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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Yesterday

Tesla is completely revamping its referral program after already spending $23 million on free Supercharging miles this year alone.

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A Tesla driver has been spotted several times over the past week sitting in the backseat while his Tesla Model 3 drives on Autopilot.

He appears to get a kick out of people filming him while engaging in this dangerous and illegal driving behavior.

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A Tesla Powerwall owner demonstrated what it looks like when you go through a 48-hour power outage with the battery system and solar power.

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Tesla heavy trucking president, Jerome Guillen, revealed that the automaker will use its mobile service approach to its Tesla Semi electric truck program.

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Toyota says it’s considering bringing an all-electric version of its popular Land Cruiser to consumers as it’s in the middle of a trial with a Land Cruiser converted to electric propulsion for a mining company.

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Mercedes-Benz is launching today two new all-wheel-drive versions of the EQA electric crossover, which was one of the most requested updates to the newly unveiled vehicles.

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May 4

Tesla has snapped up an important battery patent for just $3, but it is seemingly part of a startup acquisition up in Canada.

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Kia is reporting strong demand for its sleek new EV6 electric crossover with over 30,000 show-of-interests within a month from the unveiling.

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Ford today announced the MSRP price range of the E-Transit, the automaker’s new commercial electric van.

It starts at $43,295 and goes up to $52,690.

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German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine published a fairly crazy article in which it literally encouraged readers to bet against Tesla (TSLA) through a short position in order to bring Elon Musk “to his knees.”

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Citroën’s Ami, a small $6,000 electric “car,” is apparently coming to the US as part of new electric car subscription service.

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May 3

Elon Musk famously doesn’t accept his salary from Tesla, but the CEO still has a generous compensation plan that has the potential to net him around $30 billion this year.

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Tesla explained how it pivoted to avoid the global microchip shortage that Intel now says could last for several more years.

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BMW and Ford are ramping up investment in solid-state batteries with a new $130 million financing round in Solid Power.

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Tesla’s issues in Germany have now reportedly resulted in a six-month delay of the start of production at Gigafactory Berlin, according to a local industry paper.

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April 30

Tesla has now released the specs and the first images of a new Powerwall + installation after the power update announced by Elon Musk last week.

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This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s Q1 earning results, Tesla Powerwall 2+, Elon Musk on new FSD Beta update, and more.

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Tesla has released a long statement about the background behind the protester who crashed its booth at the Shanghai Motor Show earlier this month.

It’s a lot crazier than we thought.

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Tesla is turning on the charm in China by offering new discounts and perks amid changes in perception as a result of recent negative press.

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A third-party Tesla Cybertruck camper system has received over $50 million worth of orders even though the product doesn’t even exist yet.

It shows just how excited people are for the new electric pickup trucks and the kinds of adventures you can do with it.

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