July 16

While we are impatiently waiting for Tesla, Rivian, and others to bring their electric pickup trucks to market here in North America, China is already getting some.

Nissan is launching a new electric pickup truck through a Dongfeng joint venture in China: the Dongfeng Rich 6 EV. expand full story

July 10

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Elon Musk saying that Tesla will move away from selling cars, Musk throwing some cold water on a Model S and X refresh, a Model 3 road trip, and more.

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November 20, 2017

After seeing the new Roadster in the flesh at Thursday’s Tesla Semi unveiling, I’ve had a lot to think about.  Fred and Seth already both covered this car, but it’s so groundbreaking that I felt I needed to chime in.

And as a current Roadster 1.5 owner, which had been my dream car ever since seeing the first introductory website put up by Tesla way back in 2006, I’m writing this article as a sort of catharsis, a reliving of that night that I first saw the car I sorely wished could be mine but thought at the time I’d never have the opportunity to own.

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July 9

Last weekend, I set out on my longest Tesla road trip yet, and I came to the conclusion that Model 3 is the best road trip vehicle out there for several reasons — but the main ones are Supercharging and Autopilot. expand full story

July 5

A common refrain about electric cars is that they’re fine for city driving but can’t do road trips.  This has been disproven many times, and Tesla owners in particular have an easy time on road trips due to Tesla’s excellent Supercharger network.

But today we’ve seen yet another reason not to worry about the capability to take EVs on long trips, as Bjørn Nyland has managed to drive 2,781km (1,728mi) in 24 hours in a Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD.  Nyland set this record on IONITY quick chargers in Germany because currently, that network is significantly faster than Tesla’s Superchargers.

The previous record was 2,644km, set last year in a Model 3 by the Austrian G-Electric team including German Horst Lüning. Lüning previously held the record before that with 2,424km in a Model S.

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July 3

This week on a special holiday weekend Wednesday Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s incredible delivery numbers for the second quarter, a series of new Tesla exec departures, the Model 3 Euro NCAP crash test results, and more.

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Tesla is going to enable homeowners with Tesla solar roof tiles and solar panels to access and dive deep into their own power generation data. expand full story

July 1

Tesla CEO Elon Musk started discussing the potential for electric airplanes, which he thinks could be viable in about 5 years.

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June 28

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla deliveries pushing for record quarter, the new Lightyear solar car, BMW’s electrification effort, and more.

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June 27

Tesla has released a new ‘Standby mode’ to make its new Enhanced Summon, which lets owners summon their cars autonomously in parking lots, faster. expand full story

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