September 14

Elon Musk held a call with Tesla employees this week in which he emphasized that Tesla needs to move cars out of the factory faster in order to fix the automaker’s logistic problems.

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September 11

Tesla is working on some upgrades to its Fremont factory, including installing a new solar array, the first at the factory, and a new 24-stall Supercharger station. expand full story

September 10

Tesla is preparing a fifth assembly line at its Fremont, California, factory as it prepares to add Model Y production to the already very busy plant. expand full story

September 9

VW is reportedly paying less than $100 per kWh for the battery as it is trying to secure battery cell supply for its ambitious electric vehicle plans through a mix of supply deals and making its own cells at a new battery gigafactory with Northvolt. expand full story

September 4

The rumors are true. Tesla is moving into a “new product line”: battery cell manufacturing. According to new job listings, the automaker is building a new cell manufacturing line in Fremont, California, and interestingly, it’s also looking for cell technicians in Colorado. expand full story

August 30

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s new Insurance service, electric car conversions with Tesla batteries, Gigafactory 3 moving toward Model 3 production, and more.

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In surprising news for Tesla in China today, Tesla received a sale tax exemption for all its electric cars in the country, but it also increased prices at the same time. expand full story

August 29

After a few rough weeks on the market, Tesla’s stock (TSLA) is rising today following the announcement of the automaker’s new insurance division and a positive outlook on Tesla’s market in Europe. expand full story

August 27

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is going to Shanghai later this week, and he is now rumored to unveil the first China-made Tesla Model 3 at an event on Thursday. expand full story

August 26

Rare images from inside Tesla Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai have leaked showing the automaker making Model 3 production setup tests as the start of production is imminent. expand full story

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