November 14

Tesla is going to have to cut down part of a forest near Berlin in order to build Gigafactory 4. BMW ran into some similar issues when it tried to do the same almost two decades ago.

Interestingly, the announcement comes just as Tesla CEO Elon Musk helped plant 1 million trees. expand full story

November 13

Tesla’s (TSLA) market capitalization has now surpassed Daimler’s again as the electric automaker announces a big investment in the German automotive industry’s backyard. expand full story

November 12

Tesla’s stock (TSLA) is on another rally, and it is getting a boost from Wall Street analysts as the usual short arguments are starting to fade. expand full story

November 6

Tesla has reportedly secured a battery supply deal with CATL, China’s biggest battery manufacturer, to supply cells for Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai and potentially expand to other production facilities. expand full story

October 31

Tesla Gigafactory 1 battery cell production is “quickly ramping up,” according to Panasonic, but some production efficiency improvements have been “delayed.” expand full story

October 29

In the latest move in the EPA’s fight against California over clean air, several automakers including Fiat Chrysler, General Motors, and Toyota have come out on the side of more pollution and more death, as reported late Monday by the New York Times.  These automakers have cast their lot in with the fossil fuel interests running the Trump administration and their efforts which will kill Americans and cost them money via an ill-considered fuel efficiency rollback.

We’ve written before about how this move is bad for business, consumers, and the environment and is quite likely a losing battle for the federal government anyway.  The only group which seems likely to benefit from this on a high level is the fossil fuel industry – a group that seems to be the animating force behind these actions.

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October 25

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla smashing earnings expectations, announcing a new power increase through a software update, Tesla Solar Roof V3, and more.

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October 23

After delaying the production of Tesla Semi by a year, Tesla has now announced that it plans to start production of its electric semi-truck with “limited volumes” in 2020 expand full story

October 19

Tesla is rolling out more Model Y prototypes for testing, and we are getting to see the new electric crossover in new colors, including a beautiful new bright red prototype spotted at Gigafactory 1. expand full story

October 18

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including more hype around the Tesla Cybertruck, Tesla makes some changes to the Model 3, Volvo unveils its XC40 Recharge crossover, and more.

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