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Fred Lambert


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

You can contact him by email at fred@9to5mac.com or on Twitter @fredericLambert

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The charging experience is really important for the success of electric vehicles and automakers have widely different approaches. Rivian, an electric pickup truck startup, is betting on its own network and it is hiring from the leader, Tesla, to build it out. expand full story

Tesla’s stock (TSLA) is soaring today and significantly outpacing the market despite the lack of significant news about the automaker, but some analysts attribute the jump to SpaceX’s successful launch of two astronauts, which they see as a credibility boost for Elon Musk. expand full story

Tesla appears to have broke ground for the new foundation of Gigafactory Berlin with a ton of new heavy machinery operating at the site. expand full story

Tesla is launching its new ‘Model 3 All Weather Protection Kit’ to help owners who have been seeing faster paint deterioration. expand full story

A video of a Tesla Model 3 crashing into a truck on the highway while reportedly being on Autopilot is going viral. Here’s what we know. expand full story

May 30

Tesla has accelerated its Model Y delivery timeline and it’s not clear why. Has the automaker managed to accelerate production, or is demand down, or both? expand full story

May 29

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s new price cuts, Model 3 getting a cheaper LFP battery in China, Tesla Cybertruck update, and more.

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Tesla Model 3 has outsold the much cheaper Honda Civic to become California’s top-selling passenger car during the first quarter 2020. expand full story

Audi today announced the launch of a new team group called “Artemis,” and they plan to develop an “efficient electric car” to come to market by 2024. expand full story

Tesla and SpaceX are ramping up their synergy effort with workers moving between Elon Musk’s two companies, battery purchases, and more. expand full story

Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla’s slower deployment of Supercharger V3 was due to production, but it is now ramping up. expand full story

May 28

Tesla has confirmed that the first tranche of Elon Musk’s massive CEO compensation plan has vested, and it’s worth almost $800 million. expand full story

Tesla shareholders are going to vote on whether or not the automaker should use paid advertising, something that Tesla has been staying away from, and the company’s board is fighting against the proposal. expand full story

Tesla is already accusing Xpeng, a Chinese EV startup, to have stolen some of its intellectual property, but it’s not stopping the company from straight-up copying its website design. expand full story

Rivian announced that it reopened its factory in Normal, Illinois, after shutting it down due to the pandemic. It resulted in a delay in bringing the R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV to production, but their Amazon electric delivery van is still on time. expand full story

The Tesla Cybertruck may not be getting any smaller, but at least it fits inside The Boring Company’s test tunnel under Los Angeles. expand full story

May 27

Tesla is helping to boost electric car sales in South Korea, which is slowly starting to take part in the EV revolution. expand full story

Tesla has invited YouTuber JerryRigEverything to take a look at the Model Y’s impressive durability test in cold weather. expand full story

Tesla has removed its mention of free Supercharging on new Model S and Model X orders as part of its new price cuts. expand full story

Tesla is planning a new European design center and now it is rumored to be located in Berlin’s Gasometer on the EUREF Campus. expand full story

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