About the Author

Fred Lambert

@FredericLambert

Fred Lambert is the Editor-in-Chief and one of the founding members of Electrek. He mainly covers electric vehicles and renewable energy.

Lambert made a name in the EV space through a steady stream of exclusive scoops about Tesla, including being the first journalist to try Tesla’s Autopilot feature back in 2015. Lambert also repeatedly broke stories about new Tesla products like Enhanced Summon, Model S design refresh, Tesla Autopilot 2.5, and more.

In 2020, he was also the first to report that Tesla’s new planned Gigafactory in the US would be located in Austin, Texas months before the official announcement.

His reporting has been used by many mainstream news organizations, like the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many more.

Lambert has appeared on television (CNBC) and has been featured in national papers for his expertise in electric vehicles.

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

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Today

Tesla (TSLA) announced that it delivered a record 343,000 electric cars during the third quarter.

The automaker also destroyed its previous production. Record and confirmed a change in its end-of-quarter delivery push.

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Yesterday

Tesla has unveiled its latest version of its Dojo supercomputer and it’s apparently so powerful that it tripped the power grid in Palo Alto.

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Tesla confirmed today that Gigafactory Berlin has been able to ramp up production to 2,000 electric cars a week for the first time.

If this new production rate is maintainable, it is a giant achievement for the automaker.

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September 30

Tesla has unveiled its Optimus humanoid robot at its AI Day 2022 today and Elon Musk believes Tesla can bring it to market for “less than $20,000”.

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Tesla is holding its AI Day 2022 tonight in Palo Alto, California, and Electrek has you covered with the livestream and all the news coming out of the event.

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This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discussed Tesla AI Day, TSLA’s Q3 deliveries, Tesla Cybertruck update, and more.

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Tesla is teasing the hands of its humanoid Optimus robot that is going to be fully unveiled at its AI Day event later today.

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Tesla Solar Roof and Powerwall owners are showing how their energy products fared in Hurricane Ian after it hit Florida.

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September 29

Elon Musk says that Tesla Cybertruck is going to be “waterproof enough” to cross rivers and serve as a boat for short periods.

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A Tesla employee was reportedly hit by a car in a bizarre ICEing incident at a Supercharger station in Austin, Texas. The police are now asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect.

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Elon Musk has set some expectations for Tesla AI Day 2, which we now know is going to feature “lots of technical detail and cool hardware demos.”

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The Atlas EV is the world’s first fully electric amphibious 8×8 XTV, and it can be yours for just $50,000.

You may be asking why. Why not!

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September 28

Tesla Megapacks arrive in Hawaii with the state’s last coal shipment as it shifts its grid to renewables supported by energy storage enabled by batteries like the Megapacks.

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Tesla (TSLA) announced today that it appointed Joseph Gebbia Jr., best known for being an Airbnb co-founder, to its board of directors.

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Tesla has announced a Supercharger price hike in California that is adding to the price increases throughout the last year. It’s still not the price of a tank of gas, but it is now starting to get expensive.

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Tata Motors, an India-based automaker, has launched a new small hatchback all-electric vehicle starting at just over $10,000.

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September 27

Tesla is making large fleet deliveries at the end of the quarter as it pushes for a new all-time delivery record.

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Eviation Alice, an all-electric aircraft that appears to be closest to being commercially viable, had its first flight, and it was successful.

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Nissan has released the starting price of the Ariya electric crossover, the brand’s second all-electric vehicle. It starts at $43,190.

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Tesla is expecting a “very high volume” of vehicle deliveries during the end of the quarter, and it is asking all employees to help – even those outside of the sale and delivery organization.

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