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We are just a week away from the Tesla Model 3 delivery event and the sightings of Model 3 units have been increasing with the hype.

Now it allows us to get a rare look at the Model 3’s backseat. expand full story

July 18

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is getting the very first Model 3 production unit, VIN001, which was produced earlier this month.

The company is about to start delivering the first batches of Model 3 production units and they have now updated their VIN decoder for future owners. expand full story

July 17

Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk already announced that the automaker will be holding a special delivery event on July 28 to unveil the production version of the car and hand over the first 30 units to their owners.

Now Tesla started sending out the first invites today to the Model S and Model X owners who won access to the event as a prize through their referral program. expand full story

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July 16

Earlier this year, CEO Elon Musk surprisingly said that Tesla would “probably” offer a solar roof as an option on the Model 3.

Now, Musk is throwing some cold water on the idea – virtually killing it. expand full story

July 15

In this week’s top stories: Our exclusive look at Tesla’s plans for the largest EV charging station ever, Model 3 production unit, VW all-electric pricing, China’s EV mandate, solar news and more.

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July 14

VW has been quick to compare its upcoming first all-electric vehicle built from the ground up, codenamed I.D. Concept, to Tesla’s Model 3.

Specs-wise, it appears to be competitive with the Model 3 on paper, but they never gave a precise price range until now. expand full story

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The possible color options for Tesla’s upcoming Model 3 are expanding yet again.

With this latest sighting of a dark gray Model 3, it now brings the total to 7 different colors spotted on Model 3 vehicles to date. expand full story

July 13

As Tesla is starting Model 3 production ahead of a delivery event at the end of the month, a Model 3 vehicle apparently modified for crash testing has been spotted in Fremont. expand full story

July 12

With more and more vehicles on the road, Tesla’s global fleet is quickly accumulating electric mileage and replacing gas-powered miles.

Tesla has now confirmed that its fleet reached over 8 billion km (roughly 5 billion miles) – equivalent to 17 roundtrips between Earth and Mars. expand full story

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July 10

Now that we finally got a look at the final production version of the Tesla Model 3, albeit from limited angles (though a few more in this video), we can clearly see some of the changes that Tesla has implemented to the vehicle since the pre-alpha prototypes shown in March 2016. expand full story

July 9

Tesla only released two official pictures of the first Model 3 production unit and we got a few more shots from a Tesla owner who was charging at the Fremont factory Supercharger at the time they took the pictures.

Now, we get a first video of the vehicle – giving us more angles of this historic electric car and even a glimpse of the interior. expand full story

After confirming that Tesla completed the first Model 3 production unit at the Fremont factory late on Saturday, CEO Elon Musk has now released the first picture of the historic vehicle and a few more shots have leaked. expand full story

July 8

Earlier this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he expected that the very first production Model 3 would come off the production line on Friday.

Albeit a day late, Musk has now confirmed that Tesla has manufactured the first Model 3 “production unit” at the Fremont factory and it is now “going through final checkout”. expand full story

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In this week’s top stories: Tesla Model 3 production and pricing details, France’s petrol and diesel ban, VW’s new EV research car, Chevy Bolt sales, and the latest solar news.

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We are just a few weeks away from the launch of the Tesla Model 3 at the end of the month and there are still a few unknowns when it comes to options.

The roof options are one of those unknowns and now, a Tesla Model 3 release candidate has been spotted with its roof covered. expand full story

July 7

The very first production Tesla Model 3 is supposed to come off the production line today, according to CEO Elon Musk.

As we wait for an update on the progress, we get a very rare (and small) peek inside Tesla’s secretive Model 3 production line. expand full story

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July 6

We haven’t seen a new picture of the Tesla Gigafactory 1 in Nevada in about two months and during that time, they have been busy preparing for the production of Model 3 battery packs and drive units.

Now a new aerial shot of the giant battery factory shows lots of activity as they are starting production. expand full story

July 5

While one of the Tesla Model 3’s goals is to make electric cars competitive with gas-powered cars before EV incentives, some US-based reservation holders are still counting on the $7,500 federal tax credit to buy the vehicle.

Tesla recently updated its guidance for the rollout of the vehicle and we take a quick look at how it could affect access to the federal tax credit. expand full story

July 4

When first unveiling the Tesla Model 3 in March 2016, the prototypes came equipped with new wheels designed by the automaker.

CEO Elon Musk said that they “spent a lot of time on those” and that they plan on bringing them to production. Though a lot of things have changed since and Tesla plans to limit the options available on the Model 3 – at least at the beginning. expand full story

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July 3

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has often warned that the production ramp up of the Model 3 is difficult to predict since they are aiming for an exponential growth rate to reach as many as 8,000 units per weeks next year.

Now that production is expected to start Friday, Musk updated his guidance for the ramp during the next few months and it is unsurprisingly slower than what was previously guided.  expand full story

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