June 15

Tesla tops the list of most satisfied customers in the entire auto industry

Tesla has topped the list of most satisfied customers in the entire auto industry, with Model 3 taking the top spot for for all cars globally.

March 27, 2017

New York’s new $2,000 EV incentive is aimed at Tesla Model 3, Chevy Bolt EV, and other long range affordable EVs

The state of New York has finally released all the details of its new electric vehicle incentive plan, which has been formally announced earlier this month and will start officially on April 1st. They decided to go with tranches that take into account both range and price. Only a few vehicles, like the Tesla Model […]

February 11, 2017

This week’s top stories: Model 3 70D & battery pack options, Tesla Semi, EV news from Volvo, Audi, VW, Hyundai & more

In this week’s top stories: Model 3 70D & battery pack options, Tesla Semi, EV news from Volvo, Audi, VW, Hyundai and others, and much more.

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.

November 24, 2016

Tesla hires HoloLens designer, second Microsoft employee from the augmented reality program

Adding to the rumors that Tesla might be working on adding augmented reality features to its vehicles, Tesla this month hired one of the top industrial designers of the HoloLens, Microsoft’s augmented reality headset. It’s Tesla’s second hire from Microsoft’s HoloLens program after having hired one of the computer vision scientists from the program last year.

July 13, 2020

European press heaps praise on Polestar 2, rekindling ‘Tesla Killer’ label

The first driving reviews of the all-electric Polestar 2 have been streaming in from Europe. It will be another month before we get time behind the wheel. The Polestar 2 is the first sporty, long-range, luxury-oriented, EV sedan (not an SUV) to stack up against the Tesla Model 3. Agree with that assessment or not, […]

August 22, 2017

Tesla Model 3: here’s the alloy mix of the Model 3 body

With the Model 3, Tesla is moving away from the mostly aluminum chassis that it designed for Model S and Model X with some high-grade steel reinforcements. Instead, the automaker is adding more steel to the mix for Model 3 and we now get our first look at the alloy mix in the chassis of Tesla’s […]

February 7, 2018

Polestar 2 will ‘not be a Tesla Model 3 killer’ and start ~$50,000, says CEO

Polestar made a big deal about its next electric vehicle, the Polestar 2, being a ‘Tesla Model 3 competitor’, but those plans are apparently becoming increasingly weaker as we learn more about them. Now, the CEO even admits that Polestar 2 will ‘not be a Tesla Model 3 killer’ as he confirmed the price and pushed […]

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.

June 28, 2017

BMW is rumored to unveil an all-electric 3 Series in September to compete with Tesla’s Model 3

While BMW’s electric car plans have long been confusing, the German has been positioning itself for moving more seriously in the electric vehicle space lately. The company started holding meetings to warn employees that EVS are coming and here to stay and they announced production expansion for their upcoming electric vehicles. Now a long-rumored all-electric (not its half hearted […]

January 23, 2019

Volvo’s Polestar releases more images of its ‘Tesla Model 3 competitor’ with Google UI

Polestar, Volvo’s performance brand which has been relaunched as an electric brand, is apparently gradually unveiling the Polestar 2, an upcoming all-electric sedan, which it describes as a “Tesla Model 3 competitor.” After releasing the first image of the Polestar 2 earlier this month, they have now released a second one through an app, which also includes […]

January 22, 2018

Polestar’s plans to compete with Tesla Model 3 are less ambitious than we thought

Polestar, Volvo’s performance brand recently relaunched as an all-electric brand, was off to a somewhat awkward but interesting start last year when it unveiled its first vehicle; the Polestar 1. The car turned out to be a highly expensive plug-in hybrid, which the automaker quickly made sound outdated by announcing that they would bring an all-electric […]

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