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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Yesterday

Tesla has released the first look into its “Crash lab” in Fremont, California, where they developed the Model 3 safety features that led to a top safety rating. expand full story

Tesla is apparently making a new black wheel for Model 3, as a batch of new cars have been spotted with them as they were shipped out of the factory. expand full story

Tesla’s new Smart Summon has been criticized for not being really practical, but a new video shows how it proves to be useful for wheelchair users. expand full story

A new report from China claims that Tesla is rapidly moving to build a “battery factory” in the second phase of its Gigafactory 3 construction in Shanghai. expand full story

Tesla is adding a rare new market to its Powerwall deployment. The home battery pack is now available for installation in Japan. expand full story

Volkswagen is doing one of the most ambitious electric vehicle pushes of any legacy automaker, and yet it isn’t worried about the change affecting its margins. expand full story

Several Tesla Model Y pre-production vehicles with new wheels were spotted on a carrier near Tesla’s Fremont factory ahead of production. expand full story

October 14

Elon Musk announced today that Tesla has a neural network called ‘Deep Rain’ to improve its automatic wiper system, which has been a feature that owners have complained about. expand full story

Tesla Sentry mode keeps proving useful and it just caught more people vandalizing cars – seemingly for no reason. The videos could help find them. expand full story

Electric car startup Uniti has announced the price of its small crowdfunded electric car, the Uniti One, which starts at €17,767 (~$19,600), and updated the specs. expand full story

Porsche has unveiled a new entry-level version of the Taycan, the Taycan 4S, with a new smaller battery pack option and less power. expand full story

Elon Musk gave another hint about the Tesla Pickup truck design, which he now calls ‘Cybertruck’. The CEO says that it looks like ‘an armored personnel carrier from the future.’ expand full story

October 13

Tesla’s air filtration system with “Bioweapon Defense Mode” is proving useful for the owners affected by the current wildfires in California.

Watch an owner using the system while going through a hellish-looking road with scary air quality. expand full story

Tesla is reversing most of its “online sales only” strategy launched earlier this year. The automaker is going to hire more sales and delivery staff, end sales commission for Tesla Advisers, and increase salaries and stock bonuses, according to sources familiar with the matter. expand full story

October 12

Tesla plans to open a new type of retail location called ‘Tesla Centers’ to get around dealership restrictions and try to increase deliveries, according to sources familiar with the matter. expand full story

October 11

Deadmau5, a DJ and music producer, announced that he is getting a Tesla Semi electric truck to turn into a mobile music studio for his 2021 tour. expand full story

Tesla has made a rare update to its interior design options for the Model S. The Cream interior, which is now one of only three options available on Tesla’s flagship sedan, now has a contrasting floor. expand full story

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including some Tesla Pickup truck talk, the Tesla-Panasonic relationship hitting some hardship, the new Chevy Bolt EV 2020, and more.

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Norway is adopting electric cars faster than any other country and it is already affecting gas stations. Some are disappearing and others are slowly reducing their capacity. expand full story

Toyota has unveiled a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the RAV4 for 2021 — showing that it is doing electrification backward, since it used to have an all-electric RAV4 SUV more than a decade ago. expand full story

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