This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including more details on Tesla’s upcoming Model S/X refresh, the upcoming Tesla Autonomy event, new electric vehicles from Shanghai and New York auto shows.

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Tesla is moving extremely fast to build Gigafactory 3, its upcoming vehicle factory in Shanghai. A new drone video update shows that the structure of the building is growing at a breakneck pace. expand full story

April 17

We are starting to learn more about Tesla’s plan to refresh its Model S and Model X vehicles and it looks like the update is bigger than we originally thought.

Based on sources, Tesla is planning a full powertrain refresh that could launch at the same time as the previously reported interior design refresh. expand full story

April 16

Tesla confirmed this week that it is developing a “unique battery recycling system,” which the company believes will result in “significant savings” over the long-term. expand full story

April 14

The situation around battery cell production at Tesla Gigafactory 1 is coming into focus over the past few days following reports about Tesla and Pansonic slowing down their investments into the battery factory.

Now Tesla CEO Elon Musk weighs in and confirms that battery cell production is indeed still limited at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. expand full story

April 11

Tesla’s stock (TSLA) fell early this morning after a questionable report stated that the automaker and its partner Panasonic have suspended their investments in the expansion at Gigafactory 1. expand full story

April 8

Tesla has released a video showing the first delivery of a vehicle to a customer using a Tesla Semi electric truck prototype – showing a glimpse of a future with zero-emission electric vehicle deliveries. expand full story

April 5

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s first quarter 2019 delivery and production numbers, Model 3 is taking over Europe, Autopilot Hardware 3.0 enters production, Tesla Semi production comes back into focus, and more.

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April 4

The Tesla Semi prototypes, both of them, showed up at Gigafactory 1 today amid rumors of production plans finally coming together for the electric semi truck. expand full story

April 1

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a rare mention about bringing the Tesla Semi electric truck to production as the company’s original timeline is starting to approach fast. expand full story

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