March 12

As part of Tesla’s reversal of its sales and pricing strategy, the automaker is also again changing Autopilot prices, which are coming ‘back to normal’ on Monday, says CEO Elon Musk. expand full story

March 4

Tesla’s electric pickup truck is going to be unveiled later this year and it will feature the mysterious futuristic design that CEO Elon Musk has been talking about for a while now. expand full story

February 28

In a conference call with journalists and analysts today after the $35,000 car and store closure announcement, Elon Musk gave a quick rundown on Tesla’s current financial situation.  It wasn’t great news, but it was mostly expected.

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February 18

Tesla has been promising its standard Model 3 battery pack to bring the price of the vehicle down to the long-awaited $35,000 price, but now Tesla has removed any mention of the base model from its website – sending some fans into a panic. expand full story

January 8, 2018

On December 29th, 2017, I took delivery of one of the first non-employee Model 3s.  This was a day which many of us early EV drivers have been awaiting for a long time – the realization of Tesla’s “secret master plan” announced more than ten years ago.  And now that the car we’ve all been waiting for is finally on the road, here’s my Tesla Model 3 review.

A lot has happened between the institution of Tesla’s master plan and now, and the industry has changed significantly.  At the time, basically the only electric cars on the road in the United States were DIY projects, golf-cart-like “neighborhood electric vehicles,” and the few first-generation RAV4 EVs which had made their way into private hands. GM had recently crushed its stockpile of lease-only EV1s.

The “plan” was that Tesla would be an example for the rest of the industry, that they would release a great car and other manufacturers would follow upon seeing that example. The plan would mean more competition as other manufacturers would try to make better and better EVs until they reached parity and eventually surpassed gasoline.

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January 31

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, China’s attempts to cut coal emissions don’t seem to be working. The bankruptcy of California’s PG&E endangers power purchase agreements with hundreds of suppliers. And New Jersey looks for ways to reduce its high solar costs.

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January 24

Tesla’s Model 3 is already quite successful based on many metrics, but Tesla is still failing on arguably the most important promise: a starting price of $35,000.

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August 17, 2018

Tesla’s Model 3 is the long-promised mass-market affordable long-range electric car that Elon Musk has been talking about ever since he put together his ‘secret master plan’ back in 2016.

But he has recently been talking about Tesla going further down market in the future with a smaller and even more affordable car.

Now he says that Tesla could make a $25,000 electric car in ‘about 3 years’. expand full story

August 14, 2018

One of the biggest complaints about the Tesla Model 3 is that it is yet to be available at the promised based price of $35,000.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that it is the priority right now and a new battery module design is going to enable the production of the relatively affordable electric car. expand full story

July 4, 2018

Renault and the City of Paris have announced a new “electric mobility plan for Parisians, Ile-de-France residents and visitors.”

It involves deploying a fleet of 2,000 electric vehicles for ride-hailing and car-sharing services in Paris. expand full story

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