About the Author

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

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

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Battery-electric powertrains are taking over the whole transportation industry and we are starting seeing them making their way into air transport. We’ve now got a new example of that with the world’s first electric seaplane taking flight. expand full story

With version 3 of its solar roof tiles, now called Tesla Solarglass roof, Tesla has created a lot of interest in its new solar product. Here’s where Tesla plans to first install the new solar roof tiles. expand full story

Volvo has revamped its Polestar brand as an electric vehicle brand, and after the more expensive Polestar 1 PHEV, the Polestar 2 is expected to be the brand’s first mass-market and all-electric product.

Now the Swedish automaker says that trial production for Polestar 2 has started in China, and deliveries are on track for 2020. expand full story

A new video of a Tesla Cybertruck prototype sighting shows the electric pickup truck accelerate like a light sports car on the streets of Los Angeles. expand full story

A Tesla Supercharger station in Seaside, Oregon, was partly destroyed by a gas-powered car engine fire after a drunk driving crash. expand full story

December 9

Tesla won the car of the year award in Switzerland. VW surprisingly paid for an ad to congratulate Tesla — and in the ad, challenges Tesla with the VW ID.3 as competition for next year. expand full story

Tesla has hinted at making its own trailer for the Cybertruck, and it’s likely to launch a disruption in the camper and trailer industry as some aftermarket products are already in the works. expand full story

Tesla is adding new stop sign and traffic light 3D renders to its Autopilot visualization as it moves to enable more capabilities for city driving and intersections. expand full story

An Infiniti dealership in Quebec proudly announced the delivery of a Tesla Model 3 to a loyal customer who wanted to go electric but couldn’t keep buying Infiniti cars due to lack of electric options. expand full story

A Tesla Model 3 owner driving on Autopilot crashed into a police vehicle in Connecticut and was given a citation for reckless driving after admitting that he wasn’t paying attention at the moment of the crash. expand full story

Tesla appears to have ramped up Model 3 production at Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, and official sales are expected to be imminent as Tesla started shipping out some Model 3 vehicles. expand full story

December 8

It looks like Elon Musk is upgrading his Tesla daily driver. The CEO was spotted driving Tesla’s new Cybertruck electric pickup around Los Angeles. expand full story

Elon Musk confirmed the targeted timing of the release of the Tesla Cyberquad, an electric ATV designed to work with the Cybertruck, and hinted that an electric dirt bike could also be a possibility. expand full story

The Tesla Cybertruck prototype, seemingly the same unveiled last month, has been spotted in the wild in Los Angeles, and the consensus is that it looks massive. expand full story

December 7

Tesla is now starting to offer its previously announced ‘premium connectivity’ features for a new $9.99 a month subscription plan. expand full story

After updating the Model X front seats, Tesla is now updating the Model S front seats with the thinner and “more comfortable” design, according to the automaker. expand full story

December 6

Tesla has become the world’s largest electric automaker based on cumulative sales as it surpasses China’s BYD even when accounting for the latter’s plug-in hybrid sales. expand full story

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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 two end-of-the-year priorities, Tesa updates the Cybertruck timelines, a new Autopilot update, and more.

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Tesla’s (TSLA) stock got an upgrade bull case at $500 per share from Morgan Stanley, but the firm’s best-case scenario is getting a lot of things wrong about the company, in our opinion. expand full story

Tesla has updated its Cybertruck production timelines for different versions of the electric pickup truck after strong pre-orders for the highest performance versions. expand full story

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