In this week’s top stories: As deliveries continue to increase, we learn more about the Tesla Model 3, Tesla discontinues its cheapest Model S option, Hummer unveils its all-electric vehcile, and much more. Head below for a full rundown of this week’s news…
As we reported yesterday when Tesla updated its mobile app to support Model 3, the automaker’s new vehicle is using a phone-based unlocking system with a key card system as a backup.
Now we obtained the company’s FCC application for the system – giving us more insights into how it works. expand full story
Tesla’s Fremont factory is already one of the biggest buildings in the world in terms of footprint and yet, the automaker has been expanding it rapidly as it ramps up Model 3 production.
A new drone flyover gives a fresh look at the factory and shows new buildings. expand full story
Tesla’s first responders’ guides for Model S and for Model X gave some interesting insights into the company’s two flagship vehicles.
Now the automaker released the Model 3’s first responders’ guide and it doesn’t fail to give us the same insights into the new vehicle architecture developed for Tesla’s third-generation vehicle. expand full story
Tesla is again showing more signs of preparation for the expansion of Model 3 deliveries to customers. As we reported this morning, the automaker is working on its Model 3 online design studio.
Now Tesla pushes a new update to its mobile app to support Model 3. expand full story
Current Tesla Model 3 deliveries are still only for employees and company insiders, but the automaker is expected to soon expand deliveries to regular customers with early Model 3 reservations.
The first sign of that happening would be to open the online design studio to let customers configure their vehicles ahead of deliveries and now it looks like Tesla is working to make that happen. expand full story
After a few setbacks since its last stock price (TSLA) all-time high of June 2017 that made Tesla one of the most valuable automakers by market capitalization in the world, the electric car and energy company is now back to pushing new all-time highs today. expand full story
One of the first things that catch your attention in the Tesla Model 3 is its long and clean dash. It runs from one side to the other only encumbered by the cutouts for the steering wheel and the center touchscreen.
The clean minimalist look of the Model 3’s interior is mainly enabled by two things: Tesla dropping the instrument cluster and designing a new single ‘high aspect ratio’ vent. expand full story
In this week’s top stories: Tesla continues ramping up Model 3 deliveries, Volkswagen bets big on electric cars and batteries, Elon Musk continues to hype Tesla’s semi, and more…
Tesla has the ambition to sell hundreds of thousands of Model 3s per year, which would make it one of the biggest vehicle programs in the world.
If they actually achieve that, it will inevitably have a strong impact on the market and especially the mid luxury sedan segment.
Facebook millionaire turned venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya thinks that BMW’s 3 Series will be most impacted. He even suggested that Model 3 could wipe out sales of the popular sedan. expand full story
Last month, we saw Tesla Model 3’s standard 18″ aero wheels without their caps for the first time and it quickly became the best-looking option for most of our readers, according to our poll.
The Model 3 with standard wheels are not actually intended to be driven without the aero caps, but we now see just how easy it is to swap them out. expand full story
Today, we learn that one of Tesla’s first non-engineer employees and longtime Vice President of Business Development, Diarmuid O’Connell, has left the automaker. expand full story
We are starting to see more Tesla Model 3 being delivered to employees and insiders, who are the lucky first groups of people to get the new all-electric vehicle, but also the first to work through the early kinks of “production hell”. expand full story
While Tesla started production of the Model 3 in Fremont, California and started deliveries to employees with reservations, the new all-electric vehicle is not expected to make it to other countries until the second half of next year.
But still, the first Model 3 has now already been spotted in Europe. expand full story
There are 10,000 unique parts in a Tesla Model 3 and any one of them can slow down the automaker’s important production ramp up.
Furthermore, the provenance of those parts has some interesting implications and we now have more details on them. expand full story
A week ago, we reported on a Tesla Model 3 going at Tesla locations around the country. It was spotted in Louisiana, where John Biscevic took pictures and sent us a few great shots.
Now the vehicle has made all the way to the east coast, completing a coast-to-coast trip – maybe the first in a Model 3. expand full story
Tesla bet on efficiency to achieve a long all-electric range on a single charge with the Model 3 and now we get our first look at the EPA rating, which suggests the vehicle could beat some efficiency records. expand full story
Last year, Tesla shared its ambitious plans to increase its annual production capacity to 500,000 vehicles in 2018 with new Model 3 production. It’s a higher planned production capacity than any other all-electric vehicle offered today.
But Tesla also plans to repeat it with the upcoming ‘Model Y’ and now a new report suggests that both vehicles could virtually dominate the global EV market early in the next decade. expand full story