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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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Today

We’ve known for a while now that Tesla’s new Roadster is not a “priority,” but CEO Elon Musk has now made it clear that it won’t come until 2021.

Once it will be here though, Musk claims it will break the overall Nürburgring record. expand full story

Tesla CEO Elon Musk added some details about the upcoming Tesla Model S “Plaid” wth “7 seats” coming in October/November 2020. expand full story

The Porsche Taycan is out now, and the German automaker is serious about selling it. They released an ad for the electric car — focusing on “electrifying the soul.” expand full story

Tesla Gigafactory 3 has passed an important government inspection needed before it can start production, which is supposed to be imminent. expand full story

Tesla’s testing of new Model S vehicles, including a 3-motor ‘Plaid’ Model S, continues at the Nürburgring racetrack and now a witness says that Tesla already crushed Porsche Taycan’s time. expand full story

September 16

GM’s union employees are currently on strike over a labor negotiation dispute and the automaker is using the promise of electric pickup truck production at a Detroit factory slated to close in 2020. expand full story

CEO Elon Musk says that Tesla is now expanding its service presence and capacity at “max speed” as the global fleet is rapidly growing. expand full story

We get our first look at Tesla V10’s new Netflix, YouTube, and Caraoke apps in action and they look surprisingly refined. expand full story

Volocopter, an electric air taxi startup backed by Daimler, had its urban flight debut during a presentation at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. expand full story

Tesla managed to build a giant building for its Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai in record time, but now it appears to be preparing an expansion ahead of the start of production. expand full story

September 15

Tesla’s V10 software update is starting to make its way to owners in the early access program, and Electrek has obtained the descriptions and imagery.

We are getting our first look at release notes of the version 10 update and all its features.

It’s quite a massive update, so let’s get started… expand full story

September 14

Elon Musk held a call with Tesla employees this week in which he emphasized that Tesla needs to move cars out of the factory faster in order to fix the automaker’s logistic problems.

He made several comparisons to Amazon. expand full story

September 13

Tesla is launching a new commercial solar online portal to order large solar arrays with transparent pricing and a subscription model. expand full story

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s upcoming new battery, Tesla Plaid Powertrain, EVs from Frankfurt, and more.

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Tesla is pulling out the big guns for its end-of-the-quarter push. Electrek has learned that Tesla is authorizing its sales staff to give two years of free Supercharging, and it is discounting inventory vehicles by matching them with cheaper orders. expand full story

We are starting to see more Tesla Model S prototypes at the Nürburgring and now we get a look at one with a fascia equipped with new and bigger air intakes, a strange-looking rear spoiler, and more. expand full story

VW is planning to make a hot-hatch ‘R’ version of the ID.3 with the higher performance delivered by an all-wheel-drive electric powertrain, but it will likely take a while. expand full story

Tesla is making a lot of moves in the battery space lately and now it has added a patent for a new longer-lasting battery cell with better performance and cheaper cost. expand full story

A Model 3 owner credits Tesla’s Automatic Emergency Braking System, an active safety feature powered by Autopilot, for helping to save a police officer on a motorcycle running a red light.

The incident was caught on TeslaCam, Tesla’s integrated dashcam feature. expand full story

September 12

There’s been much debate about the Porsche Taycan’s charging capacity, but it has now become the first car to charge at 270 kW on Electrify America’s network. expand full story

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