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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

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

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Yesterday

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s new car wrap service, Model Y Long Range RWD, Cadillac Lyriq, and more.

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A drone flyover video of Tesla Gigafactory Berlin shows that Tesla is simultaneously bringing up several buildings quite rapidly.

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VW CEO Herbert Diess is taking an ID.3 Pro Performance electric car on a holiday test ahead of the start of deliveries in Europe.

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Tesla has launched new lease options for Model 3 and Model Y in Canada as it also expands in the market with new retail presence.

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Tesla is turning to owners in Canada to help push the government to allow the automaker to charge their vehicles by the kWh.

The automaker is expected to make similar pushes in other markets where the authorities only allow charging per minute instead of for the total energy.

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August 6

We received more information about Tesla’s plan to increase production at the Fremont factory with a new parallel general assembly line under its infamous tent.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company has received the green light to start expanding its “Loop,” an electric transport system using Tesla vehicles, in Las Vegas.

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VW is about to start deliveries of the ID.3, but we now learn that the ID.4 electric SUV is not far behind, and US production is on track for early 2022.

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A Tesla powertrain, along with several other Tesla parts, were used to turn Johnny Cash’s Rolls-Royce into a unique electric car with 200 miles of range.

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Tesla has launched its own car wrap service through delivery centers starting with five cities in China. Could it be introduced in other markets?

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August 5

Audi announced the details of its 2021 e-tron electric SUV lineup, and they’re introducing significant price cuts of up to $9,000.

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Mercedes-Benz and Chinese battery manufacturer CATL today announced a “major” partnership to “create cutting-edge battery technology” and supply batteries for the upcoming EQS electric car.

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Tesla has reportedly abandoned plans to launch its ‘Tesla Energy’ products in South Korea after failing to obtain certification due to a strange problem.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is again threatening to potentially move the automaker out of California after the COVID-19 response.

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August 4

Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T are neck and neck in electric pickup demand with some interesting other models trailing not too far behind, according to a new Twitter survey.

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Tesla has made a tiny change to Model Y that will save owners some headaches by helping people get out of the car the right way.

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Tesla’s wiper controls through its touchscreen have been ruled illegal in Germany after someone crashed their Model 3 while using them and fought a fine and driving ban through the court system.

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While Tesla has scrapped plans to reduce the size of the Cybertruck, Elon Musk now says that the automaker is ‘highly likely’ to make a smaller version of the electric pickup for Europe.

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Tesla is working on a significant expansion of its retail and sales presence, including expansions in new markets, as it expects to achieve massive growth in the second half of the year.

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August 3

Tesla is leading electric car sales and outselling the next 3 biggest electric automakers combined so far in 2020.

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