Tesla is hosting today hundreds of students at 8 of its facilities across the in US in partnership with Envirolution for ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’. expand full story

VW has long been considering to build its own gigafactories to produce a high number of battery cells for its upcoming electric vehicles, but we now learn that LG reportedly killed the plans by threatening to cut VW’s current battery cell supply. expand full story

Electric vehicle sales are skyrocketing in China before the country phases out incentives. Meanwhile, overall passenger car sales continue to go in the opposite direction.

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February 20

The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV is expected to launch next year in India, and the car has been spotted road testing. It could be one of the most important vehicle/platforms in the ongoing battle against climate change and pollution in the world’s most air-polluted country.

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February 8

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla buying a new battery technology, Model 3 price reduction, the Model 3 European launch, and more.

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Tesla is trying to sell and deliver as many Model 3s as possible this quarter in China before the temporary relief on import tariff ends in April. It is now making an unusual move to help: making the Enhanced Autopilot package standard. expand full story

February 7

It is becoming more likely every day that Tesla is going to produce Model Y at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada and now we learn that the automaker is setting up casting lines at the factory. expand full story

February 1

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s Q4 earnings, Tesla’s new software-locked battery pack, the Kia Niro EV, and more.

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Tesla has now officially launched Model 3 in China with the first Model 3 Performance starting to reach the country, but the company is also opening orders for the cheaper version of the Model 3 in the market. expand full story

January 30

Tesla’s Q4 2018 earnings letter just came out, and among the news were several updates on Model 3 production.

The most important tidbits are that Tesla is targeting 10,000/week production rate by the end of the year, that labor hours per vehicle decreased sequentially by 20% in the last quarter, and that Model 3 production for the Chinese market should start by the end of this year.

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