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Fred Lambert

@FredericLambert

Fred is the Editor-in-Chief and the main writer at Electrek. He mainly covers electric vehicles, autonomous cars and ride-sharing platforms.

You can read his work on Electrek, 9to5mac.com and 9to5google.com

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Today

Tesla has a giant new building under construction in Northern California. It’s rumored to be a distribution center and/or a manufacturing facility and now we get a closer look with a drone video. expand full story

We have often complained about BMW taking its sweet time to release its second electric vehicle since the BMW i3 back in 2013, but the German automaker is now bringing to market 3 all-electric vehicle programs at the same and today it revealed the latest prototypes in winter testing. expand full story

Following the announcement of its Supercharger V3, Tesla is now also starting to unlock more power in its existing Supercharger stations. expand full story

After just over a year since starting deliveries, Tesla Model 3 drivers have already reached over 1 billion electric miles in record time. expand full story

March 23

A group of hackers managed to crack a Tesla Model 3 as part of a hacking competition and Tesla gave them the car for exposing the vulnerability. expand full story

March 22

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s price increases and discounts, Tesla’s new referral program (use ours!), a possible new Model S/X charge rate, and more.

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Tesla’s in-car internet browser has been one of the most neglected features inside Tesla vehicles, but CEO Elon Musk has been promising to improve it recently and now he says that they are upgrading the internet browser with Google’s Chromium. expand full story

Mercedes-Benz released new details about the development program of the new electric eSprinter van as it completed its winter endurance test ahead of the launch. expand full story

Tesla is starting to widen the rollout of its new Autopilot features and now owners are filming the first demonstrations of Tesla’s Enhanced Summon. expand full story

Tesla is moving away from its yearly service program as it focuses on an as-needed approach based on the fact that electric vehicles require less maintenance. expand full story

March 21

Just over a month after ending the program, Tesla is bringing back its referral program with a different structure. It now gives 1,000 miles of free Supercharger and the chance to win a Founders Series Model Y and a Founders Roadster signed by Elon Musk and Franz von Holzhausen. expand full story

Tesla is bringing back one of its most popular sale incentives; unlimited free Supercharging, as an end-of-quarter incentive, but there’s a caveat. expand full story

Tesla is claiming that self-driving startup Zoox stole secrets regarding its logistica and inventory system through several former employees leaving with “trade secrets”, according to a new lawsuit. expand full story

Tesla is trying to move at a record pace to build Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai and now a new drone video update shows that it’s starting to look like something. expand full story

Volkswagen partners with Northvolt, a battery production startup founded by a former Tesla executive, to create a new consortium to advance batteries for electric vehicles in Europe. expand full story

Tesla has filed a lawsuit today against a former employee who worked on Autopilot, whom allegedly stole the source code of the semi-autonomous driving system for Chinese EV startup Xpeng, which describes itself as being inspired by Tesla. expand full story

As already announced, Tesla increased prices across its vehicle lineup, but the average increase is not as high as previously announced. expand full story

March 20

Tesla has already delivered over 3,000 Model 3 vehicles in just a few weeks and it looks like it is putting pressure on other electric vehicles in the market, which was already dominated by EVs. expand full story

Ford has announced today new investments in its US facilities for future production of next-generation electric vehicles as well as Ford’s first autonomous vehicles. expand full story

Ford is preparing to launch its first electric vehicle built to be electric from the ground up: a Mustang-inspired all-electric crossover, and now, the automaker is teasing it as a Tesla Model Y competitor. expand full story

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