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January 14

Podcast: Tesla losing heat, new Model S, FSD Beta scrutiny from DMV and more

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s heat pump failing problem coming back, new updated Model S design, Tesla FSD Beta scrutiny from DMV, and more. Remember to also subscribe to Electrek Quick Charge Podcast hosted by Mikey G and Electrek’s new […]

December 6, 2021

Quick Charge Podcast: December 6, 2021

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

November 26, 2021

Juiced RipRacer fun-sized 28 MPH electric bike launches today at promotional price

Juiced Bikes unveiled it latest electric bicycle model, the RipRacer, earlier this month. The new e-bike model uses a compact frame and smaller diameter 20″ fat tires to create a space-conscious layout that easily fits in cars and elevators. The RipRacer, which starts at $1,399, still offers high performance for anyone looking for a peppy […]

July 30, 2021

Tesla Megapack caught on fire at giant battery project in Australia

A Tesla Megapack part of a giant battery project in Victoria, Australia, has caught on fire – creating a blaze that’s almost impossible to control. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

July 14, 2021

Tesla has Powerwall backlog of 80,000 orders worth over $500 million

Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla currently has a Powerwall backlog of 80,000 orders, which is worth over $500 million, but it can’t ramp up production to meet that due to the global chip shortage.

Tesla factory locations: Where they are and could soon be

As Tesla’s stock currently continues to rise along with its current market cap valuation approaching $800 billion, it’s safe the say the American EV automaker is doing okay. Tesla currently produces four electric vehicles at its various factory locations around the world. These Gigafactories also produce battery and solar technologies for the brand. With a […]

July 12, 2021

Greyp just launched a new, high-tech 100 km electric trekking bike, and we’ve got the first ride!

Nestled in the outskirts of Zagreb, Croatia, sits an unassuming building where some of the most high-tech electric bicycles in the world are dreamed up, designed, and then manufactured. Greyp applies the same kind of forward-thinking approaches as its electric supercar parent company, Rimac, resulting in e-bikes that are both high performance and high tech. […]

May 26, 2021

This new dual motor carbon fiber electric scooter is 3D-printed to the exact size of the rider

Following the wildly successful Superstrata 3D-printed carbon fiber electric bicycle last summer, the team behind the Arevo 3D-printers that enabled such tech has a new offering: the Scotsman electric scooter.

November 11, 2015

6 Tesla managers left the company to join former Tesla Germany chief at Sonnenbatterie

Earlier this year, Tesla’s head in Germany, Philipp Schroeder, left the company to join his former employer: Sonnenbatterie. Tesla quickly replaced Schroeder with its sales chief in Switzerland, but now we learn through Wirschafts Woche that 6 Tesla managers in the country followed Schroeder to the energy storage system maker.

November 3, 2015

[Live Blog] Tesla’s financial results Q3 2015 and conference call

Tesla is set to release its third quarter 2015 financial results today at market close. Management will hold a conference call with Q&A at 2:30pm Pacific Time (5:30pm Eastern Time). You can join on the call through Tesla’s website and join us below the break for live updates:

October 8, 2016

This week’s top stories: Tesla is doubling Powerpack capacity, SolarCity “Solar Roof” details, Toyota’s Prius Prime hybrid & much more

In this week’s top stories: News that Tesla is doubling Powerpack energy capacity with the Gigafactory’s new battery cells, Toyota reveals a $27,100 price tag for its Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, details on SolarCity/Tesla’s upcoming ‘Solar Roof’, and much more.

July 4, 2016

You can get a Tesla Model S for $35,000 with only ‘minor dents and dings’ [Gallery]

Too good to be true? Yes, probably, but that’s what a Tesla Model S owner on Craiglist is claiming. While we will have to disagree with the owner’s definition of “minor dents and dings”, it’s not impossible to imagine how this Model S would still be able to drive – though its salvage status is […]

June 22, 2016

The Tesla-SolarCity deal explained through some amazing quotes by Elon Musk

Since Tesla announced its offer to buy SolarCity, which is still contingent on a vote by the shareholders, Wall Street has turned on the company with analysts issuing notes claiming that there’s little to no value in the deal. Barclays analyst Brian Johnson issued a note saying that he sees “little in the way of […]

May 30, 2016

Tesla (TSLA) will hold its 2016 Shareholders meeting tomorrow – here’s what you need to know

Tesla (TSLA) 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2016 Annual Meeting”) will be held tomorrow on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. If you can’t attend, don’t worry because as usual Tesla will be live-streaming the event on its website. The meeting generally starts with a formal part for shareholders to vote on […]

May 5, 2016

Elon Musk is going to make the sun shine at night with a new SolarCity/Tesla Energy project

SolarCity will produce the electricity, Tesla Energy will store it – and the SolarCity Utilities Services will deliver it to you at night. Recently, Tesla said they would install more energy storage with Solarcity in 2016 than the USA installed in 2015. This morning SolarCity put out two press releases – one announcing the focus on Utility and […]

March 23, 2017

Tesla Gigafactory 1: new aerial picture shows latest progress at the battery factory

Three years into the project, Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada is now more than 2 months into its first battery cell production. The factory is also now producing both Powerpack 2 and Powerwall 2 battery packs for stationary energy storage to use those new cells and finally, it is preparing for the start of Model […]

May 9, 2017

Tesla battery researcher says they doubled lifetime of batteries in Tesla’s products 4 years ahead of time [Updated]

Almost a year into his new research partnership with Tesla, battery researcher Jeff Dahn has been hitting the talk circuit presenting some of his team’s recent progress. We reported last week on his talk at the International Battery Seminar from March and now we have a talk from him at MIT this week. He went into […]

May 31, 2018

Tesla hires new head of Energy operations from Amazon and head of Tesla Europe from BMW

After announcing a flurry of new executive hires from Apple, Amazon, and more last week, Tesla has announced two new executive hires today: a new head of Energy operations and a new head of Tesla Europe.

June 1, 2018

Tesla starts rolling out new software update for its Powerpacks

One of the coolest features of Tesla’s vehicles is that they can get over-the-air software updates that enable Tesla to remotely roll out bug fixes and new features. The automaker is apparently applying the same strategy to its energy product as it starts rolling out a new software update for its Powerpacks.

January 4, 2017

Tesla starts mass production of new ‘2170’ battery cell at the Gigafactory, will be used in Model 3 in Q2

For the past year, Tesla has been guiding “by the end of the year” for the start of battery cell production at the Gigafactory. The end of the year has come and gone, but Tesla didn’t confirm the start of production. As it turns out, Tesla, and its battery partner Panasonic, started production of cells […]

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