Elon Musk denies deal for a Tesla joint-venture in China, and maybe he will not need one

Earlier this month, Bloomberg came out with a report claiming that signed a “non-binding memorandum of understanding” with Jinqiao Group, a Shanghai government-owned company, to invest in a $9 billion electric vehicle factory in the region. At the time, Tesla didn’t comment on the report, but now CEO Elon Musk denies that a deal was signed: […]

May 18, 2018

Electrek Podcast: Tesla makes progress with Model 3 production, more Boring Company details, and more

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla making progress with the Model 3 production ramp up, Elon Musk releasing more details about the Boring Company, and more.

August 15, 2018

Volvo brings a Tesla Model 3 to Sweden, presumably to benchmark and reverse-engineer

The Tesla Model 3 is having a major impact on the automotive market. Some established automakers are taking it very seriously and getting their hands on the vehicle for benchmarking and reverse-engineering. Volvo is apparently adding itself to the list as it was spotted with a Model 3 in Sweden.

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